Thursday, November 28, 2013

Black Friday Deals Part 1: Gun Safe Deal At Dicks Sporting Goods

Field and Stream 24 Gun Gun Safe for $399 at Dicks. I bought one. It was in the general range of safes I was looking at and the price was excellent.

In researching these safes I found an interesting tid bit:
Safe threads are always fun, I'll give you the cliffs notes for the next twelve pages:

1> Someone will post that you need to spend $25k on a real safe, everything else is just a big coffee can
2> He'll be plus one'd for a few posts
3> Then someone will post a video of that $25k safe being broken into by a toddler with a toothbrush in 13 milliseconds
4> He'll be plus one'd for a few posts
5> Someone will post that you need to spend $50k on a real safe, everything else is just a big coffee can
6> He'll be plus one'd for a few posts
7> Then someone will post a video of that $50k safe being broken into by a toddler with a toothbrush in 13 milliseconds
8> He'll be plus one'd for a few posts
9> Someone will post that you need to spend $75k on a real safe, everything else is just a big coffee can
10> He'll be plus one'd for a few posts
11> Then someone will post a video of that $75k safe being broken into by a toddler with a toothbrush in 13 milliseconds
12> He'll be plus one'd for a few posts
13> ...  

End quote

I think there is a consideration of the cost of what you're putting into the safe as to what it's worth to protect that stuff. A millionaire with a couple vintage Holland and Holland double's worth 75k each, and a Class III collection who keeps 250k in cash should buy really serious safes. On the other hand Average Joe with an AR, a hunting rifle, a shotgun and a few pistols probably doesn't need to bust the families annual budget to get a safe that will work.

 Given that my goal is to deter smash and grab type burglars it should be sufficient.  A pair of meth heads in a Honda Civic are not going to carry one of these off; especially if it is loaded and bolted to a concrete floor. At the end of the day any safe can be broken into, it's just a question of how inconvenient and time consuming the process will be. Like any other home defense/ security component the goal is to be a hard enough target that the crooks go elsewhere.



4 comments:

Wraith said...

Considering what they pulled after Sandy Hook, I wouldn't give Dick's my business if they were the only source of water in Death Valley at the height of summer.

Theother Ryan said...

Wraith, I presume you're talking that whole canceling the promo Troy AR's thing. Took me a minute to remember. Personally I'm sorry for the few folks who got caught, though they could've purchased an AR in the last 6 months or so, yet not personally offended by it.

S.Lynn said...

I was hoping Dick's had petered out by now and gone out of business due to what they did after Sandy Hook.

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