Anyone have experience with Liberty safe?

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Thinking about doing something similar to this myself. After buying a few safes I started inspecting them. The liberty I have has nothing behind the hinges for fire protection And if you ever take off the door cover and look at the locking assembly its very cheaply made. The locking bolts are connected to thin metal. It wouldn't take much to break them off. Most gun safes are alot of false advertisement imo.. I'm thinking about buying 10 guage metal and making a big box that I can put the safe in and lining it with ceramic. I think that would help tremendously over just a box with drywall for fire protection. After doing alot of research you find out that most firearm's burn up in most safes if it's a bad fire.

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Yeah, most homeowner grade "safes" are basically junk. I was told with a power drill and a large flat tip screwdriver a 8 year old could get in through the door in about 5 minutes. Also the key backup on most electronic safe locks is very easy to pick.
From a strictly technical standpoint, most gun safes aren't even classified as safes, but as residential security containers. A category only slightly higher than those cheap sheet metal cabinets with a chintzy lock in the handle.
 

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I have the office model safe from liberty. It’s a midget version of one of the big boys. It came with the electronic lock but I had it changed out to the mechanical one. In my mind, I thought the mechanical lock was more secure. I now regret my decision. Lol. It’s a quality safe for what it is. The safe probably won’t survive the house burning down, but it at least will keep out “smash and grab” thief’s.
 

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I have a Liberty Fat boy, I have it stuffed full. 800.lbs Behemoth! Excellent safe!

Now I'm looking for a quality fire rated ammo safe.
 

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Thinking about doing something similar to this myself. After buying a few safes I started inspecting them. The liberty I have has nothing behind the hinges for fire protection And if you ever take off the door cover and look at the locking assembly its very cheaply made. The locking bolts are connected to thin metal. It wouldn't take much to break them off. Most gun safes are alot of false advertisement imo.. I'm thinking about buying 10 guage metal and making a big box that I can put the safe in and lining it with ceramic. I think that would help tremendously over just a box with drywall for fire protection. After doing alot of research you find out that most firearm's burn up in most safes if it's a bad fire.

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I noticed that back when I was shopping for safes. I bought one from Jeff Johnson (Johnson Safe Co.) out of Zionsville. It's one of his JS series safes so it's 1/4" plate door and 10gauge body but I didn't have to wait for it to be built so I wasn't being picky. Has been fantastic for as long as I've had it but one day I'd like to build a vault room. If I ever build a house I'll have one built in the basement with reinforced cinderblock, otherwise I'll have to get creative in converting a room, we'll see.
 

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I have a Colonial 23 with electronic lock that I got from Blythe's in Griffith about 4 years ago. It's the only safe I have ever owned and have been very happy with it.
Have 23' Centurion from the same store. Think I've had it about a dozen years. It's done well for me.
 
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