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    Cheap e cat safes?

    Was thinking about getting my e cat endorsement because i do a lo of pest control work however the price of e cat safes are crazy!!

    Anyone out there have one for sale or can point me in the right direction?

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    Worth spending money on though - don't have $5k worth of guns in a $500 safe...
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    Wasn't there an issue with e cat safes not being certified lately??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 223nut View Post
    Wasn't there an issue with e cat safes not being certified lately??
    The Police seem to be questioning the longstanding practice of getting an engineer to say they believe the safe to meet such and such standard and are wanting to move to the safes actually haveing passed the standard
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    Quote Originally Posted by res View Post
    The Police seem to be questioning the longstanding practice of getting an engineer to say they believe the safe to meet such and such standard and are wanting to move to the safes actually haveing passed the standard
    My cert states it meets the standard not "believe it meets"
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    Sir,
    Thank you for the opportunity to assess the suitability of the Fourteen (14) gun, ProStaff, Sentry Safe
    Model GM-1459, for restricted firearm storage.
    I have examined and assessed the ProStaff, Sentry Safe Model GM-1459 (14 Gun Model), with E-lock and
    key override lock, using BS 3621 and EN 12209: 2003, LA (Master Locksmiths Association) Best Practice
    Guide BS 3621: 2004, and BS EN 1303, and the Arms Regulations 1992 (SR 1992/346) - Steel Safes
    (Regulation 28 (1)(c)).
    This model of safe, (ProStaff, Sentry Safe Model GM-1459) which I examined and assessed meets the
    requirements of the standards as outlined in the New Zealand Arms Regulations 1992 (SR 1992/346) -
    Steel Safes (Regulation 28 (1)(c)).
    This report serves as a Certificate of Compliance with all New Zealand Firearms rules and regulations as
    outlined in Arms Regulations 1992 (SR 1992/346) - Steel Safes (Regulation 28 (1)(c)).

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    My cert states it meets the standard not "believe it meets"
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    Unfortunately that is also the wording on some the police have rejected for new security install inspections, several groups are in contact with police over this. It is unlikely to effect those of us with safes that have been signed off in place by police
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    Watching this thread, also looking for a 16 gun E-cat safe for a reasonable price.

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    Reading an old post from back in 2012 about this very same thing and it pointed out some of the safes are not made out of 6mm as stated, 5.6-5.8mm and the Police were measuring the thickness on inspections and rejecting the under sized units.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mathias View Post
    Reading an old post from back in 2012 about this very same thing and it pointed out some of the safes are not made out of 6mm as stated, 5.6-5.8mm and the Police were measuring the thickness on inspections and rejecting the under sized units.

    And again safes do not need to be made out of 6mm anything, they are safes and come under a different regulation but if you make a box of Stout and secure construction then it must be 6mm or equivalent (from memory)

    So if police or vetters are doing this then they don't understand the regulations either, but then that's nothing new either.

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    Thats not quite right, nothing in the Firearms regs states what the safe/box/cabinet must be made from. The pistolnz advice, from the police website https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/def...nts-pol67n.pdf

    states that a steel safe must be certified by a regsitered engineer to meet the requirments of the steel box/cabinet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickoli View Post
    Worth spending money on though - don't have $5k worth of guns in a $500 safe...
    This.

    Keep an eye out on TM for old bank safes but don't go for the cheapest option, go for the safe that is suitable for storing your firearms.

    Most gunshops have them, the pricing is pretty similar amongst them all, your local Hunting & Fishing shop would probably be the cheapest option when you add the cost of shipping, as they're bloody heavy !

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    Buy a two tonne ex bank safe, and leave it on the trailer in the shed for a couple of weeks while you work out how to get it off.
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    Easy to get off the trailer. Bloody hard to stand back up and then move into correct position...
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    Just my opinion but if you have said guns they aren't $5 worth
    Is in not worth protecting them? I mean we buy 3k scopes what's 2 on a big safe
    And having been thu a fire I would be putting more into a fire proof one

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    You wont ever catch me spending 2 k on a safe let alone 1k
    Something solid and well mounted for as cheap as possible IMO I pay enough in insurance not to worry.... Too much....
    If someone wants to steal from you then they most likely will...

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