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    Home Made Safe

    Hello again, this is my second post.
    Reading the safes/ gun racks thread, along with the Police station gun theft thread got me to thinking. A friend of mine decided to make/have made, a secure walk in gun safe in his house. He had a contractor drill into the basement foundation of his house to insert reinforcement bar into it. He then used cement block over the rebars and built walls to make the walk in safe. Smaller safes can be made, ones that resemble the size of a steel safe but a lot less expensive. Numerous rebars were used vertically and horizontally as well as steel mesh cemented between the blocks. The hollow blocks were filled with concrete. A thick steel plate was used for the roof and well secured into the walls. He also added a very secure steel door. Inside are racks and a very good dehumidifier system with an alarm if the humidity gets low, very important since this is in the basement sitting on the houses's concrete slab, below ground. The same thing could be made by the average guy with easily bought materials. The roof can also be made with poured concrete with rebar and mesh. Or, simply buy a steel safe or two or three. What are your thoughts?

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    Nice having a walk in safe, strongroom, even a potential panic room. That way you can enjoy your gun collection without spending 20mins extricating them from their tight confinement in the safe.

    I'd look at the police web site and look at the storage standards for B cat (or E cat - no longer existing license class) firearms and you'll not go wrong.
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    An approved gun safe , fixed to the building in the approved manner , is the most appropriate way for most people to store their firearms. It is a little difficult to justify building a strongroom if you only have one forearm, and impossible to do if you live in a rented property.

    The storage requirements are well documented on the NZ Police website.
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    shit i thought OP was talkin about donald trumps bedroom.!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tailfeathers View Post
    Hello again, this is my second post.
    Reading the safes/ gun racks thread, along with the Police station gun theft thread got me to thinking. A friend of mine decided to make/have made, a secure walk in gun safe in his house. He had a contractor drill into the basement foundation of his house to insert reinforcement bar into it. He then used cement block over the rebars and built walls to make the walk in safe. Smaller safes can be made, ones that resemble the size of a steel safe but a lot less expensive. Numerous rebars were used vertically and horizontally as well as steel mesh cemented between the blocks. The hollow blocks were filled with concrete. A thick steel plate was used for the roof and well secured into the walls. He also added a very secure steel door. Inside are racks and a very good dehumidifier system with an alarm if the humidity gets low, very important since this is in the basement sitting on the houses's concrete slab, below ground. The same thing could be made by the average guy with easily bought materials. The roof can also be made with poured concrete with rebar and mesh. Or, simply buy a steel safe or two or three. What are your thoughts?
    A walk in strong room is the ultimate. I know two blokes who have them. The door was the biggest problem. The way that you have described building the room with concrete blocks is a very simple good idea. There have been so many burglaries here in Canterbury lately we might all end up building strong rooms
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    A walk in strong room is the ultimate. I know two blokes who have them. The door was the biggest problem. The way that you have described building the room with concrete blocks is a very simple good idea. There have been so many burglaries here in Canterbury lately we might all end up building strong rooms
    If you make it your bedroom you are allowed to sleep with your gun.
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    Hey @muzza I’ve got four forearms do you think that justifies building a strong room
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Hey @muzza Iíve got four forearms do you think that justifies building a strong room
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    No calamari I eat enough of the stuff
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    Hey @muzza I’ve got four forearms do you think that justifies building a strong room
    Depends how strong your quadruple quadrupeds are , brother. Does your missus have 4 breasts to accommodate your affliction?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moa Hunter View Post
    A walk in strong room is the ultimate. I know two blokes who have them. The door was the biggest problem. The way that you have described building the room with concrete blocks is a very simple good idea. There have been so many burglaries here in Canterbury lately we might all end up building strong rooms
    Nothing like walking into your strongroom and seeing all your “investments” lined up��

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    Thanks for creating such a beautiful input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Hey @muzza I’ve got four forearms do you think that justifies building a strong room
    Yes. Because anything that you dont use on a daily basis, that is worth stealing can also be secured in there to keep the low life scum from making it theirs. Fishing rods,Motorcycle parts, Power tools, (especially ones you could use to get into the room itself such as jack hammers and concrete cutters.

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    two layers of 18mm mdf cover sheets with reinforcing mesh in between is all that you need.
    Windows and doors are a bit different. I built one for a guy once and had to look all that shit up.
    BUT, get it from your arms officer first, there is a police paper with standards on it.
    Use enough gun

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    Old thread guys.

    And who revives it saying "Thanks for creating such a beautiful input.". WTF? Sounds dodgy to me.
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