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How safe do you THINK your guns are?

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I am one of yall too, but just something to think about.
I have mine in a safe. with 1 on the night stand.
If your house were to burn how do you think your firearms would do? I still think mine would suffer as the temp in the safe can reach temps that are harmful to firearms. At what temp do Glocks melt? just a little something to think about.
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Most quality safes are rated at 1200 degrees for a certain time period...say 90 min to 2 hrs...most houses are long gone at that temp....Obviously the lining in these safes makes them heavier to move and more expensive.

Buy the best safe you possibly can....Unfortunately most Ins companies want an arm and a leg for their firearms riders...and $2500 would not even get started good for me.

Most Ins Co also want you to provide them with an itemized list of all items and serial numbers to them....something I'm not willing to do

My 2 cents
Good Luck talking to Ins salesman....He just sells the stuff...its the ins adjusters that screw you over later if you have a claim
If you ever have a claim...its the adjuster you deal with...not the salesman....
That's why I've chosen to not insure my guns...I've never looked into what the NRA would offer...but $1000 you get with a std membership doesn't even cover the cost of a good 1911 these days.

BTW....Glocks and other Polymers (XD's XDMs, M&Ps Sigma's) are not the only ones suspect to problems...Any firearm all steel or otherwise...exposed to 1000 degree heat or so will be ruined...They will warp and be useless...so don't think if you don't have any polymer guns that you are OK...Them big massive all metal Rugers will warp in severe heat as well.

Best advice I know of is store firearms in a fire rated safe and keep them in more than one location.

This might be another reason why you wanna have a couple grab bags ready to go as well...I've had to clean out my house under duress before because a house 2 doors down was totally engulfed....

Things get "interesting" when the fire chief comes to your house and says....Hey...we might not get this thing under control....anything you value...load it now!

The time to prepare for such an occassion is obviously...NOW

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I spoke to fire chief when they were fighting the blaze 2 doors down.

I told him how much ammo and primers and powder I had....His reply...no big deal.

Powder, primers, ammo are propellants...not explosives

A good approach is to have a seperate safe to store your powder and primers in.

I agree with bigsig...better buy the biggest mutha you can find to begin with
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