Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 19
Like Tree49Likes

Thread: Dont be That Guy; protect what is yours

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2005
    south charleston, wv
    White's V3i, White's DFX 300, Garrett Infinium PI, Fisher CZ6A, Garrett Deepseeker ADS
    465
    132 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Don't be That Guy; protect what is yours

    I have a friend who had a good WV firearm collection (massive), having inherited several valuable and rare firearms from his family members. One break-in later he had nothing. Many of us work hard to acquire other forms of treasure. I had put off the acquisition of a safe until today....found this one used, for $1500.00, 45 c.f., and double fireproofed. Two strong, knowledgeable men loaded and delivered the safe using my utility trailer....smooth as silk!

    Please don't put this purchase off for sometime in the future. My friend waited 1 day too long!Click image for larger version. 

Name:	liberty safe 45.jpg 
Views:	97 
Size:	99.8 KB 
ID:	1300421
    Last edited by chirper97; Apr 18, 2016 at 08:33 AM.
    Nitric, Pinball, austin and 7 others like this.
    The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
    Ex animo

  2. #2
    kcm
    kcm is offline
    us
    Feb 2016
    NW Minnesota
    Tesoro Silver uMax
    5,771
    7025 times
    What "would" be funny (if it weren't so sad) is, I have a neighbor that bought a gun safe soon after hooking up with this woman and her 2 young sons. Instead of keeping the safe closed/locked, they just leave the guns AND ammo in the thing right in the Living Room!

    ...I "do" hope there are brighter people than my neighbor out there!
    chirper97 and Honest Samuel like this.

  3. #3
    us
    Dec 2014
    Ashland, Ohio
    Garrett AT Pro
    287
    328 times
    Metal Detecting
    You are so correct chirper97. My brother had his door kicked in and his guns and a small fire safe stolen. The police did contact him a couple of years later to let him know they had found his Ruger 44 Mag Blackhawk outside of a bar...he got it back fully loaded. The one he misses the most was a 12 ga that he got as a Christmas gift from our Mom and Dad when he was 16. He now has a huge safe in his basement. I can't imagine kicking in someones door to steal stuff...they will kick in the wrong door sometime and be on the wrong end of someones gun.
    chirper97, T.C. and coinman123 like this.

  4. #4
    us
    Jul 2012
    San Antonio, Texas
    Garrett 250
    5,361
    3491 times
    Research/Limited field work
    Good advice. Hope people with valuable property listen to you...
    chirper97, T.C. and Honest Samuel like this.

  5. #5
    us
    Feb 2013
    Indiana
    Minelab Safari/Fisher F2/Minelab go-find 40/Garrett pro point
    305
    159 times
    Metal Detecting
    I'm a big fan of the DVR based home security camera systems. I have one set up at home now. It has 4 cams that cover the exterior perimeter of my house and records any motion to the hard drive. I can go back in and look at anything that has moved around my house for the past months, it's great. Also have it set up to monitor remotely, so I can see what is happening from my work computer or my phone. Night vision via infrared lighting works exceptionally well. Aside from the security aspect it's also nice to see when the mail lady pulls up the drive to bring a package. Cameras keep people honest. If the red night vision LEDs don't scare an intruder off I'm still prepared for that kick to the door, and when the cops arrive I can show them exactly what took place with the click of a button.
    kcm, T.C., Papalittle and 2 others like this.

  6. #6

    May 2012
    Kalamity Falls, Orygun
    Whites M6
    1,468
    1918 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    A good alarm system helps.
    chirper97 likes this.

  7. #7
    Charter Member
    us
    Oct 2010
    Northern California
    MineLab SE, Excaliber 1000, Sovereign, White's SpectrumXLT
    789
    563 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    It would not be a bad idea to bolt that safe down, 3 fully loaded gun safes were stolen a few years back here in town.
    chirper97, T.C. and Honest Samuel like this.

  8. #8
    us
    Brian Little

    Apr 2013
    Hardy, Nebraska
    Teknetics Eurotek Pro, Fisher F2, Garrett Ace 250 Teknetics Delta4000
    399
    264 times
    Metal Detecting
    Quote Originally Posted by dirtwizard View Post
    I'm a big fan of the DVR based home security camera systems. I have one set up at home now. It has 4 cams that cover the exterior perimeter of my house and records any motion to the hard drive. I can go back in and look at anything that has moved around my house for the past months, it's great. Also have it set up to monitor remotely, so I can see what is happening from my work computer or my phone. Night vision via infrared lighting works exceptionally well. Aside from the security aspect it's also nice to see when the mail lady pulls up the drive to bring a package. Cameras keep people honest. If the red night vision LEDs don't scare an intruder off I'm still prepared for that kick to the door, and when the cops arrive I can show them exactly what took place with the click of a button.

    I've got 9 cameras outside and 4 inside..every foot of my large property is covered. Also have aslarm system that can monitor 99 zones and will auto call me if alarm goes off.

  9. #9

    Jun 2007
    Minnesota
    Tiger Shark, Xterra 705
    3,974
    2894 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    I met my burglar as I slowed to pull into my driveway and he was wheeling my stuff (in my suitcase) down the road. He had scaled a screen porch, cut the screens, and broken out the window on a locked door to get in. It was terrifying to think of that had I arrived home just a few minutes earlier I would have met him in the drive or house. As it was he dropped most of what he was carrying, including my computer cpu and took off running. I lost all my jewelry and DVD player but that was pretty much it.

    So, get a security system, get a safe and don't leave anything of value in the master bedroom, since this is where they usually start looking. Kitchen, basement, laundry room are better hiding spots but if they have time they will hit those too
    chirper97 likes this.
    I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it”

    Thomas Jefferson

  10. #10
    us
    Jul 2013
    OC, Calif
    Whites Surf PI & Whites DFX
    510
    713 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Honorable Mentions (1)
    I had a friend years ago that put a safe in his kitchen. It was made to look like his dishwasher.
    Guns should always be locked up. Mine are in a safe as well.
    chirper97 and Honest Samuel like this.

  11. #11
    us
    Joe

    Jan 2014
    Virginia
    Fisher f75/1270/1266x/Radio Shack Treasure tracker/
    4,031
    2953 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    sorry to hear about what happened to your friend. Good to get one that bolts to the floor too
    chirper97 and Honest Samuel like this.

  12. #12
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2005
    south charleston, wv
    White's V3i, White's DFX 300, Garrett Infinium PI, Fisher CZ6A, Garrett Deepseeker ADS
    465
    132 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by DigIron2 View Post
    sorry to hear about what happened to your friend. Good to get one that bolts to the floor too
    https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    http://smile.amazon.com/The-Hillman-...ilpage_o00_s00
    The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
    Ex animo

  13. #13
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2016
    Port Huron MI
    2 Fisher CZ-21's 8 and 10" coils Tesoro Tiger Shark 8 and 10" coils (Interchangeable) Minelab E-Trac with Sun Ray Probe
    3,657
    8218 times
    Beach and Shallow Water Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Honorable Mentions (3)
    Quote Originally Posted by TommyB View Post
    I had a friend years ago that put a safe in his kitchen. It was made to look like his dishwasher.
    Guns should always be locked up. Mine are in a safe as well.
    Guns should be locked up? So if you are victim to a home invasion, you can ask the intruder to allow you to open your safe? I have my pistol readily available but out of site. It is fully loaded and I won't hesitate to use it. I agree if you have numerous guns to have most of them locked up and unloaded. However, I will have one ready for any situation and hope I will be able to use it.
    chirper97, RGINN and Honest Samuel like this.
    Please leave a ring after the beep. Thank You.

    ****Always be yourself. The people that matter don't mind, and the people that mind just don't matter. ****

  14. #14
    Charter Member
    us
    Mar 2005
    south charleston, wv
    White's V3i, White's DFX 300, Garrett Infinium PI, Fisher CZ6A, Garrett Deepseeker ADS
    465
    132 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Quote Originally Posted by ScubaDetector View Post
    Guns should be locked up? So if you are victim to a home invasion, you can ask the intruder to allow you to open your safe? I have my pistol readily available but out of site. It is fully loaded and I won't hesitate to use it. I agree if you have numerous guns to have most of them locked up and unloaded. However, I will have one ready for any situation and hope I will be able to use it.
    You won't get any disagreement here.
    Honest Samuel likes this.
    The alchemists in their search for gold discovered many other things of greater value.
    Ex animo

  15. #15
    us
    Feb 2011
    Lakeland, Florida
    458
    696 times
    If they want it they will get it. And sometimes what they take boggles the mind.
    Case in point. I went out this morning to pick up the paper, and see the driver's door open on my pick up.
    Center console and glove box contents scattered through out the interior and out on the ground.

    What did they take? My GPS, and my ratty old work jacket and a pair of work gloves. They left the brand new battery jump pack.

    Figure they'll pawn the GPS, but what the heck would they want with a welding splattered/holed, stained jacket and a pair of old work gloves?
    RGINN and Honest Samuel like this.
    The Scarecrow sees all and tells none.

 

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Remove Ads

Home | Forum | Active Topics | What's New

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. What is the best way to protect the Minelab GT?
    By Sir Gala Clad in forum Beach and Shallow Water
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Apr 15, 2013, 06:32 AM
  2. Protect the environment
    By koleso in forum My Daily Snapshot
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Oct 07, 2011, 11:37 PM
  3. Protect yourself
    By spartacus53 in forum Everything Else
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: May 15, 2011, 06:17 AM
  4. Protect your nose !...and maybe everything else
    By itmaiden in forum Shipwrecks
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Apr 16, 2010, 07:17 AM
  5. Do I need to protect this one
    By JimmyT in forum Stamp Collecting
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: May 02, 2009, 06:32 PM

Tags for this Thread

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0