Glass gun safes fronted. Thoughts ?

Rasputin

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As above will shortly be moving into my first owned house and have one room spare which I am going to turn into my man cave. I have always coveted a Glass fronted gun safe but the sensible part of me thinks that whilst it would look nice for the cost and fact guns always on show may probably not be worth it. What are other peoples thoughts? Does anyone have one?
 

Woodsmoke

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As long as you meet the security requirements then you can have your guns hanging on the wall if you so desire.

If you've met those requirements, then why not if it's what you want? :thumb:
 

Uncle Norm

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As Woodsmoke said, its achievable. You would most likely need to create a strong-room akin to minor armoury standard. Creating a strong-room could have implications for door, window, walls, ceiling and floor, depending upon construction/position within your house.
Probably rather expensive. Have a look at the Home Office security guidance and have a chat with your local firearms licensing unit, before making a decision.
 

Markfox

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It can be done as in you could have a large gun cabinet with a glass insert in the door so you can see inside

the safe would have to be upto gun safe standard and the glass would have to be an armoured / bullet proof sheet of glass for security of the cabinet unless the room it's kept in had extra security like a strong steel door , gun room standard etc in which case you could probably just use normal toughened glass

Eley in Birmingham did exactley this in there reception as the public / visitors pass thru they have a very very big custom built gun safe with bullet proof glass on the front and sides with lights in as a presentation piece all the shotguns are licenced and working and worth a small fortune perdey , Holland and Holland etc



so yes it can be done
 
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Woodsmoke

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the safe would have to be upto gun safe standard and the glass would have to be an armoured / bullet proof sheet of glass
Not necessarily, I'm sure? If the guns were to be secured to the fabric of the building with steel cable through the trigger guards (for example), and the room access secured (no windows, one secure entry door, for instance) then that would be sufficient to pass muster, I'd imagine. Most of the gunshops I visit have racks of guns (out of sight of the main windows, of course), but all secured with steel cable and a padlock, and one main entry door to the shop.

It needn't cost a fortune. However, best thing would be to have a chat with your local department guys. At the end of the day, if you can make them happy you're onto a winner :thumb:
 

bobjs

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I have one here with a steel bar that runs across the centre of the guns (14) and the glass is normal glass,

normal door on the room

the room is alarmed and has cctv. other than that all ok with the boss.

bob.
 

Rasputin

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Was thinking something like this. They seem to be ASTRONOMICALLY expensive though all things considered. I am not sure how they can justify the £5k+ price tag.... It was the same with gun drawers for the car.

After all my initial idea was to buy a large cabinet then have the door replaced with one containing security glass such as this. I sent a few emails to the fabricators and see what they come up with.

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Eddie P

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Was thinking something like this. They seem to be ASTRONOMICALLY expensive though all things considered. I am not sure how they can justify the £5k+ price tag.... It was the same with gun drawers for the car.

After all my initial idea was to buy a large cabinet then have the door replaced with one containing security glass such as this. I sent a few emails to the fabricators and see what they come up with.

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If you can get the right glass I don't see any reason it can't be added to a normal cabinet, but it wouldn't look great due to lock position etc.

Good luch with the venture.
 

Markfox

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Not necessarily, I'm sure? If the guns were to be secured to the fabric of the building with steel cable through the trigger guards (for example), and the room access secured (no windows, one secure entry door, for instance) then that would be sufficient to pass muster, I'd imagine. Most of the gunshops I visit have racks of guns (out of sight of the main windows, of course), but all secured with steel cable and a padlock, and one main entry door to the shop.

It needn't cost a fortune. However, best thing would be to have a chat with your local department guys. At the end of the day, if you can make them happy you're onto a winner :thumb:

You are correct , edited my post with a bit more information
 

Pheasant Feeder

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Worth bearing in mind, that with a glass fronted cabinet, the wife can see how many guns you've got and you won't be able to sneak new acquisitions in when she's out :eek: :oops:
 

Pedro

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I like to look at my guns. I think one of the reasons for buying a gun, if we are totally honest with ourselves, is that we like the look of it. (other considerations, such as function, fit and suitability for the sport you want to engage in are available). So when I am in my man cave (AKA the box bedroom), I might sit and stare at a particular rifle or gun and admire it's lines.

But how many other people will want to stare at my guns is another point. Someone else who is into shooting will happily sit while I show off my clobber. Once. But to most other people, your guns will be as interesting as the rubbish bin. Functional, but that's all.

So unless you've got a fine pair of Purdys and an exotic rifle or two, I have to ask if the bother of having your guns on display is worth it. Might as well just get the old AYA Yeoman out now and again, stroke it a bit and pop it back in. (No euphemism intended).
 

Rasputin

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Worth bearing in mind, that with a glass fronted cabinet, the wife can see how many guns you've got and you won't be able to sneak new acquisitions in when she's out :eek: :oops:
Precisely why I will never have a wife. That and my love of cars, motorbikes, watches and flying makes it just seem like a wife would be a and huge and unnecessary extravagance :D
 

Rasputin

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I like to look at my guns. I think one of the reasons for buying a gun, if we are totally honest with ourselves, is that we like the look of it. (other considerations, such as function, fit and suitability for the sport you want to engage in are available). So when I am in my man cave (AKA the box bedroom), I might sit and stare at a particular rifle or gun and admire it's lines.

But how many other people will want to stare at my guns is another point. Someone else who is into shooting will happily sit while I show off my clobber. Once. But to most other people, your guns will be as interesting as the rubbish bin. Functional, but that's all.

So unless you've got a fine pair of Purdys and an exotic rifle or two, I have to ask if the bother of having your guns on display is worth it. Might as well just get the old AYA Yeoman out now and again, stroke it a bit and pop it back in. (No euphemism intended).
I do!
 

Rasputin

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Then the answer might be to get a glass door cabinet from these people, http://thebespokeguncabinetcompany.co.uk/gun_cabinets/glass_wardrobe_gun_cabinet.php
Sadly I don't really but I do some nice pieces. Well nice to me anyway. I saw their website and quite frankly don't understand how they can charge so much if I am honest. Seems like basically because it's shooting related they whack the prices up on account of us all being landed gentry.

I spoke to to a metal fabrication company today will let you know what they say.
 

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