I sold a large gun safe when I left Canada. The guy that bought it came with a friend and slings and had it in their truck in 15 minutes. They did take the doors off first, but I don’t think that made all that much difference.
1- Don’t advertise what you have in terms of wealth or security.
2- Safes should be bolted to the floor or wall.
3- Weapons should be accessible by you at all times.
(Less than 10 seconds, preferably 5)
4- Practice, practice, practice
(point shooting practice can be done w an empty weapon, in your home)
The guy that bought it came with a friend and slings and had it in their truck in 15 minutes.....
A safe is meant to be bolted down. No safe even a bank safe can stop someone who has enough time and equipment. If you are out and away for a few hours your safe can protect your valuables. The bigger the safe the heavier and harder to move. Mine is nearly 6 feet tall. It was not terribly difficult to get into the basement but will be much, much more difficult to get out. It is much better to have the safe than have valuable jewelery lying around on top of a dresser. It is a wonderful place to keep ammo and precious metals.
Safes only work if you are prepared to protect them from intruders. If you aren’t armed don’t bother with a safe, you want the robbers out of the house as quickly as possible hoping that they won’t shoot you. The less time they spend around you, the easier it is for them to get what they want the less likely they will kill you.
Don’t bother getting a safe until after you have armed yourself and have practiced regularly at the range at least a couple of times a month for 6 to 12 months. Feel really comfortable carrying and shooting.
If somebody forcibly enters your house they deserve the death penalty, give them what they deserve. It sounds harsh but to me a robbers life is not worth much. They deserve whatever bad happens to them.
If more people were armed and armed robbery were more hazardous we would have much less of it.
It took me about a year to feel comfortable carrying ALL the time, now I feel uncomfortable when I’m not.