Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick has been only been shooting for the past 3 years but found his passion through competitive shooting. USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.


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  • JaxD

    Great CTD advertorial.

  • Andrew

    Honestly kind of poory organized IMO.

    I think there is certainly a break even point of sorts. Safes are expensive, big safes are more expensive, and big good safes are really really expensive. You have to understand your needs in order to figure out how long is wise for you to save for the safe you need. What is the purpose of your safe? To keep kids out? To protect from fire? To protect your valuables from theft? Each of these have different purposes.

    It does not take an awesome safe to keep children away from firearms, and this of course can be a big issue if you feel like you need a safe to keep your children safe. Fire of course may be a big issue, but again most safes protect from fire to some degree. So you have to figure out how much fire protection you actually need. From my research it seems most of the costs added to safes comes from adding steel to the safe as well as more advanced locking mechanisms to keep thieves out.

    To what degree do you need to keep thieves out? Depends on the value of your collection, but also how replaceable your collection is. AR15s are generally a dime a dozen, if your silencers get stolen…good luck have fun.

    Safes are certainly important, but insurance on your firearms may be just as valuable of an investment.

    • gunslinger

      exactly. risk vs reward.

  • anonymous

    With apologies, but I can’t bring myself to navigate to, drive traffic towards or purchase from the vendor in question here, given their disgraceful price gouging history. I would like to read some on this topic, but please, in the future have some standards about where to drive internet traffic. It cheapens TFB and the good work it does to link to unethical businesses.

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      Enlighten me please. What specifically are you referring to?

    • http://www.thefirearmblog.com/ Phil W “Senior Writer TFB”

      I certainly remember and most likely won’t forget the gouging. Call it for informational purposes only.

  • Mark

    Cheaper Than Dirt? Not even once.

    I’ll never forget the $99 metal GI magazines. Image below.
    http://ontheoutside.co/news/goodbye-cheaper-than-dirt/attachment/nn50dfd5a4/

    • avconsumer2

      More like, treating customers like dirt.

  • sianmink

    Between the price gouging and that blog article a while back that advocated wedging your finger behind the trigger for re-holstering, I don’t think CTD or its blog carries a lot of credit around these parts lately.

  • gunslinger

    Shooters log? don’t you mean CTD?

  • maverickps

    Why you would ever link to a site for cheaper than dirt is beyond me. don’t you remember their abysmal behavior as a company after sandy hook?