Video- How to Move a Gun Safe

Scott Mayer sent us this video from SHOT Show 2016. In the past, we have used professional safe movers who have something called a crawler. Which I always just called, “The Robot”. In that case, they were moving government vaults and safes made around the turn of the last century. So they tend to be filled with concrete and lots of Iron. It’s nothing to see those old safe’s topping 4000lbs.


How to move a safe SHOT 2016 from on Vimeo.

But modern gun safes tend to be lighter with more thought going into defeating attacks by design. As opposed to brute force or mass. But it makes me wonder, how much weight can this contraption move?



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  • Freeze

    I want one of those. Don’t really need it but I still want one.

    • Scott Mayer

      Me too. I have no use for it, but I want one.

    • Freeze is our resident Bob Villa. He has a tool for every job.


  • Brennen Munro

    Maybe if the company that I inquired about delivering a new safe for me had one of these, then they would not have quoted me the obscene price that they did! We have decided to just build a walk in closet style room to house the safe and my shooting accouterments and just keep everything out of sight.

    • Scott Mayer

      Or you can build a hardened walk in closet and make it a safe/safe room.

    • Typically around here, it’s $200 for one-way shipping. Including the use of the “robot”. –Marky

  • Outlaw

    I didn’t have the steps to navigate but I used a piece of 3/4 plywood and cut 24″ sections of heavy (electrical) 3/4″ plastic conduit. We put the conduit down on the plywood and rolled the safe on them pulling the last one out and placing it next in line. Myself and two friends moved a Liberty Fat Boy Junior without too much hassle this way but again I had no elevation changes to deal with.

  • Outlaw

    I agree with the other posters though I am also a tool nerd and want one of those dollies!

  • newtleons

    Be aware that if the dolly is loaded and rolled on carpet the rollers will cause it to stretch and create a wave effect and you will not like the aftereffects. The best bet is to lay down plywood or masonite to roll the dolly on. Good luck