Does your Safe do this?

Does your Safe do this?

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    Does your Safe do this?

    Something I noticed about my safe. Lets say the last number is zero. Instead of spinning the dial around a couple of times like I usually do I turned it to left to say 40 then slowly turned it back to the last number.
    And opened the safe.
    Try it with your safe and let me know if that happens to you.
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    last # [0]--turn to the left [ not all the way back to [0]then turn it back to your last #. Does your safe open?


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    See, this is why I keep all my valuables under a loose floor board under the living room rug.

    To answer your question, mine does not do that. Neither does the padlock thats on my fence. Weird though....a good thing to check for. A two digit combo isnt nearly as effective as a 3+ digit. Thanks for the heads up anyway

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    Mines digital with a key back-up

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    Mines a fully digital, no key and if someone enters 3 wrong combinations the pad locks out for 30 min so it is virtually break-in proof.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F350 View Post
    Mines a fully digital, no key and if someone enters 3 wrong combinations the pad locks out for 30 min so it is virtually break-in proof.
    Mine does this as well. I don't think its break in proof but someone would have to have a while to make it happen and by then the police would have been notified and be on scene!

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    Quote Originally Posted by F350 View Post
    Mines a fully digital, no key and if someone enters 3 wrong combinations the pad locks out for 30 min so it is virtually break-in proof.
    Man, I'd hate to be trying to get my gun out of that safe, with someone kicking in the front door, in the dark and half asleep. Hit the wrong combo 3 times and have to wait 30 minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Man, I'd hate to be trying to get my gun out of that safe, with someone kicking in the front door, in the dark and half asleep. Hit the wrong combo 3 times and have to wait 30 minutes.
    This is the reason I sleep with my glock 17 and two happy sticks close by!

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    Nope, mine does not. Additionally, you should always tumble at least four complete turns in both directions when locking.


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    Mine is so old that it can hardly be opened unless you know the secret, beyond the combination. It's been that way for years, the secret doesn't change. It can't be opened by a man thats a jerk. Oh, that was insensitive I guess.
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    Who else is going to know this anyway? It's kind of like those true crimes shows on TV these days....pretty much telling a would be criminal how to do the best job. You just announced your security concern to the whole world. IMO.........you may have compromised others' as well. Please refrain from naming the safe brand or model specifically.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Man, I'd hate to be trying to get my gun out of that safe, with someone kicking in the front door, in the dark and half asleep. Hit the wrong combo 3 times and have to wait 30 minutes.
    Thzt why i attached an OWB holster to the inside door and leave safe open when i go to bed. Poster pics before
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    simply put...nope...but not all of my guns live in a safe either, i think, in my opinion, no matter how fast you can spin a dial or punch a pad, when seconds count, if your under pressure, point n bang seems a lot simpler.... if 46 rounds, of 40 cal, and 12 rounds of 00 buck cannot buy me time to get the safe open, i am in some deep doo doo !!!!!
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    My safe is biometric with a key nearby. Given we live in a four story home I've got time to get the safe open by either method. With young kids at home I do not have the luxury of keeping my weapons outside the safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram25 View Post
    Man, I'd hate to be trying to get my gun out of that safe, with someone kicking in the front door, in the dark and half asleep. Hit the wrong combo 3 times and have to wait 30 minutes.
    Take my word on it.......... They ain't ALL in there (wife has her S&W 642 with Crimson trace grips on her side; I have Para-Ordnance P-14 .45, Grendel .380 and 1100 riot-gun with tube extension and Surefire light on my side) just the "extras" are in the safe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    Mine does this as well. I don't think its break in proof but someone would have to have a while to make it happen and by then the police would have been notified and be on scene!

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    1,000,000 possible combos and you can only enter 3 per 30 min, you ain't got the time; it's bolted to the floor in a corner so a torch is the only real option; and there 6 1# cans of FFFg stored at strategic locations along exposed side and front, have at it.

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