I use this in my car. Fits neatly under the seat. Quick access. Sturdy, and can be tied right to the seat rails. Price isnt too steep either.
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Can anyone recommend a good lock box for the car?
I am finding tons of them online. Of course, most of them seem to have reviews like "the box was made of 21 gauge steel -- hardly enough!" or "this or that crucial part was made of plastic!" Of course, when I found a box with all-steel, 18 gauge construction, one review reads: "I was able to break into this lock box within 10 seconds! What a disappointment!"
I don't like throwing money away at garbage, no matter how cheap it may be, but I'm also looking for something affordable. If you've got any thoughts, please let me know!
I use a Center of Mass safe in my truck...easily hidden and secure. I only use it for short periods of time.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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Realistically speaking, a lock box is not going to stop a determined thief. Nor is it going to stop a thief with the proper tools.
It is really most effective against a simple smash and grab. I think mine is a Center of Mass, but I forget. Its still more secure than a glove box.
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I use a Bulldog safe. They come in two parts - an outer metal shield of sorts and then the actual key-locked safe box that goes inside of the shield. Box and shield become one when the box is locked. I currently have it bolted to the floorboard under the seat of my truck (bolts provided with the safe), but it also comes with a decent length cable that you can wrap around something in the car and lock with a masterlock or what have you. Works for me, cost about $30. I'm sure they have different sizes, but the one I bought only holds my LC9.
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I use a gunvault. Nano I believe is the size. It fits my lc9 and sw 442 perfectly. It has a cable and I keep it under my seat. I also use it when i am staying in a hotel, traveling, etc. Won't stop a determined thief with the right tools and time, but it is made well. Think it was $25 on Amazon.
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I think the Center of Mass, Cabelas and Gunvault Nano safes are the same thing. As mentioned earlier, they won't stop a determined thief, but if should deter a smash and grab thief.
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Use the Bulldog gun safe boxes with cable in (7) of my vehicles. Each cabled to the seat brackets. Only issue is the cheap locksets made in China. Extra keys cannot be made by any locksmith which is extremely surprizing. Extra keys can be cut if sent to Bulldog China at $5.00/ a key. Plus lots of time to wait for return on the order. So do not loose you keys!
I use a Gunvault Nano 300, and I'm very pleased with it so far. I paid $30 for it locally; you may find it for less online.
As others have mentioned, it should prevent a smash and grab, but it's no match for a determined thief.
Here's more info:
NV 300 | GunVault
I use COM safes in all my vehicles, all keyed the same.
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