Learning about lock-boxes

Learning about lock-boxes

This is a discussion on Learning about lock-boxes within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; So, I have a Gunvault nano-safe that I usually keep in my vehicle for when I need to disarm. I have the large model, with ...

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    Learning about lock-boxes

    So, I have a Gunvault nano-safe that I usually keep in my vehicle for when I need to disarm. I have the large model, with the three number combo lock. Somehow last time I put my pistol in the box, the combination changed.

    So, I am now embarking on a quest to find what number it has changed too, and I am about 1/4 of way through the options at 250. According to the manufacturer it takes about 30 minutes to go through all 999 numbers. I think that is a very optimistic estimate.

    The main thing I have learned so far: It was much easier to get the cable out of the box than I expected. Really I just needed to use my leatherman and under a minute to take the cable out, and remove the lockbox from the car. Once it it out of the car, it is only a matter of time before the box is defeated. If I wasn't trying to keep it intact, I would already be in the box.

    I will go ahead and update this later, hopefully after I get into the box.
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    That sucks . I had a cheaper clamshell style mini safe that the key would not work anymore. Broke a key off in the lock. I was amazed just how quick I could defeat the lock with the simplest of tools.
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