What type of lock do you prefer?

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    What type of lock do you prefer?

    I was just wondering while I research an impending purchase, What type of locking mechanism do you prefer on your quick access safe?
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    Mine uses a combination one digit off for quick access, no need to fumble for a key.
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    yeah I use a digital combo lock as well. the biometrics give me too many problems.
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    Biometrics has been good to me

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    5-button Simplex pushbutton.
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    $ push button with key override.
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    Keys only for me. I don't trust electronics on safes.
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    What type of lock do you prefer?

    Simplex for me also on quick access boxes.

    No batteries, can be opened in the dark, no combination to fumble with in an emergency and/or in the dark, no keys to lose/get duplicated or stolen/fumble with in the dark in an emergency, and no biometrics to fail in the dozens of ways they can and do fail.

    Anything can fail though. I don't know anything about the reliability reputation of simplex systems beyond my own experience with 2 ShotLocks and they're 100% reliable so far after many years.

    Combination on my safe. I don't want electronic access. Nothing in there is ready to use though.

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    Keys.

    Or I just have the 9 year old stand guard of all the guns if he has his homework all done.
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    My pistol safe has a 12 digit digital pushbutton lock, with a key back up in the event the batteries die.
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    So you don't feel that a 12 digit combo isn't a hinderance if you need your pistol quickly?
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    my bedside pistol safe has a 4 button combo and a key so I can do either or....that being said, most of the time my pistol is locked in the ALS paddle holster on the nightstand when its not on my hip
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    5-button Simplex pushbutton.

    What he said. Simplex

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    Simplex lock in a Fort Knox pistol box.

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