I just bought a "center of mass" bio box and have been extremely pleased.
This is a discussion on Need a pistol safe within the Related Gear & Equipment forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have been looking at pistol safes and I need a recommendation for one. Does anyone own a "Gun Vault" brand? Any help would be ...
I have been looking at pistol safes and I need a recommendation for one. Does anyone own a "Gun Vault" brand? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I don't know how much space you require, but I recently purchased a "SportLock LLC 00064 - SafeLock Front Loading Electronic Safe with Shelf". After reviewing many types of safes, this was my overall favorite for the following reasons:
1. It is small enough to hold one or two pistols and ammo.
2. The primary method of access is finger-touch combination, not biometrics (which I don't trust 100% right now, after reading about some issues with those types of locks).
3. Cheaper than biometric safes, due to the less sophisticated technology , but just as easy to open.
4. Possibly the primary thing that sold me was that it is a front-load door. After the combination has been entered, the door springs open from the top, immediately granting you access to your firearm. I didn't like the idea of a side-hung door to swing open and have it get in the way as I'm reaching inside the safe. You can have the weapon and magazine on the top slide shelf and ammo below. Voila!
I use it in combination with a larger floor mounted safe so I can swap out my primary sidearm, knowing if I need a gun-in-a-hurry, my Sportlock is right there by my bed. Hope this helps in your decision making.
Thank you for the replies. For the money I may pay more for a traditional full size safe. I plan on acquiring a second pistol and a second rifle. With a full size safe I could put all 4 firearms, ammo, and important documents in them. I really do not feel that I have a need for immediate access to a firearm since I have 2 full size dogs that are protective of my family. BUT, If money allows I should buy both
Just ask those of us with more than one safe.
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I have had a gunvault on the nightstand for maybe 2 years now. It does what it is supposed to...keeps the kids out. I don't believe it would stop someone with a screwdriver and a hammer. Their customer service was great, I had a problem and after a phone call they shipped me a new one, only asking that I ship the old one back. (Do leave a message...I tried calling about 20 times over 3 days and never got an answer, but finally leaving a message got me a return call within an hour)
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I bought a GV a few years ago for he nightstand, definately should of gone "deluxe" - 2 gun, light option.
It does the job just for the sake of being handy and accessible.
I got another safe that has battery terminals on the outside if needed
Amazon.com: HOMAK HS10036683 Electronic Access Pistol Box, 10-Inch by 3.5-Inch by 7.5-Inch: Home Improvement
I was hoping it would fit along side the drivers seat and door in the truck, almost just a little tall.
Oops - that link is to a different model, same action though.
The BioBox can be opened in seconds with a paper clip:
I've had a gun vault delux for going on 8+ years now and it does what I want. I had to send in the first model because of the cable system broke that unlocked the safe. But they sent me a shipping lable free of charge and I had a new one before I sent the old one out to them. The new unlocking sytem is much better and I have had zero issues in the last 4+ years that I've had the new one.
I also have a regular large gun safe that holds everything but my wife's and my carry guns. At night, I leave the door open on the quick access gun vault just to save that extra second if needed.
Check out a Fort Knox Original Pistol Vault. Simplex lock. No batteries, heavy steel. Empty it weighs 22 pounds. I really like mine.
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