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Quick Access Gun Safe

MainelyGlock

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I have a safe, but it hardly gets used. My primary carry gun goes from the night stand into my holster every morning, and vice-versa at night. The one I do have is a cheapo Stack-On that's bolted to my floor. When I get home at night, one of the first things I do is unlock the safe but leave the door closed in case I need to access extra mags/one of my other guns in a hurry.
 

Fallschirjmäger

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I don't really see using a safe, when I'm home. Who's going to sneak in and take anything Then?
I've got a safe, it gets locked right after I've had breakfast and before I go out the door. At night it stays unlocked with easy access.


Then again, I don't have any children who would sneak into my bedroom.
 

oddMichaelThompson

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The gun safe recommend

I think that you should use the new model to relpace the previous one. There are a wide range of biomatric & protable gun safes in the maket. The biomatric feature allow you to open the item just by pressing the keypad. The Ganvault has many models may meet your requirements.
 

davidmcbeth

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Have two of these http://www.fas1safe.com/main.sc ( I highly recommend them - built like a tank)
I have on of these:
http://www.harborfreight.com/heavy-duty-4-1-2-half-inch-angle-grinder-91223.html

It will open that tank...I'll just carry it home and open it up.

Want to secure your guns while away? 1000 #, bolted to the ground safe .. but even those can be easy opened.

My advice: do not store all your guns at one location ... I have mine spread out through the USA. Someone takes a few, I can get them replaced in a day if I want. I can always build my own guns in a few days to replace stolen ones too.

Always good to see whats on the market.
 
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BonnieB

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Utah
Best Biometric Safe!

I know this thread is a bit old but I thought I'd post here for anyone else looking for a good biometric gun safe. I've shopped around a lot for a good biometric gunsafe and the best one that I've found is The GunBox Biometric + RF gun safe. Not only can I program all 10 of my fingerprints but I can program my husband's as well. Heck, I could program my toes if I wanted to. It holds about 200 fingerprints. It also comes with a RFID label and wristband. They also offer some sweet RFID rings as well. It holds my gun plus a magazine. I've even seen pictures of people that can fit 2 smaller guns in it. You can bolt it down, upside down to a wall etc. You have access to your guns in about 3 seconds. This gun safe exceeded my expectations and blows GunVault out of the water. Their videos are impressive too. They have videos where the GunBox is put through a "torture test" not only by the company but by other companies as well.
 

Oyttoll

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"Carrying best pocket knife concealed is legal in California for most knives." -- only if 'most' means 'folded folders'.

"Dirks, daggers, and stilettos are illegal." -- No, they're not. As in the first post, it's concealed dirks/daggers that are illegal - owning/buying/selling the knives is fine, and carrying openly can be. CA law mentions 'stiletto' only in the definition of a 'cane sword' in 16340.

And their switchblade discussion is a bit too narrow; so long as one does not do any of the things in 21510, switchblades are legal to own and possess, even if the blade is longer than 2 inches. Can't buy them in CA, because it's illegal to sell in CA.
 
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Maverick9

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To me, fast access safes in the simplest config are worth considering. IMO, the best would be one that presents your firearm in a properly oriented grip up presentation, like the fas1 safe, or the SV500 gun vault, but no biometrics. Those are still not reliable.

If you do not have kids, it might be reasonable to leave it open at night near the bed, then close it when you get out of bed. That way it's right there and no need to fumble or push buttons. The downside is you have to remember to close it when you exit the bedroom, but if you have layered defense, in truth the only time you would need to close it is if you're going out or going on vacation. After all these devices only make your equipment safe for when you have visitors or housekeeping or a tradesperson working on a utility. All other times, it's available for you to just walk in and grab (again, no kids or unauthorized people in the house).

FWIW
 

CitizenJohn

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Being creatures of habit, we achieve better results with procedures if we make them routine. Break the routine with an exception, run the risk of failure. I tried the leaving the safe open while I’m in bed exception and it worked until it didn’t. About a month after I started, I went into my bedroom to change and there it was - open gun safe with exposed gun. Yes, I could invent some sort of reminder to myself but there again, I would be depending on the reminder. I don’t have kids in the house full-time anymore but it proved to me that I need to stick to one procedure. If my gun is not locked up, I’m carrying it, period.
 

color of law

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Being creatures of habit, we achieve better results with procedures if we make them routine. Break the routine with an exception, run the risk of failure. I tried the leaving the safe open while I’m in bed exception and it worked until it didn’t. About a month after I started, I went into my bedroom to change and there it was - open gun safe with exposed gun. Yes, I could invent some sort of reminder to myself but there again, I would be depending on the reminder. I don’t have kids in the house full-time anymore but it proved to me that I need to stick to one procedure. If my gun is not locked up, I’m carrying it, period.
I got guns all around the house. My twin grand-kids are one. I got to figure out how I going to deal with this.
 

CitizenJohn

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I got guns all around the house. My twin grand-kids are one. I got to figure out how I going to deal with this.
I hear you. I have a great grandson that visits occasionally and he is a very active little boy - into E V E R Y T H I N G that isn't locked up. I have my long guns in a standing safe and my self-defense pistols in separate quick access safes in different parts of the house. I still monitor his whereabouts when he's in the house though.

I spent a lot of time with my Grandparents when I was young (circa late 40's, early 50's) and they had a shotgun standing by the door and a carbine over the mantle. My cousins and I NEVER touched them as we were raised not to. I carried that mindset into adulthood and did the same with my children without any problems. Then came the Grandchildren and one of their mothers stated that she was not comfortable having her child in my house with a gun, loaded or not, in the open. Times change and I had not changed with them. So, I started locking them all up. I'm glad I did.
 

color of law

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I hear you. I have a great grandson that visits occasionally and he is a very active little boy - into E V E R Y T H I N G that isn't locked up. I have my long guns in a standing safe and my self-defense pistols in separate quick access safes in different parts of the house. I still monitor his whereabouts when he's in the house though.

I spent a lot of time with my Grandparents when I was young (circa late 40's, early 50's) and they had a shotgun standing by the door and a carbine over the mantle. My cousins and I NEVER touched them as we were raised not to. I carried that mindset into adulthood and did the same with my children without any problems. Then came the Grandchildren and one of their mothers stated that she was not comfortable having her child in my house with a gun, loaded or not, in the open. Times change and I had not changed with them. So, I started locking them all up. I'm glad I did.
I'm a firm believer in my house my rules. If I don't like your house rules I don't visit. But, my grandchildren's parents also have guns. It's a matter of being prudent for their age.
 
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