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Freq18Hz
04-30-2011, 12:55 AM
Looking for the most secure, and reliable bedside gunsafe. I was looking at a gunvault bio and non but it would seem many people find them not reliable, and insecure?

Need the ability to store a couple guns, several mags, etc.

Thanks!

-Freq

WWDHD?
04-30-2011, 1:09 AM
I have a Fort Knox table top safe that uses a push button combo to open. No electronics. Not sure if they make these anymore. Its big but more than two med sized guns would be a bit tight. Closest thing to the Fort Knox I can think of would be a V-Line. Lots of people like the electronic GunVault but lots of others have had problems. I like mechanical locks myself.
All of these small pistol lock boxes are really only good for keeping kids out. If I'm going to be out of the house for more than 24 hours my HD gun goes into the Sturdy Safe.

rubber duckie
04-30-2011, 1:40 AM
i was just looking into this and was thinking about this http://www.amazon.com/Stack--PDS-500-Drawer-Safe-Electronic/dp/B002KEIU4W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304156404&sr=8-1

icedevil
04-30-2011, 6:37 AM
I have a Fort Knox table top safe that uses a push button combo to open. No electronics. Not sure if they make these anymore. Its big but more than two med sized guns would be a bit tight. Closest thing to the Fort Knox I can think of would be a V-Line. Lots of people like the electronic GunVault but lots of others have had problems. I like mechanical locks myself.
All of these small pistol lock boxes are really only good for keeping kids out. If I'm going to be out of the house for more than 24 hours my HD gun goes into the Sturdy Safe.

+1 on the Ft Knox.They are still available for sale. It's the heaviest of the quick open safes and is priced in the same ballpark as the vline models.

sanjosebmx
04-30-2011, 8:25 AM
i was just looking into this and was thinking about this http://www.amazon.com/Stack--PDS-500-Drawer-Safe-Electronic/dp/B002KEIU4W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304156404&sr=8-1

I have a Stack On safe ... it works fine...

Kanester
04-30-2011, 8:31 AM
i was just looking into this and was thinking about this http://www.amazon.com/Stack--PDS-500-Drawer-Safe-Electronic/dp/B002KEIU4W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1304156404&sr=8-1

Just an FYI, most walmarts have this same exact safe under the winchester name (still made by stack-on) for $44.97. I just picked one up last week, its a nice little safe and very heavy duty. I even wrote a review on the walmart website, heres the link...

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Winchester-Personal-Drawer-Safe/14894368

Fits my glock 17 and spare mags fine, and could prolly fit another one or two guns if I wanted.

INJUNTOM
04-30-2011, 8:38 AM
Just an FYI, most walmarts have this same exact safe under the winchester name (still made by stack-on) for $44.97. I just picked one up last week, its a nice little safe and very heavy duty. I even wrote a review on the walmart website, heres the link...

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Winchester-Personal-Drawer-Safe/14894368

Fits my glock 17 and spare mags fine, and could prolly fit another one or two guns if I wanted.

Awesome. I'd rather have the Winchester name anyways.

Rick76
04-30-2011, 4:55 PM
I use the Armloc II by Franzen. The most versatile gun safe/case I have run across yet. Rock-solid too. It's great for the home, the car, travel (FAA approved), the range - whatever. It's big enough for 2 handguns plus mags. For less quick access & more room, I also have a Stack-On safe in the house.

The Armloc II comes with 2 mounting brackets - one for your bedframe, and one for wallmount. It attaches to the bracket with 2 thumbscrews from inside the safe.

Franzen Armloc II Pistol Case (http://www.botachtactical.com/frariipica.html)

It's got a combination lock (which I rarely use) plus a cylinder key lock. At bedtime, I leave the key lock open & the combo "open" as well. For quick access, just tap the front - the side drops open flat & you're ready to rock.


http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/botach_2155_96196554

http://site.botachtactical.com/yswimages/frariipica.jpg


http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/botach_2155_96006131


http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/botach_1784_2934626

rareair
04-30-2011, 5:54 PM
Just an FYI, most walmarts have this same exact safe under the winchester name (still made by stack-on) for $44.97. I just picked one up last week, its a nice little safe and very heavy duty. I even wrote a review on the walmart website, heres the link...

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Winchester-Personal-Drawer-Safe/14894368

Fits my glock 17 and spare mags fine, and could prolly fit another one or two guns if I wanted.

I've got this safe under my bed, it works exactly as intended. I've got a pair of SIGs as well as (2) spare mags

rubber duckie
04-30-2011, 6:37 PM
Just an FYI, most walmarts have this same exact safe under the winchester name (still made by stack-on) for $44.97. I just picked one up last week, its a nice little safe and very heavy duty. I even wrote a review on the walmart website, heres the link...

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Winchester-Personal-Drawer-Safe/14894368

Fits my glock 17 and spare mags fine, and could prolly fit another one or two guns if I wanted.

i didnt know walmart had them in store i just picked it up today

1lostinspace
04-30-2011, 6:43 PM
Get an "Omega Lock" and hide it near you

Sub95
04-30-2011, 6:58 PM
I use my locking night stand.

LazyDog
05-01-2011, 6:51 AM
I have a few of the biometric Gun Vault finger print safes. They've opened consistently and within seconds the majority of the time. I have two young children in the house and couldn't take the risk of a combination or key lock.

heypal
05-01-2011, 10:24 AM
I have a few of the biometric Gun Vault finger print safes. They've opened consistently and within seconds the majority of the time. I have two young children in the house and couldn't take the risk of a combination or key lock.

This, exactly. I have two young children and a couple biovaults that work consistently. I also have one in my desk drawer at the office. I don't have a single concern that opening my biovault will take any longer than a combo or keyed lock, if it's taking a long time it's taking as long as a combo lock that's been safely (more than one digit off the combo) locked.

LazyDog
05-01-2011, 10:41 AM
The gunvaults really are nice. I registered my index finger several times and at varying angles. After doing this my safes each open on the first attempt most of the time. Only time it hasn't opened was due to me moving my finger while it was attempting to read my print. After many attempts at practicing I've got it down perfectly.

These things store discreetly beneath your bed or in a closet. The textile markings make it easy to line up my hand in the dark. They also come with a battery backup in case of power loss. This safe opens successfully in like 2-3 seconds.

scarville
05-01-2011, 10:58 AM
I have a LockState LS-SC1000 (http://www.amazon.com/LockState-LS-SC1000-Fingerprint-Biometric-Safe/dp/B004EFKCYG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1304275637&sr=1-1) but I don't really care for it. The fingerprint scanner is finicky and I have to be careful opening it lest it relock on me. I have a NanoVault NV300 (http://www.amazon.com/GunVault-NV300-NanoVault-Combination-Lock/dp/B003841ZBS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1304275855&sr=1-1) coming I'm going to try as a repacement.

I don't, have any minor children to worry about so I usually leave the lockbox unlocked when I'm at home.

elgreek84
05-01-2011, 4:49 PM
I have the gunvault mini deluxe and it works great. quick and easy access to your loaded gun if you ever need it.

techie73
05-02-2011, 3:18 PM
I also love my gunvault. I have the deluxe one w/o biometric and it works good.

jdogg2000
05-02-2011, 7:18 PM
I have two different Gunvaults (non biometric) and both are great. The GunVault Mini Deluxe especially is fantastic... well made, reliable, and quick opening.

knucklehead0202
05-02-2011, 9:25 PM
got a wannabee gunvault from Sportsmans Guide that uses 4 buttons with a 5-button combination input. it comes with holes so i drilled and tapped my bedrail(thick) and mounted it on there. very close at hand and opens without fail. think it was around 70 bucks.