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Ventura_Yak'r
02-08-2012, 1:11 PM
Curious if anyone has any experience w/ this quick access safe. Or is it an expensive gun cabinet?
I have my primary safe elsewhere. This would be a quick access goto safe in my bedroom closet.

http://www.sentrysafe.com/HDC

Thanks!

drkphibr
02-08-2012, 5:33 PM
When I first saw it in person, it reminded me of a tall gun vault. For keeping a long gun close at hand (or a hand gun) and/or away from kids, it's interesting. It was expensive IMHO for what it is.

JavaBrewer
02-08-2012, 7:22 PM
Very limited storage. If you only seek a secure place for 1 hand and 1 long gun then it will work. Fits nicely in the corner of a closet though and if you paint it the same color as the wall it will blend nicely. I have a suspicion that a person would outgrow that in a hurry though.

spr03
02-20-2012, 8:32 AM
Curious to hear what other's experiences have been with this. I'm also looking at something like this for quick access only.

Solid Foundation
02-20-2012, 8:58 AM
Looks like a gunvault answer to a long gun.
If you have your ideas of leaving the rest of your collection in another place and this for your primary HD weapons... it looks good to me. You'll just need to make sure you have it bolted in well.

jtrem
02-20-2012, 10:57 AM
I have a gun vault for my long guns. But, I have one of these mounted to the wall between my nightstand and bed. You can't notice it unless you pull the bedding back.
http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/SpeedVault_01.jpg
It's expensive, but it's really convenient. It stores so many sets of finger prints. So it only opens for a select few in my household. It's safe from the kids as well. If I'm in bed at night and hear something I can have the gun out in a matter of seconds.

peter5ol
02-20-2012, 9:45 PM
I have a gun vault for my long guns. But, I have one of these mounted to the wall between my nightstand and bed. You can't notice it unless you pull the bedding back.
http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/SpeedVault_01.jpg
It's expensive, but it's really convenient. It stores so many sets of finger prints. So it only opens for a select few in my household. It's safe from the kids as well. If I'm in bed at night and hear something I can have the gun out in a matter of seconds.

what's the name of that and how much is it?

jtrem
02-20-2012, 10:27 PM
http://www.gunvault.com/speedvault-biometric-svb500.html

I didnt pay that much. It cost me around 250.

rb765
03-02-2012, 7:05 AM
Sorry for the late reply. I was doing some research and found your post. I also have been looking for a safe and contacted a bunch of companies. Here is what I found. The safe companies that I like the best in the biometric world are the inprint safes.(www.inprintsecurity.com) They are made in the US and the biometrics have a much lower rate of false positives than the others.

The safe I ended up with on my nightstand is the V-Line Top Draw. It is also made in the US and customer service is top notch. It has a mechanical only lock with quick access and love the quality. The locking mechanism is an approx 3/8" locking rod instead of most locks using a 3/16" closure. The reason that I like the mechanical only is that I do not want to have to worry about batteries in an emergency. The inprint safes use AC power with a battery backup, but I still prefer mechanical.

If you own your home, check out the model 51653-S/A from V-Line (www.Vlineind.com). It is an in the wall safe for long guns.

BTW, not affiliated with either company, but was doing tons of research for a presentation I am doing and these two companies stood out above the rest. Going with either would be a good choice.

BeirutMarine83
03-04-2012, 4:01 PM
Yes, I have this Sentry Home Defense Center and I'm trying to sell it - ONLY because, I need something bigger. But in it's defense, it's perfect for what it is intended to do - keep ONE defensive handgun and one defensive long gun at your finger tip in a small confined space IE: closet, small bedroom. Best if kept in a corner as the door is adapted for this.

Eddy's Shooting Sports
03-04-2012, 4:21 PM
I have sold three of these over the last couple months and every buyer has been happy with the purchase.

I have one in stock right now.




Greg David
Eddy's Shooting Sports
400 Moffett Blvd.,Suite F
Mountain View, CA 94043
(660)969-GUNS

T-F 12-7 W 12-9 Sat 11-5
Closed Sun/Mon

John Dean
06-25-2012, 6:19 PM
Yes, I have this Sentry Home Defense Center and I'm trying to sell it - ONLY because, I need something bigger. But in it's defense, it's perfect for what it is intended to do - keep ONE defensive handgun and one defensive long gun at your finger tip in a small confined space IE: closet, small bedroom. Best if kept in a corner as the door is adapted for this.
You might not need to sell it. It adapts pretty easily to hold more than one weapon. Scroll down to the second video on the page to see one way to mod it:

http://deansafe.com/sentry-safe-home-defense-center.html (http://www.deansafe.com/sentry-safe-home-defense-center.html)

Hope this helps.