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glug
08-13-2012, 8:39 PM
Right now I lock my range bag and gun cases with big honkin master locks. It's a pain because they are way too bulky/heavy, have too many keys to keep track of, and are total overkill for the purpose of merely staying compliant with the "secure locked container" law.

Is there a common locking mechanism people use that is small and lightweight? Ideally I'd get a whole bunch of them keyed alike.

I was thinking something like these mini-luggage locks:

http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Small-Padlocks-Luggage-Locks/dp/B004K7QI2S

http://www.brookstone.com/easycheck-tsa-mini-luggage-locks

MIAMIbaseballer
08-13-2012, 8:43 PM
This http://www.basspro.com/RedHead-Aluminum-Pistol-Gun-Cases/product/95085/63375

steve91104
08-13-2012, 9:08 PM
I like these:

http://www.justcases.com/media/productImages/65102.jpg

GearsCOG5
08-14-2012, 8:44 AM
I like how its 007 on the lock

tziggs
08-14-2012, 10:37 AM
Yep, I enjoy combo locks because there are no keys to loose/forget/break/etc. If you get "set your own combination' locks, you can set all your locks to have the same combo. You only have one combo to memorize for all your locks.

Something like this...http://www.amazon.com/Master-Lock-653D-Set-Your-Own-Combination-Padlock/dp/B000ZOUB5A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1344965504&sr=8-2&keywords=set+your+own+combination+lock

Boogie Woogie
08-14-2012, 11:08 AM
You can get this at Home Depot. When the combo is set to open, the latch pops out and makes it effortless to pop the lock off. I like it; they're about $7. Similar to all the examples posted before this post.

glug
08-14-2012, 1:04 PM
Thanks. Set your own combo locks... duh... much better than keeping track of keys. The TSA approved bit is a nice touch so I can actually use them for luggage locks too.

I'm still looking for the smallest, lightest, cheapest ones around. I have no illusions of stopping someone from breaking into my range bag, I just need a super basic lock to stay compliant.

Those masterlocks almost look a little too nice... and the cheapest ones I found were $7 each on Amazon.

Boogie Woogie
08-14-2012, 5:43 PM
Thanks. Set your own combo locks... duh... much better than keeping track of keys. The TSA approved bit is a nice touch so I can actually use them for luggage locks too.

I'm still looking for the smallest, lightest, cheapest ones around. I have no illusions of stopping someone from breaking into my range bag, I just need a super basic lock to stay compliant.

Those masterlocks almost look a little too nice... and the cheapest ones I found were $7 each on Amazon.

How small? The lock I posted is about the size of my thumb.

glug
08-15-2012, 11:57 AM
How small? The lock I posted is about the size of my thumb.

Ah cool, I guess that's not too bad. I also found these which are a little lighter and cheaper (not TSA approved, but no big deal):

http://www.masterlock.com/product_details/LuggageLocks_StandardCombinationLocks/646T

I might give them a whirl.