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Old 08-31-2018, 10:36 PM
 
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I installed one of these below in my gun storage room. This could be my bed room walk-in closet, or under the staircase storage room, any rooms I don’t want to have easy assess yet I can get in reasonably fast. It is one more layer of security in case of break in “snatch & grab” drug addicts looking for something valuable. It is also “child-proof” in case you have children at home. It offers more than a small “safe” to store your gun. It turns a room into a “gun room” for storing ammo & guns. In the case of my bedroom walk in closet , I can have fast assess if I hear strange noises in middle of night. I also have my choice of handguns and shotguns.



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Old 08-31-2018, 11:32 PM
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Location: Wasilla, AK
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A small bedside lock box is useful if you have children in the house. Other than that, I wouldn't leave one in there while the house is empty. I prefer the GunVault, as it's easy to open by touch.
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Yeah, it should be pointed out that a handgun/nightstand safes intention is to keep it secure from children, not robbers. If robbery is a concern, for just one handgun, it's probably more effective to just hide it somewhere (hiding doesn't work for kids, they WILL find it) or, if you have other weapons, to get a real safe bolted to the ground. Otherwise a handgun safe just advertises to a robber "please take, weapon inside".

That's why I said you shouldn't leave a pistol in a lockbox while the house is empty. It's for when there are small children in the house overnight. When it's empty, I just leave the GunVault open. That tells any thief there is no point in taking it. When I leave the house, any firearm not on my person is locked up in my gun safe.
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Old 09-01-2018, 07:01 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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I have 2 of these. I donít like portable because, well, itís portable. These are very heavy, have bolt hole for attaching to fixed surface from the inside and use a Simplex locking mechanism so doesnít rely on batteries.

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Old 09-01-2018, 03:48 PM
 
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A lot of these safes or lock boxes can be easily beat. Hide the gun. There are a lot of ways to hid a gun near the bed.
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Old 09-02-2018, 07:59 AM
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Crazy how a little box costs half of a new gun.
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Old 09-03-2018, 12:01 AM
 
Location: Not in Quebec
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I spent ~$30 on a 3-digit lock safe from Walmart for my Glock 26. Works great. Downside is that it can be cracked if you have 90 minutes to kill, but I think it gets the job done. It has one of those metal loops that you can hook to your bed to secure it.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:49 PM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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Avoid the fingerprint-type mechanisms at ALL costs. There are too many situations in which they don't work reliably, and the LAST thing you want to be doing in the middle of the night as someone's breaking down your door is fighting to gain access to a firearm. All the kids are grown and gone, but the collection is fairly extensive, so I have several safes in the house. Even so, there's at least a half-dozen about the house in case I need one in a hurry.
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Kirkland, WA (Metro Seattle)
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Redraven makes a good point. If the intent is to protect it from burglars, don't settle for just a box that locks -- get one that can be bolted to the floor or wall. On the other hand, if your intent is to simply keep it out of the hands of the kids, a cable lock, or a locking cabinet can do the trick.

I carry mine daily, so I just put it in the nightstand. I do need to get a locking safe at some point myself for those times I'm not carrying it, which is rare.
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I enjoy my Liberty Lincoln, which has pretty good fire resistance plus enough room for a couple rifles, a few handguns, and lots of other stuff you don't want ripped off or burned up. "Cost effective," not really, unless over a 15 year horizon in the same location.

I keep a carry gun w/Fenix flashlight handy each night and if needed would try and shoot my way to the safe. Hope it doesn't come to that, and fortunately I don't have *that* dedicated enemies...I don't think. Not ideal, though. Hope it works out for OP if smaller=better.
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:40 PM
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(Minor segue to OP's question):

I enjoy my Liberty Lincoln, which has pretty good fire resistance plus enough room for a couple rifles, a few handguns, and lots of other stuff you don't want ripped off or burned up. "Cost effective," not really, unless over a 15 year horizon in the same location.

I keep a carry gun w/Fenix flashlight handy each night and if needed would try and shoot my way to the safe. Hope it doesn't come to that, and fortunately I don't have *that* dedicated enemies...I don't think. Not ideal, though. Hope it works out for OP if smaller=better.
Heh...wow, you're in the wrong line of work if you DO have *that* dedicated of enemies. Wow.
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:26 AM
 
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Thanks for the input and feedback, I'll refer back to this thread when I'm closer to making a final purchase decision
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