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Bobbio42
March 17, 2013, 05:45 PM
Hey there everyone, new guy here.

So I was hot to trot to go pick up a Bulldog BD1500 handgun vault until I stumbled on a video showing how easily they can be defeated. Has anyone modified theirs to reduce the ease of gaining access, if so, how? I don't expect it to hold up to a pry bar, but I would hope it would keep kids out.

Thanks,

Bob

abherbitter
March 18, 2013, 03:25 PM
Not familiar with that particular model. I've got a GunVault biometric gun safe. I can tell you it will take being dropped by a small child rather well. I also like that I don't have to remember a combination or fumble for keys at 3am if something goes bump in the night. Definitely don't think it is "robber proof" as you could get into it with a pry bar. But it will keep my 6yr old out with ease.

This model:

http://www.gunvault.com/minivault-biometric-gvb1000.html

looks similar to the model you mention and you can buy it much cheaper on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Gunvault-GVB1000-Mini-Vault-Biometric/dp/B001ABLN4A

I don't know what your space requirements are. But I have the MicroVault

http://www.gunvault.com/microvault-biometric-mvb500.html

Again, much cheaper on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/Gunvault-MVB500-Microvault-Biometric-Pistol/dp/B001UAMZD4/ref=sr_1_1?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1363638290&sr=1-1&keywords=GunVault+MVB500

If it's a little easier on your pocket book.

zincwarrior
March 18, 2013, 03:43 PM
A handgun vault is not designed to prevent absolute entrance from a motivated burglar with tools and time. Its really meant to keep unwanted hands off - children, houseguests, etc.

REDBULL600
March 18, 2013, 04:14 PM
I've got the Gunvault 2000 from Amazon. Its worked so far. :D

zincwarrior
March 18, 2013, 04:16 PM
We have one by the bed (.44 in it) and one in the bathroom (9mm with 45 rounds) which is the house's "Alamo." The one in the bathroom is also where I will put my CC when not on me.

Hardcase
March 18, 2013, 05:51 PM
We have one by the bed (.44 in it) and one in the bathroom (9mm with 45 rounds) which is the house's "Alamo."

Better to make it the house's "San Jacinto", if you know what I mean :)