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Old June 10, 2013, 07:38 PM   #1
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Handgun safes

Looking for a handgun safe for a firearm. Been doing some looking around and found these:

Does anybody have any experience with this one? I have heard a lot of bad things concerning battery operated gun safes.
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Old June 10, 2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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I don't know about that particular safe but the locking mechanism looks a lot like the Simplex type push buttons. I'm a big fan of the Simplex type locks: no batteries to replace, no electricity to fail, no keys to lose, can be operated in the dark. I've got one and I'm quite satisfied with it.


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Old June 10, 2013, 08:19 PM   #3
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These are good.
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Old June 13, 2013, 08:15 PM   #4
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I have a different brand of one of these. Got mine for like $79 on sale at Bass Pro.

Holds my 92fs + 100rnd ox + 2 spare mags + flashlight.
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Old June 16, 2013, 08:00 AM   #5
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One with a mechanical pushbutton lock will give you many years if not a lifetime of reliable, quick access.


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Old June 18, 2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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Handgun safe

I recommend the FAS1. I have purchased three of them (for myself and family members) and using the push-buttons is easy and reliable.
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Old June 18, 2013, 09:11 PM   #7
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I have the Fort Knox pistol safe and am very happy with it. It has a simplex lock which I can open very quickly. I don't like the idea of relying on batteries or keeping track of keys. Someone with enough time could download a list of all the combination codes but I figure no small pistol safe is impenetrable and this seems like the best option to me. Oh and I also fit 4 pistols in it and I could probably get one or 2 more small ones in there.
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Old June 22, 2013, 08:45 PM   #8
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I'm thinking about getting a safe, but, it is my understanding that a gun should not be stored in a closed container. Do these safes have vents or somehow have air circulation?
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Old June 23, 2013, 11:11 AM   #9
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After much study, I just ordered a FAS1 (as mentioned above) yesterday. It will be interesting to see if it works out. I seemed to be the best I could find on the net.
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