HandGun Safes


December 31, 2002, 03:33 PM
Whats a great easy to open/open in the dark safe that can be used bedside for one or 2 handguns and a couple of extra mags. Electronic or machanical locking...

Kids in the house, must be very secure.


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December 31, 2002, 03:48 PM
Check these two links:



I would love to hear about any other good options, I am going to be looking for a small handgun vault in the nearest future.

December 31, 2002, 03:59 PM
Mine says Simplex
Bought ...20 yrs ago
push buttons, mechanical, (I don't want a battery one)
can be bolted, combo can be changed...

Heck they made different sizes, I'd like another , no luck on searching...

December 31, 2002, 04:23 PM
We have a GunVault. Works well, very secure and quick to open. I have no qualms keeping a loaded gun in it with our children in the house.

December 31, 2002, 04:29 PM
I have 2 friends that own Gun Vaults and they like them a lot in fact I will be getting one soon to place the "nightstand" pistol in. right now we keep everything in a Browning Pro Steel:cool:

Dan Shapiro
December 31, 2002, 04:43 PM
Handgun Boxs (http://www.handgunsafe.com/) are built like a tank! They have the standard simplex push-button lock.

Dave Markowitz
December 31, 2002, 06:12 PM
I have a MiniVault as linked to by Rival, above. It's fast and easy to open in the dark.

December 31, 2002, 10:28 PM
I mounted my MultiVault underneath/into my "boxspring" (wood platform with fancy mattress fabric covering)...Out of the way, kid-safe, yet instantly accessible.

December 31, 2002, 10:35 PM
I have a mini-gunvault bolted to the side of my bed. Just make sure you change the batteries every six months. Otherwise you will need your key to open it.

December 31, 2002, 11:54 PM
I really liked the gunvault, but I think that I might forget to change the batteries. So, I think im going to get a safe with a simplex lock and not worry about electrical problmes.

Fred TX
January 1, 2003, 12:00 AM
SouthpawShootr and others:

The minivault should do over a year on a set of batteries even if you are in/out of the unit 2,3 times a day like I am. Early on when I was not getting the battery life that was advertized I did some battery output testing, talked w the tech support folks at the company about the results I measured, and then sent my minivault back. It turns out that they did some re-design work when some early units did not perform up to spec's. Contact the company. They sent me a unit w the new designed guts. It works very well.

Fred TX

January 1, 2003, 12:23 AM
Dan Shapiro: Handgun Boxs

Mine is like #401-S. 20 yrs ago it was just Simplex and gray.

January 1, 2003, 02:22 AM

I have a biometric safe- the fast and safe way (only a minor pun intended) to go. I already owned one, but saw a less costly way to go at the last Tulsa gun show. When I find the brochure at home, I will post the link.
In the mean time this is what I had purchased. Expensive I know, but my 7 year old will not learn the combination and be able to get in....

Dave R
January 1, 2003, 03:04 AM
For a while, someone was selling a handgun safe "disguised" as a clock radio. The clock radio worked, of course, but there were also simplex buttons on top for access to the handgun.

Neat idea. Wish they were still around. I'm still kicking myself for not getting one.

January 1, 2003, 10:38 AM
Plenty of Disguises on the market--that's the problem--everyone knows, or can acess info. One can convert(disguise) something , best to keep to oneself.

"Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead"

--Richard Saunders
(AKA Ben Franklin)
Poor Richard's Almanac

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