Cheap/Quick Gun Security Box?


December 17, 2003, 02:26 PM
Hey I recently took an NRA pistol class and they were talking about boxes with buttons that you put your hand on and pressed and they opened if you hit the right sequence of buttons. They said you could get these for cheap and I'd like to buy one. Anyone know of a cheap place?

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December 17, 2003, 02:31 PM
This the kind of thing you're looking for? GunVault (
The MSRP is $120

Matt G
December 17, 2003, 02:59 PM
I'm very impressed with my new DAC Sportsafe ( Holds 2-3 pistols, lighted interior, padded interior, removable shelf, springloaded door with rubber-padded stops to prevent banging, key combos from 3 to 12 keystrokes, comes with six barrel keys, sound can be turned on or off, has built-in alarm with adjustable sensitivity, has removable base that is surprising quick to detach from (can buy extra bases), runs off of 6 AA batteries but has an AC input jack as well so that you don't drain the batteries, uses a motorized cross-bolt lock rather than cheap snap spring lock, is of heavy steel, has a handle. Very inexpensive.

I'm thinking about getting a second one.

December 17, 2003, 03:19 PM
Those are exactly what I'm looking for, thanks guys!

Doug S
December 17, 2003, 03:30 PM
I 2nd the DAC Sport Safe. I've been using mine for about a year now without any problems. Large number of features at half the price of the GunVault. I paid $69 at Wal-Mart.

Andrew Rothman
December 17, 2003, 03:44 PM
Found this:
I purchased a Fast Acess DAC Sportsafe model # ATV 2003C. It is made by DAC Technologies International Inc. in Little Rock Arkansas. It is designed to safely store a loaded handgun in the home. It has a programable hand shaped button pad with a key overide. It appeared to be well made.

The key operates the bolt lock as expected. However the button pad is run on batteries. There is supposed to be a low battery warning alarm. When the keypad is used, the safe is locked and unlocked by a motor. The motor does not always fully engage the bolt. I repeatably accessed my "safely" stored handgun by tapping on the safe door. Neither the button code nor the key was required to open the Fast Acess DAC Sportsafe.

I will not use this product. I would not reccommend it to a friend.


Just tried the DAC SportSafe. Got it at WalMart for $69.95 (about half the MSRP). Just returned it for a full refund - you get what you pay for. Safe worked fine with key, but the battery system is very, very cheap. The plastic battery-holder compartment was the cheapest such component I have ever seen - real third-world junk. I really wish this would have worked - right size and features, but I would not trust the safety of myself or my family to this product. I'm now back in search mode.

Andrew Rothman
December 17, 2003, 03:46 PM
I use a GunVault. Works great.

These are also highly recommended: (They use mechanical locks, so no battery worries)

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