Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Lennyjoe, Feb 5, 2022.
All that said, there is a mechanical lock that will bolt right in for sale in multiple places. I bought mine from Amazon for about 75 bucks a couple years ago when it started acting funny again. Cannon would only send direct replacement parts, so I have an electronic lock sitting around but the mechanical is on the safe.
Cannon has done me right twice. No arguments at all there. They just wanted to know model, problem, and an address to send parts to. The lock is junk though, and I don’t trust it. Cannon outsources the locks from S&G and a few others. Buy a mechanical locking unit if you can. If it’s going to save you $100 bucks or more then buy the electronic lock safe and buy the replacement lock to swap into it. I had mine in and working in about an hour.
It comes with backup keys
I got the same one last Black Friday and I love mine
If that’s the case then go for it. Best of both worlds. Easy electronics and manual over-ride is a good combo. I wasn’t aware that they were doing that now.
I know they're the "in" thing. Local store has over a dozen large safes on display, all with the electronic lock. Me, I'll stick with old fashion S&G dial lock. Battery never goes bad. Yes, it might take a while, especially under pressure, to dial it in
Our big Cobalt and medium Winchester with dial locks have been moved so many times that the dials are out of whack. Sometimes i have to do the combo 2 to 5 times and jiggle the dial back and forth over zero for them to unlock.
Do you have any more info on mechanical lock replacement?
I would like to replace mine as it is finicky ever once in awhile.
You get the style you want and change it like this.
Test function with door open first.
Also, the electronic lock would not be for me, but I can understand why the price on a safe this size is tempting. As mentioned you can change that out for under $150 if you do it yourself.
I would imagine this safe at that price would have to be made in Mexico or China. I think Canon imports from both countries for the cheaper safes they sell if that makes a difference for you. Steel has gotten real expensive over the last year or so and up 200%. All safe have been going up quite a bit on price, especially the heavier gauge ones.
Regarding fire protection, I usually don't put a lot of faith in manufacturers ratings unless they are done by the certified testing facility Intertek (ETL label). At least they are being realistic with a 30 minute rating on this safe. I can't imagine it would hold up well in a fire.
All these things are what people usually consider and only you can determine which are or are not important to you when buying a gun safe. That's definitely an attractive price for it's size. Be sure and bolt it down.
Find a used one and change the lock. Save money.
No electronics for me.
The better the safe is constructed, and that would include steel thickness, will buy you more time. I agree that a smash and grab crack head is most likely to burglarize your home and he won't be bringing any power tools. Better supports for the locking bolts and thicker steel will make it harder to pry on with what tools he finds in your garage. If power tools are a concern, then a TL-15 rating is your starting point.
I agree that in reality you are only buying time, so buy the most you can afford if theft from a burglary is your main concern.
I was going to say, that looks like the same lock as on my safe, and it came supplied with a giant skeleton key, as a backup.
The wide body is packed. Even with the extra shelf I built for more handguns I ran out of room. The 15 gun safe was purpose-bought on Black Friday. Once I picked it up I got rid of the wiggle-cut wood for long gun barrels to rest in and added bracket mounts inside for metal shelf brackets and wooden shelves.
I have now made it into an all-handgun safe that fits right into a nook in my closet. I added three extra shelves to the one that came with it to hold handguns from micros to Glock 17L in size. (The safe isn’t deep enough for long-barreled revolvers unless they were put in racks sideways.)
The best part is the Snap Safe 8-gun pistol racks fit perfectly width-wise on the shelves, and one more fit on the safes floor, so there is room for 40 guns inside. I also added an Amazon led motion light with a magnet mount for the inside and I’m golden.
Both safes have electronic locks like the one the OP is looking at and both have been reliable. I change the 9V battery when I swap the backup batteries in my smoke detectors every year…better safe than sorry (No pun intended!).
Good luck finding what you want!
I have an American Eagle (Cannon economy brand) since 2004 with no troubles.
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