Cannon 64 Gun a safe on sale at Rural King

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Lennyjoe, Feb 5, 2022.

  1. jmorris

    jmorris Member

    Sep 30, 2005
    The process to change the lock is the same as in the video I posted, for both mechanical and electric.
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  2. BigBlue 94

    BigBlue 94 Member

    Dec 5, 2018
    The Great American Prairie
    Looked at my Cannon safe last night. The keypad has a 9v battery in it with an expiration of 2017! Though the safe is wired in to 110v so idk if the battery is just a back or?
  3. Targa

    Targa Member

    Oct 22, 2019
    Good price on the safe. The 110 volt should be to plug in something like a golden rod for humidity control.
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  4. 74man

    74man Member

    Sep 1, 2021
    Nor. Cal.
    I bought a Winchester safe and had it about 6 months and I opened it one day and spun the handle and the locking bolts came out and it wouldn't open so I couldn't withdraw the locking bolts. I called the manufacturer and they sent me a new lock pad and paid for a locksmith to replace the lock which he had to do cause he was under contract to replace the combination pad. He took the panel off on the inside of the door and there was a bolt that had come loose which is why the handle wouldn't open the lock bars. He took the bolt out and cleaned the bolt hole with a spray cleaner and used Red Loctite and installed the bolt and the panel. Every Jan 1st, I replace the 9V battery and have never had a problem with it since, and it is inside the garage. About three years ago I removed the inner door panel and checked the bolt, it is still secure. Love it. Great price on the safe but I would take the inside door panel off and make sure all the bolts are secure, only because I know what happened to mine.
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  5. Riomouse911

    Riomouse911 Member

    Jun 5, 2013
    I have three of the Cannon safes at home, a widebody and one a friend recently gave me in the garage and a narrow one upstairs. All three have electronic locks and all three have worked well. Our office also has one widebody in the armory for spare patrol rifle and handgun storage. This, too has been flawless since day one.

    The Cannon safes, I will admit, are not the heaviest-duty ones out there. The doors and walls aren’t as thick as other higher-end safes and that fact is reflected in the weight of the units and the heft/feel of the doors when being opened. That being said, for the vast majority of home burglary/gun-safe situations they are effective. For an equipped, dedicated burglary crew or a true professional who is targeting the gun safe specifically, the Cannons really aren’t going to hold out for too long.

    Stay safe.
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  6. Keoni

    Keoni Member

    Sep 10, 2003
    NE Ohio
    So, just think about $100 more, for the mechanical lock?
  7. earlthegoat2

    earlthegoat2 Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    SE GA
    For some "odd" reason....'

    Many safes that tend to go on sale will have ELocks. Elock equipped safes are not necessarily the least expensive either. It would seem though that many of the ones that fall into the "could be afforded by a many average folks" category always seem to have them.

    It kind of stinks like they are trying to get rid of them. The 12-18 capacity safes nearly exclusively come with Elocks. Since I like my RSCs small, I searched around for quite awhile to find a 16 capacity with a dial. Ended up buying it pre-owned from my LGS who doesnt even typically deal in gun storage containers.

    I used to work at a mom and pop sporting goods store that sold Liberty safes. I was the Safe Techs assistant. The most service calls we went on by far were for malfunctioning (or dead battery) ELock equipped safes. Ive probably changed out over 50 of them.

    And since hardly anything marketed as a "gun safe" has any reasonable security characteristics or fire resisting qualities, I tend to recommend buying a cheaper one that will fit your needs and then changing out the ELock that it most likely will come with. If a bad guy wants to get in there is little more that will prevent them from getting into a higher priced one than a lower priced one and fire ratings also seem to be ambiguous across all price ranges when survivability of contents of actual events of fire actually occur. I saw 25 or so safes involved in fires and the contents of all of them were essentially total losses. At the very least the firearms inside would have to be restored thoroughly to include new wood or plastic stocks and metal refinishing. I consider that an effective total loss even though someone who is really attached to their guns may disagree.
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  8. Rule3

    Rule3 Member

    Jan 26, 2010
    This guys is annoying but explains the Elock and keys.

  9. plainsdrifter

    plainsdrifter Member

    Jun 3, 2021
    One guy was trying to sell me on an E-lock tried to get me to do a race to see who could open the safe the fastest, mechanical vs E-lock. Kept saying if you need to get to your gun fast in a potential home invasion that E-lock was the way.
    He said Go! I held up my hand, pointed my finger and said BANG! Your dead. He said ***? I said I always have a gun or two out. I mean what dummy doesn't?
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