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I have a daughter and now I need a safe!

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by swagbrdr, May 20, 2020.

  1. jmorris

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    Congratulations, you have a couple of years of taking care of an object that stays out of trouble that is not local to itself. Feed, clean, sleep and repeat Ll be on the list for awhile, might even be better methods available for less before you really need something. Enjoy it while you can, your life is going to accelerate from this point.
     
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    Mostly because my lgs sells them... I am able to take a good look at the them in person, something I can’t do by online shopping.
     
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    For 2¢, take some time and check out the content at Lock Picking Lawyer on YouTube.
    He's found a couple of the nightstand "safes" that can be defeated by a 3 y/o.
    Usually by dropping them.
    Others by simply poking stuff in them.
    Some of those from using sophisticated implements like paperclips or butter knives.

    Now, in all the cases, the lock work exactly as advertised--you do the code or turn the key and it unlocks just like it says on the instructions. It's just that the manufacturers failed to test the merchandise versus toddlers. (Engineers tend to focus on the problem at hand, and sometimes do not seek out more problems to solve.)
     
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  4. swagbrdr

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    I did see one of those episodes. I’m glad that guy is out there to show everyone How to do it....especially kids looking to get into trouble.

    On the flip side, you get to see the weaknesses in certain products.
     
  5. guyfromohio

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    Congratulations! You are on the right track. Teach her about gun safety....keep her familiar with guns....take the mystery out of it....but never leave the window open for a day of bad judgement. It’s one mistake that you can’t take back.

    I have been very satisfied with my Gun Vaults.
     
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    Today's (5/25/20) VCDL Alert pointed to the article
    Gun Safes and Residential Security Containers: Know What You’re Really Buying TTAG CONTRIBUTOR |MAY 21, 2020
    with good info about the reality of "gun safes" (Residential Security Containers - RSC).
    Of course, to keep the kids out you do not necessarily need a "gun safe" or even a real UL rated safe, just an adequately locked container. For older miscreants, then yes, need to look deeper at your needs.
     
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  7. swagbrdr

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    Thanks for the information. I have seen articles like the one you posted in the past. I already have a large combo dial safe that holds all my long guns. I’m looking for a little pistol cab that will keep the youngster out of the HD pistol yet open fast if/when needed.

    I’m researching the reviews on all the mechanical lock boxes. I’ve decided I will definitely go this route as I don’t want to deal with the cosmic electronic doo dads on the “modern” safes. It will either be a FAS1, Ft. Knox, or VLine. Right now I’m kinda trying to figure out where I want it to live and what size I want. I’m also trying to decide if I want to tether it to an object so it’s mobile and I can use it in a vehicle too.
     
  8. George P

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    You have PLENTY of time to do your research and determine your budget so do your due diligence and buy quality.
     
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    Congrats to you man. The days are long but the years are short.
     
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