Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

problem with Gun Vault

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by SSN Vet, Jul 27, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    5,801
    Location:
    The Dark Side of the Moon
    I've had the multi model gun vault anchored under my night stand for years and absolutely love it.

    I've wanted to put one on the ground floor for some time, so when Midway had the single model on sale for $80, I snarfed one up.

    Took me a while to figure out where I wanted it and to get it installed.

    Now I'm having a problem with it, as the catch seems to be binding, so that it fails to open with the key pad about 50% of the time.

    It opens right up with the key, which seems to release the catch with more positive action.

    Tried a squirt of WD40, but still not functioning reliabley.

    Any one else out there dealt wth this problem?

    I'm not so crazy about the new grey finger buttons. I liked the older style better. But that shouldn't have anything to do with the catch hanging up.
     
  2. Fumbler

    Fumbler Member

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2004
    Messages:
    1,508
    Location:
    Rocky Mount, NC, USA
    Check the basics first...are the batteries good?
    I know with mine if the batteries start to lose juice then they won't have enough power to open the latch.
     
  3. rbernie
    • Contributing Member

    rbernie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Messages:
    20,682
    Location:
    Norra Texas
    This.
     
  4. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    5,801
    Location:
    The Dark Side of the Moon
    brand new batteries...

    I suppose I could change them out...

    when I reach my finger in and manually toggle the catch, it feels tight and rough.
     
  5. swinokur

    swinokur Member

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Messages:
    905
    Location:
    Montgomery County, MD
    Call Gunvault. Their CS is excellent. I had lock problems with 2 of their products, one out of warranty. Both times. s soon as I called, they cheerfully sent replacements with a prepaid UPS label for return shipment.

    Both replacements have worked without a hitch since then. One was a mini vault for my car and the other was a Multivault deluxe.

    I am satisfied with the product because Gunvault stands behind the product's warranty (even if more than a year old)
     
  6. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2006
    Messages:
    5,801
    Location:
    The Dark Side of the Moon
    mystery solved....

    bad batteries...

    They were name brand (Panosonic) and in unopened packaging, just recently purchased from the store.

    But.... my wife got them on sale at the Christmas Tree Store :barf:

    I didn't check the date, but I'll wager they were old.

    Replaced them with new Alkalines and the problem is solved.

    I can hear the difference wrt. how much "authority" there is in tripping the catch release.

    I'll have to save these batteries for one of the kids talking toys now :)
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page