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Fort Knox Pistol Safe?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by CleverName, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Ive had a Minivault in the bedroom for years, but the thing finally broke on me. I can still get it open with the key, but the keypad access just makes a "whirring" sound when I punch in the code. I can see a broken cable inside the mechanism. I dont like electronic safes all that much and have been looking at the Fort Knox Personal Pistol boxes. All teh reviews Ive read so far have been good. They have a real Symplex locking mechanism and are supposed to be solidly built. Has anyone had any experience with these?
    Or, can anyone recommend a small pistol safe that has a mechanical lock only?
    Thanks
     
  2. daoism

    daoism PDX Member

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    I have one. Love it. Thing is crazy solid.
    Definitely worth the money.
     
  3. FZRider

    FZRider Lacey, Wa Active Member

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    I have one as well. VERY well made. It took awhile to get it but maybe they're caught up now. I agree with dao...definitely worth the money.
     
  4. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    Great lock box, would recommend one to anyone.
     
  5. CleverName

    CleverName Southern Oregon Active Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys! Can one be mounted vertically on a wall? Also, can a hole be drilled in the side to attach a security cable?
     
  6. daoism

    daoism PDX Member

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    I have the one that opens from the front. So not the "Auto Lock Box". It has four holes on the bottom, that's it. I suppose you could mount it on a wall but you have to reach down into the safe to get the pistol. The door is spring loaded but I'm not sure if the spring is strong enough to lift the door upwards. If I had to guess I'd say not and the knob for opening wouldn't make a great handle.

    The Auto Lock box opens more like a clam shell. You could probably wall mount it but then you'd have to have a way of securing your gun in the safe so it wouldn't just fall out. You might be able to just "lean" it in there. Not sure how deep those ones are.

    You could drill addtional holes...but I wouldn't want to. It's a fairly heavy guage steel.
     
  7. SIG383

    SIG383 Graham, WA Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking at the same Fort Knox pistol safe. With young kids in the house I don't want to leave the bedside pistol in the open.
     
  8. Pepe-lepew

    Pepe-lepew Mid Valley Active Member

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    Great pistol safe. I bought mine from the local guy that goes to all the shows. It is easy to open and solidly built. Well worth the price.

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  9. dball152

    dball152 Independence Active Member

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