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Posted: 8/24/2005 7:09:40 PM EDT
I would like to find something that works like a Gun Vault but looks a little more asthetically pleasing like a nice wood humidor or something. I have decent furniture in my room and these metal shoebox type vaults I have seen so far can be a real eyesore in an otherwise finished room. Any ideas?

Gunzer
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:18:19 PM EDT
how's about this...?






link


Attractive optional tan cushion and oak cabinet conceals the HC1854 discreetly and can be used as a comfortable bench seat in a bedroom, office or den. Assisted by two hydraulic gas pistons, the door opens and closes gently

* Inside lined with plush gray velour fabric.
* Independent laboratory tested in a gas furnace at temperatures
up to 1275°F, for a period of 30 minutes. Interior temperature
did not exceed 350°F.
* High strength double wall unitized 14 ga. body and a 3/4"
thick formed door.
* Group II lock and front read dial protected by a drill resistant
hardplate.
* 5 one-inch chrome-plated steel locking bolts.
* 4 pre-cut anchor holes.
* Outside Dimensions: 18H x 54W x 22D

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:22:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/24/2005 7:34:01 PM EDT by logem]
I looked for the same thing for months.

This is the best looking safe for a nightstand. www.personakey.com . I didn't purchase this safe because I couldn't find any reliable reviews on it, and because I couldn't determine if it could be securely fastened down. But it was the most appealing of all.

(edited to add picture)


I ended up purchasing the Smith&Wesson "VersaVault", and mounted it on a bathroom wall (close to the bed). From what I've gathered, the Mini Gun Vault is the same quality (or possibly better than) the versavault, although I like the versavault.

(edited again to add versavault picture, available at dillon precision)


I believe the versavault and the gun vault are a little too big to comfortably mount to a night stand if you are concerned with astetics.

Your probably stuck with looking at the versavault, gun vault, or personakey safes.

The "gunvault" is shown below.


Good luck,
Link Posted: 8/24/2005 7:31:14 PM EDT
Gunzer: I had the same questions several years ago.
I decided that under the bed, right where my right arm
would fall, was good enough for me.

I went with a simple Simplex lock box from American
Security. So far I have never needed to use it in a real
emergency...

DanM
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 8:25:23 AM EDT
Any other suggestions for Gunzer?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:18:15 PM EDT
Thanks Logem. The personakey is exactly the type of thing I'm looking for. It's kind pf pricy and a little higher tech than I was hoping for. Their website does not get too specific either. Reliability is a big question still with this one.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:22:04 PM EDT
DanM your logic makes a lot of sense to me. This may be the quickest and most economical solution solution for me.

Thanks for weighing in.

Gunzer
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:27:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackjack333:
how's about this...?

tinypic.com/b4uxhv.jpg

tinypic.com/b4uxyd.jpg


link


Attractive optional tan cushion and oak cabinet conceals the HC1854 discreetly and can be used as a comfortable bench seat in a bedroom, office or den. Assisted by two hydraulic gas pistons, the door opens and closes gently

* Inside lined with plush gray velour fabric.
* Independent laboratory tested in a gas furnace at temperatures
up to 1275°F, for a period of 30 minutes. Interior temperature
did not exceed 350°F.
* High strength double wall unitized 14 ga. body and a 3/4"
thick formed door.
* Group II lock and front read dial protected by a drill resistant
hardplate.
* 5 one-inch chrome-plated steel locking bolts.
* 4 pre-cut anchor holes.
* Outside Dimensions: 18H x 54W x 22D




Ohhh, very nice, musr get one
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:29:46 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/25/2005 6:51:06 PM EDT
tag
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:01:13 PM EDT
tag................I'm in the market for a safe also
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:03:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By blackjack333:
how's about this...?

tinypic.com/b4uxhv.jpg

tinypic.com/b4uxyd.jpg


link


Attractive optional tan cushion and oak cabinet conceals the HC1854 discreetly and can be used as a comfortable bench seat in a bedroom, office or den. Assisted by two hydraulic gas pistons, the door opens and closes gently

* Inside lined with plush gray velour fabric.
* Independent laboratory tested in a gas furnace at temperatures
up to 1275°F, for a period of 30 minutes. Interior temperature
did not exceed 350°F.
* High strength double wall unitized 14 ga. body and a 3/4"
thick formed door.
* Group II lock and front read dial protected by a drill resistant
hardplate.
* 5 one-inch chrome-plated steel locking bolts.
* 4 pre-cut anchor holes.
* Outside Dimensions: 18H x 54W x 22D




How much?
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:18:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tannim:

Originally Posted By blackjack333:
how's about this...?

tinypic.com/b4uxhv.jpg

tinypic.com/b4uxyd.jpg


link


Attractive optional tan cushion and oak cabinet conceals the HC1854 discreetly and can be used as a comfortable bench seat in a bedroom, office or den. Assisted by two hydraulic gas pistons, the door opens and closes gently

* Inside lined with plush gray velour fabric.
* Independent laboratory tested in a gas furnace at temperatures
up to 1275°F, for a period of 30 minutes. Interior temperature
did not exceed 350°F.
* High strength double wall unitized 14 ga. body and a 3/4"
thick formed door.
* Group II lock and front read dial protected by a drill resistant
hardplate.
* 5 one-inch chrome-plated steel locking bolts.
* 4 pre-cut anchor holes.
* Outside Dimensions: 18H x 54W x 22D




How much?



www.safeshowroom.com/eshop/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=HC1854
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:22:44 PM EDT
Hmm.... Nice, but i dunno about $900 nice. I have a full size stand up safe for $660.

I'll have to keep an eye on it.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:33:49 PM EDT
Tag
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:47:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/25/2005 7:51:04 PM EDT by jrzy]
I have two of these sentry's and a couple of other gun safes which are a lot more secure but I would built an oak cabinet over one of the cheap ones like the pic.

store.yahoo.com/dsafe/segunsamog.html



Edited to add:
I got both of mine at walmart for $199.00 each.

Link Posted: 8/25/2005 7:51:10 PM EDT
That personakey looks like a nice unit. And given the tech, the $239 price tag's not too bad.

BUT...

We have key overrides on our PD's shotgun locks for a reason... Mr. Murphy is always around the corner. If they could put one in as a backup, I'd get one.
Link Posted: 8/25/2005 9:38:33 PM EDT
Does anyone own the personakey vault? Please provide use with feedback regarding this safe. I'd gladly mount this to my nightstand, if I could get some unbiased positive feedback regarding this "wooden box" with steel reinforce corners.

Does it mount studily enough to resist a resonable tug/pull, from a typical male?

What is the bypass if the fingerprint code doesn't work right? Or does it always work correctly. How fast is the opening response?

Is it best suited for a horizontal surface mount:??

ML
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