Gunvaults

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  1. Bushido5150

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    I have 2 multivaults and 1 minivault. I used to have handguns only so I kept them in strategic locations around the house. Now that I have a real safe I keep 1 in my bedroom and the other in my car. The minivault is just big enough for a handgun and maybe a gps or something small and valuable (I keep that one in the car).

    Biggest problem with both of them is that they suck on battery life. I've heard the newest versions (mine are almost 6 years old) have improved greatly, but they require a lot of batteries just to keep them going. The more you're in and out, the more batteries you'll need too.
     
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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    Have one gun on the nightstand, which is my carry gun. The rest are locked up in the safe.
     
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    I too have the mini-vault, I use it bedside. It is bolted to my nightstand. The only thing that I have to complain about with it is when open, the door latch sticks up and has the possibility to catch the trigger if someone got careless putting their gun away...
     
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    I had two. One was great, one sucked. I would stay away from any battery models. Look at products from V-Line and R&D, that use Simplex locks (No batteries). Also, FYI, they are great for preventing "unauthorized access" but a thief can take the whole thing unless you have it bolted to something.
     
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    I just watched the movie "Couples Retreat" last night. I was surprised to see Vince Vaughn's character getting his gun out of his gunvault to go check on a bump in the night. It was the new one with the fingerprint reader in it.
     
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    Does anyone know if the Gunvault brand ones are fireproof?

    I am looking at the bigger ones so I can keep a few things in there other than my glock.
     
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    Here's what we offer. About $200.00 with the GT discount. 3/16" welded steel construction. Weight is over 21lbs! When you look at all the thin guage metal boxes available, while they will usually keep your kids out of them, it takes just a screwdriver (and maybe a hammer) to bend and distort the box enough to get into it in just a couple minutes. 16ga. = less than 1/16" thickness. You could punch thru it with a hammer and phillips screwdriver!

    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1156669
     
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    I don't think the one I use is in production anymore, so I can't even suggest it as an option.
    I'd say go for soemthing that is quick to access
     
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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    The only way any mainstream Hollywood movie would do that is if it immediately shows the character shooting himself or a friendly, or the wife yells at him for not telling her and to get it out of the house, or that the character overreacts and it's a cat and the police get there and the gun owner is made to look like a psychotic paranoid idiot.
     
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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
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    good thread. was thinking the same thing.
     
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    my wife just loves it...:whistling:
     
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    The Gunvaults are well made. There were isolated problems with the plug-in ones overheating. I believe that was addressed, but don't know for sure. The battery operated ones last forever, pluse there's a key backup. Easy to get into, very fast. The don't hold up well to (at least mine didn't) conditions in a hot vehicle. The rubber mat covering the keypad on mine fell off. They sent me a new 2-sided adhesive strip at no cost. Even when the mat fell off, the unit was accessible.
     
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    You mean, that's not your wife?:wow:
     
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    same one i have. works great and has a spring assist opening. I had mine mounted to the transmission hump of my regular cab truck. lots of room and pretty solid construction. dont forget to put a deccicant in there.
     
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    Forgot to mention the spring assist. It will open hard enough to move it if it's not bolted down.
     
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    Nah. My wife actually has hips...lol.