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Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by davethehiker, Dec 21, 2019.
“Let’s see.....she looks about 15......”
I just don't trust those electronic / scanner locks.
When I bought a bedroom lock box years ago (decades? like 20 years ago...) most of them had the simple Simplex-style lock - 5 buttons, you make up your own "combination" of buttons to open it. I can do it in pitch blackness. No batteries, no worrying about a dirty fingerprint, etc.
Now the Simplex lockboxes are uncommon it seems, and usually on the more expensive lockboxes... hmm...
Whichever, great present! To me, the lockbox gives a great piece of mind about safety if someone (like a child) happens upon it by accident.
The strong young man I hired to install the gun safe found time to come over yesterday, drag that safe up stairs to the bedroom and install in the corner of the closet. I'm in bad shape because I underwent a fourth chemotherapy treatment last week. I ended up in the hospital Christmas eve with BP 79/40! My thinking is not clear and I have tremors in my right hand. I gasp for breath if I exert any effort. I was unable to read/comprehend the instructions, so I just pointed to the corner of the closet where I wanted him to install it and I sat down and watched. He had a bit of hard time understanding the instructions. It turns out there are two different buttons (one hidden) that need to pressed when entering a new finger print. I had to place my finger on the pad at different angles several times before it was able to recognize my finger reliably.
There are two AA batteries that come with it that I expect will soon go dead. There is a auxiliary battery case that will take 4 AA batteries. It looks like you can plug a cable from the case into a hole in the door to provide power in the event of dead internal batteries. There are also two manual keys.
If you think about it, every closet with clothes suspended from wire hangers has a dead unused spot in the corners the size of a coat hanger. That's where I placed the safe.
There was just enough room on a top shelf for my G-23 and G-27. It was a tight squeeze but I managed to get both my .308 and PS90 both in the safe with scopes attached and close the safe door.
The safe came with wall lugs to attach it to the plaster board wall. We used four of them.
We entered my wife's finger print in the safe just one time. Today I explained that we need to enter it more times at various angles. She explained that when she enters the closet it will be to hide.
Some good news is that the Doc is stopping the type of intravenous chemo he has me on because it is not longer working and putting me on some newer pill form of chemotherapy.
Obama-care killed my old insurance for pill coverage so I have no pill insurance. The pills would cost me $10,000 per month if I had to pay for them. The Doc's office tells me that they can get the pills directly from the drug company for free. They have started the application process but it will take weeks for it to be approved.
The safe is small but it's just the size I need for the few guns that I own and want to keep out of the wrong hands. I still keep my G-29 within arms reach were I normally sit. If someone brings a kid to my house I'll move that G-29 out of reach.
Was he hawt?