Skip to comments.Timely with news (but vanity) Best bedroom gun safe???
Posted on 01/14/2013 8:34:27 AM PST by jdsteel
The knowledge base on FR is awesome when it comes to all things gun related. I am looking for suggestions for the best bedroom quick access safe for one or two of my handguns. The grandkids come over often so I want a small safe, and since I am a married man it shouldn't be ugly as sin or overly large (aesthetics, you know). My wife and I need glasses so I want easy access in the dark. I am strongly considering fingerprint scanning safes. Please help me whittle down hours of research!
We looked into that a couple of years ago but never actually purchased one. At the time there was a model that hung under your bed with a quick access door. I’ve forgotten how you actally accessed it. But, our bed is an ntique, and i wasn’t too keen on attachng anything to the bottom of it, although it is high, and there is room.
You can hide nothing from children... ever... They can open most safes, eventually. they will never give up. Be cautious and teach them gun safety ASAP>
Obviously one you can get into quickly if you need to, small enough to fit into the space available, unqweildy enough that badguys can’t just walk off with it, and secure enough that breaking into it is a nonstarter.
That rules out plastic faced, glass fronted wooden uprights, and small tiny ones.
Beyond that, it boils down to money and personal preference.
Check the lock styles and pick one that you can open quickly.
Beware of some of the small biometric nightstand safes. I have seen video of them opening when dropped. Not sure if those problems have been addressed. When my grandkids come over the 12 guage that normally sits against a dresser gets moved into a locked closet.
You don't need no steekin' safe!
Just leave 'em out in the open.
It's what all the conservatives do.
Haven't you heard that on the news?
I’ve heard that the fingerprint recognition safes are not very reliable.
The safe in my vehicle is similar to this one:
I can access my pistol in about 3 seconds.
Best bedroom gun safe???
Gun safe? What hte hell is a gun safe? Guns are usppsoed to keep US safe, not the other way around!
It may not fit all your criteria - but they work great for us.
I've attached them to our bedside table, facing the bed. when activated the door pops open and downward allowing easy access to our 1911s.
The buttons are set up so that when you press any one of them, the thing activates they all light up, and then you press your entry code.
We pop the doors before turning out the lights and then close the doors in the morning, against snoopy grandkids.
Thanks, that is one of the styles that I have been considering. It is nice to hear from a user. Although the funny comments were expected and are appreciated too!
Here’s a link to something I’ve had experience with:
Inexpensive enough to give it a try & see if this works for you. The box can be bolted in a drawer so a thief would have to take the whole drawer with him unless he could break the drawer off the box, which wouldn’t be easy.
It has a keypad you can program - only one issue I see - if you get nervous and mess it up more than 2 or 3 times (can’t remember which), it times out for about 10 minutes .. BUT it also has a key. At night, I think I’d put the key in it - quieter than using the keypad and one turn, you’re in. Make sure you don’t lose the key - if the batteries go out in the keypad & you can’t get in & have no key, it’s not easy getting a replacement from the company (need proof of purchase so they know you are the original owner, etc.)
I bought this for an old lady friend of mine who was in a nursing home. She wore her money in a little flannel pouch pinned to her clothes so no one would steal it which was really inconvenient. I bought her this box (it’s heavy enough I didn’t think they’d steal the box) and we kept it in her dresser drawer. The first time she had to go to the hospital, I covered it up, etc. and we were curious to see if the ‘help’ would be going through her drawers - sure enough, we could tell from the way the drawer was disturbed that they were looking for valuables. She kept her money, billfold, and some jewelry in there. If she wanted access, she asked a CNA to get the box out of the drawer, put it in her lap, and leave the room. She would put in her keypad code, get out what she wanted, then call them back in to put it in the drawer. Worked like a charm. It is small enough to leave out, just cover with a pretty doily or something.
Get a GunVault. We love ours.
- Be sure they are unloaded at all times, unless you plan to use them
- Make sure the guns and ammo are not in immediate proximity, unless you plan to use them
- Put them somewhere "out of reach" when the grand kids come over
- Purchase and apply a couple trigger or cable locks (cheaper than a safe).
- Any/all of the above.
My parents had 5 children. None of us would have ever gotten one of Daddy’s guns without permission.
Of course you cannot train kids who are not under your control. I have noticed some guns now have a key lock which completely blocks the action. That is really not a bad idea when visitors are present.
At other times I would keep it unlocked and ready for action.
>> Check the lock styles and pick one
...and if you CAN pick that one, move on to the next. :-)
Dad’s gun cabinet had no lock.
I knew that if I dared to open it without him right there, my life wasn’t worth a spit in a high wind.
Parental discipline works.
War Dog! Who knows if I would have found that on my own! Thanks for the suggestion. I don’t know that I will go that way but it is very cool. I might go with one of those for a shotgun and a smaller one for a hand gun.