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    Has anyone seen these videos about mini vaults. My vault is now useless to me.

    I was really surprised when I seen a vault that I have in my house that has my bedside gun and my edc that i keep in there when im asleep or while im out. I have small children in my house and really disgruntled when I seen that they can be opened so easy.

    Heres a link

    http://lock-picking.wonderhowto.com/...ldren-0138523/

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    I have a Gunvault as mentioned. That is a bit unnerving but I only keep one pistol there when I'm home.
    All else is locked in safe. When I'm not home that pistol is with me. To me it's a quick access that still keeps my son away from it.
    Left alone he could crack Fort Knox but when I'm home he dare not touch it.
    But this is second unit I've had as first was just replaced due to recall for defective mechanism and now this one is doing same thing.

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    A bit unnerving - but a security expert will tell you that safes are rated by what type of tools and how long it would take to force the safe open - NO SAFE is perfect, any lock can be opened/forced eventually.

    I have the stack-on one gun just to limit access in the house - with no small children it's probably unnecessary but it would prevent an un-invited visitor (if they found it) from gaining quick access to the weapon. Could they walk off with it and open it at their leisure - sure if they brought something to cut the cable, but by then they're out of the house and no longer a threat - or I've seen them and I'm asking what the $&)%$+* they're doing - while holding my son's aluminum baseball bat.
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    I never leave a gun/weapon unattended for any reason, with kids or no kids. When at home the guns/weapons are locked in a Sentry gun safe, or on my person and when sleeping in the drawer of my night stand. I use a Secure It safe bolted to the floor under the drivers seat in my locked vehicles in the event I must visit a gun free area as stated in Florida Statute 790.06.
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    So are there any quick access safes that are actually safe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZBoater View Post
    So are there any quick access safes that are actually safe?
    You have to define what you mean by "safe" first - as stated, security containers (your $80 one-gun nightstand safe and the vaults used by Bank of America) are rated by how long it will take an "expert" to break in using specified tools. ANY safe can eventually be opened.

    What is "good enough" for your purposes? As I stated, I think the Stack-on I have is "good enough" for my purposes - no inadvertent loss to someone casually nosing around my home. Would it stop someone that KNEW what they were doing? No - but they really are few and far between. Think the typical smash-and-grab home robbers around here are going to DefCon or scouring the internet for hints on how to break into any safe they MAY encounter?
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    seems your vault is just as useful to you as it was previously...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZBoater View Post
    So are there any quick access safes that are actually safe?
    Safe against what kind of attack? For how long? With the the enough knowledge, tools, and time, nothing is truly safe.

    Personally, I like simple, mechanical ones like this:

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    Mine is mounted in a wall....
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    Either way i sent a email to the company and they are replacing it free of charge.

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