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Old February 28th, 2016, 07:17 PM #11
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I got the Ft Knox pistol box from http://www.gunsafesamerica.com/

Uses mechanical Simplex lock.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 07:19 PM #12
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You can buy the FAS online. Someone here posted a coupon code to get 10% off. They are well made, 7gauge for the door, not quite the flimsiness of the store bought tin boxes that you can open with a screwdriver.
Coupon code is 2aguysandgear

Let me know if you need any help. Chevellenut and i work with them
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That's a good price but I am looking for one without any electronics. I just don't trust them to be perfect yet.

Good point. I'd love one with this drop-down design but pure mechanical.


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Old February 28th, 2016, 07:32 PM #14
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FAS1 is where its at if you dont want electronics
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Old February 28th, 2016, 07:45 PM #15
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FAS1 is where its at if you dont want electronics
I looked at those but I want to store 2 in there. VLine Brute is my top choice so far.
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Old February 28th, 2016, 07:51 PM #16
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*** I own several of the Ft. Knox and several of the drop down electronic ones. The Knox is built much much sturdier and weighs like 25 lbs. The electronic ones will keep out a small child but its not even remotely reinforced. Has a backup key but the batteries go bad like once a year to year and a half or so, which makes it important not to lose the key!

I have everything hidden and am under no impression either would keep out a determined thief for long, but they are much faster in terms of access than my big safe. I can get into either box in less than 4 seconds and have a gun ready to fire in less than 6.

The Ft Knox is built very well and has a gas assist hinge on the door which helps the door open fast. The simplex type mechanical lock is rugged and will for sure outlast the cheap electronic one on the other safe by a very wide margin.

If you can only get one, get the Ft Knox in whichever configuration (top open or side open) you require. The top open one will easily hold 2 full sized Glock 34's or 1911's with mags and room to spare. The electronic one will only hold one firearm, up to a Glock 34 (which is pretty big..) on its own - with no spare mags, etc..

Both can be bolted down, as they have holes built into them for this. IMO hiding the thing is the *best* option. Neither will keep out a determined thief and it's not difficult to just walk off with the entire box, if it should be found. No way I would put either out in the open.

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FT. Knox is an outstanding pistol safe. Consider getting the side entry one, so you don't have to worry about lifting a lid. You can open it with one hand.
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I looked at those but I want to store 2 in there. VLine Brute is my top choice so far.
You can store 2 in a FAS1. I have a sig p229 and a S&W Shield9 in my FAS1 XL. The P229 is in the holster which is exposed when the safe is opened, and the Shield fits underneath and towards the front. There's room for a few spare mags too.

I like the FAS1 so much, I now have 2. Very highly recommended!
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