Pistol drawer safe

Discussion in 'Gear Talk' started by Pangari1, Dec 30, 2011.

  1. Pangari1

    Pangari1 -this space for rent- Supporting Addict

    Dec 1, 2011
    Alright gang, my boy is 2 1/2 so i need to move my pistol from drawer to drawer safe or under bed pistol safe. What r y'alls thoughts?

  2. Samcro

    Samcro US Army Retired 1911 Supporting Addict

    Nov 19, 2011
    Good Choice and a damn good one ! i have one also .
  3. Pangari1

    Pangari1 -this space for rent- Supporting Addict

    Dec 1, 2011
    I was actually look at the 1000 deluxe but had read some negative stuff regarding the quality and reliability of the bio lock. Have u had any problems setting or operating?
    I thought the portable would be great for the truck, wrap the cable around the seat bracket.
    Saw a sale on the stack on version but heard it is junk
  4. buyobuyo

    buyobuyo Member

    Aug 25, 2011
  5. Pangari1

    Pangari1 -this space for rent- Supporting Addict

    Dec 1, 2011
    Now that looks pretty cool..didn't get that catalog yet. Have go watch for that since i got cabela's cards for christmas.
  6. buyobuyo

    buyobuyo Member

    Aug 25, 2011
    Cabela's product numbers for it are AC-23-1074 for the biometric model $274.99, and AC-23-1075 for the keypad model $169.99. It's a new product and doesn't seem to actually be in stock yet, but you can back order it.
  7. deadite

    deadite #15 to Register! Supporting Addict

    Aug 17, 2011

    R0CKETMAN NRA member Supporting Addict

    Dec 24, 2011
  9. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Schütze

    Aug 17, 2011
    get one of gthe biometric ones for now.. and a real safe later as the collection grows.. You don't really have to worry about tha kid "busting" in to it.. JMO.. Ron

    This was posted on the 1911 forum recently...
    My sons Negligent discharge
    This as I’m sure you can imagine is difficult to write, but I put this out so that other people can learn from this. I understand that there were mistakes made all the way around and I know I’ll get flamed, but there is nothing anyone can say that will make me feel worse then I do already. On Tuesday around 8 am I took my daughter to the dentist to get a filling replaced. It was in another town about 20 miles away from the town I live in. I left my 15 year old son asleep. About 11:15am I was driving home and finally heard my phone vibrate. It was my work (I work for a police department). One of the record clerks asks me if I had been monitoring any emergency traffic. I told her no. She then said the words that scared the crap out of me. She said I needed to call the sheriff of the county I live in as my son had shot himself. She then said he was OK and gave me the number. In a nutshell he had got into my gun cabinet in my bedroom and shot himself in the leg. It is one of those cheap type things you get at Wal-Mart that have the glass doors. My ex Father-in-law had put a key lock in it as the one that was there didn’t work (we got it at a garage sale). My son had found the spare keys that were “hidden” on the shelf of my closet. He was looking at my Walther PPK .380. He had been shooting with me a lot in the past and knew how to clear the chamber. With the PPK if you don’t rack the slide hard the round can fall back into the chamber, which is what happened. He went to clear it again and touched off the trigger. The bullet went in his right thigh on the inside of the leg, exited the back of the leg, and reentered the back of his right calf and stopped on the inside of his right calf about 4” above the ankle. He is only about 5’3” and 105lb. The bullet missed the artery, all the bones in his leg and the knee. He then walked around my bed to get the phone, then walked into the kitchen to get my cell number, but couldn’t find it. He then called 911 and told them what happened. He then walked to the front door to unlock it for the EMT’s, and decided to go outside and wait on the porch. This was the same day that the snow storm had come to the state and it was about 20 degrees and a strong wind. I live in a small town of about 800 people, but 1 block from the hospital. The roads had been cleared and so the EMT’s were there quick. He was treated at the hospital and then life watched to Wichita. One of the medics on the life flight was one of my department’s entry team medics and I go to church with both doctors and a couple of the nurses. That helped to make me feel better. When he got to Wichita, the trauma doc gave him a local and cut the bullet out. He was released from the hospital to come home the next afternoon. That night I spent three hours on my hands and knees cleaning my son’s blood up. That’s a smell and feeling I will never get rid of.

    My son is a good kid and smart, but that is no guarantee that bad thing won’t happen. I found out later that he had been doing things like this for the last couple of months. I have taken him shooting many times and gave him a rifle and pistol (Nagants for both) for the last two Birthdays. He knew that he shouldn’t be doing what he was, but till this point I had no clue that I couldn’t trust him. I thought that the spare keys were hidden, but that was a mistake on my part, that thank God didn’t have more serious consequences then it did. I had been thinking about a good gun safe before this and was thinking of getting one with my tax rebate this year anyway. Now it will be a must get before they guns come back to my house. I had my duty gun (Glock 22) in the same cabinet, but inside a TSA lockbox that was also locked, but the keys were also in the room as well as a S&W 28 (unloaded). If it had been one of those two things would have been different.
    I hope that this will help someone else from having to go though this. I attached picture of the round. It was a .380 Golden Saber 102 gr. I think the flat spot was from when the doc took it out of his leg. As you can see it didn't even start to open up. I think you could reload it and use it again.
    As I told a friend this wasn't luck this was proof of God, other wise instead of planning Christmas, I'd be planning a funeral.
  10. Pangari1

    Pangari1 -this space for rent- Supporting Addict

    Dec 1, 2011
    Yup, just ordered the new speed vault from gunvault. We getting a gun safe after tax season this year....my wife finally on board since i am forced to keep my long guns at my dad's. She agrees i need them here, i'm starting to finally turn her into a gun gal. She wants a 9mm 1911 now since we did some shooting this week. Oh darn i have to buy another gun.
    Thanks for all the input, i'll let you know what i think of the gunvault when i get it.
  11. TSiWRX

    TSiWRX Member

    Aug 21, 2011
    Although I have tried to be diligent in age-appropriate and skills-appropriate firearms safety training for my daughter (on a recent outing to a friend's place, he handed my daughter one of his Blue Guns, and upon doing so, yelled, to his delight "OMG, look, she's got her finger off the trigger and everything!"), I still feel that I cannot trust my child, now just shy of 6 years old, completely. So, I've invested a bit in "quick access safes" for my defensive pistols. I currently have 6 GunVault products, three of which are applicable here (the other three are a Nano, which I take with me on trips, and BreechVaults for both my AR as well as my 870).....

    All three use their standard keypads. More on this in just a minute. :wink:

    Upstairs in our master bedroom is a GunVault Multi Delux. Contents are my main HD pistol, sitting inside in "Condition 1," in a holster that's mounted to a simple single-buckle Bianchi nylon duty belt. Also on the belt is a small fixed-blade, a spare magazine, and a flashlight. It's a complete "grab and go" setup that I can easily and securely strap-on over my boxers, even as I try to wipe the eye-crud off my sleepy lids. This safe feeds off household current and also has battery backup. I change the batteries twice a year, as-recommended by the manufacturer. I probably access it about once a month, for various reasons. When I do, I make it a practice drill. I like the Delux model for this application because it comes with its own interior light.

    Downstairs in my study are two more GunVault units. One is a standard Multi, which houses my holstered (in "Condition 1") EDC as well as its alternate. Fed off 8AA batteries, I refresh batteries only yearly, despite the fact that I access this safe at least twice a day - and much more during the weekends. Stacked on top is a Mini. This houses a holstered (loaded) M&P 340 along with a speed strip of Speer's 135 gr. .38-Special GDHP, my winter "pocket gun" or something that I grab to head off to go get gas or a quick trip to the drug-store with.

    I mentioned earlier on that all of mine use their standard keypad. This is because after reading a bit online, it seemed that people were getting really inconsistent performance from the biometric pads on these GunVaults - I decided that for emergency use, this was probably not a great idea, and that the keypad seemed a better bet. In all honesty, I would actually have preferred Simplex/mechanical-based locking, dispensing with batteries and electrical contacts completely, but I could not find anything that met my capacity requirements at the time.

    So, with the idea that the electricals could potentially fail, I decided that I had to keep the backup keys handy - albeit well-hidden. This led to another discovery: that my originally thought-of "perfect hiding spot" actually could potentially cause the key to become un-recoverable, should I bumble the attempt to get at them while under-stress. The lesson? Drill for the possibility of having to use the key, just as you would drill the process of accessing the safe, in a dire extreme. Having the gun in the safe already places us behind the 8-ball, when a SHTF/TEOTWAWKI event occurs, but it's a choice that we've made, a compromise that we have to live with. Be sure that you can execute your plan.
  12. Pangari1

    Pangari1 -this space for rent- Supporting Addict

    Dec 1, 2011
    Well after a 6 week backorder it finally came in.......seems good sturdy piece and was pretty easy to mount. The little LED is nice and bright and it holds the gun snug as a bug.

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  13. New1911guy

    New1911guy New Member

    Dec 11, 2011
    That's a nice looking safe.

    I have a Gunvault Micro that holds my XD and a spare mag. I plan on getting a V-line top opening safe for my truck since they don't need batteries.
  14. Pangari1

    Pangari1 -this space for rent- Supporting Addict

    Dec 1, 2011
    I can actually fit my light in the drawer with the pistol, and yes that's big enough to hold my TRP with room to spare.
    Extra mages are in the dresser drawer along with spare light. Never have to much ammo or light is my thought.

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