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Old 09-16-2018, 09:07 AM
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I have no experience with the model you posted, but I do have 3 Liberty safes and am very happy with them.

I can also say that everyone I know of, that have Liberty safes, are very happy with them.

If that safe met my needs, I can say (due to my experience with my other Liberty safes) that I would have no problems purchasing it.

Not sure if this helps, but there ya go!

Wishing you the best of luck with your decision!
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My only complaint with the two battery operated combination handgun safes that I've owned is they are battery eating monsters. The safes I've had used six, maybe eight AA batteries, and they would die without warning. I see this one uses one 9V battery, so perhaps it's better. Regardless, keep the key handy . . .
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I own two Fort Knox vaults. Both have electronic locks, each takes two 9 volt batteries, and work fine. I think these are the finest safes made and am quite happy with them. ftknox.com.

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Old 09-16-2018, 11:12 AM
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I won’t buy a safe that depends on batteries or keys to open if it is for possible fast access. Even new batteries leak (9 volt less than AA or AAA), and Murphy’s other name is Battery.

My large safes, which are not fast access, are good old fashioned dial combos.

My quick access safes all have the five button mechanical Simplex locks, no matter who made the box. Fort Knox is in my home town, and Liberty Safe is a few towns south. I am less concerned with the box maker and more concerned with the lock maker.

My quick access handgun safes are easy and quick to use in the dark and have never surprised me by not opening. The personalized combination is sufficiently complex to obstruct unauthorized folks, yet easy to share with any one who is approved.

Keys get lost, or mixed with others and confused, or they are FOUND by unauthorized persons. Not the best security IMO.

Be sure to bolt the safe to something immovable, or get a stainless steel plastic coated wire that terminates inside the safe to anchor it to something so it cannot walk away for later smashing access.
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There isnít a quick access pistol box made that will withstand a physical attack. They are not meant for prolonged secure storage.

I would spend another $100 and go with the Liberty HDX 250 which comes with an AC adapter and batteries.

Or a V-Line with a mechanical lock. This lock has been around for over thirty years at least and works well. In my experience the lock does not hold up well in commercial applications but is fine for pistols boxes that are only opened three or four times a day. Iíve had my V-Line for about fifteen years and it still works fine.

Bolt it down if you can.
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Liberty makes good gun safes. The electronics do give you a warning before the battery dies. I label the safe with the date I installed the battery and change it every year regardless.

I have seen this safe in person and don't care for it. Yes, it's easy to use, but the gun is not super easy to access. I don't like having to reach into anything to get the gun. It's just something I might struggle with when I'm not fully awake.

I prefer this type:
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Thanks for the replies. The main purpose is the keep out a 6 year old and still have the gun accessible. My big safe is Liberty and I have no complaints with it.
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I have a Bulldog digital pistol safe in the bedroom bolted down. It is not a quick access safe but uses a electronic key pad or a round key lock access. No children to worry about and it unlocks in seconds.
I like the bulldog brand. Have had it over 5 years with no issues. They make quick access safes also.
Have to agree with CB3 about simplex locks. For quick access they are IMO going to work ALL the time.
Finger print ID locks have been known to fail.
Do some research on Google. Safes are like cars. Each person has their special needs and preferences.
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Stay mechanical for speed and durability. The "Simplex" lock has a 60+ year track record. All electronic ones have no parts availability so they are essentially a throw away. Consider where you want to put it as that might make a difference on what style is best for your application.

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Simplex Locks on a Fort Knox for the safe .
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I use Vline safes with the 5 button simplex locks. The particular model I use is the Deskmate. I can have the safe open and the firearm out within about 2 seconds. No keys or batteries to worry about. You can program the lock to your own favorite combination.
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Why not keep it on your person while the 6 year old is around .. That's if he is a grandchild or just visiting .. If your own child who will be there on a continuous basis I would just keep it in the Liberty ..

When my kids and grand kids were little as soon as they could understand they were taught fire arm safety .. at just walking / speaking age they were taught to get an adult if they saw a gun lying around .. we even put a little cap pistol in the area to test them .. They all passed every time .. They saw the fake pistol and came to an adult and told them about it .. All with out touching it ..

Teaching children firearm safety should be the first thing you teach them if firearms are in the home !!
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