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  1. Geezer

    Geezer Mama Tried Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    One of the first things that I plan to do when I get to Texas is buy a gun safe. I have read on here about the pros and cons of the dial lock and the electronic lock. Almost every safe that I see has the electronic lock. They are advertised to have back up keys to bypass the lock. How do they work?
     
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    Sigequinox220 Active Member Benefactor

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    You take off the faceplate (retention clips just snap off with pressure) and there is a hole for one of the big keys that looks like it’s for the doors inside of a fictional castle in Zelda.


    Easy peezy. Didn’t bring your current safes with you?
     
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    Sigequinox220 Active Member Benefactor

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    Here’s a picture of the keys to vault door I had (my safe here as same type)

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    I have had dial safes and currently own one keypad safe. I definitely vote for the keypad safe.


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    I have a dial safe and would vote for a keypad too! Just way quicker.
     
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    S4f I survived v- bulletin Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I have two dial and one keypad.
    I'd also vote for the keypad . I don't know how many times I turned the dial a little to far and had to start all over again, frustrating when you're in a hurry
     
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  7. MacEntyre

    MacEntyre Shoot on Sight! Charter Member Supporting Member

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    If you want to disable a keypad safe, just knock the keypad off, pull the ribbon cable out as far as it will go and cut. Now the owner has to call a safe locksmith.
     
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    I like my Drake with a dial. I don’t need “quick access” into the safe.
     
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    Sigequinox220 Active Member Benefactor

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    That would be one weird criminal.
     
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    CZfool68 Int'l Man of Mystery Charter Member Supporting Member

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    Agree. My safe isn’t for quick access. There are other tools and set ups for that.
     
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