+1, after my experience with my Gunsafe. After all, I could have a stun gun in my bedside drawer and would not necessarily need to keep it locked away. We choose and depend on our firearms because they work every time. IMHO, the particular Gunsafe that I own is less reliable than the firearm it would contain. If you feel strongly otherwise, I will sell you mine for a fraction of what I paid. My XDm is a different story; it is not for sale.That's why there are still a lot of people that prefer a mechanical lock instead of any electronics. Some people don't have any problems and then you see a few issues raised just like the ones right here. Usually battery life comes up or the tiny cable that winds up and opens the latch will break. I have read about both those issues happening to people. I do love technology, but I'm just not confident enough yet in it to store my HD handgun that way. Sometimes simple just works best.
I don't have any personal experience with the Gunvault product.
Here's what I have: FAS1 SAFE, LLC
Only has room for one gun and you can store 2 or 3 mags in the bottom.
Let me know what you find out, I've only had my less than 2 months and it does the same thing. Was thinking of calling GunvaultMy GunVault does not open with a tap. In fact, it does NOT open. Eats a set of batteries every 3 weeks. Am going to see if I can figure out why it is drawing current while at rest. Anyone have any suggestions?
Do any of the batteries feel hot? If so, got a short somewhere and I'd call GunVault. I've had batteries in mine for a year plus before changing.My GunVault does not open with a tap. In fact, it does NOT open. Eats a set of batteries every 3 weeks. Am going to see if I can figure out why it is drawing current while at rest. Anyone have any suggestions?
Follow up on my Gunvault 1000 series "gun safe". Tonight I installed a brand new, fresh from the sealed package, set of 8 Duracell AA batteries. And something new!It's like the people who post a defective XD and claim that all XD's are "unsafe". It's mostly an urban legend. Someone got a defective safe, it happens. Or, a competitor is spreading FUD. I was on one gun board where they caught an employee of another safe company posting FUD like this about GunVault. They are popular because they are inexpensive and reasonably effective, and that makes them something of a target.
I've owned this model, and despite my best efforts, I can't make it do this. I've owned other safes by other manufacturers where there were claims they were unsafe or easy to open. I've never been able to replicate any of those claims either. The claims usually involve either a completely defective safe, which they would be able to get fixed on warranty, or deliberately misleading circumstances, such as they don't close the latch all the way, or they leave it unlocked, or they beat the safe to hell first off camera before they do whatever it is they do.
That being said, any safe can be defeated by sufficiently motivated thieves with time on their side. The cheaper ones can be defeated more quickly. Don't count on a mini GunVault or a chintzy cabinet to protect all of your weapons while you are on vacation. I keep mine at a relatives if I'm going to be out for a long period of time, and I have an expensive quality safe.