Georgia Firearm Forums - Georgia Packing banner

1 - 18 of 18 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,395 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Tractor Supply Company/TSC

Safe brand names are Winchester & Cannon. Prices range from $299-699. Some prices are good through rest of year I think (like the $299 little skinny safe), but others are today only (like the $699 wide-body safe).
 

·
Seasteading Aficionado
Joined
·
44,896 Posts
I also noticed that Dick's and a few others had good sales today on safes as well.

If you've been needing a safe, now would be a good time to get one! :righton:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
367 Posts
I looked at them and came real close to buying one. (Well, actually getting a rain check on one since they were out of them at the time.) But I'm just not sure that I want a safe with the electronic keypad to open it. If that happens to go bad there is no back up entry into it. I just prefer the "old" standard dial. Seems like the keypad is the new standard. The guy at TSC said you just don't see many of them any more.

Reading that book "One Second After" about the EMP bomb has made me rethink a few things. Maybe I'm too paranoid (some of you are rubbing off on me!)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,395 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
I thought I saw some with standard dials, but I might be mistaken. Do the electronic ones have a key for a backup
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
367 Posts
The guy at TSC told me that there wasn't a back up key. If there was I would have got one.
I also asked about the standard dial and he said they didn't get any like that anymore in the size I was looking at - 24 gun.
Of course that could just be the TSC near me. I don't know if the managers order the stuff or if it just shows up from corporate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
438 Posts
I have an electronic keypad on my safe. It is not a Winchester or a Cannon but it does come with two back up keys in case of the keypad going bad. I would think that any brand name safe company would provide some kind of a back up method for opening.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
367 Posts
Well that stinks. I wonder if the guy didn't know what he was talking about or if Cannon doesn't have that feature.
That was their lowest price of the year. Now I'm wishing I would have gotten the rain check just in case.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
438 Posts
spotco2 said:
Most safes that have electronic key pads can not be over riden with a key lock. I have only worked on safes for about 15 years and I have never seen one in the field.
Maybe I am just imagining that these are the keys to my electronic keypad safe.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
Any of the gun safes you see with over-ride keys have a chinese lock installed. Copies or knock off's

Safes with the better quality UL rated digital locks such as Lagard , Sargent & Greenleaf etc. will not have any form of over-ride or malfunction key.

Not to say the chinese copies are bad locks , I've sold a ton of safes with them installed and have had very few problems.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,148 Posts
ruger762 said:
Any of the gun safes you see with over-ride keys have a chinese lock installed. Copies or knock off's

Safes with the better quality UL rated digital locks such as Lagard , Sargent & Greenleaf etc. will not have any form of over-ride or malfunction key.

Not to say the chinese copies are bad locks , I've sold a ton of safes with them installed and have had very few problems.
I was at TSC yesterday, and was disappointed in the Chinese safes. I'd prefer to buy a U.S. made safe, for a reasonable price. Maybe I'm dreaming, but is it possible? I'm a stone's throw from Haralson, if the wind is blowing right.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
438 Posts
spotco2 said:
Ok....gotcha....say no more. It's rare that we ever see these as it cost more to work on them than it does to replace them usually.
Why do you think that is? Are they that cheaply made?

Just a thought, maybe you don't see many of them because they don't break???
 
1 - 18 of 18 Posts
Top