Gun Safes on sale at TSC - TODAY ONLY

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  1. fiwit

    fiwit New Member

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    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).
     

  2. EJR914

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    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:
     
  3. whitmo

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    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!)
     
  4. fiwit

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    I thought I saw some with standard dials, but I might be mistaken. Do the electronic ones have a key for a backup
     
  5. whitmo

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    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.
     
  6. Going Postal

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    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.
     
  7. whitmo

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    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.
     
  8. spotco2

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    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.
     
  9. Going Postal

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    Maybe I am just imagining that these are the keys to my electronic keypad safe.
    [​IMG]
     
  10. spotco2

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    What kind of safe is it?
     
  11. ruger762

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    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.
     
  12. Hock25

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    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.
     
  13. Going Postal

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    It is a Stack-on.

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  14. spotco2

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    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.
     
  15. Going Postal

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    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???
     
  16. spotco2

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    No, they do break like everything else and we do get calls on them.

    They are usually cheaper to replace than they are to repair.