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Old 06-24-2019, 08:59 PM   #1
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I am in need of a gun safe, I bought a browning fmj Friday, got the 470 pound thing unloaded with me and the wife and set up, combo changed, got in and out of it all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. put my carry pistol in it today because we were taking the girls to the water park and forgot to put my work laptop in it. went to open it and nothing! the keypad made noise that I was entering the correct combo but nothing, called Browning.. guy told me how to override the combo and reset to factory... kind of made me wonder how he knew I was even the owner but oh well I tried it and nothing, they called a tech and the tech sent me the same instructions on how to reset the keypad to whatever combo I wanted as well as... and I aint making this up, how to take the keypad off and beat the lock with a screwdriver till it opens. needless to say I am in the market for a new safe... any recommendations?
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:06 PM   #2
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AMSEC B&F series...get the S&G dial that is offered.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:19 PM   #3
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I like Browning safes. I have a "Platinum", it has a Dial lock, weighs 1500 lbs. Shopped around when I bought it, it had the best wall thickness and fire protection for the money, the only ones that equaled it were a lot more expensive. Bought it from Ables in Huntsville.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:19 PM   #4
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AMSEC B&F series...get the S&G dial that is offered.
While I wish I could afford one of those that's out of my budget unless I was looking at the wrong thing, the cheapest ones start out at 3500 dollars.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:23 PM   #5
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compared to those 2 safes listed I recon I am looking for a nice security cabinet hahahaha
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:31 PM   #6
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I had a Cannon 48 gun safe that served me well for several years before I had my custom safe built.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:53 PM   #7
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Recently purchased an Amsec "FV" series from Carter's. I've been happy with it so far. Good quality and the price was reasonable. I wasn't necessary worried about fire rating, if you are they make one step up that uses concrete instead of drywall.

Kinda crazy that you can just override the lock and reset the code. Makes me wonder how common that is on digital locks.
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:00 PM   #8
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Recently purchased an Amsec "FV" series from Carter's. I've been happy with it so far. Good quality and the price was reasonable. I wasn't necessary worried about fire rating, if you are they make one step up that uses concrete instead of drywall.

Kinda crazy that you can just override the lock and reset the code. Makes me wonder how common that is on digital locks.
I know! but the worst part for me was the fact that they just emailed the directions on how to do it to me
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Old 06-24-2019, 11:57 PM   #9
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Get a locksmith to install the S & G dial combo on it.
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I just grabbed a Rhino Ironworks 72x42 and am pretty happy with it.


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Got a Liberty Fatboy 64 gun safe with a dial combination about 5 years ago and I couldn't be more pleased with it. I'm not a fan of the electronic locks. I hear people all the time saying "I can get into a digital safe a lot faster". If you're depending on getting into your gun safe for home defense, I've got some sad news for you....

The only thing about gun safes, get one a lot bigger than you think you need!!
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Got a Liberty Fatboy 64 gun safe with a dial combination about 5 years ago and I couldn't be more pleased with it. I'm not a fan of the electronic locks. I hear people all the time saying "I can get into a digital safe a lot faster". If you're depending on getting into your gun safe for home defense, I've got some sad news for you....

The only thing about gun safes, get one a lot bigger than you think you need!!


On the money here. I got the same safe and love it.
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Old Yesterday, 08:30 AM   #13
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I am in need of a gun safe, I bought a browning fmj Friday, got the 470 pound thing unloaded with me and the wife and set up, combo changed, got in and out of it all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. put my carry pistol in it today because we were taking the girls to the water park and forgot to put my work laptop in it. went to open it and nothing! the keypad made noise that I was entering the correct combo but nothing, called Browning.. guy told me how to override the combo and reset to factory... kind of made me wonder how he knew I was even the owner but oh well I tried it and nothing, they called a tech and the tech sent me the same instructions on how to reset the keypad to whatever combo I wanted as well as... and I aint making this up, how to take the keypad off and beat the lock with a screwdriver till it opens. needless to say I am in the market for a new safe... any recommendations?
Where are you located? There are a few safe dealers here on TBH.

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Old Yesterday, 08:55 AM   #14
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Liberty fatboy 64
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Old Yesterday, 08:58 AM   #15
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AMSEC B&F series...get the S&G dial that is offered.
This is the safe you seek
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Sturdy Safe
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I’ve got an Amsec and I love it. I had a liberty for a couple of years and there’s a difference between the two. Look at their SF modes if the BF Is to far out of your price range.
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Where are you located? There are a few safe dealers here on TBH.

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