Safes: Digital vs Mechanical (Read 2226 times)

Shoboshi

Safes: Digital vs Mechanical
« on: September 08, 2016, 04:07:18 PM »
I only own a rifle cabinet and will soon need to purchase a "real" rifle safe. What are your thoughts on rifle safes that are mechanical type such as combination, simplex, or keyed safes (not locker/cabinets) versus the digital keypads / fingerprints? I feel weary on purchasing a battery, digital keypad type. Hard part of being in Hawaii is low selection or no shipping and almost all the safes I've run across in a store were digital.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

K30l4

Re: Safes: Digital vs Mechanical
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2016, 04:10:11 PM »
This thread is from a few years ago.

http://2ahawaii.com/index.php?topic=10020.0

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Shoboshi

Re: Safes: Digital vs Mechanical
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2016, 04:48:10 PM »
Thanks ola. Looks like people werent into battery, but thats what the stores are offering. I saw an older post and macksacks mentioned Lowes. I will try there also.

jc2721

Re: Safes: Digital vs Mechanical
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2016, 06:03:30 PM »
All of my safes have combination dials, I wouldn't have it any other way.

myanmar1

Re: Safes: Digital vs Mechanical
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2016, 07:49:35 PM »
the electric keypad safe Can also
Be opened with a key. I would have
Prefered a mechanical lock, but haven't
Had any problems with the electric combo.
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Re: Safes: Digital vs Mechanical
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2016, 07:24:55 AM »
the electric keypad safe Can also
Be opened with a key. I would have
Prefered a mechanical lock, but haven't
Had any problems with the electric combo.
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macsak

Re: Safes: Digital vs Mechanical
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2016, 07:42:46 AM »
Thanks ola. Looks like people werent into battery, but thats what the stores are offering. I saw an older post and macksacks mentioned Lowes. I will try there also.

macsak
lol

and yeah, lowe's has them sometimes, but they sell out fast
see if you can do online ordering to pick up in store
or keep on going back and bothering the people in that section to check when the next shipment is getting in and see if they will reserve one for you

Shoboshi

Re: Safes: Digital vs Mechanical
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2016, 09:06:01 AM »
lol, I just like saying it "Macksacks"

Pit808

Re: Safes: Digital vs Mechanical
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2016, 08:49:35 PM »
Alot of keypad safes have SG locks on them and can be easily replaced with mechanical SG dial combo locks.  I replaced mine.  After seeing the digital mechanisms small parts, I'm glad I changed it.  Setting your own combo is easy too.

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« Last Edit: September 13, 2016, 08:56:07 PM by Pit808 »
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