Looks good and love the fact that it is more ‘safe like’ than others. My only concern is that there is A LOT of play in the locking bolt when the lid is open, and the bolt is extended in the locked position. This may be normal. I don’t know. But otherwise, I love this safe.
About 3 years ago my not yet 21 grandson asked if he could keep his handgun, a Glock M19, at home with him.
The home scenario consists of his mom (her occasional boyfriend), his 5 year old sister, and an adult sister and her boyfriend.
He does have a long gun safe I got him but it's not the quickest thing to get into in an emergency situation so I looked into various handgun safes and decided on the American Security PS1210HD.
The two primary deciding factors were (A) It has a Simplex push button lock mechanism rather than a battery operated lock mechanism. Experience has taught me that if anything battery operated, flashlights, radios, locks, is going to fail it will happen at exactly the moment you need it to work the most.
(B) Unlike the rest of the safes I checked out the AS lock mechanism has an interior steel box around it so while the mechanism can still be destroyed with a hammer and punch it can't be knocked out of place so the lock bar stays in place even if the mechanism is smashed.
Dean Safe just happened to have a discounted returned safe in stock. A guy bought it with the intention of using to carry a handgun in but since this thing weighs close to 25lbs he decided it wasn't a practical option. Lucky me!
It does have mounting holes in the back so it can be fastened to a floor or wall but he wanted to keep it on his night stand so I bought a 15'X15mm stainless steel double loop cable that he has looped around his steel bed frame and fastened to the safe's handle with a keyed padlock.
The handle swivel pins are peened into place so it's pretty secure but I've been considering mounting a hardened steel ring bolt to it as a fastening point.
At first it took the grandson about 30 seconds while looking at the buttons to enter his combination but now he can get into it in the dark in a few seconds.
All in all I consider it money well spent.
I wanted an in-SUV box that I felt would discourage at least most thieves if I had to leave my handgun in the vehicle to enter a non-permissive environment. Yes, hidden, but still more security than what a light box and small cable offered. The AMSEC HD Safe is all that, especially after I combined it with a length of hardened chain anchored to the SUV and shackled to the box. Very happy with the construction, and the no-battery, no-key-required lock. And Dean’s service and delivery were great.
I had been looking at pistol safes and by the questions I was asking, Jorge put me on to the American Security Pistol Safe. It had everything I wanted and more. It is very heavy duty, opens reliably and and fits my hand gun just fine. They also offer the one thing the AMSEC didn't include, and that is LED lights.
I love a company that does more than just take orders. I am grateful for their recommendation.
I serched many days for a pistol safe. saw many, many safes online. Then I found the safe I felt was the best for the money. Dean Safe had a video that sold me . This pistole safe was perfect for what I needed. There customer service was also helpful. This is a great company and I see no reason to look any ware else. Thank You