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Sunday, January 1, 2012

Top Reasons to Buy a Fort Knox Gun Safe

Fort Knox Gun Safes
There are several reasons to buy a Fort Knox gun safe. It is important to understand NOT all safes are for everyone. There are hundreds if not thousands of safes available for a reason. It's important that customers find out what is most important to them and then discover the manufacturer that offers that best. While Fort Knox gun safes have a long list of reasons, the top reason to buy a Fort Knox gun safe is by far the available options and customization.

Customize your Security

Keep in mind that all Fort Knox safes are made in Orem, Utah. These gun safes are NOT imported from another country. Fort Knox is the only company that makes gun safes with a long list of fully customizable options. Every other manufacturer have a standard build for each of their model safes. In some cases the customer is given the option of color, accessories, and sometimes interior arrangement while Fort Knox makes it easy and painless for customers to specify EXACTLY how they want their safe built. As mentioned earlier there are several reasons to buy a Fort Knox gun safe. If this is not something a customer is not interested in they can simply choose from one of the 7 different models and simply pick a color and interior arrangement as with other manufacturers.

Consider The OPTIONS!
The options available from Fort Knox start with the typical kinds

First Option: Interior arrangement. The Fort Knox difference here is in the quality and variety! While most other gun safes have colors and interior options Fort Knox has near 40 different interior arrangement options! There are 6 different safe sizes to choose from and almost all sizes have 8 different arrangements. That much more than the typical 2 or three different options.

Second Option: Exterior color/finish. Depending on the model of safe there are 14 different colors available. With this seems fairly typical Fort Knox raises the bar in quality. Each of the glossy paint options are "Baked on Acrylic Urethane Metallic"

Third Option: Lock. Another option that most would think is pretty straight forward, but AGAIN Fort Knox takes this option to the next level. There are 4 different options here. Most manufacturers have a Mechanical, Electronic and Biometric lock option. Fort Knox has recognized that many customers go back and forth between electronic and mechanical.

Benefits of Electronic Locks:

  • Change your code easily and at any time
  • Faster to open the safe
Benefits of Mechanical Locks:

  • Reliable 
  • Never have to replace batteries

Fort Knox noticed this dilema customers are faced with and decided to fix it with The Redundant Lock System. This is a system that has both options in one!! Most users choose to use the electronic lock for daily use and the mechanical lock as a failsafe backup however either can be used at any time.

Fourth Option: Door Swing. Most if not all other gun safe manufacturers have the safe door hinges on the right, but with Fort Knox a customer can change that and have the hinges placed on the left side. This is a small but significant option if a customer is limited on safe placement.

Fifth Option: Safe Construction/Security. This is where Fort Knox really shines! Customers that had research gun safes and already have an idea what they are looking for usually get stumped when they discover these options. This is listed as 'Safe Construction/Security' because you can literally change the degree of security of your safe! While other manufacturers give the option of several different series or models of gun safes Fort Knox uses the 'series' as a guideline for customers to mix and match the steel. This can get a little complicated so I am going to keep it simple. Each series has it's own specification of steel thickness from the entry level Maverick to the  top end Legend.

  • Deluxe Package: If a customer is stuck between two different series they can add the Deluxe Package which will add thicker steel for the outside body of the safe and the door of the safe as well. 
  • Inner Steel Liner: For added security and maximum protection Fort Knox offers an option of additional 10 gauge steel plates (up to 4) to line the inner walls of the safe. 
  • Safe Body Upgrades: Similar to the Deluxe package a customer can choose to increase the steel thickness of the safe body. If the series safe has a 10 gauge body the customer can choose this upgrade to increase the steel to 3/16" or 1/4" steel. 
  • Stainless Steel: My favorite! This is where Fort Knox has yet again set the standard. The stainless steel package adds 10 gauge stainless steel to the outside body and door of the safe for optimum protection against a torch attach. This option is standard on the top of the line Legend series.
With all of the customization options it hard to imagine Fort Knox not fulfilling what's most important to most gun safe shoppers. There are more reasons to buy a Fort Knox gun safe beyond what was covered in this article but this covers the highlights. When shopping for a gun safe a customer should consider what is most important to them first. I hope this helps many decide. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at The Safe Place.

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Sparks, NV 89431
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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Winchester Ranger 19 IN STOCK

The Safe Place has Winchester Ranger 19 gun safes in stock. Get yours before they're all gone! As of December 18th, 2011 we have both colors in ready to ship out! Order now and you can still get one before Christmas!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Gun Rights in Virginia

There seems to be a lot of debate about gun rights on JMU campus as described in an article from the titled: "Gun Rights Group Push Message of Safety at JMU."  According to the article it is very easy to get a gun in the state of Virginia. A concealed weapons permit can be attained online.
We hope Virginia the best in figuring out what's best for them. Just remember to be safe and keep your weapons locked in a gun safe or handgun safe when appropriate.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Change the code on an AMSEC Electronic lock.

If you recently purchased an AMSEC gun safe with an ESL 10XL electronic lock you NEED to change the combination (code) before you stock the gun safe with your guns and valuables.  Changing the combination is fairly easy follow the instructions completely do not skip any steps.

The input of a new combination is done by keying a “Change Key” code, followed by the Old

Combination to validate a change and then followed by entering the New Combination twice to 
avoid a keying error. To change the combination, do the following: 

  1. Press the keys “C” and then “#”. This is the “Change Key” that activates the change routine. The unit responds with a  short warbling tone (called the “good combo tone”) and the red lamp strobes with the tone.
  2. Now key in the Old 6 digit combination, the “C” key may be used to clear an error in keying at any time. Finish the input with a “#” key.
    • If  the  combination  keyed  matches the existing combination in permanent memory, another short good combo tone is sounded. Proceed to “3.
    • If the combination keyed is incorrect, the unit responds with 4 short beeps (called the  bad  combo  tone) and returns to rest. The combination change routine is aborted and the Old combination is retained. This also causes a count  up  for Penalty Lockout. 
  3. Now key the first pass with the New 6 digit combination followed by a “#” key. Again, the “C” key may be used to clear an error in keying at any time
    • If  the  combination input is 6 digit  in length, another short good combo tone is sounded. Proceed to “4."
    • If the combination keyed is not 6 digits long, the unit responds with 4 short beeps (called the bad combo tone) and returns to rest. The combination change routine is aborted and the Old combination is retained
  4. Now key the second verify pass with the New 6 digit combination followed by a “#” key. As before, the “C” key may be used to clear an error in keying at any time. 
    • If  the  combination input matched the first pass, a long good combo tone is sounded. The New Combination replaces  the Old Combination in permanent memory and the unit returns to a resting condition. Proceed to “5.”
    • If the combination keyed does not match the first pass, the unit responds with the bad combo tone and returns to rest. The combination change routine is aborted and the Old combination is retained.
  5. Test your New Combination several times prior to closing and locking the safe

Download instructions for AMSEC ESL 10XL:
AMSEC electronic lock: Operating and changing the code
AMSEC electronic lock: Changing the Battery

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Big Reno Show

Big Reno Show

The Safe Place will be hosting a booth this weekend for The Big Reno Show where they will have quality gun safes on display for sale.  The event will take place inside the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada on November 11th, 12th and 13th. The Big Reno Show is a great opportunity to be able to purchase firearms of all kinds both new and used as well as ammunition by the bulk. The Safe Place is a gun safe distributor selling to the general public offering wholesale prices. Come visit The Safe Place booth for a proper education on different levels of security.  Get a cheap price on a gun safe without comprimising security.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

The Safe Place Give Away!!

This month The Safe Place is giving away a 6 pack of rifle gun sack-ups!!!

All you have to do is write a review about us and send a link to the review to

Every review you write increases your chance to win!

Below is a list of various websites that will accept reviews for The Safe Place.

Review The Safe Place before 11/30/2011 for your chance to win!




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Wisconsin Concealed Gun Law Approved

There are 49 states with concealed gun laws. On November 1, 2011 Wisconsin was added as the 49th state. The Wisconsin Department of Justice estimates it will issue at least 100,000 permits in the first year.  Wisconsin residents interested in applying for the CCW (carrying a concealed weapon) should consider downloading the application and looking for a handgun safe. Exciting historical times!