I bought this safe 1.5 years ago. It fits nicely in a hidden compartment under my bed so my gun is always acceptable...kind of. While the safe is well made and very convenient it eats through a set (8-AA) or two of batteries a year even though I hardly get into it. At some point you will try to open it and will get no response so you will need to find the backup key to open it. Then stick your hand inside the small safe to take out (and replace) the battery tray, then re-learn the password. I have smaller hands and the tray can be frustrating. My guess is you are unlikely to have an intruder and need immediate access to your gun. However, the reason you keep a gun in a convenient location is just in case you need it in an emergency. Rare occurance but that is what you're preparing for. If the battery happens to be dead in a crisis situation you'll have to look for a backup plan-throw your alarm clock maybe. There is a similar style safe on the market that you can hold a 9v battery to the contacts on the safe for emergency "jump starts". Or find a safe with an AC adapter. Not available for this safe.
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