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Let me answer a few questions I get asked often.

Q: Why don’t you provide a list of recommended handgun safes instead of showing only the worst ones out there?

A: I have not been deliberately targeting only the worst safes I can find. I also have no secret list of genuinely secure handgun safes. If you’ve seen my videos looking at the AMSEC Heavy-Duty Pistol Safe, the Fort Knox Auto Pistol Safe and Fort Knox Original Pistol Box, and the Stealth Original Handgun Safe you’ve seen the best of what I’ve found.

Q: Can you send replacement keys?

A: No, I don’t supply replacement keys. If you’re having problems with a safe, the best thing to do is contact the manufacturer, if the company is still in business, and ask if service is available for the product. If the safe is out of production or you can no longer get parts or service for it, it's time to consider buying a new safe.

Q: Can you recommend a biometric safe?

A: I don’t recommend handgun safes with biometric technology. So far in my examinations of these devices, I’ve found that safes with fingerprint readers are unlikely to be any more secure than other devices. I discuss biometric safes on the Handgun safe design page of this site, and I go into the design problems that undermine safes with biometrics on the Findings & discussion page.

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