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Fort Knox FTK-PB Pistol Box Handgun Safe

4.7 out of 5 stars 386 ratings

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Brand Fort Knox
Lock Type Electronic
Color Metallic
Alarm anti-theft
Water Resistance Level Not Water Resistant

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Item Dimensions 12.5 x 10.75 x 4.25 inches 12.1 x 12.1 x 3.2 inches 16.5 x 14.5 x 7.75 inches 9.5 x 12.5 x 3.5 inches

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Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 16, 2014
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best in Portable Gunsafe Protection, IF YOU BUY THE NEWER MODEL
Reviewed in the United States 🇺🇸 on April 16, 2014
I've owned this safe for a a while now and all I can say is that someone did their homework!

It has a Simplex lock which means no batteries or wondering if the safe is going to open during an emergency situation. It's so well made that it can't be pried open due to the curved lip where it closes.

My only complaints are minor:

1) Should have foam padding all around the inside perimeter of the safe.
Not a big deal, I took care of that by gluing in a thin fuzzy material to all 4 walls for protection for my firearms. The long model FK safe with the swing out door already has padding built into it when you buy it. This version should have it too. You can buy foam padding with an adhesive backing here on Amazon if you decide to pad this version.

2) Should have an optional handle on the front of the safe for easy opening.
You have to either use 2 hands to open the heavy lid or dig your fingers right up against the edge of the lid to open it. I MIG welded a small stainless steel door handle on the lip of the lid on mine so that it can be easily accessed by either me or my wife in an emergency situation. Also the handle allows for one-handed operation of the lid, allowing the "strong hand" to grip your firearm, all in one motion in an emergency situation (see pic).
It also makes it much easier to move the safe around because there is something to grab onto.

3) Should come with a set of stickers if you want to label the Simplex black buttons with numbers.
In an emergency situation, you or a family member may not be thinking clearly while trying to access the FK safe. These labels could aid in being able to quickly access your firearm. I already placed a label with the numbers underneath the button plate with my label maker. Also placed stickers showing where the locked position and the unlocked position of the knob is. (see pic). When your heart is racing and the adrenaline starts to rush you would be surprised how hard it will be to maintain concentration, coordination and safety while there is a break-in occurring in your home and seconds count.

4) Lastly I drilled a 1/2 inch hole in the back of my FK safe so that I could mount a forged 5/8 inch x 4 eye bolt with a shoulder (also bought here on Amazon) so that I can chain it to my support column in my house. I did this for all of my Fort Knox safes.
I'm thinking about upsizing it to a 3/4 inch forged eye bolt for even more protection.

I should point out that I also owned a Gunvault GV 2000S biometric safe and the Fort Knox made the Gunvault look silly by comparison. You can read my review of the Gunvault with all of its faults but I found out the hard way that biometric safes are not reliable. I ended up selling the Gunvault safe several years ago and bought several more Fort Knox safes in different configurations for various situations and they've all been flawless.

The Fort Knox should be the first and last portable gun safe(s) you'll ever buy. Highest recommendation

Update 10-12-21- It seems that there is an easy way to open these safes with a brute force attack directed at the Simplex lock. It seems that Fort Knox is aware of the problem and has fixed the design flaw on the newer safes they sell BUT where does that leave owners of the older designed safes?
I called Fort Knox and asked the same question to one of their representatives. She was very polite but told me that there is no fix for older model safes. I expected that response.
I looked at their solution and saw that they welded a threaded barrel on both sides of the Simplex lock and that allows a metal bar to be anchored to the inside lid running underneath the Simplex lock mechanism so it can't be bashed in.
After thinking about it my solution to this problem for the older made safes is to drill 2 holes on both sides of the Simplex lock and used 2 carriage bolts, lock washers and nuts with their backing plate and that looks like it would solve the problem.
I explained this to the representative at Fort Knox. She said she would talk to one of their engineers and get back to me. She also wanted to charge me for the 3 backing plates I was requesting. I was somewhat taken back because I own several of these safes and this as far as I was concerned is design flaw on their part and I shouldn't be charged for the parts especially since it's on me to install it.
That was 2 days ago. I will update my review here IF and when I hear from FK.

I received a phone call from a tech at Fort Knox and explained to him that I own 3 of their portable safes and all of them have are the earlier versions of the safes and that they are vulnerable to attack. The tech agreed to send me 3 kits so that I could install them myself. I received them but didn't end up using them because I don't have access to welding equipment in order to install their kit.
After some searching I found a kit on ebay that I bought and that kit worked out perfectly because it is designed for this style safe.

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