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HOMAK Electronic Access Pistol Box Review
Homak HS10036684 (Large); Homak HS10036683 (Small)

I purchased both the large and the small Homak gun safes for hand gun storage in my home. I found both pistol boxes adequate in design and structure and well suited for the purpose they serve.

Homak gun box installed in cabinet -- large size

Homak Gun Box; HOMAK HS10036684
installed in a cabinet

  

The smaller safe HOMAK HS10036683 Electronic Access Pistol Box, 10 X 3.5 X 7.5 Inch has very little room inside for medium to large hand gun storage. Be very careful when selecting this gun safe that your gun will fit inside. Read what other customers have said about the size limitations. This safe does have a slant on the inside which reduces the available inside storage space. I found that the smaller safe will just barely fit a Glock 19 or a J frame revolver. These handguns will fit but require some manipulation to get them in and out of the safe. Do not expect a quick retrieval of your weapon with this pistol box because it will take some maneuvering to get the gun out..

 

More Pictures
Owner's Manual

Homak Hand Gun Safe
HOMAK HS10036684
 with Glock 26

Homak Gun Safe
HOMAK HS10036684
door dimensions

Homak Hand Gun Safe
HOMAK HS10036684
with "J" frame revolver

 

The larger safe HOMAK HS10036684 Electronic Access Pistol Box, 10 X 5.5 X 7.5 Inch has much more room inside for gun storage. If you're going to buy one of these safes I would recommend the larger one. For an additional $10.00, it is well worth it. With the larger safe you can quickly retrieve your gun.HS10036684) has much more room inside for gun storage. If you're going to buy one of these safes I would recommend the larger one. For an additional $10.00, it is well worth it. With the larger safe you can quickly retrieve your gun.

 

Positioning Your Gun Inside the Gun Safe

I have found that even with the larger safe the gun has to be positioned inside the safe with some care to allow a quick retrieval. By placing one or two boxes of ammunition on the bottom of the safe, them placing you handgun on top with the handle pointing towards the door positions the gun for quick retrieval.- I have found that even with the larger safe the gun has to be positioned inside the safe with some care to allow a quick retrieval. By placing one or two boxes of ammunition on the bottom of the safe, them placing you handgun on top with the handle pointing towards the door positions the gun for quick retrieval.

One Word of Caution - For the smaller safe the Amazon.com picture incorrect. You should go by the measurements instead of the picture. One of the reviewers at amazon.com states "don't buy this safe" and sites two major flaws associated with it. The first is the lack of a mechanical key backup to unlock the safe. The second is exposed wiring and battery pack inside the unit. For the price , i can live with these. If the electronics fail i can always provide the door open with a screwdriver and buy a new safe. As far as the exposed wiring and battery pack go , just being a little careful. You can't just throw the gunman into the safe , you have to place it inside with care..

One of the complaints that reviewers have about the safe is the limited space inside. This is very true with regard to the smaller safe but the larger safe seems adequate for the job. Note - if you intend to open the safe at night or in low light conditions you will need an external illumination source to read the key combination keys. The keys are not back lighted for easy visibility however what can you expect when powered by internal batteries..

 

Mounting and Installing the Pistol Box

The pistol boxes comes with four mounting screws for wall mount installation (see pictures). The backside of the pistol box has four corresponding holes for the screws. To mount, simply open the door, place the safe against the wall at the desired location and screw. The safe is held firmly against the wall. The pistol box does not have to be permanently attached to a wall or service and they be placed in a Drawer or cabinet. This will still protect your guns but Not prevent theft of the entire safe and its contents. In addition to containing a hand gun and ammunition The pistol box is a perfect place to store emergency Cash and small valuables. Reference - Homak Pistol Box Owner's Manual and Operating Instructions.

 

Other considerations:

While this pistol box seems adequate for protecting your handgun from children and on authorized users it will not prevent theft or access from a determined individual with the right tools. Keep in mind that the pistol box does not provide instant access. You still have to punch in the code and open the door to retrieve your weapon. That still takes a few seconds to do.  Do not discard the manual that came with your pistol box as it contains the master code and instructions for opening the box in case of battery failure.  The combination code for the pistol box is printed on a sticker placed inside the door. You may wish to remove the sticker to prevent others from seeing your code. The first pistol box that had purchased worked with long flawlessly out of the box. The second one required lubrication of the locking mechanism and door seal before it would work properly. I would suggest that you clean and lubricate these areas before first use.

 


Homak Pistol Box Pictures


Homak gun box installed in cabinet - large size
This is the large size Homak security pistol safe Installed in a kitchen cabinet. When the correct Security, nation is entered into the keypad you simply Press on the door to open. The door will swing down Along you access to your gun inside. Note the Flashlights and holsters next to the gun box.

 


Homak gun safe door dimensions - large size
When purchasing any gun or pistol safe be sure that the Door opening is large enough to accommodate your Weapon. Note that the opening is considerably smaller Than the door.

 


Homak hand gun box dimensions - large size
This picture shows you the overall length of the large Size Homak pistol safe as well as the width of the door Opening. Click on the picture for zoom features.

 


Homak hand gun safe with Glock 26 - large size
This picture shows the relative size of a Glock 26 when Placed at the opening of the large size Homak pistol Safe.



Homak electronic pistol safe with Glock 26 inside - Large size
This picture shows a Glock 26 placed inside the large Size Homak pistol box.



Homak electronic pistol safe with Glock 26 and Ammunition inside - large size
This picture shows placement of the Glock 26 with Ammunition and loaded magazines inside the large size Homak pistol box. Note that the Glock 26 is upside Down and Dan Gould toward the door for easy access.

 


Homak electronic gun safe with Glock 19 - large Size
This is a photograph of a Glock 19 placed at the Door opening of the large size Homak security pistol box. The Glock 19 is larger than the opening but will Fit inside when maneuvered properly.

 


Homak electronic gun box with Glock 19 inside - Large size
This photo shows eight Glock 19 inside the large Size Homak electronic gun box along with ammunition and magazines. Due to the relatively large size of the Glock 19 it must be carefully placed in and removed from the box with care.

 


Homak pistol safe with "J" frame revolver - large size
This picture shows placement of a Smith and Wesson J. Cramer revolver at the door opening of the large size Homak pistol box. Even though the revolver is a Relatively large it will still fit inside the box with proper Maneuvering. It will fit , but it does not allow for fast Retrieval of the weapon.



Homak hand gun safe with "J" frame revolver inside - Large size
This is a picture of a Smith and Wesson revolver placed Inside the large Homak pistol safe.



Homak hand gun box safe showing dimensions - small Size
This is a picture of the small size Homak pistol box Showing overall dimensions as well as the door opening width.



Homak pistol safe showing wall mounting screws in the Back panel - small size
This is a picture of the small size Homak pistol safe Mounted flush against a wall. Note the four marking screws in the back panel.



Homak pistol safe showing door opening dimensions - Small size
This is a picture of the Homak pistol safe , small size, Showing the door opening width.



Homak pistol safe with Glock 26 inside - small size
This is a picture of the small size Homak electronic Combination pistol safe with a Glock 26 placed inside


Homak pistol safe with Glock 19 - small size
This is a picture of the small size Homak electronic Pistol safe with the Glock 19 placed at the door Opening to show relative sizes.



Homak pistol safe with Glock 19 inside - small Size
This is a picture of a Glock 19 placed inside the Small size Homak pistol safe.



Homak pistol safe with "J" frame revolver - small size
This is a photograph of a Smith and Wesson J. Frame Revolver placed at the door opening of the small size Homak pistol box. Note the large size of the gun Relative to the door opening dimensions.



Homak pistol safe with "J" frame revolver inside - Small size
This is a picture of a Smith and Wesson J. Frame Revolver placed inside the Homak pistol safe, small size. It is a tight fit but will work as long as you're not Inner worry to retrieve the gun.


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Homak pistol safe door opening - small size
This is a picture of the small size Homak pistol box Mounted flush against the wall showing for mounting screws in the back panel of the safe.



Homak pistol safe for an Angled view - small size
This is a picture of the small size Homak security pistol Safe from an angled view.



Homak pistol safe showing batteries inside - large size
This is a picture of the large size Homak pistol safe Showing where the batteries are located inside the safe. You must use care when placing a weapon inside the Safe so as not to dislodge the batteries. The rubber matting shown in the picture also comes with a safe.



Homak security pistol safe showing batteries and Ammunition inside - large size
This is another picture of the inside of the large size Homak security pistol safe showing placement and location of the batteries.



Homak pistol safe with "J" frame revolver and Ammunition inside. No quick access to this gun - Large Size
This is a picture of the small size Homak pistol safe With a "J". frame Smith and Wesson revolver along with Ammunition.


 

HOMAK HS10036683 10-by-3-1/2-by-7-1/2-Inch
Electronic Access Pistol Box $32.99
From Amazon.com this box has 18 customer reviews
With an average of 4.5 out of 5 star rating.

HOMAK HS10036684 10-by-5-1/2-by-7-1/2-Inch
Electronic Access Pistol Bobby $42.00
From Amazon.com this box has 43 customer reviews
With an average of 4 out of 5 star rating.

Recommendation:
Purchase the larger pistol box. It is well worth the Money. Forget about the smaller one. It doesn't have
Enough space inside.

The Good: Inexpensive  -  sturdy construction  -  reliable  -  fast opening

The Bad: The smaller pistol safe is too small and will not hold many hand guns  -  no key override

 

I've spent many hours shopping on the Internet and it Looked that many different gun safes and have found that the Homak pistol box, large size, best suited my purposes. At a cost of $42.00 each you can afford to buy a few of them and place them at different locations inside of your house.

Technical Details
Quick Access Keypad
Programmable
Battery operated
Mountable
Warranty against manufacturing defect

Product Description

From the Manufacturer
The high-security quick access pistol box is Manufactured using the highest grade of raw materials Available. Constructed of top quality steel, the unique Design of the unit prevents unauthorized access and Protects valuables. The quick access key pad is able to Be programmed with a personal code securing Possessions from everyone but the authorized user. Mountable! Available sizes include small, medium and Large.

Product Description
The high-security quick access pistol box is Manufactured using the highest grade of raw materials Available. Constructed of top quality steel, the unique Design of the unit prevents unauthorized access and Protects valuables. The quick access key pad is able to Be programmed with a personal code securing Possessions from everyone but the authorized user. Mountable.

Amazon.com Product Description
Whether you're a law-enforcement professional, an avid Gun collector, a parent of a young child, or all of the above, the Homak HS10036683 Small Pistol Box is a Smart, safe choice that protects your gun and your Family. Built tough, with an electronic locking system, The HS10036683 gives you true peace of mind.

Steel Construction and Coded Entry for Optimum Protection
Boasting Homak's patented design that offers optimum Durability and security, the HS10036683 features Heavy-duty powdered steel construction that resists Wear and tear. This tough pistol box will prevent Unauthorized access to your valuables, yet is easily Accessible via a keyless quick-access code. Simply type In your personalized digits and the box will open.

Protects Young Children
The HS10036683 is ideal for homes with young children. It allows adults quick and easy access to a handgun, Yet it resists any attempts by curious children to open It. In fact, the unit will go into a timed lockout mode if The password is entered incorrectly too many times in a Row.

Theft-Proof, Patented Design
To help prevent thieves from prying open the unit, the HS10036683's door has rounded corners and it closes flush. Also, its small size allows for multiple mounting Options, and the included rubber mat fits the interior to help prevent scuffs and scratches on the gun. And because the HS10036683 is battery powered, with Battery terminals conveniently located on the front, you Won't have to worry about a power outage cutting off Access to your handgun.

Dimensions and Warranty Information
The HS10036683 measures 10.0 x 3.5 x 7.5 inches (wxhxd), weighs 10 pounds, and is backed by a One-year warranty against manufacturing defects.

 

Nomenclature: Pistol boxes are also known as :pistol safe , gun safe , gun box , electronic pistol box , electronic pistol safe , electronic gun safe , Electronic gun box , gun safety , gun locks, hand gun safe  and hand gun box

 

Authored By Mike Coviello (Tanner)

 

Ask A Question/Tell Your Experience

 

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Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Subject: Feedback Form

Good morning,
I am trying to find types and manufactures for pistol firearm storages
valid for aircraft and boats. It has to be small (5 o 6 pistols)
If you have any information I would really appreciate.
Thank you very much
Juan


Response - Juan,

Sorry, I have no knowledge of the regulations and requirements for storage
of firearms on aircraft and boats. I assume it would depend on where you
live and your particular situation. You might want to contact your local
police department to see if they can tell you the rules and requirements or
point you in the right direction.
Good luck.
Tanner

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Feedback Form
Subject: Homak Pistol Box

Received: 3/24/2010


AWESOME....  Is it burglar proof - NO....  BUT...  IDEAL lil safe for apartment dwellers that just want to keep their arms secured... hides great behind clothes in a closet, in a bedside drawer, etc.. Hides most ANYWHERE !!!! Even great for homeowners due to it's small size and ability to hide in "wee" places..... ALL OVER THE PLACE !!...  So what if the electronics fry, and it dies.....  Break it open, and buy another one... For $40..  who flippin cares !!!!...  Can even mount in your vehicle....  Just "WHO" doesn't get how awesome this thing really is? 

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Sent: Monday, December 13, 2010 1:04 PM
Subject: HOMAK Gun Cabinet


I just bought a house that has the HOMAK gun cabinet in the closet. I need to know how to open the security cabinet.
Thanks
Fannie

Response - Fannie,

Sorry. I can't tell you anything you don't already know.
1. Try to track down the previous owners and ask them.
2. Call a locksmith and see if they can help.
3. Break into it with a crowbar.
4. Call Homak and see what they suggest.
Good luck.
Tanner

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