Has a handle for easier carrying High quality construction with 10-gauge steel Pry proof door Reliable simplex lock Shielding for simplex lock Made in USA California DOJ Approved No lifetime warranty, though there is a one year manufacturer’s warranty V-Line Brute Mechanical ReviewWhile the FTK-PB, Original Handgun Safe, and AMSEC PS1210HD are all pretty similar, the V-Line Brute Mechanical is a bit different.
Whereas I lump the FTK-PB, Original Handgun Safe, and AMSEC PS1210HD together, I’d put the V-Line Brute Mechanical Safe as its own beast. Folks I know who bought V-Line products also report above-average customer service, which is always a plus just in case something goes wrong and you need them to address it.
A H&K VP9 with 2 extra mags and a flashlight.
Sample configurations I know you can do for the V-Line Brute include… A Sig 228, S&W R8, an extra magazine, and a speed loader. A Sig P226 with lots of extra ammo. A H&K VP9 with 2 extra mags and a flashlight. Inner Dimensions:3-1/4? H x 9” W x 12” D Capacity:0.
203 cubic feet Outer Dimensions: 3-3/5? H x 9-1/2” x 12-1/2” D Construction: 10-gauge steel, 12-gauge steel handle with pry protection Weight: 23 lbs Locking mechanism: Simplex mechanical lock with deadbolt across locking mechanismBigger than the competition, if you want to put more in. Clam-shell lid High quality construction with 10-gauge steel Reliable simplex lock MADE IN USA California DOJ Approved Might be less convenient to stash away because of larger size.
No handle if you want to carry it. No lifetime warranty. Fort Knox PB4 ReviewThe PB4 (also known as the Fort Knox FTK-PN) is another personal handgun safe/pistol box from Fort Knox. Branded as Fort Knox’s go-to “Personal Pistol Safe”, the PB4 is smaller and less weighty than its cousin, the PB1.
The biggest difference between the Fort Knox PB4 v. Fort Knox PB1 is the door. The PB4 has a side-opening door, whereas the PB1 has a top-opening door. Top-opening doors are slightly more common on gun safes, perhaps because in an emergency situation it’s easier to quickly grab a gun vertically rather than laterally.
The difference isn’t big though. Another reason is that it’s easier to deal with foam padding for top-opening safes. It’s one of those rare companies that goes above and beyond to stand behind its VIP lifetime warranty. All in all, Vortex is a great company that I trust and you should trust as well.
Now, let’s get to the meat and potatoes of this guide. Vortex Binoculars ReviewsBelow, I unveil my top Vortex bino picks for hunting. In each review, you’ll find out why I chose that particular pair and the pros & cons of ownership. 1) Vortex Optics Razor UHD BinocularsThe current top-shelf pair of binos for hunting by Vortex is its Razor UHD model.
This is the closest you’ll get to a premium pair of Swarovskis for a fraction of the cost. Yet, having said that, the UHD is the costliest model in the Vortex lineup. Why choose this model? First, the Razor UHD delivers the highest quality image resolution offered by Vortex.
This equates to edge-to-edge image clarity without that annoying peripheral blurring that can quickly ruin any glassing session. Next, the UHD is available in 842, 1042, and 1250 sizes with a very competitive FOV of 6. 6º on the 10x42s (346 ft at 1000 yards).
Third, while they do weigh a few ounces more than a comparable set of Swarovski’s, the Razor UHD 1042 won’t weigh you down at 32. 2 oz. Fourth, like all premium glass, the Razor UHD bino features Vortex’s best lens coatings for stunning color fidelity and overall image quality.
You’ll be able to see every little detail when spot & stalk hunting or glassing from a treestand. Lastly, the UHD Optical System and XR Plus Fully Multi-Coated lenses ensure optimal performance in low-light conditions and close to zero chromatic aberration. 2) Vortex Razor HD BinocularsNow if the UHD model felt too rich for your blood, the Razor HD is a close second.