This is a video review of the Bighorn Classic Model 19ECX (formally known as the 19ECB and the sister safe to the UAB19ES) gun safe from Costco.com. It’s often on sale for $599 (regular price if $799). In my opinion, this safe is just about the best bang for your buck at this price range. Sure there are more secure safes out there with more features, but you’ll be paying significantly more. If this is your price range, take a serious look at this safe.
With a few simple modifications this safe will go from great to outstanding! In this video I will discuss how I added power outlets to the Bighorn Classic safe and how I changed the digital securam lock that came with it to a manual dial lock. I trust the old tumbler locks far more than I trust the digital push button locks. Especially in the case of an EMP.
If you are in need of the manual for this safe it can be found here: Bighorn Classic Safe Manual for Models 19ECX/19ECB/UAB19ES
UPDATE: The only trouble I ran into when replacing the digital lock with the mechanical lock (and I forgot to mention on the video) is that the relocker plate bolt holes wont line up exactly with the new mechanical lock. The relocker plate is bolted to the backside of the lock. Just take a drill and drill out one new hole in the relocker plate and you will be good to go! It’s a quick fix.
Here’s the safe at Costco.com:
The Sargent and Greenleaf 6730-100 lock that I used to replace the electronic lock:
Very useful instructional video on how to install the mechanical dial lock:
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