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16 Best Gun Safes for Pistols & Long Guns of 2023 [All Budgets]

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Need to keep your guns out of the hands of unauthorized family members and burglars?

Then you need a gun safe.

There are A LOT of them out there…from $30 to over $10,000.

Lifepod Capacity

We’ll cover the different types (handgun safes to bigger long gun safes) and give you a few options for going affordable, best bang-for-the-buck, or high-end.

Liberty Centurion 24
Liberty Centurion 24

Old-school mechanical and even newer biometric and WiFi versions.

Vaultek RS500i
Vaultek RS500i

Summary of Our Top Picks

  1. BEST HI-TECH LONG GUN SAFE

    Vaultek RS500i

    Has fingerprint scanner, capacitive keypad, wifi alerts, smart and manual keys. Fits about 304 rifles with optics and some handguns with an added rack.

    $1599 at Vaultek
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How Much Should I Spend?

The best answer I’ve gotten for this question is, “If you lost everything in the safe…how much would you spend to recover it all?

Guns are expensive.

Cash Cannon

But if you only have a few that are mass-produced…you can choose a smaller number that makes sense for some piece of mind.

But if you have heirloom items that cannot be replaced…I’d up the price even more.

Think of your safe as insurance for the stuff inside (plus, it should lower your insurance rates too).

Electronic or Mechanical Lock?

I’m a little old school. So for important safes, I go strictly mechanical. Important as is, I hear a bump in the night, and I need access NOW.

Fort Knox FTK-PB Simplex Open
Fort Knox FTK-PB Simplex Open

No batteries to replace and less potential for hacking.

But I still think there’s room for electronic locks (even Bluetooth & biometric ones) when ease-of-use is the primary concern.

Jurassic Park Quote

You can set up multiple combinations, have a running log of access, and use your fingerprints.

Important Numbers & Ratings

You’ll see “gauge” come up soon, and it’s a measure of how thick is the steel used in a safe. Like a shotgun gauge…a smaller numerical number is actually thicker.

More affordable safes are in the 14- to 12-gauge range for steel walls.

Steel Gauge Thickness
Steel Gauge Thickness

There’s also going to be talk of “RSC” (Residential Security Container), coined by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), which develops standards for consumer products.

There are different categories within but basically…RSC means the unit was tested to protect against hammers, chisels, wrenches, pry bars, punches, and screwdrivers for at least 5 minutes.

Still with me?

Types of Gun Safes

We’re going through a lot of safes below and are breaking them down by type.

Handgun/Pistol Safes

These are smaller and likely portable gun safes for you to keep on your nightstand, hidden away, or bring along with you for travel.

Fort Knox handgun safe
Fort Knox Handgun Safe

Most will have some way to either bolt or tie down with a steel cable.

I’ll also cover some high-tech and biometric options as well.

Long Gun Safes

We’ve got the smaller safes for handguns…now it’s time for larger safes for long guns like your AR-15s and bolt action rifles.

SecureIt Agile 52, Open
SecureIt Agile 52, Open

These will range from “cabinets” to more full-blown safes.

Liberty Centurion 24
Liberty Centurion 24

Hidden Safes

These are gun safes hiding in plain sight…

Inside Liberty Home Concealment Clock
Concealment Clock

Car Safes

Lastly are some safes optimized for the car, although many handgun safes can make do in a jam. Because the last thing you want is to have to put your gun in your glove compartment.

Handgun in Glove Compartment

Best Gun Safes

Let’s start with some handgun or pistol gun safes…

1. Fort Knox FTK-PB

Fort Knox FTK-PB Simplex Handgun Safe
Fort Knox FTK-PB Simplex Handgun Safe

My personal “bump in the night” safe, and what I recommend to all my friends, is the Fort Knox FTK-PB.

Not the cheapest at ~$300, but it’s heavy (20 lbs, 10 gauge thickness), boltable, and uses the mechanical Simplex lock, which is super fast and easy to use in the dark.

Check how fast I can unlock it in this video clip:

Setting the combo is super easy if you follow the instructions.

Plus, it holds 2-3 pistols plus some mags, depending on how you want to stack them.

Fort Knox FTK-PB
Fort Knox FTK-PB

One negative is that there are only 1081 combinations, so if you have a teen that knows how to Google and has patience…you need to work on concealing it or teaching them to respect your firearms.

I got a second one that has upgraded features, such as a thick metal plate behind the Simplex lock to prevent smash attacks.

Two Fort Knox FTK-PB
Two Fort Knox FTK-PB

Here’s the original.

Fort Knox FTK-PB, Old Version
Fort Knox FTK-PB, Old Version

And the upgraded one.

Fort Knox FTK-PB, New Version
Fort Knox FTK-PB, New Version with Plate

Another upgrade that basically removes all my complaints besides the inherent low number of combinations is that they cut the foam better to fit the hydraulic lift…which is also stronger!

See the full review and more choices in our Best Bedside Quick Access Safe.

BEST OVERALL HANDGUN SAFE

299

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

And boom…we have a full video review of the Fort Knox plus some other handgun safes.

If that helped, please subscribe to our YouTube channel since we’re adding new videos every week!

2. GunVault SpeedVault

If you’re at a desk most of the time…this nifty safe from GunVault doesn’t need RFID keys or biometrics.

After inputting your code…your handgun drops down easy to grip. Check out how forceful it opens up:

One downside is that it won’t hold a revolver or extra magazines for your semi.

GunVault SpeedVault
GunVault SpeedVault

Perfect if you’re at your desk a lot and you don’t want an exposed small handgun safe.

I’m using one right now…somewhere…

BEST UNDER-THE-DESK PISTOL SAFE

199

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

3. GunVault NV300 NanoVault

Another GunVault…I use the NV300 for travel, so it’s legal in the car…and an extra layer of security where I’m staying.

GunVault NanoVault NV300
GunVault NanoVault NV300

Tightly fits a full-size Glock 17 and two mags and has holes for securing a cable. Since it’s a dial lock you’re going to be slower than other options.

However, for me, it’s a light and easy option to bring my handgun around, and if I think I might need it once I reach my destination…I end up unlocking it beforehand.

Plus, it’s easy to stash in the car and tie with a steel cable.

BEST FOR CAR

39

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

4. Vaultek LifePod & LifePod 2.0

The Vaultek LifePod is now my go-to travel case when I’m driving and also staying over somewhere.

Vaultek Lifepod
Vaultek Lifepod

Discreet, enough protection, quick access, and still able to be tethered to something sturdy.

Check it out in action:

Buttons work well even when wet since they are capacitive. I like having the latches undone but still locked when I go down for the night.

There’s also the option for their sling bag which is pretty nifty.

Lifepod and Slingbag
Lifepod and Slingbag

Capacity is just right for me…compact gun with light and a mag.

Lifepod Capacity
Lifepod Capacity

Great for trips where you only need one gun.

BEST TRAVEL HANDGUN SAFE

109

at Vaultek

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

And now a larger version with the LifePod 2.0 that can hold a LOT MORE stuff and also comes with trays if you aren’t transporting a handgun.

LifePod 2.0 EDC
LifePod 2.0 EDC

And if you are…the larger size lets you carry two guns. Here is a full-size and micro.

LifePod 2.0, Two Guns
LifePod 2.0, Two Guns

Or even some other goodies…

LifePod 2.0 with VP9 and Suppressor
LifePod 2.0 with VP9 and Suppressor

And even some special editions with different colors, additional foam, and lid organization.

LifePod 2.0 Tray & Foam
LifePod 2.0 Tray & Foam

I use mine for holding my holstered CCW gun at the end of the day. Its main purpose is to keep it away from little ones and wandering eyes.

I end up placing my holstered gun face down so the Kydex is in the foam and doesn’t get in the way of the lid closing.

LifePod 2.0, Camo
LifePod 2.0, Camo

Did I mention the camo looks awesome?

LifePod 2.0 Black & Camo
LifePod 2.0 Black & Camo

Check ’em out for a larger travel solution or for keeping two guns (or a holstered CCW) safe at home.

159

at Vaultek

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

199

at Vaultek

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

5. SentrySafe QAP1Be

SentrySafe QAP1BE, Open
SentrySafe QAP1BE, Open

The QAP1BE has 3 different ways to open up this highly-rated safe…buttons, fingerprint scanner, or backup key. Also pretty thick steel at 12 gauge.

Can hold up to two guns, but I think one full-size and two mags might be the realistic max without stacking.

I like that it’s pretty quiet when opening.

Easy to bolt down, and of course, you can tie it down with a steel cable for travel.

BEST BIOMETRIC SAFE

154

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Are fingerprints your thing? See more of the SentrySafe and others in our Best Biometric Safes article.

6. Awesafe Gun Safe

Move over SentrySafe…Awesafe is in the house as what might be the most popular biometric gun safe on Amazon.

We’ve gotten a lot of requests to try it out, and we like it as the best bang-for-the-buck biometric.

Awesafe Gun Safe
Awesafe Gun Safe

It’s built sturdily-feeling enough and looks nice. Although you’re probably going to be hiding it away from prying eyes!

There is a tiny gap on the sides where you can slip in a screwdriver and go to town. But remember if given enough time, you’ll probably get into any safe out there.

Otherwise, the capacity is really good…I can fit a full-size and micro-compact gun in there. If you’re only having one gun you can definitely fit 2-3 mags as well.

Awesafe Gun Safe Capacity
Awesafe Gun Safe Capacity

Biometric setup and use are great.

Easy instructions, and it seems to be at 90% in terms of accuracy. But of course, when there’s excessive moisture, it starts to fail (like all the other ones).

See me try it out:

Buttons were good as well.

The main selling point is its price…it’s hard to beat.

BEST BUDGET BIOMETRIC SAFE

169

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

We also tested their Slider Safe variant…and didn’t love it as much.

Awesafe Gun Safe vs Slider
Awesafe Gun Safe vs Slider

But mainly because when you unlock it, there’s not too much force to push the drawer out to a usable level.

Here’s a video of it…I know it’s on something, but it does the same thing when suspended in the air (as if attached to the bottom of a desk).

However, it’s much larger than the regular gun safe and even more affordable at $119 if you know the drawbacks.

Awesafe Slider Safe
Awesafe Slider Safe

7. Vaultek VT20i & VT10i

We’re moving up in tech!

Vaultek VT20i and VT10i
Vaultek VT20i and VT10i

These Vaultek bad-boys have key, electronic button, fingerprint, and Bluetooth phone app ways of opening up. They look and feel great, too, if that matters to you.

We tested the biometric reader and had a rough 90% reliability factor. Good for when you don’t need it 100% in a hurry.

The VT10i holds a full-sized pistol and two mags.

Vaultek V10i
Vaultek V10i

BEST HIGH-TECH HANDGUN SAFE

259

at Vaultek Store

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

While the larger VT20i can hold even larger guns (maybe 2 compacts).

VT20i with S&W 686+ 4-inch
VT20i with S&W 686+ 4-inch
289

at Vaultek Store

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check out the full review with plenty of gifs.

Plus, an overview of their other models, which don’t have biometrics (saving you money), and their new flagship…the PRO MX Series.

Vaultek MXi, Banana for Scale
Vaultek MXi, Banana for Scale

We have a full review of the Vaultek MX line here.

Vaultek MXi, Fully Loaded
Vaultek MXi, Fully Loaded

Now let’s move into the Best Long Gun Rifle Safes…

These are what you probably traditionally think of as “gun safes.”

Liberty Centurion 24, Open
Liberty Centurion 24, Open

They can hold long guns and are much bigger (and more expensive) than their handgun-only counterparts.

You also don’t need to spend TOO much to get everything you want. After a while, you just get better aesthetics.

Fast Five Vault
Fast Five Vault

How Big of a Gun Safe Should I Get?

When looking at a traditional safe…the rule of thumb is double what you think.

It’s not because you’ll likely buy more (ok…it’s a little that), but because the number of guns that manufacturers quote a safe can hold is for un-scoped rifles stacked on top of each other.

You should also definitely measure wherever you’re going to be placing that thing. It’s likely a couple of hundred pounds and hard to move without a bunch of friends and some extra maneuvering space.

Now let’s get to it!

8. Stack-On 8-Gun Cabinet

The Stack-On is what I would suggest as a starter “safe” since it’s technically a cabinet with a lock. No RSC rating on this one.

Stack On 8 Gun Cabinet
Stack On 8 Gun Cabinet

It has a keyed lock, but with 18 gauge steel sides and weighing in at 64 lbs…it’s not going to resist a lot of prying (even with it bolted down). 10″ x 21″ x 55″ dimensions.

I had a 5-gun cabinet as my starter safe when I only had a handgun and rifle.

5 Gun Cabinet, Open
5 Gun Cabinet, Open

It quickly became too small to hold more than 3 rifles with optics. So if you have any inkling to buy more guns…start with an 8-gun safe, at least unless space is the primary factor. A few of my buddies really like theirs.

BEST BUDGET LONG GUN SAFE

129

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

If you need something bigger but still in the affordable price range…check out their 18-Gun Cabinet, which comes recommended by some of our readers.

9. Liberty ProVault or Centurion

I opted for the largest 24-gun (59.5″ x 28.25″ x 22″) Liberty ProVault since it was going to be an overflow safe for my newer guns. Mechanical lock since I didn’t want to deal with batteries.

Liberty ProVault 24
Liberty ProVault 24

There are also the 12 and 18-gun models, which is what I actually recommend after my experience.

The ProVault version is a special color edition made by Liberty (probably the largest safe manufacturer) for Cabela’s. It had awesome reviews, so I wanted to see it for myself.

Flex means an upgraded interior that can hold other stuff and be re-configured.

999

at Cabela’s

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

The problem was that the combo didn’t work.

I gave Liberty a call, and they had great customer service. The guy walked me through everything and even called me back when he said he would. But in the end, the combo didn’t work.

So he found a local dealer to come pick it up (free of charge) and swap it with their Centurion. Which is the same exact thing except in a different color.

Liberty Centurion 24
Liberty Centurion 24

Which…did work. The Liberty rep said this was the first time the combo didn’t work for the ProVault…and the same with the local dealer. I really am the best at breaking stuff.

Liberty Centurion 24, Open
Liberty Centurion 24, Open

Here’s the inside (with Flex Interior that you can somewhat reconfigure). With scoped rifles, I’d estimate I could fit maybe 12 total in both of the long gun segments.

375 pounds, so it’s not walking away…but determined people with a dolly can still move it. I’d recommend bolting it into the concrete, which is what I did.

  • Exterior: 59.5″(H) x 28.25″(W) x 22″(D)
  • Interior: 57.4″(H) x 26.7″(W) x 15.6″(D)
  • Weight: 370 lbs.
  • Fire: 30 minutes at 1200 degrees
ProVault 18
ProVault 18

Or simply up my budget a little higher to get something RSC-rated (up next)…which the ProVault/Centurion is not.

10. SecureIt Agile Model 52

And when the day came…I realized there was no way I was able to move the 375 lb safe into my closet without destroying stuff.

Enter…SecureIt’s Agile Model 52, which is delivered flat…and can be assembled quickly.

SecureIt Agile 52
SecureIt Agile 52

Plus, all the assembly is internal, so there are no screws or anything to take apart on the outside.

It has a depth of 15 inches and weighs 105 pounds, so it’s easy to store anywhere (and likely out of sight). I’d definitely still bolt it down though, even if it’s hidden.

Agile 52 Dimensions
Agile 52 Dimensions

The disadvantage is you give up capacity…to the tune of only holding 6 long guns with scopes. BUT…they are nicely held in almost any configuration due to the modular Cradle Grid backing.

Cradle Grid
Cradle Grid

But if that’s enough…the Agile 52 might be the easiest solution to setting up your own gun safe.

SecureIt Agile 52, Open
SecureIt Agile 52, Open

Mine is set up with 6 long guns (hardware included…I really like the bungee retention system for the barrel).

And I also got the optional bins…yellow bins for stuff on top and two metal trays that fit in nicely behind the long guns.

SecureIt Agile 52, Bins
SecureIt Agile 52, Bins

Plus…the Agile 52 might be the cheapest to ship solution…I was testing zip codes and got results from around $30 if you’re on the East Coast to $70 on the West Coast.

And yet another Agile 52 in our stable with a slightly different setup.

SecureIt Agile 52, Open
SecureIt Agile 52, Open

Check out our new YouTube review.

And our standalone written review if video isn’t your thing.

Plus, now we’ve secured a 10% off coupon PEW10 for Pew Pew Tactical readers.

BEST BEGINNER LONG GUN SAFE

719

at SecureIt

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

What’s your take on the SecureIt? Rate it below!

11. SecureIt Model 84 – 24/24

We covered the Agile 52 above, but what if you want something bigger…

Look no further. SecureIt’s Model 84 is one of the biggest. But it’s still not that monster-sized safe down in the basement.

SecureIt Model 84 front

The Model 84 is a very sturdy locker-type storage solution with two doors.

At 84 inches tall, 36 inches wide, and 15.5 inches deep, this unit has dimensions more similar to a bookcase.

SecureIt Model 84 bungees

Made from heavy gauge steel, the Model 84 features multiple anchor points for bolting to your room. Plus, the bi-fold doors can swing out or fold up to save space, best fitting the environment.

The entire back wall of the locker is covered with the same Cradle Grid louvers used in the Agile 52. In this configuration, the user can stack 12 rifles above and 12 rifles below a middle shelf.

SecureIt Model 84 bases

Long guns are held in place with angled feet at the base and cradle arms. A bungee strap on these arms ensures a snug fit so guns don’t shift.

Under the shelf, space exists for rows of bins that also come with the Model 84. These bins come with a divider and are great for storing up to 24 pistols, magazines, or other accessories.

SecureIt Model 84 bins

The whole thing closes up with a 9-point locking system using two large handles that rotate together to accept a padlock. This is a great, spacious solution for a secure facility.

Best Large Multi-Gun and Gear Safe

2609

at SecureIt

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

12. Liberty Cabela’s Outfitter

Now we’re getting serious…

The Cabela’s Outfitter by Liberty is the #1 selling line of safes in the US. The Cabela’s Outfitters is what I recommend for large collections of 48 long guns. Or, realistically, half of that if you’re going with optics.

Fat Boy Jr. 48 Gun
Fat Boy Jr. 48 Gun

Made from thick 11 gauge steel…it is RSC rated along with its locks.

Here’s my buddy’s current loadout…he’s working hard on filling it up!

Fat Boy Jr. Inside
Fat Boy Jr. Inside

Everything feels quality, and if you don’t have a place to put it…it’s pretty enough by itself to be a decoration piece!

Fat Boy Jr. In Its Natural Habitat
Fat Boy Jr. In Its Natural Habitat
  • Exterior: 42″ (W) x 25″(D) x 60.5″(H)
  • Interior: 38″(W) x 14.5″(D) x 56″(H)
  • Weight: 760 lbs
  • Fire: 40 minutes at 1200 degrees

BEST OVERALL LONG GUN SAFE

1699

at Cabela’s

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

13. American Security BF6032 18

Research enough, and “Amsec” will keep coming up. They are one of the best in the biz for higher security and beautiful safes.

Amsec BF6032 18 Gun
Amsec BF6032 18 Gun

One of their most popular is the BF6032 18-Gun Safe ($3379) which is RSC rated with thick doors (.375″ solid steel), body, and bolts. Also the longest fire rating yet.

And like a fine 1911… there are tons of options to customize…so it’s likely to cost you even more.

But what price can you put on peace of mind?

  • Exterior: 59.25″(H) x 30″(W) x 21″(D)
  • Interior: 52.8″(H) x 26″(W) x 14″(D)
  • Weight: 913 lbs
  • Fire: 120 minutes at 1200 degrees

BEST HIGH SECURITY LONG GUN SAFE

3608

at Gunsafes.com

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

We’re done with our list of long gun safes…but what if you didn’t get the $5,000 safe with all the fixings?

14. Vaultek RS500i

Want something super hi-tech and looks great as a decoration piece?

Vaultek RS500i
Vaultek RS500i

Check out the Vaultek RS line…and here specifically is their medium-sized RS500i.

Vaultek RTS500i Keypad
Vaultek RTS500i Keypad

Everything you can think of…the RS has it:

  • capacitive keypad
  • fingerprint scanner
  • Wi-Fi to get alerts and receive commands
  • smart key for quick access
  • manual keys
  • super modular interior

Check ours out in action:

The RS500i has an interior of 13.75″ L x 9.75″ W x 53.25″ H which places it in the middle of the series.

Vaultek RS Series
Vaultek RS Series

We can comfortably place around 3-4 rifles with optics in there and some handguns with the added rack.

Vaultek RS500i, Open
Vaultek RS500i, Open

It’s our go-to safe for stuff we use on the regular, and even after 3 months, the battery is still going strong. It’s easy to keep plugged in as well.

If you’re spending over a grand for a nice electronic safe with all the fixins…I’d start at least with the RS500i, if not the larger RS800i.

BEST HI-TECH LONG GUN SAFE

1599

at Vaultek

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Now…let’s move on to some hidden safes…

Best Hidden Safes + Job Site Boxes

Sometimes you don’t want your safe to be easily found…we’ll cover a few options.

15. Tactical Walls 1450 Sliding Mirror

Want to feel like you’re out of a spy movie?

Take a look at Tactical Walls’ concealment mirror. Useful day-to-day…while also harboring some awesome firepower when needed.

559

at OpticsPlanet

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Want more?

Check out our full review of Best Hidden Gun Safes.

And finally…Best Car/Travel Safes

If you’re going bare bones…I like the NanoVault from earlier. A couple of the electronic safes fare well as vehicle safes too.

BAREBONES HANDGUN SAFE

39

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

But if you want quicker access…

16. V-Line Top Draw

Enter V-Line’s lightweight entry into the Simplex lock category.

I have one in my car when traveling that is chained to my car seat. You’ll have to practice a little since it’s top open…gravity is working against you.

BEST LIGHTWEIGHT SIMPLEX SAFE

196

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Gun Safe Upgrades

Now that you’ve got your safe…you can start to upgrade it! It never ends in the gun world…

I would recommend getting a Gun Safe Panel Organizer that fits your long gun-safe door. One of the best upgrades that let you store a lot of handguns and miscellaneous items.

Spika Panel Organizer
Spika Panel Organizer

If you’re only wanting to expand your pistol storage…get some Handgun Hangers.

Handgun Hangers
Handgun Hangers

Or Pistol Racks that come in wire or foam…I opt for the wire since I’m not sure how the foam will handle long periods of time against my pistols.

Pistol Rack

If your safe doesn’t come with lights…I really like the new LED Light Switches. I’ve put them in my safes and my car so I’m not wasting the car battery when I’m rustling through stuff at night.

LED Light Switch
LED Light Switch

And if you’re in even a semi-humid area…I highly recommend getting a dehumidifier.

Eva Dry Dehumidifier
Eva Dry Dehumidifier

These can recharge in an outlet when there’s too much moisture, shown with a color change to green.

15

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

But there are also plugin-heated models that are less of a headache and have stronger power.

Golden Rod Dehumidifier Mounted to Floor in Safe
Golden Rod Dehumidifier Mounted to Floor in Safe

Editor’s Pick

31

at Amazon

Prices accurate at time of writing

Prices accurate at time of writing

Check out our Best Safe Dehumidifiers if you want more research.

You can see it along with the light and handgun hangers too in my Centurion.

Liberty Centurion 24, Open
Liberty Centurion 24, Open

Final Thoughts

We’re almost done!

Your gun safe should be the last line of defense against unauthorized access to your guns. How do you make it harder to reach that last line?

This advice is after talking with some police officers that see a lot of stolen guns…

  • keep your home/car doors locked
  • get an alarm system (or at least a sticker)
  • don’t advertise you have guns (I’m sorry…this means stickers for NRA, gun logos, etc)
  • teach your kids not to touch your guns
Glock Car Sticker
Glock Car Sticker (don’t do this)

And keep in mind no safe is impenetrable given enough time and tools…you just want to make it annoying enough so that baddies give up or don’t even try.

To sum it up… here are our best picks for each safe category.

Summary of Our Top Picks

  1. BEST HI-TECH LONG GUN SAFE

    Vaultek RS500i

    Has fingerprint scanner, capacitive keypad, wifi alerts, smart and manual keys. Fits about 304 rifles with optics and some handguns with an added rack.

    $1599 at Vaultek
    Jump to Details

Any other safe categories or info you’d like to see? Let us know in the comments below. Want more…look at our specific Best Beside Safes and Best Biometric Safes.

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Summer Precaution: Outdoor Target Shooters Should Take Care Not to Start Wildfires

Here’s something many of us who shoot outside don’t think about too often, but...