The Ultimate Guide to Gun Safes: Top 10 Models Reviewed

Ensuring the safety and security of firearms is paramount for responsible gun owners. With a plethora of options available, selecting the perfect gun safe that meets your specific needs can be a daunting task. In this comprehensive post, we will provide an in-depth review of the top 10 gun safes, equipping you with the knowledge to make an informed decision and safeguard your firearms effectively.

Fort Knox PB1 Handgun Safe

Renowned for its unmatched strength and durability, the Fort Knox PB1 Handgun Safe sets the benchmark. Crafted from 10-gauge steel and featuring a tamper-proof locking mechanism, this safe offers an unbreakable fortress for your firearms, making it an invaluable investment.

Fort Knox Original Pistol Box (PB1), Security for pistols, handgun, California DOJ Certified, Quick-Access Mechanical Lock, Heavy-Duty Steel
  • Dimensions: 4-1/4"h (5-1/4"h with buttons and knob) x 12-1/2"w x 10-3/8"d
  • 10 gauge steel body
  • Gas-strut-assisted heavyweight door
  • Fast opening pushbutton Simplex mechanical locking device
  • Made in USA with a Limited Lifetime Warranty

SentrySafe SFW123GDC Fireproof Safe

For exceptional protection, the SentrySafe SFW123GDC is the go-to choice. This fireproof and waterproof safe can endure temperatures up to 1700°F for one hour. Its advanced locking system ensures constant security, while the digital keypad allows swift access to your valuables.

SentrySafe SFW205CWB Fireproof Safe and Waterproof Safe with Dial Combination 2.0 Cubic Feet
  • Fireproof safe is UL Classified to endure 1 hour at 1700°F and keep interior temperatures safe for irreplaceable documents, valuables, DVDs, and USBs; ETL Verified to withstand a 15 foot fall during a fire and remain closed
  • Waterproof safe is ETL Verified for 24 hours of protection in water up to 8 inches deep offering peace of mind in the event of a flood
  • Preset dial combination fire safe for strong security; Combination safe features six live-locking bolts, steel construction, pry-resistant hinge bar, tray, drawer, and bolt down hardware
  • Exterior: 18.6 inch W x 19.3 inch D x 23.8 inch H; Door requires 17.5 inch of clearance to fully open; Interior: 14.8 inch W x 11.9 inch D x 19.6 inch H; Extra-large 2.0 cubic foot capacity; Weighs 125 pounds
  • Should your fireproof safe be damaged by fire or water, SentrySafe will provide a replacement safe so the things that matter most are protected for generations to come; US based customer service for product-related questions and services

V-Line 31242-SA Quick Access Keyless Gun Safe

Combining affordability with top-notch security, the V-Line 31242-SA offers quick and reliable access. With its compact size and easy installation, this safe features a Simplex mechanical lock for rapid gun retrieval, making it an ideal choice for budget-conscious gun owners.

V-Line 31242-SA Quick Access Keyless Long Gun Safe (Black, 42-Inch)
  • Front/Top Opening - can be mounted upright or hanging on a wall or door.
  • Genuine KABA Simplex Mechanical Lock
  • Two Additional Keyed locks for added security
  • Pre-Punched mounting holes for easy mounting

Barska Biometric Safe

Utilizing cutting-edge biometric technology, the Barska Biometric Safe stands as one of the most secure options available. Equipped with a fingerprint scanner capable of storing up to 30 prints, this safe caters to large families. Its steel construction and pre-drilled holes allow for convenient mounting on any surface.

Barska Biometric Fingerprint Security Wall Safe 0.52 Cubic Ft
  • 【Quick Access BioSecure Wall Safe】This wall safe features a biometric module that analyzes the scanned fingerprint and compares it to unique characteristics of those stored in the devices 120-fingerprint memory.
  • 【Secondary Access】In the event that the batteries are depleted when safe access is needed, a standard key lock provides secondary access that works independently of the biometric scanner.
  • 【Adjustable Shelves】This Biometric Wall safe comes with 2 removable shelves for convenience organizing.
  • 【Solid Construction】This safe is built with durable steel and dual built-in pry-resistant steel deadbolts.
  • 【Mounting】This Biometric Wall Safe is designed to install in between the wall studs and mounts flush with the wall’s surface. Pre-drilled holes and hardware allows the safe to conveniently mount on wall.

Stack-On 24 Gun Safe

Designed for rifle owners, the Stack-On 24 Gun Safe offers unparalleled storage capacity. With its all-steel construction and 3-point locking system, this large-sized safe provides robust security. Additionally, the reinforced steel door enhances protection for your firearms.

Stack-On GCB-908 Steel 8-Gun Security Cabinet, Black
  • Holds 8 rifles or shotguns up to 54" tall
  • Top shelf provides additional storage or is removable - Stack-On's patented contoured non-marring barrel rests and standoffs for scoped guns allow for one position storage.
  • Shelf is positioned in the front of the cabinet so longer guns can be stored along the back wall of the unit - Foam padded bottom reduces scratches
  • Full length welded and staked steel piano hinge provides greater security - 3 point locking system with key coded, double-bitted lock for greater security
  • Flush mount bottom for easier fastening to the floor. Fastening hardware is included.

Steelwater Heavy Duty 20 Long Gun Safe

The Steelwater Heavy Duty 20 Long Gun Safe embodies exceptional security features. With a thick steel body, 10 locking bolts, and a drill-resistant hard plate, this high-end safe can securely house up to 20 long guns. Its dual-locking system further fortifies its protective capabilities.

20 Long Gun Max Cap.- 1 Hr. Fire Protection Gun Safe- Blk- AMEGS5928-EMP
  • Maximum 20 (10/10) long gun capacity (Average Capacity: 12-16 long guns).
  • Total of (10) 1.5” diameter solid steel locking bolts, (7) chrome plated active bolts, with an additional (3) inactive bolts on the hinge side for a total of (4) sides of bolt coverage.
  • Semi-gloss textured powder coat black with silver pin striping and polished chrome lever handle, Fully upholstered grey interior that features a two-section gun rack that can store a maximum of (10) long guns per section and includes (4) adjustable/removable shelves for additional storage options.
  • This product includes: Includes: 200gram Dry Pack (unless upgraded), Automatic L.E.D. Interior Lighting, Heavy Duty Interior Door Organizer, E.M.P. Proof Keypad (unless upgraded), 1 High Security Bypass Key, Limited Lifetime Fire and Burglary Warranty, 1 Year in Home Warranty

GunVault GV2000C-DLX

Combining affordability and quality, the GunVault GV2000C-DLX delivers high-level security. Its tamper-proof locking mechanism and digital keypad ensure swift access to your firearms. The soft foam interior guarantees scratch-free storage, providing peace of mind at an affordable price.

GunVault GV2000C-DLX Multi Vault Deluxe Gun Safe,Black
  • Unique no eyes; Keypad for quick access
  • Heavy gauge steel housing with tamper proof spring loaded door; Exterior dimensions (hxwxd) 8.125 x 10.3 x 14 inches; Interior dimensions (hxwxd) 6 x 9 x 12.75 inches
  • Built in computer blocks access after repeated invalid keypad entries
  • Learn buttons make it easy to program over 12 million user selectable access codes
  • Foam lining inside to protect the firearm or other valuables

Fort Knox PB4 Handgun Safe

Another outstanding offering from Fort Knox, the Fort Knox PB4 Handgun Safe accommodates up to 4 guns. Constructed with 10-gauge steel and featuring a Simplex mechanical lock, this safe offers quick and secure firearm access. Furthermore, its pre-drilled design simplifies installation.

Fort Knox Personal Pistol Box (FK-PB4) Security for pistols, handgun, California DOJ Certified, Quick-Access Mechanical Lock, Heavy-Duty Steel
  • Measurements: 9" x 5" x 12"
  • 10 Gauge Body with 3/16" Plate Door
  • Carpet Lined Interior with Four Pre-Drilled Bolt Down Holes
  • Made in USA with a Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Simplex Mechanical Lock with 1,081 Different Combinations

Hollon HS-360D Gun Safe

Built to last, the Hollon HS-360D Gun Safe epitomizes top-quality craftsmanship. With the capacity to hold 10 long guns, this safe boasts a drill-resistant hard plate and a tamper-proof locking mechanism. Its fire-resistant capabilities make it impervious to temperatures up to 1550°F for one hour.

Hollon HS-360D 2 Hour Fireproof Home Safe
  • Two-hour fire rated for 1850 degrees
  • Seamless body and door construction for added strength and appearance
  • One anchoring hole
  • Bolting hardware included ; Dial Lock is present
  • Exterior Dimensions: 13 3/4”(H) x 19 1/4”(W) x 16 3/4”(D)

Amsec BF7240 Gun Safe

For unrivaled security, the Amsec BF7240 Gun Safe is the epitome of excellence. Capable of accommodating 42 rifles, this high-end safe features a 1″ solid steel door and a 12-gauge steel body. The UL-listed lock guarantees the utmost protection for your firearms.


Investing in a gun safe is a crucial step in ensuring the utmost safety and security of your firearms. By delving into our comprehensive review of the top 10 gun safes, you can confidently select the ideal option that aligns with your requirements. From budget-friendly choices to top-of-the-line safes, there is a gun safe tailored for every responsible gun owner. Choose the one that suits your needs, and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your firearms are securely stored in a safe and reliable location.

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