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The Best Gun Safes of 2017

by | Jun 6, 2017 | Reviews

Guns are an important tool for hunting, farming and wilderness survival. When used correctly by experienced owners who respect their destructive potential, guns can be stored safely and securely in the home. However, ensuring that your weapons don’t fall into the wrong hands, whether they be home intruders or young children, is an important responsibility of all device owners. Some States even mandate that you store your guns in a safe or secure cabinet. As a result, if you own firearms, you are wise to consider buying a gun safe.

The Best Gun Safes of 2017!

Key Considerations Before You Buy

Before the purchase of a gun safe, it’s good to have an awareness of the various features you should be high-quality. You need to consider the number and type of weapons you want to store in the home and the level of accessibility that you require. You might also want to consider concealed and disguised cases; what could be more secure than something that can’t be seen? Finally, you will want to think about the locking mechanism and durability of the safe.

At the most basic level, preppers ought to consider trigger locks and secure carrying cases for their firearms. Trigger locks are cheap guards that fit over the trigger of a pistol, shotgun or rifle, locked in place with a key, preventing anyone but the owner from firing the weapon. However, neither trigger locks nor carrying cases will stop an intruder from simply taking or removing the firearm, even if they can’t shoot it. Also, if you lose the key, your sufficient becomes inaccessible. While they have their uses, these essential security tools are best used in combination with a high-quality gun safe.

Manual and Digital Lock Safes

Mesa Safe  with Digital lock

Our Rating:  3.8 Stars (3.8/5)
All Steel Construction  
Drill and Punch Resistant Lock  
Drop Tested  Survives a 2 story fall

These traditional gun safes are secure and reliable, although the input mechanisms to unlock them can be inconvenient if you need to access your firearms quickly. One of the best digital lock gun safes on the market is the Mesa Safe MBF6032E 14 Cubic Foot 30 Rifle Gun Safe with Digital Lock. This large safe will pose a significant challenge to any burglar or intruder seeking unauthorized access to your firearms; the 1-inch diameter deadbolts and hinges will resist all be the most brutal attempts to force entry. The safe’s weight (it’s about 670 pounds) means that, even if you don’t securely bolt it, it won’t be going anywhere fast. The digital display is clear, reliable and straightforward to set up.  The Mesa Safe also protects your weapons from fire damage for up to an hour; meaning that if the worst happens to your property you’ll know the contents of the safe will be unharmed and usable upon retrieval. Obviously, there is no such thing as an entirely fireproof gun safe, but this insulation offers additional peace of mind.

Some preppers might be concerned about their gun safe’s digital keypad becoming inoperable without a power source. Preppers looking for a cheaper combination style safe will want to consider the Stack-On FS-14-MG-C 14-Gun Fire Resistant Safe. The combination lock is sturdy and reliable, although be aware that you can’t change this; the manufacturer sets the combination.

The safe is compact, but its lighter weight means that you will want to attach it to the floor securely. Its smaller size means that if you own a large number (i.e. more than 7  or 8) of shotguns and scoped rifles, this might not be sufficient enough for your needs.

For handgun owners looking for a small, discrete manual combination safe, the Gunvault GV1000S Mini Vault Standard Gun Safe is the way to go. This durable safe has simple to follow setup instructions can be easily secreted around the house, allowing for convenient access. If not secured, it is portable and can be taken with you if you are traveling. Be aware, though, the battery life isn’t great on the digital keypad variant of this model.

Biometric Gun Safes

Fingerprint Lock

Our Rating: 3.9 Stars (3.9/5)
Fingerprint Reader  
Dimensions  10 x 18 x 18 inches
Weight  34.1 lbs

These traditional gun safes are secure and reliable, although the input mechanisms to unlock them can be inconvenient if you need to access your firearms quickly. One of the best digital lock gun safes on the market is the Mesa Safe MBF6032E 14 Cubic Foot 30 Rifle Gun Safe with Digital Lock. This large safe will pose a significant challenge to any burglar or intruder seeking unauthorized access to your firearms; the 1-inch diameter deadbolts and hinges will resist all be the most brutal attempts to force entry. The safe’s weight (it’s about 670 pounds) means that, even if you don’t securely bolt it, it won’t be going anywhere fast. The digital display is clear, reliable and straightforward to set up.  The Mesa Safe also protects your weapons from fire damage for up to an hour; meaning that if the worst happens to your property you’ll know the contents of the safe will be unharmed and usable upon retrieval. Obviously, there is no such thing as an entirely fireproof gun safe, but this insulation offers additional peace of mind.

Some preppers might be concerned about their gun safe’s digital keypad becoming inoperable without a power source. Preppers looking for a cheaper combination style safe will want to consider the Stack-On FS-14-MG-C 14-Gun Fire Resistant Safe. The combination lock is sturdy and reliable, although be aware that you can’t change this; the manufacturer sets the combination.

The safe is compact, but its lighter weight means that you will want to attach it to the floor securely. Its smaller size means that if you own a large number (i.e. more than 7  or 8) of shotguns and scoped rifles, this might not be sufficient enough for your needs.

For handgun owners looking for a small, discrete manual combination safe, the Gunvault GV1000S Mini Vault Standard Gun Safe is the way to go. This durable safe has simple to follow setup instructions can be easily secreted around the house, allowing for convenient access. If not secured, it is portable and can be taken with you if you are traveling. Be aware, though, the battery life isn’t great on the digital keypad variant of this model.

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