Any responsible gun owner knows the importance of keeping his or her guns securely stored. At the same time you don’t want a firearm that is too hard to get to if you need it in a hurry. Fortunately, there are almost as many different choices when it comes to quick access safes and gun hides as there are guns. See below to learn more about 5 rapid access gun safes.
Hornady RAPiD Safe
For those who want a high level of security that also provides fast access there are several options. Hornady Security Products’ RAPiD safe opens instantly with the use of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system. The RFID tag is embedded in a wearable bracelet, a convenient key fob or inside a plastic card you can store in your wallet. Just wave the RFID in front of the reader and the safe opens. The front of the safe also has a simple four-button programmable code that can be entered to access the safe as a backup as well as key-operated opening.
The safe itself is made from 16-gauge steel and is very solidly built, weighing over 15 pounds. For additional safety, a 1,500-pound steel cable is included that allows the user to secure the entire safe and its contents to a solid object so that it cannot be removed by an unauthorized person. The exterior dimensions—while not diminutive at 15 inches long, 9 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall—will still fit inside most dresser drawers for additional out of sight/out of mind security.
Hornady TriPoint Lock Box
Hornady is also providing a simpler and more economical gun storage solution that is ideal for home or travel use. The TriPoint Lock Box is a basic key-operated steel safe built using 16-gauge steel for extra strength and durability. The 10.25-inch by 8-inch by 2.75-inch exterior dimensions make it easy to fit into a range bag or suitcase for travel, and it has been TSA approved for air travel.
SportLock Biometric Fingerprint Electronic Safe
Another high-tech option many manufacturers are offering is biometric locks. Two pistol safes that use this type of convenient fast-access lock are the SportLock Biometric Fingerprint Electronic Safe and the Bulldog Biometric Fingerprint Pistol Vault. Both feature heavy gauge steel construction, padded interior linings and key overrides. The SportLock safe has a 13.5-inch by 9-inch by 9.5-inch interior and can store up to 120 fingerprints, while the Bulldog safe is larger with 14.5-inch by 16.5-inch by 8-inch dimensions and storage capacity for 25 fingerprints.
Titan Security Products’ Titan Gun Safe
If you prefer a strictly mechanical lock there is the Titan Gun Safe from Titan Security Products. Able to accommodate most handguns, it can be installed under a bed or another piece of furniture as well as in a closet or a vehicle. The quick-release bracket allows the same safe to be easily moved from place to place with the use of multiple brackets pre-installed where you want them. A welcome feature of the Titan Gun Safe is that the combination lock is very fast, and when the lid is opened the handgun extends out of the safe, making it easier to grasp.
SleepSafe Gun Vault
If you need a lot of secure storage but don’t have room for a big safe there is the SleepSafe gun vault, which looks like a standard night stand or office file drawer and provides three large drawers of fast-access security. This 2-millimeter-thick steel safe is encased in a custom wood frame and has a built in, battery-powered biometric scanner discreetly located on one side. The scanner can store up to 10 fingerprints and pops open instantly for fast access to a firearm. There is no need to worry about power outages with the internal battery, and there is also a programmable code that can be used to gain access.
AMSEC Defense Vault
Many prefer to use a long gun, rifle or shotgun for home defense, and with good reason. However, safe storage with fast access can be a limiting factor. Fortunately there are a number of products on the market that can help you secure any of these guns. American Security Products makes a flat, back-lit, electronic combination safe with a front-opening door that fits neatly under most beds. The AMSEC Defense Vault is large enough to fit several long guns on its slide-out, foam-lined tray and allows for quick access. The safe can also be anchored to the floor for additional security. Under-the-bed storage is convenient since it does not detract from your available floor space. It’s also smart since you spend a large of your time at home sleeping. This also allows you to keep your safe discreetly out of sight.
On the road or at home, proper storage and security for your firearms is an important responsibility and should not be taken lightly. With so many options for secure and fast storage, there is now no reason to be unprepared.
American Security Products
Hornady Security Products
Titan Security Products