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  • Raelynn Jensen

We Tested The Awesafe Gun Safe And It Exceeded Our Expectations

We speak from experience when we say that the Awesafe gun safe provides secure storage for one large handgun (or two standard ones), and is ideal for small drawers and nooks. Here are hands-on reviews.

Awesafe Gun Safe With Fingerprint Identification And Biometric Lock - One Handgun Capacity

FYI, Prices and ratings are accurate as of time of writing.


Awesafe Gun Safe With Fingerprint Identification And Biometric Lock - One Handgun Capacity

Top-rated: 336 ratings | 14 answered questions


Awesafe Gun Safe With Fingerprint Identification And Biometric Lock - One Handgun Capacity

Highlight: Offers the quickest and quietest single-handed access to your handgun.

Helpful review: "Reviewed this item after about one month of service. I purchased this to secure my Smith and Wesson M&P Shield 2.0 9mm. S&W markets this gun size as "micro-compact. " The safe is solidly built and worked well for me out of the box. Instructions are clearly written so easy to follow. I was able to read through the instructions, install batteries, set up a personal PIN, and fingerprint access in about 10 minutes. The box accommodates the firearm easily. If your gun is larger you may not be able to store as much additional gear. My floor mounted safe also space for two 8 round magazines, and a box of 20 cartridges. The finger print access works quickly and so far, flawlessly. The number pads operate smoothly and quietly, and the key operated barrel lock is excellent although trying to orient the key in the lock at night is challenging. This little but heavy box meets all my expectations. I recommend this safe to others who want to keep a small pistol close at hand when needed." — Rab L.

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Awesafe Gun Safe With Fingerprint Identification And Biometric Lock - One Handgun Capacity

Trending review: "When my son, who lives in a nearby town, said he was going to get a handgun, I was somewhat concerned. I have no problem with handgun ownership as I have several. It was the fact that I have three grandchildren, all under age eight, and having worked in the criminal justice system, know that every day in the U.S. children are shot and killed by "family fire" due to improperly stored or misused guns in the home. I bought the AweSafe for several reasons. First, it provided sufficiently space, not only for a handgun but for other valuables as well, e.g., jewelry, passports. Second, with the fingerprint operated lock release, if the gun was needed for defense purposes, it can be opened in one second. It is also "fail-safe" as the release can operated by a PIN that you can designate, and a key should there by any problem with the other release procedures. I had it delivered directly to my son, and he told me he was extremely pleased with it--even sending me a video of how quickly it opened when he placed his finger on the pad. A blue light turns on inside when the lid lifts so if you opened it in the dark, you can readily see the contents. I was so impressed, I ordered another one for my own use. My wife and I are retired, so there are no kids around, but I know we may have them stay with us in the future. In addition, the safe comes with lag bolts and pre-drilled holes (covered by foam on the interior), so it can be affixed to either a wood floor or concrete slab foundation. We travel and knowing that our valuables will be locked in a safe (hidden of course) gives us peace of mind. This is a quality safe and I highly recommend it for all gun owners who want to properly store their gun. In my State, it's a criminal offense to store a firearm in a way that the person knew or should have known that a minor could access it. This safe insures that minors can't get to your handgun, but you can easily and quickly get access if you need it for home defense. And even if you don't have a gun, why not keep your valuables somewhere that a burglar can't get to them? And how about that new person you hired to clean your house. Some years ago, a woman we hired to clean our house brought her adult daughter along to help--and she helped herself into my wife's jewelry box. This is a high quality product and the price is extremely reasonable--highly recommend it." — H.A. Pell

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Awesafe Gun Safe With Fingerprint Identification And Biometric Lock - One Handgun Capacity

Reassuring review: "There is nothing to dislike, for me or my wife, about our two safes we just bought. Yup, we got a "his and hers" and are SO glad we did. This thing gives us the security we need, to keep our guns handy and safe from anyone else that might want to access them. I can feel good about keeping our mags loaded in the weapons and bullets chambered and still have them secured. I love the ease of access, with the fingerprint reader, which gives me instant access to our weapons. The code and backup keys are also awesome. The key feature is especially good, since batteries die at some point, and if you don't pay attention to the low battery warning LED and your batteries go dead, you still have access to your safe (though it will take you slightly longer to gain access to your firearms). The inside is roomy enough for my full-size pistol and a few mags. You could, also, fit a couple smaller firearms in there. It's roomy and I love the blue LED that comes on when you open it, so that you can easily see your goods inside when you have to open it in the pitch-black of night. The light is indirect, so it doesn't blind you, but gives light to the firearm so you can easily see and grab it on the fly. You can take it with you, wherever you go, and/or you can screw or bolt it down anywhere you want. It's sturdy and can take a beating, though I don't recommend testing that. I like to keep mine nice and knick-free. 😁. I love the black color, the keypad buttons light up when you touch them so you can see what you're doing, if you're using your keypad. I also like that the fingerprint reader allows you to set two fingerprints, per person, so that you can throw your finger up there and have it work, even if you put the thing at a different angle than you had it the night before (I've taken the safe with me to my office, in the mornings when I'm still in my jammies and the gun is too heavy to stash in a pocket). Anyway, great product, especially for the price and what you get. Highly recommend this for anyone looking for a bedside (or anywhere, really) handgun safe. We bought two and might have to buy more so that we can have them bolted into our vehicles, for the rare occasion we have to leave them in the vehicles." — Darren Lyda

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Discussed review: "This review is for the the option without the fingerprint sensor. This is a reasonably priced and nice, easy to use safe. It is made of substantial steel and is easy to set it up The pop up feature lid lifter is a good idea. When you unlock the safe with the combination the lid automatically opens, and a blue LED light shines to help you see your firearm. Same thing when you use the key to open it. It is not overly bright and probably will not affect your night vision. It has a four digit key set and you have to make your combination a six digit string of numbers. It is large enough to hold a full size 1911 and would hold another micro pistol or revolver in addition. It will keep your kids or their friends from getting your gun and using it. And, as usual Amazon, delivered it quickly. Four months after I bought it I had a problem with the lift up lid function. The Amazon return window was closed to me so I sent an email describing the problem to the company and had a reply back from the company within four hours. They wanted me to do a short video showing the problem, which I did and sent it off to the company. Their next email described what they would to do to make it right. They took care of me and did the right thing. I now have a locking safe that works correctly. I am very happy with the gun safe and the customer service of the AweSafe company. Their customer service has been spectacular ." — Otto

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