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  • Writer's pictureRay Campbell

I Tested And Ranked The Best AR-15 Gun Safes In 2024

The best safes for your AR-15 are both affordable and incredibly durable. I use them to store all my rifles and shotguns. Here's my personal ranking of the best options for the money, along with hands-on reviews.

best ar15 gun safes

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


1. VAULTEK RS800i - Heavy-Duty and Biometric


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Highlight: Comes equipped with a full deck of additional accessories.

Helpful review: "This is NOT your average lock box, but an ACTUAL heavy-duty safe. The moment I got it out of its shipping box, just by touching the coating on the exterior and padding on the inside, I knew I got a really high quality product.
Now, by measuring 4.5 feet tall 16 inches deep and 14 inches wide this gun safe will fit easily in any location giving the user quick and easy access to this safe and its contents. Even with the shelf installed this safe will accommodate most any AR platform firearm as well as your other tactical carbines or shotguns. Mine easily fits my AR-10, Mini-14, and shotgun plus multiple handguns. You could probably fit 6 rifles comfortably: 5 inside and another on the door. Keep in mind that with a shelf in this safe, it does limit the height of the firearm you can keep inside. For example, with the shelf I cannot put a full length Remington 700 bolt action.
INSTALLATION:
Installation all around was a very simple process. I secured this safe to an interior wall in the front room of my workshop, which is also where customers and guests sort of hang out and around. (This gives me a great place to store some of my latest tactical projects without having to bring folks into my back room or to where my main firearm storage is located.) I used 3 of the holes and manufacturer-provided 1.5” screws to secure the safe directly into a stud. I like how on the inside the holes are covered up with a little plate, so it just gives a neat and clean appearance by not seeing the screwheads from the inside.
SETUP:
The first thing I was very pleased to discover is that you can set up and use BOTH a custom code AND your fingerprint. I have a different gun safe that offers both unlocking functions, but I discovered that after I set the code, when I set my fingerprint it voids out the code function. With this Vaultek, that is not the case. You can always open the safe with either function.
You can add up to twenty unique fingerprints to allow access to this gun safe by multiple users, if you wanted to, without compromising your master code. You can then go online and delete individual fingerprints, thereby restricting access.
The instructions are very simple and easy to understand when setting up any part of this gun safe, from battery installation to the code and fingerprints. It was in all honesty the easiest electronic device I have ever set up. No kidding!
One of the features I like most about it is how there’s no opening lever. Once you input your code or fingerprint the door will pop open while simultaneously activating an interior light. Likewise, when the door is pushed closed it automatically locks the door. Another cool feature is the LCD display. It illuminates when it detects your motion – making it easy to input your code or get your finger on the biometric reader.
NANO KEY:
This gun safe comes with what is called a “Nano Key,” which, once paired with the safe, lets you open the safe remotely. This could be highly important if you find yourself needing to retrieve an item quickly when seconds may matter. Personally, I set this Nano key up in the opposite corner of the room from where I installed the safe, not for any particular tactical advantage, but simply for a little WOW factor when I want to access the safe to show off a firearm.
WI-FI CONNECTIVITY APP:
Setting this baby up with the App on your smartphone or website allows you to monitor functions and features with ease. Through the App you can get info and alerts to such things as: when the safe has been opened, if the keypad or fingerprint reader have been tampered with, battery power level, etc. Moreover, living in Georgia, I appreciate the fact that I can also monitor the temperature and humidity of this safe from my smartphone. I can even remove certain users' fingerprints from the access roster without removing all authorized users. The App even notifies you if you have left your safe open.
BATTERY:
This Vaultek operates off one rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The display has a meter showing the battery life, which isn’t common with other battery-operated gun safes. To recharge the battery there is a port at the bottom of the safe on the right side so you can just plug it in, and you are done.
CUSTOMIZATION:
Customization is the big winner for this Vaultek! The back wall and the inside of the door are designed with perforated mounting boards. This design would allow you to adjust the configuration and achieve any personalized setup you may want.
Options include accessories such as a: full or half width (of the safe) shelf, twin handgun racks, 8-slot handgun magazine rack, 4-slot AR magazine rack, single magazine rack, barrel mounts and adapters, spring-loaded AR mount that secures around the rear stock. There are also 2 and 3 handgun holsters and other configurations of handgun and magazine racks and holsters.
ALL IN ALL:
Again, this is a heavy-duty safe. It's incredibly tough and rugged, and has Vaultek's most advanced anti-theft protection. So to sum things up, is it worth the money? Hell, yeah!" — David P. McGillivray

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2. KAER - 180-Degree Full Access Door


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Highlight: Stores long guns up to 51 inches.

Helpful review: "I needed a safe I could put in my closet, get into quickly, while locking to ensure my weapons are accessed by me only. If someone has time to bust this open, they will. This is not a heavy-duty safe by any stretch of the imagination.
The only way my AR or Henry Model X fits, is if I turn them sideways. That’s not a problem for me because I only need this for one rifle, one home-defense pistol, and my EDC pistol (Hellcat micro).
This safe is not deep enough to store scoped rifles (red dot or other). You're getting one in there sideways. You could get two in there sideways but they’ll be stacked on each other. If you need the rifle in the front of the stack, fine. If you need the one it’s leaning on, you’ll have to take the front one out to get to it. Again, not my intention to store two or more, so I’m good.
It’s true anything other than a compact-sized pistol will prevent the door from closing because the handle on the pistol is too long and gets caught between the door. For example, a Glock 19 and a Sig P320 will prevent the door from closing. The Hellcat is fine. You won’t get much ammo storage in the door either. Again, I just need some spare mags, so I’m good!
I did need to bolt the safe to the wall because when it sits on carpet and you open the door, the weight will make the safe tip forward. Not sure if this will happen on different flooring. If your purpose is similar to what I describe, you’re fine. If not or you don’t feel like bolting this to your wall, pass on it.
For how cheap it is, it does everything it needs to, which is prevent easy unauthorized access to your firearms. It won't stop a professional thief equipped with drills and saws from getting in, but it will certainly stop kids or nosy guests from getting their hands on your weapons.
ON TO MY NEIGHBOR DAVID'S REVIEW:
This gun safe is exactly what I needed. It arrived a day early - via TBA Transport Service, not FedEx, USPS or UPS. They were fast, courteous, and found my address, which isn't easy. Unpacking the safe was a breeze.... cut away the bottom of the box and lift it off. The keys, and the electronic lock work perfectly. I bolted it to the wall and floor, and it's solid as a rock.
By the way, if you're having trouble finding the mounting holes when you're bolting the safe down, shine a flashlight on the wall behind the safe. The light will shine through the interior felt, and the holes will light up like beacons.
Inside, I have a 40" over and under, (20GA shotgun and 22GA rifle all in one) standing upright in the rifle area, plus the Smith & Wesson M&P 12 home defense shotgun. Perfect fit. Also, I'm storing three handguns in protective pouches lying on the shelf. I couldn't get them to stand upright, even with the foam barrel holder in place. But hey, no worries.
Also, the two smallest guns will - barely - fit in the door holster. But again, that's ok.
The 3 ammo shelves on the door hold one box each... but if you stand up the ammo boxes, you might fit two on each shelf. I have my other ammo boxes stacked on the bottom, to the side of the over-and-under. I am delighted; this safe is awesome. But again, I'm using it for 3 handguns (I keep my 4th out of the safe), one somewhat compact over-and-under, and one really compact bullpup. If I had more firearms I'd need a bigger safe. But this one is perfect for my needs. Finally - what a bargain, especially including free Prime shipping! Wow." — Rick L. Berry 

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3. Barska - Upgraded + DOJ-Approved


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Highlight: Features an upgraded fingerprint reader.

Helpful review: "I read a lot of reviews on this and decided to pull the trigger. I am no stranger to gun safes/lockers. I was looking for something that would be strong/solid, but easy to move because I will be moving in the future to another state. I really love this safe and I think it's a great purchase. But I'm a very critical person and no product is perfect.
The box arrived and my first impression was that it was pretty small. I had no problem getting it into the house, down the basement stairs and un-boxed by myself. It is fairly heavy but I can definitely move it.
It comes with large bolts to use to attach to wall if desired, which is exactly what I will be doing. The locker is pretty small, states that it holds up 8 rifles? That depends on how they are stored.
I have always stored mine barrel down which has always allowed me to get a lot more rifles in a safe than if they were stored stock down....which you're not suppose to do anyway. I am waiting to retrieve my many rifles from another location before I test this out but am confident that I will be able to get more in there, maybe up to 10 with the barrels down.
(Update: barrel down I can get 9-10 in, but that's really squeezing them in. If you stock them right, depending on what you have, it'll fit 7 or 8 max.)
There are pockets on the inside door for storage which is nice and will be used. There is a single shelf that I may need to remove because some of my rifles are on the long side, no big deal.
And, there is a separate locking box at the top which takes a different key than the safe door (2 keys included for each lock, total 4 keys). That inner lock box is a bit of a joke with the lock use on it, it is extremely flimsy and any flat head screwdriver can EASILY pry it open!! I already did.... too easy.
The lock is definitely strong (for a locker) and a good deterrent! I have been in law Enforcement for well over 30 years and am content with it. Of course, this can be defeated but will take a little work and make a lot of noise.
I made a very secure "gun room" with a metal, reinforced door and frame and reinforced walls. Also have video camera system with motion text alerts so all of these combined will certainly protect my investments quite sufficiently.
Anything can be defeated, the key is to make it as difficult as possible for the bad guy because more times than not, they will give up and move on to someone else when they get panicked/ frustrated trying to get into something.....especially when they have to make a ton of noise and or spend more time and effort getting in.
Special note, this DOES take batteries (AA ), but it is listed as: "Batteries Required? ‎No." There is a battery compartment that slides out from top part of inside door which supplies power to the electronic fingerprint lock and digital combination. I don't know why the seller lists this as batteries not required, unless you plan on only using the key which is silly.
Now that I have stored everything and lockers are bolted into place, I paid a little more attention to the sturdiness. When I pull on the front handle, I can see the door bend a bit. It is thinner metal. It stays put bolted into the 2X6's I have behind them so they won't be moved. I know that with the tools I own, I could fairly easily get into these. Thin metal is easy to cut.
Also, when I set the combination for them, it does not allow you to also use the fingerprint feature, it appears that you have to use one or the other but can't use both... I've tried.... But that's not a deal breaker.
If you buy this locker and just place it in your home/garage without doing anything else, it's fairly decent. But the entire thing can easily be moved with 2 people or 1 person and a dolly, or just 1 stronger person.
So be very smart with where and how you place it. If you don't have a very secure room like I do, then invest more money into a much more worthy gun safe! This alone is vulnerable to being defeated with the right tools. I know I could get in with the tools I currently possess which are fairly common tools. Don't let your guns get into the wrong hands!!
This is not really a gun safe! It is more of a gun locker. The metal is too thin and the safe is too lightweight. But it's perfect for my needs, and it costs merely $400 and not $2,500 like the heavy-duty ones. So you get what you pay for. Just make sure that this is what you want." — Troy Russell

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4. Blacksmith - Swiss Fingerprint Technology

Top-rated: 192 ratings 


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Highlight: Upgraded biometric lock.

Helpful review: "This safe is made or sold as a safe that will hold 6 rifles and two handguns in some built-in pouches. It comes with a pistol rack foam thing for the top shelf.
DELIVERY:
The safe arrived, and we were not home, so the delivery guy laid it in the driveway, and then it rained. The shipping box had some damage on the corner, so this fella had a crazy trip to my house that is for sure. I cut the box off of the safe, and to my happy surprise, the manufacturer had placed hard cap protectors over the corners and very serious Styrofoam all the way around the safe; it is perfect. The box did not even let the rain in to ruin the day. Very happy with this gun safe from the minute I laid eyes on it.
LOCK:
One great piece of kit with this safe is the biometric locks, which are easy to set, and the webpage, hell, even the listing on Amazon has a video on how to set the biometric lock. I was most impressed with the locking mechanism; it actually has one in steel bars that secure on both sides of the door. The bars do not secure on the top and bottom as the expensive safes do, but this safe, one strong young guy or two strong old-timers (like myself) can carry it to the upstairs bedroom closet. The lock system is able to be opened by a separate key if the batteries go dead or something goes wrong with the lock. The keys are individually cut; they are not like some of the old school gun lockers with round keys, like a soda machine with three or four general keys. I am a very novice or lower lock picker, with my super cool leather pouch set, and there is no way to even feel the tumbler pins inside this lock, so I will say it’s a good one.
USE:
The gun locker is not fireproof and will not protect guns in a fire or from water for more than maybe five minutes, so that is not its strong point, nor is it what the Blacksmith is made for either. This gun locker or gun safe is made to keep hands off the guns or whatever you put in there, and that is it. I will bolt to the wall studs and will probably take a crowbar to pry the wood screws out.
INTERIOR:
The inside of this gun safe is very nice, felt-lined, and will keep the surfaces of your favorite super cool AR15 all shiny or flat black, whichever you choose; I don’t judge. The outside of the gun safe is pretty good-looking and will blend away in a big enough closet. The rifle compartment (I guess that’s what it is called) will hold any AR platform rifle; I extended the stock fully on mine, with an 18 barrel, and had plenty of room to spare. The pistol rack on the shelf is a no-go unless you plan to store Micro pistols there. If you place your EDC stuff on that shelf so the pistol will lay flat and longways, you are in good shape, but the 1911 I tried to get a picture of would not sit on the shelf in the foam rack; the handle sat out of the doorway. The safe will also fit my Mossberg 590 with no problem and a hunting rifle, but a bird gun will be too long.
DOOR:
The pistol holsters built into the door will hold just about anything you put in them, so that is a better alternative, and use the shelf to hold boxes of ammo and magazines. The door also has two nooks that would be good to hold magazines, but they will be tight if you need to get to them in a hurry.
SUMMARY:
Would I recommend this unsafe? Absolutely! I may get another one to keep at the cabin to secure rifles when we go there; affordable, nicely made, good looking, and easy to move, what's not to like? It is easy to move to wherever you want to put it, so don't worry about the floor giving out or a safe moving crew to place it. Mine will be in the closet and keep whatever is placed in there nice and safe, out of the hands of the littles and curious folks that come to visit, but very handy when things need to be taken care of if the need arises." — Gary Anderson

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5. Steelwater - Heavy-Duty + Fireproof

Top-rated: 235 ratings 


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Highlight: 12 gauge solid steel body with 12 gauge composite style door.

Helpful review: "My wife was stressing out about the guns in the house because we had a child. So I bought this one, and I couldn't be happier with it. It’s a good looking safe and it stores my riffles, ammo and pictures.
However, it holds nowhere near 18 guns. I had it bolted into the floor and built into my wall. It holds 2 AR-15's with scopes, 2 shotguns, 1 .22 rifle, 1 .308 rifle with scope, several pistols. This is about all it will hold, maybe 1 or 2 more. The guns with scopes are the ones taking up a lot of room. If we’re just talking about long guns with no scopes, I’d say it could fit maybe 10.
Everyone who sees it comments on how rugged and serious it looks. My brother-in-law was taken back by it. He actually laughed when he saw me open it for the first time because he never really saw a safe like this one.
I keep mine out of sight so people don't get curious and wonder what I am keeping in here.
As mentioned above, I bolted it to the floor and wall so it ain't going anywhere. The concrete anchor kit was missing from the delivery package. After emailing Steelwater about it, they quickly responded and sent the kit over.
By the way, the first one came dented so we refused to accept it from the trucking company. Steelwater sent a new one immediately. Awesome customer service. So buy this safe if you have 10 long guns! You will love it.
Couple tips for first-time buyers like myself:
1. Gun Safe labels are well-marked on the package. Be prepared to transport it inside quickly if you don't plan to show it off to the neighbors.
2. I find an appliance dolly very handy when moving this monster.
3. After unboxing the package, don't panic about the missing handles of the spoke. They are stored inside the safe!
4. I got the safe with the spoke (you can customize). Rotating the spoke when opening the safe should be easy. If you feel something is blocking the spoke from rotation, try to slightly rotate backward (counter-clockwise).
All in all, I have to say this was a great buy. The customer service is amazing. A friend of mine went to Lowes to get some different concrete anchors. He forgot what size he needed and called Steelwater while shopping at the store. They actually pointed him in the right direction." — David Vaughan

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6. Atripark - Upgraded Fingerprint Scanner

Top-rated: 571 ratings 


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Highlight: Comes with 3 removable shelves.

Helpful review: "Item arrived early. VERY well packaged with 3/4 inch thick cardboard full side wrap, top and bottom cardboard box caps, metal and cardboard corner guards, heavy duty stapled outer box, heavy duty plastic straps, and foam spacer blocks. Very little damage to cardboard. NO damage to item. Relatively easy to open.
Not really a thick "safe" or a thin metal "cabinet" but in between. Like a solid heavy-duty locker with a safe-like door.
Good overall weight but not "heavy". Solid walls with little, if any, flex. Hinge is smooth.
Smooth handle and lock mechanism. 5 bolts engage smoothly. 3 bolts on the side, 1 on top and 1 on bottom of door. A little play in handle but seems normal, solid and consistent action for open and close.
Door opens about 125 degrees. Thickness of door limits opening to maybe 8 inches.
Nice look and proportions. Totally accurate dimensions. Pictures on page are not consistent...third one is most accurate.
Electronic keypad is good. 4 AA batteries not included. Buttons are easy to press and responsive. Beeps when pressed. Setting code is simple. Lights indicate batteries need changing. External battery pack to access safe if batteries die.
Alarm sounds if code is failed 3 times, or if handle is shaken/jiggled, can be disarmed with code.
Comes with good barrel style auxiliary keys that open lock easily, a velcro orange pouch that holds keys, 4 bolts and washers and nuts for secure installation, and hex key for removing the plate that hides the keyhole/and i suppose install the support bolts.
Does not tip when door opens but bolts are clearly a good idea. Does not wobble.
The shelf hooks and rests on metal cleats, and stays put so it doesn't "need screws" but there are holes for them. The shelf has plenty of room for some ammo and/or a pistol or other small accessories. If you only have 8 guns you can store stuff on the side in the main compartment also.
Nothing is carpeted but the bottom and it's very thin. I used a foam block from packaging to rest stocks on temporarily so the shotgun recoil pads don't deform. It also leans the guns back into the foam barrel rests better and provides a more balanced support for the stocks so they don't pivot. Another reason a smaller locker would fail - the 11-inch depth is needed for that balance. Barrel rest foam is well adhered to wall and a metal cleat and perfectly suitable for the job. I will likely pad other parts, like the edge of the door frame to prevent knocking guns during access and storage.
BOTTOM LINE:
Exactly what I wanted/expected. For the money, this is excellent quality, will last years, protect guns, and deter all humans not carrying sledgehammers or power tools intent on getting in. Price is really unbeatable for what you get. I looked at TONS of safes and cabinets...very glad this came though." — Brian Zaccardi  

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7. Barska Smart - Biometric + Optional Silent Mode

Top-rated: 2,101 ratings


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Highlight: Biometric fingerprint feature.

Helpful review: "Excellent quality and easy to use! I carried this over my shoulder up two flights of stairs without any issue. I lag-bolted into the floor and wall with the included hardware. Yes, the safe has holes in the back and bottom, which I greatly appreciated.
I bought the extra shelf, and I'm glad I did. I currently have an AR with 30-mag standing up, and just that in itself makes it difficult to stand up another long gun comfortably.
BUT you can do it, as long as the additional firearm is stock (shotgun, rifle, etc.). The second you add hardware to your 2nd or 3rd long gun, you're probably screwed. Each shelf can easily handle small firearms ammo, mid-to-large frame pistols (Walther PPQ no prob). AND I also bought a self-adhesive interior gun safe organizer from Walmart... it's a door-length, flat soft shell that has pockets and such for even more storage, and it doesn't get in the way of closing the door. I also have a thin 13.3" laptop and muffs that both fit in there with everything I mentioned, and the door still closes. Because the safe isn't very expensive, I'll probably buy one or two more just to keep the thieves busy trying to figure out which one has the best stuff in it :)
Barska tech dept says any decent burglar can get into this model within 2 hours, so buy 3 of these, spread the goods around and it'll take the thieves 6 hours to get into it all! As far as the biometrics work, they're perfect.
The beep is REALLY loud, but I was able to turn it off, so all I hear now is a mild click, or thunk(?) as it unlocks, which isn't loud enough to wake anyone in the room. The lever is silent and hinges are smooth. I was also impressed with the size of the bolts. Good stuff!
A FEW WORDS FROM A FRIEND:
Spent a lot of time mulling over whether or not to purchase this safe. There are a ton of bad reviews referencing damaged items and Biometrics that do not work. I also read many reviews about people who complained about size (but that's their fault for not looking at dimensions). True it would be very tight with 4 rifles. Not sure I would have purchased if I was looking to keep 4 rifles secured.
However, I was only looking to lock up AR-15 and 4 CC pistols. For those purposes the safe has worked out great. Yes, my AR goes in sideways but I can fit it in without removing the scope or hand grips. My AR is not kept with mag present, so if you keep yours with mag in place it may not fit. The shelf holds 3 CC pistols. Safe arrived in new condition with no dents, dings or broken pieces.
Biometrics to this point have performed very well. Will update as time passes but as of now satisfied with purchase. All in all, this safe keeps household members away from firearms and has a low profile space-wise. Would not purchase with intention of storing more than 4 rifles. You'd be better off with something larger if you're thinking about storing multiple firearms." — Mark Silverman

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8. RPNB - Heavy-Duty + Compact Pistol Section


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Highlight: 5 live-door bolts and seamlessly welded pry-proof steel body for the ultimate prevention against break-ins.

Helpful review: "I ordered this safe as I wanted secure storage for a reasonable price, and have found it to be of excellent value. The safe arrived quickly and was well packaged with foam protection, cardboard inserts, etc. However it is heavy (probably 120lb), and I'm sure it got manhandled around a bit during shipping.
The finish on mine was in good shape, no scratches, etc. I did have one very minor dent / ding, which I'm sure was due to shipping, but it's hardly noticeable and I don't blame the manufacturer as the packaging was good. I think a large, heavy item such as this is probably just not treated too gently during shipping, and that's not the manufacturers fault.
Overall, mine arrived in great shape and I'm very happy with the quality (welded with no visible seams, etc).
The electronics on mine work perfectly and lock was very easy to program.
The steel is pretty thick (I give it 4 stars). It's not as heavy a gauge as some more expensive "safes," but is substantially thicker than gun "cabinets" I've looked at. It's right what I was hoping for in this price range.
My package also came with a small safe as well, which was a nice add on. Both safes were easy to bolt to the floor (or shelf for the small one) on the bottom, and a wall from the back. I did add some larger washers to make them more secure when bolting in.
The safe will easily hold 5 long guns even with scopes on a couple. Not sure you could have scopes on all 5 though. Not sure if it will hold a shotgun with a 28" barrel (I haven't tried yet). It will also accommodate a couple of handguns in velcro holsters on the inner door and velcro sticks great to the inner door 'carpet'.
I like the way the door is recessed when closed. It would be very difficult to pry, and even if the hinges were somehow cut, you would still not be able to open the door, as the hinged side is recessed behind the outer edge of the safe when the door is closed.
I did have one minor issue with the inner storage compartment door (key) lock on my large safe, which RPNB resolved very quickly and very much to my satisfaction.
Honestly, I wasn't sure what to expect customer service wise, but RPNB responded within 24 hours to my inquiry and their customer service was outstanding! I would not hesitate to buy from them again. Customer Service is critical and they did a fantastic job!
Overall, I wanted a secure option for a reasonable price, and this safe is perfect for my needs.
It's not fireproof, or as heavy duty as a larger more expensive safe, but it's thicker and much better quality than a typical gun "cabinet." It feels absolutely secure to keep children or curious persons safe from accessing firearms, and also feels like a reasonably solid deterrent from a criminal theft standpoint as well.
I'm very pleased with this purchase and definitely recommend it! For the money, it's perfect for me, and I love it!
UPDATE:
After more than a year, this safe still works great, as does the smaller one it came with! I have found that it can indeed fit a shotgun with a 28" barrel with about 1" to spare for height, along with another shorter shotgun, 3 rifles (one with a scope and 1 with a red dot sight) and 4 handguns in velcro holsters attached to the inner door." — Ted Rarnolds

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9. Langger V - Electronic Cabinet


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Highlight: Comes with pre-drilled holes and mounting hardware.

Helpful review: "I research and read reviews on anything I buy to the point I could be a salesmen for the product. Let me start by saying if you want a fireproof safe or something that can’t be easily carried away, then your price point needs to be about $1000 higher.
I read the reviews and like most people I was skeptical, but after reading everything I could possibly find, I decided to give this safe a shot and I have not been disappointed.
It arrived within a few days and was packed well. Set up was easy. In about 15 minutes, I reset the password, scanned about 30 different angles for fingerprints, and moved it to its final resting spot.
I do recommend keeping a piece of the packing foam and cutting it to fit the base of the safe, and then putting the piece of floor carpet on top of the foam. I recommend this because there is next to zero padding on the floor of the safe, but the foam is perfect height to fill the gap, and when you put the carpet back on top you don’t even see the foam.
Facts are facts, and with enough time anyone can break into any safe regardless of what it costs, so you get piece of mind more then total security. However, for the money it is in my opinion a worthwhile investment for piece of mind. Do yourself a favor, if possible, mount this safe in a closet or in a corner so you restrict the amount of sides someone can easily access to cut the safe open, because they aren’t going through the front door. But all in all this safe does what it is supposed to do and that is worth every penny.
Could the keypad and biometric scanner be better? Sure, but it has opened every time I have tried to open it.
As an added bonus you get a card with the safe where you can get the door organizer that some people have spoken about. I haven’t received mine yet,, but honestly it shows the company cares about its customers to add something extra (whereas other manufacturers give you a safe only and most are at least $100-$200 more expensive)." — Tara L. Ceragno 

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10. Paragon - Durable 18-Gauge Solid Steel

Top-rated: 215 ratings


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Highlight: Equipped with a LED lock; programmable with a combination of 3-8 digits; runs on 4 AA batteries; comes with 2 manual keys.

Helpful review: "Purchased the safe online from Lowe's site and opted for free shipping. The box was delivered to my porch with no problem, and because the safe is indeed very heavy, me and my wife had hardest time to lift the thing to the second floor, unpack and install it into dedicated place.
After all that was done, I discovered the locking mechanism is defective. The safe is supposed to lock automatically after you turn the handle and locking latch counter-clockwise. It doesn't. And you cannot lock it back with your passcode. Instead, I succeeded to lock it back, pressing erratically random buttons, turning and shaking the latch and the handle, kicking the door and doing all kinds of magical passes. And all this - each time you need to lock it.
On the Lowe's site the safe is listed under "Fleming supply" brand, but on the manual that came with the safe is appears as "Paragon" brand safe. And there is a link to the support site. So, I described the problem applied for support using the link. They quickly responded and offered a troubleshooting that included taking apart the door, reaching electronics and pulling out wires - that would 'reset solenoid'. I followed all the instructions and got zero results.
Nothing changed in erratic behavior of the locking mechanism. At that point I was requested to send copy of invoice, which I did. then they suggested to return that safe back to Lowe's, since it was recent purchase. I refused, because it would be major ordeal dragging the unpacked safe with sharp edges down the stairs and back to the car. It would possibly destroy my stairs. And my porch. And the car. Then they requested from me to send the video of the malfunction, in order to "continue assisting" me. I did, and the next thing was quite unexpected, since I started to believe they are trying to help. They said that they will not provide any further assistance, because they are not makers of the safe.
They said that I needed to contact non-existing mythical 'Fleming Supply' company instead. But wait a minute, isn't it just a name that Lowe's slapped on your safe for marketing purposes? Didn't you verify before that it is a "Paragon" safe that I own? Isn't it that your company name and support link appear the that manual that came with the safe? Really? You couldn't find any good reason to refuse service, so you do it without any reason?
Well, the company contacted me, apologized for the 'error', sent a whole new safe to me without any additional charge, AND said I can keep the old one. I didn't install a new one, didn't even open it yet. But I am so impressed with the good service and support. This is the company to trust." — Chuck Wheeler

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11. Quicktec - Deep Interior

Top-rated: 227 ratings


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Highlight: Includes AA batteries, emergency keys and anchor bolts.

Helpful review: "Let's be honest: if someone with a large sledgehammer wanted in, they could bash their way in. But who is going to break into a house with a sledgehammer? Even if you did use a sledgehammer it would still be a pain in the rear to get in.
It keeps honest people out, and it's sturdy. I got it screwed against the wall using two 1/4" bolts into the 2x4s. Also, as a tip, I cut away the trim at the bottom of the wall so it could fit plumb against wall. I tried shaking it and it's strong and tight. I got a keltec carbine, AR15 Springfield Armory, and a few pistols with ammo. Overall I like it. I think its a great investment.
ON TO A FEW WORDS FROM A FRIEND:
Ok let's get something out of the way here. This is not a heavy duty safe. It is not designed to be. If that is what you are looking for, you will need to spend a lot more. That was not what I was looking for. I needed a safe that would keep my kids away from my long guns, while still allowing me to get to them quickly in an emergency.
This fits the bill. It is about 90lbs, which took me some time to get it to my second floor master bedroom. I was very impressed with the packing of this thing. There was foam on all sides, thick cardboard protecting the edges, and plastic protecting the corners. There was no damage at all, even though I heard FedEx drop it from the truck. So nice of them.
The combination is easy to program. First you need to pop out the plastic cover to reveal the key hole, and open it with the key. Once open you can hit the reset button along the inside edge of the door, and punch in your code. That is it." — S.C.

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