This is a very attractive, polished, diamond-plated, two-drawer gun box that’ll work for most pickup trucks or as a secure storage container for the home. Designed to secure five long guns with a spacious lower drawer for ammunition, gear and tools, the Field Armory is secured by keyed locks. Thanks to its nondescript exterior, the Field Armory maintains a high level of security without drawing undue attention.
The Large Biometric Safe from Barska has a spacious 13.5-by-9.5-by-19.5-inch interior that can fit various handguns as well as electronics, important documents and jewelry. Entry is controlled by a biometric lock that has the ability to store up to 120 fingerprints for quick access, even in the dark. The safe features three-point locking bolts, solid steel construction, and removable/adjustable storage shelves—all in a cabinet that operates on four AA batteries and weighs less than 50 pounds.
The Brigadier (model BR604830-90) from Cannon Safe is designed with luxury features and the utmost security for your most treasured valuables. It’s available in three striking colors: hammertone black, hammertone charcoal and hammertone beige. Amenities include premium interior upholstery, an upgraded MOLLE door organizer kit, interior lighting, a powered media box with USB and ethernet ports, adjustable shelving and a chrome five-spoke handle. Standard security features include a dual access EMP lock, twelve 4-inch locking bolts, patented Tru-Lock internal hinges, anti-pry tabs, a 90-minute fire rating, a triple-fin smoke seal, a dual relocker and triple hard plates that protect the lock. The model is 60 by 48 by 30 inches and weighs 1,085 pounds.
Whether it’s for your car, business or home, the Auto Pistol Box offers serious security through its 10-gauge steel body that can only be accessed by a five-button combination lock. The 6-inch-deep version is great for an automobile while the 12-inch-deep model can be used for home, business or industrial applications. Fort Knox offers its standard lifetime warranty with both boxes.
The MicroVault MV500 and MicroVault XL MV1000 are notebook-style designs. This allows the user to take their handgun or valuables with them in a compact and lightweight, but hardened, container that can be quickly accessed using GunVault’s patented No-Eyes Keypad, allowing fast access even in complete darkness. The MicroVault features a foam-lined interior, 20-gauge steel construction, blocked access after repeated invalid keypad entries (for digital models only) and a high-strength steel security cable.
Made to be secure yet easy and quick to open, Hornady’s RAPiD safes can be opened by either by a key or a unique RFID wristband, key fob or small card. That means the safe can be accessed in darkness without trying to concentrate on opening a combination lock in a crisis. The safe’s housing is made with 14-gauge steel and can house either a 2- or 4-inch-barreled pistol (2600) or a full-sized 1911 (2700). Both safes meet the TSA travel requirements for transporting firearms and come with a cable to secure them to anything, anywhere.
Firearm storage has to balance ease of access and positive security to absolutely prevent unwanted users and children from gaining access to your guns in the home. Tactical Walls has solved the problem with units like the RFID 825 faux wall shelf, which can accommodate multiple handguns, flashlights and even a carbine or shotgun within a secret compartment that drops down when activated. The RFID electronic key can be programmed for multiple products or have multiple keys for one unit so that the 825 can be quietly opened in the dark during a power failure.
Liberty has a new and improved door seal for its Colonial series of safes. The new heat seal helps to prevent both fire and smoke from entering the safe and damaging or destroying the protected contents. All Colonial series safes offer certified fire protection of 60 minutes at up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit. Bronze and mahogany finishes are also new additions to the series. Any of Liberty’s safes can be equipped with an electronic dial for easy access and are offered with many options for shelving and inner storage features for full customization by the user.
The ShotLock AR Solo-Vault is designed to provide a mechanically locked, 14-gauge steel vault around any AR weapon as well as shotguns with pistol grips. The single-weapon safe can be secured in a home or vehicle with a user-chosen five-button locking combination that can be opened by feel, and the safe is not dependent on a battery to work. The safe can secure ARs with optics and items on the forward rails, ARs with or without a magazine inserted, and it can even be adjusted to accommodate different grip configurations.
Combining a portable handgun safe and a range box, the Hyskore Competition Range Box is constructed from welded, diamond-plate aluminum. The lockable box includes a lower drawer with a four-gun pistol rack that can accommodate both wide and narrow grips and an upper shelf for eye and ear protection, ammunition and cleaning equipment. It also includes a rack to hold four pistol mags and has an integral spotting scope mount that will traverse and elevate. The case features a heavy-duty handle and industrial-grade toggle latches with brackets for locking the box or securing it to an eye bolt.
Whether you’re on the go, on the range or at home, the shooter’s biggest challenge is finding a way to secure their guns when they’re not in use. But you also need to be able to access those firearms in an instant if you’re confronted with a deadly situation, and that’s where the following fast-access gun safes and hideaway designs can help.
Combining cutting-edge technology with time-tested designs, these gun safes can deliver the ultimate balance between security and accessibility. The gallery above is a solid representation of what’s available to all responsible gun owners.
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