You don’t have to put this safe in a closet or hide it behind a painting—this safe is the art in the room. Each Rhino Ironworks Personal Safe is hand-distressed to look like an antique that is part art and as secure as any of the company’s offerings. Made from 12-gauge steel with a reinforced angle on the door to prevent entry from cutting off the hinges, this smaller safe weighs in at 45 pounds.
Stack-On has improved its personal storage lineup with a slim rifle safe that can be used as a secondary safe or for the person who only has one or two rifles. The small safe is handy enough to fit in almost any closet. It also features a biometric systems that allows for quick access in a hurry with the swipe of a fingerprint.
Adding a much needed update to the classic book-style gun hide, Bulldog’s Deluxe Diversion Book Vault adds a combination lock and padded interior. The three-wheel combination lock keeps valuables safe while providing quick access, and the steel safe box provides 360 degrees of protection. The books come in brown and blue and should fit any standard-sized handgun available.
American Furniture Classics offers a number of concealment benches and chests made out of solid wood with heavy-duty hinges and locking concealed gun compartments. There is plenty of room for Mom’s quilts and enough room for five of Dad’s favorite guns. And if Mom takes up all of the space, American Furniture Classics has a number of options, including the Gun/Curio Slider Cabinet.
No more digging through a box looking for that Magpul Glock magazine you know you ordered last year, or having rifle mags un-organized and sliding all over the place in the gun room. MagStorage Solutions has come to the rescue with its innovative systems. The Pistol Mag Holder can hold everything from single- to double-stack magazine, and the company also offers Mag Holders for AR-15, AK-47 and AR-10-pattern magazines. They each can easily be mounted conveniently inside and outside of your favorite gun safes.
Specifically designed to ride between your mattress and mattress frame, the ArmsReach Defender is a quick-access biometric safe that secures your personal-protection pistol. The system uses three pins to secure the pistol, and it holds up to 10 users or 20 different fingerprints. The safe features a polycarbonate case with four control buttons, a cylinder key lock and an LCD screen that also records user history.
Whether you’re a contractor, sportsman or just looking to organize your pickup truck, the Du-Ha Tote could be a great option. This removable polyethylene storage system allows you to store your guns and almost all of your gear safely and securely, either under or behind the backseat or in the bed of your pickup truck.
Designed to provide security for ARs or shotguns, these safes feature Hornady’s bombproof RFID system. Mounting your shotgun or AR in a horizontal or vertical position in closets, behind doors, these Wall Locks open with force and can hold almost any AR/shotgun you might need to secure.
With 25 years in the industry, Winchester knows a thing or two about gun safes. What differentiates the Defender RFID Handgun Safe from the rest is the speed of the RFID system and the backup combo keypad. It is made of 14-gauge steel to exceed California’s DOJ requirements.
The QuickVent Safe from QuickSafes adds a new twist to an old trick by combining an everyday, mundane fresh-air vent with the security of an RFID lock box. This system won’t stop a determined criminal from getting to your valuables, but he’d have to find them first.
Not to be outdone, GunVault has designed its own version of a wall-mounted AR safe. The ARVault features a tamper-resistant door, a patented No-Eyes keypad (available in digital or biometric formats) and an internal bracket that can fit standard AR-style rifles. Of course, you’ll have to make sure your particular rifle fits, especially if you have optics mounted. The safe also comes with predrilled holes for easy wall mounting.
Disguised as an everyday coffee table, the Concealment Coffee Table from Tactical Walls doubles as a hiding spot for your home-defense pistol and/or long guns. Handmade in the U.S., this storage system features a clean and elegant design that would fit in well in any den or man cave. It keeps your firearms hidden while offering quick access. The tables come in several finishes and opens using RFID technology.
You could call this the evolution of the trigger lock. The IdentiLock is secure to your pistol’s triggerguard. When the firearm is needed, simply touch the finger pad and the clamshell-like device springs open. It is small enough to fit in a purse, will store up to three fingerprints and is USB rechargeable.
Rockland Custom Products offers mobile security solutions for law enforcement and outdoorsmen. Rockland works with you to provide the best system of shelves, drawers and lock boxes for your firearms, medical equipment and hunting gear, for example, to fit your specific requirements.
The TrekLite X-Large Lock Box offers heavy-duty protection in a lightweight package. It’s ideal for storing valuables such as handguns and cash, and it’s great for traveling with your firearm, as it’s available with a key lock or a TSA combination lock. The box comes with a 1,500-pound-rated security cable to prevent the box from being stolen.
What would make Tactical Walls ‘concealment shelves better? How about RFID technology? Swipe the RFID card in front of the locking mechanism and the shelf quickly drops open. Each unit comes with two key cards, and owners can also order additional RFID cards as more become necessary.
The BoomDock provides quick-access long gun storage for almost any home-defense shotgun or rifle. What makes this wall-mounted safe unique is its ability to fit almost any long-gun configuration. You can gain access in under three seconds with the RFID card. The system also opens with a programmable four-digit pin and includes a motion-activated LED light for easy retrieval.
In business since 1995, TruckVault has been manufacturing secure storage solutions for safety officials, businesses and outdoorsmen of all types. TruckVault’s offers in-vehicle storage for almost any pickup, SUV, sedan or minivan. And these strong lockers are just plain cool, too.
As gun owners, we are each responsible for gun safety, and a large part of that includes safe storage. Of course, what constitutes safe storage can vary from person to person. Someone with a large firearms collection and small children at home will have far different needs than an adult living on their own who owns one gun. The amount of space in your home and financial considerations are other factors. There are, however, plenty of choices to meet everyone’s safe storage needs, from basic lockable cases to giant fireproof gun safes.
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For more information about the gun safes and storage solutions featured in the gallery above, please visit the following sites.
Rhino Ironworks Personal Safe
Bulldog Deluxe Diversion Book Vault
American Furniture Classics Gun Concealment Benches
Mag Storage Solutions
Du-Ha Storage Tote
Hornady RAPiD Safe AR & Shotgun Wall Locks
Winchester Defender Handgun Safe
QuickSafes QuickVent Safe
Tactical Walls Concealment Coffee Table
Rockland Custom Products
SnapSafe TrekLite X-Large Lock Box
Tactical Walls RFID Concealment Shelves
This article was originally published in ‘Personal & Home Defense’ Spring 2017. To order a copy, please visit outdoorgroupstore.com.
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