As a responsible gun owner, you need to keep your weapons locked up. If you don’t, one day you’re probably going to regret it. But what are the best gun safes for sale in 2020?
Gun Safes Save Your Guns, And You.
The best safes on the market don’t just keep your guns away from the wrong hands. They also protect your entire collection, and your bullets, from fire.
Look for up to one hour of fire resistance, biometric or combination locks and electronic locks.
Buy a Safe Online With Space For the Family
Like houses, you have to buy the safe your family of guns can grow into, rather than the house you need right now. Because you do need a semi-auto mag fed shotgun, or that 6.5 Creedmoor Designated Marksman Rifle. You know you do.
If you like to buy guns online, again you’re a good person, but you know that you’re going to need some breathing room in your safe. It’s that or a modular system and multiple boxes, which gets more expensive and yet does offer benefits when it comes to your organization.
Still, buy a safe or a system with space for more guns, a good electronic lock and a mechanical locking system. The jury is out on biometric safes, but they seem to be good enough these days.
Hidden Safes are Potential Life Savers
You need one main safe, depending on the size and layout of your property and the amount of guns you have. Then you can position single gun vaults, a large handgun safe or even hidden gun safes, in tactical areas.
Here are the best gun safes for sale in 2020 and a great way to spend some gift cards if you have them.
1. SnapSafe XXL Super Titan Double Door Safe
- Price: $3,058.99
- Number of guns: 56
- Exterior dimensions (Inches): 59 x 46 x 30
- Weight (lb): 900
This is one of the slickest safes we’ve seen, and you can move it piece by piece and assemble it in 30 minutes without any tools beyond the wrench in the pack.
Suddenly, you have a lined, thick steel, immovable safe in your house that you can strip and move in an hour.
The SnapSafe Titan Double Door is a portable, 900lb safe with two-layer, 2-ply 9 gauge steel exterior walls. An hour of protection from fire and temperatures up to 1260 degrees Centigrade, 14 1-inch thick chrome live locking bolts. An EMP proof electronic quick access keypad and a mechanical opening, it’s all there.
Biometric vs Digital Gun Safe, What is Best?
It comes with a keypad entry system that we still think is the best option. Your guns and firearms training are useless if you can’t get them and gun owners tend to be conservative by nature. So biometric scanners still give us cause for concern…
There’s something about a safe with an electronic key lock that is just, well, simpler. But biometric gun safes are getting better all the time and we’ve got some here for you too.
Once the SnapSafe Titan is up, you have a 900lb fortress with space for 56 long guns. That’s enough for any outdoor living enthusiast. Well, most of you…
Custom Gun Safe For Your Collection
Now you can tailor this safe to suit your personal collection. The modular layout can change to suit your collection and additional racks and shelves are all available.
Gun storage is just the start and you can have separate compartments for ammunition, fishing clothing and tackle, knives, tools, whatever you want really.
The door is solid steel and a deadbolt runs down the hinge side. So, once it’s locked, the door won’t come off even if someone cuts the hinges off. A mechanical lock like this really is a thing of beauty up close, too. It’s like modern art, for men.
Prybar Resistance is Kind of Expected
It’s sledgehammer and prybar resistant, it comes pre-drilled so you can bolt it to the floor and the Magnesium Oxide panels protect against moisture and mold, as well as fire.
It’s that kind of attention to detail that make this the best safe for sale in 2020.
An Hour of Fire Protection is Huge
Fire protection is an often-overlooked factor and you can get cheaper safes. But, if your house goes up in flames, so will your guns and your ammunition…
An hour of fire protection up to should be enough for the emergency services to come and get a blaze under control, even in the worst case scenario.
So, with the SnapSafe XXL Super Titan Double Door, you’re basically guaranteeing you can save your guns and your valuables with thick steel and modern technology.
It is not cheap, but this extra large, fire resistant gun safe will last for a lifetime. You already know it will pay for itself many times over with protection and peace of mind.
The SnapSafe XXL Super Titan Double Door is the top pick in an awful lot of reviews online. There’s a good reason for that.
When you’re ready to buy a gun safe online and you want the best home security there is, costs be damned, this is it…
Lock Box, 24 Gun Safe and Vault Doors. SnapSafe Has em All
SnapSafe is owned by Hornady, which knows a thing or two about firearms. It has a full line of personal safes, from a simple lock box through to a 24-gun safe and then this monster. Check Brownells for a full selection here:
2. Liberty Safe 48 Guns
- Price: $1,299
- Capacity: 48 Long Guns
- Exterior Dimensions: 60.5 x 42 x 25 inch
- Weight: 610lb
The Liberty Safe is basically a legend in the firearms industry. It is universally loved, both for the price, the feature list and vast experience making indestructible metal boxes that only you can access.
The Liberty Safe is a thing of beauty. The traditional black powder finished case comes with the chrome finished 3-spoke handle. It all looks like an old West safe, until you see that TopLit SecuRam E-Lock electronic key lock.
The steel is 12 gauge, and you get a 40 minute fire rating at 1200 Degrees Centigrade. This safe is UL listed for Residential Security, so it’s a safe bet in most states. Even Commie states with horrible gun laws.
Liberty Safe offer smaller safes too and you can choose everything from a 12-gun to a 50-gun safe. For a range of options, check these direct links:
3. Stack-on Elite 51-69 Gun Safe
- Price: $1,319.99
- Fire: 30 Mins at 1,400C
- California Compliant: Yes
- Capacity: 51-69 Long Guns
- Exterior Dimensions: 59.1 x 43 x 28.5 inch
- Weight: 703lb
Stack-on has been in the gun safety business since 1972, and it has learned a few things along the way. You get the creamy benefits of that with the Stack-On Elite series.
You get 10 locking points, including 7 1.5″ thick live action bolts and 3 dead bolts for complete infallibility. Theoretically anyway. The Stack-on Elite is a California-approved Firearm Safety Device, so it’s good anywhere.
The walls are two-ply 12 gauge steel filled with flame retardant material.
When the door stripping gets hot, like fire hot, it expands and sacrifices itself to form a seal and keep the fire and smoke at bay. Like a soldier throwing himself on a grenade to save the platoon, and yet different.
3. Browning Yukon Gold Special Edition
4. Cannon Executive
- Price: $584.99
- Capacity: 24 guns
- Exterior dimensions (Inches): 60 x 26 x 18
- Weight: 338lb
If you need the best safe in your bedroom and you only want one, then this is just about the right size for a solid gun collection. It’s fire resistant, you get a combination lock and the customer service on eBay is starting to rival major stores.
Ebay has some real quality safes available, new, at the right price. This one comes with four locking bolts and two more interior bolts that further boost security. The door is 12 gauge steel and this is a California compliant gun safe, which is about as safe as it needs to be.
Keycode Entry Systems Are Safer?
The mechanical locking mechanism is stunning in its own right, although it isn’t a match for our winner, Again we stuck with a safe with an electronic lock, rather than a biometric safe. Why? We think people trust them more, and they will last a lot longer.
Modern tech tends to get replaced and fingerprint locks will give way to retinal scanners. A keypad entry safe, though, is a classic that will be with us for a while.
Quick Access is a Good Thing
Unless you’re hoarding an arsenal of weapons, this quick access safe should be enough for you to hold them all, plus ammunition.
There is a long gun section and you can fit your own modular parts or use the shelves to store ammunition and create a separate pistol safe.
If you are hoarding an arsenal, or you want a separate pistol safe, you might need another. Really, this is enough for the casual outdoor living type.
At this price, though, you can get two of them without too much trouble. They’re fire safe, they’re relatively subtle and you can put them in a mind-blowing number of places.
30 Minute Fire Rating
You get a 30-minute fire rating, too, which honestly isn’t bad for a safe in this price range. That is a good, fire resistant safe that isn’t just suitable to protect and contain your guns and ammunition in the event of a fire.
If money is an issue, then this is our top pick for a budget gun safe and it tends to do well in gun safe reviews online as well. The locking mechanism is solid, it does the job well and it does offer some fire resistance. At this price, that’s all you can really ask for.
5. SecureIt Answer Ultralight Model 12 Pro
- Price: $1,784
- Capacity: 12 Guns
- Exterior Dimensions (Inches): 59-7/8″x 36″ x 18″
- Weight: 390lb
The SecureIt Answer Ultralight Model 12 Pro is a lightweight, yet heavy-duty safe for 12 long guns.
This fully welded safe is hundreds of pounds lighter than some of the opposition, which counts in an apartment or upstairs in your house.
It will also give you options. Find the best location for your guns and get it there with minimal fuss.
You get a Securam Lock and Keypad entry system. A black powder coat finish and floor mounting bolt system all add to the security.
SecureIt’s USP, though, is that it actually makes hard as coffin nails safes. Two steel walls, sandwiching a layer of cement.
That gives you real fire protection and takes this gun safe for sale well beyond the realms of the standard Residential Security Containers that often weigh the same.
Some safes use drywall and flame retardant materials. It works, but cement is just hard as hell. It was the original safe foundation and SecureIt continues that tradition to this day.
This is a secure safe that will last a lifetime, and it looks pretty sweet too.
6. Hornady Rapid Safe AR Gunlocker
- Price: $279.97
- Capacity: 2 Gun Capacity
- Exterior Dimensions: 42 x 15.25 x 6.75
- Weight: 50lb
If you want a safe in every room then you don’t always need major capacity.
You want something inconspicuous, that can slot in next to a cupboard and basically hide. You might even want to fix it horizontally under your bed and the Hornady Rapid AR Gunlocker was basically made for that.
It’s a modular gun locker that can either stack, or stand or lie alone. Rifle safes can be used for any combination of AR pistol, full size handguns and whatever else you’d like to throw in there.
They can all be locked, loaded and ready to go in strategic points of the house and a basic kit, available to you in several places, could be literally a lifesaver. If you have a safe with electronic quick access accessible, you have a fighting chance and then some.
Hornady supplies the same RFID access tags that mean you get keyless entry, much like with your car. As long as you’re wearing the tag or swipe it next to the safe, then the Hornady Security RAPid system will open the safe for you.
That system could fall apart when you lose the tag. We all know that, but there’s a separate electronic access key lock too.
It’s not fire rated, but then you can’t have everything in this world.
7. Tactical Walls Concealment Shelf
- Price: $392.99
- Capacity: 1 Long Gun + Others
- Exterior Dimensions (Inches): 35.25 x 5 x 10.25
- Weight: 6lb
Not everybody wants a blatant gun cabinet in their living room. But you can keep a full kit inside what looks like a normal shelf.
A discreet drop-down, foam-lined cavity has space for an AR-15, several handguns and mags, even a shotgun. You get a foam insert you can cut to your liking, too, so your guns don’t drop to the floor when you open the shelf.
There are two hidden locks with RFID-enabled magnetic keys that you can store safely. It’s designed to fit to most walls with simple plugs and screws and you don’t need any kind of specialist installation. You can even choose from a variety of wood finishes for this discreet safe and we have to say, we love it.
This is a last line of defense that we’re thinking of installing in every room, it’s basically enough for an AR-15, small shotgun and a handgun, which should be enough to get you to your main gun collection or deal with most situations entirely.
Alternatively, you can store one of the best AR pistols on sale in 2020 and a selection of handguns or spare ammo.
Check out a few more hidden gun safe options here.
8. Liberty Safe & Security HD-200 Quick Vault
- Price: $139.99
- Capacity: 1 Handgun
- Exterior Dimensions (Inches): 5.25 x 8.5 x 12.25
- Weight: 9lb
This is one of the best for sale online in 2020, certainly at this price point, if you just want a simple pistol safe that won’t be an eyesore and you’re not quite ready to go shopping for biometric gun safes for sale.
Room For Two Guns at Your Fingertips, Maybe…
You can store two guns in here if they’re subcompacts, or maybe just one gun and ammo. Obviously, it’s strictly a handgun safe, but it will take a full size pistol with ease and you get thick gauge steel housing for protection.
It’s a California DOJ approved gun safe, so it fulfils all your legal requirements. It’s subtle enough that you can fix it to a drawer or inside a cupboard and only you will know its there and it means your guns are safely locked away, and always within reach.
The combination lock is a well-practised movement with your fingers, a PIN code that you set up. It’s about as intuitive as electronic access systems get. We like that.
Punch your access code into this digital gun vault and the spring-loaded door pops open. An interior light makes it even simpler to locate your weapon and get your bearings when everything around you is going to shit.
9. SnapSafe by Hornady Dropbox Gun Vault
- Price: $139.99
- Entry System: Keypad
- Exterior: 13.5 x 7.5 x 3.6 inch
- Weight: 7.8lb
We have seen a lot of these slimline gun vaults with biometric access crop up on Amazon, eBay and the like. But you’ll find a lot of the actual firearms specialists don’t stock them. Because they don’t always open…
We won’t name names, but do your own digging on Biometic Gun Safe problems, do biometric gun safes work? All the usual questions, and you’ll find some results that will make your eyes bleed.
Do you want to see failures to open? Check. How’s about a kid breaking into one with a small screwdriver? Yup, gotcha…
So tempting as it may be to embrace this modern tech that should work like a charm by now, tread carefully. If you’re going with biometrics then choose an established brand, search the specific model and don’t buy a multipack of Amazon…