Every responsible gun owner needs to buy a gun safe. If you don’t, one day you’re probably going to regret it. You might not, but it’s too big a chance to take.
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 if you want a great safe. Look beyond that, though, to the level of protection it offers.
So if you’re looking for gun safes for sale online then congratulations, you’re a good person. Well, you might not be a good person, but you have got this right.
Now, which one do you buy online today?
Like houses, you have to buy the safe you’re going to grow into, rather than the house you need right now.
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 gun 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 with space for more guns and 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.
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, or a large handgun safe, in tactical areas, so you can always lay your hands on a firearm if you need one in a hurry.
For the main safe, we have a money saving tip for you. When you’re ready to buy, check eBay for manufacturer refurbished or even used options. You can save a fortune.
I have done the search for you, just have a look here and see what’s available
But let’s say you’re not prepared to take a chance on a refurbished or used gun safe for sale. Let’s say you want to buy new. I get that…
Here are the best gun safes for sale in 2018 and a great way to spend some gift cards if you have them.
1. Snap Safe XXL Super Titan Double Door Safe
- Price: $2,409
- Number of guns: 56
- Exterior dimensions (Inches): 59 x 46 x 30
- Weight (lb): 900
This is one of the slickest we’ve seen, and you can move it piece by piece and assemble it in 30 minutes without any tools. There’s a wrench in the pack and that’s seriously all you need to get the gun safe up and constructed. Suddenly, you have a lined, thick steel, immovable safe in your house that you can strip and move in an hour.
It comes with a keypad entry system that is really the safest option. Biometric gun safes are a solid option, but there’s something about a keycode gun safe that is just, well, simpler.
Once it’s up, there’s no way to get in to this gun safe from the outside. But once it’s open, you can disassemble it, move it and get it back up again in less than an hour. It’s really that easy to move and set-up a 900lb gun safe with space for 56 long guns. That’s enough for any outdoor living enthusiast.
Now you can tailor this commercial-grade safe to suit your personal collection, it’s modular and comes with an array of layouts that should suit most people, or you can buy different shelves and racks to set yourself up perfectly. Inevitably there’s a combination lock and it is seriously quick access.
The locking mechanism is a work of art and pure mechanical engineering at its finest, linked to an electronic keycode quick access system.
You get eight live locking bolts and a non-breech seal, plus a full hour of fire protection, which is seriously impressive and should keep your guns and ammunition safe in the event of a house fire. That’s a big deal and gives this gun locker another reason to take over your cellar.
The walls are 9-gauge steel, 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.
It’s sledgehammer and prybar resistant, it comes pre-drilled so you can bolt it to the floor and this is one safe you can really trust with all your valuables.
This goes beyond guns. If you have a safe like this in your house then it will save your valuables one day if your house catches fire. It is lined with Magnesium Oxide panels that protect against fire, moisture and mold.
This fire resistant lining could be the best thing about your gun locker if the worst happens, so make it a point of principle to store your valuables, passports and heirlooms inside.
Fire protection is an often overlooked factor and you can get cheaper gun safes. But, if your house goes up in flames, your guns will go too and the ammunition will add fuel to the fire.
An hour of fire protection should be enough for the emergency services to come and get a blaze under control, even in the worst case scenario. So, with this safe, you’re basically guaranteeing you can save your guns and your valuables with thick steel and modern technology.
It’s $2,409, but it will last for a lifetime, take your long gun and pistol collection, and pay for itself many times over with protection and peace of mind. It’s big enough to take almost any gun collection, and it’s a security feature for the whole house. It is the top pick in an awful lot of gun safe reviews online and there’s a good reason for that.
So, if you want to buy a gun safe online, this is the one you want. It’s the best gun safe for sale in 2018.
With something this heavy, though, you’ll be glad to know you get free shipping.
2. Cannon Executive 16.3 Cu Ft Gun Safe
- Price: $584.99
- Capacity: 24 guns
- Exterior dimensions (Inches): 60 x 26 x 18
- Weight: 338lb
If you need the best gun 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.
The mechanical locking mechanism is stunning in its own right, although it isn’t a match for our winner, Again we stuck with a keycode entry system gun safe with an electric 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 gun safe locks will give way to retinal scanners. A keypad entry safe, though, is a classic that will be with us for a while.
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 handgun 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.
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.
3. Secureit Tactical Fast Box Model 47
- Price: $299.99
- Capacity: 2 long guns
- Exterior Dimensions: 47 x 15 x 7
- Weight: 46lb
If you want a gun safe in every room then you don’t always have the space for a big safe and you probably don’t need one.
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 Secureit Tactical Fast Box Model 47 gives you real options when it comes to installing a gun safe.
It’s a modular gun locker that was designed so certain family members could access certain firearms, but you could lock off the big guns. You can use it differently, though, and you can set up each individual safe with one rifle, one shotgun and a handgun.
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 need some inspiration, here is my suggestion for a basic three-gun defense kit you can replicate, together with low budget options.
It’s fire resistant, to a point, but you won’t get the same level of protection against fire that you do from the most expensive items here. That’s life and capitalism….
4. Tactical Walls Concealment Shelf
- Price: $294.99
- Capacity: 1 Long Gun + Others
- Exterior Dimensions (Inches): 35.25 x 5 x 10.25
- Weight: 6lb
Not everybody wants a blatant gun safe in their living room. But you can keep a full kit inside this shelf that looks just like a normal shelf.
A discreet drop-down, foam-lined cavity has space for an AR-15, several handguns and mags. 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 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 gun 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 shortgun 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 an AR-15 pistol and a selection of handguns or spare ammo.
I’m looking through gift cards now to see if I get a discount.
5. Gunvault 1000C Multi-Access Gun Vault
- Price: $113
- Capacity: 2 Handguns
- Exterior Dimensions (Inches): 5.25 x 8.5 x 12
- Weight: 9lb
Are you looking to buy a gun safe that fits inside a cupboard or drawer? This is one of the best for sale online in 2018, 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.
You can store two guns in here, 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 steel 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. Make sure you do practise regularly, though, because you don’t want to freeze up with the combination lock when you really need your gun.
6. Biometric Gunvault SVB500
- Price: $272.99
- Capacity: 1 Handgun
- Exterior Dimensions (inches): 6.5 x 3.5 x 13
- Weight: 7lb
This gun vault is a side of the bed special, or your desk, or you can actually dot them round the house and make sure you, and only, always have access to a firearm.
The handgun safe is a relatively simple system, open it with the fingerprint reader and the bottom drawer drops, revealing your loaded handgun that is always ready to rock. With a system like this, you can have one in the chamber and the safety off.
Not everybody is 100% convinced by the biometric system and are worried that greasy fingers could mean your gunvault doesn’t open. I think the technology is past that now and you can order a biometric gun safe without any big worries.
This electronic lock does come with an override key, but you really shouldn’t need it. The modern scanners are good, really good, and the electronic lock should pop open when you put your thumb on the scanner. This is a pistol safe you should be able to rely on.
This is probably the best-selling, most popular biometric gun safe on the market in 2018. There’s a reason for that. If you want bedside gun vault, a quick access vault under your desk or even a proper place to store your gun in the car, then this could be an option.
Not everybody is ready for a biometric safe, but we think they’re past the stage of readers getting confused by greasy fingers. All the gun safe reviews seem to recommend this one, so you should be safe if you’re ready to go for the high-tech safe.