The Best (and Worst) Quick Access Safes for Rifles and Shotguns

The Best (and Worst) Quick Access Safes for Rifles and Shotguns

If you want to securely store a rifle or shotgun but still have access to it at a moment’s notice, one of these quick-access safes might be just what you’re looking for. In this review, we’re looking at six different long gun storage solutions ranging in price from $150-400.

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  1. Bruce Musto on October 27, 2021 at 5:24 pm

    Good video. Very informative. Thank you.

  2. Jtrosse on October 27, 2021 at 5:25 pm

    You should have included in your discussion if they had a fire protection rating.

  3. Haldor Asgirson on October 27, 2021 at 5:28 pm

    My car safe is a V-line underdesk. Mounted it upside down beneath the rear seat. It comes in handy.

  4. Nelson Fonseca on October 27, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    If only that vline had 3 connected lock points and a little bigger it would be 👌

  5. Scubaguy007 on October 27, 2021 at 5:29 pm

    I bought my brother an in-wall Stack On gun safe for $49. He mounted it in the closet of his home office. It does you need a key to open, but it is a very well hidden safe for his AR and Maverick 88. It’s white and blends in with sheet rook real well in the dark. He has a very clever place he hides the key too. He only has a shot gun, a rifle, and his carry pistol so it’s a great fit for him.

  6. FTD Skateboarding on October 27, 2021 at 5:30 pm

    Well then review the $400 ones that’s why the video is called BEST and worse where tf are the best?????

  7. Jack D on October 27, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    I disagree with this whole kids will play with it if they see it. I grew up with a glass gun cabinet I never touched them and asking my brother and sister and the answer was hell no

  8. Jonathan Rollins on October 27, 2021 at 5:31 pm

    As far as the snapsafe under the bed safe goes – if you take the drawer out to use the cable or to bolt it down, good luck ever getting the drawer back in. I tried for hours to get the drawer back in until the rails finally bent. I called Midway (where I bought it) who passed me to Honrady (who at some point bought the snapsafe brand) and I got a replacement. However, now im too afraid to take the drawer out so its essentially a heavy carrying case if anyone chose to try to steal it. Seemed like a good idea, but in practice the mechanical parts are too fragile to ever be able to secure it properly.

  9. Tracer Films on October 27, 2021 at 5:35 pm

    Great video.
    These safe companies need to make some of these items more affordable. Paying $250 to start for a fully enclosed safe is pretty steep considering that can be a third or half the price of a gun.

  10. ErrantChordier on October 27, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    3:53 "obviously if you use those, it’s no longer a quick access safe"
    That’s kind of the point. You leave home, you lock it and it is closer to a real safe in case you’re burglarized. You come home, you unlock it and it’s a quick access safe.

  11. climaxhubbard on October 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    long story short, no good options…

  12. D Mill on October 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    Yall have any suggestions on smaller (2-3 AR rifles) safes that arent quick access? Just mechanical locks

  13. sidney white on October 27, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    So what can we get that’s good?

  14. James Otis JR on October 27, 2021 at 5:42 pm

    if you see a safe in my house, don’t waste your time. if you try to open it, you just took your own mugshot, from at least two angles. if you get it open, you just found my pennies nickels dimes storage. any visible safe in my house is a honey pot

    biometric lock: put one or more multipin connectors on it. two pins are external power. if you choose, one more pin is external solenoid control.

    "Locks aren’t meant to keep criminals out. They’re made to keep honest people honest." Honest people are kept honest by the need to not shame their father. that is a personal need not related to external things like locks

    locks exist to delay a thief, to force them to stand where they don’t need to be, to force them to make noise, to make them learn specialized skills and bring specialized tools. locks exist to give a thief an opportunity to be discovered, nd enhance their sentence when convicted.

  15. Ted Jim on October 27, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Yeah big waste of my time all u did was show off new and bad ass electronics that are all useless to have period they look cool in a movie but real life scenarios not worth ur time nor mine when u did this review

  16. AJxBISHOP on October 27, 2021 at 5:45 pm

    Let’s redo this video for 2021

  17. Anderson C on October 27, 2021 at 5:46 pm

    Pls do another video for what you consider "the BEST cost no object" quick-access safes. Ones YOU would bet your life (and family) on.

  18. Charles Pinson on October 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    Thank you for this informative post. I was in big hope that you would have shown a product suitable for my Bullpup shotgun. Only because their popularity is so great right now. Thank you once again.

  19. Shantel Guetgen on October 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    I am sure you will find a good way to do this on the Woodglut website.

  20. 331Grabber on October 27, 2021 at 5:47 pm

    I bought a key lock Sports Afield 6 gun cabinet. It’s way weak but I keep it in my shop which is fortified with a security door, alarms and barred windows that I built myself.

  21. MTNBKR on October 27, 2021 at 5:49 pm

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  22. BrewCityRider on October 27, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Wow, so bottom line…keep looking. Its unbelievable to me that a company would make one of these intended for AR’s & shotguns, and make them so they are too small or just barely big enough.

  23. Tyler Sorg on October 27, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    So watched a whole video for nothing. There was no good solution here!!!!??!?

  24. Chris B on October 27, 2021 at 5:54 pm

    So all of these suck lol

  25. AC 67 on October 27, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Good honest review. Do you have any experience with the SecureIt Fast Box? I’m considering it and would use it vertically, in-wall/secured-to-stud and hidden by a mirror. The V-line options look like a “close-but-no-cigar”, and the SnapSafe is horizontal only, which is not what I want. Downside to SecureIt is it’s not fire-proof. I have 2 pistols and plan on building an AR this year. I need something in the “middle” but everything I see out there is either huge for tons of rifles or small for handguns only. Fast Box is the only “middle” option I’ve seen so far. Thanks much!

  26. The Byromaniac on October 27, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    I couldn’t agree with this review more. When looking for a quick access safe, I immediately decided against any electronic locking mechanisms for failure/battery issues. I decided to go with V Line. I have both the long gun and shotgun version. Easy to open, reliable lock system. But as he stated, they are not anti theft safes. They could be pried open easily. They are there to keep children from gaining access. Luckily, they are thin enough that I was able to easily mount them to the wall in an inconspicuous area.

  27. ᛉ︃ᛞᛟ⫷GUARDIAN OF MIDGARD⫸ᛟᛞᛉ︃ on October 27, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Dickinson’s firearms sent me here

  28. PocketDrummer on October 27, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Your favorite is a nearly $400 cabinet that holds only one rifle held in a velcro?! What a ripoff!

  29. resolute123 on October 27, 2021 at 5:57 pm

    Please review SecureIt Fastbox

  30. Boba12 Fett on October 27, 2021 at 5:59 pm

    I’ve never been comfortable with the cheap electronic locks either.

  31. Haldor Asgirson on October 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    I love my Shotlock. Solid, secure enough and very easy to use. My car safe, uses the same Simplex lock with the same combination. No batteries either.

  32. STORM ON THE HORIZON on October 27, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Still only about halfway through the video. But it’s nice to see someone review something actually in their possession; so many people review items by merely looking up specs and reviews and showing stock photos.

  33. meletios meletiou on October 27, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    Will the hornady shotgun rapid safe fit a side saddle?

  34. Frankie Casiano on October 27, 2021 at 6:01 pm

    This video should have been titled "The safes that I wouldn’t recommend"

  35. Matthew Johnson on October 27, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    What about the Arma15?? That one looks superior to all of these options. Link:

  36. Jesse Richards on October 27, 2021 at 6:02 pm

    I wish the sentry safe HDC11E defense center was still available, it was expensive but def my favorite design.

  37. Cedric Jacobs on October 27, 2021 at 6:03 pm

    the secure it 52 is also really good looking!

  38. C. Pouliot on October 27, 2021 at 6:05 pm

    I used to just keep the rifle under the bed and the carry piece on the nightstand. Then I had kids. After that I modified the bed frame to hide the rifle. I keep a mag in a pistol safe (along with the M&P 40) in the nightstand. That’s also where I dump the rest of my EDC like my watch, wallet, Fenix PD35 and phone (drilled a hole in the back for the charging cord). This forces me to access the safe EVERY NIGHT and, more importantly, every MORNING when my alarm goes off (when I’m sleepy). I also need to access the safe in the middle of the night if the phone rings (happens often enough in my line of work). This builds muscle memory. I can literally open that damn thing in my sleep. After all, there’s no point having a safe in your room if you can’t get into it in a hurry.

  39. Zak Winters on October 27, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    I have the first one and I have had 0 issues with it. I ve owned it for a year and thumb print works every time and it also has a silent mode so that it doesn’t alert to anyone

  40. Grant Thomas on October 27, 2021 at 6:06 pm

    I like the idea of the bed safe. Not for home defense but for keeping guns out of the hands of a smash and grab burglary when you aren’t home. Put some stuff in front of it under the bed and it’s hidden. In my opinion Just pull your home defense gun out every night. That’s what I do, as long as there aren’t children who might access the gun

  41. Louis Lee on October 27, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    At the end of the day there’s no such thing as a perfect product.

  42. videos4mydad on October 27, 2021 at 6:08 pm

    Take a look at FAST BOX™ MODEL 47

  43. HKMediaChicago on October 27, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    So basically nothing on this list.

  44. CSW652 on October 27, 2021 at 6:12 pm

    I wouldn’t buy any of those.

  45. SteMir ReViews on October 27, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Perfect! Thanks!

  46. John Madsen on October 27, 2021 at 6:17 pm

    I like a safe I can tear off the wall and go trough the back in case I forget the access code.

  47. giggergigger1 on October 27, 2021 at 6:18 pm

    I’m guessing that most Americans that buy sub 300$ guns will not shell out 400$+ for a good safe

  48. Jeff Bubba on October 27, 2021 at 6:19 pm

    Let’s use the word safe with care. There is a difference between a real safe and an access denial device. One keeps them secure from theft and fire. Others keep them out of the hands of kids but still allowing it to be accessible for immediate access

  49. Xtopher Dimap on October 27, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    Great informative video 😎 👍🏼

  50. EMAPA Aero on October 27, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    listen to this guy… nothing is good to him…. design your own dude.