In the unfortunate event of a home invasion you only have a few seconds to wake up, reach for your handgun and deal with the imminent threat. This is why having your handgun where you can access it quickly is not only critical to your survival, also to the survival of your loved ones and the protection of your home and property. Our safe professionals have compiled a list of important factors to consider when shopping for a quick access handgun safe and we will share a few of our favorites.
Important Factors to Consider when Choosing a Bedside Gun Safe
Space: What size is your hand gun and how much room do you need to store it?
Quick Access: The primary purpose of this type of safe is not for storage, it’s meant for quick access to protect your family, property, and self. You will want to find a safe that opens fast, quiet, and almost effortlessly.
Consistent Reliability: A home defense situation requires 100% attention on the gun owners’ part and this means the bedside gun safe needs to be fully reliable. You need to know the safe will work perfectly in case of an emergency because wasted time fumbling to gain access to your firearm could make the difference between life or death.
Adequate Protection: Tamper resistance, gun protection, and overall safe durability matters when it comes to the protection of your gun and most importantly the protection of those around you and your property.
Mountable & Discreetness: Do you want your bedside safe visible to others and on the table next to you? Or maybe mounted and hidden within a drawer? Do you need to transport the safe while hunting or camping? If you have children in the home, you may want to be able to mount the gun safe above their reach and out of their range of sight.
Here's 3 of our Favorite Quick Access Bedside Gun Safes
1. Hornady 98215 Rapid Safe Night Guard Alarm Clock
Storage Space: The interior will accommodate most full-sized handguns
Quick Access: There are three entry methods:
- RFID reader which uses an RFID tag to unlock the safe quicker than any keypad or biometric option on the market.
- Program your own code to access the safe.
- Backup override key in case the batteries die, you forget your RFID tags or your combination.
Consistent Reliability: 3 entry methods and the spring-assist drawer that quickly slides open makes this a reliable quick-access safe and a reliable home defense option.
Adequate Protection: The heavy-duty, tamper-proof construction is designed to exceed the toughest industry standards for firearm storage with heavy-duty exterior housing and hardened interior locking lugs.
Mountable & Discreetness: What’s more discreet than an alarm clock next to your bed? And since this looks like an item most people have next to them while they sleep, it’s not obvious to intruders that it contains a gun. You can easily install this unit using the included 1,500 pound-rated security cable or bolt it using the pre-drilled mounting holes to a solid surface. This safe can easily fit on most nightstands, on a shelf, or in a closet.
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2. Stopbox Portable Instant-Access Pistol Box
Storage Space: Fits most full-size handguns, including a weapon light (X300U).
Quick Access: The unique all mechanical design allows instant, reliable access to your firearm when you need it the most. The Stopbox uses 5 actuators located on the corner of the enclosure for fast and easy indexing.
Easy as 1-2-3-4
- Press down on the lid
- Press and hold your designated finger combination
- Press the thumb lock
- Lift the lid open
Consistent Reliability: Your hand creates the key that positions 5 actuators in the correct alignment to unlock the double-locked enclosure. Any other combination will keep the Stopbox securely locked.
- No Batteries
- No Keys
- No Electronics
Adequate Protection: Made out of polycarbonate and ABS blend, which allows the safe to be extremely lightweight (28 oz.) and durable. The thick soft foam interior ensures your gun, no matter the shape or size will fit in snug and will be unable to move around inside the safe.
And, to avoid tampering there is a feature that prevents the lock from unlocking unless the lid is pressed down
Mountable & Discreetness: While it's not mountable it is discreet and portable. The rubber surface grips make it perfect for the top of a dresser and the sleek body style helps it blend in nicely on a bedside table or closet shelving. This safe is also ideal for hunters and campers who sleep with a gun by their side and want to avoid adding extra weight to their gear.
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3. Stealth Swiftvault Biometric Handgun Safe
Storage Space: You can store any type of pistol including full-size, compact, sub-compact, and revolvers. In fact, the interior of this handgun safe fits two pistols.
Quick Access: The Pop-up door assisted with a gas piston gives you immediate access to the interior of the safe and it comes with a 3-ways to access your gun.
- Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
- Push Button Electronic Keypad
- Back-Up Laser Cut Override Key
Consistent Reliability: An Interior light activates when the safe door opens, allowing you to easily see inside your safe during the day or night and the 3 ways to access ensures your reliable quick access.
Adequate Protection: The body of this safe is constructed with heavy 12 gauge solid steel. The door is built with 14 Gauge Steel, which adds significant pry protection. There is also an internal hinge that runs a steel rod through the door that is screwed in place through the inside of the safe adding even more security. The Foam padding inside protects your firearm against damages or scratches
Mountable & Discreetness: Perfect size and shape for your nightstand or drawer and there are 4 holes to bolt this safe to a solid surface. FREE Security Cable Included.
Visit our shop to learn more about the Stealth SwiftVault Biometric Handgun Safe.
4. Vaultek Lifepod 2.0 Full-Size Rugged Airtight Water Resistant Safe with Built-in Lock
Storage Space: Vaultek has released the Lifepod 2.0 which builds on the great features of the original Lifepod and gives you extra room inside to store a full-size handgun up to 9.25".
Quick Access: The built-in lock system of the Vaultek Lifepod 2.0 incorporates precision engineered safe technology and anti-impact latch design. The Lifepod 2.0 can be locked and unlocked using the touch sensitive LED keypad and the front manual keyway can be disabled to prevent lock picking. There are also two backup manual keys that will get you into the safe as well.
Consistent Reliability: Powered by a 9V alkaline battery (not included) with a battery life of up to one year under normal use. Lifepods can also be used without a battery and still function as a water resistant case. The front rubber keyhole cover disguises a hidden micro-USB port to power the unit in case of a dead battery.
Adequate Protection: Designed to Perform. Exclusive proprietary material is engineered for superior strength, lightweight feel, and drop tested high impact protection. Side compression latches and inner rubber gasket seal off the interior from environmental factors. Submersible in 3 feet of water up to 30 minutes, airtight, dust proof, and floats.
Mountable & Discreetness: Perfect size and shape for your nightstand or drawer. Removable interior tray for stackable storage, and a convenient interior LED light so you can see your items in the dark. And a 48" Steel security Cable is included.
Visit our shop to learn more about the Vaultek Lifepod 2.0 Full-Size Rugged Airtight Water Resistant Safe with Built-in Lock
Having a quick access bedside gun safe can help you sleep better knowing you are prepared in case of a home invasion. Do you need help choosing a safe or have questions? Reach out to the Safe & Vault Store professionals for assistance with choosing the right safe to fit your needs. Call 800-207-2259 today, use our chat option or email us at email@example.com!
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