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Top 5 Gun Safes for 2022

SafeandVaultStore.com has put together a list of our Top 5 Gun & Rifle Safes. You can check out the video above where our Sales Representative Ricardo lists each one and talks about the dimensions, weights, burglar ratings and fire ratings.

How did we come up with this list? This top 5 list is our best selling gun & rifle safes for 2021. So these are what we are recommending you buy in 2022 and beyond. What do these gun safes all have in common? They are all designed to fit inside of a closet. Besides the fact that they are our most popular gun safes sales wise, here is why we think each one deserves to be in our best top 5 gun & rifle safes.

#5 -American Security NF5925E5 Rifle & Gun Safe with an ESL5 Electronic Lock

The American Security NF5924E5 is perfect for someone looking for better security and fire protection than your entry level gun safes. 

It can hold up to 17 long guns without scopes with 8 on the left, 8 on the right and 1 on the door. Or you can configure the inside to have long guns on one side and shelves on the other.

The NF5924E5 has an 11-gauge body which is thicker than most other gun safes on the market. It also has a 1/4" solid steel door. This will make it difficult to break into.

Features:

  • Outside: 59.00" H x 24.00" W x 18.00" D (Add 3" for handle)
  • Inside: 53.50" H x 19.00" W x 10.00" D
  • Interior Cubic Feet: 5.88
  • Weight: 600.00
  • Burglar Rating: RSC 
  • Fire Rating: 90 Minutes

Pros:

  • Better security and fire protection than entry level gun safes.
  • Holds up to 17 long guns without scopes inside.
  • Has an 11-gauge steel body (thicker than most other gun safes on the market) plus a 1/4" solid steel door.
  • It has a 90 minute fire rating.
  • Designed to fit in a closet at 24" wide.
  • Electronic Lock standard (ESL5). Other locks are available as well including a mechanical lock, or even a redundant lock.
  • Lifetime Replacement Warranty against burglar & fire.

Cons:

  • Pricier than other gun safes but well worth the money for the features.
  • Weighs 600 pounds so it may be harder to move this gun safe. 

Buy the NF5924E5

#4 - SafeandVaultStore SA24 Second Amendment Gun Safe

The SafeandVaultStore SA24 Second Amendment Gun Safe is our own branded gun safe. It's the perfect gun safe for those looking for a balance between security, fire and your budget. 

The interior is customizable to your needs. This gun safe can hold 24 long guns inside but also has a door organizer for up to 4 handguns, magazines and other items. This gives you more room inside the gun safe for other items and valuables.

The body on the SA24 is a 12 gauge steel body and the door has two layers of 12 gauge steel back to back in the door (0.2188" overall thickness).

The SA24 Second Amendment Gun Safe is 28" wide but can still fit inside some closets. 

Features:

  • Outside: 59.00" H X 28.00" W X 20.00" D (Add 3" for handle)
  • Inside: 55.00" H X 24.50" W X 15.00" D
  • Interior Cubic Feet: 11.70
  • Weight: 482.00
  • Burglar Rating: CDOJ 
  • Fire Rating: 1 Hour

Pros:

  • It is the perfect balance between features and your budget.
  • It can hold up to 24 long guns inside (12 on the left and 12 on the right). Or you can put shelves on one side for your personal items and long guns on the other.
  • The door has an organizer that can hold up to 4 handguns plus magazines and other items. 
  • The body is 12 gauge solid steel and the door features two layers of 12 gauge steel back to back on the door (0.2188" overall thickness).
  • One hour factory certified fire rating.
  • Meets or exceeds the CDOJ construction standards.
  • Drill resistant hard plate to prevent drill attacks on the door.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty against burglar attempts and fire.

Cons:

  • It is 28" wide so it may not fit in a closet depending on how wide your closet is.
  • It only comes standard with an electronic lock. There are no other lock upgrades on this model. 

Buy the SA24 Second Amendment

#3 - American Security TF5924E5 Rifle & Gun Safe

The American Security TF5924E5 is a great gun safe to keep your guns locked up away from kids or burglars. 

The TF5924E5 can hold 17 long guns total (8 on the left, 8 on the right and 1 on the door). Or you can organize it so long guns are on one side and shelves are on the other for your other items and valuables.

It has a 30 minute fire rating tested at outside temperatures up to 1200 degrees F. It also has 2 Stage Dual fire seals with silicone seal on the door jamb and expandable Palusol seal on the door.

The body has 14 gauge steel and the door utilizes a 3/16" solid steel plate.

It comes standard with a ESL5 illuminated digital lock with other lock options available as an upgrade.

Features:

  • Outside: 59.00" H X 24.00" W X 18.00" D (Add 3" for handle)
  • Inside: 56.50" H X 22.00" W X 12.50" D
  • Interior Cubic Feet: 8.99
  • Weight: 388.00
  • Burglar Rating: CDOJ 
  • Fire Rating: 30 Minutes

Pros:

  • Great gun safe to install in your closet and bolted down to keep your guns locked up away from kids or burglars.
  • It can hold up to 17 long guns (8 on the left, 8 on the right and 1 on the door). 
  • Interior is customizable so you can have guns on one side and shelves for your personal items and valuables and on the other. Or you can have all guns and no shelves depending on your needs.
  • The TF5924E5 offers fire protection of 1200 degrees F, for a period of 30 minutes. Designed to maintain an interior temperature of less than 350 degrees F.
  • High strength unitized 14 gauge solid steel body.
  • Massive 1-3/4" recessed door constructed of a 3/16" solid steel plate and fire insulating material.
  • Comes standard with AMSEC's ESL5 Electronic Lock with an illuminated keypad. Other locks including a mechanical lock are available as an upgrade.
  • 3-way boltwork with 14 1-1/4" diameter chrome-plated steel bolts. This helps to prevent pry attacks on the door.
  • Premium Door Organizer standard.
  • Electrical access hole standard to add power for lights and a dehumidifier. 

Cons:

  • Only 30 minute fire rated. If you just need minimal fire protection and are in the city where the fire department will get there quickly, this will work just fine.
  • Doesn't comes standard with a light kit. You need to upgrade to the Premium Package which comes with a light kit and dehumidifier rod for an additional cost.

Buy the TF5924E5

#2 American Security TF5517E5 30 Minute Gun & Rifle Safe

The AMSEC TF5517E5 30 Minute Gun & Rifle Safe is our 2nd most popular gun safe we sell on our website. It's small and perfect for installing in a closet.

Most people only have a hand full of rifles and handguns they need to protect so a large gun safe would be overkill. This small gun safe will hold up to 11 long guns without scopes. If you have some handguns, they can fit on the top shelf and a few can fit on the door.

The body features 14-gauge steel and the door is 3/16" thick steel plate door. This will help to prevent people from easily breaking in. It's a huge step up from many gun safes on the market that feature 18 or 16 gauge metal. 

The TF5517E5 features a Limited Lifetime Warranty. This means if your safe is burglarized, you can send a copy of the police report to American Security and they will send you a new safe at no charge if it cannot be repaired. Same thing if it is in a fire. Just send a copy of your insurance claim to American Security and they will send you a new safe at no charge if it cannot be repaired.

Features:

  • Outside: 55.25" H X 17.34" W X 16.00" D (Add 3" for handle)
  • Inside: 52.50" H X 16.00" W X 11.00" D
  • Interior Cubic Feet: 5.35
  • Weight: 286.00
  • Burglar Rating: CDOJ
  • Fire Rating: 30 Minutes

Pros:

  • Small and light enough to easily install in a closet since it is only 17.34" wide.
  • 3/16″ steel plate door with 2 layers of fire insulating material.
  • Body constructed of 14-gauge solid steel plate with a fire insulating material.
  • AMSEC’s ESL5 Electronic Lock with illuminated keypad, drill resistant hardplate, and external spring-loaded re-locking device. Additional lock options are available as an upgrade.
  • Premium Door Organizer (PDO) maximizes storage space and offers quick access to commonly used items.
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty against burglary and fires.
  • Four (4) pre-cut anchor holes with mounting hardware included and one (1) pre-cut electrical access hole.

Cons:

  • Only 30 minute fire rated. If you just need minimal fire protection and are in the city where the fire department will get there quickly, this will work just fine.
  • It only weighs 286 pounds. If you don't bolt it down it is light enough that someone could move it out of your home to break into it later when they have time. It is highly recommended that you bolt this safe down either in the closet or wherever you are going to put it.
  • Cannot change the color of the safe. It only comes in black textured with black nickel hardware and gray fabric interior. Since black is the most popular color for a gun safe, this is not a problem for most people.

Buy the TF5517E5

#1 Gardall GF-5517-B-C Gun Safe with a Pocket Door Organizer

The Gardall GF-5517-B-C Gun Safe with Pocket Door Organizer is our # 1 selling gun safe we sell. It's a great value for all the features you get at a good price.

It is small enough to fit inside a closet with outside dimensions of 55.25" high by 17.75" wide by 16.00" deep. Make sure to add 3" to the depth for the handle, lock and hinges.

It has a 3/16" solid steel door and an 11 gauge steel body. This is thicker than most gun safes on the market today. 

It has 3-way locking bolts 1" in diameter to prevent pry attacks on the door.

The Gardall GF-5517-B-C comes standard with a dial combination lock. A digital lock is available for an additional charge. Many people like the reliability of the mechanical locks.  

Features:

  • Outside: 55.25" H X 17.75" W X 16.00" D (Add 3" for handle)
  • Inside: 53.00" H X 16.00" W X 11.50" D
  • Interior Cubic Feet: 5.64
  • Weight: 265.00
  • Burglar Rating: CDOJ 
  • Fire Rating: 30 Minutes

Pros:

  • Perfect outside dimensions to fit in a closet plus lightweight enough to easily move it inside to where you need it.
  • It has a 3/16" solid steel door and a 11 gauge steel body. This is thicker than most gun safe on the market today.
  • There are 3-way locking bolts 1" in diameter to precent pry attacks on the door. 
  • Comes standard with a mechanical lock. Digital Locks are available for an additional charge.
  • Premium Quality Door Organizer standard to help with organization of your items. 
  • The ability to add an all shelf kit if you don't have long guns. This will give you 4 shelves inside to put personal items, valuables and paperwork. 
  • Choose from silver or gold trim.

Cons:

  • Only 30 minute fire rated. If you just need minimal fire protection and are in the city where the fire department will get there quickly, this will work just fine.
  • It only weighs 265 pounds. If you don't bolt it down it is light enough that someone could move it out of your home to break into it later when they have time. It is highly recommended that you bolt this safe down either in the closet or wherever you are going to put it.
  • This model doesn't come with a Lifetime Warranty for burglar & fire.

Buy the GF-5517-B-C

This completes our Top 5 Gun & Rifle Safes. These are our top sellers but also the gun safes we consider the best gun safes for the money. If you need different features such as longer fire rating, bigger, better security, Made in the USA, different lock options and other features, we of course sell a wide variety from many different gun safe manufactures. Feel free to give us a call at 800-207-2259 if you have any questions.

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