Reviews on the Best Hand Gun Safes of 2016

If you’re looking to find the best hand gun safe for the money then you came to the right place. We have already taken the time to research and gather some of the best-selling and top rated pistol safes that money can buy. Hand gun safes are something everyone should have because it can easily secure it from children and thieves. Without further due, check out the list we have created on some of the best gun safes for handguns that we would recommend for buyers. (click here for car gun safes)

The Best Hand Gun Safe Guide for Buyers


Handgun Safe



Fort Knox FTK-PB Pistol Box Handgun Safe

Gunvault SpeedVault SV500 gun safe

Hornady Security Rapid Gun Safe, Black

Gunvault GV2000S Multi Vault Standard Gun Safe

Stack-On PDS-500 Drawer Safe with Electronic Lock

BARSKA Biometric Safe

Sentry Safe Quick Access Safe 0.08 Cubic Feet

SHOTLOCK Handgun Solo-Vault 200 (Handgun, 200M (Mechanical))

Types of Hand Gun Safes

When it comes to choosing a gun safe you have a few different options to choose from. Below are some of the different types of safes to help you make your decision easier.

  • CombinationThese are one of the most common type of gun safe on the market. As it sounds, the safe uses a dial and a combination for it to be unlocked. They are typically one of the cheaper types of safes compared to the Biometric safe that require scanning your finger print.
  • BiometricThese types of safes require your own personal finger print to be able to access the inside of the safe. However, they are more expensive than your average safe because of the technology being used. On average these safes can cost anywhere from $100 and up depending on the brand, size, and quality of metal used.
  • Key Access – Just as it sounds, you need a key to access the gun safe instead of using your finger print or using a combination. These safe are relatively inexpensive and can find a good one for usually under $50 that would work great for a handgun. However, most people prefer having a finger print safe for quick and easy access if needed.
  • Dual Lock – Having a dual lock safe increases the security of your weapon(s) or goods that you’re keeping secured.You’ll need to get passed both locked to be able to access the safe and makes it harder for intruders or unwanted guest inside the safe.

Our Safe Brand Recommendations

If you’re anything like me, having a quality brand that has built a reputation for its self always builds confidents when making a purchase. Below are some of our recommendations on gun safe brands. However, if we don’t list the brand, that doesn’t mean it’s not good or worth your money. These are just our recommendations from experience.

Stack-On Safes

Stack-On has been one of the top leading gun safe manufacturers since 1972. They are a US based company and have built a reputation from manufacturing nothing but the best quality and performance when it comes to gun safes for hand guns and rifles.

Barska Safes

Barska has been around since 1994 and is based out of Pomona, CA and specialize in biometric safes mainly. However, they offer several different types of safes but are mainly known for the Biometrics safe.

GunVault Safes

If you know anything about gun safes, then you would know GunVault would be of the most reputable gun safe brands on the market today. Gunvault offers a 5 year manufacture warranty on all their safes. If they are going to offer something like these for each and every safe, then you know they most feel very confident on the quality and durability of their products.

The Bottom Line

All in all, when it comes to choosing the perfect handgun safe for you needs make sure it has all the features that you are looking for before making your final decision. Another thing you will want to keep in mind is the size and how many pistols you plan on storing inside the safe. Lastly, if you decided to buy a safe that’s not from the list above we highly recommend you take your time and research more about the safe. Also you can read more handgun safe reviews from previous customers who bought the exact same safe to ensure you’re not wasting your time or hard earned money.

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