Gun safety is important. There are no two ways about it. Gun safes are not a luxury. They are a must. If you own a firearm, it is your responsibility to have a gun safe. Depending on your personal circumstances, for example, if you have children or live in an area that is prone to fires, not just any gun safe will do.

 

What are the Best Gun Safes Like?

 

The best gun safes you can get are biometric ones. They unlock by means of scanning your fingerprint, which means unwelcome hands will never get to your weapon. These are child safe and thief proof. Another benefit to having a biometric safe is that in case of emergency, access to your weapon is quick and easy. But whether or not you have a biometric or a manual safe, there are other things to consider when you are looking to purchase one. Size is important. It’s no good to buy a safe that doesn’t fit comfortably in your home or is difficult to reach in an emergency. Weight is another big one. Some safes that are lighter are also cheaper but can be carried away by thieves. Many light weight vaults can’t be bolted down, and what good is a safe, that isn’t safe? If you are not getting a biometric safe, you also have to consider the type of manual lock. Digital locks are by far the simplest, but dial locks are just as good. As long as you don’t have to fuss and waste time getting to your weapon when you need it most, the lock type doesn’t matter.

 

So, Which Models are the Best Gun Safes?

 

For small guns, the winner is definitely the GunVaultSpeedvault Biometric Pistol Safe SVB500. This safe is priced at around $250, and it is worth every cent. Because it is biometric, you never have to struggle getting into it or worry about unwelcome hands breaking in. It is a good size, good weight, and has foam lined interiors. It also has an automated light that turns on when the door is opened. If you want to save some money, consider the Sentry Safe Biometric Quick Access for $200. It is almost exactly like the SVB500 but can take access codes too. Also, it doesn’t make a sound.  A good alternative is the Barska Biometric Safe. This safe can store up to 30 different fingerprints. It’s heavier but more secure and it has an alarm that lets you know if you have forgotten to lock it. For larger guns, the Mesa Safe Company MBF6032E won’t let you down. It cost $1500 but is hands down one of the best gun safes. It has tons of room for firearms and ammo of all shapes and sizes; it can be bolted down and is certainly the most secure in its range. It is also fireproof. But again, if you’d rather save money, opt for the Stack-On Total Defense 28 Gun Safe. It will save you $500 and is both fireproof and waterproof. At the end of the day, the make, model, and price of your safe comes second to its utilization. Pick what suits you best, and what makes you feel safest.