Tom compares 3 popular long gun safes on the market that try to address the issue of secure gun storage vs. fast access: the AMSEC gun safe, Barsca gun safe, and the SecureIt Fast Box Hidden Gun Safe.
Safe and proper gun storage requires that all firearms be locked in a gun safe or secure in a gun cabinet. While this keeps your guns safe, it has the potential to block your access to the firearms in a crisis situation. You need a gun safe that discretely hides your home defense weapon while allowing you access to it in the event of an emergency.
Barska Biometric Rifle Safe Summary:
Fails on stated capacity
Will not store any type of modern sporting rifles or shotgun
Does not consider rifles with scopes
We were very disappointed in the Barska. It simply cannot do what it claims.
AMSEC Home Defense Vault Summary:
Solid quality construction: stores 1, possibly 2 rifles under 43”
Design specifically for under bed / horizontal use
Fast access is questionable and certainly difficult at night
Loud lock and door operation can give away your position
Fast Box Hidden Gun Safe Summary:
All Welded heavy gauge steel construction
Can be used vertically or horizontally
Can be used in mobile vehicle applications
Provides fast and quiet access
Only gun safe built to military standard
Fits all firearms with attached optics
Wide verity of accessories available
The Fast Box provides secure storage of the widest variety of firearms and is the only product that offers quiet fast access in a crisis situation. The ability to adapt to vertical or horizontal applications is also unique and makes the SecureIt Fast Box adaptable to almost any situation – vertical, horizontal, and mobile.
However, no matter what gun safe you chose – just make sure your firearms are locked up when not in use. All 3 of these products do achieve this goal at some level. And although we believe the Fast Box wins in every comparison, the number one takeaway here is that all firearms must be locked!
Visit https://www.secureitgunstorage.com for more info.