Whether it’s a biometric lock box or quick access gun safe, shopping for gun safes can be pretty intimidating. There are thousands of models on the market these days, and it can be a prettyfingerprint-lock excruciating experience for any consumer to go through an entire catalog of safes that all promise the same level of security. But if you’re looking for the best, we’ve narrowed down the market to a few models that may fit your needs. Of course, you’ll have to consider what those needs may be, but you’ll have a better time navigating the market if you have a clear understanding of what to look for in a safe, such as reliable fingerprint scanners and pry resistance, among other things.

Here are some of the best fingerprint gun safes that we’ve found on the market:

PhotoOur RatingPriceLock Type
 
Viking Security Safe VS-25BL
5 star$$Fingerprint, Keypad and KeyRead More
Sentry Safe Model # QAP1BE
4-5_star$$Fingerprint, Keypad and KeyRead More
BARSKA Top Opening Safe
4_star_mini

$$Fingerprint and KeyRead More
Liberty 9G HDX-150 MICRO
4-5_star$$Fingerprint and KeyRead More
Stack-On Biometric Personal Safe
4_star_mini$$Keypad and KeyRead More
Verifi S6000 Smart.Safe
5 star$$$F.B.I certified fingerprint sensor and KeyRead More

Detailed Biometric Safe Reviews

Viking Security Safe VS-25BL Biometric Fingerprint Safe

  • Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
  • Steel Housing
  • Quick Access (Less than One Second)
  • Sound Optional
  • LED Lighting
  • Digital Keypad with Backlit LCD Display

This biometric lock box features a biometric fingerprint scanner and digital keypad. Although the manufacturer promises that the safe will open in less than a second, this is mostly based on successful entry with its biometric fingerprint scanner, which can be glitchy at times. Still, the Viking offers plenty of storage for small firearms and an integrated LED light, which is pretty useful for nighttime use. This particular model also meets several federal standards for gun safes. It may not necessarily be the best fingerprint gun safe on the market, but at a price under $200, you’ll definitely want to consider getting one.

What We Liked

  • Mildly Priced
  • Anti-Pry Features

What Needs Improvement

  • Poor Construction
  • Doesn’t Function as Advertised

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Sentry Safe Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe

  • Holds a Full Semi-Automatic Handgun
  • Single Handed Access
  • Top Opening
  • Solid Steel Construction
  • Whisper-Quiet Entry

Model #QAP1BE quick-access pistol safe offers two modes of entry. It features a biometric fingerprint scanner as well as combination keys, giving its user multiple access points. Interestingly, this particular model can even be accessed using one hand, which can give the user a significant advantage during a stress situation. The safe opens from the top as well, which makes this safe a suitable option for desk drawers.

What We Liked

  • Ideal Around Children
  • Quiet Operation
  • Single Handed Use

What Needs Improvement

  • Low Battery Life
  • Faulty Biometric Scanner

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BARSKA Top Opening Biometric Fingerprint Safe

  • Top-Opening
  • Digital Memory Stores Up to 30 Users
  • Pre-Drilled Mounting Holes
  • Two Steel Locking Bolts
  • Motorized Deadbolt

This fingerprint gun case features a biometric fingerprint scanner and a backup round-tip key lock. Although this may not be the most secure safe on the market, this model is definitely suitable for your home or office. This safe features a top-opening design which makes the safe a good option as a drawer safe. It also includes pre-drilled mounting holes on the body for convenient installation. The biometric scanner isn’t as glitchy as some other pistol safes, but mounting it to your desk drawer will certainly deter most burglars, and the safe is definitely as discrete as it gets.

What We Liked

  • Low Cost
  • Easy To Use
  • Mounted

What Needs Improvement

  • No Quick Access
  • Sizing Not Universal

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Liberty 9G HDX-150 Micro Biometric Safe

  • 14-Gauge Steel Housing
  • Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
  • Fits Single Handgun
  • Lighted Interior

This quick access safe is what we would consider as an entry-level safe. If you’re a new gun owner looking for a safe to meet your state or federal firearm guidelines, this safe will comply with most gun laws. However, the small biometric safe will only be able to fit a single handgun and ammunition clip, and you’ll be disappointed if you own more than one gun. The safe features a biometric scanner which is relatively reliable compared to most gun safes, although we recommend that you keep your keys with you just in case.

What We Liked

  • Adheres to Most Gun Laws
  • Good Customer Service Record

What Needs Improvement

  • Faulty Assembly
  • Limited Use

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Stack-On Biometric Personal Safe

  • Includes Removable Shelf for Efficient Storage
  • Foam-Padded Interior
  • Backlit Biometric Lock
  • Concealed Hinges
  • Solid Steel

If you’re looking for one of the best biometric gun safes, the Stack-On fingerprint gun case is definitely worth a try. This safe features a biometric fingerprint scanner that works as well as any other safe on the market. Its solid steel construction makes this safe relatively secure against theft. Although no safe is ever completely safe from prying, Stack-On has designed this safe to conceal the hinges on the door. The safe is also big enough to store multiple firearms and plenty of other valuables.

What We Liked

  • Low-Cost
  • Adequate Storage

What Needs Improvement

  • Low-Weight
  • Unnecessary Points of Entry

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Verifi S6000 Smart Safe

  • Biometric Fingerprint Scanner
  • FBI-Certified with 3D Technology
  • Auto-Lock
  • Tamper Alerts
  • LCD Display
  • Event Logs

This safe is probably our favourite safe on this list. Not only does the biometric fingerprint scanner work nearly flawlessly, but it includes many different features that generally aren’t included on the market. This safe is FBI-certified, meaning that it meets federal gun laws and standards practiced by law enforcement agents. The safe also includes an LCD display which includes tamper alerts and event logs.

What We Liked

  • Fits Small Handguns
  • Functions Well

What Needs Improvement

  • Small Size
  • Rack Must Be Bought Separately
  • Redundant Modes of Entry

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Before You Buy…

Consider Your Needs

Something like a Winchester safe will serve a lot of purposes, such as keeping guns out of the hands of children and burglars, storing important documents and valuables, and complying with local, state, and federal gun laws. However, not everyone has the same needs. Your primary motivation for owning a safe might simply be to keep your money secure at your place of business. When choosing a safe, it’s important to consider what exactly you want a safe to protect so that you purchase one that best fits your needs

Convenience vs. Security

In the gun safe industry, convenience often comes at the cost of security. You might be able to get quick access into your safe in less than a second using a digital biometric lock, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the safe is all that secure. In fact, many safes that are below the $200 price range are known to only deter children from opening them, and nothing more. If that’s your only reason for buying a safe, then you won’t have to worry. But if you’re trying to keep your guns and other valuables out of the hands of burglars, you may want to spend a little extra on a safe that offers more security.