Biometric Gun Safe

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There are plenty of tough, sturdy safes out there, with features like welded hinge pins, heavy locking bolts, and mounting hardware or security cables to prevent someone from stealing the entire safe. But a safe is only as secure as its lock, and mechanical locks can be picked or tampered with. If you want the most secure lock possible, you want a biometric gun safe.

So we decided to find the best biometric gun safe on the market. When making our selections, we looked for a wide variety of shapes and sizes. After all, some people need a big, hefty fingerprint gun safe for their rifles, while others only need a small biometric pistol safe. No matter what your storage needs, we’ve got you covered.

Beyond looking for different sizes, we’ve also looked for heavy gauge steel, innovative storage options, and the ability to mount your safe securely to deter theft.

Best Biometric Gun Safes Available Online

The Browning M49 is a sturdy safe with 18 active chrome locking bolts.

Key features:

  • Holds up to 49 long guns and a dozen pistols
  • Measures 44” wide x 26” deep x 60” high
  • Weighs 1,105 pounds
  • 10 gauge steel construction
  • Biometric lock accepts up to 20 fingerprints
  • 18 chrome locking bolts
  • Felt padded interior
  • Pre-drilled for mounting
  • Includes Mounting Hardware
  • Lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
  • Fire resistant for 110 minutes at 1,700 degrees
  • 4 adjustable internal shelves
  • Includes door organizer with MOLLE webbing

The Browning M49 is a large gun safe that will hold up to 49 long guns, depending on what racking options you choose. It also features a built-in pistol barrel rack, and a door organizer with MOLLE webbing allows for even more storage.

This safe is constructed from tough, 10 gauge steel that can stand up to anything short of an industrial target saw. It arrives ready to mount, but make sure to invite a friend — or three — to help you install it. It weighs more than half a ton. And while that makes it a pain to install, it’s not going anywhere once it’s in place.

Pros:

  • Heavy gauge steel construction
  • Large capacity
  • Adjustable internal shelves
  • Excellent fire resistance
  • Accepts 20 fingerprints

Cons:

  • Heavy
  • Very expensive

This safe offers exceptional resistance to fire and heat.

2. Browning M65

The Browning M65 accepts up to 30 fingerprints, making it ideal for police departments or hunting clubs.

Key features:

  • Holds up to 65 long guns and 6 pistols
  • Measures 57” wide x 26” deep x 60” high
  • Weighs 1,350 pounds
  • 10 gauge steel construction
  • Biometric lock accepts up to 30 fingerprints
  • 26 chrome locking bolts
  • Fabric padded interior
  • Pre-drilled for mounting
  • Includes Mounting Hardware
  • Lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
  • Fire resistant for 110 minutes at 1,700 degrees
  • Modular internal shelves and racks
  • Includes door organizer with MOLLE webbing and 6 pistol holsters
  • Optional additional shelves, racks, and pistol racks

The Browning M65 is a very large gun safe, with enough capacity for 65 long guns and 6 pistols. But that’s just the standard factory configuration. You can add shelving to store accessories, or a pistol barrel rack for more pistol storage, at the expense of some rifle storage.

Like the M49, the M65 is very heavy. As a matter of fact, it outweighs its little brother by over 300 pounds. You may actually want to have your floor inspected before putting this much weight on it. Needless to say, no-one is going to walk off with this gun safe.

Pros:

  • Heavy gauge steel construction
  • Large capacity
  • Multiple storage options
  • Excellent fire resistance
  • Accepts 30 fingerprints

Cons:

  • Heavy
  • Very expensive

With a large number of storage options, you can customize this gun safe to your heart’s content.

3. Browning SR49T

The Browning SR49T weighs just over half a ton.

Key features:

  • Holds up to 49 long guns and 6 pistols
  • Measures 43” wide x 25” deep x 72” high
  • Weighs 1,050 pounds
  • 11 gauge steel construction
  • Biometric lock accepts up to 20 fingerprints
  • 16 chrome locking bolts (10 active)
  • Fabric padded interior
  • Pre-drilled for mounting
  • Includes Mounting Hardware
  • Lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
  • Fire resistant for 100 minutes at 1,680 degrees
  • 8 adjustable internal shelves
  • Includes door organizer with MOLLE webbing and rifle rack

The Browning SR49T is a slightly lighter-duty version of the M49. It’s constructed from 11 gauge steel, which is still fairly thick, but not as beefy as the M49’s 10 gauge construction. The chrome locking bolts are very sturdy, but the 6 bolts on the hinge side aren’t active.

It makes up for the lighter construction by being a full 12 inches taller, providing extra space for ammunition, accessories, and other valuables that you want to protect. And let’s be clear, “lighter-duty” is a relative term. This safe still weighs in at over 1,000 pounds.

Pros:

  • Large capacity
  • Adjustable internal shelves
  • Good fire resistance
  • Accepts 20 fingerprints

Cons:

  • Heavy
  • Expensive

This safe has plenty of room for storage, with a full-width top shelf that sits above your rifles.

4. Browning M65T

The Browning M65T is the heaviest on our list, tipping the scales at over 1,500 pounds.

Key features:

  • Holds up to 65 long guns and 6 pistols
  • Measures 57” wide x 26” deep x 72” high
  • Weighs 1,510 pounds
  • 10 gauge steel construction
  • Biometric lock accepts up to 30 fingerprints
  • 26 chrome locking bolts
  • Fabric padded interior
  • Pre-drilled for mounting
  • Includes Mounting Hardware
  • Lifetime manufacturer’s warranty
  • Fire resistant for 110 minutes at 1,700 degrees
  • Modular internal shelves and racks
  • Includes door organizer with MOLLE webbing, pistol holsters, and a rifle rack
  • Optional additional shelves, racks, and pistol racks

The Browning M65T is the tall version of the M65 we’ve already looked at, and has a lot of the same features, including 10 gauge steel walls and a modular internal storage system with several options for shelving and rifle racks. But the extra 12 inches of height provides room for a full row of shelves, further enhancing its capacity.

This safe can be programmed for up to 30 different fingerprints. If you’re shopping for a police armory or a hunting lodge, this lets you grant access to several individuals.

Pros:

  • Heavy gauge steel
  • Large capacity
  • Modular internal storage
  • Excellent fire resistance
  • Accepts 30 fingerprints

Cons:

  • Very heavy
  • Expensive

This tall safe provides plenty of storage for your ammo and accessories.

5. Barska AX11652

The Barska AX11652 has a small footprint, ideal for storing a handful of guns in a small closet.

Key features:

  • Holds up to 4 rifles and 4 pistols
  • Measures 9.8” wide x 8.6” deep x 52.17” high
  • Weighs 66 pounds
  • 14 gauge steel construction
  • Biometric lock accepts up to 120 fingerprints, with keyed backup
  • 3 steel deadbolts
  • Pre-drilled for mounting
  • Includes Mounting Hardware
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Top storage shelf

The Barska AX11652 is a small, lightweight safe with a rifle rack that holds 4 long guns. There’s a small storage shelf above your guns, allowing you to store 4 full frame pistols, ammo, or accessories. It weighs only 66 pounds, so unlike a lot of rifle safes you can install it on your own.

That said, the steel is relatively lightweight, only 14 gauge, and the steel deadbolts are a far cry from the security of chrome locking bolts. This safe won’t deter a thief who’s specifically targeting your guns, but it will keep out your average burglar or inquisitive child.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Small footprint
  • Accepts 120 fingerprints
  • Affordable

Cons:

  • Light gauge construction
  • Not fire resistant

This affordable rifle safe is a good choice for any budget.

6. Barska AX11898

The Barska AX11898 weighs only 114 pounds, so you can install it by yourself.

Key features:

  • Holds up to 8 rifles and 6 pistols
  • Measures 13.38” wide x 13.75” deep x 57” high
  • Weighs 114 pounds
  • 14 gauge steel construction
  • Biometric lock accepts up to 120 fingerprints, with keyed backup
  • 8 chrome locking bolts (5 active)
  • Felt padded interior
  • Pre-drilled for mounting
  • Includes Mounting Hardware
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • 2 adjustable storage shelves
  • Pistol rack on the inside of the door

The Barska AX11898 is a few inches deeper and wider than the ultra-compact AX11652, but it doubles its capacity, with two 4-gun racks for your long guns. Barska also added felt padding to the interior to prevent scratching, and mounted a small pistol rack on the door so you’ve got a better option for your pistols than setting them on a shelf.

Speaking of shelves, this safe has two of them, and both are adjustable. It’s safe to say, there’s enough space inside for all of your ammo.

Pros:

  • Lightweight
  • Small footprint
  • Accepts 120 fingerprints
  • Lots of storage for the zie

Cons:

  • Light gauge construction
  • Not fire resistant

This safe holds 8 long guns, making it a good compromise between size and capacity.

7. Protex HZ-53