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A drawer gun safe can easily become one of the most important items in your home defense system. That's why it is so important to make sure you get the one available. The best drawer gun safe should provide utmost protection to ensure no one else can get a hold of your handgun, while still allowing you quick and easy access in the event of an emergency.
It should not also just fit in a drawer, but be designed so that it can be opened while still in it -allowing for even faster access. Our top pick for the best drawer gun safe is the Biometric Pistol Safe by Sentry Industries. Keep reading to find out why.
Top Pick for Best Drawer Gun Safes
This SentrySafe Biometric Gun Safe was designed with stealth and quick access in mind, easily making it our choice as the best drawer gun safe. It features a zero feedback biometric lock that you can open with just the touch of a finger. Compression gas struts open the safe quietly and hold the door open to allow you to more easily access your handgun. It can store up to two fingerprints, however, this safe can also be unlocked via the four-button digital keypad or via the override keys. This makes this safe very versatile and it ensures that you will never be locked out of your gun safe.
It's made of 12 gauge steel, features a pry-resistant door, and has a padded interior. Mounting holes located along the bottom allow for secure and permanent mounting inside a drawer or even on a shelf. This gun safe measures 3.2 inches high by 12 inches wide by 9.9 inches long, with interior dimensions of 2.2 inches high by 9.7 inches wide by 6.6 inches long. This should provide plenty of space to hold your handgun, as well as an extra magazine. It weighs 12 pounds.
Drawer Safe by PDS-500 STACK-ON
This gun safe continues to be one of the best drawer gun safes, as a number one seller. And with detail minded security features backed with an affordable price, it's clear why. It has a 12 button electronic keypad that allows you choose up to an eight-digit key code. Using the keypad, you can also set this safe to silent mode, otherwise it does offer audible confirmation for each button press and for when the correct key code has been entered. The door does not open automatically, there is a dial to turn in order to open the door.
This gun safe features two live action steel locking bolts, concealed hinges, and a pry-resistant door. It does come with two override keys. This gun safe has also been recently updated to increase the security of this drawer gun safe and to ensure that the key lock is tamper resistant and more difficult to pick open. It has external measurements of 4.25 inches by 11.75 inches by 8.63 inches and weighs just over 12 pounds. It comes backed with a three-year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Top Opening Biometric Gun Safe by Barska
This Barska Top Opening Drawer Gun Safe features a biometric lock that can store up to thirty fingerprints. While that may seem like a bit much, it allows you to program the safe with prints of the same finger but from different angles, and to do so with multiple fingers, as well as for your spouse or partner. This is a great feature, as in an emergency situation you'll be more concerned with getting your handgun out than you will be with lining your finger perfectly on the scanner.
Having multiple angles of your fingers stored will still allow you with quick access, no matter how you place your finger. This gun safe does also come with two backup keys, should the batteries run dead without you noticing. It is powered by four AA batteries, which are included and should provide up to two years of power.
As the video above shows, there is an audible confirmation that the gun safe has been unlocked. However, this can be easily silenced by pressing and holding a button located inside the safe. Two solid steel locking bolts and a pry-resistant door provide excellent security, while the pre-drilled mounting holes allow you to permanently and securely mount this gun safe in any drawer or onto a shelf. It measures 14.75 inches long by 11.25 inches wide by 5 inches high externally, with internal measurements of 14.5 inches long by 11 inches wide by 2.5 inches high. It weighs 21 pounds.
MicroVault Pistol Gun Safe MV500-STD by GunVault
This drawer gun safe features and innovative and patented no-eyes keypad that allows for easy unlocking in the dark or when you need to keep your eyes locked somewhere else. The keypad is set up with four buttons, spaced horizontally, one each in a finger-shaped depression, which allows you to effortlessly find the right button. There is no audible feedback when the buttons are pushed -not even an audible "click" just from the button being pressed. This makes this safe truly a great choice in stealth is one of your priorities.
This gun safe is made of 16 gauge steel and features a thick layer of foam padding inside to protect against rattling and to prevent your gun from getting scratched or dinged up. The external measurements are 11 inches by 8.5 inches by 2.25 inches, with the interior dimensions 10.75 inches by 6.5 inches by 2 inches. This is plenty of room to securely hold almost any handgun and one to two extra magazines.
It has four pre-drilled holes in the bottom for secure mounting, however, it does also come with a four foot long steel security cable. With the cable, this gun safe can easily be moved from inside a drawer to your bag and then secured inside of your vehicle, making it a versatile travel safe.
Conclusion: Best Drawer Gun Safe
Any of these gun safes for drawers should meet your needs for safely and securely storing your handgun. Our choice for the best drawer gun safe is the Biometric Pistol Safe by Sentry Industries. The versatility in this gun safe, being able to be unlocked via either a fingerprint, a key code, or one of the backup keys, ensures that you will never be locked out of your gun safe. The slim size also allows you to place it in any drawer, unlike larger and bulkier drawer gun safes that must be kept in a large bottom one.