Firearms are key to home defense, but you’ve got to keep your weapon out of the wrong hands. If it’s locked up, can you quickly access it when you need it? This can be a serious a problem. Luckily for us there are quick access pistol safes that can mitigate this.
Quick Access Pistol Safes
You want to defend your home and family. You need quick access to your pistol in case of break in or home invasion. You want to keep your guns out of reach of curious hands, and you want to secure your firearms against theft or unauthorized use.
If your pistol is locked in a safe, can you get to it in time, if there’s a need? What will you do?
Luckily there are safe designers who have considered this issue. There are entire lines of quick access pistol safes, quick access shotgun safes and even quick access rifle safes. Unfortunately this leaves us with a lot of options and choices, followed up by a decision.
Your first choice may be to go cheap, but if you read the reviews on Amazon.com, you will realize that there is a really nice balance between cost and security.
The Sentry Quick Access Safe. This safe provides quick access, backlit keys that are also zero-feedback (no sound), anti-pry door design, and a compression gas strut that allows for quick single-handed, whisper-quiet entry. This sounded perfect.
All you need to do is scan through the owners manual, program your own code and it’s ready for action.
This safe opens rather quickly, but you have to push the keys in a slow and deliberate fashion, in order for them to accept your code. This isn’t a deal breaker, but it could be problematic during a home invasion or break in, when the adrenaline starts pumping and you have lost all fine motor skills.
The rugged design of the Sentry Safe Quick Access Safe is impressive, but you need something that sleepy, frightened hands can open, in the middle of the night. This is where the Sentry Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe really shines. It has all the same great features as the Safe 1, but it incorporates a biometric finger print reader.
It only takes a moment with the user guide to learn how to add your fingerprints to the biometric reader for access to the safe. You are able to add multiple sets of finger prints to the safe, so your significant other or trusted compadres have access too.
To open the safe you push a button to “wake” the safe, slide your finger across the fingerprint scanner and the safe pops open. This optical finger print reader has gone through meticulous testing in the day time, in the dark, with clean fingers and with really dirty fingers and it works as expected, consistently, every time.
The Sentry Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe is a good safe to have. Mount it in a place of honor, in a spot, that you can reach very quickly, from your bed. You can rest secure knowing that it’s going to open, even if you’re sleepy and scared!
See both Sentry Quick Access Safes in Action:
If you have a firearm you have a responsibility to keep it secured, this gives you the advantage of security and speed of access.