A good rifle safe needs to be secure yet easily accessible to the owner. That being said, the BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe is one of the best gun safes on the market. Weighing 66 pounds, this gun safe is not the lightest out there. Nevertheless, it comes with six installation points that make it easy to install. Furthermore, this safe has a solid steel construction and a 3 point locking system that ensures optimal security from unwanted intruders. For additional security, the safe also features a scanning optical sensor that is powered by 4 AAA batteries. The safe has a thickness of 2 mm. In case the batteries fail, you can easily access your safe with the included backup keys. Alternatively, you can change the batteries using the external battery pack that also comes with the safe.
As its name suggests, this rifle safe is opened using a biometric fingerprint reader. On average opening, the safe using this fingerprint reader takes approximately 4 to 5 seconds. This fingerprint reader is capable of storing up to 120 fingerprints. The benefit of a fingerprint scanner is that it saves you the stress of trying to remember passwords, codes or combinations. To open this safe all you need to do is place your fingerprint on the safe’s optical scanner and voila.
When you open the safe, you are greeted by a roomy interior capable of accommodating four rifles. The guns are stored in a four position resting place. Also, available is a small shelf for storing important files, documents or ammo. This shelf can be removed to created more room. The four position resting place is also removable. This safe makes a beeping sound whenever it is opened. If you find this sound to be annoying, you can mute it. The interior of this safe measure 6.3 by 9.7 by 52-inches, while its exterior is 8.6 by 9.8 by 52.17 inches.
It is important to note that sometimes the fingerprint reader may struggle to scan your fingerprint. To prevent this from happening it is important to ensure the scanner is free of smudges. Thus, it is recommended to wipe the scanner after using it. Another important thing to note is that this safe is neither fireproof nor is it waterproof. This can be a problem for some people. Also, you may find it difficult to store certain long rifles inside this safe as it is not tall enough.
Despite its drawbacks, this BARSKA rifle scope is well worth its price tag. It provides a secure place to store your shotguns, rifles, spare magazines and ammo. Also, unlike other gun safe’s this safe is easy to access as you only need your finger to open it. Although it is not fireproof, the construction of this safe is sturdy and robust and is unlikely to expose your valuables to unwanted intruders or prying eyes. This safe is available at an affordable price tag and is the best option for keeping your firearms from kids, prying eyes and thieves. Also, it is a CA DOJ approved safe, which adds to its long list of benefits.