While I was out at SHOT Show 2017, I took a great interest in products that can help you be more prepared.
There’s always been a big gap in the market in my mind with no companies producing good “fast-access” gun safes for AR-15’s or other home defense carbines. Sure, I and many people own a fast-access safe for our handguns, but not rifles.
That’s why I’m excited about these cool new fast-access gun safes for AR-15’s because they look promising:
1. Gunvault Wall Mount “ARVAULT” Fast-Access Gun Safe
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Gunvault is a known producer of fast-access gun safes.
In fact, the fast-access gun safes that I my handguns are sitting in are all Gunvault brand if I remember correctly.
That’s why I was excited to stop by their SHOT Show 2017 booth and see their new ARVAULT for the AR-15 available.
The design is VERY much like their proven handgun safes. It’s a clam-shell. They are going to offer a digital code and also the Biometric-digital versions both with backup override keys. I still don’t trust those darn robots so I prefer the finger code version.
You can wall mount it so a thief just doesn’t grab it and walk away. The locking box covers the trigger and magazine section. In the picture I took a Trijicon MRO red dot sight was on the AR-15, you’ll notice that it takes up most of the available room so you wouldn’t be able to run a full size or low power variable optic with this setup, but a red dot for home defense use is just right here. I do NOT think it fits a 30-round magazine though … my only concern.
Really neat product, and I’m actually looking forward to getting one myself. Check it out at GunVault.com
2. Gunvault Tacsafe
I thought I would mention the Gunvault Tacsafe here because I haven’t seen much about it online. Although, according to my research it’s not “new” just not widely stocked anywhere (that I can find).
It also is offered with a fast-access key code lock. It DOES fit a 30-round magazine because it basically resembles a “1 rifle” gun safe that you can stick in a closet or a corner in your bedroom. This is definitely more traditional and more expensive than the ARVault, but I wanted to mention it here becuase it’s from Gunvault — the same company — and was high on my list before the ARVAULT came out. Again, more on the GunVault.com website.
3. The Boomdock fast-access gun safe.
This is another wall-mounted fast-access design and it has a lot of neat features from what the rep was showing me …
1. It can fit not just AR-15’s but shotguns and other home defense long guns.
2. Allows rapid access to your home defense long gun in under 3 seconds with the included RFID card (Also opens with a programmable 4 digit PIN)
3. Will hold long guns with a variety of accessories (because of the adjustable rail inside)
4. Has a motion activated LED light to illuminate your keypad
5. Includes several safety features such as a steel pin that blocks the trigger from being pulled while your long gun is in the BoomDock® (it goes BEHIND the trigger in the trigger guard)
6. It has an adjustable “mount” on the inside that allows you to fit different size guns in there — no matter what mods you’ve made to your AR or other long gun
In the video below you can see some of the features demonstrated:
Check them out at BoomDock.com.
What do you think?
Do you think these fast-access AR-15 style safes will catch on?
Planning on picking any of these up?