10 Fast-Access Gun Safes for Home Defense

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By David Hart

A gun will only defend you and your family if you can get to it the moment it is needed. Thanks to a host of fast-access gun safes, you can rest assured your favorite home-defense firearm is just a finger swipe or a quick numeric code away. Whether you prefer a revolver, semi-automatic handgun, shotgun or even your trusty AR, there’s a safe available that allows you to have peace of mind. You can keep your favorite firearm away from curious kids, snooping guests and criminals alike while gaining nearly instant access in case of emergency.

Browning PV1000

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One of the most trusted names in firearms offers one of the most trusted products in gun safes. Browning's PV-1000 isn't just tough-it's packed with features. It has enough room for a couple of handguns and a stack of other valuables and comes with a programmable four-button touch pad. It comes with internal LED lighting and even has an external 9 volt battery contact in case the internal batteries fail or you lose your emergency key. The PV-1000 weighs 25 pounds. MSRP: $219

Editor’s Note: This article appeared in the August 2015 issue of Gun Digest the Magazine.


Gun Safety in the Home by Mas Ayoob

Gun Safety in the Home

You’ll appreciate this gun safety guide if:

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