The safe is made in the U.S. and has a Dormakaba Simplex lock, like the Original Pistol Box. Also, it’s made of 10-gauge steel and can be bolted into place. If you’re looking for a small safe to secure any small valuables, not necessarily a gun, the Auto Pistol Safe would be ideal for use in a desk or a nightstand.


This safe was examined October 24, 2017.


This handgun safe is made in the U.S. and features the Dormakaba Simplex lock, also made in the U.S. The pistol box has no electronics, needs no batteries, and has no keyed bypass lock. In terms of construction, this device is heavier built than many handgun safes on the market.


This safe was examined April 12, 2019.


The Longhorn Strongbox LSB1014 is the first keyed locking safe I’ve looked at that I can endorse. My reasons for endorsing the safe are as follows: 1) The safe is made with adequate steel. 2) It has big enough bolts to offer real resistance to forced entry. 3) There is no convenient tool that would allow one to jiggle or rake open the lock in a matter of seconds. 4) The safe is built in a way that allows one to swap out the lock. The safe also looks great, like a furnishing rather than a gadget in one’s home.


This safe was examined on April 2, 2020.


The Longhorn Strongbox LSB1818 is the first small personal safe that I can recommend. None of the small personal safes I’ve examined before this have been remotely secure. They’ve always had holes, weak locks, and generally flimsy construction. This safe is not intended to take the place of a full-sized safe for storing a gun collection. But it’s something a first-time gun owner could store a handgun in, and also lock up ammunition, or emergency cash, or narcotic medications, or an expensive watch.


This safe was examined on April 19, 2020.


The Titan Pistol Vault is among a small number of handgun safes I've chosen to endorse. One of the main selling features of this safe is its pushbutton mechanical lock, the Dormakaba Simplex lock. Another selling point is the flexibility it offers; the safe is designed to give the owner a wide variety of mounting options. Finally, it's made of 14-gauge hardened steel, and if it's secured to an immovable surface no one is prying it open or cutting it open without power tools.


This video was recorded on January 29, 2020.


Part of V-Line’s Tactical series, the Brute (Model No. 1394-S FBLK) is the perfect handgun safe. All of the shortcomings I find in other handgun safes of similar design have been addressed in the Brute. In addition to being made of 10-guage steel and featuring a Simplex lock, this safe is the first one I’ve come across that has the correct type of gas strut installed inside it. The strut assists you in opening the safe and catches the lid as it closes. The faceplate of the lock is surrounded by a welded fitting that prevents one from attacking the lock with a screwdriver and also serves as a handle. The lid has also been designed to surround the sides of the box to prevent prying.


This safe was examined on April 12, 2020.


The V-Line Quick Vault is a California DOJ approved wall safe. It’s fitted with a Dormakaba Simplex lock, and the safe is preconfigured to fit between wall studs that are 16-inches on center. The safe is constructed of 14-guage steel, and sits flush with a wall’s surface. Surrounding the faceplate of the lock is a steel fitting that serves as the handle, while also preventing prying at the lock. Inside, the safe has an adjustable shelf and felt lining.


This safe was examined on March 18, 2020.




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