Anyone with access to a television or the Internet would be hard pressed to not know about the rash of gun related problems in America nowadays. If you are a firearm owner, you’ll definitely want to make sure your long guns and pistols are locked up, secure ,and out of the hands of minors or criminals looking to steal them. However, you still want and need a way to access your guns quickly and easily.
Barska has the answer for you! It’s called the AX11652 – Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe. This beautifully constructed rifle safe not only has room for your rifles but it also can hold handguns and ammunition for them as well. The smallest of Barska’s three biometric long gun safes has all the features of a strong high tech safe, plus it offers DIY programmable biometric access. It’s more than just a safe place for you to keep your rifles, ammunition and handguns out of the reach of unauthorized people, it’s special high quality locking mechanism grants the owner lighting fast access.
What Makes the AX11652 Better Than All The Others?
While this safe, which is designed to hold a maximum of 4 rifles, is more compact than many other long gun safes, it’s craftily engineered to offer its owner maximum value. It has a removable storage shelf, which is perfect for handguns, ammunition and any other valuables that you may want to store along with your rifles. It also sports all the basics you want in a quality gun safe, such as:
- high quality steel construction
- a 3-point deadbolt locking system on the door
- a top-notch biometric access system which is programmable for up to 120 individuals
- a silent access option
The programmable biometric lock with its optionally silent access feature really sets this safe apart from the many of its competitors. Absolutely no key is required because the lock is programmed to recognize your personalized fingerprint pattern. And, with its mute feature, you can open the safe quickly and discreetly.
Why is that important? In the unlucky event that you suffer a home break in, you certainly don’t want to alert the intruder of your whereabouts. With this silent fingerprint locking mechanism, you don’t have to fumble with keys that get lost or remember complicated passwords that might be difficult to remember in a stressful situation and that make a lot of unnecessary noise. All it takes is the touch of your finger, which is easily set up in a few seconds.
This rifle safe is also perfect for preppers and those who have a bugout plan due to the one-handed quick access that it offers. And don’t worry, there is also a set of emergency access keys that can be used in case you need to give access to someone who is not programmed into the lock and as a backup just in case there is a system failure with the biometrics or premature battery death.
Where will it fit and what can I squeeze into it?
As mentioned before, this is the smallest rifle safe that Barska offers. It’s fairly compact as far as rifle safes go, measuring 9.8 inches wide x 8.6 inches deep x 52.17 inches high. Its slim size allows you to store it in places where a lot of other safes wouldn’t quite fit.
The interior measurements aren’t much different as the steel is not incredibly thick. The inside measures 9.7 x 6.3 x 52 inches. It comes with a single 4-position barrel rest for your rifles, and most will fit in fine. If you have or plan to store a tactical weapon like an AR-15, you might only be able to squeeze in a total of 3 long guns. Some users have also stated that it’s just not possible to fit in something loaded with a full 30 round magazine, as there just isn’t enough space. However, for most common rifles it’s plenty roomy.
What else should I know?
For maximum security you will want to take advantage of the pre-drilled mounting holes, as this safe only weighs about 66 pounds. It’s just too compact to provide that super heavy vault feel. Luckily, it mounts easily as there is a set of 4 holes in the bottom and a set of 6 holes in the back and it even comes with anchors included.
It’s also California DOJ approved, and the manufacturer includes a 1-year limited warranty, so you know you are getting something that is made to work and last.
Reviews across the board all speak very highly as almost all the consumers that have taken the time to share their opinions are pleased with the AX11652 Barska Quick Access biometric rifle safe and its smooth and easy-to-use locking system. Many people rated it between 4 and 5 stars on Amazon and that although it has a rather small and tight fitting interior, its sturdy construction makes up for it.
The overall public sentiment is that this is well worth the price and easily comes through on Barska’s promises of Quality, Durability and Safety for this product, which the company is proud to stake their reputation on. If you are looking for something to house a few rifles and keep them out of the hands of children or burglars without taking away your ability to get to your firearms and other gear quickly and effortlessly, you’ll want to seriously consider it as an option.