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Sentry Safe Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe in Review

Most people are looking for ease of use and security these days when purchasing a safe. Fingerprint triggered locks are becoming the new hype. The SentrySafe Biometric Quick Access Pistol Safe is a great fit for people looking for a small, reliable, biometric safe.

Initially, biometric technology was met with scepticism from the general public. That is not the case anymore. These days a biometric safe is acknowledged as an excellent combination of security and easy access. This safe is an affordable option and perfect for people with not a huge gun collection. It will also work for people who want guns stored around the house and want quick access to them, too.

What does this safe offer?

SentrySafe is one of the most trusted brands when it comes to safes. They are more often looked to for home safes, but hold their own with gun safes. What we’re mainly looking for is its usefulness in terms of storage space, ease / speed of access, and security. The exterior dimensions of the Quick Access Biometric Pistol Safe are:

  • 9.9″ Length
  • 12.0″ Width
  • 3.2″ Height

With this size it will fit most normal sized pistols. The safe itself weighs 12.9 lbs. So it is best to keep it well hidden as it’s a quick and easy grab for a burglar. But due to the pry-resistant top lid design, it will be very difficult for any burglar to get into anyway. The small size allows it to be fitted into a lot of different sized drawers. Whether they be night stand drawers or kitchen drawers. It will most likely fit.

The safe can be opened with either the biometric fingerprint scan, the code for the electronic keypad or the actual key. Making it ready to be opened by people with permission at all times.

Safe construction

The Quick Access Biometric Pistol Safe is built with 12 gauge solid steel construction. This allows you the quick and quiet access to your firearm needed in any dire situation. The safe is also constructed with a zero feedback lock that allows for silent access. Alongside this incredible feature, it is also tested to be a single handed entry safe. If a burglar breaks in to your house, you can be dialling 911 with one hand, and grabbing for your trusty pistol with the other.

Additionally there is a 10 second delay after entering the code improperly. For some this can be a huge annoyance, but it is a very strong security feature. Should someone break into your house, and is forced to wait 10 seconds for another chance to get into the safe, they will more than likely leave it. If you’re somebody with a bad memory, we suggest to use the key or your fingerprint every time. Unfortunately, there is really only space for one pistol. It it large enough to fit a semi-automatic or revolver. You will need a larger safe if you want to store more than one gun.

The final verdict

From the point of view that the Quick Access Biometric Pistol Safe does what is designed to, it satisfies the vast majority of customers. Easy set-up, it works every time, impressed with the design, looks like it would take a lot to break into are just a few of the common reviews on Amazon.

Some people have reported to being able storing some larger firearms. One guy reported being able to store a glock 27, 2 extra mags and a box of ammo comfortably inside of it. It’s rare to find any product where the absolute general consensus is positive. This says a lot about this product and is definitely something to keep in mind. Enough space, secure, easy to use (with variety of options), quick access – and very hard to beat at this price point.

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