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Fingerprint Gun Safes

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Fingerprint Gun Safes - [Biometric]

Biometric – fingerprint gun safes have become very popular over the last few years and for good reason. Biometric gun safes are easy to use and super fast to open when they work.

What is a Biometric - Fingerprint Gun Safe?

A biometric -fingerprint gun safe is a gun safe that uses fingerprint authentication to open your gun safe much like the biometric authentication that we use on our smartphones everyday.  This article will highlight and discuss various biometric gun safes to see if they are the right fit for you. I will first start off with a biometric gun safe from SentrySafe. 

SentrySafe Gun Safe

SentrySafe is currently making the biometric – fingerprint gun safe shown above. This gun safe provides secure storage for one standard-sized handgun. The QAP1BE model is made of solid steel and has a pry-resistant door for added strength and security. This pistol safe also features a compressed gas strut to instantly and quietly open the top-hinged door. There is a manual (digital) keypad and key override just in case you need to get into the safe the old way. The SentrySafe QAP1BE gun safe is ideal for use as a bedside gun safe. The QAP1BE gun safe is also California DOJ certified which is a nice bonus. 

What is California DOJ certified Mean?

California Department of Justice or CA DOJ for short is the premier testing agency for firearm safety devices in California. By law, As of January 1, 2002, no firearm may be sold, transferred, or manufactured within California unless that firearm is accompanied by a DOJ approved firearms safety device.

How Many Fingerprints Will The SentrySafe hold?

This QAP1BE model will hold up to four different fingerprints. You could set it up to hold a primary print for you a backup print for you, a primary print for your wife and a backup print for your wife.

What Are The Dimensions Of This Gun Safe?

The exterior dimensions of this gun safe is 12.1 inches Wide x 9.9 inches Deep x 3.2 inches High. The interior dimensions are 9.7 in. Wide x 6.7 in. Deep x 2.2 in. High. The gun safe weighs in at around 12 pounds and has an interior capacity that measures out at 0.08 cubic feet

For additional security, you can anchor your gun safe to a secure object like the floor, or wall with the optional bolt-down accessory kit which costs around $10.00.

What guns will it fit?

Now that we have the measurements. What guns will it fit?  Good question. Here are a few guns that we know will fit. It will fit a 1911 with a 5″ barrel. It will fit a 1911 with room for extra magazines. It will hold a Ruger LC9S with room for extra magazines. It will hold a 10mm Glock 20. 

To give you another example it will hold a Springfield XD-S 9mm, an S&W .38 with 2″ barrel, and an extra magazine for the XD-S inside without any of the three items touching each other.

How many batteries does it need?

If you end up purchasing this gun safe, remember to pick up four AA batteries which are required to power up this gun safe. For optimal performance, SentrySafe recommends that you use four high-quality, name brand, alkaline AA batteries with an expiration date of 8-10 years from the current year. Generic and rechargeable batteries often do not have the lifespan needed to support long term use. 

There is a low light battery indicator that flashes red once your batteries get low. 

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Frances/Francis Aderholt Jones October 10, 2022 - 12:05 pm

Hey guys, I need a man to help. My boyfriend purchased a small gun Pistol case several years ago. I had purchased a .380 and we babysat the two grandkids so we needed a good case to keep them safe. He passed in Sept 2020, and I was never able to get my finger print to work, but we had the keys as backup. My daughter works in level 2 background checks for the medical field. It worked on her machine, so wanted to try again on the gun case. It is a small simple gun case, it doesn’t even have a name on it as to who the manufacturer is. It is at least 4-5 years old. We purchased the keypad one for me, but it is attached to my furniture. How can I find out what steps I need to use to try doing the fingerprint thing again. I have his .380 along with mine, so was wanting to put the small case in my car. I did a search on gun cases with fingerprints and the image states Portable Security box, but doesn’t take me to the site. The other image was shows box but no directions. If you can help me in any way so that I can use my fingerprints again, that would be great. I have tried it with my thumb sliding it sideways and the light shows green and when it isn’t good it shows red.. but not sure what to do since there is no reaction as to opening it. I do have a concealed weapons permit. Legal from USA born and raised in the SOUTH!! LOL. Thanks if you can give me any help just email me if need anymore info.

editor October 10, 2022 - 2:30 pm

Hi Frances,

Alright, alright. Let’s see what we can find out about your fingerprint reader and your gun case and we will get right back to you. If anyone reading this post has any suggestions for Frances, please respond to this post.

editor October 10, 2022 - 9:01 pm

Hi Frances. There are so many gun boxes, lock boxes on the market. Do you happen to have another photo or link that you can send us that looks like the gun safe that you own?


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