Top 11 Compact Closet Full-Size Gun Safes in 2023

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Closet safes are an excellent way to keep your items secure and hidden, yet also easily accessible! These smaller-sized safes fit easily into any closet and provide you with peace of mind knowing that your most precious items will remain safe from the hands of thieves. In this post, we’ll review 11 closet safes for your home closet: best ways to protect your valuable assets!

Our FavoriteThe ProductRating
Best OverallSecureIt Agile Model 525 / 5
Best BiometricBarska AX116523.5 / 5
Best Very CompactSecureIt Fast Box 474.5 / 5
Best Heavy DutyFort Knox Maverick 60264.5 / 5
Best ModularSnapSafe Titan4 / 5

1. SecureIt Agile Model 52 & 40

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Don’t be fooled by its small size–the SecureIt Agile Model 52 (and the shorter Model 40) is a heavyweight contender in the gun safe market.

This ultralight safe is tough, flexible, and customizable, with unbeatable security features.

CradleGrid Technology ensures your firearms are always within easy reach by lining your rifles up perfectly in a row, rather than leaning them against each other or the wall.

The electronic lock may not be a name-brand locking mechanism, but it is high quality and is backed by SecureIt’s awesome warranty.

I like the Agile safes because they are easily moveable, are relatively inexpensive, and can be put anywhere, especially in a closet!

Their small depth also allows them to be able to be pushed into the back of a closet and easily hidden.

Specifications

  • Dimensions:
    • Model 52: 52″ High by 20 1/4″ Wide by 15 1/4″ Deep
    • Model 40: 40” High by 20 1/4” Wide by 15 1/4” Deep
  • Weight:
    • Model 52: 105 pounds
    • Model 40: 100 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 14 gauge
  • Locking Mechanism: Electronic Lock

Pros

  • High quality for the price
  • Awesome modular interior
  • Perfect for closets
  • Two different available sizes

Cons

  • No fire rating
  • Thinner steel gauge

2. SecureIt Fast Box 47

Secure your firearms with the ultralight, heavy-duty Fast Box 47. This professional-grade safe is tough, flexible, and customizable, with unsurpassed security at a weight you don’t need a forklift to move. Pre-drilled holes make for easy mounting in your closet or any other desired location.

This bad boy is made with the same professional-grade craftsmanship we use for the U.S. military, and it comes with CradleGrid Technology to help you organize and adapt your storage. Plus, it features unsurpassed security at a weight you can carry around. So if you’re looking for an easy way to keep your firearms safe, the SecureIt Fast Box is your best bet.

If you liked the Model 52 (and 40) we talked about above, but wish it was even smaller, the Fast Box 47 is an awesome option! These thinner designed safes can be laid flat, or in the case of closets be placed vertically against one of the walls to create an extremely compact closet safe. This will handle up to 2 rifles in its vertical configuration!

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 6 3/4” High by 47 1/4” Wide by 13” Deep
  • Weight: 39 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 14 gauge
  • Locking Mechanism: Electronic Lock

Pros

  • Can be laid horizontal or vertical
  • Very lightweight
  • Good steel gauge for style of safe
  • Very compact for easy closet storage
  • Modular interior

Cons

  • Very low capacity
  • Expensive for the size

3. Fort Knox Maverick 6026

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Looking for a safe that gives you great value for your money? Now, don’t let the fact that this is the low end of Fort Knox safes fool you though, as the Maverick series of safes is no slouch.

It features a heavy 11 gauge body thickness and 3/8” door edge thickness, as well as 75 min of fire protection at 1200°F. This means that it is a considerably better safe than most manufacturers’ high-end safes.

Plus, it comes with locking bolts that provide superior security.

So don’t go another day without the peace of mind that comes with owning a Maverick 6026 safe!

Fort Knox is by far one of my favorite gun safe brands on the market today.

They stand up to their warranty, create high-quality products, have awesome support and you can build your safe completely to suit.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 60″ High by 26″ Wide by 20″ Deep (23″ w/ Handle)
  • Weight: 595 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 11 gauge
  • Locking Mechanism: Mechanical or Electronic Lock (your choice)

Pros

  • Fully customizable
  • Very secure
  • You can choose your lock
  • Extremely reputable company
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons

  • Extremely heavy

4. SnapSafe Titan Modular Vault

[Image courtesy of Snapsafe]

Looking for a way to keep your firearms and valuables safe and out of sight? Look no further than the SnapSafe Titan Modular Vault!

This easy-to-assemble safe can be put together in minutes with no tools required and fits conveniently in any closet.

Plus, the Titan features a 9 slot full gun rack, so you can store your guns securely and access them easily.

This is a full-size gun safe with a fire rating, 9 gauge steel (achieved with two layers of steel), and more.

However, due to its modular design, you can fit it into a smaller closet where a similarly sized safe couldn’t. This is because you can build the safe into the closet, as you build the safe from the inside.

These SnapSafe Titan safes make for an awesome safe! They feature everything you could want from a normal safe, can be put together in your home, and save you the money you would be spending on a specialized moving company to bring a safe like this into your home.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 59″ High by 22″ Wide by 17.5″ Deep (21.5″ with handle)
  • Weight: 400 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 9 gauge
  • Locking Mechanism: Electronic Lock

Pros

  • Modular design can be built into closet
  • Awesome fire rating
  • High gauge steel

Cons

  • Rather larger for a closet safe

5. Stealth Tactical Dorm Safe

[Image courtesy of Stealth Tactical]

This high-security safe is perfect for safeguarding your smartphones, jewelry, laptops, and other valuables while you’re away from home. Constructed from steel, the Dorm Safe can withstand a determined thief.

And thanks to its vertical form factor, it fits easily into a closet with no problem.

Plus, three padded shelves provide plenty of space to store your belongings, and an AC strip lets you charge all your devices at once.

The UL-approved electronic lock with a high-strength steel turn handle offers maximum security, while the free security cable prevents theft outright. So make sure your most precious possessions are safe and sound with the Stealth Tactical Dorm Safe!

Yes, this may be called a Dorm Safe, however, if you are looking for something to store valuables in your closet, then this safe is an awesome option!

It is compact, yet high quality and high security. Combine this with its easy access and it makes one of the best safes for a closet where you aren’t wanting to store firearms.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 20″ High by 7″ Wide by 14″ Deep
  • Weight: 35 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 12 gauge
  • Locking Mechanism: Electronic Lock

Pros

  • Compact design
  • High quality electronic lock
  • Lightweight
  • Can be bolted down
  • Thick steel

Cons

  • Can’t fit long guns

6. Moutec Large Rifle Safe

Now, I will admit that this is not the highest quality gun safe! However, it makes up for this by also being one of the best safes for a lower price. If you need something larger, yet don’t have the budget to make it happen, then this Moutec Rifle Safe is going to be an awesome bet.

It offers a 5 gun configuration, an electronic locking mechanism, and a key backup if you need it! This makes a good closet safe, as you will want to keep this one out of sight. Remember though, when you are spending money on a safe, you are buying yourself time. So make sure to buy yourself more time to make up for the money you aren’t spending on this safe.

That means keeping this well out of sight in your closet! This also means you should be utilizing the holes in the bottom of the safe to bolt the safe to the floor to keep it from being carried away.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 57″ High by 14″ Wide by 13.8″ Deep
  • Weight: 88 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 14 gauge
  • Locking Mechanism: Electronic Lock

Pros

  • Good value safe
  • Great dimensions for a closet safe

Cons

  • Not crazy secure
  • Lower quality

7. Steelwater BC551915 Gun Safe

Steelwater’s basic series safe is perfect for a great level of protection of your valuables.

With 5 solid steel, 1″ diameter locking bolts, 45 minutes of fire protection at 1200 degrees Fahrenheit, and an EMP-proof locking system, this safe has everything you need to feel secure about your belongings.

The 14 gauge steel construction ensures that your safe can withstand any attack, while the pre-drilled anchor holes give you peace of mind that it will be stationary and theft-resistant.

Steelwater has done a great job of creating a great gun safe at an even better price.

14 gauge may not be the highest in the industry, however, when you compare this to something like a Liberty Centurion, you start to see where the Steelwater starts to stand out from the crowd.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 55 1/8″ High by 19″ Wide by 15 1/4″ Deep
  • Weight: 220 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 14 gauge
  • Locking Mechanism: Electronic Lock

Pros

  • Great value safe
  • Good fire rating
  • EMP Lock

Cons

  • Wish it had better steel gauge

8. Barska AX11652 Biometric Rifle Safe

I’ll say it over and over again, I am not a crazy huge fan of biometric gun safes. They tend to have reliability issues and don’t always work for everyone. That said, if I were to get a budget-friendly biometric gun safe, it would be a Barska product, and when it comes to closet safes, the AX11652 is my favorite!

This smart safe uses advanced biometric technology to scan fingerprints in just 2.5 seconds, so you can quickly access your weapons during emergencies.

With 120 fingerprint capacity, this safe is ideal for securing firearms away from children and deterring theft. The solid steel construction and three steel deadbolts provide maximum security, while the protective edges resist tampering and prying.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 52.13″ High by 8.63″ Wide by 9.75″ Deep
  • Weight: 62 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 14 gauge
  • Locking Mechanism: Biometric Lock

Pros

  • Biometric lock
  • Decent steel gauge for the price
  • Compact design for closets

Cons

  • Biometric locks always worry me

9. SnapSafe Wall Safe for Long Guns

Now, this is a bit of a different take to a closet safe but bear with me. Instead of putting a gun safe on the floor of your closet, and taking up space, why not put the gun safe into the wall of the closet.

This will free up space in the closet, and further hide it from intruders by covering it up with jackets or something else.

This sturdy gun cabinet is made of 16-gauge steel and has a .15” steel door, ensuring that your guns will be safe and secure.

The electronic and keyed entry makes it easy to access your weapons when you need them, while the included mounting kit allows you to install the safe anywhere you want.

I really like that this Snapsafe is built for long guns, as there aren’t that many taller wall safes that will work for this application.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 46.2″ High by 18.5″ Wide by 6.5″ Deep
  • Weight: 61 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 16 gauge
  • Locking Mechanism: Electronic Lock

Pros

  • Hidden wall safe
  • Will free up space in closet
  • Spacious interior for a wall safe

Cons

  • Thinner steel gauge
  • Not as much capacity as normal safe

10. Stealth EGS14 Gun Safe

[Image courtesy of Stealth Tactical]

The Stealth EGS14 Gun Safe is a high-security electronic lock safe that offers 30 minutes of fire protection. With 6 solid steel locking bolts, a hard plate and re-locker, and 4 bolt-down holes, this safe is tough enough to keep your belongings protected.

The included power outlet with 3 outlets and 2 USB slots also makes it perfect for charging your devices. The Molle door panel organizer comes with all accessories included, making it easy to store and access your belongings.

Stealth is quickly becoming one of my favorite budget-minded brands out right now (which is why you see so many on this list).

They do a great job of offering high-quality features at a great price, yet still making them look cool (with a tactical feel).

This full-size gun safe has the right dimensions to make a great closet safe, yet still has a great fire rating and good features.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 55″ High by 20″ Wide by 17″ Deep
  • Weight: 230 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 14 gauge
  • Locking Mechanism: Electronic Lock

Pros

  • Full size gun safe with fire rating
  • Good electronic lock
  • Door organizer included
  • High quality

Cons

  • Wish steel gauge was higher
  • Higher price point

11. Stealth B2500 Floor Safe

[Image courtesy of Stealth Tactical]

If you further want to hide your gun safe, then you might want to think about getting a floor safe! These can be inserted into your floor and quickly be covered up so thieves won’t be able to find them.

The Stealth B2500 is a floor safe that’s secure and spacious. This high-security safe is made in the USA with a 1/2″ thick solid steel plate door and 12 gauge steel body.

It features three massive 1″ solid steel locking bolts, bolt detent, and a brushed nickel handle.

The UL-rated lock is protected by a hard plate and re-locker.

The internal heavy-duty hinge with piston-assisted door opening adds an extra layer of security, and the internal steel dead bar ensures the door can’t be forced open.

With external dimensions of 14-1/2″ W x 12 ½” L x 17-3/4″ D, this floor safe can accommodate large items.

Specifications

  • Dimensions: 12 ½” Long by 14″ Wide by 17 ¾” Deep
  • Weight: 87 pounds
  • Steel Gauge: 1/2″ Door / 12 gauge body
  • Locking Mechanism: Electronic Lock

Pros

  • Very hidden when covered up
  • Thick steel
  • USA made

Cons

  • Small capacity in comparison

What do you look for in a good closet safe?

High-quality build

The first and foremost thing you should be looking for in a good closet safe is quality. Make sure what you are buying is good quality that you feel will stand up to what you are buying it for.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying you have to buy some crazy safe, but at least make sure you are getting a great value. This means checking the gauge of steel, the fire rating (if you need one), and more to make sure the price lines up with the features.

Easy to hide and access in the closet

Hiding a gun safe in a closet is a great idea! Make sure though that you are not only able to hide it in your closet, but also that you can easily access it as well. Keep minimal jackets and shoes in the closet to be able to get into your safe when you need it most.

Good locking mechanism

Locking mechanisms are so important when it comes to gun safes, but they are also the things that vary the most from brand to brand. Check reviews, or better yet, try it yourself. You will need to make sure you can access this safe at a moment’s notice, and you don’t want it to fail.

Taking a look at a manufacturer’s warranty on their locks is a great way to tell how high quality it is.

Can you install it in your closet?

Now, can you put the safe in your closet? Never buy a gun safe that you think will be close to fitting through your closet’s door, as you will likely be highly disappointed. Also, make sure the interior of the closet can handle the safe’s size as well.

I did my best to give you a great variety of safe options in this list, so hopefully one of them will work for you in this department.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will a gun safe damage carpeting in my closet?

Gun safes can damage your carpeting if you have some in your closet. This is due to their weight, but also the fact that you need to bolt your safe through the carpet into the flooring. The easiest way to resolve this is to cut a clean rectangle out of the carpeting where the safe will go, and then install it back when you ever move the safe again.

Is the closet a good place to put a gun safe?

Closets are awesome places to keep a gun safe! They are hidden, yet easily accessible places within homes. Closets also make removing a safe from your home that much more difficult, especially if it is bolted to the floor, and if it is larger.

Conclusion

The best thing about closet safes is the fact that they provide quick access to them whenever needed. I hope this article helped you on your journey to finding the right gun safe for your closet!

Closet safes are a special breed of gun safes in that they have to be strong, yet small enough to fit into a closet. There aren’t that many on the market today that are both high quality, and small as well.

The safes on this list all should be great options and should offer a variety of ideas to get you started with your new gun safe.

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