Tactical gun safes are becoming more and more popular as tactical style rifles become more popular.
For the most part, they are identical to their standard gun safe counterparts, and have all the same features, however they tend to have a military style presence, as well as functionality for firearms with a shorter footprint.
Below are the safes that the market offers for Tactical Gun Safes.
Browning Mark IV Tactical – Stars and Stripes
This USA made Browning Gun Safe is honestly not any different than the Browning Silver series. Outside of having a rack on the top for bags, and some cosmetic changes to make a military style feel, it doesn’t stray too far from the standard line of safes.
That said, it can definitely still act as a tactical safe, as the AXIS interior is completely adjustable within the safe, and can handle both standard long guns, as well as shorter ones.
There are plenty of accessories you can buy for the safe to make it exactly what you want.
Browning Mark V Blackout Tactical
This safe is the little brother to the Mark IV, and is the import version of the family. With the same features as the Sporter series, it also has some tactical aesthetics to give it the right feel.
This safe, much like the Mark IV can be used as an actual Tactical safe, as the interior is adjustable as well.
Unfortunately it doesn’t have the full AXIS interior, but the cantilever interior does just fine, you just can’t purchase extra shelves for this version later on.
Liberty Gun Safe – Tactical Series 24
The Liberty Tactical 24 (much like the Browning’s above) is based off an existing gun safe. The Tactical 24 specifically is the same thing as a Centurion safe.
The interior has been adjusted a bit to allow for tactical firearms, and the exterior redesigned to match the feel needed.
It also offers Liberty’s new Military Style locking bars, which seem to be great improvement.
SecureIt Tactical Agile™ Ultralight: Model 52
The SecureIt Model 52 has been on of my favorite cabinets for quite some time.
It offers most all features of a standard gun safe (without the fire rating) and makes the fire arms super easy to access by laying them out one by one.
The interior of this cabinet is completely adjustable, and you can purchase more accessories to fit your needs.
This includes bins, and more.
This safe can also be found on my Best Modular Gun Safe article.
SecureIt Tactical Answer
The SecureIt Answer (I go more in depth here) is basically SecureIt’s answer to the gun safe industry. It is similar to the Agile 52, however with thicker steel, and a welded frame.
It does continue with having a fully adjustable interior, and you can purchase tons of different accessories as well.
It may not have a fire rating, but it is definitely worth looking into.
I’ll be honest, I don’t normally recommend Stack-On, as I feel like for the most part there are better safes out there in it’s price range.
However since there aren’t a ton of Tactical gun safes out on the market, this one is worth adding to the list.
This safe is the same thing as the Elite series, with a bit different aesthetic appearance to give the tactical feel, and it appears the main interior difference is an adjustable stock rest to allow for shorter tactical firearms.
The Tactical, along with Elite series gives 30 minutes of fire rating, an electronic lock, a drill resistant hard plate, and a door organizer standard.
Winchester Defender Tactical
This series of safes has an interior similar to the SecureIt safes. While this interior is obviously copied from it’s competitor, the Defender Tactical does offer some customization. Just not quite as much as a SecureIt product.
The Defender safes have a rack on top of the safe for your bags, a red interior light, 60 minute fire rating, and 12 gauge steel, all definitely respectable features for a safe!
VAULTEK RS500i Wi-Fi Biometric Smart Rifle Safe
This is a very very different safe than the rest on the list. Vaultek started off by making handgun safes that revolutionized the safe industry. Now they have moved into the full size gun safe with this compact version.
It offers all of the same features as the smaller safes, and adds many more, like humidity detection that is sent straight to your phone. It also has a modular interior, lighting, accessories, and auto open door, and more.
This, while a very different style safe, is an awesome option to have on the market.
Tactical gun safes are likely going to continue to become more popular, and I won’t be surprised to see more and more options come onto the market.
However at the moment, if I were to choose any of these safes for myself, I would probably have a hard choice between the Vaultek RS500i and the Browning Mark IV.
Or for those that have it all, maybe both?