Best Single Gun, Pistol & Rifle Safe Models in 2021

I have talked about gun safes that can fit 20-30 even 60 guns inside, but what about single gun safes? A single gun safe is for a person who owns only one firearm. It can be a pistol, a handgun or any type of a shotgun and there is no need to buy a large gun safe when you own only one firearm and you don’t plan to buy more.

Due to that, there are few single gun safes on the market and they are made to store a firearm you use for your protection. The good thing about the single pistol and rifle safes is that they are smaller and you can fit them in your home or in your office.

Single Gun, Pistol & Rifle Safe

Having a single gun safe means that you aren’t interested in firearms but you have one for your protection and due to that, it is a good idea to get a quick access single gun or rifle safe. A quick access safes are safes you can unlock without complications and most of them have digital locks because you don’t have to look for a key. You have to enter PIN code you know or you have to scan your fingerprint.

That is why I would recommend a quick access safe if you need it for your protection. But, if you want a traditional lock and key, there are many single gun safes that have it and it is entirely up to you to choose the one that fits you.

So, to help you decide the type of the single gun safe you need I have chosen 3 single pistol safes and 3 single rifle safes and you can read about them below:

Best Single Gun Safe: Pistol & Rifle Safe Reviews

GunVault Handgun Safe SV500

GunVault SV500 is both, a single pistol safe and a quick access safe. It comes in two versions, with a digital combination lock and with a biometric lock that can store 20 different fingerprints. Both versions are made of 18-gauge steel construction with foam padded interior to avoid scratches. There is room only for one handgun due to the design of the safe.

GunVault SVB500 SpeedVault Gun Safe

The reason why this safe is so popular is simple. You can mount it anywhere; under the desk, on the side of the nightstand, in the closet… The moment you unlock the safe the drop-down door will reveal the handle of the gun which gives you a great chance to react in seconds.

Sentry Safe Single Pistol Safe QAP1BE

The second single pistol safe is made by Sentry Safe and it is actually a drawer safe. The reason why it is called that is the top door design. It means that you can leave it in the drawer and take the handgun out without moving the safe. Inside you will notice that the bottom has foam padding to prevent scratches.

SentrySafe Pistol Safe, Quick Access Biometric Gun Safe, Single Gun Capacity, QAP1BE

What makes this single pistol safe so interesting is the fact that it comes with 2 different locks. It has a biometric lock that can store up to 4 fingerprints and it has an electronic lock. Leave the biometric lock to you and the share the code of the push-button lock with the people you know. The safe comes with compression gas strut on the door which means it will automatically open when you unlock the safe.

GunVault Nanovault Single Pistol Safe NV200

The lockbox is the most common single pistol safe because it is great for your home, office and even traveling. It is a small box made of 18-gauge steel construction with soft foam interior and it is large enough to fit one handgun inside, hence the single pistol safe name.

GunVault NV200 Nano Vault Safe

It is the simplest single gun safe on this list because it doesn’t require batteries like other safes with electronic locks. The safe comes with a traditional lock and key so you have to be sure that you have the key near you at all times. The size of this safe makes it interesting for thieves to stole it whole so make sure that you use the security cable that comes with it.

V-Line Quick Access Single Rifle Safe

This is the first single rifle safe I want to show you and it is actually the only on the list that stores the entire rifle. It is a slim rifle safe made of 16-gauge steel construction on the outside and soft foam padding on the inside. It can store only one rifle inside and you have to be sure that your type of rifle can fit so don’t forget to check the dimensions.

V-Line Quick Access Single Rifle Safe

The single rifle safe comes with a mechanical combination lock  – the Simplex 5 push-button lock. This lock is great for quick access and if you don’t need a quick access to your rifle you can use two additional keyholes to lock it in two ends of the safe.

Hornady RAPiD Single Rifle Safe 98180

The last two models are made by the Hornady brand that is focused on small gun safes. Their single rifle safes are interesting because they don’t cover the entire safe, they cover only what is important – the trigger of the rifle. So, basically, you can use the Hornady single rifle safe and lock the rifle in the middle while the rest of the rifle will be free. It is actually a genius idea because it takes so little space that it is unbelievable.

Hornady RAPiD Single Rifle Safe 98180

This small rifle safe is made of 14-gauge steel construction so you can be sure it is durable and it has the newest lock type the RFID lock. The RFID lock allows you to open the safe without touching it and all you need for it is a special card, sticker or a key fob. The RFID technology is the main characteristics of most Hornady gun safes so you can be sure that the next model has it too.

Hornady RAPiD Single Rifle Safe 98185

The last model I want to show you is another Hornady single rifle safe and it has a similar design to the last model. It closes the trigger so the rest of the rifle is useless and it is a great way to store rifles in my opinion. It allows you to mount it on the wall for better and quicker access. The body is made of 14-gauge steel construction and it comes with two internal hardened locking lugs.

Hornady RAPiD Single Rifle Safe 98185

As I have already mentioned, it has RFID locking system. It is a radio-frequency identification system that uses electromagnetic fields to track tags. Tags are located in the safe and the keys and it allows you to unlock the safe without touching it. Every RFID lock comes with more keys and the most common types are cards, stickers and key fobs.

If you aren't familiar with the gun safes on the market and you aren't sure which of the gun safe models is the best choice for you, I recommend you to read my Gun Safe Buying Guide so you can learn how to determine which gun safe suits your lifestyle best. I have made a detailed guide about the features you have to consider before you buy a gun safe and they are connected to the size, brand which made it, capacity, materials used during the production and special features like fire or water protection. If you are familiar with all those features, I suggest you visit my posts about best biometric, quick access or fireproof gun safes if you know that they suit your lifestyle best.