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BARSKA Biometric Extra Large Rifle Safe Review

Extra Large Rifle Safe Stores Plenty


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It is the Extra Large Rifle Size…and it’s BIG.

The BARSKA extra large biometric rifle safe is the first biometric safe to be produced in this size, which just helps BARSKA’s reputation shine even brighter.

BARSKA Biometric Extra Large Rifle Safe Video Review

Dimensions and Capacity

The BARSKA extra large rifle safe is more than adequate for holding rifles, shotguns, pistols, ammunition, personal items, and other important items for safe keeping. The safe is large enough to hold a rifle with scope and other accessories, as well as a shotgun. However, storing guns with accessories will significantly lessen the amount of storage space inside.

This safe would make a great addition as a home gun safe, as it’s small enough to fit into a large closet, and large enough to fulfill it’s purpose of holding larger firearms along with other items needing safekeeping. The safe’s outer dimensions are 19.8 x 16 x 57 inches — almost 5 feet tall! The safe is advertised as extra large and consequently weighs 139 pounds. Of course, this weight is obviously a plus as it would be hard for someone to just walk off with it.

This safe is the largest on the market that also offers biometric technology, which is an awesome addition, considering how popular biometric safes are becoming these days.

Biometric Fingerprint Gun Safe Technology

barska biometric rifle safeThe BARSKA biometric rifle safe uses leading fingerprint technology to store up to 120 unique fingerprints. This feature provides hassle free entry into the contents of the safe- no code or key required.

The high limit of storage is a definite plus, and highly competitive among similar safes in other brands. This 120 fingerprint storage limit, if nothing else, can enhance the accuracy of the fingerprint reader when the user stores the same fingerprint several times. For home protection, quick and easy access is of the utmost priority, and such is the goal of BARSKA’s fingerprint technology. This particular safe requires a read of your fingerprint followed by the turn of a handle to open, which is slightly slower than motorized doors but still faster than traditional entry.

Biometric safes are leading the industry right now, and that makes this extra large rifle safe a gem in my eyes. Digital code, combination, and key entry safes are becoming obsolete, so this new feature is definitely a plus.

Construction and Other Features

The safe employs a 5-point deadbolt locking system, which makes it unlikely that a thief could get into it. One of my favorite features of this safe, is the internal removable 16 position storage rack for rifles and shotguns. Even better, the safe also has a removable storage shelves on the interior and on the door, providing endless possibilities for maximizing storage and organization solutions. The safe is made entirely of steel, which makes it very sturdy in structure, and very secure from break in.

The safe is equipped with a soft material interior lining, which protects valuables from getting damaged while inside. The safe comes with two back-up keys in the event of power or technology failure. The safe runs off of an external battery pack using 4-AA batteries, which are included in the purchase.

The safe also has a feature which allows users to enter silent access mode, this would come in handy with an intruder actually present. The safe comes with six pre-drilled mounting holes located on the back of the safe, so that it can easily be secured to a wall with included mounting hardware. The safe, like all BARSKA products is covered by a one year limited warranty.

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Amazon Reviews

barska fingerprint rifle safe openThe BARSKA extra large rifle safe has a 3 star rating on Amazon.com with only a few customer reviews. These reviews are conflicting, with two satisfied, and two unsatisfied customers. Among the satisfied reviews, ghudthestud, comments that the safe is a “good size” and that it does allow “quick access” to the contents inside.

Sean S. says that the safe gives him “peace of mind.” He also comments that “the biometric reader functions almost flawlessly.” Another user, Adam Dukes, complains that “the biometric reader didn’t work,” and that “the manual key didn’t work either.” Although, he speculates that this is a defect, and I don’t know if that is the case. In the majority of cases, user error is the reason for trouble with the biometric readers. Considering the high marks that the full product line that Barska produces, I do attribute the lower rankings with user error.