Best Gun Safes & Best Home Safes – LockPickingLawyer Recommendations

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LockPickingLawyer Safe Recommendations

So we have done our best to find the safes that the LockPickingLawyer would recommend. Unfortunately, there is no definitive list out there of the safes he would recommend and I think this is largely in part because he is actually a lawyer… 

I am sure it would go something like this. 

Me: “Hi Harry (LockPickingLawyer) you think you could give us a list of your recommended safes?”

The LockPickingLawyer: “Public liability, something something, gun safe, something something, because I am a lawyer.”

To be honest we completely understand that. So I have done my best to find some safes that the LockPickingLawyer would actually recommend. If you have any suggestions or objections please let me know.

LockPickingLawyer Recommended Safes

Very much like gun safes the LockPickingLawyer’s safe recommendations don’t go far. So here is the best we could find for you.

Squire Stronghold Keysafe

From the LockPickingLawyers video [1171] he was able to open this key safe relatively fast. But in the video, he does praise this as being one of the better key safes that it is available due to its stronger construction and this is really the point. there are not many people that will have the know-how or patience to bother trying to find the code for the lock.

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LockPickingLawyer Gun Safe Recommendations

There are very few safes that the LockPickingLawyer says anything positive about and we understand that. He is trying to find the safes that have major issues and stop people from buying them. And while he does find major issues with a lot of safes there are almost none that he has given a clean bill of health. For what it’s worth we have gathered the few that he has spoken less negatively about for you here.

Hornady TriPoint Gun Box

This is from the video [456] where the LockPickingLawyer picks this lockbox open, surprise surprise… But he does mention in the video that the box is quite strong and has some good features for being relatively secure.

It passes his litmus test for a curious teenager not being able to gain access easily. So we think this one earns a mention here on this list.

LockJudge Best Safes

So we have done our own research for some of the best safes you can get and here is our list. While these are not directly from the LockPickingLawyer, but we have done our best to provide you with the best we can find. Unfortunately, when it comes to safes the LockPickingLawyer doesn’t have a lot of good recommendations.

Best Gun Safes

Gardall 11 Gun Fire Safe

The Guardall 11 fire gun safe is perfect for keeping a few of your guns secure. while it’s not the largest out there it has a great level of security and looks good too.


  • Locking: 5 locking bolts
  • Capacity: 11 long gun capacity
  • Fire rating: 30-minute

American Security TF Series Gun Safe

For someone that needs a bit more space but also doesn’t want to compromise on security, this is the one to go for. With a lot of different setup options, this safe will suit many different types of gun libraries. Also with a 30-minute fire rating will protect all your guns in the horrible event of a house fire.


  • Locking: 14 locking bolts
  • Capacity: 8-8-16 Gun
  • Fire rating: 30-minute

Steelwater Extreme Duty 45 Long Gun Fire Protection

The Best for a gun collector or gun enthusiast

If you are a collector and have some guns that are very rare and need a lot of protection from all kinds of risks this is the safe you should get. This is the ultimate in gun safes before you move to a dedicated strong room. And with a 2-hour fire rating, this safe will keep even the most precious rare weapons safe.

For the ultimate peace of mind, this one is the one to go for.


  • Locking: 20 locking bolts
  • Capacity: 45 Guns
  • Fire rating: 120-minutes

American Security Hide-A-Safe Handgun Safe

If you just have a handgun that you want to keep protected from the kids and have available easily then this could be what you are looking for. What it loses in overall security it makes up for in being discreet.

With a combination lock, it’s going to keep out someone who is serious for a long period of time but that’s not the point. It will keep your kids and most people from getting in.

Best Home Safes

Amsec UL1511 2-Hour Fire and Impact Proof Safe

While not the cheapest safe around this one is big enough that you will be able to store all your valuables and important documents in it. Really this is a safe that will last you multiple lifetimes. One that your kids will be able to use and their kids too.

And when it comes to a safe like this it’s more like buying insurance for theft and fire for whatever goes in it for the rest of your life. On top of that it looks great with its great finish and stylish design while still being functional and with that, 2-hour fire rating your valuables will be safe from anything.


  • Locking: 2 locking bolts
  • Capacity: 2,139 cubic inches (35L)
  • Fire rating: 120-minutes

Gardall LC1414-G-C Light Commercial Safe

Looking for something a little larger with even more security than the Gardall LC1414 will be good. unless you are a serious safecracker then you are not getting into this box. with a burglar B rating, it will be keeping all your stuff safe from all but the very best.

This is the kind of safe that the military uses for day-to-day operations.


  • Locking: 3 locking bolts + Locking bar on the hinge side
  • Capacity: 2744 cubic inches (45L)
  • Drop Resistant

Amsec CSC1413 Light Commercial Safe

Now we are getting to the safes that you hear about in the movies… this one is equipped with a tempered glass re-lock device to make drilling the safe extremely difficult for those without specific training.

While it is possible someone could get into this by choosing this you are going to some of the highest levels of safety available without getting a safety deposit box in a bank.


  • Locking: 4 locking bolts
  • Capacity: 2,139 cubic inches (35L)
  • Fire rating: 120-minutes

Amsec B1500 Super Brute Floor safe

For something that is very strong but also can be hidden to make it even harder to get to this is a perfect choice. Floor safes are awesome for protecting some items not just in a secure way but also by hiding them at the same time. A floor safe installed well can be extremely hard to locate and even if you do locate it you still need to get into it.

Perfect if you are building a new house and you want to build in a safe for even more security.


  • Locking: 3 locking bolts
  • Capacity: 1,377 cubic inches (22.5L)

Amsec BF3416 UL Listed Burglary Fire Safe

For those that just want something very large to be able to store everything in then, this is the one for you. this is a high-security replacement for a filing cabinet or just a huge safe that can have many things inside. with an internal capacity similar to that of a small fridge you really can put anything of value in this and be confident that it’s not going to go anywhere.


  • Locking: 3 locking bolts and locking bar on the hinge
  • Capacity: 8,976 cubic inches (147L)
  • Fire rating: 60-minutes

LockPickingLawyer Safes that are NOT Recommended

  • SentrySafe SFW123GDC
    This safe was featured in the video [756] and is still a top seller and recommended on Amazon.
  • Amazon Basics Steel, Security Safe Lock Box
    Well in this case you get what you pay for, the Amazon basics safe is one of the ones that was opened in seconds with a very low skill attack. See video [859] for that one.
  • Honeywell Model 5101 DOJ
    Stay away from this safe this one is a horribly bad model, as seen in video [1176].
  • Homak Gun Safe
    This one was opened simply with a piece of plastic, very bad design, see it in the video [1022]


I hope you found this list of the LockPickingLawyers recommended safes, best gun safes, and best home safes useful. we did our best to put together a list of the best ones we were able to find that should fit most people’s needs. If you have any comments or questions please comment or send us an email.

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