Gun safes are a great addition to any gun owning household. They keep your guns out of reach from small children and, if necessary, burglars. Unfortunately, many of them are at least $1000, maybe even a couple thousand. If you are looking for a safe place to keep your guns, there are tons of great options that won’t break the bank. When I went shopping for my safe, I knew I wanted a gun safe for under $1000. I was pleasantly surprised to find out I had so many options. I had it narrowed down to the Winchester TS-9-EFL, which retails at $329.99, and a 10 gun, double door safe.

What I ended up doing

I ended up buying the best gun safe you can buy for the money, which is the Winchester safe and I am very pleased with it. I knew Winchester was a great brand, so I was leaning in that direction to begin with. The TS-9-EFL can hold 10 long guns and is made from super strong steel. It also has 6 solid steel locking bokts, 3 of which are active locking, and 3 that are dead locking. It can easily be anchored to the floor, and its reinforced steel return jambs make it impervious to thieves. I honestly wasn’t too worried about thieves, I was more worried about my children. With 2 toddlers running around and another one on the way, I needed to know there was no way they could get to the guns in our house. After comparative shopping, this Winchester gun safe was the one that I felt was the safest.

What really sold me on it in the end was its lifetime warranty. The warranty provides free opening, and in case of a fire or burglary it also provides free replacement and delivery. This is all a great deal for just $239.99 and one that definitely can’t be easily beat. However, it wouldn’t be fair to not mention the runner up.

The 10 gun, double door gun safe I found at my local Walmart was a tough contender. It had 3 padded shelves on one side for ammo, handguns, etc. And the other side had enough storage space for 10 long guns. It also had a heavy duty, three point locking system and a key coded locking mechanism. Like the Winchester, this safe had a reinforced steel door and pre-drilled holes for anchoring it to the floor.

It was a tough choice, but in the end the Winchester had more of what I needed. I definitely recommend it, but I also implore you to do more research on other gun safes under $1000. You definitely don’t want to settle when it comes to your home security.

My Experience shopping for a gun safe under $1000