BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe Review and Features

Barska Quick Access Biometic Rifle Safe
Barska Quick Access Biometic Rifle Safe

Any firearm holder needs protection from their home to the office. This is where the BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe is the best in its kind. As a firearm owner, I recently bought myself one of these biometric safes to keep my rifles and some of my sensitive documents and equipment out of harm’s way. Since I have received it and mounted it in a safe place in my home, I am pleased to say that I am very impressed with this cabinet for a good reason and would like to share my review with you.


What Makes The BARSKA Quick Safe Special

The BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe provides you with loads of space to keep your valuables securely stashed away. Even for a person who does not have an armory of firearms, the rifle safe provides you with ample space to hold up to four rifles and fitted with a dependable biometric fingerprint reader storing up to 120 fingerprints.

With the fingerprint reader, you can easily open it safely and found that it takes plus minus 4 – 5 seconds to open. The advantage is that you only use one finger and need to keep the reader clean from smudges on a regular basis and best to wipe it clean after use.

There is no fumbling around in the dark by trying to remember password codes or combinations, to open as good in anyone’s books. All that you need to do is push the power button, scan your fingerprint on the provided optic sensor and the door opens.

Ample storage space

Barska Quick Access Biometic Rifle Safe Review
Barska Quick Access Biometic Rifle Safe Review

The interior of the BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe has a four position-resting place to keep your shotgun and rifle securely in an upright position. It has a small storage shelf that you can remove if you are in need of more space. With the shelf in place, you can store your spare magazines and ammo or use it to keep other important items safely packed away. The four positions-resting sections, one can remove as well.

Overall design

The safe weighs in at 66 pounds, making it difficult for one person to move around and for ease of installing it has 6 mounting points found in the back of the gun safe. You receive the mounting hardware included. Once the gun safe arrived, I was able to mount it securely to a wall or even the floor as well.

It has a solid steel construction with a 3-point locking system preventing ease of access. According to the manufacturer, the scanning optical sensor is energy efficient and the provided 4 AA included batteries should last for up to 2-years (still need to prove this, as I have not owned it long enough.)

The color of the rifle safe is black and the complete constructions 2mm steel. Once you open the safe, it warns you with a beep sound and one can mute this function. In case the batteries fail, you have backup keys to access the gun safe. Alternatively, you can use the external battery pack that is great for changing the batteries with new ones.

Specifications and Features of the AX11652

  • The AX11652 is front-opening rifle safe that you can either mount to the floor or a wall
  • It is secured with a 3-point deadlocking system
  • For ease of access the BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe can store up to 120 different fingerprints
  • When opened the safe alerts you with a beeping sound that you can mute
  • Designed with pre-drilled mounting holes and includes mounting hardware
  • For backup, you receive two keys if the batteries fail to operate or the reader fails to scan
  • The rifle safe has an emergency back-up battery pack and operates with 4 AA batteries supplied
  • Made from 2mm steel and available in color black
  • Dimensions: Exterior 8.6 x 9.8 x 52.17-inches, Interior 6.3 x 9.7 x 52-inches
  • Weighs 66 lbs
  • Not fireproof or waterproof
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • CA DOJ approved

What other Users Had To Say About The AX11652

In general, other users have provided some helpful BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe Reviews. They are pleased as the biometric reader works flawlessly and is easy to set up. The rifle safe is well constructed and durable and storing the fingerprints even if the battery fails is superb. The only negative remarks regarding this model are one person who said that it does not hold 4 long guns that have pistol grips and scopes attached to them. While another user commented that not all models of rifles fit into the safe.

Benefits and Disadvantages while using the AX11652


  • I have found that I can easily access the AX11652 in the dark without the need of using a key
  • The cabinet is easily accessible and a great benefit by means of the included finger reader as I am hopeless at remembering passwords
  • The mute function is great as the beep sound can become annoying when used
  • The provided back-up keys work as expected and the fact that you have an external battery pack is great
  • The shelf and barrel holder is removable to provide more space if you need it


  • As I do not personally own different types of rifles I have not found any defects in the rifle safe
  • With the one customer previously mentioning that not all types of long rifles fit into the safe could be a problem for some
  • At times, the finger reader will not scan your fingerprint and best to keep the reader clean and wipe it off when received before recording fingerprints and after use


The BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe is an excellent, safe to keep your rifles and handguns secure. The gun safe is easy to access in any type of situation by only using your finger. It has a sturdy design with durable construction to keep all your items out of prying hands. Although the safe is not fireproof or waterproof, it does carry the CA DOJ approval that is a plus for me. If you are looking for these features, you can expect to pay more as this model comes at an affordable price. If you need to keep your firearms out of the kids’ hands and still meet the requirements regarding having firearms at home this is your best solution.


BARSKA Biometric Safe Review

BARSKA Biometric Safe Review
BARSKA Biometric Safe Review

Are you a gun owner? You are, then you know that you need a reliable, safe to keep your handgun packed away safely from unwanted hands. This is where the BARSKA Biometric Safe plays a major role. Personally, I have one, it has provided me with enough storage space for my handgun, and some important documents that I would like to keep safe.

If you are looking at buying a reliable, safe and struggling to decide which one to choose BARSKA has quite a variety of biometric safes to choose from. Presently I own the AX11224 fingerprint lock safe and you can choose from two other available models as well the AX11556 drawer safe and the AX11652 rifle safe.


A Sturdy and Affordable Biometric Safe

A great thing about the BARSKA Biometric safe is that it is sturdy, affordable, and great if you are tight on money. The design of the gun safe is simple and still delivers state of the art security features and power to keep unwanted hands away from your valuables.

It has a sensitive touch pad and you can access your prized possession like your handgun, documents etc. with ease. This is all done by the touch of your finger as the fingerprint scanner is easy to program and reliable compared to other trademarks. The fingerprint scanner is reliable as we have tested it at home with the family and only opens to my wife and me as it stores your fingerprint data in the provided database.

It can store up to 30 different fingerprints in the memory and flexible if you are using it in an office environment.

The Handgun Safe Design

BARSKA Biometric Safe For Handgun
BARSKA Biometric Safe For Handgun

The biometric safe has a compact design and you can easily keep it in your drawer, cupboard, or any other confined spaces you prefer. An additional great feature is that you do not need to struggle with the safe if you are planning to mount it to the wall as it has pre-drilled holes.

A very important addition is the two supplied emergency keys providing you access if the batteries happen to die on you. Furthermore, there is no need of remembering passwords when your life is in danger– it is a known fact that one cannot remember your password when placed in a stressful situation. All it needs is your magic touch.

The AX11224 has a two-point dead bolt locking system design with advanced biotechnology that helps remember your fingerprint keeping is safely stored and presents you with silent access.

What do you receive when buying the safe?

When you receive the biometric safe it has all the mounting hardware included with two by backup keys, pre-drilled holes for mounting, 4 AA batteries included that could last up to two years, plus the safe has a one-year limited warranty. Most important to help with the performance of the safe is to keep the fingerprint scanner dirt free and best to remove smudges after use. Always remember to test the registered fingerprints every 3 to 6 months. Additionally, it has a beeping sound indicated with a red flashing light if the batteries are low.

Features and Specifications

  • The BARSKA Biometric Safe is compact in size measuring 16.5″ x 7.75″ x 14.5″
  • It stores up to 30 fingerprints and opens with a touch of your finger
  • It includes mounting hardware, 2 emergency keys and weighs 31 lbs
  • It provides enough storage space for your handgun and other small valuables
  • Designed from steel
  • Works with 4 AA batteries included
  • Designed with a two solid locking system made from steel
  • California DOJ approved
  • Has an interior protective floor mat
  • 1-year warranty

What Users Have To Say Regarding The Safe

Before, I bought my BARSKA I had read some BARSKA Biometric Safe reviews, as I wanted to make sure that the safe would work for me. There are many different reviews available and many of them have mixed feelings as some users indicated that the safe is well-made and durable providing safekeeping for their handguns. Users vouch that the safe does not open for anyone else who has not provided their fingerprint information to the database. While others feel the design of the safe could have been made with thicker steel and not fireproof. Overall customers are pleased with the product and recommend the BARSKA safe if you do have a firearm that needs locking away.

Pros and Cons regarding the safe

BARSKA Biometric Safe
BARSKA Biometric Safe


  • Using the fingerprint sensor is easy and works perfectly at all times
  • It holds up to 30 fingerprints in the memory and easy to set up
  • Mounting the safe is a breeze with the provided hardware included
  • Provides enough space for storing your firearm and valuables
  • Has a mute function that is great for using in stealth mode
  • The design is compact and great when used in hidden away confined spaces


  • It is not a mobile safe and meant to be mounted and kept in one place
  • It has no internal light when in need of using during the night time
  • It is a light, safe and if you are in need of something heavier and it is not fireproof

Value for money

The BARSKA Biometric Safe is inexpensive and has done a great job thus far in keeping our valuable locked up tightly. You can mount it in hidden confined spaces and it is portable enough if you need to move it. With the fingerprint access, you do not need to remember passwords and works like magic when you are in a hurry. It may not protect your valuables during a fire but keeps important items like your firearm safe from kids and burglars. I hope our BARSKA Biometric Safe Review gives all the answer of your questions and helps to make purchase decision.