Top 4 Shotgun Wall Safe Picks For 2024

Shotgun wall safes are the most versatile safe you can buy, and you can mount them behind a curtain in your bedroom.

You might ask, “What if I don’t have a curtain close to where I sleep”?

Well, my simplest answer would be to pick up a matching curtain and place it close to where you need quick access to your wall-mounted single shotgun safe.

This is what I refer to as your tactical curtain defense system!

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Hornady makes really good on-wall safes for your home defense shotgun.

Or, you can go another route and mount your shotgun vertically and put an old jacket with a hat atop covering it up entirely while turning it into a defacto coat rack.

Now, like magic, you’re hiding your shotgun in plain sight!

That’s why I love quick assess shotgun wall safes because hiding a safe is an excellent option for protecting your firearms.

To learn all of the criteria we use to rank gun safes, see: How We Test Gun Safes

Shotgun Wall Safe Video Demo

If you’re interested in an overview of some of the popular shotgun wall safes featured in this list, check out our YouTube video below:

Best Shotgun Wall Safes For 2024

Protecting your firearms should involve additional strategies such as a layered defense system.

As the name implies, a “layered defense system” involves securing the perimeter of your house with fencing or gates, installing strong doors and windows, deadbolts, security cameras, and well-hidden, secure, gun safes to complete the loop.

Just keep in mind that a safe should only be considered a time deterrent that should buy you 30 minutes to an hour if the safe’s location is discovered (a well-hidden safe will buy you even more time!).

Speaking of layered defense, check out this highly informative article covering our layered defense strategy which presents you with loads of security ideas for your home.

Our top 4 picks represent the best options right now for shotgun concealment and safety.

Without further ado, here are our 2024 picks that make great shotgun wall safe solutions:

#1 Hornady RAPiD Safe Shotgun Wall Lock

Hornady offers a rapid wall mount safe that I own and use daily. This single shotgun safe gives you the option to hide your shotgun behind a bedroom curtain.

It features an RFID touchless entry with Hornady’s 3 optional pathways to gain access to your shotgun… just in case.

Lightning-Fast Access

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The possibilities are endless on how you can mount this safe and with a bit of imagination, this type of safe can be hidden in plain sight.

#2 ShotLock Solo-Vault Shotgun Wall Safe

If you want something more analog, then the ShotLock 200M wall-mounted safe should give you some peace of mind since no batteries or wall outlets are required.

Battery-Free Operation

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Using it is as simple as inputting the analog keypad code to gain access to your shotgun. It has a robust 14 gauge steel construction and is one of the most formidable wall-mounted shotgun safes you can buy!

I have my ShotLock mounted in a bedroom closet hiding behind some clothes ready to go at a moment’s notice.

#3 SnapSafe In-Wall Shotgun Safe

SnapSafe Offers an in-wall safe with its 16-gauge steel body and a .15” steel door and is another great option. It features a digital keypad entry with a backup key just in case.

Flush-Mount Design

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Its measurements come in at 44 x 16.25 x 4 Inches, so it will accommodate most home defense shotgun models with room to spare.

#4 V-Line Tactical Closet in Wall Gun Safe

Another great pick sporting the most modular features, and our favorite recommendation for a tactical in-wall type shotgun safe: The V-line.

Made in the USA, V-line is known for making some of the most trusted gun safes on the market in 2024. If you like a set-it-and-forget-it setup, then this is the in-wall safe for you!

Modular Storage System

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The dimensions come in at 53″ x 16.75″ x 5.57″, giving you even more room than the SnapSafe.

The reason you would pick this safe is the simplicity of its analog button pad and vault-like security. This is a no-maintenance in-wall shotgun safe.

Q&A Section

In this part of the article, we address some of your burning questions regarding in-wall-mounted gun safes.

What is the best in-wall gun safe?

This question comes down to 3 things… first off, there are no budget options when it comes to wall-mounted shotgun safes but they’re still quite affordable.

The Main 3 Types Are:

Analog Safes: These strictly mechanical safes require no batteries or power outlets to operate. They are pretty much set-it-and-forget options that use simple analog push buttons for entry (such as Simplex Kaba locks).

Electronic Safes: These typically come with electronic keypads or RFID access like Hornady implements into a wristband or keychain that you place next to the reader to gain access to your shotgun.

Pro Tip: If you misplaced the wristband for whatever reason, there is also an electronic numbered keypad. If the electricity goes out on a wall outlet-powered safe, or the batteries die, then a key is provided as a backup.

Flush-Mount In-Wall Safes: These are another option if you don’t mind cutting a hole in your wall! There are a variety of sizes that can store long guns or handguns, depending on what you feel comfortable installing. Like most things, there are pros and cons to each type of in-wall and on-wall gun safe.

Note: Exoc Tactical features a wide variety of gun safes that we recommend to our readers. Only those gun safes with good reputations for reliability and quick access will ever make any of our top pick lists.

Can you anchor the gun safe to the wall?

Absolutely! Just pick up a wall scanner to avoid electrical wires and accurately locate the wall studs, as this is the strongest option for mounting your shotgun safe.

But remember, with these types of external safes, hiding them is your best bet when it comes to theft.

Unfortunately, this does turn the shotgun into a lever that could give thieves a lot of leverage to potentially remove it- even from the wall studs.

The flush set wall safes will have a definite advantage here… so keep that in mind!

Final Thoughts

In-wall safes are the ultimate tactical solution for storing your shotgun out of sight. They may require quite a bit of setup, preparation, and planning to install compared to most types of safes but they’re worth the trouble and don’t intrude into the interior of your home.

So, if you’re a tactical Timmy (like us), consider making the most out of the spaces between your walls by making a smart investment that will last a lifetime!

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