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    Sentry Handgun Safes

    Popular Choices Reviewed

    Sentry Handgun Safes are available in almost every big box retailer, gun store and locksmith you can imagine. However, does this popularity translate into a quality product, or is the popularity simply an indication of their wide spread availability?

    At this point on the site, I did not even bother reviewing Sentry full sized gun safes. There are so many better options available my time has been spent developing the site elsewhere. However, the same reasons for having high standards for reviewing full sized gun safes, is not necessarily present for reviewing pistol or handgun safes.

    Most consumers only want a handgun safe to have quick access incase of break in. Quality is not they key driving factor, price is. Hence, this is where Sentry handgun safes come into play.

    The main handgun safe line from sentry is called an Executive Safe and there are 6 models. They are all predominantly the same except for size, so I will review the entire line together. All but one of them (X-031 key lock) has a 10 digit keypad electronic lock.


    ONLY the X-041E has been approved by the California DOJ for handgun storage. This does
    not necessarily mean the others cannot be used for handguns. It only means that in California, you should only buy the X-0041E for this purpose.

    Common Features of Sentry Handgun Safes:

    1. Predrilled Mounting Holes
    2. Key Lock Override
    3. 10 Button Electronic Keypad Lock (except for X-31)

    Sentry x031 handgun safe Sentry x055 handgun safe
    X031 X055
    sentry x075 handgun safe sentry x125 handgun safe
    X075 X125
    1. What I like: I like the two locking bolts on the door. I think this is far superior to
      one small locking bar. I also like the electronic lock, which offers flexibility for coding your unique pass code. Pricing is very reasonable.
    1. What I don’t like: I would like Sentry to get DOJ approval for the entire line. I am not sure why they would not do this, given the similarity amongst all of the models. Security is entry level, but comparable to other inexpensive options.

    Bottom Line: The safe series is what it is. The strength and security are not optimal, but when compared with similar alternatives is no better or worse.

    Please note that Sentry has many other security safe options. I chose to review this line of pistol safe options, because it fits into what consumers most commonly are looking for in terms of price, size, and security attributes (e.g., steel, electronic lock, etc.).

    X031 X041E X055
    Lock Type Key Electric Electric
    Weight 12 lbs. 15 lbs. 19 lbs.
    Interior Dimensions 6.4″ x 11.3″ x 8.4″ 7.5″ x 11.3″ x 8.4″ 8.5″ x 13.6″ x 8.7″
    Exterior Dimensions 6.6″ x 11.4″ x 10.4″ 7.6″ x 11.4″ x 10.4″ 8.7″ x 13.8″ x 10.6″
    Attachment Bolt Holes Bolt Holes Bolt Holes
    Key Override Yes Yes Yes
    CA DOJ N0 Yes No

    X075 X105 X125
    Lock Type Electronic Electric Electric
    Weight 23 lbs. 26 lbs. 30 lbs.
    Interior Dimensions 6.9″ x 16.8″ x 11.6″ 8.7″ x 16.8″ x 11.6″ 10.5″ x 16.8″ x 11.6″
    Exterior Dimensions 7.1″ x 16.9″ x 14.6″ 8.9″ x 16.9″ x 14.6″ 10.6″ x 16.9″ x 14.6″
    Attachment Bolt Holes Bolt Holes Bolt Holes
    Key Override Yes Yes Yes
    CA DOJ N0 No No

    Best Pricing

    Here are links to the best pricing on the Sentry Handgun Safes product line. Make sure you factor in shipping costs. Amazon.com typically does not include shipping. By comparison, Gunsafes.com has free shipping on orders over $50.

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