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Quick Access Series Review
The list of possible Stack-On pistol safes is very long. The company makes dozens of different cube safes and other suitable containers. However, only their Quick Access series of safes are really marketed towards handgun owners.
The Quick Access Series has approximately 5 main models that range in size. These models come in your basic box shape, top loading and drawer. One main characteristic from other similar Stack-On products, as the series name suggests, is that they offer fast access to your handgun when you need it most.
FYI – I have not reviewed all of the Quick Access models, only the more popular ones.
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This handgun safe is a smaller option with a pop UP door. It is designed for placement
in a drawer or on a shelf. There are pre-drilled holes for mounting purposes. You can
also use a cable to secure it.
It comes with a standard electronic lock keypad and will hold one pistol comfortably, possibly two smaller weapons in a pinch.
- What I Like: I like the smaller size. Many handgun safes are like a big shoe box and can be difficult to place
where you want. This safe gives you a couple of different options for storage.
- What I do not like: The bottom of the safe can be removed from the outside. Thus, it has to be bolted
down or it can easily be opened. Obviously, with any safe (large or small), this is recommended.
However, I find it extremely odd that removing the safe bottom is even possible.The QAS 710 is small enough that it would be nice to take with you on trips or even stick in your bag to
take to the range if you want. However, many industrious children could easily unscrew the back. Thus,
bolt this safe down or suffer the consequences!
Bottom Line: This safe is a decent option so long as you use it only if it is bolted
down properly. This safe is California DOJ compliant.
|Exterior Dimensions||10.25″ x 16.63″ x 3.08″|
QAS 1200 and 1200B
The QAS 1200 is one of the newest Stack-On pistol safes and comes with either an electronic
or biometric lock. The Biometric model comes with a “B” at the end of the model number. The safe
is your standard shoe box style. The electronic version has three buttons, not a standard 10 digit key pad.
- What I Like: The safe has decent size and has a removable shelf, offering flexible
storage options. It is California DOJ listed and compliant.
- What I do not like: This is a fairly pedestrian offering. Which…I understand…is what many
people want. Nonetheless, be aware that you are not buying the strongest handgun safe.
Bottom Line: Look, this safe is what it is. It offers an inexpensive
security solution. However, it is not overly strong.
|Lock Type||Electronic (Biometric model avail.)|
|Exterior Dimensions||10″ x 12.25″ x 8.25″|
The QAS 1304 is a low profile pistol safe. It has a 4 button electronic lock, not a standard 10 button keypad. This
safe is one of my favorite offerings from Stack-On. This model is relatively small and holds one pistol comfortably.
- What I Like: This safe comes with a separate mounting bracket. Thus, you can mount the safe,
then remove it and take it with you to the range, travelling, etc.
- What I do not like: Like many lower priced safes, some of the parts are a little flimsy, like the battery door, etc.
Bottom Line: For a small price, you get a decent, and portable, pistol safe. You obviously wouldn’t
store the crown jewels in it, but it is a decent option.
|Exterior Dimensions||9.875″ x 13″ x 4.25″|
The QAS 1310 is not the most popular option of all Stack-On pistol safes, but it does fit a good niche for gun owners.
- What I Like: The key feature of the safe is that it has a unique size. The safe depth allows for
considerable storage. Like the product literature states, I think this safe is best suited for mounting on a shelf.
- What I do not Like: Again, Stack-On products do not claim to be, nor are they, the top of the line security
option. Like other models in the QAS series, the quality of the safe is marginal.
Bottom Line: Like all Stack-On Pistol Safes, the QAS 1310 is a decent entry level option.
|Exterior Dimensions||9.875″ x 13″ x 9.8″|
The PS 515 is does not share the “Quick Access” series name, but is does have a quick access lock. I have included this safe
on this review page, because it is arguably Stack-On’s most popular model. I also think it may be one of their best models.
Please note that, if you like the PS 515, there are other model (i.e., sizes) available.
- What I like: The safe has a much more substantial lock than other Stack-On pistol safes. There are two
locking bolt, rather than one locking bar found on most models. Other reviewers have noticed that it still has only
modest security, but a step up from other entry level options.
- What I do not like: Again, this is a very inexpensive entry level option. Some buyers are
okay with this, while others would spend the extra money to get something more substantial when
it comes to securing their handgun.
Bottom Line: Decent inexpensive entry level option.
|Exterior Dimensions||15″ x 11.8″ x 11.8″|
There you have it, my TOP rated Stack-On Pistol Safes. Did I miss any? Let me know.