Barska AX11650 finger print safe review

BARSKA‘s entry into the large handgun safe department, the AX11650, is a biometric finger print safe. BARSKA produces many optics (for both firearms and other uses) as well as a line of safes. All of the top tier safe products they produce feature the biometric technology.

Design – 4/5 Rating

Everything about this best handgun safe screams handgun security. It is a large, front open safe, with hinges on the right side. The door swings out to the right to show a deep interior with two removable shelves. The solid door is 3/16″ thick and the side panels are 1/16″ thick. Both the door and the sides are made from steel. While certainly not “drill-proof” it is more than adequate for safe storage of handguns at home.

Weighing in at 48. 5 pounds, this safe is large, but not so large that it is immovable. It does feature holes for mounting brackets in the rear that you should absolutely take advantage of.

The only reason this safe did not receive a 5/5 is because it is not fireproof. BARSKA advertises this safe as perfect for firearms, jewelry, important documents, and other valuables. To keep your important documents in this finger print safe intact, you will need a separate fireproof box as well.


Outer Size: 14 x 13 x 19.75 inches
Inner Size: 13.5 x 9.5 x 19.75 inches
Weight: 48.5 pounds

Body Construction – 5/5 Rating

This finger print safe is built from solid steel putting it on par with may full size gun safes. When closed, the three solid steel deadbolts from inside the door keep it secure. There are reports that the door his a slight “wiggle” when locked, but no reports of this in any way comprising the integrity of the lock or door.