GunVault SpeedVault Review [DETAILED GUN SAFE REVIEW]

Is the GunVault SpeedVault really your best choice for a bedside handgun safe? Or perhaps you are just looking for the top gun safe? See more here. 

GunVault SpeedVault safes are being marketed as the safest, strongest, quickest, and smartest bedside gun vaults currently on the market, but is the hype really worth its weight in gold?

We were curious, which is why we tested out GunVault’s SV500 safe. Read our review to see what the outcome…

GunVault SpeedVault SV500 Review

GunVault has always been a name that brought innovative and creative designs to the table, and their range of SV500 safes are no exception to the rule.

We loved the idea of the “No-Eyes” keypad and bio pad, which single-handedly eliminates the schlep of trying to fumble around in the dark, looking for a gun when you need it most.

The SpeedVault SV500 is made from 18 gauge steel, and as we mentioned, comes with a biometric digital keypad, but it also sports an override backup key as well as audio and low battery LED lights.

Weighing in at 8.2 pounds, this is a lightweight safe, which obviously makes it perfectly suitable for mounting.

GunVault SpeedVault SV500 Pros - Expert Opinion
  • Very solid and durable construction
  • Easy to use programming features
  • Uses either battery power or can be plugged in for ease and flexibility
  • Sports a white internal light that can be turned on or off
  • Audible voice feedback can be silenced
  • Very compact and easy to conceal
GunVault SpeedVault SV500 Cons - Expert Opinion
  • The audio voice feedback is extremely loud
  • White internal floodlight is very bright
  • Low battery warning is not easily noticed

GunVault SpeedVault SV500 Safe Conclusion

With its compact size, reliability and durability, we scored the SV500 a very solid 4.5 out of 5 stars.

It really is an amazing bedside gun safe, and we reckon you’d have to do some serious digging to find a better option in this price range.

What about other GunVault Safes?

GunVault manufactures a range of reliable and durable safes, which is why we’d like to introduce you to a few other options from the same brand.

Here are our top picks, aside from the SV500:

GunVault MiniVault Standard GV1000S Review

As the name implies, the GunVault MiniVault is very small and compact, but it’s tough as nails!

With a 16 gauge steel construction, you can rest assured that your valuables will be kept safe and secure.

This safe sports the same No-Eyes keypad that you’ll find on the SV500, which is one of GunVault’s best inventions ever.

This safe is easy to program, and if the batteries fail, you can still gain quick access with the backup key release feature.

You’ll need 8 AAA batteries for the keypad.

GunVault MiniVault GV1000s Pros - Expert Opinion
  • Very tough
  • Very compact
  • Secure lock feature
  • Comes with backup key release
GunVault MiniVault GV1000s Cons - Expert Opinion
  • Some suggest that getting the batteries into the keypad is difficult
  • Safe only comes with 1 year warranty

GunVault MicroVault MV500

Made with the same 16 gauge steel construction as the MiniVault, the MicroVault is just as solid and durable as all other GunVault safes.

It sports a very convenient keypad lock and an internal computer that locks out after multiple incorrect code entries.

This safe can be stored in a drawer, under your bed, or mounted against a wall.

At a mere 5 pounds and 11 x 8.5 x 2.25 inches, this is a super compact safe that’s just big enough to store an emergency handgun or small valuables.

GunVault MicroVault MV500 Pros - Expert Opinion
  • Comes with stealth mode that automatically silences audio feedback
  • Has protective foam interior
  • Wall mountable and comes with pre-drilled holes
GunVault MicroVault MV500 Cons - Expert Opinion
  • They keypad wears out after a few years of constant use

Final Thoughts - GunVault SpeedVault Reviews

Look, we love the GunVault SpeedVault SV500, but with so many other great options from GunVault, we couldn’t possibly stick to preferring one model over another.

All of their safes sport keyless operation, and with the backup No-Eyes biometric keypad entries, you just can’t go wrong with any of them.

When you consider the fact that these safes offer over 12-million combination codes, it makes sense that you’re buying into serious quality.

The folks from GunVault really know what they’re doing, which is one of the reasons they have been rewarded with the “Safety Product of the Year” award from The Shooting Industry Academy of Excellence.

If you’re looking for a safe that’ll keep you and your valuables safe and secure for years on end, you can’t make a better choice than opting for a GunVault safe!

Gary Fretwell is a 33-year-old die hard hunter and blogger from Wyoming. After serving in Iraq, he finished school to become an Asset Protection Officer and currently is learning to be a tracker to help hunters like himself find big game!