Gunvault GV1000S Mini Vault Standard Gun Safe Reviews

It is accessible, reliable, strong, portable, and affordable. This gun safe offers many benefits that help customers feel more secure.

Gunvault GV1000S Mini Vault Standard Gun Safe Reviews

Who Is It For?

It is the perfect gun safe for travelers. It is easy to carry and store. Also, it is an excellent choice for the owners of just one or two handguns. It is easy to store or mount in an RV. It is also beneficial for gun owners who live in small apartments or houses.

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Accessible for authorized users

It is not a safe if everyone has access to it. The GV1000S has a patented access system. It is known as the No Eyes Touch Keypad. There is a demonstration on YouTube by Patadon that shows how the keypad works. There is an indentation shaped like a hand. There are small buttons on each finger. You place your hand in the indentations and type in your code. You use 3-6 taps for your code. It only takes a few seconds to open the safe. There is no need to look at the keypad. You just tap in your code. The door is released. It has more than 12,000 possible access combinations. I certainly would hate to have to open this safe by trial and error. It would take forever. Only the people who know your code would be able to access this safe. This may seem to be a difficult and confusing way to open a safe. It really is not. You are able to open the safe without looking at the keypad. You remember the movements of your fingers I work at a place where you log in with a number. I have a tendency to reverse numbers. If I need to tell someone my employee number, I punch the numbers in the air as I state them. I just use a different type of memory. This may help you remember your access code for this safe. Also, you are provided with two access keys. You have a backup way to open the safe. Two methods of opening the safe provide a feeling of security. You know that you always have a way to open the safe.

  • Unique locking system
  • Limits access


The GV1000S is considered to be a reliable safe. Testing results show that it opens every time. You can count on the Gunvaults GV1000S to give you reliable information. You are able to check to see if someone tries to open the safe. Repeated failures to open the safe are logged. You have to check to see if someone tried to open your safe. You do this by holding down buttons 2 and 3. A red light means that someone tried to open the safe. It does not let you know who or when someone tried to open the safe. That detective work is up to you. You should be able to know if tiny hands have tried to open the safe. Also, it lets you know if visitors are plundering. This safe receives high marks in reliability according to reviews on

  • Performs as expected
  • Indicates tampering


The word “vault” makes everyone think of strength. The Gunvault GV100S Mini Vault Standard Gun Safe is constructed of “rock solid” heavy gauge steel. This provides your handgun with superior protection. It passes the high standards of the California Department of Justice. These standards are implemented to keep guns out of the hands of children. Safes that meet these standards are designed to be impossible to open the with hand tools. It is also drill proof. It does not open if it is dropped. You are assured that your handgun is safely stored.

  • Tamperproof
  • Meets strong safety standards


The Mini Vault Standard Gun Safe offers the benefit of being portable. It weighs 9 pounds. This makes it manageable for almost everyone. You can easily change its location in your home. It is easy to mount almost anywhere. You can mount it in various positions. All of the mounting hardware and templates that you need are included. You do not have to worry about it falling. I have a picture frame that is heavier than this safe. It is designed for traveling also. It really helps you to feel secure while you are traveling. It fits perfectly under a seat in your vehicle. You are able to secure it with cables in a hotel room. Sometimes the bumps and thumps that I hear in a hotel are a little unsettling. Just knowing that I can quickly access a handgun helps me to be able to get a good nights sleep. Being able to safely carry a handgun while traveling makes a lot of people feel secure.

  • Designed to be portable
  • Travel partner


The GV1000S is an affordable option for gun owners. Most budgets are able to accommodate the cost of this gun safe. You are able to find new ones that range in price from $70 to less than $100. Even though it is relatively cheap for a gun safe, the GV1000S receives high scores in gun safe reviews. It is an excellent choice for gun owners with a tight budget. It actually costs less than a pair of jeans.

  • Good value.
  • Does its job.


  • Almost indestructible
  • Fits almost anywhere
  • Easy to move from one location to another


  • Only holds two handguns. Turn this into a positive. The price allows owners of multiple handguns to purchase two or more of these safes. That allows you to keep one with you. The other safe can be kept at home.
  • It is best to open this safe in private. It may be possible for someone to figure out your code. I have learned to be very careful about using any access code around other people. I have had two instances of my passwords being stolen. All the person did be watch my keystroke. Be careful that no one is watching you when you open your safe.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Can this be mounted to the side of a bed or other furniture?

It can be mounted on anything as long as the furniture supports the weight of the vault and the handgun. It has mounting holes on the base. This allows you to mount the safe vertically, horizontally, upright or inverted. The spring door opens in any position.

  1. Is the security cable included with the purchase of the safe?

Unfortunately, it is not included. You are able to purchase it from the seller. This safe itself is inexpensive. Adding on the cable will not be an expensive burden.

  1. Is the safe battery powered?

Yes, it is. It is powered by a 9-volt battery. The safe alerts you with a red light when the batteries need to be changed.

  1. Will I be able to change my code?

Yes, you will. Just follow the setup guide.

Final Verdict

I suggest that when someone purchases a handgun that they purchase a safe also. The Gunvault GV1000S is a perfect companion for a handgun and definitely the best gun safe. I think I will purchase one for my son. He travels across my state to go to college. I have been a nervous wreck about this handgun being in an apartment with college students. I would be much more at ease knowing that the gun is safely stored in a safe with limited access. He would think a biometric safe would be super cool…..but we are on a very tight budget. Also, I think his roommates would love playing with a biometric safe. The GV1000 could be indiscreetly stored in his room because of its compact size. Also, it is tough enough to endure being tossed around with travel and with packing and unpacking.

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