Barska Biometric Rifle Cabinet Review: Is It Worth It?

by Tom Moore

July 15, 2022

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Welcome to our Barska Biometric Rifle Cabinet review. In this review, we’ll be taking an in-depth look at the Barska Biometric Rifle Cabinet to see if it’s worth your hard-earned money.

The Barska biometric rifle safe is a gun safe that uses biometrics (fingerprint scanning) to open. It’s designed to store up to 4 rifles or shotguns and has a tamper-proof, pry-resistant door for extra security. It also comes with pre-drilled mounting holes so you can bolt it down for even more security.

So, is the Barska Biometric Rifle Cabinet worth the investment? Let’s find out!

Barska Rifle Cabinet Specs


  • Power System 4x AA Batteries
  • Capacity Ideally fits 2 Rifles
  • Weight 62 lbs
  • Dimensions 52.17 x 9.84 x 8.66 inches
  • Backup Entry Method Manual keys, PIN Code

Barska Rifle Cabinet Review

I recently had the chance to try out the Barska Biometric Rifle Cabinet. This is a great gun safe for those who want the convenience of a biometric lock but don’t want to sacrifice security.

If you’re only needing to store 1 or 2 rifles this is all you’ll need. The specs indicate that you can store 4 rifles in this safe, which is true, but if you have optics or scopes mounted on your firearm you’re not going to get all 4 in this safe. Barska also have options that allow for larger storage – the AX1170 model has 16 rifle storage positions, so there’s other models that you also might be interested in.

The cabinet is made of thick steel and has a robust locking mechanism. The biometric lock is quick and easy to use, and it worked flawlessly during my testing which is testament to Barska giving you 120 fingerprint storage options. This allows you to store multiple versions of all of your fingers, so if you press the fingerprint reader at a slightly different angle, you’ll still be able to gain access.

The interior of the cabinet seems spacious and well-organized. Although as mentioned above the specs state that it has room for 4 rifles, ammunition, and other gear although, in reality, you’ll most probably use this for only 2 rifles comfortably. If you’re looking for more capacity this safe wouldn’t be for you.

Overall, if you’re only storing 1 or 2 rifles, the Barska Biometric Rifle Cabinet is an excellent choice for those looking for a high-quality steel gun safe.

If you’re looking for some options for your handgun as well, we have a full list of options when it comes to Biometric Gun Safes. You can find our full list in our article titled Best Biometric Gun Safes .

Barska Biometric Rifle Cabinet Pros and Cons

  • Biometric security for your long guns!
  • 120 different fingerprint impressions stored
  • It can be a little heavy during setup
Barska Biometric Gun Safe Final Grade

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A

Reviewed by Tom Moore

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About Tom Moore

Tom is the Content Manager and also one of our content writers at Gun University. When Tom isn't behind the keyboard, he participates regularly in NRL22 and IPSC. You'll often find him out hunting with his mates or camping with his family.

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