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GunVault MicroVault Standard VS Sports Afield Top Access Lightning Handgun Vault

Today we compare two very similar handgun safes from very reputable companies. These “clam-shell” style top-access safes are great for keeping under a car seat or in a drawer. While the two different products are very comparable in many respects they also have their own advantages.

The below video says it all but I've also included a summary below the video that you may find helpful.

GunVault Micro Advantages:

  • Comes with a security cable
  • Shorter and thus more likely to fit in tight spaces
  • Finger groves makes it easy to find buttons in the dark
  • Made of 18 Gauge Steel (vs 20 Gauge)

Order The GunVault Micro Here

Sports Afield Top Access Lighting Vault Advantages:

  • Illuminated buttons and interior
  • MSRP is $80 lower
  • Interior space is “taller” allowing for thicker items
  • Lifetime warranty (vs a 5 year warranty)

Order the Sports Afield Top Access Lighting Vault Here

Here is a security cable that will work universally with either safe

What Are Your Thoughts?

Do you own either of these? Share your experience below to help those who may be shopping for a new handgun safe.

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2 Responses to GunVault MicroVault Standard VS Sports Afield Top Access Lightning Handgun Vault

  1. LynnB September 9, 2017 at 11:29 am #

    I have 3 Microvaults (one for each of my two cars and one by my bed) and 2 of them stopped opening. Googling the problem, I found this is very common. I have tried to call Gunvault and put on hold forever, finally giving up. Have emailed several times and have never received an answer. I finally just put some olive oil on the latches, and any moving parts on latch/lock, and it worked fine. Too bad G.V. doesn’t care enough about the CUSTOMER to reply to messages and concerns. I feel the Sports Afield might be too “thick” to tuck under most car seats as my GV barely fits my Trailhawk and doesn’t quite squeeze all the way under my Volvo S 60.

  2. Robert September 9, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    Taller safe would probably fit a revolver better. I have a Sports Afield gun safe that the front flops down to open. Mine looks a little taller as well. However, where I have it, there is not a problem with its’ size. Great comparison video. Thanks.

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