BRUTE-Tactical Heavy Duty Large Capacity Handgun Safe

(53 customer reviews)



All V-Line Cases and Cabinets will be shipping with a two year supply of Cortec corrosion inhibitor!

V-Line Ind. introduces the new “BRUTE” super duty quick access pistol box. The “BRUTE” is the perfect solution for keeping hand guns and valuables safe and out of reach of the wrong hands. Constructed of rugged 10ga. steel with an overlapping lid making it virtually pry-proof when bolted down to a solid surface. The “BRUTE” is nicely finished in a durable tactical black powder coating. The reliable SIMPLEX five pushbutton mechanical never requires batteries. If you are looking for a quality, heavy duty, tough and secure pistol case, look no further than the BRUTE.

  MADE in the USA

This is a California-approved firearms safety device that meets the requirements of California Penal Code Section 12088 and the regulations issued thereunder.

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  • Heavy duty 10 gauge all steel construction.
  • Sleek custom anti-pry clamshell design.
  • Heavy 12 gauge handle with anti-pry lock protection.
  • Over-sized solid steel lock block and dead bolt.
  • Break free 360 degree rotation clutch knob.
  • Reliable quick access genuine SIMPLEX mechanical push button lock.
  • Heavy duty gas assisted opening strut.
  • Super duty continuous hinge with welded pin.
  • Fully customizable foam interior.
  • Rugged textured tactical black powder coating.
  • Silk screened and laser cut accent logos.
  • Four pre-drilled 1/4″ holes for mounting.

Product Details

Model No. 1394-S FBLK
Outer Dim: 12.5” x 9.5” x 3.6″
Inner Dim: 12” x 9” x 3.25″
Material: 10ga. Steel
Ship Wt. 22 lbs.

Downloadable Support Files

Lock Instructions

Cortec Instructions

Video-Security TEST

How to Change Your Lock Combination

Brute Video

53 reviews for BRUTE-Tactical Heavy Duty Large Capacity Handgun Safe

  1. Lynn R.

    Set up my “Brute”..screwed it down, entered new code, very easy. This thing is a BEAST and Rock solid! I feel very secure and confident that “When, and If I need it, the “Brute” will perform without a Hitch!”

  2. GM

    Third V-Line this one is for the RV and can’t say enough good things about the build and quality .

  3. Alex Uc

    I received my brute case as a gift last Christmas (2019). In the last year of daily use, I have experienced ZERO issues. This thing is built like a tank and I love the size of it! Comes with multiple layers of foam to custom fit your needs. I removed 2 layers and I can now fit my Glock 27 with 3 mags, shield 9mm with 3 mags, Surefire flashlight, and ESEE rat 4. I’m 100% convinced, this safe is the best on the market. I have used the gun vault brand before, and the quality of build between these two is night and day. Do yourself a favor, buy once, cry once. It’s worth every penny! Thanks V-line!

  4. Marc

    I’m a two time winner! I bought another pistol and without a moments hesitation bought another “Brute”. Even my wife who was none too happy about having firearms in the house says her fears were uncalled for due to the “Safe”. Happy Wife-Happy Life!

  5. Andrei Racila

    No batteries, no keys! No failures! Made in USA! This was my dream. I own Closet Vault II and V-Line Brute. Both amazing products and serve their purpose exactly as intended. Love it!

  6. Jacob B

    Most solid hand gun safe I have come across after doing years of research. Yes, I said years. I usually do not buy anything as important as a safe without putting in the time to get it right. V-Line did just that with this Brute! The attention to detail and quality of craftsmanship that went into it shows. It fits great in my drawer and the gas strut gives the perfect assist when accessing quickly in the middle of the night or any time for that matter. Keep up the great work V-Line.

  7. Joshua Childs

    I purchased the V-line Brute from amazon in late April. Due to the demand of guns and accessories, it took a while to get to me; but since it has arrived, I have been loving it. The Brute is very spacious and accommodates my gun, and my wife’s gun. I will definitely purchase other products from V-line. Thank you for a quality product.

  8. Michael

    The V-Line Brute is by far the best secure quick access pistol safe on the market. I researched every possible option and ended up going with the Brute. The reviews were great and rightfully so. The build quality of this safe is perfect. The simplex lock is easy to use and easy to set up with a new combination. I absolutely love how smooth and efficient the hydrophilic hinge is. I also have and use the Vline Top Draw, which is a good safe too, but I have found that addition of the handle on the Brute makes a huge difference. The 1/4 inch mounting holes make it easy to secure almost anywhere in your home. The size of the safe is great. I store a 1911 with a box of ammo in mine. There is plenty of room for a second smaller pistol as well.

    This safe is perfect. If I had to give it one complaint I would say the simplex lock is a little louder then I’d like when it is unlocked. That issues really isn’t Vlines fault and is not really a issue at all when you compare the benefits of this lock to any other option on the market. All in all it is the best option on the market and there really isn’t anything they could do to improve it. You get what you pay for and for how good this safe is, it’s worth its weight in gold.

  9. Noel Angeles

    I have purchased this pistol box at Amazon on 5/24/2020. The safe can accommodate two colt 1911 government model and two magazines. It’s easy to set up the combination. Looks really sturdy and I recommend this product.

  10. Christina faulkner

    I purchased this because of the mechanical lock no battery to fail. I love it this is the perfect gun safe. Exactly what I was looking for. You cannot go wrong with this safe!!!

  11. John Candelaria

    This safe is exactly what I was expecting. Really well made, easy to set up and easy to use. Very satisfied with this safe!

  12. Ed Myung

    This BRUTE safe is top of the line. Solid all around the exterior and one of the most difficult safes to break into. Very happy with my purchase.

  13. Miles Williams

    Great gun safe! MADE IN THE USA, heavy duty, mechanical lock, and it just feels solid and high quality. The gas strut holds the lid open so it doesn’t flop back and the handle makes it easy to open. Plenty of room for my Glock 17, an extra mag, and 3 shotgun shells so everything is together and safe from my kids. No regrets, great choice – buy it!!

  14. Peter S.

    This thing is an absolute beast. Heavy duty and just plain heavy, in the best way. Leaves no doubt of its solid construction. Love the mechanical lock, it gives good confidence that you’ll be able to access it without worrying about a dead battery or a secondary lock that if most youtube videos are to be believed are easily accessible by any 10 year old with a paper clip. Very satisfied with this purchase. Highly recommend.

  15. Eric

    Great price. Made in USA! No batteries to worry about. Definitely heavy duty. You can get into it very quickly. The foam insert is great. I have already recommended it to other people. Will buy another.

  16. Eric

    Great price. Made in USA! No batteries to worry about. Definitely heavy duty. You can get into it very quickly. The foam insert is great. I have already recommended it to other people.

  17. Adrian T.

    Extremely tough, solid build quality and heavy so it won’t be carried away easily. I purchased this for a full size handgun and there is more than enough room to leave the light attached and keep extra magazines. I wanted something that didn’t need batteries or was burdened by technology as those can fail at the worst times. I am happy with my purchase. Changing the combination is a little tricky and requires some patience.

  18. Joseph

    Superb build quality. As advertised. Highly recommend.

  19. Sebastien

    The build quality and the Simplex mechanism make this product a must-have for gun owners. It is not cheap but you cannot really put a price on security and reliability. I easily changed the lock combination following the simple instructions provided, and I easily mounted the safe to the floor. Two thumbs up!

  20. Ted T

    Really solid safe, awesome that it is made in the USA! No batteries to worry about, no problems re-programming the combination. I’d buy this again.

  21. Sal

    Very heavy duty with simple reliable mechanical Simplex lock– easily secured to heavy wooden built-in closet shelf with 1/4″ carriage bolts. Holds Beretta 92FS, magazines, ammo, with plenty more room. Great purchase!

  22. David Yorck

    Outstanding product made in the USA, extremely well built, highly recommend. One note: cannot use the same number more than once in your combination. Also, there is no backup if you forget your combination.

  23. Anthony Astarita

    Great product. Heavy duty with a simple easy to use locking mechanism. Added Plus – Made in USA.

  24. Dan Young

    I needed a safe next to my bed to secure my pistol from the Grandkids. Did not like the reviews I read on the biometric safes so decided on a mechanical locking safe. After researching I decided on the Brute. And this safe is a brute. Heavy duty!! Opening and setting a new combination was a breeze. Very satisfied with the purchase. Highly recommend this safe.

  25. Xavier Gomez

    Sturdy, well built, quality construction and finish…solid.. the shock absorbers open a little slow for my tastes but I’m just trying to find something to nitpick really.

  26. Tyler

    Super Solid! Easy to use and simple!

  27. Tyrone Jones

    Super solid and sturdy. Thick walls and heavy duty lock. The volume is somewhat compromised by the thick pad on the roof of the box, but that could be addressed with some modification. The safe will move around when you open it if it’s not bolted down. The instructions to change the combination were a bit unclear but I figured it out.

  28. Marc Levy

    I received my “Brute” this morning and couldn’t be happier. It is indeed heavy duty and exceptionally well made. The excellent packaging insured that it was without a scratch and the lock worked flawlessly. It is everything I hoped for and I now find myself very comfortable having my grandsons stay over and not worrying about having a pistol in the house. A much better choice than the lightly built electronically locked alternatives.

  29. Howard Vaughan

    Good construction. Good size. Difficult to open unless bolted down. Lock superior to anything operated by battery.

  30. Matthew G.

    The construction of this pistol safe is outstanding. Its extremely easy to use and its very fast to open. The simplex lock is extremely easy to setup. The safe is made of heavy weight steel and its quite heavy for its size, it most definitely lives up to the BRUTE name. I love the hinge pistons as the lid of this safe is pretty heavy and I wouldn’t want it closing on my fingers. The “shoebox” style lid design makes it nearly impossible to pry this safe open with a crowbar. I really love this safe and it gives me great peace of mind knowing that my pistols are safe and secure.

  31. Albert V.

    I purchased the Brute handgun safe to store my pistol for quick access in my home. It’s a very robust safe and easy to install to the floor using lag screws. The Simplex lock is easy to set/change the combination and is quick to unlock when needed. I like the reliability of the Simplex lock, as opposed to electronic push button or biometric locks that require batteries. I highly recommend it for safe storage of handguns at home.

  32. Josh A. (Houston, Tx)

    If you seek a high quality pistol safe and you are willing to pay for it, this is the right product to buy. The product itself is laughably heavy. Welding and overall build quality are excellent. The lid is designed with close enough tolerances and overlap that prying open with a crow bar should be nearly impossible. The simplex lock is well made and works very smoothly. The hinge piston works well and is a necessity given lid weight. This safe is clearly well made. Caution: when programming your new code in, do it with the lid open and your new combination written down until you have had some practice on your new combination; a closed lid and a user error on the new combination would be a costly and frustrating error.

  33. Peter Spencer

    Very please with this product. Operates smoothly and has great weight nd heft to it. Lock is simple and smooth

  34. Erik S.

    It is awesome. I love having my firearm locked up safe and easy to access. Locking mechanism seems to be high quality, and no batteries which is great.

  35. Edgar Maldonado

    This thing is a Tank! My number one priority was to keep my new handgun away from my kids and this will definitely do the trick. The heavy weight is perfect, the combination is mechanical so no batteries and the gas piston makes the heavy lid easy to open & also keeps the heavy lid from slamming shut. After all my research I got the best gun safe that exceedes all of my needs.

  36. Scott Montgomery

    Just what I was looking for!
    A secure enclosure with a simple but proven lock system. No batteries to replace or cheap biometrics that fails! I’ve already recommended this product to all of my friends with children, as that was my primary concern!

  37. Matt Butts

    This safe is great! Well worth the money, fits my gun perfect… it’s heavy, well designed and the combination is easy to change…..I have it next to my nightstand.

  38. Kevin

    The BRUTE lives up to its name. This thing is a tank! The simplex lock is great, and easy to use. Make sure to write down your combination and keep it somewhere safe. There is no backup to unlock the safe. As for space it neatly fits my handguns and extra magazines. I have a Glock 19, a holstered Glock 26, and 1 spare mag per gun. I also put a small magnetic LED light on the inside back of the safe. When I open it the light turns on automatically. I believe you are getting what you pay for when buying the BRUTE. It’s competitors are biometric boxes that are shown all over the internet getting compromised by a paper clip. Look as it as an investment. Great product. I hope this helps someone. If you’re on the fence I really don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

  39. Tony Nathanson

    I just received this lock box today. I was replacing an electronic lock box that quit working & could only be opened with a key. Yeah….there’s a reason a key is included with electronic locks.

    The first thing I learned when I picked this lock box up was why it’s called a “Brute.” It’s around 23 lbs & very well made. One of the features I like is the gas piston that helps it open & also keeps the heavy lid from slamming shut. This feature is found on other lock boxes, but it works better on this one at keeping the lid open. It’s a good thing it works well, because on this particular box, the lid does not open completely to a vertical position, which is OK. Inside the box, you will find three layers of removable foam padding to allow you to customize the interior the way you like it. I don’t want to have to push down the lid & compress the foam to close the box, so I removed two sheets of padding & it’s perfect.

    The bolt on this model is well designed; it’s a solid piece of metal, unlike the thin sheet-metal part on cheaper models. And it moves in & out of a precision-welded receptacle and when the box is locked, there is NO looseness & NO rattle. On the front of the lid, you will find a handy welded-on lip that makes it easy to open the box quickly. This feature was necessary because when the box is closed, the lid overlaps the bottom section almost completely, leaving 1/2 inch. Without that lip, it would be very difficult to open the box. This feature is not found on other similarly-priced lock boxes. The overlapping design (along with the precision fit), makes it very difficult to use a tool to pry open the box.
    Since all (or most) of these lock boxes use the same “Simplex” lock that I’m familiar with, it only took me a few seconds to change the combination. For those who are first-time purchasers, you must read & follow the directions very carefully before changing the combination, or you’ll end up with a locked box you can’t open.
    As for capacity, I easily fit my HK USP 45 – which is a large pistol, along with three extra magazines and a flashlight, with room to spare. If you’re wondering if a larger gun will fit, I also put my S&W 45 caliber revolver with a 5″ barrel in it & it also fit with room to spare.
    This product is money well spent!

  40. gery

    follow up review I bought this safe back in December and haven’t had a bit of problems with it, the gas strut hasn’t given me any problems. great product it holds two Sig Sauer a P220 full size in a holster and a P220R compact in a holster. with 6 magazines wish I could add a picture to show it

  41. Daniele T.

    I recently bought a second ‘Brute’, so this should already tell you enough about how happy I am with the product.
    If you’ve read reviews about small safes, you probably know that this design is one of the few that is legitimately lockpick-proof.
    Most front door designs can be lockpicked in a matter of minutes, while this top-opening design (think of the classic “Fort Knox Gun Safe”) is much harder to open. The Brute improves on this simple, but effective design, with nice thicker metals, good quality materials and very smooth opening and closing.

    When I’ll need a third safe of this kind, i.e. small concealable safe, I’ll probably buy a third Brute…

  42. Anthony E.

    Very heavy, well-made safe. Easily secured it to the floor and it will definitely do the job. Love that it is made in the USA. I do think the lock numbers should go 12345 vs 54321, but that is a minor detail. Was extremely happy with customer service. I had an issue setting a new combo (totally my fault). Called customer service. Spoke with Michelle right away and was up and running in minutes. Michelle was super friendly and extremely knowledgeable.

  43. Kyle K.

    Very heavy duty case, packaged well and in great operating shape upon receipt. The deep door adds an extra layer of protection and ensures opening for theft will be very difficult. I am very happy to keep my guns that protect me and my family in a VLine safe so they are easily accessible, yet safe from theft and my kids.

  44. Gery B.

    I’ve had my safe since the early part of December and have it secured to the floor with 1/4″x3″ tapcon screws. Haven’t had a bit of problems with the lock, gas strut. They work perfectly the safe is built like a tank. I’ve got two Sig Sauer pistols, magazines, two boxes of ammo, holster inside with no problems. If I get any more pistols then I’ll have to get another Brute to store it and accessories

  45. Peter Garcia

    This safe is excellent!! I just received earlier today. Installed it very easily. It is a durable safe and heavy duty. It is very secure and I am
    Confident with locking my pistol inside it. Very happy!

  46. Don Garcia

    I received this safe to secure my pistol at work. It was super heavy duty, easy to use and mounted in my office. Looking at several others, this was the best buy for the money and best of all, DOJ approved.

  47. Alan C.

    The simplex lock and gas opening strut sets this safe above others. I keep the safe on my nightstand can have the safe open in about 3 seconds if needed. Best case on the market.

  48. George Perez

    This safe is simple to use and is by my bed for home safety. So happy with this safe and my wife feels alot safer with having this product next to us. I recommend this safe to anyone….. it good quality and easy to use.

  49. George Perez

    This safe is simple to use and is by my bed for home safety. So happy with this safe and my wife feels alot safer with having this product next to us.

  50. Caleb M.

    This is a well made, heavy duty safe. It came with two removable pluck foam panels along with a removable solid foam panel. Each panel seems to be around 1/4 inch thick if I had to guess. There is also foam attached to the inside of the lid as well. I wish there were mounting brackets for this, but it looks like all their brackets are for the other handgun safes. Honestly, this safe may be too heavy to go on a bracket anyway. I ran 1/4 inch steel cable through the 1/4 inch holes drilled in the bottom of the safe to allow me to attach the safe to the bed frame. You either have to cut the cable or dismantle the bed to get the safe. VLine, if you don’t offer a bracket for this safe, it would be nice to have two 1/4 inch holes drilled in the back of the safe for cable attachment and maybe even sell a cable attachment for this safe. Still, this is 5/5 stars for such quality.

  51. Henry Byorum

    Nice product. Solid. Like it was made in USA. Nice capacity for my .45 ACP and clip. Room still for credit cards, Jewlery etc.
    I would have given 5 stars execpt for the following:
    I think lock numbers should go from 12345 instead of 54321 counter intuitive and could cause confusion in stress situation. Would have liked to have seen white numbers stamped under each pin. If cost is an issue get rid of that laser cut BRUTE logo and add the numbers. At least offer as an option. I solved my problem by putting numbered stickers under each pin.

  52. George H.

    After exhaustive research , I decided to purchase the Brute. It was disturbing to see how easily the competitions safes were opened. This case is super heavy-duty. Very solid and I like the fact that the lock is mechanical and NOT electronic. The independent reviews on the internet clearly showed that this case is tough and reliable. Looking forward to years of use.

  53. Alan S.

    Excellent Product!! This case is heavy duty and easy to use. The Simplex lock is great!
    No need for batteries and the combo is easy to change. Highly recommended.

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