Tactical Top Draw-Quick Access Handgun Safe with Simplex Lock

(44 customer reviews)


Tactical Top Draw-Quick Access Handgun Safe with Simplex Lock 

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


The Tactical Top Draw quick access handgun safe is a top opening case and features a SIMPLEX easily programmable, five push button mechanical lock that does not require batteries. This case is CA DOJ Approved. The Tactical Top Draw handgun safe can accommodate up to two pistols depending on their sizes. It is finished in a rugged textured low gloss black powder coating and accented with a gloss black V-Line logo. The lock has a stainless steel faceplate. The heavy foam interior protects your firearms and valuables.  Great for improving your home security.  The Tactical Top Draw has predrilled holes in the bottom and can be secured on top of most surfaces with bolts or by using our optional Quick Release Mounting Bracket (part no. 2912/3912-MB BLK).

Designed and manufactured in the USA. Some lock components may be from outside the United States.

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

230 in stock


Tactical Top Draw-Quick Access Handgun Safe with Simplex Lock

  • Genuine quick access SIMPLEX five button mechanical lock for quick access.
  • Quick access handgun safe with top opening lid and a classic slim design.
  • CA DOJ Approved
  • 3/8″ thick steel lock block welded to cover guides and adds strength to the lock bolt.
  • Pre-punched holes for easy installation.
  • Lock bolts directly through the inner frame of case to prevent prying.
  • Foam lining on top and bottom protects and holds contents securely in place.
  • Sturdy fabricated steel construction with pry resistant clamshell design.
  • Powder coated finish in textured low gloss black.
  • Continuous hinge is welded on one end to prevent pin removal.
  • Model 2912-S-FBLK can be mounted directly to any surface or attached with the optional Mounting Bracket for easy portability.

Additional information

Weight 10 lbs

Product Details

Model No. 2912-S FBLK
Outer Dim: 12” x 9” x 2 ¾”
Inner Dim: 11¾” x 8¾” x 2½”
Material: 16ga. Steel
Ship Wt. 10 lbs.
NOTE: Add 1 inch to the height of the case for the Simplex Lock Knob

Downloadable Support Files

Lock Instructions

Cortec Instructions

V-Line List of Compatible Cases-Pistols


How to Change Your Lock Combination

44 reviews for Tactical Top Draw-Quick Access Handgun Safe with Simplex Lock

  1. Miguel

    Was in the market for a handgun safe that checked all these boxes: superb construction, sleek look, mechanical lock, quick access, and made in the USA. I landed on this safe based on the above and don’t regret it one bit. V-Line has become my go-to for security and are definitely worthy of five stars.

  2. Paul D.

    Trying to be a responsible gun owner, I found myself in need of a place to safely store a newly gifted handgun. I did a lot of research and came to the conclusion that a high quality safe for one full-size handgun with easy access would serve me well and the V-Line Tactical Top Draw Handgun safe with simplex lock certainly fit the bill. This unit is solid and is easy to hide away in my closet, probably bolted to the floor. In addition, I also purchased the Quick Release bracket so I can take the safe with me on the road or to the range. I thought the price was very reasonable as well. Now, the only reason I did not give it a 5 star rating is probably more on me than on the product: For some reason, once I changed the default entry code, it would take on average 5 attempts to open the case. Then, trying to set a new combination, I had no luck. That ‘L’ tab would not budge. Tonight, however, I went through all the instructions again and I easily reset the combination and it opens without fail on every attempt! My new handgun fits nicely and everything is in its place. Tomorrow, I bolt the sucker to the floor. I like this product! One last thing: I was very impressed with the packaging the safe came in. Thick, sturdy, cardboard without a lot of crap stuffing. The contents arrived in perfect condition (and I plan to use the box again…it’s that good).

  3. John S

    This handgun safe is awesome, it feels very high quality and has extremely quick access with the simplex lock. The only thing I wish it had is a small handle or lip to grab onto when opening and closing – that would make it easier to operate while it’s in a drawer, as you have to grab the bottom of the lid to open it. Other than that, this thing is as solid as I could have hoped for!

  4. Paul

    Awesome replacement for my old gun vault… I cannot believe I relied on a janky electronic box for so long! I now have peace of mind without any worries of battery failure or finicky electronic buttons. This well made box easily fits my government 1911 with extra mags and flashlight. American construction and good value!

  5. Eric

    Very well made product! Solid construction. Simple to use. Perfect size for what i need it for. No batteries or biometrics that can fail on you when the time is needed! Made in the USA even better! Thank you V-Line for the right product at a reasonable price.

  6. Scott

    The ordering experience was fast and easy. Then I received an e-mail from Michele with a link that it was shipped. The safe is super well built and it’s easy to change the combo. Best purchase I’ve made in a long time.

  7. Joe J.

    This is my 3rd V-Line safe! No battery to die, no recharging, no wifi or bluetooth. Nice mechanical lock that you can operate in the dark or without your glasses on! Just what you want at 3 AM. Vey nice construction. Don’t forget your combination that you set, there is no secret code to get into these safes.

  8. John

    Great safe! I use this safe to store my valuables and I can rest my mind easy with how well built and reliable the locking mechanism is. Being able to press multiple buttons at once allows for an unlimited amount of combinations greatly reducing the chances of someone brute forcing their way in

  9. Jeff Lackey

    Loved my VLine top drawer safe, which I bought as a dorm safe for my middle son, that I bought the same safe for my youngest son when he went to college. I bought a separate bicycle/gun lock (10 foot) and looped it through the holes in the safe, attaching it securely to his bedframe. I love the Symplex lock, and the fact that no batteries are required! I would highly recommend the safe to anybody.

  10. Rob C

    Heavy duty and no worries about batteries dying

  11. jmendel

    Solid construction. Well made. Easy to use. Perfect size. No batteries or biometrics! Made in the USA! Exactly what I was looking for. Would not hesitate to buy another one.

  12. Al

    Very strong, solid, and easy to use! Great value! I can’t wait to get the XL with handle!

  13. Edward

    Great case with simplex lock that doesn’t rely on electronics or fancy biometrics. Very straightforward to use, and feels secure/hefty. Get this if you are looking for a no frills gun case that will do the job reliably.

  14. Tom

    As advertised. Quality construction, easy to set your own combo. Made in America. I am really happy with the purchase. I just wish there was a easy way to use a cable system with this to lock it while on the go. (Car, hotel room etc)

  15. Michael

    Nice product. Solid built. Easy programming of code and holds my full size. Only complaint is that the locking mechanism will hit the item in the safe if not arranged properly. Other then that zero issues.

  16. Johnathan

    Kaba lock is the best in the industry for reliability and ease of use. Great product for quick and reliable access to safe.

  17. Ken

    Everything just works well together. Strong but not overkill on construction and the simplex lock is great. I like not having to worry about batteries ot bad electronics or lost keys.

  18. Jye Jude

    Works well, good instructions.

  19. Kathy B

    Wanted a compact, high quality, mechanical safe to enable quick and protected access to the pistol in my nightstand. This product fit the bill perfectly! I will be looking to purchase future V-Line products.

  20. Ed Tomczyk

    This is the best lockbox ever. No key to lose, heavy duty, and can be bolted to a fixed object.

  21. Charles K

    I really like this pistol safe. I have had others and when you drop them on a sweet spot they open up. This one has a secure simple easy to use lock. I bought this to install in my office and am extremely happy .

  22. george rebelo

    Love the top drawer safe. It fits nice in my night stand and fits my glock 19 and three mags no problem. Would buy again.

  23. Tom

    Construction is solid. Actually bigger than I thought for the interior can easily put all daily carry items in with ease and keep them safe from the kids. Simple, reliable and easy to use.

  24. K-man

    Perfect fit inside my desk. Easy to install. I’m working on my muscle memory to have the firearm in hand soon (quick-soon!). So far it is going good. I socket-drove all four 1″ long lags in solid wood”, 1/4″ dia. lag bolts. Drill first.
    I pray I never need to draw it for use from this locker, but will practice often.

  25. Humphrey

    Perfect safe to keep your gun safe and out of reach of children. Easy to program, reliable, and no batteries to replace! Couldn’t be happier with the purchase. High quality materials. Made in the USA! Just buy it, you won’t regret it.

  26. Claudia

    I am a full timer in my rv and needed a small yet big enough safe for valuables. I purchased the Top Draw and absolutely love it! It’s the perfect size, the combination was a piece of cake to change out (after watching the YouTube video), and it’s made in the USA! It’s very solid, not too heavy, and easy to secure with the quick release bracket.

  27. Shel

    Great safe, with a few quibbles…
    Overall, it’s an excellent safe. I do wish V Line had included a small, automatic light. I was able to find and purchase one. It uses a combination light sensor/motion sensor, so it won’t come on in bright daylight, but I do wish V Line had simply included it, considering the cost of this safe.
    Only other quibble, I wish it had a hydraulic lift. The safe lid is heavy and opens 180 degrees, and if you’re not careful, it will slam open directly on the lock. It’s a very solid, well build safe without electronics to fail, but somewhat heavy to open.

    I’ll still give this safe five stars… all the minor flaws, I was aware of prior to my purchase.
    Great overall safe!

  28. Raymond

    V-Line First time purchasing a Tactical Top Draw-Quick Access Handgun Safe love it, it’s awesome perfect just what i needed i recommend amazing product.

  29. Jaime

    We have a 3.5 year old at home that is very smart so needed something to keep the Glock locked up from him. I did a lot of research into different lock types, especially electronic vs simplex lock. Would suggest you do the same (many cheap electronic locks are easily broken into and some even susceptible to opening just by being bumped). I didn’t care so much for something 100% pry proof or anything, just to keep the kid out, and this is it. Very nice finish with the vline logo. It does not scream “cheap”. Overall very happy. I bought it from Amazon and tried to post a review but it’s stuck in approval limbo, maybe because I used the work “gun” or “Glock”.

  30. Jim Martin

    I have a 15+ year old Tactical Top Draw-Quick Access Handgun Safe with Simplex Lock that I hadn’t used in 10 years . I fastened it under my car seat to secure my pistol when I couldn’t carry it. After 5 years I traded cars and the new car didn’t have enough space under the seat for the safe. I put It away for over 10 years and forgot about it. We just move and I found it again but I couldn’t remember the combination. I called V-line and Bruce who were very helpful and now it’s as good as new l. This safe is as good as you can get and so is the service. Thanks Bruce for your help and fast service.

  31. Shane O’Dwyer

    Very happy with this product. Solidly built and easy to use. Would recommend.

  32. Erick

    V line pistol safe is a great quick access safe. Perfect size for G 26 and mag

  33. Ron R.

    Purchased for office use. We keep keys locked inside this unit. Easy to use and tough.

  34. Jamin Carr

    Very easy to use. Perfect for my 9mm. Love that it’s mechanical, which i know is more secure. Top quality to.

  35. R Robison

    Very simple and easy to use. Can be opened quietly and very quickly. Superb quality and made in the USA. Thank you for making a quality product at an affordable price.

  36. J Victor Sun

    I’ve purchased two V-line simplex lock safes for my pistols. I’ve got children in my home and it’s important to have something easy to access during an emergency but hard to get to by children. This does it all. The combination can be accessed even in the dark without malfunction and it’s hard to figure out the combination. Very good safe.

  37. Andrew N

    Overall this is great handgun safe and the mechanical lock is very easy to operate. I didn’t rate this a five because I feel it should have a hydraulic closer to help open the case. I purchased this as a quick access safe and it will be in my nightstand drawer and having to open manually makes if very awkward to use. Also you need to have it fastened down if you are going to use one hand to open it. One thing to keep in mind the when putting the gun in the case – I have a Glock 19 and if you don’t put it in correctly the lock will be pressed against the gun. This is small case so I’m ok with this restriction.

  38. J Roberts

    I purchased the Tactical Top Drawer Quick Access Handgun Safe to secure my home protection gun and EDC near my nightstand. Once the safe arrived, my first impression was that it was great quality and nice finish. The Simplex lock was easy to operate and to reset. I wanted this safe because of the Simplex lock and wanting to avoid issues with battery operated electronic locks. I am very pleased with this purchase.

  39. Renee valadez

    Opted for a mechanical safe and this one is perfect. Great size and weight, very easy to use. Perfect for my full size 9mm.

  40. Jody Chalich

    I purchased this product for my RV. It was easy to install and easy to program. Quality heavy duty construction at a great price!

  41. Jon

    Great product. Needed a quality case to fit in my nightstand to hold a full size 9mm. I love the ease of opening with push botton lock and the sturdiness of the material, it’s much heavier than it looks. Gun fits nicely and snug inside. I will be buying more products from this company and will recommend to everyone.

  42. Baron Mansfield

    Awesome safe. Very easy to use.

  43. Lee Mansfield

    This safe is awesome. Very easy to use. And functions flawlessly.

  44. Lucky User

    This is my most-trusted single handgun case. I sleep with this one at night because it can be opened quietly without turning the lights on. It is also possible to use a strong tether to prevent the box from being removed from the approved area.

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