Top Draw-Handgun Safe

(27 customer reviews)


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

The Top Draw handgun safe is a quick top opening pistol safe which features the SIMPLEX easily programmable five push button mechanical lock that does not require batteries. The Top Draw handgun safe can accommodate up to two pistols depending on their sizes. It is nicely finished in a textured semi-gloss black powder coating, accented with a silver V-Line logo and brushed stainless lock faceplate. The heavy foam interior protects your firearms and valuables. The Top Draw handgun safe 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).

  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.


  • Genuine SIMPLEX five button mechanical lock for quick access with 1081 possible combinations.
  • Top opening security safe with classic slim design.
  • 3/8” thick steel lock block welded to cover helps guide 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.
  • Finished in a tough textured semi-gloss black powder coating.
  • Continuous hinge is welded on one end to prevent pin removal.  Model 2912-S can be mounted directly to any surface or attached with the optional Mounting Bracket for easy portability.

Product Details

Model No. 2912-S BLK
Outer Dim: 12” x 9” x 2¾”
Inner Dim: 11¾” x 8¾” x 2½”
Material: 16ga. Steel
Ship Wt. 10 lbs.

Downloadable Support Files

Lock Instructions

Installation Instructions

Cortec Instructions

How to Change Your Combination

Product Video

27 reviews for Top Draw-Handgun Safe

  1. Orlin

    Solid build quality and finish. Lock is easy to set up and use. Slim design allows for convenient storage.

  2. R M

    This case works great. Easily slips into tight spaces. Smooth opening and closing. Smooth lock mechanics too. Very happy, no complaints!

  3. robertostrove

    This is a fine product. Solid build. Easy access. No batteries needed. Perfect for my needs.

  4. Matt Pangelinan

    Excellent handgun safe! Much sleeker and compact than my previous safe. Plenty of room for up to 2 handguns and a few extra magazines. Easy to use and reliable lock. Can be bolted or cabled down for extra security. Overall heavy-duty construction yet can be easily transported or stored pretty much anywhere. Highly recommended to me by my brother and I would recommend it to others!

  5. Daniel B

    This is absolutely what I was looking for–secure, quick access, durable, no batteries to change. Mounted nicely in a drawer. I am already looking at purchasing a few more items from V-Line!

  6. Paul C

    I recently purchased the Top Draw product from my local dealer. I feel good that I’ve supported a Made in the USA company, and also my local dealer.

    The construcgtion of the product is far superior to those I’ve seen made froma lighter gauge of steel and more clunky locking mechanisms. I like that there’s no batteries to go dead, no beeps to alert someone to your actions, and the Top Draw offers plenty of room for a full size pistol with several extra magazines. In fact, you can fit two full size pistols if you rotate one 180 degrees.

    In short, this is a fantastic product, well built, and functions perfectly! Thank you Vline Crew for your efforts. I will be purchasing more products from you soon!

  7. JM

    Got this as a gift after getting a few other safes that were trash. This one meets expectations and is very easy to use. Quick access & easy to mount. Great price for a dependable item.

  8. Brian

    I really like this safe so far. It has plenty of room for a full size or compact pistol, several magazines, with some space left over. It was easy to set the combination and the whole thing seems very secure. It’s important that I can easily open it when needed while preventing unauthorized access.

  9. Craig C

    Just received, purchased on Amazon, mostly used them do to in stock and shipping speed. I had been researching, driving and physically looking at many boxes, but most are made overseas and have electronic components. For its intended purpose, I could not see depending on a battery or having a electronic glitch when needed. I also like the fact a wrong entry can be cleared easily, and it can be used in darkness. New combination easy to set. Many Thanks!

  10. David

    Very pleased with purchase. I reviewed all comparable safes on the market. The V-line was the best value in my book. It’s not the sleekest design with all of the electronic features. But….The top draw checks all of the “necessary” features: secure, quality build; simple design, reliable locking mechanism and made in the U.S.A.

  11. Jeff

    The Top Draw is an ideal quick, high quality and reliable storage solution. It has no batteries to fail and the simplex lock is very easy to set up and access and is proven over the years. This is a great handgun storage device for the price and you will be pleased with the robustness and finish.

  12. Carl Moko

    Great product. I work in health care, and these locks are used on the carts everywhere. These locks are abused and run through thousands of cycles a day. I bought this model and the desk mate and I have no regrets. Do not hesitate.

  13. Jace Nelson

    I tried to put a review on amazon, but it wouldn’t work. I was wanting get a safe that will give me easy access, but give my wife peace of mind with security from the kids. This is exactly what I was looking for. The box is heavy, but to me that just means it is going to last! I am glad that I chose this safe, and can’t wait to purchase more V-Line products in the future.

  14. Alex B.

    Nice unit overall and I’m very happy to have it.

    After programming my own combo, I can operate the lock reliably in just a couple seconds and without looking–just by feel. No batteries to replace and no keys to lose. These were the most important features to me and they were frankly impossible to find on a unit at any lesser price point. I don’t regret spending a little more than I had planned for this reason.

    Combo buttons are nice and firm and don’t feel like they’ll wear out anytime soon. Lid and hinges fit like a glove, move smoothly with no noise or binding. Powder coating finish is handsome and uniformly applied, doesn’t attract fingerprints or dust, and doesn’t scratch easily. Foam lining is of good quality, not too thin and not too thick, keeping contents firmly in place. I didn’t have to alter it at all. Enough room for two full size pistols I would estimate, or one pistol with plenty of room left for mags or whatever. Pre-drilled anchor holes a definite plus.

    If I have one gripe it’s that the lid is a little cumbersome to open one-handed with no piston assist, but I could still do it in an emergency. On the other hand, not having a piston on the lid lets it open a full 180 degrees, which is nice for admin handling.

    Great job on this one, and I’d recommend it to anybody with similar needs.

  15. Thomas Press

    The lock works easily and flawlessly. Workmanship and overall quality is outstanding. This is exactly what I was looking for and it has exceeded my expectations.

  16. Mark Olson

    Great compact Safe. American made, high quality, difficult to attack. I will likely be buying the Brute for my home needs.

  17. Shawn G

    The V-Line Top Drawer Handgun Safe is very well built and a wonderful product. Highly recommend. This is a great value and well worth the cost.

  18. Mark Ochoa

    Just got this in today, shipped very quickly. As for the safe itself, it feels very sturdy and was simple to set up after I saw the video the instructions had a link to. I had one of those electronic safes at first that used 9volt batteries but kept thinking to myself “what if those batteries run out when I NEED to get in there?!”. Searched through the web and came across the Vline Brute, almost bought it, but then saw this model 2912 that suits my needs at this moment in time. I’m impressed with the simplex lock and like that my American made firearm is secured in a American made safe.

  19. Brian Zdunowski

    The safe arrived in perfect condition well packed. It is a very well built in the USA and sturdy. The Simplex locking system is very easy with great instructions how to unlock, lock, and change the default code. This whole process took me about 30 seconds including reading the instructions. The padded inside is more than enough for 2 handguns full or compact size. There are 4 predrilled holes on the bottom under the padding if you wish to secure it.

  20. David B. Simons

    Best “Bang” for the Buck… excellent quality!
    I store my handguns and some cash in my “Top Draw” and stash it under the spare tire cover when I travel. Very well constructed and HEAVY!

  21. Michael Rhee

    Great mechanical lockbox for my new pistol that I purchased recently. Will definitely recommend to friends!

  22. Dean Melde

    First impressions are very good. Heavy duty safe and I also purchased the plate to bolt down so the safe is still portable. I had a question on the install and the folks at V-line answered quickly. Other reviewers pushed me to purchase this product and I’m glad I did.

  23. Tim Kulinski

    Good construction and workmanship.

  24. Jimmy

    Safe arrived quickly and is very well constructed. Heavy enough to be a hassle to carry out, however very easy to mount to a drawer. Simple and reliable when it counts!

  25. Bob Marley

    this is my second line product purchase in 2 weeks . very impressed with deskmate , so order the Top draw for the cars to secure my pistols safely . Again big feature No batteries to change out

  26. Don Henrikson

    Ordered this to keep sig 226 safe in the bedroom closet.
    Foam keeps gun secure enough to travel.
    Combination is smoothe and precise. No electronics to worry about.

  27. Jerry J.

    Perfect item for the job! I had been looking for a small safe for the bedroom for my EDC guns. After a considerable amount of research, I narrowed the field to this VLine Top Draw and a similar product. While the two were similar, there were some differences; the other safe was heavier gauge steel, but was more expensive. The competing safe was also a slight bit larger. Both safes had the same type of mechanical lock and functioned pretty much the same. Either would have done the job. I went with Vline because it met all my needs, was smaller, but still held three handguns, and was on sale. I mounted it in a “built-in” bookcase and it works fabulously. I feel much better knowing I have quick access to a weapon if I need one, but don’t have to worry that it isn’t secured.

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