If you live near or in the Seattle area and are looking to buy a gun safe, there’s a good chance you’ve asked yourself, “Where’s the best place to buy a gun safe near me?”
You’re likely also Google-ing your way to an answer. You may simultaneously be considering some of the following questions:
- What is the best gun safe?
- What Seattle retailers have gun safes in stock?
- Where can I find the best deals on gun safes?
- Which stores carry the top gun safes?
- Which store can handle the delivery and installation of your safe?
More than 30 years ago, we discovered the service and selection in the gun safe industry wasn’t what we expected. So we set out to change that. Doing so is something in which we take great pride.
Based in our hometown of Enumclaw, just outside of Seattle, we carry the region’s largest selection of in-stock and ready-to-deliver gun safes and vault doors. Our experienced staff has extensive knowledge of the gun safe industry. We have a professional full-service delivery crew that handles installs and moves quickly and efficiently. Additionally, our master gun safe technician is skilled at troubleshooting, repairing, and opening locked safes.
But — we also believe a gun safe is an heirloom investment you’ll pass down from generation to generation. We support shopping around and doing your due diligence to find the best place to buy a gun safe near Seattle — which is why we’re outlining our fellow gun safe and vault stores in the greater Seattle area.
13 Places to Buy a Gun Safe in Seattle
1. Wade’s Guns
Wade’s Guns was opened in the 1990s. In addition to their pristine indoor shooting range, they carry sell an extensive selection of firearms and firearm accessories. Wade’s also offers gun safety and shooting classes for those ranging from beginner to intermediate.
Full disclosure though, Wade’s gets their safes from us. We only partner with the best. These ladies and gents are the real deal. We couldn’t speak more highly of their firearm professionalism and know-how.
2. Outdoor Emporium & Sportco
Founded in 1975, Outdoor Emporium in Seattle and Sportco in Tacoma sell one of the largest selections of outdoor-related products at affordable prices. They are owned and operated by Farwest Sports, a multimillion-dollar business that’s owned and operated by Lonnie Schmidt, one of the company’s founders.
Both Outdoor Emporium and Sportco carry a selection of gun safes, security vaults, office safes, and portable safes. In addition to carrying the ever popular collection of ShotLock Solo-Vaults, they have a variety of Sports Afield and Winchester gun safes.
When purchasing a safe online, customers can only select in-store pickup. If a customer would like their safe delivered, they need to call for details. However, at this time, in-store pickup is not available at Outdoor Emporium due to staffing issues.
3. Cabela’s Gun Safes & Bass Pro Gun Safes
In 2017, Bass Pro acquired Cabelas, making it one of the most powerful retail conglomerates in the outdoor sporting goods industry. Both retailers feature large warehouse shopping environments that are specifically designed to instill a sense of the outdoors.
You’ll find wildlife recreations, wood finishes, large fish tanks, and more. In addition to clothing, fishing tackle, and firearms, both retailers carry a selection of gun safes and pistol safes. Cabela's carries the largest selection of gun safes, featuring brands such as Browning, Cabela’s (Cabela’s custom-made gun safes), and Liberty Safe.
Depending on the item in question, safes may be drop shipped directly from the manufacturer and can take 6-8 weeks to arrive. These items are not available for ship-to-store delivery. For in-stock safes, prepaid curbside delivery is available. Additional shipping charges ranging from $250 - $300 will be applied for all shipped safes due to the size, weight, or quantity ordered.
4. Tracker Safe
Tracker Safe was founded by two brothers in 2008 — Luke and Zach Boyer. They have two retail locations, one in Kent, WA and the other in Vancouver, WA. You can also find their safes for sale at other local retailers.
The majority of the Tracker Safe products are made in China and imported to their Vancouver headquarters. Once received, they are inspected and are often outfitted with locks by a US labor force.
Their safes range from small security safes and deposit boxes to small fire safes and large rifle safes. Additionally, Tracker Safe offers delivery and moving services in the Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR surrounding areas only.
5. Big 5 Sporting Goods
As of July 2, 2021, this national chain had 429 retail locations spread throughout 11 western states. In the greater Seattle-Tacoma area, there are 16 Big 5 Sporting Goods stores, many of which are located just off the I-5 corridor.
Each store is approximately 11,000 square feet and carries a comprehensive selection of outdoor and athletic equipment. They carry just one gun safe, a Sports Afield Journey 6-Gun-Safe Security Cabinet. It’s available in-store only.
6. Walmart Gun Safes
It’s not new news that Walmart is an international chain store offering a wide range of products from groceries and clothes to tools and sporting equipment. In the greater Seattle and Tacoma area, Walmart currently has 17 active retail locations.
They carry a selection of gun cases, gun safes, gun cabinets, gun racks, shotgun and rifle cases, and pistol cases. Some of their smaller items, like a pistol safe, offer 3+ day shipping through traditional shipping practices.
Larger safes, like their Surlock Cadet Gen II are sold and shipped by a third party. In addition to Surlock safes, they carry brands such as Tracker safes, Barska, Hollon Safes, Winchester Safes, Liberty Safes, SentrySafe, and Rhino Metals.
7. Costco Gun Safes
Costco needs little introduction. The mega wholesale retailer is the go-to destination for buying bulk products at a discount. With locations throughout the world, they have 18 stores in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area.
As with most of Costco’s offerings, the selection of gun safes and home-office safes can change, depending on the deals they strike with manufacturers. Typically, they carry safes manufactured by Bighorn, Cannon, Stack-On, and SentrySafe. Additionally, during Sportco road shows you can often find a selection of Heritage and Sports Afield safes for sale in the wharehouse.
For an up-to-date list, we recommend checking their website. Their standard shipping features curbside delivery and is provided through a third-party carrier.
8. Home Depot Gun Safes
Founded in 1978, Home Depot helped to revolutionize the home improvement and retail industry by providing a one-stop-shop for the home fix-it-man. Today, there are 2,300 stores spread throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. In the greater Seattle-Tacoma area alone, there are 20 stores.
Best known for their selection of home appliances and do-it-yourself materials, they also carry a selection of gun safes. The brands they feature include Sports Afield, Tracker Safe, and STACK-ON safes.
They offer free in-stock pickup and free curbside delivery in most regions. Just keep in mind, they don’t allow customers to schedule delivery on a specific day.
9. Lowes Gun Safes
In 1921, the first rendition of Lowes was founded as a small general store. In addition to hardware and building materials, the founder L.S. Lowe sold sewing notions, dry goods, horse tack, snuff products, and groceries.
Now more than 100 years old, Lowes has roughly 300K locations throughout the United States and Canada (14 in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area). While the only groceries you’ll find today are starters intended for home gardens, they do carry a large selection of gun safes.
The offerings of Lowes’ gun safes include brands such as Winchester Safes, Surelock Security Co., Tracker Safe, Sports Afield, Vaultek, and Stack-On. Per their website, they offer free shipping on all gun safes. For those safes that are too large or heavy to be delivered by standard parcel shipping, they will deliver the safe to the nearest main entrance of your home (or as close as possible in gated homes).
10. DICK’s Sporting Goods
Founded in 1948, DICK’S Sporting Goods is a national chain. They currently have eight locations in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area. Their offerings feature a large selection of gear for outdoor enthusiasts — especially those who hunt and fish.
Their featured gun safe brands include Barska, SnapSafe, Fortress, and Hornady. Some of the safes they carry are occasionally available for in-store pick-up. However, the majority can only be purchased with direct delivery. For large items, like gun safes, DICK’S uses a third-party large-item carrier to handle the delivery. Depending on the carrier they use, shipping options could range from Curbside Delivery to Room-of-Choice Delivery & Assembly (restrictions and additional fees may apply).
11. Tractor Supply
As the name would suggest, Tractor Supply sells tractors. They also sell a whole lot more. Considered the largest rural lifestyle retailer in the United States, they cater specifically to the needs of recreational farmers and ranchers. In the greater Seattle-Tacoma area there are seven Tractor Supply locations, including one right here in Enumclaw.
Online they sell a large selection of gun safes, featuring brands such as Barska, Cannon, Liberty Safe, and Tracker Safe. However, the retail locations only keep a limited selection in-stock and ready for curbside pickup.
Curbside delivery is available. The cost is based on the weight, dimensions, and destination of the order.
12. Sportsman’s Warehouse
Sportsman’s Warehouse was founded in 1986. They offer a comprehensive selection of gear and necessities for outdoor enthusiasts ranging from the avid hunter and fisherman to the casual outdoor adventurer.
They have three retail locations in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area (Everett, Federal Way, and Puyallup). They carry a large selection of gun safes from brands such as gIRLS WITH guns, Birchwood Casey, Browning, Liberty safes, SnapSafe, and Stack-ON. Check their websites for current selection of in-stock safes. Based on their website, the only offer in-store pickup for all large gun safes.
13. West Coast Armory
Located in Bellevue, West Coast Armory is a full-service gun shop that sells an extensive selection of firearms and firearm accessories. These range from antique single-action Colts to semi-automatic handguns and rifles. They also stock a large selection of ammunition, targets, eye and ear protection, and a limited supply of Vaultek gun safes.
Additionally, they have a state-of-the-art shooting facility open to the military, police, and general public.
Buying the Right Gun Safe
As we said, buying a gun safe isn’t like grabbing a new tube of toothpaste. It’s an investment — one that plays an essential role in protecting your firearms and valuables. And, you want to get advice you can trust.
For instance, if anyone tells you they sell ‘fireproof’ safes — leave. There is no such thing as a fireproof safe and anyone who tells you otherwise may well be selling snake oil in the back room.
Even if you decide to buy your gun safe elsewhere, we encourage you to speak with our staff — either on the phone or in person. We can help you determine how big of a safe you need, where you can install your safe, what to consider when comparing fire ratings, and more.
Call us today (360-825-5953) or visit us in-store.