Stack-On PDS-500 Drawer Safe

Stack-On PDS-500 Drawer Safe Review

Gun safes can come in a few different styles but the most important thing is to choose the one that will provide the most security in your home. This top opening gun safe from Stack-On is ideal for mounting inside a drawer to keep it in easy reach but still safely secured out of the hands of children.

Stack-On PDS-500 Drawer Safe

Features & Benefits

For under $100, you get a surprisingly well designed and well built safe when you choose this one. Take a look at some of the key specs below:

  • Concealed hinges for better security.
  • 2 live action locking steel bolts.
  • ​Mounting holes and mounting hardware for securing to the bottom of a drawer.
  • ​Easy to program electronic lock.
  • Automatic time out after 3 incorrect combination attempts.
  • Optional beeping sound for key pad.
  • Solid steel plate construction

One of the most important features of this product is the construction. It’s a solid steel safe with heavy duty hinges and bolts that cannot be easily tampered with. With the ability to mount it to a drawer or shelf, you also have the added security of knowing that it can’t be easily taken away.

If you are worried about theft, we would recommend bolting this to the floor. Shelves and drawers can be removed more easily than chunks of floor. Overall, it’s a great way to keep your guns and other valuables fully protected.

Potential Drawbacks To Consider

While it is made to be mounted, actually mounting it to either a drawer, shelf, or floor is not exactly a straight forward process. It does come with instructions but there are no pictures and it can sometimes be a little unclear. However, if you put in the time and have the patience, you will be able to figure it out eventually.

What Others Say

One of the best ways to really get a sense of how a product will perform or what kind of benefits it might provide for you is to see how satisfied (or unsatisfied) other people were with it.

Check out the following testimonial:

In short this is a great, sturdy safe that is perfect for keeping my CCW out of the reach of the kids while still being easily accessible to mommy and daddy.

Tim K.

This is one of the best uses for the safe—keeping it easily accessible for adults and safely out of reach for kids. If that’s your primary purpose, this is definitely going to do the trick.

As helpful as testimonials can be in helping you understand the real value a product can add, you do have to keep in mind that different people do have different needs and priorities.

Buying Advice

We would recommend measuring the dimensions of your weapons or other valuables that you plan to store in this and making sure that they match the dimensions of the safe. As long as you know they fit, buying online is a great way to save a few bucks.


Final Word

In general, this is a great option for people in need of a budget friendly gun safe that is still solid and secure. It’s ideal for keeping weapons away from children but it can also act as a secure storage location for other valuables.

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