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Our Selection of the 14 Best Gun Trigger Locks On the Market

The trigger locks often consist of two pieces, which should be put over a pistol’s trigger guard and trigger to prevent fingers from contacting the trigger. There are three types of locking mechanisms: keyed, combination, and biometric locks. Keyed Locks are the most common trigger locks. Combination trigger locks are not for unmindful shooters. If you forget the code, you’ll need to saw through this lock to use the gun.

Why do we need a Trigger Lock?

Trigger locks allow preventing any dangerous gun-related case from occurring in the home (helps keep out of children’s reach) or outside when it’s impossible to place the firearm into a safe, cabinet, or case. They are affordable and good for pistol safety.

Keyed locks are popular because they are simple to use without any rotating dials or remembering any combination, and ensure quick access that is urgent in high-pressure situations, if you don’t lose the key, of course. A biometric trigger lock delivers the quickest opening: just hold a finger against the scanner, but they can be bulky and work on batteries. These types of locks are usually installed on nightstand safes because of their high protection purposes.

Best Pick

DENTILOCK GLK-A1 Biometric Trigger Lock For Glock

DENTILOCK GLK-A1 Biometric Trigger Lock for Glock

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This Biometric trigger Lock is designed for a lot of Glock models, except Glock 48.

The lock comes with LED Indicators, two high-security dimple keys, a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, and the function of 360-degree fingerprint recognition to ensure fast firearm access.

Budget Picks

Master Lock Resettable Combination Lock with Pin Tumbler Security 94DSPT

Master Lock Resettable Combination Lock Tumbler Security 94DSPT

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The resettable three-digit combination locks with laminated steel cases (Alloy Steel, Rubber, Zinc) come with a 4-pin tumbler for pick resistance and can be adjusted to fit most Sigs, S&W ARs, 1911 pistols, providing keyless access.

Remington Trigger Block Keyed Alike

Remington Trigger Block Keyed Alike

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Three trigger locks in one pack with two keys for each lock. The hardened steel locks come with rubber inserts to prevent scratching.

1# Bison L1 Biometric Fingerprint Trigger Lock

Bison L1 Biometric Fingerprint Trigger Lock

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Specification

Lock Type: Biometric
Battery Type: Stand Alone Lithium

The biometric trigger lock features an almost universal fit for trigger guards up to 2.67 L x 1.37H x 0.70W in, providing enhanced tensile strength to deter gun tampering. This Fingerprint device is unlocked in just 0.3 seconds with a minimal error rate (about 0.001%) and can be programmable for up to 10 users with six different fingerprint patterns for each one. An extra option to unlock the device when the internal battery dies is a backup butterfly tumble key lock. The Lock comes with keys, USB Charging Cable, and a fingerprint Setting Tool.

Pros
  • Security and instantaneous access to the firearm when it is necessary

  • Universal size, which is appropriate for most shotguns, handguns, and rifles with ease

  • No need to find a key or try to recall a combination in a critical situation

  • Smart fingerprint reading from any direction at the speed and accuracy of a common smartphone

  • Fast unlocking is in just 0.3 seconds

  • Built-in mechanical override: Secondary Backup System unlocks with a key, which acts as an alternative release in case of built-in battery drain as well

  • Programmable for up to 10 reliable users (2 Administrators, 8 Users)

  • The pick-and-drill-resistant

  • Comfortable carrying for women while they are with the kids

  • Extremely simple setup and operates flawlessly

  • Runs pretty fast once you put your finger on the scanner and with a small shake it will easily just fall off to be ready to shoot

Cons
  • A little heavy

2# DENTILOCK GLK-A1 Biometric Trigger Lock for Glock

DENTILOCK GLK-A1 Biometric Trigger Lock for Glock

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Specification

Lock Type: Biometric

This trigger Lock is designed for Glock models (Gens 2, 3, 4, & 5): G17, G19, G20, G21 G22, G23, G26, G27, G29, G37, G38, G34, G39, G40, not Glock 48. The device is equipped with 360-degree fingerprint recognition to provide fast access firearm, and a rechargeable lithium-ion battery to stay charged for over 6 months of use. The device has to be changed periodically but it’s possible to register for reminders not to forget. The trigger lock comes with LED Indicators, Type-C USB Charging Port, Key Lock Cover, Two high-security dimple keys.

Pros
  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery with six-month reserve

  • Unlocks very quickly

  • Kid-safe

  • Type-C USB Charging Port

  • 360-degree Fingerprint Recognition

  • The setup is quick and painless

  • Works flawlessly

  • Programming is easy (up to three fingerprints)

  • Natural activation

  • The backup option of opening included: two high-security dimple keys

  • Quick-release and attach

Cons
  • Bulky

3# IDENTILOCK S&W-B1 Biometric Trigger Lock for Smith & Wesson

IDENTILOCK S&W-B1 Biometric Trigger Lock for Smith & Wesson

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Specification

Lock Type: Biometric
Dimensions: 4inx5inx1.5in
Weight: 0.5 lbs

The lock opens with the fingerprint touch in about 0,3 seconds, programming up to 3 authorized shooters to use the gun. IDENTILOCK ensures to keep the firearm safe, preventing it from accidentally being discharged by children, guests, or criminals. The lock is convenient for storage and staging methods of pistols due to the suitable weight and size.

It’s necessary to unload the firearm before installing the trigger lock to prevent accidental discharge of the loaded gun while opening the lock. Keep away from moisture and direct sunlight. The lock is engineered for only these firearm models: Smith & Wesson M&P40 SHIELD and Smith & Wesson M&P9 SHIELD. The locking device comes with Key, USB cable, Sticker, and Quick Start Guide. There are 2 models, one is with Factory DEMO condition.

Pros
  • Delivers fast access to the authorized users (up to three people) with 360-degree Fingerprint Recognition

  • Denies access to unintended people

  • True mechanical override

  • Type-C USB Charging Port

  • Safe secondary backup system for access any time

  • Lasting built-in Rechargeable Li-Ion battery (up to 6 months on a single charge)

  • Harnesses have identical computing power as complex modern mobile devices

  • LED Indicators on the Key Lock Cover

Cons
  • Doesn’t fit S&W M&P 9MM EZ SHIELD 2.0.

4# IDENTILOCK SIG-A1 Biometric Trigger Lock for Sig Sauer

IDENTILOCK SIG-A1 Biometric Trigger Lock for Sig Sauer

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Specification

Lock Type: Biometric
Dimensions: 4inx5inx1.5in
Weight: 0.5 lbs

IDENTILOCK SIG-A1 Biometric Trigger Lock features the same characteristics as IDENTILOCK S&W-B1 Biometric Trigger one, the difference between them is firearms’ compatibility: the first is designed for Sig Sauers and the second is for Smith & Wesson.

The SIG-A1 fit Sig Sauer P229, Sig Sauer P229 Legion, P229 Combat Compact, P229 Enhanced Elite Compact, P229 Legion Compact, P229 Nitron Compact, but it can be paired with P229 Elite or M11-A1 Compact.

This locking device in the polymer frame with LED indicators on the Key Lock Cover comes with Key, USB cable, Sticker, and Quick Start Guide. The appropriate lock weight and size allow for comfy storage and staging methods of pistols. Every time unload the gun before locking the trigger and keep away from moisture and direct sunlight as well.

Pros
  • Unlocks with the fingerprint touch in about 0,3 seconds

  • Safe secondary backup system for access any time

  • 360-degree Fingerprint Recognition ensures quick access to the authorized users (up to three people)

  • Harnesses have the identical computing power as complex modern mobile devices

  • Mechanical override

  • Type-C USB Charging Port

  • No access to unintended users, including children

  • Built-in Rechargeable Li-Ion battery lasts up to 6 months on a single charge

Cons
  • Not yet rated

5# IDENTILOCK SPR-C1 Biometric Fingerprint Trigger Lock

IDENTILOCK SPR-C1 Biometric Fingerprint Trigger Lock

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Specification

Lock Type: Key Lock
Dimensions: 4 x 5 x1.5 in
Weight: 11.3 oz

The Biometric Fingerprint Trigger Lock is manufactured from Metal Polymer with Black coating. The trigger lock SPR-C1 fits the following firearms: XD MOD.2 Series, XD Series, XD (M) Series, XD (S) Series, XD (S) MOD.2 Series. The locking device will not be compatible with the Springfield XDE, 9mm; this won’t operate with a mounted laser sight system such as Viridian lasers either (it would interfere with anything mounted to the firearm).

Pros
  • 360 Fingerprint Recognition

  • LED Indicators

  • Type-C USB Charging Port

  • Rechargeable lithium-ion battery

  • Key Lock Cover

  • Over six-month standby battery life

  • Omnidirectional dimple keys

Cons
  • Not yet reviewed

6# Bulldog Cases Trigger Lock With Combination BD8000

Bulldog Cases Trigger Lock With Combination BD8000

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Specification

Model Header: Combination Lock
Product Dimensions: 8.38 x 4.5 x 2.25 in
Weight: 7.2 oz

Bulldog offers Combination Locks, which are compatible with most shotguns, handguns, rifles, and MSR’s (Modern Sporting Rifles) to provide secure trigger locking. This single-pack trigger lock ensures positive locking with the Adjustable Ratchet Mechanism.

Pros
  • Simple to install and set

  • Special cushion pads and pins protect firearm’s coating

  • Easy combination access

  • Included added ability of a keyless resettable

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

  • Not yet rated

7# Master Lock Resettable Combination Lock w/Pin Tumbler Security 94DSPT

Master Lock Resettable Combination Lock Tumbler Security 94DSPT

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Specification

Type: Combination Gun Lock
Weight: 8.8 oz
Dimensions: 6.56 x 3.75 x 2.46 in

The resettable combination locks with laminated steel cases are rigid die-cast, come with pin tumbler security, and can be adjusted to fit most trigger guards of most rifles, handguns, and shotguns. The main materials are Alloy Steel, Rubber, Zinc‎, covered with Black Polished Finish. Indoor trigger gun lock should be set in a three-digit combination to provide keyless access.

Pros
  • Secure Gun Storage

  • Fits Sig, S&W ARs, 1911 pistols

  • No keys to finding or fumble with

  • Batteries are not required

  • Easy and quick to remove

  • 4-pin tumbler for pick resistance

  • Rubber cushion pads protect the firearm’s coating from scratching

  • Steel and zinc body for maximum durability

  • ‎Limited Lifetime Warranty

Cons
  • Lock core depth: tumbler face is 1 3/16 deep, and lock core cylinder is 1 5/16 deep (both measured from trigger guard face)

8# Allen ALC Trigger Gun Lock Single Keyed Comes With Two Keys 15415

Allen ALC Trigger Gun Lock 15415

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9# DeSantis F.A.M.S. Holster w/Lock Hole

DeSantis F.A.M.S. Holster w/Lock Hole

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Specification

Belt Loop/Snap Width: 1.75 in
Gun Make: SIG Sauer; Glock
Hand: Right; Left

The Full-Size Black Leather Belt Holster with Plain coating is suitable for Daily Concealable Carry, Range, or Competition. The holster is equipped with Belt Loop (slot is 1 ¾ in wide) for mounting and Thumb Break Fastener. The hole is equipped with a padlock or standard handcuff behind the trigger allowing the weapon to remain holstered and loaded but locked and safe. DeSantis F.A.M.S. is used as an asymmetrical design, which is standard for the U. S. Secret Service and other Federal Law Enforcement agencies.

Pros
  • Good for concealable carry

  • Suitable for locks or handcuffs

Cons
  • Not yet reviewed

10# Bulldog Cases Trigger Lock With Key 3 Pack BD8003

Bulldog Cases Trigger Lock With Key 3 Pack BD8003

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Specification

Lock Type: Key-Lock
Quantity: 3
Dimensions: 8 x 4 x 6 in
Weight: 1.04 lbs

Bulldog keyed locks ensure safe trigger locking. This three-pack trigger lock provides positive locking with matching keys. Before purchasing this keyed lock, check your trigger guide dimensions, as it can fit shotguns, for Ruger and AR 15 it can be tight.

Pros
  • Simple access, just keep the keys near

  • Easy to mount and set

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

  • Not yet rated

11# Lockdown Trigger Lock

Lockdown Trigger Lock

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Specification

Lock Type: Keyed (Quantity: 1; 3); Combination (Quantity: 1)
Dimensions: 1.35 x 2.25 x 2.65 in

Lockdown offers 3 models of trigger locks: two are keyed (two keys come per lock), and the third is a combination device, you can choose protection style up to your comfort. These trigger locks keep the firearm safe. The locking devices meet the California Department of Justice (DOJ) Certification, keeping firearms always locked down.

Pros
  • Two versions: programmable combinations or key lock

  • Heavy-duty bolt secures through trigger guard

  • Rubberized pads on the locks allow protection of the gun’s finish

  • California DOJ Certified

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

  • Not yet reviewed

12# Remington Trigger Block Keyed Alike

Remington Trigger Block Keyed Alike

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Specification

Lock Type: Keyed
Quantity: 3

Remington has designed three trigger locks in one pack (with two keys for each lock), which are good for Shooting and Hunting use, accessible only for authorized users. Block Three Pack is manufactured from hardened steel with rubber inserts to prevent scratching. The locks can use the same keys.

Pros
  • Inexpensive

  • Complies with state laws

  • Center locking point for extra-strength security

  • Great for home or traveling

  • Rubber inserts prevent marring

  • Three in a pack

  • Legal transportation of firearms

  • Durable construction

  • Compatible with most pistols, rifles, and shotguns

  • Excludes accidental lock-outs as coming with two keys per lock

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

13# DAC Technologies Winchester Single 1 PK Trigger Lock WINMTL099

DAC Technologies Winchester Single 1 PK Trigger Lock WINMTL099

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Specification

Lock Type: Key

One Winchester Trigger Lock comes in the pack with one key, its construction is plain and easy to use. This Silver-finish lock can be used on most guns, but not on lever-action or Derringer-type firearms.

Pros
  • Rubber bumpers protect firearms’ finish

  • Provide extra protection while transporting or storing guns

Cons
  • California’s Proposition 65

  • Not yet reviewed

14# Masterlock 90TRISPT Gun Locks

Masterlock 90TRISPT Gun Lock Gun Locks

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Specification

Lock Type: Key

These three Keyed Gun Locks are opened with the same key. Steel lock with Silver Finish is equipped with a 4-pin tumbler cylinder, which allows picking prevention. The Masterlock 90TRISPT locks can be paired with many shotguns, rifles, and handguns.

Pros
  • Steel and zinc body ensures maximum sturdiness

  • Special rubber pads protect the firearm’s coating from marring or scratching

Cons
  • Not yet rated

FAQ

What locking device for firearms is safest?
Many experts recommend using lockboxes, safes, or gun vaults with a push-button, combination, or digital keypad lock. No matter what security device you choose, make sure that it meets the California Department of Justice safety standards.
Do trigger locks fit all guns?
There are many trigger lock types for pistols, shotguns, or rifles. Before purchasing, it is essential to ensure the chosen lock will fit a particular gun. A few devices can be universal and compatible with any firearm despite the size or their type. Some guns can include a trigger lock as an extra part.
Do trigger locks work on shotguns?
Trigger locks are designed to be compatible with specific types of pistols. There is a wide range of these locking devices, among which some are appropriate for handguns or small firearms; others are suited for long rifles and shotguns.
Is a trigger lock enough in California?
All firearms purchased in California must have a CA DOJ-approved safety device. This can be a trigger lock or another type of lock that makes the gun unusable when it is engaged.
Are gun locks effective?
Trigger locks can effectively prevent an unintentional discharge when they are installed duly. But these devices do not ensure any physical protection for the gun; they will not deter theft.
Are trigger locks worth it?
Both padlock and an external trigger lock can only be removed with a key or the correct combination. A trigger lock is not engineered to be used on loaded pistols. Trigger locks might make a loaded gun more dangerous.

Conclusion

Choosing Trigger Lock, consider its portability as it is important to keep their guns secure while carrying them or traveling with them. The locks’ materials should be durable such as stainless steel or zinc to provide their direct function of protecting the gun against unpermitted use. Low-priced devices are usually manufactured from plastics or polymers that aren’t break-in-resistant.

Remember about trigger lock size, which should fit your firearm. Beforehand check your local laws if trigger locks are required and which ones. If you choose the biometric locks, don’t forget to regularly charge the batteries otherwise the scanner will be useless.

It’s essential to have a quick-release trigger lock, which provides more immediate usage.

Always remember about safe firearm handling and due storage, as any locking device can be broken with enough knowledge, time, and equipment.

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