Gun safes are designed to do several very important things, like holding and organizing your stuff, and protecting your belongings from theft and fire.
Now, if you happen to swim in piles of money, and you want the biggest, baddest, and most fire resistant safe on the market, it’s going to cost you a measly premium of around 15 grand. That said, most of us don’t have that kind of money. So the question is, is there a way to get a safe with a lot of space, solid security, and good fire protection, without taking out an insurance claim on your car that happened to crash into a tree because the Arizona bigfoot ran you off the road?
As a matter of fact, there is. Let’s check it out.
Browning: Sporter Hawg 49 Wide
With its wide body, this inexpensive gun safe is going to offer plenty of storage with a host of interior customization options. Also, it has a 12-gauge body, 3-way bolt direction, and 1” locking bolts. And it offers 60 minutes of fire protection. As of the end of 2019, the starting price is around $1,800*.
This AMSEC safe boasts an 11-gauge steel body, a ¼” thick plate door, 14 locking bolts, and 90 minutes of fire protection. It also has one of the most flexible interiors in the industry, and can hold up to 70 long guns. This safe starts around $2,200*.
Liberty: Fatboy Jr.
Ah yes, the best seller in the U.S. for nearly a decade, this all-arounder is wide enough to hold up to 48 long guns, has a 3-in-1 flex interior, features a two-piece, 11-gauge body, eight ¼” locking bars, and it offers 60 minutes of fire protection. As of 2019 the Fatboy Jr. starts around $1,700*.
You can also learn more about the best budget gun safes here.
*Prices listed are the MSRP at the time this video was published.