Sunday, October 2, 2011

What to Look for in a Gun Safe - Part 2

Here are some more tips on how to choose the right gun safe for you! Remember, call Welter Lock & Safe if you have any questions!

  • When buying a FIRE RESISTANT gun safe, be certain that the fire insulation used is of a very high quality, such as ceramic. Avoid safes with dead air spaces. Safes using ceramic blanket or bulk ceramic pressed right up against the wall of the safe is a far better method of insulating.
  • Safes with fully recessed doors give better protection against pry bars and porta-powers.
  • Be sure your safe has heavy exterior wall that is at least 1/8" thick for burglary protection.
  • The fire liner should be U.L. listed ceramic fiber insulation material, not sheet rock or fire board.
  • It has to have at least a two inch thick fire liner encased in a second layer of steel inside the safe.
  • The door must have a clamping action while the gun safe's dead bolts are being engaged.
  • You should be able to put a tremendous amount of pressure on the handle shaft itself without twisting or snapping anything on the inside of the door.
  • The safe bodies should have a one piece wrap around with no vertical seams including the door seat.
  • Your combination box mounting surface should be welded to the door first, then the hard plate should be able to slip in between.
  • Your independent re-lock should be protected behind the hard plate.
Source: SturdySafe

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