Keeping your guns locked in a safe is a responsible thing to do but you also have to make sure that they’re protected in the event of a fire. There are a lot of fireproof gun safes out there which is why we did the research to get you the information you need to choose the best one for you. Before we get to our fireproof gun safe review, let’s take a look at some of the key things to keep in mind.
Lock Type: Fireproof safes come with a variety of lock options. While you won’t find a biometric fireproof gun safe on our list, you will find combination dials and electronic keypads. Some of these products even let you choose.
Dimensions: Pay close attention to the external dimensions to make sure you have enough room to accommodate your safe. The good news is they come in a range of sizes so you should be able to find one for your space.
Waterproof: Some of these safes are waterproof as well as fireproof. Not only do they protect against the water used to extinguish the fire but some can also provide protection in the event of a flood.
Emergency Key: Emergency keys are meant to be used when there’s a problem using the main lock. Note that some of these safes come with a secondary security key which is actually a second lock and not the same thing.
Fireproof Rating: The fireproof rating tells you how long the safe can protect its contents in a fire and the maximum temperature it can withstand. For reference, housefires usually burn between 600 and 1500 degrees. All of these can handle those temperatures.
Interior Dimensions: The interior dimensions are really important because you need to know that there’s enough room to hold your guns and anything else you want to keep locked up. They vary widely from one model to the next.
Now that you know what to look for, let’s move into our reviews. We put our top and budget picks right at the top of the list so you can quickly find them even if you’re in a hurry. That’s the best way to get a good idea of the range that’s out there. While we didn’t include an in-wall fireproof gun safe or stack on fireproof gun safe, there are a lot of great options here. Alright, let’s get cracking.
Article last updated on:
May 23, 2019