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    Top Fire Proof Gun Safe Options

    Full Size, Handgun, and Wall Safes

    So, you want a fire proof gun safe? Smart thinking! The probability of a fire occurring in your home is over fire proof wall safe6.5 times as likely as a burglary. While the need is clear, there is some difficulty in finding the best fire rated gun safes on the market.

    Some have certifications from organizations such as Underwriters Laboratories, while others have a rating that is determined in-house by the manufacturer.

    Here we will parse through some of the fire proof gun safe terminology and provide a list of safes with fire proof or at least fire resistant capabilities.

    For a complete and comprehensive discussion of how gun safes are fire rated, please see the appropriate section of my Gun Safe Buying Guide. I give you more details than you probably want to know!!

    FAST FACTS: As touched upon above, your risk of residential fire is much greater than residential burglary. In 2009,
    there were over 377,000 house fires, compared with only 56,000 burglaries.

    If you are interested in a particular type of fire proof gun safe, you can click on the link below to go right to that section:

    Wall Gun Safes

    Handgun Safes

    Full Size Gun Safes

    Wall Fire Proof Gun Safe Options

    Gardall and AMSEC are the two main companies that manufacture fireproof wall gun safes. Each company makes two different models. I review all four fireproof wall gun safes here.

    All of the models have a Class 350 1 hour fire rating from Underwriters Laboratories. This means that the exterior of the safe was subjected to 1,700° F temperature, and the interior maintained a 350° F temperature or less for 1 hour.

    As noted in the review, this is amazing considering that most full size gun safes cannot do this. What is even more amazing is that you get this protection for typically less than $500. These safes are fairly large, so make sure you look at the dimensions before buying.

    Handgun Fire Proof Gun safe Options

    Fireproof handgun safes are not easy to find. In fact, I do not know of any fire proof models that are specifically marketed for handgun use. The lack of options does make some sense, as most handgun owners buy a pistol safe because it affords quick access during a home invasion.

    However, you do have some choices depending upon your individual situation. There are literally countless options if you purchase a standard “cube” shaped safe. First Alert makes some good entry level options. Mesa and Protex makes some excellent higher level fireproof cube safes.

    If you are looking for a smaller more traditional handgun safe look, then check out the following:

    1. Protex LC30D
    2. Protex LC30J
    3. Protex LC35D
    4. Hollon HS-320
    5. Hollon HS370

    All of these models are very similar in size to your standard handgun safe, except they come with excellent fire ratings. They use electronic and manual locks, so entry times should be similar to traditional handgun safes with the same type of locks.

    Full Size Fire Proof Gun Safe Options

    As discussed fully in my gun safe buying guide, fire ratings on full size gun safes is a bit tricky. Most manufacturers do the rating in-house. This means that no independent person actually is checking their rating.

    With some companies, I am ok with this. They have been around a long time and have an excellent reputation. Also, there tends to be enough pictures and videos floating around the internet to give you a comfort level that the safe will perform as expected. Other companies are harder to trust.

    Regardless, if you can get a third party to verify the findings, then all the better.

    Below are the gun safe series reviewed so far on this site. To read more information about any given safe series, please click on the appropriate link:

    Browning Safes

    Fort Knox Safes

    Remington Safes

    Cannon Safes

    Heritage Safes

    Winchester Safes

    Champion Safes

    Liberty Safes

    Fire Rating of:

     

    1. 30 Mins or Less
    2. 31 Mins-1 Hr
    3. 61 Mins-1.5 Hrs
    4. Over 1.5 Hrs

    Fire Rating of 30 Minutes or Less

    CompanySeriesRatingWho Rated It?
    BrowningTheftGard30 min.In-House
    CannonScout30 min.Intertek-ETL
    CannonPatriot30 min.Intertek-ETL
    CannonArmory30 min.Intertek-ETL
    LibertyCenturion30 min.In-House
    RemingtonSportsman30 min.In-House
    WinchesterDeputy20 min.In-House

    Fire Rating of 31 Minutes to 1 Hour

    CompanySeriesRatingWho Rated It?
    BrowningBronze45 min.In-House
    BrowningSilver60 min.In-House
    CannonCannon60 min.Intertek-ETL
    ChampionModel T45 min.In-House
    ChampionMedalist60 min.In-House
    Fort KnoxMaverick45 min.In-House
    HeritageCitadel60 min.IRT
    LibertyFatboy Jr.45 min.In-House
    LibertyFatboy60 min.In-House
    LibertyColonial45 min.In-House
    LibertyFranklin60 min.In-House
    RemingtonSilver45 min.In-House
    RemingtonMagnum60 min.In-House
    WinchesterRanger60 min.In-House

    Fire Rating of 61 Minutes to 1.5 Hours

    CompanySeriesRatingWho Rated It?
    BrowningMedallion90 min.In-House
    BrowningGold100 min.In-House
    CannonCommander90 min.Intertek-ETL
    ChampionTrophy90 min.In-House
    Fort KnoxDefender90 min.In-House
    Fort KnoxProtector90 min.In-House
    Fort KnoxGuardian90 min.In-House
    Fort KnoxExecutive90 min.In-House
    Fort KnoxTitan90 min.In-House
    Fort KnoxLegend90 min.In-House
    HeritageRegal75 min.IRT
    LibertyLincoln90 min.In-House
    RemingtonTitanium90 min.In-House
    WinchesterSilverado90 min.In-House

    Fire Rating over 1.5 Hours

    CompanySeriesRatingWho Rated It?
    BrowningPlatinum Plus2 HoursIn-House
    ChampionTriumph2 hoursIn-House
    ChampionCrown2 hoursIn-House
    HeritageTradition95 min.IRT
    HeritageUltimate125 min.IRT
    LibertyPresidential2.5 hoursIn-House
    LibertyNational2.5 hoursIn-House
    RemingtonPremium2.5 hoursIn-House
    WinchesterLegacy2 hoursIn-House

    There you have it! Your best Fire Proof Gun Safe Options.

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