Curiously, Remington Gun Safes are not made by Remington at all. They are made by Liberty Safe. Apparently, they are essentially the same safes marketed by Liberty, except you have the option of having the Remington Safe name.
Actually, this is not a bad idea. You get a good safe (from Liberty) and a very traditional and historic name brand (from Remington).
There are 6 main gun safe series with 17 different safes to choose. They also offer an extensive array of colors and finishes. Prices range from $800 to over $5,000. They offer something for everyone’s budget.
While there are some differences in the line, the biggest difference is the name of the safe series itself. Here are the rough equivalents:
|Sportsman||Centurion (possibly being discontinued?)|
|Fat Boy||Fat Boy|
|Fat Boy Jr.||Fat Boy Jr.|
In 2012, Liberty introduced the Revere Series, but this new series is yet to be introduced by Remington. Also, Liberty offers the National Security (aka Magnum) Series, which is not covered by Remington.
For 2012, I dd not find really any changes to the Remington line of products.
Please note that the Sportsman has less locking bolts and sides than the Centurion. Again, if you are comparing a particular safe, make sure you double check each feature. Models can vary and often do from one year to the next.
The other key difference is that, depending upon what finish you choose, Remington Gun Safes are somewhat less expensive than the Liberty counterpart. Please keep in mind that prices change all the time and dealers may not all be created equal in terms of giving you the best deal.
As stated in the Liberty and the Champion gun safe reviews, the pricing tends to be a bit harder to place, given the lack of transparency in the market.
Key Advantage to Remington Gun Safes:
- Warranty: Lifetime replacement or repair warranty if the safe is damaged due to fire or theft. Key differences for this warranty are that it includes shipping (many others make you pay), it is transferrable if you sell the safe and they will pay for someone to open the damaged safe prior to replacement.
Let’s take a look at the individual Series.
Remington Gun Safe Models
This is the entry level gun safe series for Remington Gun Safes. It is not as good as the entry level series offered by Liberty. The key
distinction is that for the Sportsman 20, 23, and 30 there are locking bolts on only 1 side.
Obviously, this is not great, amongst other issues. If all you want is entry level protection, a glorified gun cabinet, then
maybe you consider this series. The pricing is as low as $800 for the Sportsman 17 up to $1,150 for the Sportsman 30.
- UL RSC Rated
- 30 minute Fire Rating
- Sportsman 17 (20 gun capacity)
- Sportsman 20 (22 gun capacity)
- Sportsman 23 (25 gun capacity)
- Sportsman 30 (30 gun capacity)
The Silver series is the next step up and a vast improvement over the Sportsman Series. There are only two different models to choose.
Retail pricing is $1,489 to $1,689 (although you can get much better pricing if you shop around).
Key differences is that it has better fire rating (45 minutes), more locking sides (3 sides) and better interior and exterior fit and finish options.
- UL RSC Rating
- 45 minutes Fire Rating
- S&G UL Group II Rated Lock
- Silver 23 (25 gun capacity)
- Silver 30 (30 gun capacity)
The Magnum Series is yet another step up in quality from the Silver. The key differences are better fire protection (60 minutes),
bigger locking bolts (1.25 inches) and a slightly higher steel gauge (11 gauge).
This series is also a decent option if you need a larger safe and are on a budget. Nonetheless, you still need to weight your
options considering some of the security features (e.g., locking bolts only on 3 sides).
There are 3 different models and they range in price from $1,569 to $2,659.
- UL RSC Rated
- 60 Minute Fire Rating
- Large Capacity Offerings (up to 41 guns on one model).
- Magnum 25 (27 gun capacity)
- Magnum 35 (35 gun capacity)
- Magnum 50 (41 gun capacity)
The Titanium Series is where you start to see some really good safes that hit a lot of the desirable features discussed in my
Gun Safe Buying Guide. You now get 4 sided locking
bolt coverage, 90 minute fire rating, and ball bearing lock protector, to name a few of the better features.
There are 3 different models in the Titanium Series ranging in price from $1,879 to $3,269.
- UL RSC Rating
- 90 Minute Fire Rating
- Ball Bearing Lock Protector
- Locking Bolts on all Four Door Sides
- Titanium 25 (24 gun capacity)
- Titanium 35 (34 gun capacity)
- Titanium 50 (41 gun capacity)
This series is as good as it gets from Remington Gun Safes. If you are going for the ultimate home gun safe, this would also be the
closest they come to fulfilling that desire. The Premier series has 7 gauge steel, up to 26, 1.5 inch locking bolts and 150 minute fire rating.
There are 3 different sized models to choose from and suggested retail prices range from $3,269 to $5,129.
- 7 Gauge Steel (Awesome!)
- 150 Minute Fire Rating
- Locking Bolts on 4 Sides
- Ball bearing Lock Protector
- Premier 25 (22 gun capacity)
- Premier 40 (33 gun capacity)
- Premier 50 (39 gun capacity)
Fat Boy Series
The Fat Boy Series shares the same name as the Liberty Safe version. I am not aware of any differences between the two models.
Basically, if you have a lot of guns and do not want to build your own private vault, these two bad boys offer you a lot of capacity.
The Fat Boy Jr. can hold up to 48 guns. It has a 45 minute fire rating, UL RSC rating, 12 gauge steel, 3 sided and 1″ locking bolts.
Suggested retail pricing is $1,399.
The Fat Boy can hold up to 64 guns. It has a better gauge steel (11 gauge), a higher fire rating (60 minutes) and
larger locking bolts (1.25″). It also holds a UL RSC protection rating. Suggested retail pricing is $2,249.
Hopefully, you enjoyed my reviews on Remington Gun Safes. If you own or purchase a Remington safe, please let me know how you like it.