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Fatboy Gun Safe
Liberty and Remington Review
The Fatboy gun safe is for those of you with a lot of guns. The safe is made by Liberty Safe, but is essentially the same as the one marketed under the Remington Safe brand name. As such, I will refer to each brand name interchangeably. If you need, or plan to need, storage for up to 64 guns, please keep reading!
Interestingly, the Fatboy is not bigger as other options by Remington and Liberty, although it gets the biggest safe billing. There are three other gun safes as physically big as the Fatboy. However, none of the others have the same interior configuration allowing for the increased capacity of the Fatboy.
Essentially, the Fatboy is set up like one giant storage closet. The trade off is if you need additional storage for handguns or other valuables. If so, and you have 40 guns or less, you may want to look at some of the other gun safes from Liberty or Remington.
Fat Boy Gun Safe Key Advantages
- Capacity: Let’s get the most obvious advantage out of the way first. This gun safe can hold up to64 long guns. However, please be aware that scopes or oversized weapons may affect this number.
- UL Security Rating: The Fatboy gun safe has a UL RSC rating. Just because its fat doesn’t mean it isn’t tough!
- UL Rated Lock: The safe has a UL Group II rated lock.
- Fire Rating: The safe comes with a 60 minute fire rating. I think if I had 60+ guns in one safe, I would want this as the minimum fire rating to be on the safe side. Also, be aware that the fire rating is done in-house, not by an independent third party.
- Height: The exterior height of the safe is only 60.5 inches. This leaves little room at the top of the safe for a shelf and also can affect which of your weapons can actually fit in the safe.
- Weight: The Fatboy weighs 880 pounds, which is a little light compared with other large offerings. Other Liberty and Remington safes with similar size can come with a height of 72.5 inches. This extra foot provides up to a couple hundred extra pounds.
- Locking Bolts: There are locking bolts on three door sides. Obviously, all four door sides would be optimal.
- Steel: The safe has 11 gauge steel. This is definitely a step up from the Fatboy Jr which has 12 gauge, but it falls short of the aspirational 10 gauge steel I discuss in my Gun Safe Buying Guide.
Fit and Finish
I hope you like “durable gray marble” finish, because it is all you get. I do, so I think the safe has an attractive look. There are several interior storage options included, but obviously most people looking at this safe set it up with the standard 64 gun option.
The Liberty version of this safe goes for about $2,250 and the Remington version goes for about $1,999. You do get an electrical outlet kit and interior lighting with the Liberty version. It is hard to beat the capacity and the price with the Fatboy.
This is a big safe for not a lot of money. If you have a smaller gun collection, say around 35-40 guns, I would suggest maybe increasing your budget to get one of the higher grade gun safes. However, if you simply need a lot of storage and want a decent fire rating, etc., then the Fatboy is a decent choice.
Liberty and Remington Fatboy – By the Numbers
|Security Features:||Fatboy Gun Safe|
|UL Security Rating||RSC|
|Steel Thickness||11 Gauge|
|Inside Bolt Holes||Yes|
|Locking Bolts – No.||12|
|Locking Bolts – Sides||3|
|Locking Bolts – Size||1.25″|
|Lock Rating||Group II|
|Fire Rating Agency||In-House|
|Fire Rating||60 minutes at 1,200°F|