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Fatboy Jr Gun Safe
Liberty and Remington Review
The Fatboy Jr gun safe offers exceptional gun capacity for those on a severely constrained budget (or just plain thrifty). The Fatboy Jr is made by Liberty Safe, but also marketed under the same name by Remington Safe. Under optimal conditions, you get storage of up to 48 long guns for approximately $1,299 (Remington Version) to $1,399 (Liberty Version).
Either way you look at it, this is a very small amount of money for the amount of storage you get. However, is the safe, really safe? How hard is it for a crook to break in? Will it do anything to stop a raging fire? Let’s take a look.
- Capacity: As discussed above, you can get up to 48 long guns in this gun safe. If you have a lot of guns with scopes, you may not be able to achieve the maximum capacity.
- UL Rated Lock: This safe comes with a UL Group II rated combination lock. Not all lower priced safes have this feature.
- UL RSC Rated: The Fatboy Jr gun safe has earned a UL RSC rating. Again, a safe this size and for this price, this is a good achievement.
- Fire Rating: The safe has a 45 minute fire rating. This is decent rating, but is cutting it a little close, particularly if you live in an isolated area. Also, please be aware that Liberty does its fire rating in house, not through a third party testing agency.
- Price: You get a lot of storage for only about $1,300-$1,400.
- Height: The total height for the unit is only 60.5 inches. If you have longer guns or if you want a decent amount of storage at the top of your safe, the Fatboy Jr may be a little short for you.
- Weight: The Fatboy Jr gun safe weighs 710 pounds. Make sure you bolt it to the floor, to keep it from being carried away.
- Locking Bolts: There are locking bolts on three sides of the door, not four. Obviously, four sides is strongly preferred.
- Steel: The safe comes with 12 gauge steel. I mean what did you expect for the value price?
Fit and Finish
Textured black is the only color and finish available. The safe’s interior configuration can be rearranged to provide more shelving and less gun capacity.
Bottom line is that the safe gives you a lot of secure storage for the money. It does not have great steel thickness or locking bolt arrangement. The fire rating is decent. If you are on a budget or looking to step up from a gun cabinet then this could be a good option for you. Otherwise, you may want to consider something more expensive with better features.
Liberty and Remington Fatboy Jr – By the Numbers
|Security Features:||Fatboy Jr Gun Safe|
|UL Security Rating||UL RSC|
|Steel Thickness||12 Gauge|
|Inside Bolt Holes||Yes|
|Locking Bolts – No.||9|
|Locking Bolts – Sides||3|
|Locking Bolts – Size||1″|
|Lock Rating||UL Group II|
|Fire Rating Agency||In-House|
|Fire Rating||45 min. at 1,200° F|
|Exterior Measurement||60.5″ x 42″ x 25″|