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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

    Company Series Rating Who Rated It?
    Browning TheftGard 30 min. In-House
    Cannon Scout 30 min. Intertek-ETL
    Cannon Patriot 30 min. Intertek-ETL
    Cannon Armory 30 min. Intertek-ETL
    Liberty Centurion 30 min. In-House
    Remington Sportsman 30 min. In-House
    Winchester Deputy 20 min. In-House

    Fire Rating of 31 Minutes to 1 Hour

    Company Series Rating Who Rated It?
    Browning Bronze 45 min. In-House
    Browning Silver 60 min. In-House
    Cannon Cannon 60 min. Intertek-ETL
    Champion Model T 45 min. In-House
    Champion Medalist 60 min. In-House
    Fort Knox Maverick 45 min. In-House
    Heritage Citadel 60 min. IRT
    Liberty Fatboy Jr. 45 min. In-House
    Liberty Fatboy 60 min. In-House
    Liberty Colonial 45 min. In-House
    Liberty Franklin 60 min. In-House
    Remington Silver 45 min. In-House
    Remington Magnum 60 min. In-House
    Winchester Ranger 60 min. In-House

    Fire Rating of 61 Minutes to 1.5 Hours

    Company Series Rating Who Rated It?
    Browning Medallion 90 min. In-House
    Browning Gold 100 min. In-House
    Cannon Commander 90 min. Intertek-ETL
    Champion Trophy 90 min. In-House
    Fort Knox Defender 90 min. In-House
    Fort Knox Protector 90 min. In-House
    Fort Knox Guardian 90 min. In-House
    Fort Knox Executive 90 min. In-House
    Fort Knox Titan 90 min. In-House
    Fort Knox Legend 90 min. In-House
    Heritage Regal 75 min. IRT
    Liberty Lincoln 90 min. In-House
    Remington Titanium 90 min. In-House
    Winchester Silverado 90 min. In-House

    Fire Rating over 1.5 Hours

    Company Series Rating Who Rated It?
    Browning Platinum Plus 2 Hours In-House
    Champion Triumph 2 hours In-House
    Champion Crown 2 hours In-House
    Heritage Tradition 95 min. IRT
    Heritage Ultimate 125 min. IRT
    Liberty Presidential 2.5 hours In-House
    Liberty National 2.5 hours In-House
    Remington Premium 2.5 hours In-House
    Winchester Legacy 2 hours In-House

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

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