Gun Safes: Ratings and Certifications Are you being bamboozled?

The gun safe industry - Stuck in the 1950s In this video, learn about gun safes, the gun safe industry, ratings and UL certifications. Gun safes are marketed and sold on security perceptions, not on hard facts and actual certifications.  We try to present accurate and informative material to allow you to make an educated decision based on facts and not on preconception and emotion.   Breaking down UL Gun Safe  Certifications The first thing I want you look at is... Read more »

Gun Safes: They may not be what you think they are.

A Brief History Safes in one form or another have been around since the days of Julius Cesar. While sometimes disputed, Jesse Delano is credited with the first fireproof safe design patented in 1826. The modern gun safe has its roots in the 1850s designs of Silas Herring. He used plaster and steel to create a fire rated gun storage safe. What’s interesting and disappointing is that gun safes of today are not built to standards anywhere near Herring’s 1850... Read more »

Gun Safes: Security Myths – The door

Gun Safe  Security  is only  a Perception   In this video I show you how easy it is to open a gun safe. The gun safe manufactueres all brag about how strong and secure their doors are. I'm going to ignore all those door features that safe manufactures spend so much time and money on and simply cut ths side off with a cheap angle grinder. This cheap Tool is Demise of Traditional Gun Safe For $8.99 I bought the... Read more »

Gun Safes: Industry is out of touch

Every year at SHOT Show, the safe manufacturers set up elaborate booths with fancy lighting and comfortable chairs. Sales reps in sharp company logo-wear stand by, eager to share information as to what’s new with their safes and company. But what is really new? It seems that the only new things each year are paint finish, graphics, and maybe a new lock. The truth is that the real guts of a gun safe have not changed. This has been going... Read more »