- Lots of room! This thing can house upwards of 36 long guns, if you so choose, and some accessories/handguns on the door.
- I actually really like the way it looks. It’s visually appealing for sure, at least for me. It’s large, bulky, and heavy as hell.
- Digital keypad. This is big for me. I don’t want to be fumbling with a turn-dial when the Zombies invade.
- Relatively inexpensive. Compared to other similar models, you can save hundreds of bucks. And since this was on sale – I saved even more.
But, for all the things I really did appreciate about this safe, there are still a few headaches that I wish would have been considered in it’s design. Minus these flaws, I would have been happy with my purchase. As it stands, however, I am rather disappointed with a smidgen of buyers remorse.
- First up is the inside door pockets. I absolutely love the idea. But when I tried loading my zipper-pockets with P-mags, I found I could not close my door all the way with the additional shelving units installed. I’d have to run my safe in full-on “Long gun only” mode for it to work properly. I bought this safe to house some of my long guns, some of my handguns, and some of my ammo…sadly, it fell short because the damn door won’t close.
- The carpet on the bottom is ragged. Perhaps it’s just the model I got from the store? I’m not sure. But when removing ammo cans or long guns stored on the floor, I constantly have to shove the carpet and padding back into place. I would have appreciated some carpet that was stapled/nailed/glued into place, but this seems to have been over looked.
- I did not get a master-key. I’m pretty sure it was because of the dopes at Rural King, but I had to jump through hoops just to get someone on the phone at Stack-On, and after going through god-knows how much red tape, I still do not have my back-up key that I can use in the event I forget my combination. While that’s not likely to happen any time soon – I am still one hard knock in the noggin away from forgetting it and being locked out indefinitely.
- The crank doesn’t always catch. It’s kind of a pain in the ass, actually. Every time I go to close the safe, I have to fidget with the crank-handle several times to ensure it actually locks. Eventually it does – it just seems to me that, for the price, perhaps it should lock the first time – every time?
In the end – if you’re in the market for a new safe – avoid my mistake. Don’t go for the one on sale. There’s probably a reason it’s on sale, and I’ll bet that reason has nothing to do with it being a hot seller. I’ve since seen several other safes that, for just a couple hundred more dollars, I think I would have been a lot happier with. But, who knows? I guess I’ll have to fill this one up full and buy another one to find out!