If you own guns it is important to have a safe that you keep them in. If you simply own a small handgun for protection then a small safe in your nightstand might just do. But, what if you own a lot of guns? What if you have guns for hunting or collecting and not just one or two handguns? Or, what if you have many things that you want to keep safe? That’s when you need a large gun safe. Today we are going to review a Sports Afield Gun Safe.
If the name Sports Afield sounds familiar that’s probably because it is. They have been a leading voice in the outdoor enthusiast community for over 125 years. Their Sports Afield magazine was first released all the way back in 1889. The company has stood the test of time. They stand behind their products and prove it with one of the best warranties in the safe industry.
Features of the Sports Afield Gun Safe SA7240-P Model
Today we are going to look at the SA7240-P Model safe. It is a beast of safe weighing in at 500 lbs. Before purchasing something like this you need to make sure you have the means to get it where you need it to go and the space to keep it. Here are some of the features that this safe provides:
Customizable storage options
The inside of this safe includes adjustable shelves that allow you to customize the inside to exactly what you need it to be. You can move the shelves to hold your guns, ammo, and other valuables. The interior of the door offers additional storage options. There are easy access pouches for handguns and zippered pouches for additional items. While the safe is advertised to hold 8 handguns and at least 40 long barrel guns, people that own the safe say that number is closer to 25 or 30 long barrel guns.
The safe is constructed from 14 gauge steel. It has twelve bolts that are 1.25 inch steel. There is a recessed door for pry resistance.
There is an electronic illuminated lock that is fully programmable. And, the safe comes with override keys in the case that you cannot open the door with the code.
The Sports Afield Gun Safe is fireproof rated to withstand temperatures up to 1200 degrees for 40 minutes. There are fire and smoke seals on the door that will stop the temperature inside from rising about 350 degrees.
Sports Afield backs their products with a no-hassle lifetime warranty. This will stand up to fire, theft, or natural flooding.
The safe also includes built-in internal AC power port and USB ports. There are also 4 pre-cut holes to use when you anchor the safe to the floor.
There really aren’t many complaints surrounding this safe. The one thing that you should consider before purchasing this safe is what your goal is for the safe. Since it is made out of 14 gauge steel it is possible for someone with the right tools to cut into your safe. So, if your main goal is to keep anyone and everyone out of the safe no matter how badly they want to get in, then you will need to find a safe that uses a higher quality steel (and comes with a more expensive price tag). On the other hand, if you want to store all of your guns in one place and keep them out of the hands of the children in your family, or a burglar that is simply in a hurry to get in and get out, then this safe is going to do the job.
When it comes to determining if this is a “safe” bet for you it really depends on your needs as mentioned above. This model of the Sports Afield Gun Safe is strong and reliable. It is pry-resistant which means your average person is not going to be getting into the safe. It does come with a hefty price tag, but it gives you the storage space for a large number of weapons or valuables, protecting them fire, flood, and people that you don’t want to access them. When it comes to firearm safety with children, there really isn’t a price too high. If you are looking for a simpler safe for a handgun check out this review of the Fort Knox PB1 Handgun Safe.