Reviewed By: James B on 01/23/2012
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]
I ordered this safe and it takes about 2 - 3 weeks to deliver. This is exactly in line with what Buds says on the product description page so 5 stars for that up front information.
As for the price, I looked all over the net and couldn't find the same or comparable safe for anything close to the price here. Even Walmart wanted $800 plus shipping for this exact safe. I am extremely pleased with the price and recommend this safe to anyone looking for security from children but not necessarily from fire. It is a real bargain and a fairly inexpensive way to secure your weapons. 5 stars for the price of this safe which by the way includes shipping/delivery.
The safe arrived via Fedex freight and they coordinated liftgate curbside delivery with my schedule. I was a bit concerned that it would be dropped on the street and I would be left to get it in the house (which is how it should be). The Fedex driver went above and beyond what is required and actually helped me get it in the house without even having to be asked. 5 stars for that as well. To be honest, it comes on a small wooden pallet in a cardboard wrap, bolted and strapped down. No problems with the packaging, easy to open and unbolt then set in place. We used a small handcart I had and it worked perfectly. Not too heavy or awkward to move around and it will slide on carpet once removed from the pallet. Two people can easily handle it and 1 fairly strong person can probably get it in place with a small hand cart.
The construction of the safe is decent. It does have carpet all over but the wood is a bit flimsy inside (particle board). Nothing that a small block of 2x4 couldn't help support. I was able to get 24 longguns (some with scopes some without) inside. The top shelf needed a little support but to be honest, I did put about 50 lbs of ammo up there. The electronic lock is pretty good and allows for a 5 digit code to be entered. The keys also work if you need to override the electronic lock. It runs on 4 AA batteries and is adequate. It took me about 10 minutes to get it unbolted, open and then change the code to my own. 5 stars for that aspect as well since the directions were clear and concise.
The safe seems to be solid, keeping in mind that it isn't a concrete filled fire rated safe but it isn't a thin cabinet either. Overall I give it a 4 star rating for construction considering the price.
I would definately recommend this to friends and family as it is both economical and practical and give it an overall rating of 4.7. If you can find a better price for the quality of this one please let me know!
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