View Full Version : Sturdy Safes opinion?

March 17, 2009, 01:07 PM
I'm in the market for a gun safe, and I've been researching for a while now and I've narrowed it down to a Sturdy Safe. For my price range, I believe it offers the best options, best quality and seems like a solid safe.


The model I'm looking at is 72" high x 36" wide x 27 inches deep. I'm looking at the 7 gauge steel version and no fire liner, as I talked to the owner Terry and he said since I live in the city, he would advise that it's not necessary (about a $650+ difference). He also said I could get the fire liner at a later time if I wanted to.

What is your experience with these safes? For around $2000 delivered, could I get a better safe?

March 17, 2009, 08:23 PM
Here's a thread on people's opinions on sturdy safes.


For that kind of money I'd seriously look at amsec BF6030:



The owner is a regular member on this board and a real stand up kinda guy.


March 17, 2009, 09:53 PM
I've researched some of the AMSEC safes, and for around the $2000 mark, I can't get near as much safe as the Sturdy model I'm looking at. This safe will be backed up against a concrete wall and will be bolted to a concrete floor, just for reference.

March 17, 2009, 10:28 PM
Good looking safe there. Just make sure to bolt it down to the floor and wall like the other guy said.

March 18, 2009, 12:06 AM
For that money you could get a real safe from ArmorVault or Bear Gun Safe. The do not use the traditional locking device that most safe use. No dials or electronic key pads.



March 18, 2009, 01:28 AM
Hm never heard of either of those companies, but it looks like they offer some nice options.

I'm really trying to get the biggest, best buglary protection and fire protection I can for around $2000 delivered...

I don't have any interest in a prettysafe, as this will be in the garage. Only want traditional style lock and no electronic dials.

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March 18, 2009, 11:13 AM
I always believe that any safe is better than no safe, but for $2K you have a lot of choices.
Considering it has a dial lock, basic paint, external hinges, and no fire protection, I think you could do better.
I have a Champion with the electronic lock, shiny paint, gold color handle, same dimensions except 60" tall. Delivered and placed for much less than that.
Just my $.02.

March 18, 2009, 11:17 AM
I'm really trying to get the biggest, best buglary protection and fire protection I can for around $2000 delivered...

You should contact a local safe company, and see what they have along the lines of a used double door commercial fire safe. They offer much better fire protection than most gun safes, offer equal or better security than most gun safes, and can hold a lot of guns.

We sell them starting in the $1,500 range, but it's not worth shipping them. If you need help finding a real safe company in your area, PM me, and I'll see who I can track down for you.

March 18, 2009, 12:12 PM
Hm ok thank you a1abdj. There really aren't too many safe companies in my area. I beleive the closest is Liberty in Ontario.

I really must have been inadequately informed, because from my research I couldn't find anything even close to the Sturdy in terms of quality and size.

The double door used commercial safe sounds like a good option...