Top Liberty Gun Safe Reviews
Liberty Safe Company is one of the most respected high-end brands of safes out there. They have been producing some of the best gun safes available for years. Looking through their product line you will see that there is not one model that Liberty makes that is subpar or inexpensive. This does not mean that their safes are overpriced; it means that they are simply not willing to compromise on their absolute top-notch quality. This has elevated Liberty safe to one of the top manufacturers of gun safes in the U.S. selling over 1.7 million units. Liberty started as a small safe company located just south of Salt Lake City, Utah in a town called Payson and has now expanded their line to over 30 different models of safes and has earned an amazing 98% customer satisfaction rate. You’ll be hard pressed to find another brand with that many satisfied customers!
Here are our Top Picks
|Model||Fat Boy Junior||Revolution - 24||Revolution - 18||HDX-250 Vault|
|Number of Guns||48 Gun||24 Gun||18 Gun||1 Gun|
|Dimensions||60.5 x 25 x 42 inches||59.5 x 28.25 x 22 inches||59.5 x 24.25 x 22 inches||12.5 x 11.25 x 7 inches|
|Bolts/Plates||12 Bolts||Locking Plates||Locking Plates||Locking Plates|
|Weight||760 pounds||360 pounds||325 pounds||17.7 pounds|
|Price||See Price on Amazon||See Price on Amazon||See Price on Amazon||See Price on Amazon|
Although Liberty does offer several different models to choose from, the majority of Liberty’s units are full size long-gun safes that are capable of holding small to large gun collections and accessories. The largest of Liberty’s product line will hold a generous 64 guns while their economy-sized safe can still hold up 24 long guns. Liberty offers 3 different series of gun safes including National, Fatboy and Liberty’s self-titled and in each of these series there are a few different models to choose from that offer different size choices. Liberty also decided to include a choice of various color options and lock type choices depending on the model you choose. In addition to these full size gun safes, Liberty also make a couple different models of fire resistant home safes and handgun vaults.
When looking for the right safe there are several important features to take into consideration to ensure that you are choosing the perfect safe that best fits your application. Let’s take a quick look at some of the features we will be comparing between the different Liberty models.
- 1 Liberty Models
- 2 Liberty Series
- 3 National Series
- 4 Fatboy Series
- 5 Home Safe
- 6 Home Defender Handgun Vaults
- 7 Bottom Line
- 8 Dave Ramsey Loves his Liberty Safe
- 9 Glenn Beck Endorses Liberty Safes
When keeping your valuable items safe it is important not only to think of burglaries but also fires. Fire will have no mercy on your guns, valuables and important documents. The fire protection rating is imperative, and liberty has got you covered. Liberty provides fire protection for up to 2.5 hours on some of their premier models and 30 min on their more budget friendly units. Liberty has also got you covered on capacity. As I’ve said before, it is so important to choose a safe you can grow into, not grow out of. There are tons of size options within each model and series category so it should be plenty easy finding the right size for your future collection.
The locking mechanism is another important feature and plays a key role (no pun intended) in how quickly and easily you access your safe. Liberty provides you with a few different lock choices to choose from: a basic mechanical lock, electronic keypad lock and a more advanced biometric fingerprint lock.
Liberty takes pride in their high quality materials and craftsmanship and they believe these two factors play a huge role in the reliability of their product. Here’s a video of Liberty testing their safes with explosives. They can’t even blow up their own products they are built so well.
That’s why Liberty has no problem offering a great warranty on all of their products. There’s no questioning their products’ reliability. Their warranty assures it. And remember, if your safe is going to be anywhere besides the back corner in your basement or hiding behind all your clothes in the closet, it is important that the safe be aesthetically pleasing. Liberty understands this and offers several different color combinations and finishes to fit your space.
The Revolution series is the most economical, budget friendly safe from Liberty. But remember, just because this series is more affordable than the rest does not mean Liberty has skimped out on quality. This is a great choice for anyone that is just starting out or for someone that is that looking for a safe that fits their budget. This unit comes in 3 different size and price options: Revolution 12, Revolution 18 and Revolution 24. The numbers indicate how many long-guns each safe size can hold. There are number of options and accessories that are also available to add on that we will cover in the next few paragraphs.
Even thought the Revolution series Liberty’s entry-level design, it still boasts a 30-minute fire rating. This is uncommon amongst most other brands entry-level series. Generally other brands tend to skimp out on this feature and use only one layer of fireboard to save on cost, but Liberty uses 3 in the ceiling and door and 1 layer in the walls to provide 30 minutes of fire protection at 1200°F. Liberty also uses a Palusol heat-expanding seal that will expand up 7 times it’s size when expose to temperatures above 212°F.
The Revolution series comes coated in a durable gloss textured black finish and a gray fabric interior and is made from high quality 14 gauge steel. It is a bit lighter gauge steel than their other series, but is expected when going with a more economical choice. It also has 4” wide military style locking bars, external relocker for punch protection, internal hardplate to prevent lock drilling and an integrated Z-bar that aids in pry resistance. This is far more secure than several other brands entry-level units. The Revolution series comes standard with a UL listed mechanical lock but they also provide the option to upgrade to a NL electronic chrome lock.
All liberty safes come with a transferrable lifetime warranty not only against defects in the materials and craftsmanship but also against attempted break-in and fire for the entire lifetime of the original owner. The locks and painted surfaces come with a 5-year warranty.
The Revere is the next step up from the Revolution Series. It’s actually more of a leap than a step, really and is the most affordable option in Liberty’s lineup to offer 11-gauge steel. The Revere is offered in a few different capacity options: The Revere 23, which has a long gun capacity of 25 and the Revere 30, which holds about 30 long guns. These long gun capacities can vary depending on the size of your gun and scope, so do not be disappointed if you can’t quite fit the max gun capacity. The Revere series offers plenty of sweet upgrades and accessory options as well as a couple different colors to choose from.
The fire protection rating is bumped up to a 40 minute fire protection rating at 1200°F by using 3 layers of fireboard in the ceiling, 2 layers in the door and jambs and one in the walls. It also comes with a Palusol heat-expanding seal that will expand up to 7 times its size in temperatures of 212°F. When asking yourself what fire rating you should be aiming for, consider these things: How far is the nearest fire department, where will my safe be located and what type of building material will it be physically up against. The fire protection rating is just as important as the security rating.
To Liberty’s standards, the Revere has a level 15 security rating and is the first and most affordable option to include 11 gauge steel and a 2 piece roll-form body. In addition, triple cased hardened steel plates are included to protect your lock from drilling. The Revere also has an added steel gusset and pry-resisting tabs that provide enhanced rigidity to increase pry resistance as well as eight 1” in diameter locking bolts. All these added security features has earned the Revere UL’s Residential Security Container Burglary classification so that way you can be assured that you are protected beyond the standard.
The Revere series comes in with a standard Mechanical lock and key but does provide the option to step up to a low profile electronic lock. If quick access is important to you, I’d definitely bump up to the electronic keypad style access. The Revere also comes in a couple different exterior and hardware colors choices but is limited to just black, gray, or granite, which is not quite as exciting as some of their other high end safes. There are several compatible accessory options like drawers, outlets, monitoring systems, concrete and wood anchors, pistol holders and hangers, door panel accessory holders and tons more.
Liberty, as with all their full size gun safes, includes a lifetime warranty against manufactures defects as well as free replacement or repair in the event of a burglary attempt or fire. In addition, they also include a 5-year warranty that covers your lock and painted surfaces.
Like all Liberty Safes, the Colonial is made in the USA and comes with a great warranty. This is considered on of the mid-level safes in the Liberty lineup and comes in a few different sizing options: The colonial 23, which will hold a maximum of 25 long guns. The colonial 30, which can hold 30 guns and the Colonial 50, which can hold a massive 64 long guns. Remember, those numbers are at max capacity and can vary depending on the size of your guns and scopes so don’t be upset if you can’t quite fit max capacity in your safe. As you can see, the colonial series can really hold a large variety of different sized collections. Let’s take a closer look at some of the features and specifications that are included in the Colonial series.
First lets take a look at the fire protection rating of the Colonial series. If you’re wondering how to even estimate how much fire protection you will need, ask yourself these few simple questions: How far am I away from the fire department? Is my safe hard to get too? What materials will my safe be setting on or near? These questions will help you get a grasp on what you’ll need. The Colonial comes with a fire protection rating of 60 minutes at 1200°. This is accomplished by using 3 layers of fireboard in the ceiling, doors and jambs and 2 in the walls. Also included is the Palusol expanding door seal that is activated when temperatures reach 212°F.
Liberty has provided the Colonial with a level 18 security rating which is about 3 levels higher than the Revere series. This safe is built from 11 gauge 2-piece roll formed steel and has triple case hardened steel plates that protect your lock from drilling. Also aiding in security is a cam-drive bolt locking mechanism installed with a slip clutch SURETIGHT handle and 14 – 1” in diameter bolts that lock the safe door down on all four sides. This series comes standard with a UL listed mechanical lock but has the option to upgrade to a keypad electronic lock for quicker, easier access. This unit has been awarded UL’s Residential Security Container burglary classification.
The Colonial series is also the first in Liberty’s line to offer a wide variety of color and finish options for the 23 and 30 sized models including burgundy, green, black, gray, and granite. There are a few different finish options for the hardware as well including black crome, brass and chrome. With these color choices, you are sure to find something that fits the look of your room!
The Colonial series includes Liberty’s lifetime warranty that protects you against manufacturers defect, break-in attempts and fire damage. Liberty will replace or repair the damage. This unit also comes with a 5-year warranty on the lock and painted surfaces.
Another popular safe series from Liberty is the Franklin. As with all liberty’s full size safes, the Franklin is proudly made in the USA. The Franklin is offered in 3 different sizing options: The Franklin 25, which can hold approximately 27 long-guns. The Franklin 35, which will hold up to 35 guns and the Franklin 50, which has a max capacity at 41 long guns. You may find that the capacity is slightly lower than advertised as it all depends on the actual size of your guns and scopes. If you find that most of your guns are more bulky than average, it’s best to step up to the next size so you have plenty of room to expand. Let’s take a look at some of the other important feature that Liberty includes in the Franklin series.
One of the most important features of the Franklin is it’s 75 minutes at 1200°F fire protection rating. This is accomplished by integrating 4 layers of 5/8” thick fireboard in the ceiling, 3 layers in the doorjambs and door and 2 layers in the walls. Aiding in fire and smoke protection is the Pausol heat activated door seal, which expands up to 7 times its size. If you’re puzzled on which fire rating best suites you, consider the following: How far is the fire department away from your home? Where will your safe be located? And what materials will your safe be placed against. I always suggest a minimum of 60 minutes of fire protection.
The Franklin series offers a level 23 security rating that is accomplished by using 11 gauge 2 piece roll formed steal. Other security enhancements include 1.25” locking bolts with 33% longer extension, anti-pry tabs, hardened steel plates to protect against lock drilling and up to 16 locking bolts depending on size choice. Liberty also includes the DX-90 Monster Mech, which is an over-center cam with a relocker that helps protect your safe from side-punching. These awesome security features landed the Franklin series The UL Residential Security Container burglary classification.
The exterior and interior of the Franklin comes in several different types of finishes and color options including black, green, burgundy, black, gray and more. This unit also comes with your choice of lock type, mechanical and key or an electronic keypad and also a variety of finishes. Along with these great customizable options, included in all Franklin series safes is an electrical outlet kit, deluxe accessory door panel, and an LED lighting kit. All you need now is a dehumidifier!
Liberty provides a lifetime guarantee against manufacturers defects, fire damage and burglary damage and will replace or repair your safe for free! Also included is a 5-year limited warranty that protects your lock and finish.
The Lincoln series is made in the USA like all full-sized gun safes from Liberty and is offered in 3 different size options: The Lincoln 25, which will hold about 24 long-guns. The Lincoln 35, which can hold 34 long-guns and the Lincoln 50, which is capable of storing up to 41 long-guns. Remember, gun capacity varies depending on the size of your guns and copes and are often times optimistic. Reaching max capacity will also reduce your shelf space. The Franklin is offered in several different sizing options to accommodate any size collection of guns and valuables. Now that we’ve covered the capacity of the Lincoln, let’s take a look at some of its features and specifications.
Providing up to 90 minutes of fire protection at 1200°, the Lincoln comes in higher than most other brands best fire protection rating. Liberty uses 4 layers of 5/8” fireboard in the ceiling and 3 layers in the walls, doorjambs and door. Also included is the Palusol heat activated door seal that expands nearly 7 times the amount of it’s size when exposed to high amounts of heat. This will aid in protection from smoke damage and heat during a fire. If you’re unsure how much fire protection you will actually need, consider the following: Is my home close to the fire department? Will my safe be placed against wood or concrete? Where will my safe be located? 90 minutes will be ideal for most but more is always better in this case.
The Lincoln series provides a generous level 26 security rating, which is accomplished by using 11 gauge 2 piece roll formed steel. This great of security rating is also due to the DX-90 Monster Mech patent pending over-center cam technology that protects your safe against side bolt punching. This unit includes 1.25” diameter bolts that have a 33% longer extension than other safe brands as well anti-pry tabs that make it near impossible to pry the Lincoln open. The lock is protected against drilling by incorporating a ball-bearing hard plate that is was labeled the “drill snapper”. The Lincoln was awarded the UL Residential Security Container burglary classification and also includes a UL listed S&G Group II lock guard. Liberty gives you three different lock choices: A standard mechanical lock, an electronic keypad lock and biometric fingerprint lock for quick access.
Packed full of features and accessory options, the Lincoln is fully customizable offering factory installed interior lighting that is automatically activated when door opens and closes. A premium door panel organizer that is full of zippered pockets, removable holsters and cool pockets for documents and papers in the event of a fire. Also included is a jewelry drawer, dehumidifier and outlets. The Lincoln comes in a variety of textures and colors as well as a choice of different hardware finishes. You will surely be able to customize your Lincoln to look great in your home.
Liberty provides a lifetime warranty against fire damage, burglary and manufacturers defects and also includes 5-year warranty for you lock and finish.
The Presidential series from Liberty is the absolute best of Liberty safes. This unit has seriously everything you could ever want in a safe, and more. This unit has outstanding security features, generous long-gun capacity, luxurious aesthetics, and an unsurpassed fire protection rating. If you’re looking for the best, well, you’ve found it. The Presidential model comes in three different size options to choose from: The Presidential 25, which holds 22 long-guns. The Presidential 40, which holds about 33 long-guns and the largest of the bunch the Presidential 50, which has a maximum capacity of 39 long-gungs. As with all safes, gun capacity does vary depending on how bulky your gun and scopes are. Now that we’ve covered the different models and capacities, let’s take a look at some of the other great features the Presidential model has to offer.
With a fire protection rating of 2.5 hours, the Presidential model is simply the best in the safe game and will surely keep your valuables protected in even the worst fire conditions. The Presidential line can withstand up to 2.5 hours at 1200°F by implementing 4 layers of 5/8” fireboard in the ceiling, walls and doorjambs and 2 layers of ½” and 2 layers of 5/8” fireboard in the door. The Presidential unit also has the best-rated Palusol expanding door seal. Once this seal is exposed to heat, it expands to seal out smoke and heat to prevent damage to your valuables. You’ll be hard pressed to find a gun safe that has this superb fire resistance.
When it comes security, the Presidential series is unsurpassed by any of the safe brand out there. The Safe Alert monitoring system comes standard with the Presidential series and is designed to monitor your safe 24/7 and uses your homes wifi system to alert you when your safe’s condition changes. It detects movement, temperature and humidity changes, door opening and more and will send a notification right to you phone or email. In addition, the Presidential series is built from high quality 3-piece 7-gauge steel and depending on the size you choose can have up to a whopping 26 – 1.5” in diameter locking bolts. Also included is the GX-480 Monster Mech anti-punch and gear drive mechanism as well as a ball bearing steel hard plate that completely prevents an intruder from drilling the lock. The Presidential series has been awarded the UL Residential Security Container burglary classification.
The Presidential line has the most features and upgrades out of any other safe from Liberty. With 12 different color choices and 3 different hardware finish options, you’re sure to find the perfect match for your game room, living room, office and anywhere else you’d like to show off your new piece. Included accessories are auto on/off LED interior lighting, easy outlet plugs, pull out jewelry drawer, dehumidifier, premium accessory door panel and more! This unit also comes standard with a mechanical lock but is upgradeable to an electronic keypad lock or a biometric fingerprint lock for quick access. This safe has absolutely everything.
All Liberty safes come with a lifetime warranty that protects you against manufactures defects, fire damage and break-in attempts. Liberty will replace or repair your safe for free and the warranty is transferable. Also included is a 5-year warranty on the lock and finish.
The National Classic safe from Liberty is a new model released earlier this year. The National series was designed to give you incredibly high security along with an Old-West style design. If you’re looking for a safe that it set apart from the rest, the National series is the one. The national Classic comes in 3 different size option: The Classic 25, which is built to hold up to 22 long-guns. The Classic 40, which can hold up to 33 long-guns and the largest of the three, the Classic 50, which can hold up to 39 long-guns. Actual gun capacity does vary as with any model and depends on the actual size of your guns and scopes. Let’s take a look at some of the features that comes long with the National Classic.
The National Classic boasts a 110 minute fire protection rating at 1200°F by incorporating 4 layers of fireboard on the ceiling and door as well as 3 layers of fireboard in the walls and door jambs. This series also includes the Palusol expanding door seal that when exposed to heat expands and seals the door protecting your valuables from heat and smoke. If you’re curious on exactly how much fire protection you need, here is a question that should get you a little closer to a final decision: How close is my home to the fire department? Where in my home will the safe be located? Will my safe be up against cement or wood studded walls.
When it comes security, the National Classis is near the top. Liberty starts with a 10-gauge solid steel body and then adds a variety of security features that protect your valuables even during the most extreme burglary attacks. The door is made from 3/8” thick solid steel plate and depending on the size safe you choose can have up to 16 – 1.5” diameter lock bolts that cover all 4 sides of the safe door. The bolts are held in to place by an interlocking dead lock system that prevents prying. The DX-90 gear drive mechanism is also included to resist side punches and drilling. The Safe Alert system comes standard with the National series and will notify you via text or email if your safe experiences movement, change in temperature or humidity, or the safe door is opened. This is one of the most secure safes in the industry.
In addition to being incredibly secure, the National Classic has tons of convenient and aesthetically pleasing features including an array of colors and feathered edge options with Old-West style scroll work on the door. The National Classic also comes standard with a 5 spoke handle, premium accessory door panel, dehumidifier, auto on/off internal LED lighting, the Safe Alert system and a 4-in-1 flex interior. This safe has got it all and is ready to be filled up with all your valuables.
The National Classic line comes with Liberty’s lifetime warranty that protects you against break-ins, fire damage and manufacturers defects. It also comes with a 5-year warranty that will cover damage to the locks and finish.
The National Magnum is Liberty’s top of line safe and has the same security and fire protection as the Liberty Presidential model. This thing is a true beauty. You’ll be hard pressed to find a safe that is even comparable this true blend of art and craftsmanship. The National Magnum comes in 4 different size options: the Magnum 25, which hold approximately 22 long-guns. The Magnum 40, which has a mid-level capacity of 33 long-guns. The Magnum 50, which will hold about 39 long-guns and the Magnum 56, which will hold a max of 56 long-guns. With a large array of sizing options, you’ll be sure to find a size the best fits you. The actual long-gun capacity does vary based on the size of you guns. Let’s take a look at some of the key features of the National Magnum safe.
The National Magnum has an incredible fire protection rating of 2.5 hours at 1200°F. You’ll find it very tough to find a long-gun safe that is capable of such long exposure to fire. This amazing feat is accomplished by incorporating 4 layers of 5/8” fireboard on the ceiling, walls and door jambs while 2 layers of ½” and 2 layers of 5/8” are used in the door. The Magnum also incorporates the Palusol heat activated door seal that expands to keep out heat and smoke when exposed to high amounts of heat. With a fire rating like this, you’ll surely be able to have peace of mind.
When it comes to security, this safe has got you completely covered and has the highest security rating that Liberty offers sitting right next to the Presidential series. The door of this beast has up to 26 – 1.5” locking bolts that cover all 4 sides of the door nearly eliminating the possibility of prying it open. This safe also includes the GX-480 Monster Mech that incorporates an anti-punch and gear drive mechanism as well as a ball bearing steel hard plate that is designed to snap drill bits and completely prevents the lock from being drilled out. The National Magnum was awarded the UL Residential Security Container burglary Classification. In other words, if you don’t have the combination, you’re not getting in.
Packed with tons of features and amenities, the National Magnum was created to be completely customizable. With your choice of 11 different exterior colors, 2 interior schemes and 3 hardware finish options; you will be able to design a safe that is completely unique to you and your home. You’ll notice right away that the National series stands out from the rest by the Old West style scrollwork and the offset handle. This unit also comes with an internal automatic on/off LED lighting system, easy outlet plug, pull out jewelry drawer, dehumidifier, diamond sewn velour panel and of course the popular premium accessory door panel that has quick-draw handgun holsters and zip pockets. Liberty also give you a choice of lock: Mechanical, Electronic keypad and a Biometric Fingerprint lock.
As with all Liberty safes, the National Magnum comes with a lifetime warranty that protects you from fire damage, break-in attempts and manufacturers defects. They also include a 5-year warranty that covers your lock and finish.
The Fatboy Jr is a wide-bodied safe that specializes in large gun capacity at an affordable price. Its wide stance really sets it apart from the rest of the competition and provides excellent security, storage capacity and fire protection at an incredibly affordable price. The Fatboy Jr comes in only one size, huge, and can hold up to 48 long-guns. The actual gun capacity does vary depending on the size of your guns and scopes. Now that we’ve covered the capacity of the Fatboy Jr, let’s take a look at some of the features that are included in this model.
Liberty has the designed the Fatboy Jr to have a fire protection rating of 60 minutes at 1200°F. This is generally my minimum recommendation when looking for a fire resistant safe. The 60 minutes rating is accomplished by using three layers of fireboard on the ceiling, door and doorjambs along with two layers in the safe walls. The Fatboy Jr also includes a heat expanding seal by Palusol that will expand nearly 7 times it size when exposed high temperatures. This seal protects your items from smoke and heat damage. If you feel that the 60 minutes isn’t quite enough for your situation, the Fatboy offers a step up to 75min.
The Fatboy Jr not only boasts a large capacity and a descent fire rating, it also provide a level 18 security rating that is comparable Colonial series. The Fatboy Jr’s shell is made from 11 gauge steel and incorporates triple case hardened steel plates that will protect your lock from drilling. The door of the Fatboy Jr includes 11 bolts that cover all four sides of the door and an internal cam-drive bolt locking mechanism with a slip clutch handle. The Fatboy Jr is secure enough to obtain the UL Residential Security Container burglary classification. Liberty gives you a choice between a mechanical lock or for an additional cost, a low profile electronic lock.
Simplicity is one of the features of the Fatboy Jr so it is a little more limited on style and customization. The Fatboy comes in a textured durable black finish and comes with satin chrome hardware and a 3-point Suretight handle with an upholstered gray fabric interior.
All Liberty long-gun safes come with a lifetime warranty against manufacturers defects, fire damage and break-in attempts. Liberty also includes a 5-year warranty that protects the lock and finish.
|Fatboy Jr.||48||60.5"||42"||25"||770 lbs.||12||$$|
The Fatboy is a wide-bodied safe from Liberty that offers the largest long-gun capacity of any other Liberty safe on the market. This safe is seriously huge. You’ll be hard pressed to find any other safe for this price that has the capacity, fire rating, and security rating as the Fatboy. The Fatboy comes in only one size, a whopping 64 long-gun capacity that sizes out at 60.5” x 42” x 32”. If you’ve got a massive gun collection and are looking for something that you can possibly never outgrow, the Fatboy is the perfect safe your situation. Let’s take a look at some of the other features that are included in the Fatboy.
Liberty has upped the Fatboy’s fire rating to a generous 75 minute fire rating at 1200°F which squashes most other brands by at least 15 minutes. This fire protection rating is accomplished by using 3 layers of 5/8” thick fireboard in the ceiling, door and doorjambs as well as two layers in the walls. As with all Liberty safes, the Fatboy includes the Palusol heat activated door seal that expands up to 7 times it’s size protecting your items against smoke and heat. This is a great option if fire protection is detrimental in your decision.
The Fatboy is protected by an 11 gauge steel body and incorporates several protection features including the DX-90 Monster Mech over-center cam mechanism that aids in security against side punching. Fatboy’s large steel door is secured by 14 – 1.25” diameter locking bolts that extend 33% longer than the original design and also incorporate anti-pry tabs for extra protection against prying. The Fatboy, along with the Fatboy Jr, was also awarded with UL Residential Security Container burglary classification.
The simplicity of the Fatboy is one of its greatest features so you will find that there is not quite as many upgrade and customization options as some of the other safes in it’s price range. This safe comes in a gray marble gloss or a textured black finish with an upholstered smooth velour finish interior. Liberty also provides you with the choice to upgrade from the standard mechanical lock to a quick access electronic keypad lock.
The Fatboy series comes with a lifetime warranty that protects you against manufacturers defects, fire damage and break-in attempts. Liberty will replace or repair your safe at no cost. Liberty also provides you with a 5-year warranty that protects your safes lock and finish.
|Fatboy Magnum||56||60.5"||42"||30.5"||1,408 lbs.||22||$$$$|
Not only does Liberty make full-size gun safes, they also make small more compact home safes. These are a great option if you aren’t in to gun collecting or don’t have any use for a safe fit for long-guns. There are virtually unlimited uses for a home safe including expensive jewelry, collectables, pistols, cash, gold and silver and the list goes on. The Liberty Home safe comes in two different sizes: The Liberty Home Safe 8, which has 2 adjustable shelves and is 30.25” x 24.25” x 22” and the Home Safe 12, which measures in about a foot taller at 42.25” x 24.25” x 22” and has 3 adjustable shelves. Now that we’ve covered the Home Safe’s different size options, let’s take a look at some of the features.
The fire protection rating of the home safe is 60 minutes at 1200°F which is generally my minimum recommendation in any most any case. This unit has 3 layers of fireboard in the ceiling, in the walls, door and doorjambs and also has the Palusol heat activated expanding door seal that expands up to 7 times it’s size when exposed to high temperatures. This keeps your valuables safe from heat and smoke damage.
The Home safe is made from solid 14-gauge high quality steel to keep intruders from getting to your precious valuables. It is also built with a composite door with an interior plate and incorporates cam driven 4” military locking bars on 2 sides of the door to keep your door in place even when a pry attack occurs. This unit comes with an upgraded quick access low profile electronic lock instead of mechanical combination and key type lock. Although this compact home safe does come with some great security features, it is best to keep your safe well hidden and out of site from any burglar.
The Home Safe comes in a textured black with a gray fabric interior. This unit is made to be hidden away out of site in a closet or cabinet so there is no color or finish options. However, there are an array of accessories to add to your safe like dehumidifiers, outlet kits, pistol shelves, light kits and organizers.
The home safe models come with a lifetime repair or replace warranty that covers you from break-in attempts, fire damage and manufacturers defects. This model also comes with a 5-year warranty on the lock and finish.
Premium LX Home Safe
If you are not looking for a long-gun safe but would still like premium high security safe, than the Premium LX should fit your liking. This unit has a wide array of features that are designed to keep your valuables safe from fire and burglary. There are three different size options in Premium LX model: The Premium Home 05, which has 1 adjustable shelf and measures the most compact of the bunch at 24” x 24” x 22.5”. Next up is the Premium Home 08, which comes with 2 adjustable shelves and measures in just slightly taller at 30” x 24” x 22.5”. The largest of the bunch is the Premium Home 12 that holds 3 adjustable shelves and measures in at 42” x 24” x 22.5”.
The Premium LX provides 30 minutes of more fire protection than the standard Home safe model, which provides you with a total of 90 minutes of fire protection at 1200°F. This is accomplished by using 4 layers of fireboard in the ceiling as well as 3 layers of fireboard in the walls, doorjambs and door. Included in all fire-protected safes is the Palusol heat activated seal that will expand up to 7 times its size when exposed to high amounts of heat. This will safe your valuables from smoke and heat damage.
The Premium LX Home safe is UL listed as a Residential Security Container to give you peace of mind when storing your valuables. This was done through using a tough 11-gauge high quality steel body to maintain rigidness and an array of security features in the actual door. These security features include 1.5” diameter hardened steel locking bolts the are used to lock down all four sides of the safe door, a triple case hardened steel plates that help aid in the prevention of drill attacks and failsafe relockers that secure the door against pounding or drilling. This unit also comes with a UL listed low-profile digital keypad lock that is EMP resistant and is designed for quick access.
This unit comes in a textured black finish with gray interior. The Premium Home safe does not come with any exterior cosmetic options because it is meant to be hidden away out of site to increase the security of your valuables. When going with the larger two sizes, there are plenty of door panel mounting options and shelving accessories that help organize all of your valuables. The smaller model, the Premium 05 still has some great accessory options, just not door panel mount.
Liberty’s Premium Home Safe Line comes with a repair or replace lifetime warranty that protects your safe from manufacturers defects, fire damage and break-in attempts. They also supply a 5-year warranty that will cover your lock and safe finish.
Home Defender Handgun Vaults
Liberty offers a full line of top-notch quick access handgun vaults that come in a good variety of shapes and size. The HD Series is Liberty’s line of electric combination handgun vaults that come in your choice of 4 different sizes: The HD-100 and HD-90 are the smallest of the bunch with a capacity just large enough to hold a handgun or something similar in size. The HD-200 is the middle of the road as far as capacity goes and is large enough to hold a handgun and a few clips, maybe a passport and wallet. The HD-300 is the largest of the bunch and can protect multiple handguns.
These handgun vaults are specifically designed to be compact and easy to access. They’re prefect for hiding in your nightstand, under your bed and anywhere else that is easy to access but still well hidden and out of site from intruders. Let’s take a look at some of the features that make these worthy of the Liberty name.
The Liberty HD’s tamper resistant design is made from solid 16-gauge steel that helps prevent your vault from being pried open. This will surely give thieves a headache when trying to retrieve you valuables. Liberty also provides mounting holes so you can secure your vault to a surface making it near impossible to remove without out large prying device.
Depending on the size you choose, the HD series can come packed with a wide variety of features delivered in even this small of a package. The HD-100, HD-200 and HD300 all come with a numeric 4 digit keypad entry for over 1000 different combination options as well as a key backup just in case you forget your code or the internal 9v battery dies. The interior of the safe is lined with foam to keep your items from getting damaged and is also illuminated to so you can see the contents of your safe even in the dark.
The Liberty HD series is backed by a 2-year replacement warranty that protects you against any manufactures defects.
The HDX Smart Vault series is the top of line handgun vault from Liberty and is made in the USA. The HDX has earned itself the title as the #1 most reliable biometric smart vaults in the world and comes in two different convenient sizing options: The HDX-150, which is just large enough told a small handgun, a clip and passport and it’s big brother the HDX-250 that is capable of safely securing a couple handguns and accessories. These are great for storing in your nightstand or under your bed for quick easy access to your firearm in the case of emergency. Let’s take a look at some of the other features that are included in the HDX Smart Vault.
Liberty’s 5th generation biometric finger swipe technology has the best accuracy and lowest fail rate out of any other system on the market. Within 1 second you smart biometric safe is accessible when using the AC power option and just over 1.5 seconds when using the portable 9v option. It can also store up to 15 different fingerprints for other family members and friends that you would also like to be able to access the contents of your safe.
The HDX series has a nifty auto-open door so when you place your finger on the pad it triggers the door as soon as your prints are read. This provides an even quicker access. The interior of the HDX Smart Vault is fully illuminated for full visibility even in pitch black and is also lined completely in foam to ensure that your valuables are kept damage free.
The HDX series is built from heavy-duty 14-gauge steel that is designed to protect its shell from hard concentrated impact from hammers and blunt objects as well as built-in anti-pry tabs that assist the latch system in resisting pry attempts. The tamper resistant design of the HDX series has proven itself to be over 10x stronger than the leading competition and is certainly unmatched in quality. This small compact unit is sure to provide the maximum protection for you valuables even in the worst of conditions.
The HDX series comes with an even better warranty than the HD models and comes with a 5-year replacement warranty on any manufacturers defects in the workmanship.
Liberty is one of the most well known safe manufactures in the world and they did not make their way to the top by creating low-end mediocre products. Liberty has a passion for creating only the best, highest quality safes available on the market and their flawless design has awarded them with an extremely high customer satisfaction rate. Liberty is a common choice among safe buyers because they know exactly what kind of quality they’ll be getting once it arrives.
I really urge you to choose wisely and buy the absolute best you can afford. My grandfather always said, “You buy quality and you only buy once” and that could not be any truer in this scenario. Make sure you fully understand your specific need for fire protection, capacity, lock security, strength and aesthetics. If you are not quite sure on what exactly to look for and need more instruction, check out my article called “What to look for in a safe?” This article will help you narrow down your specific application.
Once you’re completely decided and are confident that you know what you need, it’s time to pick out the Liberty model that best fits your situation. A good place to start is the Colonial Series from Liberty. This is one of Liberty’s most popular safes due to its wide range of capacity options, customizable features and it’s great value. The Colonial has Liberty’s mid-level security and fire protection rating, which tends to be just as much protection as several other brands flagship safes. Once you discover what you need in a safe, you can’t go wrong with a Liberty. Don’t take our word for it though. Here’s some people who also love Liberty Safes.