Are gun safes fireproof?

First off, we want to congratulate you on taking the first step towards gun safety and safety in general: staying informed. Researchers at John Hopkins University conducted a study on guns that was drawn from a nationally representative survey. The results found that nearly 60 percent of gun owners support laws that require safe storage. We all know that guns are powerful and that, in the wrong hands, they can cause great damage.

 Many times, as humans, we tend to postpone the truly important things; however, if there is one thing we are certain of, it´s that gun safety should be on the top of our list as gun owners.

 Unfortunately, we have become a little too accustomed to horror stories where people who should have no access to guns, like children, are involved in accidents that cause great pain and grief.  The best way to prevent these incidents is to implement simple yet effective measures. Making sure that we lock guns and ammunition away when not in use is the first step.

 Interestingly enough, a growing amount of data and research shows that even though gun owners support the idea of requiring safe storage, most of them don’t actually use gun safes or take other precautions to keep all their weapons secure when not in use.

 We live in a country where one in three households owns guns (that´s a lot). Nonetheless, new calculations keep indicating just how many of these homes fail in safely storing their firearms. According to recent studies, an estimated 4.6 million American children reside in a household where at least one gun is kept loaded and unlocked.

The National Firearms Survey of 2015, led by Deborah Azrael of Harvard and Matthew Miller of Northeastern University determined that the amount of adults who do not store their guns safely albeit having children has nearly tripled since the last time similar research was conducted. On another survey by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, the results showed that 54 percent of gun owners say they do not keep guns locked in a safe, locked into a gun rack or stored with a trigger lock. On top of that, researchers at the University Of Washington School Of Public Health also published results showing that only 37 percent of gun owners in that state lock away guns. Now that is pretty scary stuff. 

Guns are great, valuable items; they protect our family, and they protect us.  A way of honoring this protection is making sure we keep our guns protected at all times. This protections does not only including keeping them away from falling in the wrong hands, it also includes making sure they stay protected from wear and tear, theft and fires.

 There many measures we can take for preventing a fire: Clearing the home’s surroundings of debris and combustible materials, maintaining our lawn and keeping the bushes and trees trimmed, using fire-resistant materials when updating the home and keeping a fire extinguisher near. However, fires will always remain what they are: unforeseeable accidents.

The dangers posed by fires are often overlooked. Across the United States, increasingly hot and dry conditions are making wildfires an issue for many Americans, and Western states are particularly prone to their dangers. National Geographic reports that, “On average, more than 100,000 wildfires, also called wild land fires or forest fires, clear 4 million to 5 million acres (1.6 million to 2 million hectares) of land in the U.S. every year.”

A house fire may be one of the most frightening scenarios any homeowner can imagine. Fire not only causes structural damage, it can destroy a lifetime of treasured mementos, cause serious injury or even death.

Fire is not only dangerous it is also fast! In less than 30 seconds, a small flame can turn into a major fire. It only takes minutes for thick black smoke to fill a house or for it to be wrapped in flames, so every second counts. In the event of a house fire, your greatest asset is being prepared.

Prepare an emergency plan with your family and making sure all family members know what to do and where to go if a house fire occurs is a great idea. Protecting our belongings from the devastating effects of a fire is a necessity. Reducing risks for your family, home and belongings, and keeping what is most important to you protected, is in your hands only.

When a house fire occurs, you need to evacuate your home immediately without worrying about the damage. Even if you are in an area of your home where the flames are not, the smoke and fumes created by the fire are extremely toxic and put your life at risk. It is also important to know that you should never re-enter a fire-damaged building until a professional fire damage team has inspected it. They will examine the structure to ensure that it is safe to enter the building. Knowing that you can evacuate your home, and that your guns are safely stored and kept in a fireproof safe will give you a great sense of comfort when all else seems lost.

This is why, when investing in a Gun Safe you need to make sure that it will protect you on all fronts and from all events. At Armadillo Safes, we provide a wide range of fire resistant gun safes that will help you keep your mind at ease.

These models protect your weapons and other valuables combining all the security features of burglar safes and the peace of mind of fire safes. These heavy-duty safes are constructed of all steel and are specially designed for those who love to hunt, collect firearms as a hobby or as a means of protection and to keep your firearms locked up and secured.

These safes have technology that ensures the steel doors remain tightly shut. This not only protects against forced entry but also against potential fire or water damage from the hoses (that would be used to put out such fire). These Heat Activated Expandable In-tumescent Door Seals expand to 8 times their size and are designed to Seal out smoke, fire and water.

 Our safes are lined with fire-resistant material and come in a variety of sizes (some of them can hold up to 42 rifles!) and a wide array of price options guaranteed to tailor to your specific needs.

Their beautifully elegant design allows you to keep your guns handy.  The sleek designs allows you to keep them in your bedroom, near your bed or near your nightstand where they are easily accessible when  you need them the most and don’t make you compromise on room decor. These gun safes can also be stored in closet spaces if you prefer to keep them hidden.

Mesa Safes has an MGL Series that consists of three different types of models. Each model contains a 30-minute fire rating that has been tested under extreme temperatures to withstand a high degree of heat, ensuring that the contents inside your safe are intact and operable. Each safe weighs at least 200 pounds providing strength, durability and confident placement that will prevent your safe from being removed or stolen from its place. To add even more security, each safe contains four anchor holes to be able to secure your safe to the floor for permanent placement. The gun safes have interior shelves that can be adjusted, or removed, to your convenience. Each safe also contains different types of storage capabilities to organize any type of guns you have. Whether you need to store larger firearms such as rifles or shotguns or smaller weapons like knives and handguns, each safe has a nice organized storage system that will hold all types of weapons.

Some models by Mesa provide 30 minute fire rating, tested in temperatures up to 1200°F. One of our best sellers in this category is the MESA MBF6032E
Burglary-Fire Gun Safe

Fire Proof Safe Models start with 45 minute fire rating like our best selling model:  Hollon BHS-16 Black Hawk Series Gun Safe .

Others like the Hollon RG-39C Republic Gun Safe are 1 hour fire rated, tested in temperatures up to 1750°F.

If you are looking for Torch Resistant Fire Rated for 2 hour of Protection at 1400°F we have the Hollon RG-42C Republic Gun Safe.

On the highest end we have the Hollon EMP-6333 TL-15 Tactical Gun Safe with 2 hour fire rating  tested at temperatures up to 1750 degrees F. 


These Fire Proof Safe Hollon models are assembled in the USA, come with a lifetime warranty and have been reinforced with 300% thicker steel than other leading brands. The Hollon Republic Series for example is ULC (RSC) Rated.

UL (Underwriter’s Laboratories) is an independent research, safety and science company that takes a non-biased approach to evaluating products and shares their findings so consumers can confidently make sound decisions when purchasing a safe.

Each one of these safes has a 1/4″ steel plate door and comes with new anti-pry features. Some of these features are Bolt Armors. These Bolt Armors were designed in a combined effort with the engineers at Underwriters Laboratories in an effort to further reduce the likelihood of a Republic Gun Safes ever being pried open. The Bolt Armor is made of food grade stainless steel and fits around each locking bolt to not only enhance the security of the safe but also add a superior look.