American Rifleman - April 2021 - 53

This Liberty Safe owner was pleased to find his possessions-
guns, photos, jewelry and important documents-intact and
unharmed after his neighborhood was completely destroyed by
the Northern California Carr Fire in 2018, which burned 229,651
acres. As part of its warranty, Liberty replaced the safe.

Obviously, a gun safe is one of the most logical solutions to safeguard your firearms, but it's no longer enough
to simply say, " Yeah, I have my guns locked in a safe. "
Given the omnipresent natural disasters that seem to be
occurring with greater frequency, it can't be just any gun
safe, and, in my case, I wanted one that would withstand
the raging heat of a firestorm. But it wasn't just for my
guns. A safe that is both secure and fireproof also means
it's an ideal storage place for important documents such
as birth certificates, photos and passports, not to mention
those invaluable authenticating letters from Colt and Smith

& Wesson and other pieces of paper provenance that can
add to a firearm's value.
After doing some online research, I soon discovered that
not all gun safes are equal. In addition to the number of
options offered and varying degrees of protection, there are
size considerations, along with the reputation of the safe
company itself. Plus, cost is a major factor. Unfortunately,
most of us have a tendency to go with the cheapest model we
can find, rather than purchasing the highest quality we can
afford. My advice? Go for the greatest level of security you
can obtain. Also, consider what guns you are going to store in
the safe. I wanted one that would handle both long guns and
handguns, so I immediately discounted small, semi-portable
desktop or medium-size closet floor safes. Besides, I've heard
too many stories about homes being robbed for just their
safes by " smash and grab " punks, who quickly carry them off
still containing their contents. No, I wanted a large, heavy,
fireproof safe that couldn't be readily transported and, as
an added precaution, could be bolted to the floor, because,
besides the threat of fires, California is earthquake country.
But weight is equal to size, and herein was my problem, for I only had a specific area where I could put a safe.
However, within those confines, I used the same rationale
for selecting the size of a safe as I do when buying a cigar
continued on p. 78

It takes from seven to eight weeks to make each Liberty safe, which is built using a combination of automation, including robotics,
and human skill (below). Every unit is meticulously inspected throughout each step of its manufacture. Exterior dimensions and interior appointments (far r.) are designed to fit into appropriate home spaces and protect and organize contents, respectively.

Photos courtesy of Liberty Safe

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