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Steelwater 45 Gun Safe Review

Updated On April 9, 2020

Steelwater 45 Gunsafe Overview

The Steelwater 45 safe is superior in quality and provides you with security from theft and protection from fire. You can be at peace knowing that all your valuable belongings, crucial documents, and personal weapons are locked in safely with the Steelwater 45 gun safe.

Whether it is your first experience purchasing a safe or you are well aware of the nitty gritty, if you believe in Quality and excellent customer service then Steelwater Long Gun safes are your holy grail. For a cautious and detail-oriented person like me, the 45 long gun safe is everything I ever wanted.

Steelwater 45 Gun Safe Review

According to the duration of fire protection and certain other specifications, the 45 long safes are built in two versions:

1. Steelwater Heavy Duty – 1 Hr Fire – LD724228

2. Steelwater Xtreme Duty – 2 Hr Fire – HD724228

The differences in the above two variants of 45 long gun safes by steelwater are listed below.

While the heavy-duty 45 long gun safe ensures fire protection of 60 minutes, the xtreme duty safe offers it for 120 minutes which is double the heavy duty safe time. Though there is a vast difference in the timeframe of heat resistance in both the variants, both can withstand the same external temperatures reaching up to 1875 degrees.

The Heavy duty 45 long safe is a 12 Gauge steel construction while its Xtreme duty version is a 9 gauge steel constructed body.

Both are Composites constructed but the Heavy duty safe includes a total of three layers of fireboard. However, its Xtreme duty 45 long gun safe variant encompasses decorative beveled edges that features four layers of fireboard totaling more than 1 ½” in thickness with an added ¼” thick layer of “fire barrier” in the walls, ceiling, floor, and door jams.

Also, another feature to note is that Steelwater heavy duty 45 long gun safe comes with a 5 1/8” thick door whereas the xtreme duty safe in the same category comes with a 5 ¼” thick door.

Steelwater heavy duty 45 long gun safe has an Interior Capacity of 37.21 Cubic Ft. with its usable Interior Capacity of 32.56 Cubic Ft. This safety enclosure comes with a considerable weight of 888 lbs.

On the other hand, Steelwater xtreme duty 45 long gun safe is designed with an Interior Capacity of 34.26 Cubic Ft. and Usable Interior Capacity of 30.20 Cubic Ft. The weight of this safety locker is1,250 lbs.

Now, that you know all the differentiating features between the Steelwater heavy duty and xtreme duty 45 long gun safes you can easily filter your choices and choose the best buy according to your preferences. Along with the differences, common characteristics between both are also of important prior to making your purchase decision.

The similarities in the two variants heavy and xtreme duty 45 long gun safes by steelwater are as follows:

Both Steelwater 45 long guns Heavy and Xtreme Duty are designed with a fully upholstered grey interior that features a three-section gun rack that can store a maximum of fifteen long guns per section and includes eight adjustable/removable shelves for additional storage options.

Also, both have a Total of eighteen 1 ½” diameter solid steel locking bolts, eleven chrome plated active bolts, with an additional seven inactive bolts on the hinge side for a total of four sides of bolt coverage.

Also as is evident in its name, both the variants have a Maximum 45 (15/15/15) long gun capacity with an average Capacity of 33-39 long guns in number. Quality is not compromised in either of the versions.

The 45 long gun safety lockers are delivered with a free high-grade UL Listed power supply. This power supply has three AC outlets along with two USB charging ports.

Steelwater gun safe products are tagged along with various free items along with the main product purchase. It also provides a Free of cost adjustable organizer kit on purchase of any of the 45 long gun safe variants. This organizer kit comes with nine individual pistol pouches and four bags that Velcro directly to the carpet and can be installed, removed, and/or re-positioned with convenience.

Purchase of any of the two safes in this category come with a Free Dry Pack of 450 gram silica gel rechargeable dehumidifying box.

The most important thing in a safe is its Safety locks. The quality of safety locks for both heavy and xtreme duty 45 long gun safes are kept standardized. They come with a UL Listed LaGard Group II combination dial. It has a pre-set random combination. It also comes with a Top reading satin chrome dial etched with black numbers that feature “VisionGuard”

Heavy duty, as well as the xtreme duty 45 long gun safe by Steelwater, exceeds California Department of Justice regulatory standards for residential security containers.

Therefore, as a buyer, you can select from the two alternatives as per your technical requirement which includes fire protection duration, gauge steel and layers of fireboard on the basis of which the two variants can be differentiated. Quality is uniformly maintained in both the types of Steelwater 45 long Gun Safes just like its other wide range of products.

Wrapping Up

Ensuring the protection and security of our possessions and also of our loved ones is always a first priority. This is provided with perfect precision, convenience, and technology by the Steelwater brand. With its massive xtreme duty 45 long gun safes, Steelwater has indeed come a long way in delivering world-class gun safety and security solutions.

Steelwater 45 Gun Safe Review

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About the author 

Richard Gabriel

Richard Gabriel has been writing in the combat sphere for 5 years now. He is a retired vet who fought in Iraq and now spends his days running his gym as an expat in Puerto Vallarta Mexico. An guns and safety enthusiast Richard brings his years of experience to product reviews and guides!


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