Hollon RSV-5922 Gun Safe

April 15th, 2011

Doing a little research to make the purchase of a gun safe?  There are certainly a lot of choices out there.  In between manufacturers, steel thickness, lock option, size, and a plethora of other details to consider this can be a decision that takes weeks to months to decide.

On a cost per quality comparison, the Hollon RSV-5922 Gun Safe should fall into one of the top choices.   These gun safes are equipped with 10 gauge steel for the body and the door.  They have 10 – 1 inch bolts that wrap the entire door for better security and has room for 16 long guns.  This safe comes with an electronic lock that is reprogrammable to set your own code.  Now I realize that some people are afraid to select an electronic lock on a safe based upon the idea that all electronics fail.  This is true for locks in general, whether they are electronic or the tumbler style.  However, this safe offers the perfect solution.  Behind the faceplate for the electronic lock, there is a hole for an override key.  This allows the safe to be opened if for some reason the electronics fail.  It comes with 2 German Mauer style keys.  These keys can not be replicated or duplicated, which provides some added security if someone were going to try to break into the safe.  This gun safe has also been tested and rated at 1 hour fireproof. This safe has external hinges which allows for fireproofing material to be placed in the areas that safes with concealed hinges generally are lacking fireproofing.  Along with the fireproofing material it has an intumescent seal the surrounds the entire door which is designed to swell to protect smoke and water from entering the safe.

If you are in a high moisture area or are wanting to put a dehumidifier in this gun safe, you will want to keep in mind this safe does not have a pre-drilled hole for this.  There are a few reasons that these safes don’t have this.  This prevents a source for fire to enter your safe, making it more fireproof than a safe with a hole pre-drilled.  Also, if you run an electrical cord through that hole, you are introducing a source of electricity into your safe.  This allows for a fire to start within your safe and burn everything on the interior of the safe that you were wanting to protect. There are many rechargeable units on the market that will still protect your items from humidity but prevent a source of fire and are a great addition for a gun safe.

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