Legacy Gun Safes

Legacy gun safes are the top of the line gun safes for the Winchester brand. All Legacy gun safes feature 4-way active bolt works — the bolts are active even on the hinge side of the door.  In addition,  they feature massive 1-1/2″ bolts and a 5-spoke handle.  Legacy gun safes also feature a 1-hour 1200°F fire rating.  To achieve this rating, they use 3-layer construction for the body and door.

Legacy gun safes are available in a black or granite powder finish with screen printed graphics — they’re handsome safes.  In addition, they feature up to 18 active locking bolts, use 12 gauge steel for construction and use a Palusol door seal to keep out water in the event of a fire.  A UL electronic keypad style locking mechanism is standard, as is a convertible interior.  Each Legacy gun safe also has two bolt holes in the bottom for bolting the safe in place.  They feature a limited lifetime warranty as well.

There are two models available — the Legacy L 22 and Legacy L 45.  The L 22 measures 59″ high x 32″ wide x 22″ deep and has up to 24 cubic feet of interior storage, depending on the arrangement of the shelving.  The L 45 weighs in at 595 pounds.

The Legacy L 45 measures 72″ high x 40″ wide x 27″ deep and has a gun capacity of up to 51 guns.  This massive safe weighs in at 980 pounds.

If you’re looking for an above average gun safe, give the Legacy series from Winchester a good look.

Use a bolted down safe for added security

Buying a safe and placing it in a closet may seem like a good idea, but if it’s not bolted down it can be carried off by a determined burglar.  Most burglars don’t have the skills necessary to quickly access a good safe, but if they carry it off where they have time to work on it, that’s a different matter.  So look for a safe that includes boltholes in the bottom.  These boltholes go clear through the bottom of the safe, so you have to unlock the safe to gain acess to the nuts that have the safe bolted down.

If you’re having a new house built, make sure that they include the bolts in the concrete foundation or wood floor.  If you have an existing house, go ahead and take the trouble to have the bolts installed or install them yourself – your safe may not be really protecting anything if you don’t.  Also, be sure to check the burglary and fireproof rating of the safe you purchase for an even more secure setup.