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UL Fire Ratings On RSC Sturdy Gun Safes

Posted by alyssa pratt on

UL Fire Ratings

UL Fire Ratings on gun safes (RSC) are misleading. What is this rating? Is it important? Do all gun safes have this rating? We will go over these questions and more as we explain why Sturdy Gun Safe doesn’t carry the UL Fire Rating. 

One first needs to understand UL Fire Ratings on gun safes do NOT exist. There are UL Fire Ratings on safes that are not long gun safes RSC's (Residential Security Containers) so be sure to not confuse the two. You will also find there are UL Fire Ratings on the insulator being used, but that doesn't mean the gun safe was also tested, or that the safe all perform the same as the insulator alone did. Therefore, those fire ratings you see on gun safes are either made up by the manufacturer, or taken to another facility that would eliminate half the test UL would have done to simply make it look like it would do well in a fire. The resulting affect is customers comparing fake fire rating to fake fire rating. 

Sturdy Gun Safe uses expensive 2300 degree Ceramic Wool as the main player in their fire protection. Ceramic Wool is designed to insulate objects from fires such as ovens and kilns. With such a good insulator, why doesn't Sturdy Gun Safe get a UL Fire Rating on their gun safes? Like the UL RSC Rating, the answer is still extremely high costs which would need to be passed down to the customer. In addition, customers would still be comparing fake ratings to an actual UL Fire Rating. Sturdy Gun Safe combats all this fake fire rating nonsense by simply not stating any sort of rating and educating customers about the ratings. 

Sturdy Gun Safe had tested their insulator in fully furnished home burn downs with arson investigators to figure out what insulator would work best in a fire. Their safes also went through accidental burn downs with success with volunteer fire departments. 

The UL Fire Rating is an awesome rating to carry, but no RSC on the market currently has one. Customers would still be comparing unrealistic ratings to an actual UL Fire Rated safe even if Sturdy Gun Safe was to get the rating. It's just not worth the price inflation to get the rating, especially when Sturdy Gun Safe has already tested in fully furnished home burn downs with arson investigators and has gone through accidental burn downs with success with volunteer fire departments. 


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