How Sturdy Gun Safes Are Built
Sturdy Safe starts out with 3/16" plate because it keeps out non powered tools such as pick axes, crow bars, and sledge hammers. Any 12 to 10 gauge safe on the market can't say that, even if they have a light weight "cement" composite fire liner, like this gun safe axe video proves. Actual cement insulators are amazing security barriers and are only found on TL safes. Don't let our competitors fool you with their axe on 10g video. The proper way to axe steel is to use the pike to pierce holes. See more gun safes attacked.
Watch as Terry pulls on the door of this standard Sturdy Safe with a 10,000lb. forklift! Only real safes can withstand this amount of pressure.
Exposed hinges allow the door to be removable so it's lighter to move. Unlike hidden hinges, exposed hinges allow the safe door to be accidentally slammed open without damaging the hinges, as well as being able to open a full 180 degrees. The only advantage to hidden hinges is the cosmetic look of it. Exposed hinges do not compromise security. Like most safes with external hinges, there are deadbolts to hold the door in place if the hinges were removed. Only the doors on our 6028-6 cannot be removed since they have 3 hinges.
Sturdy Gun Safe's doors will not accept a crow bar because of how deep they are recessed and how tight the tolerances are. Please note: Tolerances vary per safe, but few gun safes for sale come close to our tight tolerances. As you shut our doors, you can actually feel and hear a "whoosh" of air if the safe is fire lined.