Attention! If you are looking for something to store a couple rifles that you have laying around your house, or if you want a basic barebones rifle safe or cabinet, the Mesa MBF7236e is not for you. This very impressive 42 gun beauty manufactured by the always well regarded Mesa Safe Company has everything a serious collector might need or want.
This is the biggest option from their MBF line, which is market as a burglar and fire-resistant gun safe line, this comes with all the love and care that the smaller safes have had put into them as well as a whole heck of a lot of interior storage capacity. It’s big, it’s bad (in a good way), and it’s beautiful.
Can it really hold 42 guns?
The very real answer to that question is yes. If you have a large firearms collection or are worried that your growing collection is going to outgrow a medium-sized safe, than this is a great option.
Specced by Mesa to hold up to 42 rifles, this safe has a very big 21.1 cubic feet of interior space. But, to get a better idea of just how much something can hold, and whether not it’s going to fit in your desired location, it’s always wise to know the actual dimensions of both the inside and the outside.
As mentioned before, the total interior space is measured at having 21.1 cubic feet available for storage. The actual measurements however are 67 inches high by 32.25 inches wide by 16.875 inches deep. For those of you who either have a smaller safe or who have shopped around a little, you can see that it offers some pretty nice room, especially as far as height in concerned. Sometimes it’s difficult fitting tactical weapons in some of the smaller options on the market, but with the MBF7236e, you should not have problems, though it might cut down on the actual total amount of long guns you can keep inside.
Along with a rather roomy inside, it’s also very customizable. The safe comes with 6 half-sized shelves and 2 full sized shelves. They are adjustable and removable, so you can design the interior to meet your particular needs. This is actually one of the most important features that often gets overlooked.
As great as the internal space is, if it doesn’t fit in your home or other location that you want it to, you might have a problem. This is a big safe. In fact, it measures at 71 inches high by 36 inches wide and 24 inches deep. The reason for the big differences between the exterior and interior measurements are because this is no flimsy gun locker with sheet metal siding. It’s a real deal 100% all solid steel safe designed to keep the worst of the worst from getting their hands on your firearms.
What other features does it have?
All mentioned above, like it’s smaller MBF cousins, this large safe is made of all steel. Mesa likes to put their name on quality products, so they don’t cut corners on reliable to save a few bucks. They use only high quality 12 gauge steel for the body, and the door to this save is actually over 5 inches thick!
How is the lock?
To allow you access but keep others out, Mesa has opted on using a very advanced electronic keypad lock. This lock let’s you have 2 separate and unique user codes. Each code can, but doesn’t have to, be up to 8 digits. That means while one code might be the full 8 digits, the other may only be 3 or 4. There is even a 15 minute lock out when a wrong code is entered 3 times consecutively which helps prevent people but trying to brute force hack their way past the lock.
It’s also drill and punch resistant, so no one is going to simply be able to just skip past the problem of needing to know the combination by forcefully going right through the lock. And, besides working extremely well and being super secure, the brass finish looks great.
Is it really fire proof?
Nothing is truly fireproof, but this extra large Mesa rifle safe is extremely fire-resistant. Just like the two smaller models, it offers protection from fires for up to a very long 1 hour, which is double that of many other fire-resistant safes. It also boasts resistance to temperatures of up to 1750 degrees Fahrenheit, or 954 degrees Celsius. Another really cool feature is how the safe door itself have a heat activated seal. Basically this means the seal will swell during a fire to provide even more protection than the base fire-resistant material inside of the door and safe already offer.
People don’t always consider the weight of a safe as a feature, but when it comes to keeping a safe when it’s first placed as well as making it difficult for a robber to simply pick it up and carry it off, weight can become a key aspect of security. One thing you won’t have to worry about is someone strapping this to their back and hauling it off to their shop. It’s a true heavyweight, tipping the scales at 882 pounds. Mesa has also made sure to provide four anchor holes at the bottom of the safe, just in case you want to mount it for even more protection.
The Mesa Safe Company’s largest rifle safe offering, the model MBF7236e is a very hefty piece of equipment. Designed to hold several dozens of long guns while allowing room for handguns, ammo, and other gear, the safe offers customizability without sacrificing safety and security. It’s a real solid safe for really serious collectors, and you will not be disappointed with just how well built and designed it is.