For those who want an extremely durable yet stylish means of preserving your firearms, you should make sure to give the the Mesa MBF6032e gun safe a good hard look. This model has drawn in support from all around thanks to its unique and high quality construction features. It has more than enough room for most owners rifle collections. You can trust that this safe will not only protect your rifles and other firearms, but it is also somewhere to store other belongings from many different types of threats.
Mesa’s 30 Gun Safe is Made for Serious Security
Before making the splurge os a safe of this caliber, you will of course be curious as to why it demands such a high premium when compared to other similarly sized models. You might want to read a little about the Mesa Safe company and see that while you pay a bit more for their products, you get a lot in return.
Mesa have created this safe out of solid steel, and only solid steel. When to compared to other safes that use plastics and other composites to keep their costs down, you can easily tell which has a more sturdy overall design. Because of this manufacturing philosophy of doing the job the right way and not the cheapest way, the MBF6032e is more durable and more resistant to all sorts of different types of break ins then many low cost or lower quality rifle cabinets.
Not an Easy Nut to Crack
This 30 rifle safe comes with a top-of-the-line electric keypad style lock. But, this is a bit more bank than it is motel closet in terms of reliability and security. It’s backed with a drill-resistant hard plate, so punching through the lock, which is a very common way thieves attempt to bypass a lock, is not going to work. It even comes standard with a punch activated spring-loaded re-locking mechanism. Long story short, if someone without the combination wants to try and break in, messing with the lock is not going to get them very far.
There are of course other ways to try and force your way into a safe, but they won’t do you very good with this model. A very common way to try and open a safe or other type of secure storage device is to simply cause it a high amount of structural shock. The easiest way to do that it to throw it into the wall or a hard floor, or for larger items like a rifle safe, drop it. If you plan on dropping this safe to try and pop it, you have a few problems.
The Mesa model MBF6032e has been drop tested to survive a 2 story fall from a building. That means if you want to try and crack this thing by dropping it, you’re going need a considerably high starting point, and at those heights whatever is inside the safe might not survive the fall even if someone manages to get the safe to open. It also weighs a hefty 665 pounds, so dropping off of a balcony or roof isn’t even an option for most people. It’s just too big and heavy. Furthermore, with its four pre-drilled mounting holes, there is a the option to anchor this to the floor for even more protection.
Real Protection from Fires and High Temperatures
One of the key reasons why these MBF safes have become a popular option for people looking for a fire-resistant safe is because of the higher-than-average rating that they have. According to the manufacturer, they are able to withstand temperatures up to 1750 Fahrenheit, which is several hundred degrees higher than many of the other fire-resistant models on the market. Not only that, but it is specced to give an entire hour of protection to your rifles and other valuables instead of the usual 30 minutes promised by other manufacturers. Both the longer time limit and the higher temperature limit adds some real value to this long gun safe.
The Fine Details
Aside from the awesome security measures and fire protection capabilities its good to know how much space this with require and how much you can actually fit inside.
This is Mesa’s mid-sized MBF model, but just because they state it to be mid-sized, don’t assume it will fit anywhere. It’s a rather ample 59 inches high x 32 inches wide x 22 inches deep. It’s a bit higher than some other common rifle safes out there, so be sure that you have enough room for where you plan to place it. Also, due to its weight (665 pounds) you definitely want to know where this is going before it arrives. Moving it around is not fun.
A lot of people make the mistake of not checking the actual internal space of a safe. Some lighter gun cabinets may have internal dimensions that are very similar to the external ones, but with a big heavy beast like this that isn’t the case. Because of its all steel construction and use of thick 12 gauge steel, you lose a few inches when measuring from the outside to the inside. Internally, this measures 55 3/8 by 28 1/2 by 15 1/4 (inches). It’s still plenty roomy holding up to a total of 14 cubic feet of volume.
Additional Useful Features
If the thick steel and anti burglary features weren’t enough, then the fact that this model is surprisingly high tech should be the icing on the cake. This safe incorporates a specialized internal power strip with 3 electrical sockets, which is great for powering a gun safe dehumidifier or any internal lighting that you want to add. The power strip actually include two USB ports as well. Finally, a comfy upholstered interior and removable and adjustable shelving round out a very well designed safe.
The Big Finish
Overall, this is one of the most complete rifle safes that you are going to find. From the outside in, it has been put together with the user in mind. It’s incredibly secure and incredibly difficult to break into or remove from your home or office. The sheer size and weight of it is usually enough to send amateur burglars away, and the well designed locking system will keep even highly experienced safe crackers out.
Not only is it built to prevent theft, it keeps your guns and other belongings safe from fire and high temperatures. The upholstered interior helps prevent dings and scratches to your firearms, and the ability to easily add and power a dehumidifier means that they can be stored in the proper environment too.
There isn’t much to not like with the Mesa MBF6032e. It looks great, works amazingly well, and is more than just a rifle safe, it is an investment, and a worthy one at that.