Anyone who has close to 24 rifles that they need to lock up in a Stack On 24 gun safe needs something serious. Luckily, the two 24-gun capacity options that Stack On offers are both serious and value packed.
If you are looking for a simple gun cabinet or locker, you are in the wrong place. Both the FS-24-MB-E and the E-24-MB-E-S are full on rifle safes, from top to bottom and inside out. They offer everything that you would expect out a safes that are much more expensive without sacrificing any major features or functions.
The FS-24-MB-E Fire Safe
Known as being one the best entry level gun safes with this type of capacity, the words entry level aren’t an entirely fair claim. The Stack On FS-24-MB-E might not cost as much as some of the competitors similarly sized gun safes, but it packs a whole heap of value into one super secure package.
Is it roomy and bulky?
Just upon first sight, you can tell that this nice looking matte black rifle safe is going to hold a lot of your long guns and shotguns. It’s nothing small or skimpy about it.
The external dimensions are 55 inches high x 29.25 inches wide x 20 inches deep. If you want to locate this inside another confined space like a closet, it’s suggested to make sure you have ample space to not only hold the safe, but for when you are first trying to place it there.
The sides, back, and door of the FS-24-MB-E are quite thick, so the interior is a little smaller than those external dimensions would have you believe. The inside is actually 52.7 inches high x 26.89 inches wide x 14.47 inches deep.That still leaves you with close to 12 cubic feet of total internal space though, so there is plenty of room.
And, all of this steel makes for quite a heavy safe too. It weighs close to 450 pounds upon delivery; so make sure you have some assistance if you need to move it far. The good news however is with that weight is you won’t find many robbers walking off with it strapped to their back.
What features and options does it have?
The “E” in the model number of this safe indicates that it uses an electronic keypad lock. That means you don’t need to always keep your mind on where your key is, though it does come with a set of keys just in case you forget your entry code.
If you prefer a lock that doesn’t require a battery, the Stack On FS-24-MG-C is the sister safe to this model. It has all of the same features except that it is green instead of black, and it uses a combination lock instead of an electrical one.
The other security features are that is has 5 locking points, 3 of which are live-action, a drill-resistant plate supporting the lock, and pre-drilled mounting holes. Basically, you can’t walk of with it, you can’t break through the lock, and you can’t pry open the door.
Another often overlooked feature, or one that many new buyers think might be out of their budget range, is fire-resistance. The FS-24-MB-E is actually fire-resistance rated for half an hour at temperatures up to 1400 degrees (Fahrenheit). That’s a pretty amazing feature for a safe at this price point.
And, if all of that is not enough for you, there are some other little extras too. The interior is fully carpeted. That means you don’t need to worry about scratches. Also, the 4 interior shelves are adjustable, so if you don’t have 24 rifles, and instead want to store 10 or 12 while using the rest of the space for storage, that it entirely possible.
The Elite E-24-MB-E-S
Yes, the first “E” stands for Elite, and the Stack On E-24-MB-E-S is certainly fitting. It’s the second smallest safe of the Elite series, but there is nothing small about it. From its 24-gun capacity to its solid high quality manufacturing, this is about as beautiful as a box made of steel can get.
Can it really hold 24 rifles?
It absolutely can hold up to 24 long guns or shotguns. It can also be modded to hold 12 rifles and storage, like ammo or other accessories by removing the 4 adjustable shelves.
Externally, this Elite model measures in inches: 59 x 29.25 x 21.38 (H x W x D). Keep an eye on that height as it’s a big taller than a lot of other 20+ gun capacity safes.
The inside is a bit tighter due to the solid thick walls and door, though you still get an incredible 13.3 cubic feet of storage room. The actually measurements of the inside in inches, the dimensions are: 56.32 x 24.07 x 16.97 (H x W x D).
What are the other features?
First and foremost, it’s super security. It weighs very hefty 442 pounds and also comes with mounting holes. A safe of this size and weight will not be leaving your home or office, especially it you anchor it.
Next is the fact that this is not something that any criminal will easily hack, drill, saw, or pry their way into. With an astounding 8 locking points (5 live-action and 3 dead bolts), a steel plate backed electronic keypad lock, and 30 minutes of fire-resistance, there isn’t much that this Elite rifle safe can’t handle.
Finally, Stack On includes all sorts of extra door storage. You get removable pistol holsters, a document folder, and zippered storage bags for loose ammo, or any other gear that you want to safely secure inside.
There is also a model that meets all of the above standards, but instead uses a combination lock, the Stack On E-24-MG-C-S. It’s green instead of black, but aside from the lock and color, it has all of the same safety features.
There is a heck of a lot of value packed into this Elite Stack On safe.
As mentioned before, if you are looking for a lightweight gun locker with a 24-gun capacity from Stack On, you are out of luck. They instead decided to deliver a pair or fire-resistant, CA DOJ approved, high quality gun safes. Either of these Stack On 24 gun safes are going to more than please you for many years to come, and both deliver far above what most expect from a rifle safe in their respective price ranges.