Are you considering getting a Stack On 22 gun safe but aren’t sure which is best for you? If so, you have come to the right place. We are going to take a look at all of the Stack On safes that fit into this category.
There are actually safes that fit 22 long guns spread out across four different Stack On gun safes series, if you include the tactical safe which actually only holds about 20 guns. Each series is quite different from one another too, so if you know what you are looking for in a gun safe, these reviews should lead you to the particular one that suits you best.
The Stack On SS-22-MG-C
The SS-22-MG-C is what is commonly referred to as a convertible safe. That means you can use it as a 22 gun rifle safe, or as an 11 gun safe with the other space dedicated to storage. The “MG” stands for matte green, which is actually a very aesthetic matte hunter green paint, and the hardware is accented with a nice looking gold coloring.
What are the actual dimensions?
Knowing the actual size of a rifle safe and not just the internal storage capacity that the manufacturer claims can really help you get an idea of what you will and will not be able to fit inside. It’s also nice to know where in your house this safe will fit.
Starting with the latter, the external dimensions are measured at 59 inches high, 26.82 inches wide, and 17.63 inches deep. In centimeters this would be 150 x 68 x 44.8. It’s pretty big, and large enough to be an impressive piece of hardware to have sitting in a home office or man cave.
The 22 gun capacity estimate comes from the fact that there is a decent amount of storage space internally. It measures out to 54.96 inches high, 26.61 inches wide, and 14.83 inches deep. That height allows for storing rifles and other long guns of up to 54 inches high, but squeezing anything longer than that is next to impossible. All of that space comes to about 11 cubic feet of storage.
Is this a gun safe or a gun cabinet?
This is most definitely a rifle safe. Without even actually having to see the SS-22-MG-C, the measurements will show you that the door and sides are fairly thick. They are much thicker than the type of steel sheeting used in cabinets.
And if that isn’t enough of a clue, the fact that this rifle safe weighs a solid 247 pounds as opposed to a cabinet, which might only weigh something like 100 pounds, should convince you. It is a solid and heavy rifle and shotgun safe without a doubt.
What other details should I know?
This particular model number comes with a combination lock. That means you don’t need to worry about batteries or keys. Just remember the combination, and all is well.
If you prefer an electronic keypad lock, the SS-22-MB-E has all of the same exact measurements and features, but instead has a matte black finish and is equipped with an electronic lock.
No matter which lock you choose you can feel safe knowing that they are both backed by a hardened steel plate, so trying to drill though them will only result in frustration. That is bad news for thieves, and so are the6 locking points, which consist of 3 live locking bolts and 3 dead bolts.
The interior is totally carpeted, so whether you use if for rifles, for storage, or both, you know your valuables will be safe and free from scratches, dents, and dings. Also, all four of the shelves that come standard are removable, and that is what makes this safe very versatile.
The TD-22-SB-E-S Total Defense 22 Gun Safe
The TD-22-GP-C-S is the first and smallest of the Stack On Total Defense safe line-up. The entire line is very popular, and it’s a big step up in quality and features when compared to the more value based rifle safe categories. This is a great choice for new collectors who are looking for more than what your standard gun cabinet can offer.
How big is it?
Stack On rates this as a 22 gun capacity rifle and shotgun safe. That number is based on what they could comfortably fit into the safe and also on the interior dimensions. There is a very ample 13.37 cubic feet inside, with measurements of 56.69 inches of height, 26.89 inches in width, and 15.6 inches of depth. There really is a lot of space inside.
To give you enough room internally means that the external dimensions are going to be on the larger side too. The external measurements of the Stack On TD-22-GP-C-S is 59 inches high, 29.25 inches wide, and 21.375 inches wide. Luckily, just like the SS-22-MB-E above, it looks very nice, so leaving out in view is perfectly acceptable. In fact, its black and gray matte finish and large spinning level make it quite the conversation piece.
Aside from the measurements, it’s very important to note the weight. This is a fairly heavy 22 gun safe. It actually weighs over 400 pounds; so, don’t think about moving it by yourself. It’s big, bulky, and very heavy. A thief won’t be walking off with it either.
What makes this so secure?
This series of rifle safes takes a big lead forward for Stack On. The Total Defense 22 gun safe leaves nothing out, but it also doesn’t frivolously blow resources on unnecessary parts or features.
Keeping Burglars Out
As we already stated, no one is going to be walking off with this long gun safe on his or her back. It’s just too big and too heavy. That means if they want to get to your firearms and other valuables, they need to break in on-site; good luck with that!
This safe uses a power free 3-number combination lock. If you don’t know the correct combination, you won’t be opening the door. Drilling the lock or trying to cut around it is futile due to the hardened steel plating housed behind it. It’s especially not going to happen in the few short minutes that a burglar has while breaking into a residence.
Trying to pry the thick steel door open is also a waste a time. It has a total of 8 locking points. There are 5 live-action locking points and 3 dead bolts. They keep the door tight and secure.
All of the Total Defense series safes are also fire-resistant. The 22-gun version is no different. Not only it is fire resistant, it’s actually can withstand temperatures of up to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit for up to 75 minutes. That’s more than double of many of the other fire-resistant safes on the market, which are specced to withstand high temperatures for only 30 minutes.
In many instances fire is not the only element that you need to keep your arsenal safe from. Water damage can be even more precarious. This rifle safe is ETL verified to withstand flooding of up to 2 feet for a full 72 hours. Keep in mind though that the safe absolutely must be anchored to maintain that water resistance.
Are there any extra features?
We are happy you asked. Yes, there are plenty of extras. One of the coolest is the standard factory installed power outlet. While the combination lock does not require any power, you might want to use a dehumidifier rod or some lighting that does. Also, there are a total of 6 shelves, all of which are adjustable.
The inside of the door is full of little extras too. It has removable gear bags, removable pistol holsters, and a document pocket in case you want to store more than just your rifles.
And, if all of that isn’t enough and you prefer an electronic keypad lock instead, Stack On has you covered with their TD-22-SB-E-S, which is the exact same safe with an electronic lock instead.
The TS-20-MB-E-S Tactical Safe
While the Stack On TS-20-MB-E-S is not technically a 22 gun safe, it sort of fits this category as it hold 16 regularly sized rifles as well as 4 tactical rifles. And, anyone who owns or has tried to lock up a tactical rifle in a safe knows that they often take up much more space than regular rifle or shotgun. In essence, those 4 tactical rifles plus the other 16 require more interior space than a typical 22 gun safe has to offer.
What are the measurements?
This is not all that different from the other rifles safes here, but it’s a big deeper. It needs to make room for those tactical rifles. When deciding where to place this, keep in mind that it measures out to be 59 inches high, 32.25 inches wide, and 26.75 inches deep. It’s a big block of steel that requires some open space. It’s also heavy,weighing in a 545 pounds, which will keep this bad boy in one place.
What else makes this safe special?
The main point of this safe is to allow for convenient storage of your tactical firearms while making sure they are easy to get to. It accomplishes that by having them front and center, while your other rifles are stored along the side of the safe.
That doesn’t mean there aren’t any more features though. This baby is packed with great features.
The first thing you will spot on the door is the electronic keypad lock. You can program any code that you want, as long as it is between 3 and 8 digits. The lock has a hardened steel plate behind, so it’s not easily punched. You also get a set of back-up keys just in case something goes wrong with the lock, or in case you forget your combination.
Besides the heavy steel and the lock, this thing has an amazing 10 locking points. There are a whopping 7 live-action locking bolts and 3 dead bolts. Just try to pry that open.
This black and gray beauty won’t just keep the bad guys away from your precious arsenal. It also keeps them safe from fires and high temperatures, for a little bit anyway. It’s ETL rated to withstand heat as high as 1400 degrees (Fahrenheit) for up to ½ an hour.
All the Extras
Although this is listed as having the ability to hold 16 rifles o top of the 4 tactical weapons, the 6 adjustable shelves give you some leeway in how you want to set up the interior. If you don’t need all of that space for rifles, you can use ½ of the safe for storage instead.
Woodland 22 Gun Safe
The smallest safe of the Stack On Woodland series, the W-22-BH-E-S has a much different look than most other Stack On gun safes. It has a brown and brass exterior, and a camo lined interior. It would look absolutely at home in a hunting cabin.
Where will it fit?
The W-22-BH-E-S is an average sized 22 gun capacity rifle safe. It has the following measurements: 59 inches high, 24.75 inches wide, and 24 inches deep. It’s probably too big to slide into a closet, but with a safe that looks this good, that is not a bad thing.
It’s a very heavy safe too. Moving this is not for one person to try and do alone. It weighs close to 350 pounds. And, if you don’t think that is enough of a deterrent to keep burglars from walking off with it, it comes with all the needed hardware for anchoring as well.
What else does this rifle safe have going for it?
If you do mount this beautiful safe, you can basically relax and not worry about what you have stored inside.
It comes with an electronic lock that won’t open unless you know the combination. The lock sits in front, but behind is a steel plate that keeps anyone from drilling or punching through the lock.
The door is secured by 8 locking points, 5 of which are 1.5-inch live-action locking bolts. That is some serious steel to try and crack. It’s not something a drill or crowbar could handle.
All of the Woodland series safes also have limited fire resistance. They can protect your rifles for about 30 minutes at a maximum temperature of 1400 ° F. That really does make this the perfect hunting cabin safe, as a small house fire would rarely peak over those numbers.
All of these Stack On 22 gun safes are fantastic. They are built well, and do their respective jobs. All of them are California Department of Justice approved as secure firearm storage, so you can trust that they will keep you valuable in and thieves out. And best of all, they all offer peace of mind, which is something that you cannot put a number on.