What Level of Gun Safe Fire Rating is Right For You?
All of Our Fire Resistant Gun Safes are Built with American-Made, High Strength Steel
The Particulars of a Fire Resistant Gun Safe
A gun safe’s fire resistance depends on four primary qualities:
Do You Need Fire Protection?
Paper begins to char around 405°F. Guns start taking damage at temperature levels above 500°F. To properly safeguard documents and other belongings during a home fire, the internal temperature level of a safe needs to remain at levels below 350 ° F. This is why we guarantee Phoenix ™ Fire Security quality standards to all of our models–so your valuables will be safe from both fire and theft.
Five Levels of Fire Protection
- Phoenix™ Class I: 45 minute fire rating
Safeguard: Standard Series
- Phoenix™ Class II: One hour fire rating
Champion: Medalist, Model T, & Super Short Series
Superior: Ironside & Super Short Series
Safeguard: Deluxe Series
- Phoenix™ Class III: 75 minute fire rating
Champion: Trophy Series
Superior: Regal Series
- Phoenix™ Class IV: 90 minute fire rating
Champion: Triumph Series
Superior: Master Series
- Phoenix™ Class V: 110 minute fire rating
Superior: Untouchable & Supreme Series
- Phoenix™ Class VI: Two hour fire rating
Champion: Crown Series
Crown / Triumph Series Test Procedure
The Crown and Triumph series were tested simultaneously at an ASME certified facility. Four unshielded temperature sensors positioned near the top and bottom of each safe were connected to two separate temperature recorders to verify internal temperatures. The test continued for two hours, heating the steel exteriors to cherry red. Afterward, when examining the burned safes, we found the intense heat had buckled and deformed the safes’ bodies, but the doors remained straight and sealed.
Trophy/ Medalist / Model T Series Test Procedure
The Trophy, Medalist and Model T series were tested simultaneously at an ASME certified facility. Four unshielded temperature sensors positioned near the top and bottom of each safe were connected to two separate temperature recorders to verify internal temperatures. The test continued for 75 minutes, with furnace temperatures exceeding 1500° F. The results prove that you can’t find better fire protection in an internal-hinge safe.
Untouchable / Supreme / Master / Regal / Ironside / Superior Super Short Series Test Procedure
The Untouchable, Supreme, Master, Regal, Ironside and Superior Super Short series were tested simultaneously at an ASME certified facility. Two pairs of unshielded temperature sensors, one positioned near the top and one placed near the bottom of each safe, were connected to two separate temperature recorders to record internal temperatures. The two-hour test heated our safes’ American-made steel exteriors to a bright cherry red. Afterward, when the safes were carefully examined, we found that, despite looking the worse for the wear, the doors remained straight and functional.