Gun Safes

Why Buy Local?

Some stores are better for animal feed and fencing material but when you’re making an investment purchase in something like a gun safe, it’s important to do your research.


As with most ‘classic’ technology, mechanical locks have become hard to find at big-box stores. The vast majority of budget brands, like Winchester gun safes and Cannon gun safes, are made with digital keypad locks. While there is nothing inherently wrong with a digital keypad lock, many people prefer the old school look and reliability of a dial lock.

Want to upgrade your gun safe to a new type of lock? Our Skilled safe technicians can help you replace your lock with a different version.

Delivery & Installation

Chain stores utilize a third-party delivery service to drop-ship your safe to the curbside of your residence or business. You are responsible for moving your safe into your home and installing it. What you should know! Moving a safe without the proper tools and expertise is dangerous and could result in injury to you and damage to your property. A to Z Lock & Safe has 50 years of experience and will ensure proper placement for functionality of your safe. Plus, having us deliver and bolt down your safe saves you from paying sales tax!

Fire Rating

Unfortunately, gun safe fire ratings are not regulated.
Manufacturers can assign any fire rating they choose, regardless of completing any testing.

Things to look for:

Length of Time: Generally, fire ratings range from 30 minutes to 2.5 hours (150 minutes). The longer the fire rating time, the longer the safe can withstand heat before the contents inside become destroyed

Temperature: The typical house fire burns at 1,200 degrees in just minutes, according to the National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST).

Testing Method: Not all testing methods are created equal.
High-quality gun safe manufacturers, like Fort Knox and Gardall, bring their ovens up to temp and then place their safes inside. This approach provides more accurate results.