In 2013 I suffered a home fire. An experience I hope not to repeat! I learned a LOT. Like some popular safe brands didn't perform as well as expected. Which answers the question of why I'm so passionate about quality!
The fire started in my garage and was hot enough to melt my Goldwing motorcycle around it's own frame! It melted my new lawnmower which was already very low to the ground. A half filled 5 gallon gas can (plastic) melted down onto the gas and never burned the gas! Go figure! I found 12 gauge shotgun shells that had literally melted but not cooked off. On the other hand, my old AMSEC safe with a 1/2 inch of insulation did not prevent stored ammo from cooking off.
Some firearms were damaged by smoke and corrosion when the fire seal failed on my Browning Medallion safe, but ALL the guns in Sack-Ups survived exactly like their ad claims - like they were never in a fire! Guess what I store my guns in NOW?
Lesson learned. When it comes to fire protection, I'll take Champion's Phoenix Fire Protection, a real world approach to fire protection, any day over the carefully choreographed laboratory "tests" used by most competitors. Today, my money, my valuables, and my guns are in a Champion Crown Safe. Visit soon and let us show you how Champion Safes are built up to a standard and not down to a price!
It's difficult to be an informed consumer when it comes to safes. Especially in California. Our state legislature has adopted the UL residential security container (RSC) rating as "California Approved" for securing firearms. In fact, a CA gun dealer can suffer serious legal consequences for selling you a safe that is not either UL rated or that meets certain arbitrary design criteria. Want a safe designed by our CA legislature? Anyone?
As a result the vast majority of safes sold in California have a UL RSC rating causing the public in general to think that this "CA Approved" safe will provide great protection and that all safes with the RSC rating are pretty much the same so no point in doing a lot of research because the State of California has already done that for you, right? Wrong! Unfortunately, it doesn't require much of a safe to get the UL RSC rating and most manufacturers only do the absolute minimum necessary to meet this low standard. As a result, they manufacture safes incapable of dealing with even the simple reality of a burglar with a pry bar.
Consumers today will find no end of carefully phrased ad copy and sales pitches crafted to leave them with unrealistic expectations of the protection offered.
At Champion Safes of San Diego we pull back the curtain and let you take a good long look. We have a "Hall of Shame" where you can compare competitors head to head with Champion. First, like any sales person, we will tell you our product, Champion Safes, is better, but then we will show you how Champion is better!
Separating children from firearms is a CHOICE. Failure to separate children from firearms is NOT an accident... it is NEGLIGENCE!
There are basic precautions we take for certain activities;
Let's face it. As parents, the safety of our children is priority one! We would never gamble with a child's life... except for guns?
Then explain why an otherwise careful and responsible adult would NOT take the simple precaution of locking their guns up to prevent access by those same children.
How many parents do you know that keep their guns under the bed or in the closet?
Here's another problem; how about the parent of a troubled teen who actually does the right thing and buys a CA approved safe only to find out that any teen with basic tool skills can get it open and access a firearm in a matter of minutes?
Like with most things, quality matters. Don't just buy any safe, buy a Champion Safe!
See how Champion safes perform against our competition in a bulldozer pull test. Champion & Superior gun safes compete against Winchester, Browning and Liberty as to who has the strongest door. There is a clear Champion.Download Catalog
Not all safes are created equal. Door and wall steel thickness determines a safe’s ability to protect. The more steel, the greater protection.
Champion gun safes are the best in it’s class. Our gun safes come in a variety of sizes to accommodate every kind of gun safe owner.
To protect documents and other possessions during a home fire, we include Phoenix™ Fire Protection on all models.
Many companies claim to have the “best” warranty, but our warranty is second-to-none with comprehensive coverage.
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