The American Security BF6030 is one of the most sought after top end gun cabinets on the market for a number of good reasons. It is a high quality safe from a trusted brand that manages to include some serious anti-theft measures while maintaining a reasonable price. This is the go-to gun safe for the serious purveyors. It is designed for 90 minute fire protection and has gone beyond with industry standard with 7 gauge thick walls. In short, this is the real deal when it comes to gun safes. Here we’ll look at the specifics in more detail and get a feel for some of the finer details of this heralded gun safe.
- Outside: 59.25″ H x 30.00″ W x 26.00″ D
- Inside: 55.38″ H x 26.00″ W x 18.50″ D
- Interior Cubic Feet: 15.42
- Weight: 1,036 Pounds
The BF6030 is a unique safe in its construction and can offer a very high level of security as well as fire protection with plenty of space. The walls are 2” in total thickness with Amsec’s unique DryLight sandwiched between two ½” steel plates. Instead of opting for a gypsum composite for fire protection Amsec has pioneered DryLight concrete insulation which acts as a fire deterrent without compromising the security of the safe. In total this safe offers over 15 cubic feet of interior space which is enough to accommodate over 25 long guns.
One of the big perks of this safe is just exactly how customizable it is. You can choose the color, which way the door opens, the locking mechanism, the handle selection, and a number of different options for the interior of the safe. The door of the BF6030 comes with 11 chrome plated locking bolts each measuring 1 ½” in size and commercial grade adjustable ball bearing hinges. Additionally, for fire protection the door on this safe comes with a two stage silicone seal to keep heat and fumes out during a fire.
Fire Resistance, Security, and Perks
The BF6030 is rated for 90 minutes of fire protection with an internal temperature of 350 F or less. As previously mentioned this is achieved with the DryLight insulation as well as a two stage silicone fire seal on the door. The RSC UL rating is achieved through the steel plated walls as well as its UL approved combination lock. Additionally, this safe has one really nice and relatively uncommon feature: an AC power port with a removable external cord. Since this is a gun safe you’ll need a dehumidifier and this AC power port has an easy solution for you.
All in all this safe has everything covered. It’s spacious, safe, fire resistant, and has some nice perks as well. The only potential downsides for this safe are its weight, at just a tad over half a ton, and its price (which is justified). If you’re looking for a spacious gun safe with all the stops covered check out the Amsec BF6030.