First off Dean safe was great at getting the item shipped out to me and packaged very well. This box for the money is about the best you can get. It has the thickest steel plates you can find with a pistol box, I haven’t even found anything of higher prices that offer more than this. I am very happy they picked a reputable brand for the actual lock since that’s the only way to get in. There are a few areas I think they could change to make this box even more resistant to attacks and hold up more, but for the sake of protecting my kid from getting their hands on something they shouldn’t and a smash and grab robbery, I feel confident it would stop them in their tracks. The bolt holes are big enough for 3/8 bolts so if you bolt it down it’s going to be extremely hard to steal, I highly recommend grade 8 hardware. Overall for the price it’s a great box. I wouldn’t mind a built in motion activated light but you can easily add one for about $15 yourself. I do wish they mounted the lock bolt a little closer to the dead bar that it locks against, it really only overlaps it about 1/3 the total bolt length when locked shut. This makes me think they could possibly slide the cover forward enough if they cut the hinge out that the hinge 3/8 steel hooks they added wouldn’t actually grab the hinge dead bar. I think if they mounted the bolt closer to the front dead bar and the rear hooks closer to the hinge dead bar it would be much more solid, but unless you have a very sophisticated attack against this box, I think it will hold up just fine overall, much better then some other brands out there that have 1/3 the amount of steel and couldn’t take much of a pry attack in the first place. Overall for the money it deserves 5 stars. If stealth wants any input I would be happy to give it and test out new designs.
Love this 2 gun safe. Dean’s had a great price, free shipping, gave me regular updates, and it arrived very quickly. Would recommend Dean’s for safe purchases.
Stealth ShadowVault SV1 Pistol Safe Heavy Duty Handgun Security
I love the safe it is well made and like the digital code to excess it .