You know it: guns are a big part of American heritage. They helped us win our freedom during the Revolution, and they help keep our freedoms alive today. So it’s natural that when it comes to protecting our guns, we’d want to buy American.
There are many gun safes out there — and not all of them are made in America. If you’re someone who wants to buy American, that might make it difficult to choose an option that benefits American workers.
Well, I’m here to help. I’ve compiled this list of the Best American Made Gun Safes so you spend LESS time searching and MORE time actually using your gun. The list includes the best American made safes for BOTH handguns and long guns.
What’s more is that I’ve talked to other American gun owners to get their thoughts on how good these safes are.
Take a read. Buy American with EASE!
Best American made safe for handguns
Fort Knox FTK PB1 Review
As I mention in my list of the best gun safes in general, I personally have this safe. Had it for just over a year. I currently have two 1911s inside, accompanied with some extra ammo.
I got the safe off Amazon. The shipping was quick, as it came in 4 days. Its styrofoam packing was fully intact, and the safe had no scratches. Setting the simplex combo was pretty easy too, there’s instructions that come included on the box.
The safe really broadcasts “quality”. No surprise for something that’s made in the USA. I even whacked it with a spare hammer to get a feel for things, and that 10-gauge steel really held up. Strong as Fort Knox itself!
My PB1 helps me protect two of my prized, commonly used weapons. It makes me a happy camper for a great price (just over 200 bucks, a steal for something made in the USA). I also get a lot of peace of mind from the Lifetime Warranty Fort Knox provides. If anything happens, I can count on that warranty.
Stealth Original Handgun Safe Review
The Stealth Original Handgun Safe honestly has pretty similar specs to the Fort Knox PB1. It’s also made in the USA, and that’s what matters.
Chris from Toledo, OH is a member of a 1911 Owners Facebook group I’m in. Like I do with my PB1, Chris puts 2 1911s in a Stealth Original Handgun Safe.
Chris told me the following:
Funny you chose the PB1, I basically do the same thing with Stealth’s Original Handgun Safe. Two 1911s, a bit of extra ammo. I got it since I had a friend who used it to store his two Ruger SR9Cs. My only beef is that the foam interior is a bit flaky, but that’s easily solved by getting your own foam from Home Depot.
Obviously the made in AMERICA factor helped. My family here has been in manufacturing for generations and I’ve seen what happens when people don’t buy American. So I want to do my part for the US economy.
Features-wise, the Original Handgun safe is really strong, and makes me feel like I’ve done a good job of protecting myself and my family.
Liberty HD-200 Review
Here’s another safe that we 1911 owners use. Sorry if you don’t have a 1911 — but I’m sure all the safes I suggest here will work great for just about any pistol or revolver.
Phil from the same 1911 Owners Facebook had some good things to say about the Liberty HD-200.
Living in California (he’s in Barstow) helped sway his decision part way, plus the fact he recently became a father (congrats, Phil).
As he says…
I was looking for something that the California Dept of Justice certified since I’m in Southern California. Just became a dad not too long ago so needed to find something to keep the little one away from the 1911.
With the little one around, Phil seems to feel really safe and that he got good bang for buck.
HD-200 came really quickly with Amazon Prime. Good price too. It came with a 9V battery, been using that as the power supply for the lock. Opens really quickly, but isn’t something you can just play around with and open. I feel safe with both my child and 1911 in the house now.
Best American made safe for long guns
V-Line Quick Access Keyless Long Gun Safe Review
The V-Line Quick Access Keyless Long Gun Safe works for all long guns, but is especially useful if you have an AR-15 type rifle. It’ll fit a single AR-15 and comes with a foam lining and barrel strap that’s great for the AR-15’s size.
Leon in South Valley, NM is an AR-15 owner in one of my Facebook groups, and he has the V-Line Long Gun Safe.
I have my V-Line mounted to a wall in my walk in closet, which has a lock on its door. Two layers of physical protection. I wish it had room for more than one rifle, but I’ll take what I can get. The simplex lock has five buttons and it is very easy to set. Quite sturdy, as well. Seems like a lock you can’t mess around with. Note that you can’t use the two key locks and the simplex at the same time, guess that’s why they call it “keyless”.
Overall: strong, perfect for my AR-15, and made in the USA. Good product.
V-Line Quick Access Keyless Shotgun Safe Review
Have a shotgun? V-Line has an American-made quick access safe for that too. Same deal as the more general long gun safe: simplex lock, pry-resistant steel construction, corrosion-resistant coating.
Nat in Pendleton, IN has one of these and said:
I have my Remington 870 Tactical in a V-Line Shotgun Safe. It fits really snugly, I have a little bit more extra room for ammo too. Yes, I did look to see if this was made in USA before buying it. Sure as hell is, and the construction has held up for the past year. Happy with my purchase.
Liberty Fat Boy Jr 48 Gun Safe Review
Liberty is yet another brand that makes all their safes in the USA and has a real patriotic flair about them. The Fat Boy is probably their only model that doesn’t have some patriotically themed name. Well, maybe they named it after the Fat Boy atom bomb… I kid, I kid.
Anyways Bailey from up in the Idaho panhandle has this safe.
Bailey felt quite satisfied about the fact it’s made in the USA. As he says…
I put my guns in a Liberty Fat Boy Jr 48. Fireproof, almost as big as a refrigerator. Got it online, shipped on top of a pallet. First thing: the unit was constructed at a high quality. American made, not surprising.
As always, Bailey cautions us to not put too much stock in the “advertised” capacity:
It has 48 gun slots inside of it, but obviously your mileage is going to vary depending on what your guns are shaped like. Many of my guns have stock designs that take up more room, and I also have scopes. Those things take up more room, so I don’t have 48. Also, the door’s cloth padding started peeling after a couple months, maybe because my guns were butting up against them.
Overall, Bailey gives the Liberty Fat Boy a good prognosis.
Still decently satisfied with this safe though. All the other safes I’ve looked at in this size range were either Made in China or had way lower construction quality. I feel good about BUYING AMERICAN while also protecting myself.
Where in the USA are these safes made?
Fort Knox Safes Factory in Orem, Utah
Fort Knox has its factory in the city of Orem, Utah, which is about 45 miles south of Salt Lake City. The safes are actually hand built by American workers on site, and then shipped out from the Utah factory.
Liberty Safes Factory in Payson, Utah
here’s something about Utah for gun safe manufacturers, because Liberty safes is also in the state. They have a factory with 450+ American workers in the city of Payson, Utah, which is about 60 miles south of Salt Lake City.
here’s several stages to the Liberty factory. First is the metal shop where they make the steel components, a prep and paint section, and then a final assembly section. After that the safes go to a warehouse and distribution center. You can learn more on the Liberty website — they actually have an online “factory tour”.
V-Line Safes Factory in Simi Valley, California
V-Line’s factory is not located in Utah. In fact, it is located in Simi Valley, California.
Fun fact: Simi Valley is also the home of Ronald Reagan’s Presidential Library. So this isn’t some hotbed of social justice warrior liberals by any means, just in case you were worried about that!