Comparing is human tendency. We all tend to compare various things that we come across in our lives, personal or professional. In this article, we are going to explore this comparison streak in the world of Gun safety vaults by Stack On. Not only relative and healthy comparison we shall also deep dive into this world of weapon storage products and try to list out which is the best from amongst the lot ; intrinsically (amongst Stack On Gun safe range) and extrinsically (amongst the other gun safes available in the market) as well.
First things first, let’s begin with understanding everything about Stack On, it’s ideology, products and inception. So here we go!
All about Stack on
● Stack On is Headquartered in Illinois and the company has its own manufacturing setup in Wauconda.
● It also has a storage or fulfillment facility close to Chicago.
● To put it in other words, right from the start of their manufacturing process all the way up to getting their end product in transit, the company maintains a presence, which ensures superior quality with customer satisfaction at a very thoughtful and pocket friendly price.
What’s special about Stack On?
● Stack – On Company Overview
Stack-On has been in the market since 1972. It has been operating as a tool storage company providing solutions that include gun safes primarily and also other gun safe accessories, tool chests, toolboxes, workbenches, assembled and RTA garage storage, drawer cabinets, storage bins, boxes and much much more.
● It encompasses a wide range of diverse selection of secure gun safes enclosures that efficiently and effectively function to safeguard everything from small handguns to long scoped rifles as well.
But still, with regards to others in the market, why would Stack On be the best?
● The most commendable thing about this company is that they do not hype any of the details and present it to you just as they are with 100 percent authenticity. This makes it easier for you to make the correct choice without getting deceived.
● Of Course, since they provide cheaper options to their customers there could be a decrease in the number or type of features that exist in these gun safes. But they sure have all the basic technical locking and storage features that is the prime need of a gun safety enclosure, especially if you are a budget restricted gun owner looking for many alternatives in the firearm storage.
● There are a lot of manufacturers that produce weapon safety enclosures of diverse kinds and technical features in the market. However, a common thread in all of these products is that they are highly expensive for both gun collectors as well as for those who use it for safety and security purpose only.
● But if you are looking for pocket friendly options Stack On is the only company in the market that has a reputation of offering budget friendly weapon storage solution unlike other brands existing in the market.
Now, that we have compared Stack On externally with other gun safe brands out there and understood why Stack On manages to beat them all; let us gather all the internal information on Stack On (safe by safe), to decide which amongst all the Stack on gun safes manages to rock a weapon owner’s world!
This will help you decide whether Stack On’s products are suitable for you. This will give you some insight about their most relevant offerings in the gun safe range, should you decide that you want to purchase a Stack On safe.
Stack On Gun safe series
● Let’s start from the start by listing out all the Stack On gun safes. Stack On produces them under the banner of Alpha Guards post its collaboration with Cannon Safety Products.
● 1. Elite Gun Safe Series
● 2. Total Defense Gun Safe Series
● 3. Fs Gun Safe Series
● 4. Steel security Gun Safe series
● 5. Armorguard Gun Safe series
● 6. Tactical Gun Safe Series
● 7. Woodland Gun Safe Series
● 8. Sovereign Gun Safe series
● 9. Shooters Gun Safe series
Stack On Elite Gun Safe and Fs gun safe Series
● Elite Gun safes are further categorised into elite versions like Elite 30, Elite 40, Elite 69, Elite 90 and Elite 90 72”.
● While Fs series have Fs 8, 14 and 24 gun safes.
● These gun safes, as evident from their names gradually increase in product specifications (Product size) and in gun capacity.
● These safes are named as ‘Elite’ because along with basic weapon security each of the gun safe in this series also provide fire protection when the external temperature rises up to 1400 degrees.
● When it comes to Elite, all of them are fire resistant, designed with fully convertible interiors and 4 way locking system which aptly justifies its title ‘Elite’.
● Also, all of the F’s series have the same features but are more compact and sleek in appearance.
What are the Pros and Cons?
● Fun fact? The gun safes at the start of this range, such as Elite 30, 40 and 69 are built to please both aesthetically as well as through basic security features. However, Elite 90 and elite 90 72” are minimalistic in their appearance but are loaded with greater gun withholding capacity and technical features.
● The best part is the first 3 in this series, Elite 30, 40 and 69 along with being fire repellent are also available in 2 colours green and matte black and also in more than one locking options both mechanical and electronic.
● However, it’s disappointing to see Elite 90 and elite 90 72” with not much of differentiation as compared to its other counterparts in this series.
● For instance, it seems a little unfair to shell out more cash for Elite 90 and 90 72” just for its increased gun capacity without having an addition of water resistance or some other feature. Also, its heavy weight could pose as a stop signal for the purchase of these gun safes.
● So in all, we could say any of the Elite 30, 40 and 69 are good depending on your gun capacity but Elite 30 is our personal bestie because of its sleek and compact look.
● On the other hand, in the case of Fs gun safes all are sleek, so if we have to make a choice between Elite and Fs series we would definitely go with Fs 8 gun safe because who wouldn’t want to see their home adorned with a sleek matte finish gun guard that is also fire resistant, that too at the lowest price possible!
Stack On Total Defense Gun Safe Series and Sovereign Gun Safe series
● Total Defense Series have gun safes like total defense 24, 40 and 69.
● Sovereign gun safe series have gun safes like Sovereign 22, 36, 60 and 60 72”.
● The name total defense has been given to these gun safes because they are first in this range to have both fireproof and water resistant properties which acts as a holistic safety weapon storage.
● Sovereign are named so because these gun safes are exclusively available at Sovereign dealerships.
● The gun safes in both the total defense and sovereign series are fire resistant for 75 minutes when the temperature rises up to 1400 degree.
● Also, both have convertible features and are waterproof in case of flooding in 2 feet of water for 72 hours (3 entire days).
What are the pros and cons?
● A clear drawback of the Sovereign gun safe series is the exclusivity that is attached with it.
● While on the other hand, total defense gun safes acts as a complete package at a very considerable cost and is easily available to purchase online with convenience.
● So, this choice was quite easy and we would definitely nominate Total Defense Series Gun safes as the best out of the two.
Stack On Steel security Gun Safe series and Woodland Gun Safe Series
With nearly same features these 2 range of Stack On gun safes differ only in the material of construction, Steel or wood.
● Gun safes belonging to both these categories are neither water resistant nor fire resistant.
What are the pros and cons
● Nowadays, not many well known gun safe brands in the market provide a basic weapon storage vault without having to borne extra cost of fire or water resistance features.
● But Stack On believes in fulfilling even the smallest needs and Steel security gun safe is a proof of that. Ergo, a major advantage is that if you are looking for a very basic minimal cost safety enclosure Steel Security (SS) or Woodland are the best of the lot.
● Woodland is aesthetically more appealing because of its realtree extra door storage and camouflaging sewn-in holsters and pouches while Steel security is technically more strong owing to its heavy gauge steel construction.
● The choice here is therefore not easy, however, if we have to take a call we would tag Steel security as the best of the two because of its metal virtue and also due to more number of options in that series.
Now that, we are left to find the best out of 3 Stack on gun safe series let’s compare them altogether and get a wider perspective.
Stack On Armorguard Gun Safe series, Tactical and Shooters Gun Safe series
● Armorguard series of gun safes provides four options namely Armorguard 18, 24, 40 and 64 varying according to its gun capacity and mechanical or electronic locking system.
● Tactical gun safe series is different because it is a tread plate clad 20 gun safe which is engineered with a middle portion designed specifically for MSR storage. Also, tactical gun safe series by Stack On has only one type in it that is exclusively for 20 guns.
● Shooter’s series by Stack On is available in 2 options Shooter’s 40 and 48 gun safes.
● The common feature among all these 3 gun safe range is that they are all fire resistant but none of them are waterproof.
● All of these gun safes can withstand external temperatures up to 1400 degree for about 30 minutes.
● All of them have fully convertible interiors and are designed with varying number of adjustable shelves to make storage very flexible for both guns, ammunition and also other belonging as per your need.
What are the pros and cons
● The Armorguard gun safe range are designed with both electronic and mechanical locking system and offers protection against fire and burglary.
● Tactical series gun is a sleek gun safe yet this gun safe maximizes storage potential and has a backlit electronic lock which stores a 3-8 digit combination including a backup key, thus living up to its name tactfully. However, its only drawback is its zero tolerance to water or flooding that could make you skip it if you live in a water clogging prone area.
● Stack-On 40” and 48″ Elite Fire resistant Shooters Safe not only comes with electronic lock features but unlike any other Stack On gun safe it is characterized with hanging pistol racks and room for MSRs.
● Therefore, from amongst the 3 the choice is tough because every gun safe in this lot is effective in its own way.
● But we could filter the options down to Tactical and Shooters Safe because they take much lesser space and carry less weight in comparison to Armorguard. Again, from these two we would say Shooter’s Safe is the best choice because at a reasonable price it is a perfect amalgamation of all the features in these 3 gun safe series with great additional element of hanging pistol racks with carpeted shelves.
So, it’s time for the jury to declare its final verdict on the best gun safe out of all of the Stack On Gun safe series. Having meticulously listed out all the comparative factors of each of Stack On gun safes we would call out ‘Total Defense Series’ as the winner because it is an all rounder in all gun safety aspects. It is indeed the best Stack on gun safe owing to its total protection against both fire and water at a very reasonable price.