In the world of gun safes, the choices are numerous. If you’re the owner of rifles or shotguns, you’ll need a tall safe to store all of them, and you’ll want something proved to be safe and secure. The Stack-On GS-8 8-Gun Safe is one of the better known gun safes on the market, and the team at Best Gun Safe Reviews decided to take a look at it and find out why.
Stack-On GS-8 8-Gun Safe Overview
- Exterior dimensions: 53 x 15.5 x 12.5″ (Height/Width/Depth)
- Interior dimensions: 52 x 15 x 9.5″
- Weight: 115 lbs
- Capacity: 8 guns
- Lock: Mechanical combination lock
- Security: 3 live-locking door bolts; concealed hinges
- Includes fastening hardware; 3 pre-drilled holes in the back and 6 in the bottom
- Includes 1 removable shelf; barrel rests; standoffs; fully carpeted interior and padded floor
- Approved by the California Department of Justice (DOJ).
Stack-On GS-8 8-Gun Safe — Is It Secure Or What?
The GS-8 is a mechanical combination lock gun safe with a drill-resistant steel plate behind the lock. The hinges are all completely concealed, making it nearly impossible to pry open, and it has 3 pry-proof locking bolts for added security. It also comes with included anchoring hardware, which is a must for safes under 600 lbs, so I would highly recommend having a place to anchor it down. It is of small enough size and weight that you might consider installing it somewhere with little room for anyone to be able to pry it open; this goes a long way toward adding security to lighter gun safes like the GS-8. The body of the safe is comprised of heavy-gauge steel and is completely solid. Although this is a mid-range safe, it is very secure if you take the time to choose a good place to install it and anchor it down with the included hardware. Anyone but an expert thief would have a very difficult time getting inside of this thing.
We did find that the combination dial is a bit “sticky” which is nothing big, but is probably due to a lack of bearings. It is still easy enough to turn the dial.
In conclusion, the Stack-On GS-8 is exactly what it’s advertised as: a great economy gun safe. If you’re looking for a secure gun safe on a budget, you can’t really go wrong with this one. However, if you’re looking for something with a little more capacity or a little extra security, you may want to consider a larger gun safe. The GS-8 is very adequate for most purposes, though.
What we loved about the Stack-On GS-8:
- Very economically priced
- Included fastening gear makes it simple to bolt down
- Customer service from Stack-On is top notch
What we didn’t like as much:
- The combination dial is a bit sticky
- Green painted color may be a bit tacky for some people
This gun safe is for:
- People with a moderately sized gun collection
- Those looking for a quality but inexpensive gun safe
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