With burglaries, fire, and floods destroying billions of dollars in losses each year, protecting your valuables is crucial in modern times.  Items from jewelry, important documents and of course firearms should be protected if at all possible.  Add to that the responsibility we all have as firearms owners to keep our firearms in a manner that are not accessible to unauthorized persons and you have a strong need for a quality safe.

 

The water drop logo caught my eye in the store
The water drop logo caught my eye in the store

I was recently picking out safes at a local retailer and stumbled onto Stack On’s Total Defense Series.  The idea of the safe intrigued me.  With the exception of some inexpensive locker style cabinets, nearly all safes boast fire ratings showing a certain temperature and a time period.  I had not seen any safes though in my time looking that boasted a flood protection.  Now I do not live in an area prone to flooding but I have had a leaky gutter cause water in my basement.  I have also heard several stories of people who were on vacation when a pipe burst or their hot water tank rusted through and their basement became flooded.  The idea of this extra protection had me sold!

I ended up receiving a 24 gun combination lock Total Defense Series safe within a couple weeks of my initial discovery and have since had a chance to set it up to my liking.  There are a few nuances to this safe (as with most other safes).