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The ABCs of Gun Safe Bodies

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Just like people, gun safes have all types of differently-sized bodies. This is great, because gun owners have different storage needs. One owner may have multiple guns around the same size, while another may have few but varied types of guns. Still another may have an extensive collection of guns to protect.

What Matters Most About Gun Safe Bodies?

It is important that safe owners have a wide variety of different sized gun safe bodies from which to choose. What is most important is what those bodies are made of…high-quality, American-made steel. And that is what Liberty Safe uses to build all our gun safe bodies. But what also matters is how that steel is utilized when building those gun safe bodies, too.

The Old Way to Build a Safe Body

Many manufacturers of gun safes rely on the old-fashioned way of building a safe box. They weld the top, bottom and back of the safe to the side walls of the box to construct the safe body. Those edges need to be ground down before the safe body can be painted or powder-coated. Because the welded seams are usually thick, the finished product could have unsightly bumps. Or even worse, small areas where grinding the seams compromises the security of the safe because the seams could be pried apart.

Uni-Body Construction on All Full-Sized Safes

Unlike mass-produced safes, Liberty takes the extra time and effort with our exclusive and state-of-the-art roll-form process for our secure uni-body construction. This process folds our high-quality rolled steel precisely into the specified body size.

With uni-body construction, there are no seams in the front, on the side or the top of the safe where a burglar would be most likely to try to pry open or break the welds. And in the areas where welding is required, it is performed by robotic welding machines for a precise and stronger weld. This produces a more rigid safe body.

Each safe back is robotically welded to the body, but in a unique way. Instead of welding at the corner with just two points of contact, the weld is moved from the edge to the back of the safe. This gives the weld three points of contact to seal the joint. With the joint’s overlap, a stronger bond is created that cannot be pried apart. And better yet, there is no weld grinding needed because of the precision. The result is a much stronger safe than those made using traditional manufacturing methods.