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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Product Review: Sentry Safe Gun Safe

Sentry G0135 Gun Safe
Time to review my new Sentry Gun Safe. Specifically it is the G0135 black five long gun safe.  It surfaced on my radar as a Survival Deal a few weeks ago and I jumped on it for $151. It came with free shipping and was hand delivered right to my front door. Driver was nice enough to roll it into the house for me on his dolly. It now sells for $249.99 + shipping.

At 76 pounds, it isn't the hardest safe to move but you won't be getting it out the door easily.  It comes with mounting hardware to secure the safe to both wall and floor.  I particularly like the eight lever, double bit security key. Reminds me of the old "skeleton keys" from the old days but this one has a shiny chrome finish. The safe comes with two keys and instructions on how to obtain more if the originals are lost. In short, it requires $12 and a notary letter with proof of ownership.

Fully stocked, pic from Amazon.
The solid steel door has two hidden hinges on the inside of the safe and is roughly 2mm thick. The outside dimensions are 55 x 12 x 11.5 inches and the inside measures 53.5 x 11.8 x 9.5 inches (H xW x D) inside to deliver a capacity of 3.5 cubic feet of carpeted storage space. 

The slotted gun rack holds up to five long guns and has a convenient shelf at the top for ammo, cleaning supplies, etc.  While the rack holds up to five rifles, if you have larger scopes on them you should count on only fitting three comfortably.  If you have a 24" barreled rifle, you may want to modify the top shelf and move it up a bit.

It has a near 4 out of 5 star rating on Amazon (51 votes) and is brought down mostly by buyers who received their safes without keys. Let's be honest though. For $150, you can't expect a 300 pound Liberty safe.  This will, however, keep my shotgun out of reach from my little ones.

Thumbs up from me!

~OJD

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Never hurts to have a gun safe. At least your guns won't fall over against each other in the closet!

-Armenius the Hermit

Anonymous said...

Really nice and intelligent purchase....of course I'd need a dozen or so of that size.

-Stephen

Anonymous said...

I have one of these and like it. It's bolted to the back and floor of my closet. I built a set of narrow shelves to fit on the left side to hold handguns and more ammo. Still holds 4 long guns comfortably. It's not the greatest safe, but it would take a determined burgular some time and tools to take off with it. The only isssue is that my wife lost her key. Either that or the baby "hid" it. Since i don't have the original paperwork I can't get a replacement key. Oh..well.....

-Madkelt

Anonymous said...

I have the exact same safe and I love it! I keep my 3 guns in there and still have room for my fly fishing rod and reel!


-Rob

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Anonymous said...

Hi Madkelt,

My name is Joe and I'm a member of the SentrySafe team. I just saw your comment about the lost keys and would like to try to help out. Did you contact customer service? We should be able to get you a new key based on your model, lock, and serial numbers. You can use our online Key Replacement tool at http://www.sentrysafe.com/CustomerCare/Need_A_Key or call Customer Service 800-828-1438.

I hope that helps!

If you have any more questions, feel free to contact us on our website, on Twitter @SentrySafe or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/sentrysafe.

Regards,
Joe - On Behalf of SentrySafe

Anonymous said...

Hi OJD,

Congrats on your purchase! Glad to hear you're happy with the product! We'd love to hear from you on our Facebook page if you have a minute (www.facebook.com/sentrysafe). Also, FYI - we're hosting weekly product giveaways on our Facebook page!

Best,
Joe - On Behalf of SentrySafe

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Nice follow up Joe! Now you know, you've opened the door for me to ask for a contest sponsorship in the future don't ya? I can see it now:

Orange Jeep Dad is sponsored by Sentry Safe! Suh-weet! B)

The Orange Jeep Dad said...

Someday Stephen...someday.

Anonymous said...

thanks for share.

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