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Not all gun safes are created equal. Why?

More Steel + Fire Protection = Peace of Mind

Two of the most important elements in gun safe construction are steel and fire protection. We construct all of our gun safes with an outer steel body and an interior steel security liner. The interior steel liner provides a secondary barrier to further prevent attempted forced entry.

  • The interior steel security liner is not an option. It is included in all MERIK gun safes.
  • The interior steel liner is the same thickness as the outer steel body. 
  • The interior steel liner creates a "Safe within a Safe."

The construction of a gun safe's door and walls are the most critical line of defense from preventing a determined criminal from gaining access to your valuables.

We focus on the following seven critical areas...

  1. Fire Rating
  2. Door plate steel thickness
  3. Additional security plates inside of the door  
  4. Exterior body wall steel thickness
  5. Secondary Interior steel security liner thickness (the Safe within a Safe) 
  6. The placement, size, and numbers of active locking bolts
  7. Lock and locking mechanisms

The above features work in harmony to provide a well-designed gun safe at each price point within our Three Levels of Security. See the chart below to understand the differences in the MERIK Levels of Security from model to model.                            

 Gun Safe Comparison Chart 

 MERIK's all-inclusive list of features is at NO additional cost.

Compare MERIK's designs, features, and pricing to those of any other safe manufacturer. You will be glad you did.

 

 

Level 1 Security

Level 2 Security

Level 3 Security

Specifications

and Features  

MERIK Models

MERIK

Models

MERIK

Models

 

 

MODELS  

 

  

Apollo

Andromeda   Intrepid

Monitor

Classiq1

Phoenix

Odyssey  Guillotine 

Moab  

Classiq2

 

Matrix  

 Dungeon

Classiq3 

 

Fire Rating

Standard 

75 min @1400°F

90 min

@1600°F

120 min

@1800°F

Steel Thickness

All Exterior Surfaces  

1/8"

(11 ga)

3/16"

(7 ga)

1/4"

(3 ga)

Steel Thickness

Interior Liner

All Surfaces

1/8"

(11 ga)

3/16"

(7 ga)

1/4"

(3 ga)

Combined Total Steel Thickness

of  each Wall, the Floor, and the Ceiling

1/4"

 

3/8"

 

1/2"

  

Steel Thickness 

 of the Dual

Security Plates

Inside of Door

(Full Height and Width of Door)  

1/8" + 1/8"

(11 ga + 11 ga)

3/16" + 3/16"

(7 ga + 7 ga)

1/4" + 1/4"

(3 ga + 3ga)

Combined Total Steel Thickness

of the Door

 

 

1/2" 

 

 

3/4" 

 

 

1"  

 

Eight-Way Bolt Work - Horizontal, Vertical & CornerStandard   

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The Diameter of Horizontal, Vertical, and Corner Locking Bolts - Standard  

1-3/4"

1-3/4"

2"

Number of Active Horizontal,  Vertical & Corner Locking Bolts 

(72"h x 41"w safe) Standard 

18

20

22

UL Listed S&G Group II Mechanical Lock  

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Velcro friendly carpeted back door panel with movable holsters 

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6 Pre-Cut Anchor Holes, Wedge Bolts Included  

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Intumescent Door Seals to Protect Against Fire and Smoke  

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Heavy-duty Welded  Hinges  

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 Bolt-Dent System   

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 Anti-Pry Tabs resisting Pry Attacks to Locking Bolts  

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Triple 10 Gauge AR500 Hard Plates for Attack Resistance   

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Fully Continuous Welded Steel Body

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Rolled Form Composite Door and Body Design  

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Dual Relockers  

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Interior

LED Lighting  

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3 - AC Power Supply Outlets with 3 - USB Ports  

Standard
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Dehumidifier  

Standard
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LIFETIME WARRANTY Against Theft & Fire on Safe*   

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Things to consider before buying a Gun Safe or Gun Vault. Learn more.
*Contents in safe or vault are not covered by Warranty 
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Steel Thickness Chart

Probably the most misunderstood fact in the gun safe industry...
NOTE: The higher the steel gauge number, the thinner the steel

 

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Gun Safe Interior Configuration Options

 

 

Gun Safe Wall Section with fireboards (example)