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Top 9 Best High End Gun Safes In the USA in 2024

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There are so many different gun safes out there right now. These can be cheap, mid-range, or even expensive. However, for those who are looking to avoid value-oriented products, there are always these best high-end gun safes on the market.

You will find many high-end gun safe manufacturers that you probably already know and some you may not know, like Graffunder Safes.

Here are my recommended high-end gun safes, which will give you the best security for whatever items you choose!

1. Fort Knox Legend

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One of my favorite companies is at the top of my list! They make some great entry-level gun safes and go up to some of the best high-end gun safes on the market.

Yep, I’m talking about The Legend. This behemoth of a safe comes with every option and is the Rezvani (Google it) of the gun safe world. It’s clean and classy, but you won’t get past this thing.

This series of safes has 28 bolts that keep the door secured, and they are worked by Fort Knox’s crazy 55 rack-and-pinion door system. You should also remember that four of those 28 bolts are corner bolts, meaning even if you thought you could get a pry bar in those corners, they would go nowhere.

They didn’t stop there; you have to have steel, right? The Legend comes standard with a massive ¼ inch of outer steel and then an upgraded 10 gauge layer of stainless steel to keep from cutting torch and grinding wheel attacks; not to be outdone, they add another layer of 10 gauge AR500 bulletproof steel (yep, bulletproof).

As for aesthetics, Fort Knox offers a massive catalog of options on its other safes, such as paint options, interior configurations, carpeting, and so much more.

So what will this all cost you? The safe’s smallest and simplest version (The Legend 6637) starts at around $16,000. Meanwhile, the largest and optioned-out version (The Legend 7241) can start at over $21,000 and can reach over $23,000 with options.

However, like many things, you get what you pay for.

2. Graffunder Safes F-Rated Safes

I think everyone would be disappointed not to see this manufacturer high up on this list and talked about the most! Graffunder has a considerable reputation for being the best of the best. When you need to know what safe you need and don’t have a budget, this is what you buy.

What sets these guys apart is their security-first, aesthetics-second style of safes. Their top-line trim (of course, they have lower versions) has 1″ steel on the outside, with a 14-gauge and another 16-gauge steel liner on the inside.

As you know, the Fort Knox above is ¼” with 10 gauge stainless steel, so this is a ridiculous step up in steel thickness. They then fill those walls with a cement mixture for added security against saw attacks and to maintain a one-hour fire rating.

This safe takes a slightly different approach to door bolts. It surrounds the door with extremely strong 8 to 10 bolts (depending on the size of the safe).

Finally, spend some time looking at the safes on their website. In that case, you will probably notice the ridiculously tight door gaps. Door gaps may only sometimes tell you who the best manufacturer is. Still, they show attention to detail, and Graffunder has some of the smallest.

3. Vault Pro American Eagle

This company is a mixture of the previous two manufacturers! They bring crazy amounts of steel, small door gaps, and customization to the industry in a way no one else does.

Want something 100% unique? Vault Pro can make it for you. They even hire artists to come in and paint your safe in whatever way you want.

The highest-end version of their gun safes is called the American Eagle Series safes. They offer ¼” body construction and a 2-hour fire rating.

4. Browning Platinum

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  • Impressive fire rating
  • Tons of customizations
  • Axis Interior (one of my favorite)
  • Thick steel gauge
  • Equipped with corner bolts
  • Very heavy
  • Very expensive
  • Lock: Electronic, Mechanical or Biometric
  • Dimensions: 60" High by 46" Wide by 27" Deep
  • Steel: 7 gauge
  • Fire Rating: 120 min 1750 degrees
  • Weight: 1425 pounds
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If any normal person has done some research, they likely have stumbled upon the high-end version of Browning Safes. Yes, I’m talking about the Browning Platinum safes.

These safes feature 7 gauge steel, 28 bolts, and two-tone paint and can hold almost 2000 pounds.

The Platinum safes are really a sight to see with all the boltwork, a wooden interior, and, of course, my favorite interior layout of any gun safe out there today, the Axis Interior.

Anyway, if you are looking for a great safe, you should definitely have this one on your shortlist. If you buy it, you should get it in black cherry; it looks great.

5. Liberty Safe National Magnum

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It’s not often that I say a safe that starts at $4599 is a cheap safe, but Liberty’s top-of-the-line National Magnum is somehow considered that on this list.

Even though it’s one of the lower-cost options on this list, it still needs to be improved to make it a contender. It features a massive 2.5-hour fire rating and 7 gauge steel, plenty for most people looking for a high-end safe.

With its off-center locking mechanism, it also has a highly unique styling. You can never forget the extras, though! It comes with LED lighting, an electric outlet kit, a jewelry drawer, and so much more.

6. Amsec RF Safes

You can always tell when a gun safe should be taken seriously by the walls being completely filled with concrete rather than fireboard.

You can also tell when something is an extremely serious safe when its name is followed up by a TL30x6 designation.

This means the company went through the trouble (and cost) to have their safes thoroughly tested against tool attacks. In this case, the RF series was tested on all six sides to withstand 30 minutes of tool attacks on all six sides of the safe without breaking in.

The RF safe is not kidding at all with its 6″ wide doors, and 3″ wide walls. With a 120-minute fire rating achieved with cement, it is also one of the few safes on this list, which I really believe when it claims it.

It is claimed that this is the only TL30x6 gun safe on the market today, and from what I have seen, I believe it.

7. Inkas Saturn UL TL30×6 Safe

Wait, you are telling me you have never heard of Inkas? Well, I can’t blame you. They are a Canadian brand that also sells here in the USA.

The company is much more well-known for making heavily armored cars; for example, this heavily armored Lincoln Navigator is something that you should definitely look at.

While they don’t have a vast range of gun safes, all of them can have custom interiors built for them, so I’m sure you can figure out the rest. Much like the Amsec above we discussed, these safes have the same TL30x6 rating, meaning a tool attack for 30 minutes on all six sides.

They also use a cement-walled fire and security rating and actually have glass relockers on the inside of the door (yes, like in the movies). These excellent safes need a lot more attention in the USA.

8. Sun Welding Vault Safes

This is another great USA-made gun safe manufacturer that builds a safe precisely the way you want.

Their highest-end Vault safe offers a ½” solid steel plate door and a ¼” exterior body steel, both of which are incredibly impressive numbers for a safe that starts at just over $4000. These safes are also incredibly customizable. You can add whatever you would like to the front, inside, and the type of steel used in the safe.

They have upgradable fire ratings, locks, pull handles, and door organizers. If you are looking for a high-end gun safe but are on a budget, this is probably the safe for you.

9. Champion Safes Untouchable Series

Ahh, yes, the final of the major gun safe manufacturers, which include Liberty, Fort Knox, and Browning.

Champion Safes is the smallest of the major gun safe companies, but that doesn’t stop them from being one of the best. They offer multiple excellent safes, but their top-of-the-line version is the Untouchable. This massive safe has glass relockers, ¼” steel walls, ½” door (with an extra 10 gauge liner), and more.

My favorite part of this safe is its multi-step door that offers pry protection and helps with smoke repellent. 

Upsides of high-end safes

  • Extremely secure
  • Heavy duty
  • Great quality artistry
  • Unique
  • Normally USA made

Downsides of high-end safes

  • Massively expensive
  • Very, very heavy

What makes an excellent high-end safe?

1. Customization

Where would a good safe be without its massive amount of customization? The gun safes on this list all have that in common.

You want the right safe when you are willing to spend the money.

This includes paint colors, locks, hinges (internal and external options), interior configurations, fire ratings, and more.

The more options you have, the more you will enjoy safety and be able to get precisely what you want.

2. USA Made

I know elsewhere on this site, I have talked about where USA-made and imported safes don’t matter a ridiculous amount, especially regarding security.

However, when it comes to spending this amount of money and the customizations needed to get exactly what you want, the safe has to be made here in the USA (or Canada in Inkas’ case).

When safes are imported from outside the continent, adding or removing any safe functionality work is required, as you can only get what you want.

3. Thick steel

Where would a proper safe be without thick steel! This is what keeps thieves from breaking into your safe.

As you can see from all the safes on this list, the high end of the spectrum tends to have ridiculous amounts of steel between the outside world and the inside of the giant metal box.

4. Secure locking mechanism

At these price points, you should never see non-name brand locking mechanisms. Instead, you will find many of the best out there, including redundancies, EMP-proof capabilities, and, most importantly, some true reliability.

5. Extra security precautions

High-end safes can have a ton of extra functionality that other safes just can’t. This includes glass relockers, better hinges, smoke seals, thicker steel, better boltwork, and cool interior items like jewelry drawers and Axis interiors.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why would you need a high-end gun safe?

If you are reading this and wondering why anyone would want to spend so much money on a gun safe when there are safes well under $1000 that would work as well, here are some reasons.
High-dollar items—Some people prefer to keep their items within reach. Sometimes, those items are crazy expensive, sometimes priceless. When you have something like this, the safe it is in is only a percentage of what is inside. The upgrade to a high-end safe makes it worth it.

Fire-resistance — The more money you pay and the higher quality you get, the more likely a safe’s fire-resistance will match its advertised rating.

Irreplaceable items — Some things, like memories of your family or priceless artifacts, can’t be replaced, and a high-end safe is needed to protect them.

What is the most expensive gun safe?

The Fort Knox Legend Series gun safe is the most expensive safe on this list. Of course, there are bank vault safes, commercial safes, and more; however, for this list’s sake, the Legend is the highest price point.


If you are searching for a genuinely high-end safe, I hope this article helped you find one that matches your budget and needs for a safe.

Of course, there are safes on here that are way out of almost anyone’s budget and are more of a halo safe. However, there are others that are incredibly value-oriented, provided you can afford their still high price.

Regardless, these are some of the best when looking for the best high-end gun safes on the USA market today.

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