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Liberty Gun Safes vs Browning Gun Safes: A Comprehensive Comparison

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Browning and Liberty are two of the most popular brands in the gun safe world. But which one is better? In this article, we will compare Browning and Liberty Gun Safes in terms of features, security, price, and more. By the end of this article, you will be able to make an informed decision about which brand and type of gun safe is right for you.

So, how do Liberty and Browning compare? If you are looking for customization and a great interior, Browning Gun Safes is one of the best. However, if you want one of the most popular companies (for good reason) and an easy purchasing experience, Liberty is the direction you want to go.

Browning Gun Safes: A Quick Look

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  • Origin: Domestic & Import
  • Founded: 1878
  • Owner: Herstal Group
  • Warranty: 5-Year
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There are three significant things that I like about Browning gun safes. That would be their price, their interiors, and the external hinges.

Browning Gun Safes is one of the most veteran gun safe companies on the market today. They offer a wide variety of options, ranging from the entry-level Sporter series (an import safe) to some of their highest security and highly customizable Platinum safes.

Their safes offer a great price and a good value throughout their lineup, making them a better value (in general) than many other safes on the market, including Liberty.

If you are looking for something high-quality yet great-priced, you can lean on their import safes. If you want to see what Browning offers in interiors, thick steel gauges, and high-quality locking mechanisms, any USA-made safes are an excellent option.

Quick Note: Browning sent me a PV500 pistol vault for review, but it was returned afterward.

Liberty Gun Safes: What should you know?

  • Origin: Domestic & Import
  • Founded: 1988
  • Owner: Monomoy Capital Partners LP
  • Warranty: Lifetime
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This company is the biggest in the nation, and every single one of its gun safe models is made here in the USA! Its warranty is one of the best in the industry, and it takes pride in its work and quality.

While I am not a huge fan of their lowest-level Centurion Series, all of their gun safe models are fantastic. That said, you can think of Liberty as the Apple of the gun safe world, where you know you are paying a premium for the Liberty name.

However, you have to remember Liberty (of is one of my favorite USA made companies) got to where it is by making quality products and standing by them; many times, it is worth paying that premium for reliability and functionality.

Liberty Gun Safes offers some excellent features, such as military locking bars, excellent fire ratings, and some of the nicest paintwork in the industry.

Liberty has one of the largest networks of retailers, making it incredibly easy to purchase one of their gun safes and get it into your home. Much easier than Browning.

Which brand would I look at?

I am a massive fan of Browning Gun Safes. While they aren’t quite the quality that Liberty has, I prefer their external locking mechanisms, and their Axis Interior and DPX door systems are the best in the industry.

Ultimately, both manufacturers offer some of the best quality on the market today, and you can’t go wrong with either one. They are highly comparable in pricing (with Browning just a bit lower), and both are comparable in quality standards.

Which safes would I buy specifically?

Now that we have discussed the brands in general, which safes would I personally look to buy from each brand?

Regarding Browning, if I were looking at an entry-level safe, I highly recommend their Sporter Series in the 33-gun configuration (Paid Link). This safe is affordable, offers 12 gauge steel, a 60-minute fire rating at 1400 degrees, and Browning’s Cantilever Interior (not quite as good as their Axis Interior, but close).

If I wanted a Browning but wanted it to be USA-made, I like their Browning Silver Series 33 (which you can buy here) (Paid Link). It is the same size as the Sporter we mentioned above. Yet, it is American-made, has the full Axis Interior, 11 gauge steel, and a 100-minute fire rating at 1680 degrees.

On the Liberty Safes side of things, by far, I think their best value product is their USA series of gun safes (also known as the Classic Series here) (Paid Link). With 12 gauge steel, a high-quality fire rating, multiple color and lock options, and more, it is a great value from one of the best manufacturers in the industry.

What are some other competitors to look at?

Did you know that Browning and Liberty Safes are only 16.9 miles from each other in Utah? Well, they aren’t alone there, either. Within that area in Utah, you will also find companies like Fort Knox Vaults and Champion Safes. Both of these companies are direct competitors, Browning and Liberty. They are also some of the best in building quality.

If you are looking for a crazy amount of customization, Fort Knox is one of the best in the industry. They offer various colors, inner steel liners, bulletproof steel layers, interior layouts, and more.

Meanwhile, Champion Safes offers good old-fashioned thick steel and incredible innovations like stepped door sills. They are also one of the only manufacturers on the market that can have a curved top to their doors, making it a unique statement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Browning safes imported gun safes?

Some of Browning’s gun safes are made outside of the USA. This includes lines of safes such as the Sporter, Rawhide, 1878 series, and the MP Blackout. Meanwhile, safes like the Silver, Medallion, and Platinum series are made here in America.

Where are Liberty safes made?

All of Liberty’s gun safe models are made in the United States. Suppose you are someone looking at their home safes. In that case, they import some of their safes from outside the USA, so it is worth paying attention to the nation of origin when shopping for one of those safes.


Browning and Liberty Gun Safes are direct competitors. They each have their unique upsides and downsides. However, they are both some of the best gun safes on the market today in quality, steel strength, interiors, customizations, and so much more. 

There would be no reason to wonder if you purchased the wrong gun safe if you bought either one.

Regarding Browning vs. Liberty gun safes, there is no clear-cut answer as to which one is better. Both brands are high-quality and offer a variety of features that make them stand out from the competition.

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