Top 6 Steelwater Gun Safe Reviews | 2022 Consumer Review Guide

Top 6 Steelwater Gun Safe Reviews | 2022 Consumer Review Guide

Steelwater Gun Safe Reviews.

Having a good, reliable gun safe is almost a requirement these days.

For avid hunters and enthusiasts, nothing beats the quality of a Steelwater gun safe. They are designed for security, but also provide protection inside – less humidity, organized interior, and multiple models.

Below is our list of top Steelwater gun safes. 

#1.) Standard Duty 16 Safe#2.) Heavy Duty 20 Long Gun Safe#3.) Standard Duty 16 Gun Safe#4.) Standard Duty 20 Gun Safe#5.) Heavy Duty  22 Gun Safe#6.) Heavy Duty  39 Long Gun Safe 

** FYI:  links go to Amazon (had lowest Steelwater prices)

#1.) Standard Duty 16 Gun Safe

The Steelwater Standard Duty 16 Safe provides space to store 8 – 10 guns (smaller guns and rifles).

It comes with removable shelves on the inside.

Capacity:  Up to 10 guns

Measures: 59″ x 22″ x 16″

Weight:  305 pounds

Depending on your inventory, there’s likely space for smaller items as well.

What makes it reliable is the 3-way direct drive lock and bolt system — provides multiple points of attachment for higher security.

Includes digital lock with reprogrammable codes.

System is further enhanced with 1.5-inch chrome-plated locking bolts on the inside which protect every side of the door — hardened steel frame is drill resistant as well.

Each Steelwater safe is 100% fireproof and can sustain up to 1875°F.

#2.) Steelwater 20 Long Gun Safe

The Heavy Duty 20 is packed with safety features.

It is equipped with EMP proof electronic lock system supported by a double-sided bypass key to prevent even sophisticated intruders.

Capacity:  Up to 20 guns

Measure: 59″ x 28″ x 18″

Weight:  453 pounds

Thick steel bolts are available if you want to bolt the safe to the floor — not always necessary, but a good added measurement for theft prevention.

Steelwater’s bolts are super durable and it’d take a real expert to cut or take them off.

Further increasing the safety is the heat-activated door seal. In cases of fire, it’ll expand to prevent smoke, fire or water from entering the safe and causing damage inside.

Capacity of storing up to 20 long guns, it’s the perfect safe for hunting enthusiasts with multiple rifles. 

#3.) Steelwater 16 Gun Safe

The Steelwater 16 Gun Safe is the most popular online.

It comes with hardened drill-resistant steel exterior protecting it against pierces, hammers or fire.

Capacity:  Up to 16 guns

Dimension: 59″ x 22″ x 16″

Safe Weight: 380 pounds

It comes with fully upholstered interior — separated racks let you stack guns neatly without them pressing against each other and causing scratches.

Buyers say the carpeted interior prevents damage and helps keep firearms well-organized inside.

Keeping a dry environment is important to keep your guns in their peak condition.

Very good buyer reviews online.

#4.) Standard Duty 20 Gun Safe

Steelwater Standard Duty 20 can hold up to 20 long guns.

As a Standard Duty Safe it is designed with ballistic resistant hard plates and heat expandable door – this helps keep it safe in case of fire or smoke.

** One of the features that I really like in Steelwater gun safes is the door organizer inside. It helps keep your smaller guns and ammo well-organized & easily accessible.  See images here >

The Standard Duty 20 comes with shelving units to place other valuables as well — it’s meant for firearms, but it’s large enough for anything important you’d like to keep secure.


  • Capacity:  Up to 20 guns
  • Measurements:  59″ x 28″ x 18″
  • Weight:  408 pounds
  • Digital lock system
  • 1.5″ steel-reinforced locking bolts
  • Heat activated door seal
  • Drill-resistant exterior
  • Carpeted inside + lighting

Potential Flaws

  • Can’t stack ammo cans one next to the other

#5.) Heavy Duty 22 Gun Safe

The Steelwater Heavy Duty 22 Gun Safe is designed with 12 gauge steel construction.

Includes a 5 1/8″ thick door and for security there is a key lock dial with option to upgrade to a digital lock if needed.

Thanks to the impenetrable metal construction, 18 steel locking bolts, fireproof mode & drill-resistant hard plates, your guns will be kept in the same condition for extended periods of time.

Silica gel is also included in the delivery — this specialized gel helps keeps the interior humid-free.


  • Capacity:  Up to 22 guns
  • Measurements:  59″ x 30″ x 24″
  • Weight:  581 pounds (2nd heaviest Steelwater gun safe)
  • 5″ thick composite door
  • 60 Minute Fireproof
  • Combination Lock
  • 1.5″ steel reinforced locking bolts
  • 2 layers of fire-board in the walls
  • Heat activated door seal
  • Carpeted inside + lighting
  • 450g silica gel = humid-free

Potential Flaws

  • More expensive than other similar units

#6.) Heavy Duty 39 Long Gun Safe

The Heavy Duty 39 is one of the most favorite gun safes for passionate collectors — it can hold more than any other Steelwater gun safe.

With a holding capacity of 24-30 long guns, it is one of the highest rated on the market.

18 locking bolts make it impossible to break into or steal from it, giving you maximum strength and safety.

Gear lock system is 8x stronger than the regular one, which protects not only the outside lock, but also re-locker, gear drive, and linkages. 


  • Capacity:  up to 24-30 guns
  • Measurements:  59″ x 39″ x 24″
  • Weight:  689 pounds (heaviest Steelwater gun safe)
  • 5″ composite door thickness
  • Combination Lock
  • 1.5″ steel reinforced locking bolts
  • 2 layers of fire-board in the walls
  • Heat activated door seal
  • Drill-resistant hard plates (8x)
  • Carpeted inside + lighting

Potential Flaws

  • Heavier safe

I’m not sure when new models will arrive, but when they do I’ll add them on my list for Steelwater Gun Safe Reviews.

If you have any questions or think there’s info missing, please let me know in the comments!

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