Sports Afield Gun Safe Review Of All Models

Sports Afield is a specific hunting brand that produces much more than just gun safes. They are famous for their hunting adventure magazine which was established in 1887 and through the ages it has changed its owners and publications many times.

Sports Afield Gun Safe logo

But, the things that interest us are the products with the Sports Afield name on it, specifically gun safes. They haven’t produced Sports Afield gun safe models since 1887, but they do have the knowledge about storing firearms so you can expect good quality models in their offer.

Advantages Of Sports Afield Gun Safe Brand

They know A Lot About Firearms

A hunting adventure magazine is all about firearms so you can expect a certain level of expertise among their writers, workers and even directors. When your business revolves around hunting you have to show to your readers and customers that you know what you are doing. That is why you can be sure that their professionalism is up to speed.

They Offer Different Types Of Gun Safes

Hunting is mostly revolved around rifles and other long guns and I like the fact that they did different types of gun safes no matter the firearms. It means that most of their gun safes are made to store long guns, but they also managed to produce small gun safes for pistols and handguns because they are aware the diversity any hunter can experience.

Their Gun Safes Come With The DOJ Approval

The DOJ approval means that almost every gun safe model in their offer has the green light from the California Department of Justice as a safe storage space for firearms. That is a good enough proof that the Sports Afield safe manufacturer knows what he is doing and he cares about the quality and performance.

Sports Afield Gun Safe Reviews

Sports Afield SA-RV1 Lightning Handgun Vault

This series is the only handgun series in the Sports Afield gun safe offer. This handgun safe comes in different sizes and the first one I want to show you is a drawer safe and it is called like that because it has a top door that allows you to open the safe and grab the gun without pulling the safe out of the drawer. Its drawer design makes it slim and small so you can store only one handgun inside, so if you want to store more guns, pick a bigger version of this gun safe.

Sports Afield SA-RV1 Lightning Handgun Vault

The construction of the safe is made of durable material from the outside and foam to prevent damages from the inside. The lock on the safe is the digital combination which means that you have to get the batteries for it – they don’t come with the safe. The interior is equipped with a red light so you can see where the gun is during a complete dark, but the light is not too bright so you won’t get noticed because of it. Like every gun safe with an electronic lock, this safe has a backup lock and key so you can unlock the safe if the batteries end up empty during the time and you haven’t replaced them.

Sports Afield SA-RV2 Lightning Handgun Vault

The second Sports Afield gun safe I wanted to share with you is a bigger version of the first handgun safe, but it is still a gun safe for 1 handgun. The main difference between those two models is the location of the door. The SA-RV2 Sports Afield gun safe comes with front doors so you can put it on the shelf or in the closet. The interior of the safe is also foam protected so you can prevent scratching of your firearms.

Sports Afield SA-RV2 Lightning Handgun Vault

The electronic lock is identical to the first model which means it is a combination lock with 4 buttons for easier PIN code entering. This gun safe has a quicker reaction time because it is equipped with quick access drop-down door that opens the moment you unlock the safe. The entire gun safe has a tamper-resistant design and it comes with the small red light inside the safe.

Sports Afield SA-RV3 Lightning Handgun Vault

The biggest in the handgun Sports Afield gun safe series is the SA-RV3 model which can store up to 2 handguns inside. The reason for that is its one additional shelf inside the safe which gives it extra storage space. The interior of the safe is foam padded just like previous models to prevent damages to your belongings.

Sports Afield SA-RV3 Lightning Handgun Vault

The design of this safe is actually pretty similar to the SA-RV2 model, but it is higher and bigger in general. The electronic combination lock opens the drop-down door, allowing you a quick reaction in time of needs. The lock uses 3-8 digit code to unlock the safe and you can easily choose your own code.

Sports Afield SA-RVS Lightning Handgun Vault

This is the last Sports Afield gun safe made to store handguns and it has the capacity for only one. Its special design allows you to mount it on the work desk or bedside table so you can feel secure in your home and office.  This is also known as the quick access Sports Afield gun safe because it has a special drop down storage that releases the gun and you can grab it by the handle the moment the safe is opened.

 Sports Afield SA-RVS Lightning Handgun Vault

This gun safe is also equipped with the same electronic combination lock with 4 buttons so you can quickly enter the 3-8 digit code to unlock it. You can mount it both horizontally and vertically which makes this gun safe user-friendly and it will keep your handgun secured at all times.

Sports Afield SA5516 Gun Safe

Now I will start with the big gun safes and the first model has the capacity to store 10 guns. The interior of the safe is fully carpeted which means there is no chance you will damage your guns inside the safe. Besides that, the interior has a rifle rack, one shelf at the top for ammo or handguns and interesting door organizer you can use to store additional handguns and other items. Besides that, this Sports Afield gun safe comes with built-in internal AC power with removable external cord and USB ports. This interior has it all.

Sports Afield SA5516 Gun Safe

The exterior is as impressive as the interior. The entire construction is made of 14-gauge steel and the electronic combination lock on the door is illuminated so you can enter the right code even in the dark. You can easily set your own access code and if the batteries end up empty in the lock you can easily open the safe using override lock and key. Besides security, the safe has a few additional features. It provides fire protection for 40 minutes at 1200°F and it comes with the California DOJ approval.

Sports Afield SA5520P Gun Safe

This is a Sports Afield 20 gun safe, but that capacity is not only for long guns. To be more exact, this gun safe can store up to 18 long guns and 4 handguns, but I would recommend storing 16 long guns inside to avoid the crowd. The fully carpeted interior is equipped with rifle racks and shelf so you can easily organize your gun collection.

Sports Afield SA5520P Gun Safe

Just like the model above, this one comes with an illuminated combination lock and UL approved power outlet. The fire protection of this safe is also 40 minutes at 1200°F, but that is not all. This gun safe is also waterproof. It means it can stay for 7 days up to 2 feet in the water and it will prevent the water from entering the safe.

Sports Afield SA5930H Haven (36-Gun) Fire/Waterpoof Safe

This Sports Afield 6033 executive vault can store up to 36 guns inside which is pretty impressive, but this number is not for long guns only. The safe can store up to 33 long guns and 6 handguns, but due to the adjustable interior, you can play with its capacity. The fully carpeted interior comes with rifle racks, shelves, and a door organizer and you can set the shelves in the safe the way you want them to be. That means you can completely adjust the interior to your desires

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This Sports Afield safe 6033 is made of 14-gauge steel and it uses the same illuminated keypad as the other models so you can expect the same level of quality. The Sports Afield SA6033 also comes with built-in internal AC power with removable external power cord and USB ports which can come handy if you want to install a dehumidifier in the safe. The fire protection is also 40 minutes at 1200°F and the safe comes with a lifetime warranty.

Sports Afield SA5930H Gun Safe

Another Sports Afield 40 gun safe worth mentioning is this one that can store up to 36 long guns and 4 handguns inside the fully carpeted interior. Due to the 36 long guns capacity you can easily call it Sports Afield 36 gun safe too. The interior is equipped with rifle racks and shelves because that is the best way to store your firearm collection without worrying about scratches and other types of damages.

Sports Afield SA5930H Gun Safe

The lock on this Sports Afield 36 gun safe is the same as other models – electronic keypad with the handle, but there are other differences on the safe. For example, this safe comes with the door that can swing 180° which can provide you easier access to the safe. The fire protection of this safe is impressive; it can withstand 75 minutes or fire at 1200°F. Another type of protection this Sports Afield 36 gun safe offers is the water protection. It means it can say in 2 feet of water for 7 days with the completely dry interior.

Sports Afield SA6040 Gun Safe

The Sports Afield safe SA6040 is actually one of the Sports Afield 48 gun safe models because it can store 40 long guns plus 8 handguns inside. The safe is fully carpeted from the inside just like other models in the Sports Afield gun safe reviews and that is not a surprise. The same thing is with the design of the interior. It consists of rifle racks and shelves so you can use the entire interior.

Sports Afield SA6040 Gun Safe

 

This Sports Afield 48 gun safe is an impressive gun safe with almost 50 gun capacity so you can expect impressive features. The electronic keypad lock is the same as others which makes it very good. The fire protection of the safe is 40 minutes at 1200°F which prevents heat and smoke from entering the safe. Besides fire protection, the safe comes with water protection too and it has a lifetime warranty.

Sports Afield 32 Gun Safe & Sports Afield 48 Gun Safe

This model comes in two sizes, the smaller one is Sports Afield 32 gun safe and the bigger one is Sports Afield 48 gun safe and both capacities include handguns and long guns. Their characteristics are basically the same so I decided to put them in one “Sports Afield 32 & Sports Afield 48 gun safe review”. The interior of the safes is fully carpeted and it consists of rifle racks, shelves, and door organizers.

Sports Afield 32 Gun Safe & Sports Afield 48 Gun Safe

Both versions are made of 12-gauge steel construction and are equipped with the same illuminated UL electronic lock like other models. You can expect that this gun safe comes with fire protection and you wouldn’t be wrong. It has 90 minutes of fire protection at 1200°F which is double the protection period than other models and that is very impressive.

Sports Afield 68 Gun Safe

Now we are talking about high capacity gun safes and this bad boy can store up to 68 guns although the standard detects it could be Sports Afield 64 gun safe. There is room for 60 long guns and 8 handguns in the fully carpeted interior that consists of adjustable rifle racks, shelves, and door organizer. That means you can easily organize the entire gun safe storage space by your own desire.

Sports Afield 68 Gun Safe

The construction of this safe is made of 14-gauge steel and the lock is the same electronic lock like on other models. The fire protection is not as impressive as the Sports Afield 32 gun safe & Sports Afield 48 gun safe models but it is more than enough to keep your firearms secure. It lasts 40 minutes at 1200°F.

Sports Afield 48 Gun Safe Professional Series

This is Sports Afield gun safe is made for businesses which mean it is bigger, more durable and equipped with even better features. But, let’s start from the beginning – the interior. This is actually the Sports Afield 48 gun safe that comes with fully adjustable and carpeted interior (plus a door organizer) which means you can organize it the way you want it.

Sports Afield 48 Gun Safe Professional Series

This professional gun safe has UL approved electronic lock that is easily programmable and illuminated so you can enter the right PIN code even in the dark. The 12-gauge steel construction makes the safe durable and the special heat-expanding door seal keeps the smoke and heats away from the interior during the fire. The entire fire protection is 60 minutes at 1200°F.

Last update on 2021-02-19 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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