(ironworks usa, rhino usa, kodiak, longhorn)
The Longhorn Strongbox LSB1014 is the first keyed locking safe I’ve looked at that I can endorse. My reasons for endorsing the safe are as follows: 1) The safe is made with adequate steel. 2) It has big enough bolts to offer real resistance to forced entry. 3) There is no convenient tool that would allow one to jiggle or rake open the lock in a matter of seconds. 4) The safe is built in a way that allows one to swap out the lock. The safe also looks great, like a furnishing rather than a gadget in one’s home.
This safe was examined on April 2, 2020.
The Longhorn Strongbox LSB1818 is the first personal safe—not necessarily a handgun safe—that I can recommend for its intended purpose. Not one of the small personal safes I’ve examined before this has been remotely secure. They’ve always had holes, gaps, weak locks, and generally flimsy construction. This safe is not intended to take the place of a full-sized safe for storing a gun collection. But it’s something a first-time gun owner could store a handgun in, and also lock up ammunition, or emergency cash, or narcotic medications, or that $5,000 aviator watch, which I don’t own.
This safe was examined on April 19, 2020.