Winchester 26 Gun Safe Review: 3 Things to know before a Purchase Decision

The Winchester 26 Gun Safe is a newcomer to the Amazon market and at the higher end of the entry-level gun safe category so it does not have any buyer ratings as yet. It has received a 67.4 Smart Rating. The Smart Rating system is based upon the quantified reviews of recognized industry experts on a scale of 1 to 100, with 1 being the lowest rating. The Winchester 26 Gun Safe rating places it in the range of being considered a good purchase.

Winchester 26 Gun Safe

Gun Safe Summary:

The Winchester 26 Gun Safe places an emphasis on protecting your guns from theft and fire. It has Mercury Class II fire protection installed in the door and container walls. This fire protection gives it a solid 60 minutes of protection in heat up to 1200 degrees. More importantly, this type of fire protection keeps the interior temperature at 350 or below. While guns are made of metal, the fragility of firing pins and springs means they can melt long before a barrel is damaged. The gun safe also includes UL RSC quality locks and protections to make the Winchester 26 Gun Safe one of the most tamper-resistant gun safes in its price range. It is a larger sized gun safe than most in the entry-level genre and this should be reason enough to make you consider carefully if it is the right purchase for you.

Winchester Treasury 26 Safe with Dial Lock - Black
  • Proven 90 minute Fire rating at 1400 F
  • Pal sol heat expanding door seal expands to over 6x its size when subjected to heat, creating a barrier against heat and smoke
  • UL listed S & G mechanical lock with no vulnerable solenoid or key override feature
  • Dead locking bolts on the hinge side of the door cannot be compromised in a burglary attack
  • 26 gun- mechanical lock

Last update on 2020-05-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API #CommissionsEarned

1. Size and where it fits:

Winchester 26 Gun Safe Amazon

The Winchester 26 Gun Safe is standard in height, measuring 59 –inches, but its width and depth may make it an unusual fit. The gun safe has an exterior width of 36-inches and a depth of 26-inches. Add in the additional 3-inches to the depth to accommodate the spoke handle and now it needs almost 30-inches of space. The 36-inch width is the most problematic because it makes it more difficult to move this safe through regular man doors and to be able to negotiate tight hallways. The 718 lb weight and it’s slightly larger than average size also require a pallet for delivery. It is not something that can be handled well using a hand truck. In weight, it is not as heavy as some entry-level gun safes so it can be placed on standard supported floors. To open the door to its full 180 extents, you will need a flush area that is almost 7 feet wide. It is the clear area that is required to fully open the door that will restrict where you can place the Winchester 26 Gun Safe in a home or office, this is not a gun safe that can be tucked away in a single closet, although it will fit amply well in a double.

2. What it’s made of:

The container and door of the Winchester 26 Gun Safe is made of 12-gauge solid steel plate that is lined with Mercury II class fire protection material. All of the joints are continuously welded and there is an additional double stage silicone fire seal around the door jamb and Palusol™ seal on the door itself. It has a 4-way locking bolt system featuring 14 bolts and adjustable ball bearing hinges. It is important to note that left out of the manufacturer’s description of the hinges is whether or not the ball bearing type is classified as commercial grade. This can be an important distinction as almost all entry-level gun safes are produced in China and specifications have to meet USA standards. More emphasis is placed on the choice of brass, nickel or chrome being available for the 3-point handle.

3. Why this Gun Safe is good?

The Winchester 26 Gun Safe is bigger than most gun safes in the entry-level range, which is about the best thing that it has going for it. It has Winchester’s patented PDO or premium door organizer with the no-hassle release system for two long guns included. The added width is a true bonus because it does allow for full-width pistol storage. What does make this gun safe a good buy is that it has more expandable options than most other safes? These are two and four drawer systems that can redefine the interior space to accommodate jewelry and other valuables. In many ways, the Winchester 26 Gun Safe is a safe that happens to be set up to accommodate long rifles as well.

Wrapping it up:

The Winchester 26 Gun Safe is a good multi-purpose safe that is wider than most in its class. The best way to decide if your money will be well spent on it is to read more balanced reviews of other similar class safes at our site. Once you know the plusses and minuses of each security system, it will be easier to make the right choice.

Winchester Treasury 26 Safe with Dial Lock - Black
  • Proven 90 minute Fire rating at 1400 F
  • Pal sol heat expanding door seal expands to over 6x its size when subjected to heat, creating a barrier against heat and smoke
  • UL listed S & G mechanical lock with no vulnerable solenoid or key override feature
  • Dead locking bolts on the hinge side of the door cannot be compromised in a burglary attack
  • 26 gun- mechanical lock

Last update on 2020-05-25 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API #CommissionsEarned

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The Winchester 26 Gun Safe places an emphasis on protecting your guns from theft and fire. It has Mercury Class II fire protection installed in the door and container walls.

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