Legacymakes an excellent line of gun safes. They use a 4-way active bolt like the ones found on jeweler's safes. A 4-way active bolt means that the bolts on the top, hinge side, opening side and bottom are all active - they move into position when the safe locks. Many gun safes don't even have a locking bolt on the hinge side. Legacy gun safes also use 1-1/2 inch locking bolts as compared to 1 inch bolts on other gun safes.
Legacy gun safes carry a 1 hour 1200 degree F fireproof rating. This means that the safe has been tested to withstand a 1200 degree F fire for a period of 1 hour, and that the temperature inside the safe did not rise above 350 degrees F. This is a low enough temperature to keep from permanently damaging your guns. In addition, during the test the humidity inside the safe is measured to make sure that it does not rise above 80 degrees F. This is to protect your guns from damage due to the water and chemicals used to put out a fire.
Other features of Legacy gun safes include a 3-layer insulated door and body, as many as 18-1-1/2 inch locking bolts and a Palusol door seal. Legacy safes are built using 12-gauge steel, use a UL-rated electronic lock, and have a 5-spoke vault handle. They use a convertible interior, which lets you choose the configuration that best meets your storage needs.
Legacy currently makes 3 versatile models. First, the Legacy L14 measures 55"x23"x20" and has a capacity of up to 14 guns. It is available in two colors, black or granite finish. It also features a powder paint finish to minimize fingerprints. The L14 features 10 locking bolts.
Next is the Legacy L22, which measures 59"x30"x22" and has a capacity of up to 24 guns. It is also available in black or granite, and has a powder paint finish. The L22 features 10 locking bolts.
The top-of-the-line Legacy model, the L45, measures 72"x40"x27" and has a capacity of up to 51 guns. Colors available are black and granite, with a powder paint finish. The L45 uses 18 locking bolts.
You should buy your Legacy gun safe from a reputable dealer who has experience in the business of gun safes. Ask them to help you choose the model that is right for you. For more information about Legacy gun safes, check them out here Gun Safes.