Make: Stack-On

Model: Stack-On GCB-8RTA-DS Gun Cabinet Ready to Assemble Security Cabinet – 8-Gun

Amount of gun storage advertised: 8

Amount of guns actually stored: 2 rifles and 1 pistol at the moment, but I’ve had as many as 6 long guns in at one time.  It was pretty cramped.

General contents: Pretty much anything that won’t fit in my safe that I don’t want my kids to get into; three guns, miscellaneous ammo, fireworks, edged weapons, etc.

Stack-On 8 Gun Cabinet in bedroom closet

External configuration: In my bedroom closet.  It isn’t mounted.

Internal configuration: I pretty much have stuff all over the place.  Ammo is on the top shelf, and weapons are on the bottom.

Stack-On gun cabinet open…kind of a mess

Cabinet accessories: No accessories other than what came with it.  I still have the foam at the bottom, and probably have the mounting hardware somewhere in storage.

Favorite guns and other notable contents: The only guns I have in there are a Century Arms WASR-10 AK-47 (synthetic stock), a Savage 64 .22 (came with the optics), and a full size Smith and Wesson M&P 22 pistol.  None of them are particularly noteworthy, but all are very solid shooters in their own right.

I also have several rounds of ammo for guns that aren’t even in the cabinet (like I said, it’s kind of an overflow location).  In addition, I have tons of random stuff like brass knuckles (or brass “paper weights”), bottle rockets a Cold Steel Bad Axe and a Bud K trench raider.

Cold Steel Bad Axe

Brass knuckles…I mean paperweights

Smith and Wesson M&P 22

Miscellaneous ammo

Things I like about it (pros): I don’t think it was very expensive.  Pretty sure I paid $150 for it six or seven years ago, but I think I’ve seen them cheaper since.  It has done its job.  I don’t use it as much as I did when I got it since I upgraded to an actual safe, but it keeps my four and seven year-old out of my miscellaneous dangerous items.  I put it plainly in the closet unmounted partly because I’m lazy, and partly because my safe is better hidden.  I figure if a burglar comes in my house, he’ll see that first, think he scored, and stop before he looks for the safe that he doesn’t know exists.  I like the black color.  Not crazy about their green models, but that’s just me.

Things I don’t like about it (cons): If I did actually care about this cabinet’s security (other than keeping my kids out), I’m pretty sure it wouldn’t hold up 30 seconds from a determined crook.  It’s thin sheet metal type material, and the latch lock looks like it could be torn apart in a hurry.  I’m pretty sure though that all gun cabinets are like this, so that point might not really matter.

Latch on cabinet lock

Keyed lock

Final Thoughts: I’ve kept this gun cabinet around for the better part of a decade, and I see it every day when I’m picking out my clothes, so I must like it.  It serves its purpose well.

Manufacturer Specs:

  • Exterior Dimensions:21″ W (53.3cm), 10″ D (25.7cm), 55″ H (140cm)
  • Shipping Weight:69.80 lbs.
  • Interior Capacity:8 guns plus removable shelf
  • Number of Shelves:1
  • Locking Points:3
  • Master Carton Dimensions:21-1/2″ W, 10-3/4″ D, 57-5/8″ H
  • Color:Black gloss paint finish with chrome accents
  • Notes:Not recommended for storing CD’s or other electronic storage devices. Fastening hardware is included with each safe.