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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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.