Make: V-Line Industries
Amount of gun storage advertised: 1
Amount of guns stored: 1, but sometimes I keep a pistol as well.
General Contents: Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun (mounted flashlight) with additional ammo as well.
Where is it kept?: Under the bed. Even though I could have mounted it to the wall, I opted not to in order to save on space. I literally just slide it right underneath the bed.
Detailed information on the contents: I decided to keep a Remington 870 12 gauge shotgun inside the safe, even though it’s billed as a “rifle safe”. Based on my measurements, the profile of the gun–when considering the pistol grip hybrid, side saddle, flashlight and ghost sights–was going to be a bit snug in the V-Line’s narrower “shotgun safe”.
The gun also has a mounted flashlight (NcStar Tactical LED on a Streamlight picatinny adapter), modified choke, magna port barrel, heat shield, expanded seven-round magazine tube, and a tactical sling.
It’s loaded with #4 buckshot, and a combination of slugs and more buckshot are stored on the side saddle.
Things that I like about it (pros): It’s huge. I’m not sure what the point of the V-line’s shotgun safe is, when the rifle safe has all the same features and larger space for virtually the same cost. I can easily fit my Smith & Wesson M&P in it as well, although I don’t normally. It’s very sturdy as well. I’m not sure how well it would withstand a determined crook, but I’m sure my kids aren’t getting into it.
The lock is very easy to use now that I have it set. I like the mechanical complex lock more than electronic locks I’ve had in the past. I don’t have to worry about replacing batteries, and it seems to open just as fast as powered button combos I’ve used before. It’s also nice to have the key entry for redundancy, although I’ve yet to actually use it.
The foam inside is very basic, but it hasn’t beaten up my gun at all.
Things that I don’t like about it (cons): I don’t have much to say here except maybe that I remember the lock combination kind of being a pain to set. Again though, I haven’t had an issue since. I guess it kind of sucks that there are only 1000 possible combinations, but I didn’t really buy it to keep out safe crackers; just the kiddos.
Final Thoughts: No regrets or surprises on this purchase. I can get to my shotgun in a matter of seconds. The handle on the lock is pretty slick for dragging the case out from under the bed. I’m not sure if they designed it that way on purpose, but it works really well. I’ve had it for a little over a year, and I think I paid $270 for it on Amazon. I don’t love that it costed as much as another gun, but I’m over it. I think it was a worthy investment all told.
Model No. 31242-SA FBLK
Outer Dim: 42” x 12” x 3½”
Inner Dim: 40½” x 11” x 3”
Material: 16ga. Steel
Ship Wt. 38 lbs.