In my opinion, the absolute best gun safes being produced are Graffunders by Sage Safe Company. There are only a few Graffunder dealers (we are the only dealer in a four-state area) so these safes are not well known. They are also beyond the budget of most buyers. But if you are willing to pay for extraordinary quality and security be sure to check them out.
In this, the first of several posts concerning Graffunder Safes, we start with the basics. Four series are offered starting with the Bishop, then progressing up in security to Castle, Emperor, and Fortress. These correspond with B-rate, C-rate, E-rate and F-rate security designations.
The first really impressive feature you notice, even before the safe is opened, is the fit of the door. With every Graffunder we have had in our shop (we normally stock Castles), the door has fit so tight that a business card will be held firmly between the door edge and the frame. That is true craftsmanship! Ever notice that with “box store” safes you can stick a pry bar in all the way to the back edge of the door? With a Graffunder you simply cannot pry the door open because you cannot insert a tool. That is just the beginning; more information will follow in future blogs.