So I have been hearing mentions of a sentinel gun cabinet in various forums and mentions around the web. I heard both great reports and marginal reports about them. So I decided to find out more about them. I searched for Sentinel gun cabinets, Sentinel Gun Safes and Sentinel safes, but I could not find the company’s main website. Strange that a company that was well regarded would not have a website.
I then decided to read some of the advertisements that popped up for Sentinel Gun Cabinets. It turns out that this is a StackOn Safe model that they sold a number of years ago. This was actually a metal gun cabinet that they manufactured in black and they had models that held either 8 or 10 guns. You may still actually find them at Walmart or other retailers that have yet to clear out their inventory.
If you find one advertised or maybe at a garage sale or eBay, these metal gun cabinets are much like a high school locker with a little thicker steel. They must be secured to the floor or wall to add security, but they can be opened with a fire ax or even a sledge hammer. Hiding this gun cabinet can also help add security or placing it in a corner to protect at least a couple sides of it against a brute force attack is helpful. They are considered locking gun cabinets, but the locks are rather wimpy. Nothing like a gun safe.
Stack-on makes a new model that is green in color, weighs about 65 pounds and holds 8 long guns. It does feature a full length piano hinge for the door for added security and a 3 point locking system. The interior of this Stack-On gun cabinet is non-marring and a foam-padded bottom protects the butt of your guns against scratches. Stackon also has a 14 gun version of this same gun cabinet for sale. These are not high security gun safes, but will definitely keep a casual thief or a child away from your guns.
So the next time that someone is talking about a Sentinal gun cabinet, you will know that they are actually taking about a Stack-On product.
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