After recently making several investments in collectible firearms, I knew I needed to purchase a quality safe to store all of my firearms. After checking in on the typical gun safes available from sporting goods stores as well as doing additional online research, none of them really caught my attention. Most of these safes had poor layouts, unsecured firearm placement and no lighting. A friend of the family mentioned looking in on Pendleton safes if I wanted to "go all out." Sure enough, from the first moment I got on Pendleton's website, I knew this safe was perfect for my needs. I can't even begin to mention the outstanding customer service that Bruce and his team provided during the initial design, production and post-delivery phases. Bruce spent time listening to me describe my existing collection and how I expected to add to the collection in the coming years. He then recommended the best layout and configuration for my collection. Bruce also stated he would be surprised if I wasn't completely blown away once the Knight series safe arrived and put in use. He was right!!
An Ohio Ordnance BAR is one of the key firearms we considered in designing the layout. Because it, and a couple more firearms, measure around 49", we opted for a partial handgun shelf allowing for the needed additional length of my military firearms. If I use one of the open cut slots, the BAR can be stored with its bipod attached. In addition to all this, it fits perfectly with its 20 round magazine inserted. The flexibility that Pendleton offers can be demonstrated with my son's H&R single shot .223. At 34" it is currently the shortest rifle in our collection. It needed one of the short rifle risers that are offered from Bruce. In addition to the flexible storage of firearms, I love having the side storage shelves for easy stacking and storage of ammunition. The illumination provided by the LEDs and the gloss white interior is simply amazing.
As we live in the suburbs, the firearms aren't used all that often. However, our Pendleton safe is opened at least once a day for a variety of reasons. This safe is an awesome showpiece as all of the rifles are easily viewed and retrieved as needed. There is no hassle involved in removing a firearm. With its rounded design, it fits perfectly in a corner and takes up very little floor space. Overall, I am very pleased with the experience of adding the Pendleton safe to my home. While it requires a serious investment, I am more than pleased with the additional benefits provided over the competition!