SnapSafe Modular Series: The Ultimate Gun Safe?

By Mike Boyle
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SnapSafe Modular Series: The Ultimate Gun Safe?

March 28th, 2024

7 minute read

Best known for its innovative bullet designs and high-quality ammunition, Hornady is also disrupting the safe industry’s status quo with the SnapSafe brand that it acquired in 2015. While big steel boxes admittedly may not sound terribly compelling at first, SnapSafe is delivering some fascinating designs that are gaining a great deal of attention.

Snap Safe review from Mike Boyle
The SnapSafe Modular Safes line offers an innovative approach to an age-old problem with safe gun storage. Image: SnapSafe

The SnapSafe line is made up four primary categories: its modular safes, vault doors, specialty safes (for home office or vehicle), lock boxes and an extensive line of accessories. While all of these offerings have their merits, it’s the interesting modular safes we will be considering in this article.

Made up of three primary models — the Titan, Super Titan and the Super Titan Double Door — this line of safes offers a unique level of modularity and design that could completely change how you store your firearms.

Security Needs

As responsible gun owners, we must ensure our firearms are secure in the home environment. Secure storage can take many forms, but for many of us, a safe is the best option. Smaller lock-box-style safes are fine if our collection consists of a handgun or two, but that option is off the table if long guns or multiple handguns are part of the picture.

Snap Safe closet installation
The modular design of the Titan series of safes makes locating them practically anywhere in your house a breeze. Image: SnapSafe

A full-size, stand-up safe does afford any number of advantages. First and foremost, it keeps your firearms out of the hands of unauthorized persons. Also, firearms are a prime target in residential burglaries, and a good safe will certainly frustrate the efforts of an individual who would otherwise take your valuable property.

In addition to your firearms, other valuables such as jewelry can be stored there, and most of the higher quality safes will afford some protection from fire.

Weighty Concerns

One of the obstacles relative to a safe in the house has long been their size and weight. Quality safes are large and heavy, and getting them delivered and moved to their final destination in your home is never a simple process. Negotiating narrow hallways, doorways and stairs with something that stands five feet or taller and weighs about as much as an old VW Beetle is not a task that can be taken lightly. But thanks to the innovative thinkers at SnapSafe, there’s an alternative.

Snap Safe delivered in a crate
A SnapSafe Modular Safe is delivered direct to your home disassembled. Shown is the largest Super Titan XXL Double Door in its delivery package. Image: Jake Miller/Springfield Armory

Unlike traditional safes that are welded together, SnapSafe offers designs that are modular in nature. Basically, you receive the safe broken down into parts that can be moved to the desired location for your safe much more easily, and then assembled in that spot.

Compare this to the freight delivery of a traditional safe. With these products, the driver typically drops it at the curb and you have to figure it out from there. For a safe that might weigh 600, 800 or even 1,000 lbs., you can see how this could be problematic for many people.

SnapSafe modular safes are tough and durable. Their modular design doesn’t mean they are fragile, as a safe door alone might weigh nearly 100 lbs. But compare that to the bulk of an entire welded safe. A married couple could maneuver a part weighing under 100 lbs. through a house with relative ease. Compared to a traditional safe, the individual components of a SnapSafe are quite manageable and easy to move.

Some Assembly Required

I confess to being all thumbs when it comes to assembling the new propane grill or the kid’s bicycle. Consequently, one of my concerns about any large product is how it might all come together.

parts of a Snap Safe
The primary components of even the largest model of the SnapSafe Modular Safe line can be easily moved by two people. Super Titan XXL Double Door parts shown. Image: Jake Miller/Springfield Armory

As it turns out, assembling a SnapSafe is easier than many might imagine. Assembly requires just a single tool, a single socket wrench, which is provided with the safe along with all the parts and pieces you need to assemble it. In fact, it comes in a handy sealed plastic case. To guide your assembly process, SnapSafe has a detailed instruction video on its website to make the whole thing trouble-free. Also, the carpeted interiors feature modular/adaptable shelving designs for you to configure to your needs.

With the SnapSafe modular assembly system, the walls lock together from the inside. In theory, this provides a safe that is every bit as secure as a traditional welded unit. Should you have to move it to another location in your home — or, for that matter, move to another home — it comes apart just as easily.

Other Features

Even though the modular SnapSafe is bolted together rather than welded, it indeed appears to be every bit as strong compared to a traditional welded cabinet. Featuring a lifetime warranty, the safes have a powder-coated exterior. The solid steel door is 3/16” thick steel and is described as being both sledgehammer- and pry bar-resistant. In addition, 9-gauge two-ply steel exterior walls add further strength.

tools needed to assemble a Snap Safe
The only tool you need to assemble the safe is a socket wrench, which is included with the safe in a plastic case along with all the parts needed. Image: Jake Miller/Springfield Armory

The Titan model is the smallest in the line and is priced at an MSRP of $1,969 (as a note, the MSRP of all the Modular Safes include shipping charges). It measures 59″ in height, 22″ in width and 17.5″ in depth (add 3” for the handle). Designed with a 12-plus long gun capacity, it weighs 400 lbs. The door contains eight 1” steel live locking bolts, and a SecuRAM UL-listed digital lock with EMP-proof mechanical key back-up rounds out the package.

Next up is the Super Titan, with an MSRP of $2,509. Featuring a single door, it bumps up the size from the Titan to 59″ in height, 38″ in width and 17.5″ deep (again, add 3” for the handle). This safe features a 24-plus long gun capacity and weighs in at 550 lbs. Like the Titan, it features eight 1” steel live locking bolts and a SecuRam digital lock.

assembly of Snap Safe
Assembling the safe is quick and easy, with the primary components going together with little trouble. Image: Jake Miller/Springfield Armory

Last up is the Super Titan Double Door model, offered in both XL and XXL variants. As noted by the name, this large safe features double doors that sport 14 1″ steel live locking bolts and a SecuRam digital lock. The XL model has an MSRP of $3,269 and features a 59″ height, 38″ width and 24″ depth (as always, add 3″ for the handle). The weight of this model is 660 lbs., and it can hold 36-plus long guns.

The XXL model of the Super Titan Double Door takes it one step further in size and capacity as the largest model offered. Priced at an MSRP of $3,819, it is 59″ in height, 46″ in width and 30″ in depth (with an added 3″ for the handle). The weight of the safe is 900 lbs. and is rated to hold 56-plus long guns.

completed Snap Safe
The safes all come with reconfigurable shelving and carpeted interiors. Super Titan Double Door XL model shown. Image: SnapSafe

SnapSafe’s SecuRAM digital lock is a UL-listed electronic lock that operates on a single 9-volt battery. The SecuRAM contains non-volatile memory, meaning it will remember your combination, even if you remove the battery. A secondary mechanical key lock allows you entry to the contents in the event of a primary lock failure or even an EMP attack.

Heat-activated fire seals in the door expand when fire is present. Fire blankets sandwiched between the exterior walls and inner panels will help protect the contents of the safe from a 2300˚ F fire for up to one hour. This is an important feature to keep in mind when safe shopping as some companies might use high temperature ratings, but it can be for a very short period of time.

Specifications on the SnapSafe Models

Titan (Model 75010)

  • Exterior Size: 59” (H) x 22” (W) x 17.5” (D)
  • Exterior Walls: 9 gauge steel
  • Weight: 400 lbs.
  • Locking Bolts: 8
  • Capacity: 12+ Long Guns
  • Lock: SecuRAM digital with mechanical backup
  • MSRP: $1,969

Super Titan (Model 75011)

  • Exterior Size: 59” (H) x 38” (W) x 17.5” (D)
  • Exterior Walls: 9 gauge steel
  • Weight: 550 lbs
  • Locking Bolts: 8
  • Capacity: 24+ Long Guns
  • Lock: SecuRAM digital with mechanical backup
  • MSRP: $2,509

Super Titan XL Double Door (Model 75014)

  • Exterior Size: 59” (H) x 38” (W) x 24” (D)
  • Exterior Walls: 9 gauge, 2-ply steel
  • Weight: 660 lbs.
  • Locking Bolts: 14
  • Capacity: 36-plus long guns
  • Lock: SecuRAM digital with mechanical back-up
  • MSRP: $3,269

Super Titan XXL Double Door (Model 75013)

  • Exterior Size: 59” (H) x 46” (W) x 30” (D)
  • Exterior Walls: 9 gauge, two-ply steel
  • Weight: 900 lbs.
  • Locking Bolts: 14
  • Capacity: 56-plus long guns
  • Lock: SecuRAM digital with mechanical back-up
  • MSRP: $3,819

Closing Thoughts

As one who has sweated, wrestled and cursed his way into moving a gun safe into his home, the modular approach from SnapSafe brings an appealing new dimension to the table. All too often, a gun safe is placed in the garage because that is as far as its owner can take it. But in all fairness, I guess that beats making it the centerpiece of the living room.

Snap Safe how to build
The Super Titan Double Door XXL is the largest of the Modular Safes and is designed to hold 56-plus long guns. Image: SnapSafe

The new modular SnapSafe not only gives you peace of mind from theft or fire, but it allows you to store your firearms pretty much any place you choose, including in tight spots or locations accessed only by stairs. If you’re on the hunt for a quality gun safe, these unique modular units from SnapSafe warrant some serious consideration.

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Mike Boyle

Mike Boyle

Mike Boyle has been a firearms and use of force instructor for 39 years. Although retired from active law enforcement service, he is active as a law enforcement training specialist for both his agency and the police academy. He has been a featured presenter for ILEETA and IALEFI and has written numerous articles for firearms and law enforcement periodicals. Mike is also the author of the book, Combative Shotgun, by Looseleaf Law Publications.

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