American Security BF6032 Safe Review: A High Quality Option

Gun Safe Summary: The American security BF6032 gun safe is structural emphasis is on theft prevention and fire prevention, the design elements are what make this a good choice for an openly displayed safe in any environment. You can get the Amsec BF6032 finished in a variety of colors to let it sit back into the décor of a room. Its interior includes a power and expansion capability for interior lighting but the back wall of the safe is also mirror polished to enhance interior visibility. This gun safe is designed to be used more as armory storage than just security storage. There are many different customization possibilities from the included adjustable shelves to premium add-ons that can be purchased separately.

Size and where it fits: The Amsec BF6032 gun safe can fit in most standard closets and through standard house doorways. It measures a tight 59 ¼” H by 30”W by 21”D. It comes with two handles, a 5-spoke dial handle and a pull handle that only add additional 3-inches to the depth. The empty weight of the gun safe is 862 lbs. This means you can place it in any room, on any floor providing care is taken to keep it close to the supporting joists underneath. There are pre-drilled holes that will allow you bolt the gun safe directly to the floor. The Amsec BF6032 is designed to allow quick access to your long guns so placing it where the door can be opened to the full range of its 180 degree hinge radius is going to be a consideration. It also comes with an excellent inside door organizer which means you want to be able to open the door so it is flush to the opening of the safe container for the combination of access to all of your storage. Placement by a book shelf or filing cabinet so it has room enough to be opened. You can place it in a closet, but that may restrict ease of access to the door organizer.

What it’s made of: The Amsec BF6032 gun safe uses a combination of steel container structure with fire protection and insulation to create a rated UL RSC container that can withstand 1245 degrees for over 90 minutes. The additional layer of insulation guarantees that the maximum interior temperature will not exceed 350 degrees. The Amsec BF6032 also features additional fire seals around the access door. The steel structure is made from 11 gauge steel with 1.5 inch chrome steel locking bolts and commercial grade ball bearing hinges. The included security lock is UL class II rated and inset on a ½-inch steel plate door. The container is made from 2-inch thick steel plates joined with a continuous weld.

Why this Gun Safe is good: All the elements of the Amsec BF6032 make it a good choice for this level of gun safe, but what makes this one a cut above the rest is their Premium Door Organizer (PDO). Included with every unit, this is a cloth organizer attached to the inside of the door that goes far beyond the typical rip stop pockets that other gun safes provide. This organizer includes two quick access long gun holders. This makes it ideal for quick response actions as you do not have to go further than cracking the safe door to be able to access a rifle, ammunition and everything else you will need. Another bonus to the Amsec BF6032 lies in their premium options, the safe is already set up to receive a dehumidifier, jewelry trays and interior lights – just like other gun safes of its level, but American Security is one of the few manufacturers to offer compatible premium add-ons with the direct order of the safe. This makes it cheaper and easier to add premium features than having to hunt down third party add-ons that will fit the gun safe.

Conclusion: The Amsec BF6032 gun safe is geared toward protecting your weapons from theft and fire, but also allows you the ability to access your guns in the event of an emergency. If this is a priority consideration for you, make sure to read the other reviews on and check out our comparison guide for gun safes that also place a priority on access. Once you get all the information you need on each safe, it will be easier to choose which one will work best for you.

Ed Hawkins is a long time recreational firearms owner, having owned many different firearms over his lifetime. While his trusty CZ 75B is his favorite, Ed also enjoys frequent trips to the range with his AR-15. Ed is part-owner and managing editor at ArmsBearingCitizen.