Mrgunsngear Reviews Liberty Safe Fatboy Jr. |

  • Published: 14 September 2016

    In this video Mrgunsngear​ reviewed a Liberty Safe Fatboy Jr.

    Mrgunsngear reviews guns, optics, accessories and now safes. His reviews are his own and based on his own experience. Liberty Safe​ did not influence his review.

    Here are some specs on the Fatboy Jr.

    You'll also find security features on FATBOY Jr. that you won't find on other brands, including UL Listed locks, multiple locking bolts, quality door panel, composite door, 4-way locking bolts and re-locking devices to deter forced entry. Fire protection is even upgraded with 80,000 BTUs and an extra layer in the ceiling and door, for a 60-minute fire rating. The 11-gauge, 2-piece body makes the Fatboy Jr. the toughest safe for the size and price.

    • Includes Liberty's 60-minute fire package @1200°F or 83,000 BTUs, which is more fire board than the competition!
    • Three layers on the ceiling, door jambs and door with two layers on the walls
    • Palusol heat-expanding seal included on all models, expanding up to 7 times its size in a fire at 212°F. Don't settle for inferior door seals used on cheaper safes.

    • The FATBOY Jr. has been awarded UL Residential Security Container burglary classification
    • Thicker 11 gauge steel makes it really tough and heavy!
    • Triple case hardened steel plates protect lock from drill attack
    • Defensive barrier of TWELVE total bolts on all four sides of the door
    • Cam-drive bolt locking mechanism with slip clutch handle
    • UL Listed S&G™ Group II lock
    • Weight: 760 lbs.

    • Durable textured black finish with satin chrome hardware with new 3-point SURETIGHT handle
    • Upholstered Collector interior with Double Sportsman Rack in gray fabric. Holds up to 48 long guns! (Gun capacity may vary depending upon size of guns and scopes mounted).
    • Interior Dimensions: 56.5" H x 38" W x 14.5" D

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Comments • 61

  • Eric Oxford
    Eric Oxford  4 months back

    Thanks for the review!

    • William Cox
      William Cox  4 months back

      Thank you for your excellent overview of the product and your insight/thoughts!!

      • Titan500J
        Titan500J  6 months back

        Thanks . I was looking at Liberty safes & your review helped out.

        • Jason Markby
          Jason Markby  6 months back

          Great review as always Mrgunsngear! It sounds like the Fatboy Jr. is a great safe. I do have a couple of questions about installation. Do all Liberty Safes swing open to the right as shown in your video?

          My next question might not be applicable to the safe in your review but I'm wondering could certain sizes of safes may tip over when you open the door? I would think this may be possible especially if the dimensions of the safe are a lot wider than the safe is deep and the interior of the door is loaded down with handguns, loaded magazines and such before opening the safe. Have you heard of anything where the weight or other physical dimensions might require the safe to be bolted down?

        • Jared Guest
          Jared Guest  6 months back

          I wonder how many cut off wheels it would take to get through 11g steel

          • NLINE7
            NLINE7  6 months back

            Oh my gosh, God forbid you actually had to use the warranty,so I guess this dubs the Liberty Fat Boy Jr. safe as a piece of junk to other's that have selected a different manufacture brand of safe,you get what you pay for now. It failed the torture test of faulty shipping and now it is pure junk. Does not matter hundreds/thousands of people have not had one single problem with their Fat Boy Jr. safe. If you have not noticed yet this is pure sarcasm,sarcasm,sarcasm for the fanboys of specific firearms or what ever they choose is nothing but the best in their pathetic little mind, you know who you are lol. Ok back to reality, thank you for the good review on the Liberty Fat Boy Jr. safe, I'm researching safes for myself and the Liberty's seem to be well built.

            • Jokeasterfe
              Jokeasterfe  7 months back

              That’s a HUGE gap in the door jam area. With a simple pry bar a thief will be inside your safe within 2 minutes. Next time call Sturdy Safe.

            • scott mckenzie
              scott mckenzie  7 months back

              Good review, but you lost all your credibility when you showed off a hi-point. Lol

              • Tony Iocca
                Tony Iocca  8 months back

                For reinforcement of the sides and top, encase with at-least 12" of high strength concrete with multiple layers of steel mesh. Not standard concrete must be the high strength. Buy one bag of what the home improvement stores sell as high strength and do a test before you buy all what you will need. Fill and "compact" a coffee can of something bigger but not smaller, vibrate, tap, get the air bubbles out then let it set for a month or 2. With a sledge hammer use light hits at first building to harder hits. It should only break with very hard hits those bags are the ones to use. With a few layers of steel reinforcing mesh it will be a hard all day job with a lunch break in-between getting into the sides or top.
                Added protection; drill holes in the 3/4 plywood forms and place concrete anchor bolts on each side and top. After the concrete has set, bolt metal storage lockers to each side and some kind of metal box to the top. Tack weld or mushroom the bolts to the nuts so they will have to grind every bolt to get the storage lockers out of the way before the first hammer swing. Noway would anyone try to get through the sides or top when well reinforced. Now the front is the weakest point. My Liberty safe the most steel is in the door. With 10 locking bolts on the sides and one on the top and bottom nobody is going to pry it open with a bar.

                • Jerome Marable
                  Jerome Marable  9 months back

                  thanks. good info and a good video, thanks!!

                  • Frank
                    Frank  9 months back

                    Nobody is going to get a crew and waste time trying to lift a 1000 pound safe (once loaded up with firearms) into a's too risky....real reason to bolt a safe down, is so it can't be tipped over....once a safe is tipped over, all it needs after that is 2 minutes, and 2 grown men (it's all about having enough pry space and leverage) with a 5 ft crowbar and the other with a 3 foot....your safe is only as good as the metal inside the door where the lugs lock behind...if you can bend that metal it's game over....safes aren't meant to keep burglars out....they're meant to slow them down enough where they either give up, or run off before authorities can get there unfortunately...great review though....bought a fatboy jr because of this

                    • Jokeasterfe
                      Jokeasterfe  7 months back

                      F B

                      A skill saw can literally cut the side right off. No need to pry. But with a safe door gap, prying can be done by kids.

                  • Ramo's Vids
                    Ramo's Vids  10 months back

                    My Winchester electronic lock failed on the inside. They sent me a piece of crap plastic NL to replace piece of 💩 Lagard keypad but that did not work. The main problem with these people is you can't get to customer service when electronic lock stops working. I will do a video of the safe getting drilled and opened because I can't get any help. I will then weld some plate tool on inside of door where it was drilled and then I will replace the key pad with SafeLogic Xtreme emp resistance electronic and mechanical lock. I urge anyone thinking about buying a Winchester to call them first and see how many days and calls it takes to talk to someone.

                    • NO Name
                      NO Name  12 months back

                      Need to test it. Shoot it with AK, AR, 9mm, and maybe a 50BMG. I want to see how it holds up.

                      • Azgunguy
                        Azgunguy  1 years back

                        The Best things that this safe has going for it are (if installed right), the weight, bolting it down, and being on a second story. However if a criminal catches wind you’re on vacation and you don’t use other measures of security, a 7” grinder would make easy work of this safe. That’s not to discredit the safe. If someone’s safe is broken into (ie cut or pried) that’s human error. No safe is impenetrable or burglar free. Keeping your stuff from being stolen is 90% being pro active such as arming your house with an audible alarm, bolting down your safe, etc.

                        If all you can do is store a safe in your garage, at least bolt it down. Put a GPS in your safe. A 200-300lbs 10 gun safe can be rocked back and forth to snap/strip the bolts securing it to the floor and then hauled off with a dolly in minutes.

                        Be smart. Don’t get lazy. People often say they don’t want to rely on batteries for their gun safes access. Well, with any security device, it should be inspected for function and condition on a very regular basis. If not, then you clearly don’t value your items that much. Your batteries should be maintained in your keypad and your GPS. If you have enough conscience to check your dehumidifier packs, you have enough conscience to check the batteries.
                        People mention buttons wear down on a key pad. Yes that’s true. But you should change your code somewhat frequently whether you have a dial safe or a keypad.

                        • get off my lawn
                          get off my lawn  1 years back

                          I had the same thing happen. I bought a Pentagon safe probably 10 years ago and I couldn't get into it...something broke inside during transit. Pentagon paid a locksmith to come out and try to fix it, (he couldn't), then they paid to replace the whole safe. I couldn't have asked for anything more.

                          • Smith3025
                            Smith3025  1 years back

                            Security Containers like this work great for keeping your average smash and grab burglers as well as kids away from your potentially dangerous and or valuable items. If you live in an area where police and fire response time would be greater than 20min. I would highly suggest investing in a Safe with more security and fire features. Start with Superior & Champion as well as Vault Pro safe company's and if you find you need more, go to Graffunder or Brown Safes and Vaults. There are also many TL-15 & TL-30 safe manufacturers out there that are high quality. Do your research people. Know what you are buying and can realistically expect from that fancy box.

                            • Jokeasterfe
                              Jokeasterfe  7 months back


                              Sturdy Safe. All the top security without the extra expense for “pretty”

                            • Kevin Johnson
                              Kevin Johnson  8 months back

                              The Amsec BF has better security than your average starts with half inch plate steel door..mine has 11 ga. Outer 1/4 inch inner vault with a cement type poured fire barrier between...the only one that comes close to the security of the Amsec BF is Superiors newest top of the line
                     far as liberty theyre the worst !

                            • get off my lawn
                              get off my lawn  1 years back

                              I love Graffunder safes, but a little too rich for my blood.

                          • gueroPistolero1
                            gueroPistolero1  1 years back

                            It would be nice if he or Liberty Safe would say exactly how much steel is in the door, not just how thick the composite is. Both the reviewer and the Safe Company comment on the gauge of the body but not the door. In order to resist prying by a large individual or two individuals wirh crowbars you need 1/4 inch of solid steel in the door.

                            • Jokeasterfe
                              Jokeasterfe  7 months back


                              11gauge. It can be peeled open like a tuna can.

                          • Anthony Robinson
                            Anthony Robinson  2 years back

                            Being that you PROUDLY displayed a Hi-Point, I'm on board with whatever your review was going to be. Honestly I wish that I had the space for that size but I will get the size,that will work for me. Nice review

                            • SAVAGE308SNIPER
                              SAVAGE308SNIPER  2 years back

                              What kind of mic did you use? It sounds great!

                              • gator 556
                                gator 556  2 years back

                                They gave it to you didn't they?🤔 You know you didn't have to pay for it....😉

                                • tank2449
                                  tank2449  2 years back

                                  man you need to level that safe out the door should not swing open like that

                                  • Random Dude
                                    Random Dude  2 years back

                                    Way to be that guy.

                                  • kayok07
                                    kayok07  2 years back

                                    tank2449 you do realize he says he is doing a review before he moves it into th house it's not set.

                                • yunus buffins
                                  yunus buffins  2 years back

                                  My question is how did you fit that in your mustang

                                  • Toophless One
                                    Toophless One  2 years back

                                    Great review. Liberty isn't too far away and I think I'll pay them a visit this week

                                    • johnny sand toe
                                      johnny sand toe  2 years back

                                      1699... well then

                                      • Road Glide
                                        Road Glide  2 years back

                                        Liberty should have known about correct packing their product for shipment so a lock of all things doesn't get compromised. An easy fix at Liberty. Thanks for posting. Enjoy the safe.

                                        • schwarzblatt
                                          schwarzblatt  2 years back

                                          One alternative to bolting a safe I've used are weights. Toss several hundred pounds on the floor of the safe and no group of burglars will be taking it away.

                                          • Jokeasterfe
                                            Jokeasterfe  7 months back


                                            They never take the safe. They simply take a crowbar to the door jam. If your safe can fit a crow bar, like the one in the video here, they don’t care how many bolts are in the floor, it actually helps them keep it from wiggling while prying. This Sade metal is so thin a skill saw can cut the side of it off in less then 300 seconds.

                                          • Random Dude
                                            Random Dude  2 years back

                                            Rolling a safe over is like a teenage actress bending over in front of Harvey Weinstein.. it's a very vulnerable place and shouldn't ever happen. Not "good advice"

                                        • samtu78
                                          samtu78  2 years back

                                          so it has a safe classification? what is the classification?

                                          • A B
                                            A B  2 years back

                                            good video, 11 GA steel seems so thin, :(

                                            • Greg Lee
                                              Greg Lee  2 years back

                                              I purchased a Colonial 50 on lay away, and will receive it in 3 weeks. Got a really good deal at our local sporting goods store that is a distributor for Liberty safes. I'm looking forward to getting it, the one question I have is the bolt down kit good for concrete, cause I am putting it in my basement and was wondering if I needed different anchors for it? Awesome review...

                                              • Kerry Dunning
                                                Kerry Dunning  2 years back

                                                Do you have to drill to access the electrical hole???

                                                • Tarsarian
                                                  Tarsarian  2 years back

                                                  Just ordered mine, can't wait to get it.

                                                  • 300 blAKout
                                                    300 blAKout  3 years back

                                                    I want the bigger liberty fatboy so bad I can taste it, but i can barely afford the price of a fatboy jr.!! I just may have to look into financing options!

                                                    • Twentytwo Tenex
                                                      Twentytwo Tenex  3 years back

                                                      Thanks, Great review.

                                                      • Nery Moreira
                                                        Nery Moreira  3 years back

                                                        thanks for the video .After watching your video i went and bought the same safe .To avoid rust and scratches how do i store and protect them from scratches ? i have mainly ar 15s and aks

                                                        • ANTHONY N.
                                                          ANTHONY N.  3 years back

                                                          I've read that certain Liberty safe model comes free with lights and/or dehumidifier, true or false? I've heard that the Franklin 50 as well as the Fat Boy comes with both accessories for free???

                                                      • khem1230
                                                        khem1230  3 years back

                                                        I got a Liberty Fat Boy Jr as well after much research. So glad I did.

                                                        Amazed about how many people bought electronic entry pads. Electronic entry is nice, but can and will fail by corrosion or other means--just google and read the reviews. Lifetime warranty by the manufacturer--until the manufacturer goes out of business or the unit is a discontinued model? What happens in 10 or 15 years down the road? Today's gun safes are made by smart engineers that don't think like unforgiving burglars. When burglars broke into my car--they weren’t forgiving and neither will they be when they break into your house or attempt to crack your safe. The electronic keypad entry (brains) is connected to the functional safe (body) by a small wire--burglars can pull this wire and you have an expensive and nice 800-1,000 lb garage/room decor--especially if the wire is disconnected inside the safe. Cost to you? A $350 locksmith bill. Burglars can't get access in and neither can you or the manufacturer. Engineers must come up with a second entry access. Until then, don't buy electronic entry locks that can and will fail. Buy a traditional dial combination with key lock safe like the above.

                                                        • Crazy Ant
                                                          Crazy Ant  3 years back

                                                          Awesome review. This is exactly what I wanted to know about the Fatboy Jr. Much appreciated.

                                                          • Eisen Heim
                                                            Eisen Heim  3 years back

                                                            Aint nobody coming through that door lol

                                                            • jbw5485
                                                              jbw5485  2 years back

                                                              have you guys ever heard of griffin safes? he's got a concrete version. there are videos of him putting his safe in a fire that reached 2000 deg for over an hour and everything inside was good. the sides and top are steel then concrete then steel again. 2 layers of steel and 1 inch of concrete make up the body
                                                              * 3 layers of steel and 2 layers of poured concrete make up the door. i'm seriously thinking about getting one. they're around $2K for the smaller ones around 30 guns or so.

                                                            • xxxyyyzzz
                                                              xxxyyyzzz  2 years back

                                                              $1000 for less than 3 min... Be my guest. 3-4k will buy a quality American made custom vault that can withstand 2000+ degrees for 2 or more hours and take 30 min or more to cut into. But there is a plenty of people that are too cheap and or uneducated to spend the little extra to buy quality. The "safe" in this review is a total joke and waste of money period.

                                                            • Eisen Heim
                                                              Eisen Heim  2 years back

                                                              That's why they're considered Residential Security containers and not safes. "Safe" is just a commonly used word for them. Any safe can be broken into, they key to them is to buy time, not protect perfectly.

                                                            • xxxyyyzzz
                                                              xxxyyyzzz  2 years back

                                                              A slicer wheel on a Metabo will cut through the side of that 11g sheet metal like butter. I could be into that so called "safe" in 3 minutes or less. Two thieves with Metabos and within 3 min everything inside will be gone. That thing is nothing more than an image of security. Residential home fires burn much hotter than 1200F statistically for more than 60 min. That is at best a something is better than nothing container.

                                                            • Eisen Heim
                                                              Eisen Heim  3 years back

                                                              PS I just ordered my FatBoy Jr today.

                                                          • BG671
                                                            BG671  3 years back

                                                            was going to buy a fatboy jr because of this exact review, but i went with the fatboy instead for the little more features and i LOVE it. Did a quick review on it, hopefully my video puts more of these awesome safes in peoples homes. Best bang for your buck!

                                                            • dm66nova2
                                                              dm66nova2  3 years back

                                                              Have you tried liberty rifle rods? they work great when you have a lot of long guns and you don't want them to touch. I have a liberty Lincoln thirty and with rifle rods I have 17 long guns on one side 10 with scopes and still have room for 2 more guns.

                                                              • Matt C
                                                                Matt C  3 years back

                                                                great review,,,I'm getting same safe next week, ,it's a grey finish can't wait

                                                                • Jerry H
                                                                  Jerry H  3 years back

                                                                  Great review! I've watched a lot of safe review videos this year in the course of purchasing my own Liberty safe and you've gone into much more detail than any of them.

                                                                  • Mario Mosin
                                                                    Mario Mosin  3 years back

                                                                    I'm a big fan of MrGunsngear channel great guy, and I really love the Liberty Safe, saving up for one, but seems like most people reviews on Liberty Safe is right on the money, great safe and great American company.

                                                                    • Mrgunsngear Channel
                                                                      Mrgunsngear Channel  3 years back

                                                                      Thanks for sharing

                                                                      • Linda Tipler
                                                                        Linda Tipler  12 months back

                                                                        khem1230 pointed out reasons an electronic entry pad may fail. I just ordered my safe with one. If it fails, will my warranty replacing it with a dial combination with key lock? Is it true that a burglar can pull the wire in the electronic entry pad, then break into the safe?