Sports Afield SA5520P Review

by | Jan 26, 2020

Guns Safes are one of the most predominant pieces of equipment that a gun owner needs. There are quite a lot of Gun Safes in the market and out of all the safes, there are a few of them that really catches a lot of eyes. The Sports Afield SA5520 is one such type of Gun Safe.

Sports Afield are safe manufacturers that specialize in manufacturing vaults and safes for storing guns in the United States of America. The company was founded in 1887 and it is based in Fife, Washington. Safes produced by Sports Afield are top quality and the company claims total customer satisfaction with their vaults and safes.

Sports Afield SA5520P 2020 Review

The P in SA5520P stands for Preserve and the safe falls under the “Preserve” series of safes by Sports Afield. The reason why they have called this the preserve series is that the company has employed the essentials of security in the Safes.

 

Sports Afield SA5520P Safe 

Sports Afield SA5520P Preserve (18-Gun) Fire/Waterpoof Safe
  • Sports A field's proprietary Triple Seal Technology fortifies your safe against disaster, protecting your valuables from smoke, fire, and water damage. The Preserve Series boasts a fire rating of 40...
  • The Preserve series hosts a pry resistant recessed door, Uni-weld body, six 1. 5" locking bolts, and strategically placed hard plates ensure you are always covered against potential theft. The chrome...
  • The Preserve Series hosts a feature rich, fully carpeted interior with remove able shelves allowing for a completely custom interior layout. A Zero-Sag Steel reinforced top shelf is in place to ensure...
  • The Sports Afield Preserve Safe has a 28 + 4 gun capacity, external dimensions of 55" x 20" x 17", external volume of 10. 82 cu ft., weight of 245lbs and a durable dark textured finish. Also included...
  • Sports Afield simply has the best in the safe business. Only Sports Afield safes have a true lifetime , covering your safe "bumper to bumper". This Lifetime Hassle Free Warranty protects your Sports...

The safes are waterproof, they are fireproof and the organization of the safes are next level as well. The preserve series focuses on the weapon and valuables protection so, Sports Afield has thrown in their best punch with this product.

The SA5520P is a product under the Preserve series and it also has a lot of features that make it one of the best gun safes that you can possibly buy. Let us not waste any more time and see what exactly the SA5520P brings to the table.

 

Sports Afield SA5520P Detailed Features

The Triple Seal technology with hard metals and high resistance against impact makes the construction top notch. The safe will surely last you a while. It has pry resistant recessed doors and locking bolts that will hold up against all types of physical harms.

 

Security

The most important feature in any safe is the kind of security that the lock implements. As far as the physical construction goes, there is no question that the SA5520P will hold up but What about the actual security? Don’t Worry, the safe has you covered. It features a chrome drop handle and fully programmable e-lock that grants access to your safe.

Since the electronic lock is fully programmable, you can enter any password that you may like. You can also input 2 override keys so that you have access to your belongings even when you forget the main key. As the final security measure goes, there is also an audible Anti-Theft system that will notify you when an unauthorized person tries to break into the safe. 

 

Protection

There’s a difference between security and protection. Security is for keeping thieves away, protection is keeping the environment away from your belongings. What we mean is, the Sports Afield’s triple-seal technology will protect your items against environmental factors such as disasters, in addition to other factors such as water, smoke and/or fire.

As far as the fire damage goes, the safe has a fire rating of 40 minutes at 1200 degrees which is massive. This means that your belongings inside the safe will be intact. As far as water resistance goes, the safe can handle 2 feet of standing water with ease for 7 days which is pretty good.

 

Interiors

One of the underrated features of a good gun safe is the interiors. While many gun safes really cut corners on this aspect, there are other gun safes that shine and the Sports Afield SA5520P is one such option. The design is top quality with full carpeting and removable shelves. There is also a custom storage solution present in the interior of the box.

A zero sag steel is reinforced with the top shelf designed for safely storing heavy ammunition, accessories and even valuables. There is also a gun rack that ensures a good amount of quality and durability.

 

Door Organization And Capacity

The total gun capacity of the safe is 28+4. Speaking about the external dimension, it is 55″ x 20″ x 17″, the external volume in 10.82 cubic feet. You also get 2 spare keys so that you get into the safe if you ever get locked out. The door can be organized for multiple storage scheme thanks to the elastic webbing in them. You can store extra handguns and ammunition in it.

The door storage system is multiple zipper pocket in this safe. There is also a power outlet that can enable you to install lighting bulbs and/or temperature or humidity control systems.

 

Sports Afield SA5520P Preserve (18-Gun) Fire/Waterpoof Safe 

Sports Afield SA5520P Preserve (18-Gun) Fire/Waterpoof Safe
  • Sports A field's proprietary Triple Seal Technology fortifies your safe against disaster, protecting your valuables from smoke, fire, and water damage. The Preserve Series boasts a fire rating of 40...
  • The Preserve series hosts a pry resistant recessed door, Uni-weld body, six 1. 5" locking bolts, and strategically placed hard plates ensure you are always covered against potential theft. The chrome...
  • The Preserve Series hosts a feature rich, fully carpeted interior with remove able shelves allowing for a completely custom interior layout. A Zero-Sag Steel reinforced top shelf is in place to ensure...
  • The Sports Afield Preserve Safe has a 28 + 4 gun capacity, external dimensions of 55" x 20" x 17", external volume of 10. 82 cu ft., weight of 245lbs and a durable dark textured finish. Also included...
  • Sports Afield simply has the best in the safe business. Only Sports Afield safes have a true lifetime , covering your safe "bumper to bumper". This Lifetime Hassle Free Warranty protects your Sports...

 

Warranty

The warranty that is present in the Sports Afield is also pretty great. It has a true lifetime warranty that covers all aspect of your safe. This warranty scheme protects your safe from things like theft, fire and even flood. It covers areas like the locks, parts and even the paint. There is also free freight provided when you want to ship the safe for replacement.

This free freight, however, is present on the US only. If you are locked out of the safe, Sports Afield will give you a locksmith service as well. This is a really great deal overall.

 

Pros & Cons

What we really like

Good protection and impeccable door management

Electronic Security with override keys is very thoughtful of the company

Impressive warranty option is also present

What we don't like

✗ The packaging was a bit off and you could notice minor bumps and scratches because of the shipping

✗ Kind of a heavy safe at 500 pounds

✗ Installing it felt like an eternity and there’s not enough room for assault rifles with optics

 

If you don’t have many scopes and just want to keep your rifles in the safe then, you’ll be more than just fine. But keeping anything other than that would be pretty problematic for this safe. Also, While the quality of build, features and security might be really great, one thing that is lacking is the size.

The bulky size is pretty difficult to move and because of that reason, it could come with one or two shipping scratches. Putting it all together at your house will also take a while. On the flip side, you do get a really secure safe with a good warranty and an impressive quality.

 

Final Words

ITIShooting.com Rating: (4/5)

Well, the “Preserve” branding is not just a branding it seems. The  Sports Afield SA5520P is actually a really great safe available at a reasonable price point. It ticks all boxes of features that a safe should have. Obviously, there are some problems with it but they can be overlooked as the pros outweigh the cons by a big margin. Having said that, We can’t help but recommend this safe.

 

Sports Afield SA5520P Preserve (18-Gun) Fire/Waterpoof Safe 

Sports Afield SA5520P Preserve (18-Gun) Fire/Waterpoof Safe
  • Sports A field's proprietary Triple Seal Technology fortifies your safe against disaster, protecting your valuables from smoke, fire, and water damage. The Preserve Series boasts a fire rating of 40...
  • The Preserve series hosts a pry resistant recessed door, Uni-weld body, six 1. 5" locking bolts, and strategically placed hard plates ensure you are always covered against potential theft. The chrome...
  • The Preserve Series hosts a feature rich, fully carpeted interior with remove able shelves allowing for a completely custom interior layout. A Zero-Sag Steel reinforced top shelf is in place to ensure...
  • The Sports Afield Preserve Safe has a 28 + 4 gun capacity, external dimensions of 55" x 20" x 17", external volume of 10. 82 cu ft., weight of 245lbs and a durable dark textured finish. Also included...
  • Sports Afield simply has the best in the safe business. Only Sports Afield safes have a true lifetime , covering your safe "bumper to bumper". This Lifetime Hassle Free Warranty protects your Sports...

  Last update on 2020-02-18 / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API.

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