The Fort Knox Defender Gun Safes take a considerable step up from the Maverick series while still remaining very practical while compared to competing safe manufacturers. The Defender Vault’s impressive design standards are equivalent to the mid-level or high-end products of most other manufacturers. Compare the steel thickness, details, value, and security of the Fort Knox Defender gun safes and see how they stand out from the rest of the safe industry. With its heavy 10ga steel body, thicker door construction, and 90 minute fire rating at 1680°F, the Defender remains an affordable and practical choice for those looking to upgrade their protection while still retaining a very competitive price point. For these reasons, the Defender series is one of Fort Knox’s most popular offerings. As with all of their safes, the Fort Knox Defender Gun Safes are proudly made in the United States and boast the most comprehensive lifetime warranty. This includes the lock, interior, handle/bolt work, mechanism, clutch, and body of the vault.