Security – 5/5 Rating
This safe contains four layers of 1.5 inch fireboard in the body and three layers of 5/8 of an inch fireboard in the door, and a Palusol heat expandable door seal. These features allow the safe to withstand up to 1400 degrees for up to 2 hours. This biometric gun safe includes 3-way active bolt work with 4 sides of bolts.
In the winchester S23 silverado has a case containing 12 1.5 inch solid steel locking bolts. It features a composite door construction, drill resistant hard plate 60-61Rc and auxiliary re-locker, which provides defense against punch attacks, and lock tampering.
These features are major contributions toward its UL certification listing for burglary attack. And concerning the UL certification, the S23, as with all Winchester safes, comes with your choice of UL rated S&G locks. You have your choice of mechanical or electronic.
Pros and Cons
One of the greatest features of the winchester S23 silverado is the door organizer. It allows pockets for handguns near the top. Middle sections are a perfect fit for rifle straps. The lower pockets can hold anything from jewelry to important documents, cash or electronics allowing this safe to act as more than just a gun safe. Some unfortunate features included the lack of space for long guns and guns with scopes, as well as the limited space available for the listed capacity. Optional accessories include the Browning electric dehumidifier and a data connection for USB, internet and 120 volts of power
Overall – 4.7/5.0 Rating
As with all Winchester’s full size gun safes, the S23 silverado comes fully equipped with adjustable interior shelving. It provides flexibility and customization to better suit storage needs. It also comes standard with a pre-installed door organizer, which provides additional pistol, ammo and document storage. This panel also eliminates the need to purchase an aftermarket version, saving money and the hassle of installation and possible improper fit. Ultimately, the best features are its affordability as well as its ample organized storage. So, if you are looking to purchase your first safe and prefer something more secure, the S23 is a great safe to consider and may be a worthwhile investment.