Premier Gun Safe Manufacturer Now Using Magnesium Oxide Board in Safes for Superior Fire Protection

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Sportsman Steel and Pentagon Safes is now manufacturing and selling gun safes with a flame-resistant interior layer that performs better than sheetrock and other fire resistant materials. With the ability to withstand fire damage five times longer than popular materials, the company believes magnesium oxide board is the future of firearm protection.

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With amazing fire resistant materials like JetBoard that are available today, there's no end in sight for our record for fireproof gun storage.

Sportsman Steel and Pentagon Safes, a gun safe manufacturer with a 33-year record of fireproof and drill-proof storage, recently announced its alliance with JetProducts to make its gun safes stronger than before.

With the new material called JetBoard, Sportsman Steel and Pentagon Safes has reinvented the way gun safes are made. A video by JetProducts illustrating JetBoard's resistance to fire shows that JetBoard – a sheet made from magnesium-oxide – withstands fire much longer than the materials typically used in gun safes.

Typically, drywall is used in gun safes as a fire resistant material. But as the video shows, JetBoard serves its purpose better and lasts about five times longer than sheetrock (the major element in drywall) under a direct flame. In what JetProducts called its Burn Through Test, a 12mm slab of sheetrock lasted 15 seconds before being burned through while a 12mm slab of JetBoard lasted 74 seconds.

"With amazing fire resistant materials like JetBoard that are available today, there's no end in sight for our record for fireproof gun storage," said Kevin Hand, Co-CEO of Sportsman Steel and Pentagon Safes. "I'm actually surprised no one else is using it like we are, given its incredible usefulness."

And it's true. Hand's company is using the material in an inventive way. While JetBoard was initially designed for green building construction, Hand and the design team at Sportsman Steel and Pentagon Safes have found a new use that's proven effective. To reinforce the steel that serves as the initial layer of protection in a safe, Hand and his team looked at the market for new, technologically advanced materials. What they discovered was the magnesium-oxide board by JetProducts.

Now, by request, gun owners can purchase fireproof gun safes made with JetBoard either online ( or by telephone (800-266-7150).

About Sportsman Steel and Pentagon Safes:

In 1979, Fred Hand created Sportsman Steel and Pentagon Safes with the single mission of providing impenetrable, cost-effective steel safes. When he started the company, gun safes typically had 1/8" bodies. Fred started manufacturing safes with 1/4" steel bodies and 1/2" steel doors. Today, Fred's son, Kevin Hand, heads the steel safe company at the company's Long Beach, CA location. After taking ownership of the company, he upgraded the company's safes with 3/4" steel frames and 2" Step System Doors.

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