About Us

The idea is born.

Edward J. McGunn, a third generation safe builder and creator of SnapSafe designed safes and security products for government, commercial and home applications. As a gun collector, Ed knew that for his long gun and pistol storage he needed a secure fireproof gun safe. But unfortunately, there was the huge cost and effort it took to move a fireproof safe to the second story of his home. It wasn’t only expensive – it was dangerous. What’s more, after all that work, it rarely ended up in the most convenient location.

Ed knew there had to be a better way to move hundreds of pounds of steel from one place to another. That’s when the SnapSafe modular safe was born. This modular component safe comes in pieces that are light enough to carry anywhere and they quickly lock together exactly where needed. It offers the security of a traditional welded safe but without all the hassle and cost.

Now, buying an in-home safe is as easy as buying any home or office appliance. At last, homeowners can put their home security safes exactly where they want them – close by – where they will get used. Because a safe is no good if it doesn’t get used.

Hornady® Manufacturing acquires SnapSafe in 2015.

Since 2009, SnapSafe has had a positive reputation as a consumer-direct company. They will continue to operate under this successful model, with the addition of an attractive dealer program.

SnapSafe stands apart in the industry for its unique product model. Its simple yet secure modular assembly system locks the safes’ 9-gauge steel exterior walls together in less than 30 minutes using only a wrench, which is included with every shipment. This simple assembly makes the safes ideal for any room or space, and keeps valuables, firearms and other possessions secure.

SnapSafe has a variety of different safe sizes and wire accessories such as organizers and racks. In addition to safes, they also manufacture lock boxes and specialty safes that can be stored in vehicles, under beds, or in walls.

Founded in 1949, Hornady® Manufacturing Company is a family owned business headquartered in Grand Island, Nebr. Proudly manufacturing products that are made in the USA, Hornady® Manufacturing is a world leader in bullet, ammunition, reloading tool and security product design and manufacture.