I don't normally write reviews and in general, my purchase decisions are usually researched ahead of time. However, I didn't research this product ahead of time (wish I'd seen the reviews here) nor did I get to see the safe out of the box before purchase or I wouldn't have bought it. Here's why: The safe box itself seems sturdy and decently constructed although the sides have a slight bulge. I'm assuming it's the insulation since this is a fire safe and it's built to expand/contract with changing temp. The weight of the safe itself is comforting but that's where the good stuff ends. My issue with this safe is the combination locking mechanism. From the picture on the box it looks like it's made of metal (and therefore seriously misleading). While the bolts are solid steel, the combination dial is NOT. It's made of lightweight plastic and feels/operates like a REALLY cheap toy. It doesn't rotate smoothly at all and worse still, it's not very accurate. I overshot the last number by 2 clicks decided to pull the lever just for kicks. It opened!!! I tried it several more times and at least twice the safe opened within 2-3 numbers on either side of the final code number. It also DIDN'T open several times which scared the heck out of me. This lack of accuracy in the combination mechanism, combined with the incredibly cheap feel and plastic construction gives absolutely no sense of security. Instead, I worried so much about the combination locking ME out that I just took it right back to the store without leaving it in my home for even a single evening. To sum it up, the safe itself seems well constructed and I believe the box would likely perform its duty in case of fire. Theft is a whole different issue and not only would I not trust it to keep someone else out, but I wouldn't trust it to let ME in when I wanted either! That's a horrible feeling for a “safe”!!! My suggestion is to pass on this and move to something else.