Browning Safes: A History

Browning Safes: A History

Browning is a respected and well-known brand, but many are only familiar with the company's line of firearms and ammunition. How much do you know about Browning's history with safes? Or about the company’s origin story? Or the Browning Safe options available today? 

As one of the top Browning Safe distributors in North Texas, we’re happy to answer these questions and more. Let’s start by taking a look at the history of Browning Safes.

Browning Safes Origin Story

John Browning founded the first Browning company with his brother (Matthew Browning) in 1878, but it initially had a focus on firearms—specifically ones John designed. The brothers sold everything from rifles and shotguns to pistols and their designs have inspired many other manufacturers, such as Winchester, Remington and Colt. Browning would eventually expand to more hunting and outdoors products like fishing gear, bows and knives (as well as safes, which we’ll soon discuss). But it all started with firearms.

How Browning Got Into Safes

Security and firearms go hand in hand. After all, safety is the primary concern when it comes to firearm operation and storage. As such, it made sense for Browning to move into manufacturing safes for gun and ammo storage. The business took off and Browning partnered with Provo Steel & Supply (aka ProSteel) in Utah to team up and start making more gun safes.

The ProSteel line of safes was different from safes other manufacturers designed, especially due to its unique door storage system that allowed for the storage of long guns on the door of the safe itself. Browning safes also became known for their patented door-locking system, which deflects force. Browning rose in popularity among firearm owners looking for a reliable gun safe and soon became a household name.

What’s Ahead for Browning Safes

Browning and Liberty safes are considered some of the best in the industry today. If you ask a safe expert or professional locksmith about the brand they’d recommend, most assuredly the options would include one of these two reputable brands. Browning safes come in a wide variety of sizes, styles, prices, security levels, finishes and ratings, so no matter your need or budget, there’s a Browning safe that’s right for you. 

If you’re in the market for a home safe, check out our online listings of Browning safes today. 

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