Sheltering Your Family from Storms & Disasters

Rifle Rated Safe Room Tornado Shelter

1/4" AR500 Steel Plate

Rifle Rated Storm Shelter

The AR500 Welded Shelter is the perfect choice for people that are looking for a 3-in-1 protection (rifle rated) Safe Room Tornado Storm Shelter. It provides the best protection you can buy anywhere and peace of mind you have made the right decision for you and your family. Our AR500 Welded Shelters Have Passed 3rd Party Impact and 250 MPH (EF5 Tornado) Wind Tests required by FEMA and ICC500 Regulations.

Each AR500 Welded Safe Room Tornado Shelter comes with crush proof and bullet proof vents. The ventilation has a minimum of twice the air flow that's required by FEMA and ICC500 regulations, so there's no worrying about getting enough air or if the vent would be crushed during a storm. The vent has passed a direct hit from a 2x4 during the impact test and have been shoot with a .308 WIN. with zero damage.

Set up is easily done by setting the shelter in place and anchoring with supplied anchors. Complete instructions will be included with each shelter.

We provide factory setup within 60 miles of Wichita Falls, TX.

The AR500 Welded Safe Room Tornado Shelter Series Specs

  • Meets or exceeds all design requirements in FEMA 320/361 standards, as well as ICC 500 building code requirements
  • Made in the USA in our state-of-the-art fabrication shop
  • 1/4" AR500 US Steel Rifle Rated (up to 308win), meeting NIJ Level III (STD-0108.01) standards
  • Fully welded construction
  • Bullet proof vents
  • Ventilation exceeds the ICC 500 standards found in section 702 & 703 (table 702.1.1)
  • Door opening 29.50” x 69.50”
  • Greaseable heavy duty door hinges
  • 4 -1 inch stainless steel locking rods to secure door, and with a single turn of the handle all the locking rods operate at the same time
  • Door can be secured when in the Shelter
  • Anchored to concrete with 5/8” anchors
  • Each anchor has an uplift/pullout force of 14,725 pounds and a shear rating of 5,260 pounds (3000 psi uncracked concrete) exceeding ICC500 requirements in section 309.1.2.1
  • Sherwin Williams West Highland White paint color (SW7566)
  • Shelters in Stock for Immediate Installation! Free Onsite Evaluation and Estimate in Our Service Area!!

Note: Every tornado shelter design is required to undergo an ICC-500 Missile Impact Test and be shot with a 2”x4” piece of lumber at 100 Miles Per Hour. Once our design passed this test with minimal to no damage, we put our Level III Panic Room Shelters under extreme conditions by shooting them with a .308 Winchester Rifle at the same required test locations using (308/7.62x51) 168 grain bullets. Without failure, our bulletproof design will protect you and your family from any intruder or natural disaster.  


AR500 Welded Safe Room Storm Shelter Options

Corner (needs 4'x4' on a corner wall), 4'x4', 4'x6' (door on 4' side) and 6'x4' (door on 6' side)

Let Us Custom Build Your AR500 Plate Panic Room Tornado Storm Shelter

Building a new home, remodeling or have a specific size needed? Fill out the Contact us page and we will get back with you immediately.

Sizing your in-home Safe Room Tornado Storm Shelters:

  • 3 square foot per person standing
  • 6 square foot per person sitting plus allow room for your pets.
  • Note: Hurricane shelters require 7 square foot per person.

Please contact us for commercial sizing.

Benefits of our Product that Separates Us From the Competition

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  • Made by Americans in America using American Steel
  • Some of the strongest, longest-lasting shelters on the market
  • All of our Safe Room Shelters meet and exceed ICC-500 and FEMA standards.
  • Designed to withstand .308 Rifle Round

Financing Available

We help you make your shelter affordable with financing options through Hearth. For more information or to see if you qualify, Details about Financing.

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