Apexstone 80N/18lb 7.68 Inch/195mm Gas Strut, Gun Safe/ SentrySafe Gas Strut Replacement

(20 customer reviews)
  • Application: Used as SentrySafe replacement parts, also fit well to projects with light lids, such as Biometric Gun Safe, camper cabinets, etc
  • Feature: this gas strut help pop up the light lid so that we can retrieve anything (like a pistol) we need immediately in an emergency situation
  • Set of 1: Includes 7.68″ gas shock ×1, brackets ×2, screw ×5, (2 or more pieces will include a paper mounting guide), low profile nylon ball socket or nylon socket sent by random
  • 1 Year 100% Satisfactory Warranty: Email us at [email protected] if any problem occurs


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Apexstone 80N/18lb 7.68 Inch/195mm Gun Safe/ SentrySafe Gas Struts

A gun safe ensures gun security, while Apexstone gas struts swiftly pop up the lid during emergencies, enhancing your safety.

How to Fix if the Original Gun Safe Strut is Worn Out?

Is your biometric gun safe’s piston no longer functioning properly over time? Gas shocks typically have a lifespan of 1-3 years, after which they lose pressure and can’t adequately support the lid. To address this issue, Apexstone developed a 7.68″ gas piston that can revive your gun safe and make it quick access again. This unique design in size can match your Biometric Gun Safes or SentrySafe (like SentrySafe qap1be gas strut), help you can quickly open the Fingerprint Pistol box when needed, very convenient for you to retrieve the gun. The process of replacement is very simple, even for the first time, you can finish in ten mins.

With Apexstone 80 N gas spring, you will own a “new” Sentry Pistol Safe again, and there is plenty of room to reach in here and grab your stuff quickly.

How to Replace Gas Struts on Gun Safe SentrySafe

Here we summarize five steps to help you quickly replace the support rod on the safe, for detailed step-by-step instructions, you can refer to The Ultimate Guide or Easy Guide if you need it.

Step 1: Have your tools ready, including a Philips #2 screwdriver, a new strut replacement
Step 2: Open your security safes to the largest degree.
Step 3: Get the old spring out of the safe. Removing the bottom connecting bolt and the top end.
Step 4: Attach the new strut to the small gun safe.
Step 5: Inspect and make sure the safe lid can be opened properly.

Other Wonderful Using Scenes for 7.68″ Gas Shocks

Apexstone 8-inch gas struts serve as suitable replacements for Gun Safe struts. Moreover, they are ideal gas shocks for various applications, including boat hatches, overhead cabinet doors, and camper cabinet doors.

These struts also work perfectly as replacements for the STABILUS 6B-918755 Lift Support and can be used interchangeably with part numbers 6B918755, 6B-918755, 6B918755W, 6B-918755-W, and SG414068. They are a perfect fit for Chrysler 300 models from 2011 to 2022 and Dodge Charger models from 2011 to 2020. This option is highly recommended for lift support if your project’s lid weighs less than 80N and has side lengths of less than 16 inches.

7.68-inch Vs 7-inch Gun Safe Struts

Apexstone 7.68 inches is equivalent to 195 mm, and 7 inches is equivalent to 175 mm. The difference between the Apexstone 7-inch and the 7.68-inch gas strut that came with the safe is the lid lift height which is about an inch or so less. So, with the 7.68-inch gas strut, you get more space to retrieve your pistol when you open the gun safe.

apexstone 80n/18lb gas strut, your perfect Sentry Pistol Safe gas strut replacement

Comparison of Various Sizes Gun Safe Gas Struts

comparision of gun safe sentrysafe gas struts


Stroke: 2.4 inch/ 60 mm
Extended Length (center to center): 7.68 inch/ 195mm
Compressed Length: 5.3 inch/ 135mm
Rod diameter: 0.24 inch/ 6mm
Cylinder diameter: 0.59 inch/ 15mm
Force: 80 N
Material: Iron
Package: Ziplock bag. Instructions Included, Screws Included.

Easy and Quick installation for Cabinet Door

You can refer to the replacement guide for Biometric Gun Safe for Pistols here.

Installation on the cabinet door is a breeze if you have the following tools: an 8 mm metric box or open-end wrench, a 13 mm metric box of the open-end wrench, and a medium Phillips head screwdriver.
First, unscrew and remove the fittings and spring from the old gas strut.
Second, unscrew and remove the fittings from the Apexstone strut and replace them with the fittings you removed from the original strut. Install the Apexstone strut, and the job is done.
With the proper tools, you should be able to complete the removal and re-installation in 5 or 10 minutes. It is as quick and easy as that.

You can follow our Mounting Guide as follows to complete your installation in the cabinets or other wooden projects.

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  7. How to compress a gas strut for installation: a step-by-step guide
  8. How to extend gas struts’ lifespan?
Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 22 × 4 × 4 mm

1 Set, 10 Sets, OEM Support

20 reviews for Apexstone 80N/18lb 7.68 Inch/195mm Gas Strut, Gun Safe/ SentrySafe Gas Strut Replacement

  1. Tim Chitwood

    I used this to replace a faulty strut on my Sentry safe. I simply had to unscrew the caps on each end and do the same with the old strut, then swap them out. Both ends have threading, and it was a seamless fit. I had everything prepared and when the package arrived, the fix was completed in a matter of minutes. I’m so thankful for the other reviewers. This worked flawlessly!

  2. DP

    The item worked perfectly in replacing the strut on my quick access Sentry pistol safe. The two ends unscrew, allowing you to use the ones that originally came with the safe.

  3. Michael Badran

    Reviewing: Apexstone 80N/18lb 7.68 Inch/195mm Gas Strut, Gun Safe/ SentrySafe Replacement
    This is a great solution to your worn-out SentrySafe gas strut. The product was as advertised. The price was extremely reasonable. The shipping time from asia wasn’t too lengthy, as I recall, in the neighborhood of ten days from order to arrival. Installation, using the the existing SentrySafe strut end fittings and spring, was very straight forward and took less than five minutes. Couldn’t be happier with this purchase.

  4. D Roe

    This inexpensive four pack solved two problems and quickly. First it replaced the failed strut on my safe and now it works perfectly. Second, I added struts to a cabinet door that swings upward and now you can open the cab door easily and it stays in place. Great product!

  5. Raymundo lerma

    El producto es bueno
    Este producto lo utilize para mi caja de herramienta de mi troca

  6. Educated Consumer

    Sentry Safe owner READ THIS

    I posted this review for all those who have ordered this Gas Strut as a replacement for a defective one in their Sentry Gun safe.

    First thing, when you install the replacement strut you will need to get both ends of the old strut and install them on the new one. Simply unscrew them and swap them out. If you don’t the one that attaches to the upper lid will rub an cause clearance problems and you will find that that when you open the safe the lid will hang up or open slowly.

    Second, the reason why these struts fail is because the assist spring puts pressure on the struts seal causing it to fail and leak. I think this is a design error as so many have complained about failures of these struts. Simply Install a small washer between the spring and this seal to prevent the spring from making contact with the seal and causing future premature failure of the new strut.

    Also, these struts contain internal valves, when closing the lid do it slowly not to cause excessive pressure warping and damaging the internal valves.

    Lastly, since the new strut is not as long as the original unit the lid does not open as far as it did with the original, this is not a problem and it opens sufficiently to easily and safely remove your firearm

  7. Ted Laverty

    Worked on my sentry pistol safe. Had to use the ends off the original support, they threaded on and worked flawlessly.

  8. Gerald T Lemke

    Works great for replacement on Sentry Safe.

  9. Wesley Smith

    great fix for Sentry Safe QAP model. Since these are general purpose, I did some substituting for the end attachments. simply unscrew the old strut from the bottom end and screw the new strut end into that end (I did have to remove the mount since the plunger would rotate). pop the old top out and pop the new top in. I added a spring to give it more initial opening speed. better than new now.

  10. John merc

    Purchased to replace a worn strut on a gun safe. Easy to install and a lot cheaper than replacing with original part. Works perfectly and you get two so you have a backup if you ever need it.

  11. He WON by A LOT

    I just read a few of the other reviews that talked about drilling or other complicated disassembly steps to replace the failed strut on the Sentry Safe. Totally unnecessary!

    I have four of these safes, and all four original struts failed within 2 years. I recently replaced all of them with these.

    The socket pieces that are on the ends of the new strut simply unscrew from both ends (piston and cylinder). Do this to both the original and the new one. Toss the new ones. When you unscrew the original strut from the lower socket piece that is bolted to the body of the safe, simply screw the new one into mounted socket piece. Do the same for the one still hanging from the lid. Boom. Done. 1 min tops.

    Make sure you transfer the spring over to the strut.

  12. Michael Seymour

    Received exactly what I ordered. Easy to install. Work great

  13. Jim Mitchell

    Read reviews that it fit my gun space. Easy to install and work well

  14. AnnieB

    This was so easy to install. Took only a couple of minutes. Works perfectly. Highly Recommend

  15. Joe Ullrich

    Easy to install and restored my safe to like new condition.

  16. bud45

    work fine and good price

  17. Arturo M Blanco

    The gas strut on my bedside gun safe had lost all its strength to open the lid of the safe. After seeing a few videos on YouTube as to how to replace the strut, I purchased this pair to replaced the one in my safe, and though it is not at long as the original strut in the safe, it is long enough to open the lid and give me access into the safe which is significantly better then how it was with the damaged strut. I recommend this product.

  18. Sean

    This is absolutely the right product to fix your biometric safe that won’t open.

    You will think it’s the wrong part like I did initially. The heads are threaded and just take the mounts off your old strut and put it on your new one.

    Was discouraged at first, but not for long. Great affordable product. Well thought out to threat they mounts to be swappable. Nice work Sentry Safe and this strut manufacturer.

  19. Madison

    Last month, I went looking for a gas spring replacement for my Sentry Safe pistol safe, which had quit working. The old spring would only pop the lid up about half an inch. I have to pry up the lid with my finger to open it. Not the best thing in a home defence emergency when seconds count.

    The Youtube search led me to these struts, and after reading a couple of reviews of people in the same situation as me who replaced the Sentry Safe gas strut with the Apexstone 7-inch strut, all is good, but a little shorter than the old one. Until late June, the 8-inch gas strut was released by Apexstone, so I ordered a couple without hesitation. I received it on 11th July.
    I am surprised that a mounting instruction was attached. I followed the instructions and replaced the strut in about 15 minutes. It was so simple that it was almost scary, and now the Sentry Safe lid pops up as it should.
    When you are done, you still have one complete new spring that doesn’t get used. You should probably keep that away somewhere you can find it in case you need to do this again in a few years.

    I have only had this for one day now, so I can’t tell you how long the new strut will last, but I guess it will last at least as long as the original strut. They seem to be pretty well made.

  20. Willy Lohman

    Simplified installation by removing the attaching hardware from the Sentry OEM lift strut and swapping it out with the attaching end hardware as supplied with this new strut. Surprisingly the threads are identical. Since I only needed one strut for my Sentry safe, I now have an extra on hand should I require replacement later on. The original OEM strut lasted just about 3 years.

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