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A Guide to Safe Storage of your Firearms

Updated on March 8, 2014
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Storing Your Gun Securely

The Gun Safe and You

Safes have been around for centuries and their purpose has been to keep valuables safe and sound for those who would steal from others. Sportsman and every day citizens have found it necessary to to keep firearms in their houses and store them safely and securely. Shooting sports, hunting, and personal safety all make it necessary to find way of storing your guns with access to them without allowing children or unauthorized persons form being able to get to them.

The home gun safe market has been growing with leaps and bounds with all the dangers in society these days. As Americans exercise their 2nd amendment rights they also have the responsibility of keeping others safe by keeping their guns safely stored. Some need to store their hunting rifles until the next hunt while others want quick access to their guns for home protection. How you store your investment depends on your home situation. Do you have children in the house, is your neighborhood secure or is there a greater level of crime where you live. There is also the local laws that you have to take into account.

From full size safes to bedside gun safes the variety is as diverse as the owners who but them. Many manufacturers are targeting the homeowner who has seen the need to protect his family from bad people and from them selves. We will discuss more about the different options and varieties that are on the market today.

Bedside gun safe is designed to easily fit underneath in a nightstand drawer or underneath the bed. Since most of the firearms are owned for the intention of protection against home invasion, speed of access and ease should be of great importance when considering gun sages.



Types of bedside gun safes and their benefits

Safe manufacturers like Gun Vault have considered certain factors when designing some if the most effective gun safes available in the market today. There is a wide class of gun safes available that offer varying degree of protection levels and storage capacity for gun owners. Following are just a few of them.

Gunvault GV2000C-DLX Multi Vault Deluxe Gun Safe

This is a small box gun safe. It weighs around 14 pounds. It has a 4 finger password system that is patented No-Eyes Keypad to allow quick access. One advantage of this type of gun storage safe is that it comes with a built-in computer, which blocks access after repeat of invalid keypad entries. Its precise fittings making the safe, virtually impossible to scrutinize using hand tools.

HOMAK HS30103660 8-Gun Security Cabinet

This cabinet gun safe is made of steel and it is capable of storing up to about eight firearms. It is equipped with a tubular locking system and has a four point lockable mechanism. It is capable of holding 8 riffles or even up to 52 shotguns. The bottom of the storage cabinet is foam padded and has barrel rests to minimize scratches. In addition, the unit is easy to assemble.

Rack’Em the Maximizer 8 Pistol Rack

This type of gun safe contains a hanging pistol rack, which is fitted to the cabinet’s inner door. Its adjustable pistol hooks allow for personal customization. It has a maximum storage space making it easy to find and access firearms. This cabinet also keeps guns securely from damaging each other. It comes with a rack construction that prevents guns from getting scratches.

BARSKA Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe

This gun safe weighs 66 pounds and it capable of preserving your most valuable rifles. Its fingerprint access plus two back up keys makes it impossible to gain unauthorized access. It comes with pre-drilled anchor points, which secures safe to wall or floor. The gun safe is powered by 4 AA batteries, which have a life expectancy of around 2 years.

SentrySafe SFW123DSB 1.23 Cubic Feet Combination Fire-Safe

This gun storage cabinet is closet sized in design. Good thing about it is that it is water resistant to a level of 8 inches in 24 hours. It is a combination fire safe and has advance fire protection hence it is UL classified to endure fire. What makes this gun safe a worthy purchase, is the fact that it is 60% bigger than the traditional gun safes.

No matter what your situation is a good reliable gun safe will give you and your family peace of mind and security that you need.



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