If you enjoy firearms as a hobby then it’s absolutely essential that you make sure that you are a responsible owner and that you do everything you can to ensure the safety of yourself and others. A big part of this is choosing the right gun safe which will keep your weapon secure so that it doesn’t get into the wrong hands. This is even more important if you have young children in the house.
Here we will look at how you should go about selecting the right gun safe so that you can be secure in the knowledge that your gun is safely stashed.
The first thing to consider when choosing your gun safe is the size. Obviously guns can come in all shapes and sizes, so it follows that gun safes do as well. If you buy a gun safe without first checking the dimensions then you might find you’re disappointed with the size of the product that arrives at your door.
Of course the right size for a gun safe will depend not only on the size of your firearm but also on the number of guns that you need to keep locked away.
Once you have chosen a safe that’s big enough for your gun, the next crucial thing to check is that the lock is going to be secure enough to keep people out. While a simple lock might be sufficient for keeping out young children, you also need to think about what could happen in the case of a break-in. And remember: those children are going to get bigger! Make sure then that your lock is sophisticated enough to keep out even the savvy and the determined. The most advanced option is probably a biometric lock that will use your fingerprint or a retinal scan to provide access. These are a little more costly though! Other options include digital locks that use a PIN or physical locks that require a key/use a padlock. Some gun safes will combine a combination lock with a key to provide extra security.
Remember that the safe should be constructed of a sturdy material. The toughest lock in the world won’t do much good if it’s on a cardboard box!
Ease of Access
While you want to ensure that your gun is safe and secure, you also don’t want to be fiddling for hours every time you want to get it out. Make sure that the safe is easy to open and not prone to getting jammed. Remember: you generally get what you pay for and this isn’t an area where you want to try and cut corners!