Choosing a Gun Safe

Firearm Safe Shelf

As a firearms instructor, I’m here to share some insights about an essential topic: choosing the perfect gun safe. Trust me, when it comes to protecting your beloved firearms, it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. The safe is not only there to protect your guns from theft or fire but also from unauthorized access. The last thing you want is a child getting access to a firearm.

When choosing a firearm safe, you will need to consider the types available, such as cabinet-style, in-wall or floor, hidden, and lock boxes. Size, weight, and exterior design are additional features to consider, as are the locking mechanism and fire protection.

In some circumstances, you may just want a way to conceal your firearm for easy access.

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Size Matters!

When selecting a gun safe, you need to consider its dimensions and weight. After all, you want a safe that accommodates your current collection and allows room for future additions.

Fire Rating

It’s recommended to choose a safe with a UL fire-resistance rating and to bolt it down to prevent theft.

Locking Type

From electronic keypads to biometric scanners and traditional dial locks, we’ll explore the pros and cons of each option.

Oh, and here’s a pro tip: don’t forget to bolt down your gun safe! It’s like giving it an extra layer of security, preventing any potential theft attempts. Trust me, you’ll sleep better at night knowing your firearms are safe and sound.

If you’re ready for even more details and expert advice on choosing the perfect gun safe, I invite you to check out the main article. It’s packed with all the information you need to make an informed decision that fits your specific needs.

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Brian Armstrong grew up in a small farm town in rural Indiana and learned to shoot before he learned to drive. His career began in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, where he worked as a firefighter and a medic before moving to Chicago. Throughout the years, he has owned multiple businesses, from construction to technology. He is back to his emergency services roots -teaching emergency first aid and firearms courses, along with writing for numerous publications. He believes the best way to learn "HOW" to do something is first to answer "WHY" you do something. He is your average guy with views like yours. Now, he's sharing the knowledge he's gained from teaching, learning from others, and researching topics you don't have time to explore. His feeling about staying safe is "The best way to win a fight is not to get into a fight!" He is always looking for new ideas. If you have a topic, current news you would like covered, or a publication looking for content, please reach out and let him know. You can follow him @LetsTalkDGU and #LetsTalkDGU


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