Introduction to Gun Safes

Finding the best gun safe can be a challenge. They can be a very expensive thing to buy and there a huge range of different gun safes available to suit different needs. Primarily a gun safe needs to be secure – the most important part of a gun safe is to keep them away from the wrong hands. The unsafe storage of guns is dangerous and in some cases against the law.

Choosing a good quality gun safe is an investment worth making and we all have different needs. Some of you will only need to store a single pistol while others need to store multiple rifles and other guns.

I want to help you choose the best gun safe for you which you can do with the gun safe buying guide and some of the latest posts below.

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Why is a gun safe important?

Owning a gun brings with it certain responsibilities. One of these is the safe storage of guns. The only way to safely store a gun is with a gun safe – this is an essential part of owning a gun. Lets discuss some of the reasons why….

Most gun fatalities are accidents… A gun fatality can occur when the gun is not appropriately stored. Home invasion and an inappropriately stored gun can lead to tragedy.

Children are vulnerable… Children lack the understanding and insight into the dangers of a gun. By failing to safely store your gun, your child could gain access to it and an accident could happen. It is reported that most gun accidents with children happen this way.

Unsafe storage of guns can be a criminal offense… If you are found to have knowingly left your gun out of storage and an accident occurs, you can be charged with criminal negligence. This is a very serious offense and can result in some serious jail time that is best to be avoided.

Protect your most expensive assets… Guns are not usually a cheap thing to own. They can be expensive, and some can be more valuable than others. The last thing you want to do is risk having your pricey assets taken from you A gun safe protects this from happening.

State law may require your gun to be stored… not only state law, but laws are constantly changing. In this controversial political climate, although the future of gun laws remains intact, safety measures are ever increasing. A gun safe is essential now and will continue to be in the future.

Below we will discuss gun safes by their size and show you the best gun safe available in this range.

Small Gun Safe

Where to Buy
Gunvault GV2000S Multi Vault gun safe.

If you need to store a single pistol at home or in your car then a small gun safe is all you need, and using one is a reliable way to keep your firearm out of reach of children. Most will hold 1 – 2 handguns, and you can find them with biometric scanners for one hand operation.

An example is the Gunvault GV2000S Multi Vault gun safe. This safe can store up to 2 medium sized handguns and has a unique combination system which allows you to access the safe with one hand – perfect for in the dark. It’s also lightweight, can be bolted down and includes a 5 year warranty.

Read more about this safe here.

Long Gun Safe

Where to Buy
Barska Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe

A long gun safe really refers to one that can be used to store a riffle and other long guns. They don’t necessarily offer a huge amount of storage but they can be used to store a few long guns. One thing to note is that they can be very heavy but there are lighter options available, and if this is important to you then be sure to check the weight before you purchase one.

For those with only a few long guns, the Barska Quick Access Biometric Rifle Safe can store up to 4 rifles and has an upper compartment that can be used to store excess ammo. The safe is around 65 lbs which is considerably more lightweight than other long gun safes and you can access it using your finger with the biometric scanner. The scanner can store up to 120 fingerprints and it’s pretty sleek too!

Read more about this safe here.

Large Gun Safe

Where to Buy
Steelwater Extreme Duty 22 gun safe

Basically the same as a long gun safe, but with even more capacity, if you require more storage then a large gun safe is what you’ll need. These safes can be some of the heaviest gun safes on the market but they do offer the best protection – plus they look great.

The Steelwater Extreme Duty 22 gun safe is one of those safes that makes people envious. Not only does it look great, but it is incredibly strong and hard wearing although you can store up to 22 guns, most find that they can store up to 18 guns comfortably. The safe is incredibly heavy and weighs over 700 pounds and offers up to 120 minutes of fire protection and is complete with a 5 spoke handle and 9 gauge steel. What I’m saying is – it’s tough.

Read more about Steelwater safes here.