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Tips For Safely Storing Your Firearms In An Apartment

One of the most important factors of owning a firearm is keeping it safe and secure for the protection of the people around you. This can seem challenging when you live in an apartment building rather than a house where you may otherwise be able to store your firearm in a gun safe. Fortunately, there are ways you can store your firearm in an apartment without risking the safety of your kids or loved ones. Here are a few security tips for storing a firearm in your own apartment.

Use a gun safe

Gun safes are the safest option for all gun owners no matter the size of their firearms. They're secure and can keep out curious kids. What's more, they're also heavy, which can keep your kids from moving them around. However, it's important to consider the weight of the gun safe prior to choosing it for your apartment. This is because with certain gun safes weighing over a thousand pounds, they can put extra pressure on a top floor. Therefore, if you're on an upper level, small gun safes may be more to your liking. A small gun safe like the AMSEC NF5924E5 which weighs 600 pounds is perfect for an apartment or condo. It also offers great protection with a 90-minute fire rating and a UL Residential Security Container (RSC) burglar rating. With the outside dimensions of 59.00" H x 24.00" W x 18.00" D, it will fit perfectly inside of a closet. Since most apartment buildings do not allow tenets to modify their apartment and bolt a safe down, the NF5924E5 gun safe is heavy enough that it would be very difficult to carry away. You can store and protect your rifles, handguns, important paper documents, jewelry, cash and more inside this safe.

Hide your firearms in a safe location

Whether you're using a small gun safe or not, it's important to place your firearm in the smartest location possible. Although thieves aren't likely to look for your gun in an empty cereal box or false food container, your kids may be likely to find it instead. Therefore, hide your firearms and gun safes in places where both thieves and children are less likely to look. The back of your closet or underneath your bed may be good places. However, it's important to note that wherever you hide your firearm the temperature needs to be controlled in that area. Extreme temperatures can easily damage both your bullets and your firearm, which can be dangerous in life-or-death situations. It can seem like a challenge to properly store your firearm in an apartment because they're typically smaller than a house. However, with small gun safes, you can ensure the safety of those around you even in the smallest studio apartment. For more information on small gun safes, smart safes, and wall safes, contact Safe and Vault store today.