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How Do I Know What Size Gun Safe I Need?

When your firearm isn't secure, you run the risk of a home intruder using your firearm against you. For this reason, it's perhaps just as important to choose the right gun safe as it is to choose the right gun. However, it isn't enough to simply buy just any gun safe. As any gun owner knows, and any prospective gun owner should know, you need to put some serious thought into the type of gun safe you purchase for your firearm. This is because there are a variety of factors that determine the size of the safe you may need.

What type of safe do you need?

One of the most important factors to consider when determining the right gun safe for your firearm is what you need the safe to do. For instance, if you simply need your safe to protect your children from accidentally finding your firearm, a metal cabinet and lock would do nicely. Alternatively, a small gun safe may be your best option if you need to protect your apartment or wooden floors from the sheer weight of a safe. For those looking for safes that can be hidden and are able to incorporate their safes into their actual homes, a floor safe or wall safe may be in your best interest. Not only are these safes easy to hide beneath a bed, rug, or art piece, but they're also secure. However, whether or not you choose to use a wall or floor safe may also depend on the size of the safe you need.

What will you include in the safe?

One of the biggest mistakes gun owners make when purchasing long gun safes is that they assume because it's safe for rifles and that it fits their guns that it's the right size. However, you should also determine what else you'd like to keep secure in the safe. For instance, do you have a set of your grandmother's earrings? A valuable pair of cufflinks? Important documents? If you already have a safe for these valuables then you may be set to buy long gun safes that fit your rifles alone. However, if you don't have a separate safe and you plan to include your firearms as well as other treasured items in the same place, it may be in your best interest to get a larger rifle safe. As a rule of thumb, you should purchase a long gun safe that's capable of holding twice the number of guns you currently own. Long gun safes are incredibly important to protect your long guns from children as well as home intruders. For more information on long gun safes and other safes, contact Safe and Vault Store today.

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