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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.
    Dominic Schwebs

    Dominic Schwebs

    Dominic Schwebs, a home safety and security expert with over 15 years of experience is the Digital Marketing and E-Commerce Manager of the Safe and Vault Store. He thoroughly understands the art of building brand awareness and skillful product marketing using the power of social media, crafting informative and engaging blogs, producing podcasts, YouTube videos, and more. Driven by the desire to provide the ultimate user experience, he has helped to build safeandvaultstore.com into a top-selling, nationally recognized e-commerce site. He is tireless in his pursuit of creatively expanding content, educating about home and business safes and vaults, and taking the website to the next level. Dominic is proud to live, work, and call Spokane, WA home.

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