Owning a gun is both a constitutional right in the United States and an enormous responsibility. Gun owners need to take steps to prevent firearms from falling into the wrong hands, while still ensuring easy access should the need arise. If you're a hunter or collector, you want to protect your investment as well as secure your rifles, shotguns, and pistols. Gun safes offer a solution.
In many states, owning and using a rifle safe isn’t even a choice -- it’s required by state law for gun owners. While these laws vary widely from one state to another (sometimes all guns need to be stored in a safe, sometimes only handguns; sometimes every gun owner needs one, sometimes only in houses with children, for example), they exist out of a general concern for the safety and well-being of those around the gun owner. If there’s a gun in the house, you don’t want anyone who happens to see it to be able to access it, whether that is a burglar, an unruly houseguest, or your own toddler! To keep your firearms in the right hands, whether or not the law requires it in your particular case, a pistol safe or rifle safe is the safest choice.
Home Safe Limitations
For many gun owners, a basic home safe does double duty, providing a safe location for both handguns and valuables. This is a perfectly acceptable solution, but does present a problem with accessibility. A home safe doesn't offer easy access to firearms, especially if the safe is located in an out-of-the-way corner of the house. Most handgun owners prefer to locate gun safes in their bedrooms. And, of course, rifles and shotguns simply won't fit into a standard-sized safe.
Handgun and pistol safes are perfect for locking up one or two pistols, along with passports, jewelry, and other valuables. TheLiberty HD-90 Key Handgun Vault, part of a new line of handgun vaults, is affordable and sturdy. Constructed of 16-gauge steel with an anti-pry design, the Liberty HD-90 will keep your weapon and small valuables secure, while being compact and lightweight enough to take with you.
Another great handgun safe is theBarska AX11620 Compact Biometric Safe. This is another small, portable safe that features a biometric lock, which allows you quick access to your weapon in case of emergency. All it takes is a swipe of your fingerprint to open your safe. This biometric lock can be programmed with up to 30 fingerprints and has a low false-read rate. It also has a silent “stealth” mode so that you can open it without beeping.
An under-the-bed gun safe is the best option for keeping guns out of sight, but still within arm’s reach. TheAMSEC DV652 Defense Vault under the bed gun safe is designed to fit securely under the bed, saving you space and keeping your weapons hidden. It is easily accessible with a High-Security ESL5 electronic lock with an illuminated keypad, allowing you to open your safe in a matter of seconds. Constructed of 14-gauge steel and a unique 5-point slide-locking bar, this safe keeps your weapons secure but close when you need to access them quickly.
When you have several long guns or rifles, you will want to choose a gun & rifle safe or cabinet. One of the most unique gun safes made today is theAMSEC BFX6030 Gun & Rifle Safe. What sets this apart from other rifle safes is the two inches of concrete composite and a proprietary fill material called DryLight material injected between the layers of steel, providing a two-hour fire rating. This gun safe is sturdy and made in the USA; measuring 59 inches tall and 913 pounds, this safe will deter any would-be thief from attempting to remove the safe from your home.
If you are looking for a long gun safe that fit inside of a closet, theGardall GF-5517 GF Series Gun Safe is a perfect choice. This safe holds up to 11 rifles without scopes and features a full-length door organizer that is great for storing ammo and pistols. It has ⅛-inch thick steel in the body and ¼-inch steel in the door, along with a 30-minute fire rating.
Safe & Vault Store has the largest selection online and carry most of the major gun safe brands including AMSEC, Browning, Fort Knox, Gardall, Hayman, Ironman, Mesa, SafeandVaultStore, SNAPSafe and Tracker. If you are still confused about which gun safe to purchase, please give one of our safe professionals a call at 800-207-2259 today! We can help you purchase the right safe for your needs.
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