4 Most Important Facts to Consider When Choosing a Gun Safe

When choosing a gun safe, it is important to be smart with your decisions, because failure to do so can be a matter of life or death. Choosing the right gun safe that can protect your gun from potential threats like thieves or curious little children will be a huge benefit for you in the long run.

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Choose The Lock

There are many types of locks that you can choose from, but not all will be of good quality, that is why you still need to be cautious and test everything out before deciding to buy anything.


For example, if you were to choose a biometric lock, this can be a good choice because biometric gun safe locks, are designed to keep everyone else from accessing your safe except you.

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Before you choose just anything, it is very important to look at the lock that comes with the safe, as this is one of the most important aspects of looking for a good gun safe.


If you were to use a standard key lock, you will need to find a place that is both well hidden but accessible in times of a situation, since the downside of having a standard key lock in your safe is the tendency that you mind end up losing the key.​


As you can see there are many locks that you can choose from, which is why you always have to be sure of what you will need. Along with looking at the lock, you must also look at the weight of the safe.

Consider The Weight

If you have a small safe and it is very light, robbers will be able to take that away from you, whereas if the safe were very heavy, robbers will have a very hard time taking the safe out of your closet especially if it is securely bolted down to your cabinet or the floor.​


There are many factors, but due to the many safes out there, it can be very hard to just pick anything off the market. We have listed some very important factors that you will need to take note of so that you do not end up getting the wrong safe.

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Make Sure Your Safe Is Made of Thick Steel

As mentioned above, if you are going to look for a gun safe, you have to be very precise in terms of what size your safe should be, especially if you own a wide collection of guns that will not fit any ordinary safe.


When a gun safe is manufactured, the quality of steel is vital in determining the strength of the safe. The better the steel that the safe is made out of, the better the quality and the better the protection.


The steel strength increases by each square of thickness and thicker stronger steel will ensure that your safe is protected at all times.


If you are looking for something with the potential to keep robbers from damaging your safe with axes or drills, you must get a safe with the steel thickness of at least ¼ inches.

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This will make the safe at least 9 times stronger than a normal than those safes that are made out of an 11 gauge steel plate.


If you look at the competition out there, competitors like to utilize gun safe doors that are made out of thin metal and one layer of 12 gauges or less. Don't be fooled because these were made to make the safe look thick.


The problem with these doors is, it could be pried open by robbers with the use of everyday tools like a crowbar, a hammer or a screwdriver. Since these kinds of safe are also very light, it will be easy for a robber to carry it out.

It’s quite common to find a gun safe between 1 and 2 inches of edge thickness. These kinds of gun safe doors are filled with sheetrock or partial inner door steel pieces. Don’t get these kinds of safes as these can lack foundation.


It would be better to have a gun safe with double steel doors around the door walls. Having said all of these about gun safes, always make sure that you do not get blinded by thick appearing steel gun safes, as these can be very easy to rob, and easy to damage.


Before you buy yourself a safe, ask yourself first if you really want and need something that is built weakly, because security cannot be guaranteed.​


Get something with at least an 8 or 10 gauge of steel thickness, to ensure that your safe will be safe from physical damage, or at least something that is marked with a UL marker, to ensure that it can be protected from a fire and severe force caused to the safe.

Choose The Lock

Having said all of these about gun safes, always make sure that you do not get blinded by thick appearing steel gun safes, as these can be very easy to rob, and easy to damage.


Before you buy yourself a safe, ask yourself first if you really want and need something that is built weakly, because security cannot be guaranteed.

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Get something with at least an 8 or 10 gauge of steel thickness, to ensure that your safe will be safe from physical damage, or at least something that is marked with a UL marker, to ensure that it can be protected from a fire and severe force caused to the safe.

Final Verdict

Buying a gun safe is a need for firearm owners. It is a huge responsibility to own a gun, which means that you should also do your part to protect your weapons from getting stolen or falling into the wrong hands especially your children.​

Children are very curious human beings, if they see that your safe is out in the open, they will automatically see what is inside it and play with your weapons thinking that it’s a toy.​

You wouldn’t want this to happen, so always keep your guns safe do not hide them in places where it will be easy for other people to access it without your permission.​

What makes your safe durable is the steel built. It is not always easy to find a safe, but also know what you need in order to find what is the best gun safe for you.

Doing so will help you find a good safe that is both durable, has good quality, and heavy enough to prevent robbers and children from tampering with it without your permission.

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Trevor Barton
 

Trevor Barton is the Editor of Sweethomeview.com. In personal life he is a father of two cute kids and loving husband of a beautiful wife. He love foods and nothing is more important than reading book in his spare time.

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