A Brief Overview of Gun Safes
It's also one of the most important.
It will provide you with protection.
It can not only endure but continue to work well beyond your lifetime with proper care.
It is also inherently dangerous with improper handling and care.
For all these reasons, when you bring your gun home for the first time, it is important to have a gun safe to keep it in.
First of all, having a gun safe means that your gun is always in the same location of the house.
This may not seem like an important thing to consider, but when you need it quickly in an emergency situation, then you will be very glad that you know precisely where it is in the heat of the moment.
Furthermore, a gun safe keeps the gun protected and out of hands that should not have access to it, such as those of intruders and children.
What type of gun safe you purchase is entirely up to you.
Available at a wide range of price points, they can be purchased anywhere you find guns for sale.
Some are very large and very expensive, as well as attractive to look at.
Others are discreet and dark, small boxes that don't look out of the ordinary.
The latter are typically quite easy on the wallet.
Larger safes often have features to aid in the upkeep and protection of your gun, such as thick metal walls, an anchor, dehumidifiers and easy storage space for gun cleaning equipment.
Small gun safes can also have these features with a little creative use of space.
It is smart to buy a safe with a thicker wall.
A thin sheet of steel can easily be penetrated by a torch or drill.
Such a material is also not fire or water-proof.
A wall of a half-inch thick is a good, sturdy feature to have in your gun safe.
Anchors secure your safe to the floor with a bolt.
This prevents the theft of the entire safe, or having it knocked down if it's larger.
Dehumidifiers aid in preventing corrosion, particularly if your safe is stored in a potentially damp area or in a humid environment.
Corrosion will quickly end the life of your gun as a useful tool.
Lastly, plenty of storage space is not mandatory, but very nice to have! Keeping all your gun accessories with your gun provides for a very tidy, organized space.