When it comes to buying a gun safe, it is essential that you buy the correct safe for your situation. With various aspects to consider such as your budget, safe quality and where you will be locating the safe to ensure you are purchasing the right one. Also taking into consideration the type of guns you own will help you to determine the size you should be getting. To assist you in choosing the right safe for your firearms, we’ve listed a few things to look out for below:
Quality of Build
The quality of your safe is one of the most important aspects you must consider. A majority of standard safes are built with 12-gauge steel. This type of steel is strong, but can still weaken under the force of an axe or crowbar, as well as being considerably light. In the case of a break in, 12-gauge steel is light enough for thieves to carry out of your home. However, by choosing to purchase a safe out of 10-gauge steel leaves you with an ultimately stronger safe and better protection for you and your family.
It is also important to inspect the fit of your safe door, to ensure it doesn’t allow for easy prying.
Determining how much you’re willing to spend on your gun safe is an entirely personal factor. There are some gun owners who require a top of the range safe. There are also rifle owners who will not require the extra protection or features and a standard gun safe meets their needs perfectly.
If you have an extensive gun collection, we recommended investing in a top of the range gun safe. This is to provide you with peace of mind surrounding your family safety and collection protection.
Consider the Types of Guns You Own
When choosing the size of your gun safe take into consideration the number of guns that you require safe storage for as well as their sizes.
There is no point investing in a large safe when you only have handguns; you’ll simply be wasting space. Consider investing in one for handheld storage that also has storage for other valuables that you may wish to keep safe.
If you are an avid gun collector, you’ll probably wish to expand your collection at some point so keep this in mind when purchasing.
Other things to Consider:
- Heavy gauge steel - 2mm all-round for Level 1 or 3mm all-round for Level 2.
- Draw Bolts – Average safes have only one or two draw bolts, but a good quality safe will multiple. The more bolts you have, the safe you are.
- Fire Safety and Seal – If you’re looking for a safe that has fire protection look for one with concrete lining for fire protection, a fire seal and a fire rating from the manufacturer.
If you’re in the market for a new gun safe head down to Lock Supplies today! Our extensive safe range and expert team will ensure that you get a quality gun safe that fits your requirements perfectly!