Guns serve many purposes and if you keep a gun at home, they need to be kept in a container for safety and protection. The same is true with your ammunition. In fact, a number of states require a gun owner to have a gun safe. It cannot be denied that guns are very dangerous, therefore it should be kept away from people who do not have the training or experience in handling them.
Advantages of Having a Gun Safe
From family members especially children to burglars, your weapons must not be easily accessible. Plenty of incidents have taken place where kids hurt themselves or others while playing with real guns. It’s not enough to hide them in the closet, under the bed or worse under your pillow.
Apart from unauthorized persons, guns as well as ammunition need protection from fire, flood and other natural disasters. And of course, it’s always a good thing to keep your precious toys from rust, scratches and fading which every gun enthusiast understands.
The Ultimate Survival Gun Safe Guide
1.4 million guns were stolen from their legal owners between 2005 and 2010. Over 190,000 guns were stolen in 2012.
If you own a gun — and want to keep it — you MUST read this!
What You’ll Get In Our Ultimate Gun Safe Guide:
Videos of some of the most ingenious and secure methods for hiding your gun
Tips to keep your gun safe secure
Video of amazing secret home passages
Let’s dive in!
Keeping Our Guns Safe
As a gun owner, two big concerns I have are having my guns stolen (and not having them when I need them), and having a gun of mine hurt someone accidentally. As every gun owner should know, lethal force carries with it responsibility. We want to keep our guns protected from theft. But we also want them to be ready fast — when we need them.
Just like when a St. Louis, Missouri dad needed to put down two bad guys who were using his 17-year-old-daughter as a human shield during a home invasion. When the Fox Reporter interviewed this hero father, he asked:
“How did you have the confidence to pull the trigger when they were holding your daughter? To which the man calmly responded: “I had no choice. He had my daughter. I did what I had to do.” Amen.
We need our guns to be kept safely, but ready at a moment’s notice. If we can’t get to them when we need them, then they’re nothing more than a beautiful paperweight.
Hiding Our Guns Safely
Gun safes keep our guns’ safe, but aren’t exactly built for quick and easy access. Sticking our 1911 in our nightstand drawer gives us fast access for when SHTF. Although my kids know to NEVER touch my guns without their dad (they’re little), they have friends over sometimes when I’m at work. You see where I’m going with this.
There are many advantages that a gun safe can offer such as those already mentioned. Your firearms are kept away from people who are not supposed to touch them, which is obviously the main purpose of the storage container. You are the only one who knows the code or combination so no one else will be able to open it.
Protection from the elements is another benefit. Fire is the most threatening incident since in can cause the explosion of your bullets or ammunition. It is also interesting to note that a gun safe can also be used to store valuables such as cash, jewelry and important documents.
If there is one disadvantage that a gun safe has, it is perhaps the time it takes to bring out your firearm when you are faced with an emergency situation. When you are under attack, for example, you need to have your gun right away. You can avoid this probability by finding and practicing the quickest method of unlocking the safe and getting hold of your gun. You also need to keep the combination or code in your head and try not to forget it.