Home safes are all about protecting both your belongings and your family. (“Safe” is part of the word “safety,” after all.) This is never more evident than when it comes to storing firearms. Children, family and friends all need to be protected from potential gun accidents in your home, yet you need easy access in the event of an emergency.
The only question is, do you know which gun safes have the right balance between affordability, safety and features? Here are three safe gun storage options we'd recommend.
Small Safes / Handgun Safes
There are countless options of safes that are specifically designed for handguns. They come in different sizes and are easy to use, which is perfect for emergency situations requiring access to the firearm. Features you’ll find in some of the best handgun safes include key overrides, multiple entry methods, dual (or more) compartments and mounting or bolting hardware.
Finally, many of these are big enough to hold an extra magazine or two as well. Brands vary in quality for handgun safes, so make sure you ask a professional locksmith’s opinion on which ones they’d recommend.
Medium Safes / Home Safes
There are several reasons you might want to upgrade to a more traditional, medium-sized home safe for your firearms. For one, you’ll get more room to store other important valuables, such as documents, jewelry and cash. You’ll also be able to keep everything in the same place and many medium-sized safes have the same features you’ll find in small or handgun safes. But some other perks you’ll usually enjoy with a bigger home safe include advanced fire protection and extra compartments while still being portable and not taking up a lot of space.
Large Safes / Long Gun Safes
Even large safes can save space, if you find the right design and brand. Take Liberty Safes, for example. The Centurion 12 model is tall and has plenty of room for long guns like rifles or shotguns, but isn’t wide, so it’s compact enough to put in pretty much any room you want. While not as strong as other gun safe options, you’ll still enjoy many of the same features and have peace of mind about securely storing your firearms.
If you’d like to learn more about your options for safe gun storage, stop by any of our area Dallas-Fort Worth A-1 Locksmith locations today.