Have you thought of procuring a gun safe to store your weapon? Maybe you should. Below are compelling reasons you should purchase a gun safe as soon as possible.
It isn’t easily accessible by third parties
One of the strongest arguments canvassed for gun safes is that they are not easily accessible by unwanted or wrong persons. A gun safe featuring an excellent locking mechanism can only be easily accessible by the owner and other authorized persons who have the correct digit combination. In case intruders gain access to your house, they are unlikely to get away with the gun safe as it is heavy and if bolted to something, say a wall, they can’t steal it. And, thieves often don’t have the luxury of time to schlepp something as heavy as a gun safe as it will slow their movement and hinder fast escape.
That isn’t the case with a lockbox. If you store your gun in a lockbox, the thieves will quickly get away with the entire lockbox and retrieve the gun in the safety of their rendezvous or hideout. In fact, if they deem fleeing with the entire lockbox an inconvenience, they’ll only need to have an angle grinder together with a cutting wheel to pry the lockbox open and get away with the gun.
What is more? With a gun safe, you can rest assured that your small children aren’t going to access the gun. There are gun accidents where kids get through to the gun, think it is a toy they can play with, and accidentally fire it. You can prevent such an eventuality by locking the gun away in a safe.
Gun safes are fireproof
In case a fire razes down your house, God forbid, your gun and all other important stuff stashed away in the safe will be safe- untouched by the flames. This will not only keep valuables in the safe from going down in flames, but it will also prevent a risk of the firearm firing and the ammunition exploding causing death, injury, or damage to property in the process.
Gun safes are shock-proof
There isn’t a method of gun storage that beats safes especially when it comes to cushioning the firearms from shocks, movements and jostling- actions which may inadvertently cause the gun to unload and start firing. Gun enthusiasts are likely aware of the ramifications of too much movement for guns. The biggest risk that excessive movement portends is drop fire. It is noteworthy, however, that advanced firearm models feature drop safety mechanisms that can prevent drop fire. Even with that assurance, it is still prudent to keep your firearm in a safe just in case of anything.
Another reason you should have a gun safe is so as to protect long gun optics. These optics are pretty expensive, and you don’t want to be careless in their handling as to damage them. Moreover, the safe will cushion the scope from getting knocked as well.
From preventing gun accidents, which may turn nasty, to protecting the gun itself from damage, gun safes accomplish much for their owners, and they are a must-have for any gun enthusiast.