4 Things to Look for When Purchasing a Handgun Safe

Looking around for a gun safe? It is worth investing the time and money into finding a high-quality gun safe that will let you sleep at night peacefully. Here are four important things to look for in a gun safe.

Fire Rating

Make sure the safe has a good and approved fire rating. This will ensure that your gun won't be touched by a fire if one breaks out in your home, which can be disastrous.


Always get a safe with a warranty. Someone selling you a safe without a warranty is communicating to you that they don't trust and rely on their safes 100 percent, and when it comes to guns, anything less than 100 percent is not nearly enough.


You want to make sure that you are installing your safe in the right place. It should be a place that is not so obvious to spot if you were an intruder while being easy to access at the same time once you know where it is. Consider bolting down your safe or installing it inside your wall so that it is always in one place.

Change Combination As Necessary

As mentioned before, getting a biometric safe is a great way to make sure that you can access your gun as quickly as possible while blocking others from accessing it at the same time. If, however, you do use a combination lock, know when it is time to get the combination code changed. If someone who you don't trust (or don't trust to keep your code a secret) gets ahold of your code, and this includes your children and teenagers, change the code right away. Just make sure you have the new code memorized and can recall it whenever the need arises so that you can access your gun quickly.

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