A Guide to Buying a Gun Safe To protect one’s firearms from unauthorized access, damage and theft, a gun safe is one of the best ways to do it. Even so, it can be quite confusing selecting a gun safe because of the many choices depending on the size, security components and interior configuration. The key is to come up with an informed choice by conducting some research and looking at its features alongside what you need, rather than picking the cheapest one in the lot. The gun safes in the market are not manufactured based on a generic prototype in terms of materials and methods used, and there is no regulatory body overseeing it either. A gun safe can be viewed as a lifetime investment so it is important to purchase the best one right from the start and not spend more in the future. Provide for the following considerations when shopping. First time safe buyers typically bungle their purchase by procuring a unit that is too cramped for their needs. They want to get away with buying the smallest safe possible based on how many guns they have on hand and the safe’s carrying capacity. But the moment the safe shows up at home, family members will start using it as a fireproof storage place of their gadgets, documents, jewelry, albums, and so on. The shooter may also immediately comprehend that the one-rifle slot in the safe won’t fit a scoped rifle, and he or she is not yet done collecting guns. Before long, the safe is bursting at the seams and not everything is in it.
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Keep in mind this rule of thumb when sizing a safe: Calculate everything that you intend to place in the safe including, but not limited to, firearms and other items. The moment you have toted up the final sum, that’s the time you can start shopping for a safe that can contain the entire collection. Be after a unit that is one size bigger. This will ensure that you won’t be needing to buy a second safe in the near future.
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The general durability of a gun safe is normally gauged by the denseness of the steel used in its assembly. This may puzzle some shooters as the numbers used to quantify steel work in reverse to what they are familiar with. While they know that a 20-gauge shotgun has a smaller bore size than a 12-gauge, a 12-gauge sheet of metal is thinner that a 10-gauge sheet. The recommended thickness of the metal for a home safe should be 10-gauge steel as the thinnest. The thickness of the metal used in the safe’s frame and door also needs particular attention. The level of fire resistance of a particular gun safe should also be one of the prime considerations when procuring one. The higher the level of fire protection, the costlier will be its price tag. Manufacturers pay independent test laboratories to set their products on fire in a controlled setting to come up with the level of fire resistance.