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What is the Best Gun Safe for Your Home? Size, Weight, Storage Capacity, Fire Rated & More

All responsible firearm owners should consider all aspects of gun safety and theft prevention. It is essential that gun owners keep their guns stored out of the reach of children, inexperienced handlers and criminals. When at home storing your guns in a gun safe is one of the best solutions for safety and theft prevention. If you are in the market for a gun safe for your home, and you want to ensure you are making a wise investment, Shooting Range Industries will share the top considerations when buying a gun safe.

Gun Safe Size & Weight

When buying a gun safe, you will want to determine the size and weight of the gun safe. You will first need to consider where in your home you will want to have the safe placed. You will want the gun safe in an area out of sight as to not to encourage theft. You will also need to be able to transport and place the safe inside the home. Safes can vary in size and weight. Therefore, they can get really heavy and big. When researching safes, make sure to know the safe dimensions and its weight. Some safes can easily reach 500 pounds, which will demand a dolly or pushcart for transportation.

Gun Safe Storage Space Capacity

You will then want to consider storage capacity. Gun safes can range on how many rifles, shotguns and pistols it can house. If you want the safe to store other items such as jewelry, money or documents, you will want enough space for all of your weapon and other storage goods. The higher capacity safes the heavier and bigger they will get. When considering how much storage you will need, pay attention to the safe weight and dimensions.

Fire Rated Gun Safes

Gun safes are designed to be fire resistant up to a certain amount of exposure time and heat. For proper fire protection ratings, make sure the safe is ETL verified. A good safe will range from 30, 60, and 90 fire test rating. Safes are also tested with heat exposure up 1200 degrees. Depending on how much you value your firearms and the other goods, in the safe go for the higher ratings as they these safes are designed to withstand fires.

Gun Safe Features

When buying a safe, you must consider the safety features of the safe. Look at the safety features such as safe and door material and framing. Additionally, gun safe locking mechanisms will vary from electronic keypads, to dial combination locks. Other features that are recommended for all gun safes are bolt locks, and re-lockers, reinforced locks with steel protective layers. Models will vary. However, you want to ensure your firearms are locked and safe. When researching safes, pay close attention to the safe material, construction and safety layers.

Gun Safe Warranty

When shopping for gun safes, you will realize it will be a major investment to your home. When buying a safe, look at the warranty options. It is strongly recommended to seek a safe that has a lifetime warranty. With a lifetime warranty, if a fire occurs or the safe is damaged due to break ins, flood or other disasters, you can have the safe replaced and avoid the need to buy a new safe in the future.

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Shooting Range Industries hopes all gun owners take gun safety seriously and make sure to have a quality gun safe in their home. For quality shooting range design and construction, contact Shooting Range Industries today.