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Skip’s Tips for New Handgun Owners: Firearm Storage Solutions

Women’s Outdoor News and Avery Skipalis bring you a video about various methods to store and secure your firearms. When making the decision to become a gun owner, you must first accept the responsibilities that come along with gun ownership. The responsibility of storing all firearms safely and securely is covered in this video. Proper firearm storage is a vital component of being a responsible gun owner; keep in mind that storage solutions are not cookie-cutter, and should be tailored to the individual. Listed are a few considerations when determining the correct firearm storage method that fits your unique needs: living arrangements (do you have roommates or children that your firearms should be concealed from?), budget and the number of firearms being secured. The answer to these variables will assist you in finding a solution that meets your needs. Know that some of these methods can be used simultaneously, which is perfectly acceptable. Here are some common firearm storage solutions. 

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Skip’s Firearm Storage Solutions

Trigger Lock

Trigger locks are an inexpensive, yet effective, method. What makes this option easy to utilize is that often these devices are included in firearm purchases. Remember, when utilizing trigger locks, it’s extremely important to ensure that your firearm is not loaded. Here is a trigger lock I recommend. 

Skipalis Cable lock on GLOCK 43X

Cable Lock

A cable lock also is inexpensive and usually included with the purchase of a new firearm. Cable locks prevent the action or barrel from closing. This inhibits the firearm from being fired. Click here and head over to projectchildsafe.org to get a free safety kit, which includes a cable lock.

Skipalis Gun Case

Locked Gun Case

A locked gun case prevents access to the firearm while also concealing it. Depending on your living arrangement, storing the firearm out of view may be desired. These cases can be found in a variety of sizes and materials. This locked gun case is a great option.

Skipalis GLOCK 43X inside Biometric Safe Firearm Storage Solutions

Gun Safe

Gun Safes provide the flexibility to store multiple firearms. They come in various shapes, sizes and costs, ranging from small, inexpensive bedside safes to massive safes that require more of an investment. A convenient option included with some newer units is biometric access, which allows entry into the safe by way of fingerprint scans. This ensures that only authorized individuals gain quick access. This feature also can be included with some gun cases. Typically this type of access also boasts a manual (keypad or key) backup access method. 

Avery Skipalis using biometric safe Firearm Storage Solutions

Skip’s Final Thoughts on Firearms Storage Solutions

My personal favorite method for storing my firearms is a gun safe with biometric access. It provides quick access to my firearm, while keeping it secure. Please review all federal, state, and local laws regarding proper firearm storage.

  • About Avery Skipalis

    Avery Skipalis is the owner of Skip’s Tactical Solutions, an organization that focuses on empowering women, men and children to make sure that no one else becomes a victim. She gained her firearms experience from the military where she’s been a military firearms instructor for 10.5 years. She’s also a certified NRA rifle and pistol instructor and Glock Advanced Armorer since 2015. She’s attended Sig Sauer Academy, FNH, Special Operations Command Armorers courses as well as multiple Advanced Shooting Schools across the United States. She resides in Florida with her husband and 2 kids. She’s currently serving in the United States Air Force and loves sharing her passion with others. She thinks it’s important that women also feel like they’re in control of their own safety.