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Project ChildSafe: Keep Your Firearm Safely Secured

Are you looking for some options to keep your firearm safely secured? As responsible firearm owners, we can all do our parts to keep our firearms safely secured. Lucky for us, there are plenty of options that fit our lifestyles and budgets. 

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Not sure which option is right for you? 

Here are some questions to answer before diving into finding the best option(s) for you:

  • How many firearms and what kinds would you like to secure?
  • Where in your home or vehicle will they be secured?
  • What’s your budget?

Once you answer those questions, you’ll have a much clearer picture when you’re on the hunt for a secure storage option for your firearms.

Let’s briefly take a look at some of the options that are available. 

This is not all inclusive list, but it’s a good place to start. 

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  • A large safe is a great option if you have multiple guns, especially long guns. Of course, you’d have to have the budget and space available for these larger safes. However, these are a great option to securely store your firearms and other valuables. 
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  • The smaller lock box options would be great to fit one or two options. These are nice options for apartments or other small spaces. Often, you can even cable these boxes securely in place. 
  • A trigger lock can be a good option if you’re on a tight budget and space. Trigger locks are available for handguns or long guns; in fact, trigger locks are included with the sales of all new firearms. While this does leave the firearm exposed, it does prevent access to the trigger, preventing it from firing. 

Types of Firearm Safes

When looking into the different types of firearm safes, you’ll see a few different locking mechanisms. 

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Electronic Lock 

An electronic lock has a number pad which has a programmed code. When that code is entered, it opens the lock. The code comes pre-programmed, but can usually be easily changed. 

Mechanical Lock

An example of a mechanical lock would be the spinning wheel. You spin the wheel certain ways and land on certain numbers in order to open the safe. 

Biometric Lock

This type of lock typically uses your fingerprints to open the safe. You must program them into the safe, and it’s recommended to do that at least three times.

Plain Old Key

Some safety devices might use just a key to gain access. Sometimes a key is also in combination with one of the above options as an extra security feature. 

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No matter what option you choose to keep your firearm safely secured, be sure to store the ammunition separately, ideally in its own lock box. 

Project ChildSafe offers FREE gun locks. Head to its website, click on the “Get a free lock” on the main page, select your state and look for a participating law enforcement agency to receive your free firearm lock. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out its other educational resources for responsible gun ownership. 

  • About Morgan Rogue

    Morgan lives in Texas with her husband, daughters and 2 dogs. She spends most of her time getting outdoors with her daughters, prepping for emergencies and disasters and teaching others how to be prepared. She also enjoys archery, hunting, fishing, firearms, hiking, camping, HAM, Jeeps and generally getting out and exploring life through epic adventures!

     

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