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