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Firearm Storage Solutions

Women’s Outdoor News and Avery Skipalis bring you a quick video sharing tips on various methods for safely storing and securing your firearms.  

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Gun ownership is not all glitz and glam. Proper firearm storage is a huge deal. It’s coupled with ensuring you use and store your firearm safely. Storage solutions are unique to each individual. Therefore, you should find a storage solution that meets your unique needs. To figure out what storage solution meets your household needs consider the following: your living arrangements, budget and the number of firearms requiring storage. Listed below are common storage methods.

Trigger Locks: Trigger locks are inexpensive, yet effective, for securing your firearm. Trigger locks are often included in some firearm purchases. When utilizing trigger locks, you must ensure your firearm is not loaded.

Cable Lock

Cable Locks: Cable locks are another cost effective option. Many manufacturers include cable locks with firearm purchases. Cable locks prevent the action or barrel from closing, which prevents the firearm from being fired. If you’re looking for a cable lock for your firearm, visit projectchildsafe.org to get a free safety kit with a firearm lock.

Gun Case with a Lock: A locked gun case prevents unauthorized access to the firearm while concealing it. They’re available in a variety of sizes and materials.

Opening gun safe Firearm Storage

Gun Safes: Gun safes come in various shapes and sizes. Some are small, compact and can sit on your nightstand as a bedside safe. Another option is a large safe to store and secure your firearms. For example, a large safe can hold 15, 50 or even 80 firearms and weigh 500+ pounds. A highly popular and convenient option for safes is biometric access. Biometric capabilities restrict access to only those authorized by using their fingerprints to open the safe. 

GLOCK 43X inside Biometric Safe Firearm Storage

Applying these tips

Hopefully, you picked up something from this article that you can implement while storing or securing your firearm(s). As a reminder, if your method requires a key, try to avoid keeping the key and lock together. The methods listed above can be used independently or simultaneously. As a reminder, be sure to visit projectchildsafe.org for a free safety kit. Safe storage helps to protect everyone. Want more information? Be sure to review a previous article where I covered this topic in more detail. 

  • 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.


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