Safe gun storage in anyone’s home is of paramount importance and gun cabinets help provide gun owners with the peace of mind that their weapons are safely locked away when not in use.
Many gun owners like the look of a wooden gun cabinet because it fits in nicely with most home decors but cabinets are also available in steel models. When choosing the storage size of a gun cabinet, ask yourself if your gun collection is complete or if you plan on adding additional items within the next few years. You don’t want to purchase a cabinet that is too small to accommodate a growing collection.
Once you’ve purchased the style of cabinet that best suits your decor, make sure that you install it in a secure place in your home away from busy or heavily used rooms such as the living room or family recreation room. Although you are proud of your gun collection, you don’t want to advertise to complete strangers who may be visiting your home that you own guns. Install the cabinet as high up as possible on the wall to prevent children from reaching it or fooling around with the lock, doors or contents.
Gun cabinets should always be secured with locks that prevent unauthorized access to your guns either by thieves or curious children which could result in a deadly accident. Some gun owners like a deadbolt lock that opens with a key, while other prefer an electronic key-less pad opened by secret combination.
Although glass doors are an attractive feature to show off a gun collection housed in a cabinet, if the family has children, it is a smart idea to have the glass be mirrored or tinted so curious children cannot see what is housed inside. If and when you want to show a friend or relative what is housed in the cabinet, you can unlock the doors and remove the particular items at your discretion.
In addition to keeping your gun collection safe and secure while in your home, gun cabinets also serve as a central place to store and organize gun cleaning equipment and supplies and any other memorabilia related to a gun hobby.Share This