Gun safes are a great addition to the home of any avid gun collector. Having a place to store your firearms makes the home safer, and will help protect the quality of your guns for years to come. However, figuring out where to put your gun safe can be difficult. Depending on the size and layout of your home, your options may be somewhat limited. Thankfully, there are a few tips you can consider that will help determine the best place to put a gun safe. Here’s what you need to know.
Purchasing Your Gun Safe
Before you ever purchase a gun safe, you need to think through what type of safe you need. Your choice will be determined by how much space you have to store a safe, and how many guns you’ll need to store. Larger safes can take up a good chunk of space, while there are also smaller options for those in an apartment or small house who only have a few guns to store. Identify your needs when choosing the right safe for you.
Moving Your Gun Safe
Safes are heavy and difficult to move. While getting a gun safe on the ground floor of your home is doable, taking up a flight of stairs can cause serious injury if you’re not careful. When moving a safe it’s always best to hire a professional.
This means you’ll need to determine ahead of time where you will put your safe, clear out the area, and make sure there is an unobstructed path to that location. Thankfully, many gun safe distributors offer to ship upon purchase. This is a great option if you’re worried about moving your safe by yourself.
Choose Your Room
When choosing which safe to purchase, you should also consider what room you want to put it in. Some safes are large and decorative, making them a great option for a showroom should you want to show off your awesome collection to friends and visitors.
However, some individuals want to keep their guns a secret, making a smaller safe that will fit in the back of the closet a better option. Depending on whether you want your guns out or hidden will affect what room you put them in. The room will then affect what type of safe you should get. Once you figure out where you want to keep your safe, you can decide the best place in that room to install it.
Installing Your Gun Safe
Installing your gun safe is simple. Depending on what type of safe you get, the installation will vary, but there are a few general tips you can follow to help make the process easy.
- Choose your location
- Gather your materials including
- Safety goggles
- Tape measure
- Power drill
- Stud finder
- Drywall saw
- Cut the hole (for a wall safe)
- Secure your safe to the studs (for a wall safe)
- Standing safes should be bolted to the floor
- Allow plenty of room for the door to swing open
If you run into any issues or have any questions about installation, reach out to a qualified gun safe expert for advice on how to install a gun safe in your home.
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