The news has been filled throughout this year with tragic news involving guns that have gotten into the hands of the wrong people. As gun owners, it’s our job to keep our guns in a safe place for multiple reasons.
First of all, we want to keep the guns out of the hands of people that shouldn’t have them such as children and those that intend to harm others. Secondly, we want to protect our guns from things like fire, theft, and flooding.
Gun safes are the best way to accomplish both of these goals. If you are looking for a great gun safe you can read through our reviews of some of the best gun safes. But, today we are going to talk about the best location for a gun safe.
What you need to consider when choosing a spot
When choosing a place to put your gun safe you need to consider each scenario. For example, there are people that like to put their safe in their garage. This can be a major problem though if you own a gun for personal protection. Unless you spend the majority of your time in the garage this is going to be a difficult place to reach if someone is breaking into your house.
Another thing you need to consider is the size of your safe. This should actually be something that you consider prior to purchasing your safe. The number of guns that you own will have an impact on the size of safe that you purchase. If you have one handgun that you want close when you are sleeping at night you will want a different safe than if you own a dozen weapons that you want to be protected.
You also want to keep the climate in mind when choosing the best location for a gun safe. You can put your gun at risk of rust if you keep it in a very humid climate. This is one reason that garages are often not the best place to keep your safe. There are dehumidifies you can purchase to keep the inside of your safe clean and dry if choosing another location is not an option.
Best locations for a gun safe
In the bedroom
Many times when you feel the need to grab your gun quickly for protection it is going to be late at night when you are sleeping. That makes the bedroom one of the best places to keep your safe. There are small cases that fit one handgun and attaches to the side of your nightstand.
If you have a larger safe you can put it on the floor of a closet and bolt it to the floor. There are also safes that fit directly into the drawer of a nightstand.
The master bedroom of a house is usually tucked out of the way and not a place that many visitors enter. This makes it a good place out of the way to keep your weapons safe while still allowing you quick access to them if needed.
In the basement
If you want to protect your guns from being taken by others the basement can be a great place to keep your safe. Large safes that can hold multiple guns are heavy. They are not easy to move, especially when they are bolted down onto the floor of the basement. The chance of someone getting into your safe or your safe out of your house from the basement is almost impossible.
Another popular place to put the safe is in a home office. There are many safe options that work in this location. One is a safe designed to attach to the underside of your desk making it extremely easy to access while you sit at your desk. There are also safes that look like books and other everyday objects that are easy to hide in your office. There are also concealed panels that hide behind bookshelves, that, while they are not safes, they can be a very effective hiding spot, while also being quite accessible.
It’s your choice
The right place to put your safe all comes down to what type of safe you have and what you want it for. Consider what areas of your house you will need access to your guns in and how quickly you can reach it. Think about how much room you have to put it and how to make it difficult to access. If you have a large and heavy gun safe make sure your floor can support the weight or reinforce it so it can. The key is choosing a place that allows you to access it when you need to and keep it out of the easy reach of others.