The best ways to keep your gun safe and secure

Americans are buying guns at a record pace amid the coronavirus pandemic and civil unrest, so it is more important than ever to raise awareness of a key aspect of gun ownership: personal responsibility and safe storage.

Sadly, many children are injured and killed every year when parents fail to follow basic safety protocols for owning a firearm with kids in the house. In fact, it has been such a problem that many states have adopted Child Access Prevention (CAP) laws that require the secure storage of firearms.

So what are your safe storage options? We break it all down for you below, including some of the top-selling products according to

Gun safes

One of the most reliable ways to secure your weapons is a conventional gun safe. Gun safes come in many different shapes and sizes, all depending on your unique circumstances.

Consider if any of the following features would best suit you:

  • Fireproof/waterproof – Most gun safes come in steel which will prevent a fire from entering your gun safe but will not protect your firearms from heat damage.
  • Heavy safe – Some gun safes are susceptible to being stolen, so it may be worth spending a little more to get a safe that only Superman could move.
  • Car safe – While storing your firearm in a vehicle overnight is not advised, a car safe can be useful when traveling, especially in the presence of a child.
  • In-wall safe – Another way to prevent your gun safe being stolen is by opting for a custom-build in-wall safe.
  • Hidden safe – If you have the cash to spare or you want to protect a large collection of firearms, consider a custom-build hidden safe.

Quick access features

Keypad: As opposed to a conventional dial and/or keylock, a keypad feature will allow you faster access to your firearm in case you ever have to use it.

Biometrics: The “wave of the future” has been around for a while, but pricing has become more reasonable. Your fingerprints or handprint will give you instant access to your firearm.

Top selling rifle safes

  1. Liberty Fatboy: For the collector, comes in two sizes that hold 64 or 48 rifles.
  2. Stack-On 18-Gun Cabinet: Secures up to 18 rifles.
  3. Barska Quick-Access Biometric Safe: Stores up to 10 rifles.

Top selling gun boxes

The gun safe’s little brother is ideal for handguns, on-the-go, and bedside access. Check out three of the top selling gun boxes below!

  1. AmazonBasics Security SafeBox: Digital pin-pad, two shelves.
  2. Fort Knox FTK-PB: “The strongest handgun safe on the market.”
  3. Gunvault Speedvault SV500: Biometric, “mounts almost anywhere.”
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Where else to look

Two of the leading safe producers in the U.S. are and

Some other convenient places to purchase these products are Amazon, Academy, The Home Depot, Wal-Mart, or your local gun store.

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