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A gun safe is specifically designed with two purposes in mind - to protect valuable guns and to restrict access to them to only authorized persons. While no state requires guns to be stored in a gun safe , some states have made persons criminally liable if a child is injured after obtaining unsupervised access to a gun. This makes gun safe s a necessity in those states, as they are the only solution that will keep children from finding and possibly using a gun. If you've got kids, you know that no hiding place is really safe from them.

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing a gun safe . The first is the overall size and shape of the gun safe . If you only need to store handguns, then a safe designed just for handguns is all you need - they are much smaller than safes designed to store rifles and shotguns, and less expensive. On the other hand, if you do need to secure rifles and/or shotguns, then you obviously need a tall, narrow, cabinet style gun safe . The number of guns that you need to store is another factor that will determine the size of the safe that you purchase. Also, if you have rifles with scopes mounted, you need to consider the extra clearance necessary for the scopes.

Another factor to consider is whether or not the gun safe is burglary rated. While a non-burglary-rated gun safe will keep the kids out, it might not protect your guns from a determined burglar who knows what they're doing. So if theft is a concern, make sure the gun safe you choose has a burglary rating.

You will also need to consider the fire rating of the gun safe . The fire rating of a safe is the number of hours that the safe can remain in a 1700 degrees F fire before the internal temperature of the safe rises above 350 degrees F. In order to protect your guns from a typical house fire, look for a fire rating of at least 30 minutes to 1 hour.

You will also want to consider the type of locking mechanism used by the gun safe . Models are available with either a traditional mechanical combination dial or with an electronic keypad lock. The electronic keypad lock is much more convenient than the mechanical combination lock. offers two major series of gun safe . First, the L series, which uses nine 1-inch solid steel chrome plated bolts to secure the door, 1 layer of fire-proofing with a 30 minute 350 fire rating, and extra thick 10 gauge steel. For even more protection for your valuable guns, the H series offers ten 1-1/2 inch solid steel chrome plated bolts, a steel door that is double the thickness, twice the layers of fire liner, and a 1 hour 350 fire rating.

As you can see, there are a number of factors to consider when choosing a gun safe . So remember, you will need to know the number and type of guns to be stored, how much and what type of security you require, and what type of locking mechanism you prefer.

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