It is very important for every firearm owner to ensure proper gun safety and firearm storage. If you own one or even more firearms and they are carelessly stored under your bed, in your closet, in the drawer, behind a door and so forth, then you should know which type of storage product is good for your firearm.
There are a variety of safety and storage products in the market nowadays with various prices ranging from 5 dollars to 5000 dollars. Here is a list of some of the commonly used storage products including their advantage and disadvantages to assist you in choosing the right one.
Trigger locks. These are one of the cheapest safety products for firearms. They can be bought from as low as 5 to 15 dollars. They provide incredible protection from guns being fired as well as the protection of kids. However, the trigger locks can be easily removed without a key if you have the right tools. These locks cannot properly secure your firearm from theft.
Wooden gun racks. These are slightly higher in price with a price range of between 49.95 dollars to 225 dollars. The price will depend on the number of shotguns or rifles the rack is able to hold. However, since they can be easily broken into they are not entirely secure.
Locking wall metal gun racks. The main purpose of these gun racks is to lock up the firearms, and they have reasonable prices which range from 64.95 dollars to 109.95 dollars. They often act as hold up displays because they are normally mounted on the wall and use very little space. They are better I providing protection to your family and preventing theft.
Metal gun cabinets. These products have a price range of between 79 dollars to 400 dollars. The cabinets that have the lowest price are made from metal sheet which can be easily pried open using a pry bar. The cabinets with higher prices have better metals quality and provide better security from theft and vandalism when bolted to the wall. Such cabinets tend to use a lot of wall space.
Wooden gun display cabinets. They can go from 99 dollars to 650 dollars. Many of such storage cabinets normally use a very large wall space. They are mostly used in the display of firearms and often provides little to no proper protection.
Vaults and safes. Currently, these are ranked as the best storage products for storing firearms at home. They however are very price, from 500 to 5000 dollars. They are mostly bulky, heavy and normally require a huge amount of wall-space.