Everyone’s needs are different. Our best advice is to speak with a professional, ask a lot of questions and get good advice. Here at Bill’s, we can help you with that part of the process.
If you own multiple guns and expect to purchase more, be sure you are buying a gun safe that is large enough to accommodate your needs. When we have customers return to buy a second gun safe it is usually because they didn’t think ahead and they bought one that was too small. Keep in mind that once you bring a fireproof, burglary-proof safe into the house, the rest of your family is likely to want to use it to store things as well. And, that’s a good thing. Sensitive documents, irreplaceable family heirlooms and other items should be protected.
Think about where you’ll put your safe. You’ll want to strike a balance between an area that is likely to be protected from theft and fire, and an area where your guns are accessible if you need to access them. Coat rooms, bedroom closets that are not in the basement, a first-floor or upper-floor office, and any upper-floor room with no fireplace are generally very good choices. Think twice about putting a safe in a basement in an area that is prone to flooding.