Owning firearms in a country with relatively convenient gun laws for the sake of your security or hunting hobbies can be a real challenge if your house is swarmed by curious kids who want to touch everything they see.
In such a household keeping yours guns in drawers or leaving them out in the open is a suicidal call, which is why this article brings to you three of the most efficient ways you can store your firearms. The process is not expensive; you just have to be smart about it.
- Separate Safe Storage
A gun without a bullet has only one danger associated with it as far as young souls are concerned: its weight. But the major issue is dealt with if you simply keep the ammunition away from the reach of anyone other than you because in that event it won’t matter how many times the trigger is pulled.
The safe where you keep your gun should have a code which is not known to anyone except you or an authority you trust. The types of safes you can use are:
- Manual Steel Safes
These are safes which can be unlocked using the numerical code which you prescribe to it the day you purchase it. These gun safes are very secure because the steel exterior is tough to crack under most circumstances.
- Electronic Safes
Their credibility cannot be questioned, but make sure the code is not something easy like a number sequence or something related to numbers of your personal usage.
- Triggering Lock
If the gun has a trigger lock on it then there is no way it will shoot unless the lock is removed, and that can only be done using the key possessed by the owner. It is important to note that it is highly unsafe to use a trigger lock while a bullet is inside the gun because it can be fired accidentally.
As far as safety of kids is concerned, as long as the key is kept away from them the gun will be of no use. It is important that you check the trigger lock with utmost caution before you keep it as your safety check so that no mishap occurs in the event of an unwanted possession of the gun. Another type to look into is biometric gun safes.
- Gun Cases
A gun case is very common because many shooters like to carry their prized possessions around in cases instead of exposing them unnecessarily to the world. They have a space for putting up a padlock or an electronic lock, and it is important that the space is utilized while the gun is stored so that any innocent soul does not approach it.
Some gun cases come with locking space for more than one locks, and it is a good idea to capitalize on that space so that maximum protection is offered to the firearm while it is in storage.
The measures mentioned may seem to be a little excessive, but nothing is more precious than life itself and nobody can preserve yours with as much responsibility as you yourself.