Best Way to Store Guns Without a Safe

Many users today do not have the budget to purchase a safe for weapons storage. I will go through the best way to store guns without a safe below.


In many places, having several guns in one’s home is legal. The place you choose to store your guns is not important. Beyond that, the real drawback is not the legality of having guns in the home. Instead, the real problem lies in where people store their weapons.

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When weapons are stored in the wrong place, accidents can happen. It is very common for children to find weapons and cause accidents. This happens when weapons are stored unsafely. Weapons left in plain view often threaten the users themselves when they fall into the wrong hands. 

How to Store Guns Without a Gun Safe

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Here I will mention the best ways to store weapons without a safe.

Gun Storage Bag

A gun storage bag is an excellent solution when moisture may be a concern. Moisture can potentially damage a gun’s metal. Many people even choose to use transparent VCI gun storage bags. This option prevents rust that damages the metal of the weapons.

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Trigger Lock

As a preventive measure, the trigger lock is an excellent way to avoid problems. Many unwanted accidents are efficiently prevented by incorporating a trigger lock into a gun.

Additionally, cable locks or a lock are often alternative solutions as external equipment to lock the trigger. This prevents accidents with children or people not used to guns and keeps them safe.

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Gun Cabinet

Gun cabinets are one of this area’s most popular options. It is the primary alternative option to the gun safe. Two different types of cabinets are usually included. One is a general cabinet, while the other is a glass door cabinet. One manner of displaying the weapons is to purchase a glass door cabinet.

On the other hand, the general gun cabinet has a board, wood, and steel door. It is not very convenient to display weapons when all these units are not secure. That is why it is usually much more advisable to have the general cabinet so that the weapons do not fall into the wrong hands.

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Gun Cases

An inexpensive method of storing some weapons is to use gun cases. It is also one of the most portable and convenient alternative methods of transportation. On the one hand, the user can carry his weapons anywhere comfortably. On the other hand, rust and moisture will not be a constant problem with your weapons. 

It can be difficult to operate during nighttime because these gun cases usually have a robust locking system and high-security features. Different compartments are usually incorporated inside to prevent intruders from having these weapons; it is a compact option.

These cases often include a design that manages to fool people.

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Security Case

Beyond being small and economical, it is still an option that includes a high level of security. Different ways to access the interior are provided. People usually use a security code, their fingerprint, or a conventional key. A mounting area and a security cable optimize the protection of the weapons.

False Ventilation or False Wall 

Beyond looking like something out of a movie, this is a very popular and efficient system for securing a gun. This option is usually only available to people who can afford the large budget this requires. Calling an architect to build a false vent or false wall will be necessary.

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This is also a task that can be done by many do-it-yourselfers, even though it takes much more time and effort. After drilling holes in the wall, it will be necessary to work with boards or wood. It is necessary to paint with a color that is the same as the wall. This method does not provide quick access to weapons; it is ineffective in an emergency. The same can also be applied by creating a false floor.

Lock Box

The lock box is another lightweight, portable method of storing important items. This option allows you to carry a gun and ammunition with you. Manufacturers have also designed a large version for those who wish to store or transport a long gun.

This method is also one of the most efficient for storing weapons and avoiding the problem of oxidation. Silica gel packs are added along with these lock boxes. Among all the safety boxes, this option is usually the cheapest and very useful.

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What to Avoid When Storing Guns Without a Gun Safe

  • Use the right way: While we have mentioned different ways to store your guns without a gun safe, they should not be chosen randomly. Each user should choose the best option considering the characteristics of their house. 
  • Low budget: The options we have considered require different budgets. A user who has many weapons should have an appropriate budget.
  • Keep weapons out of sight: This seems obvious, but it needs to be said. The method chosen should not be too visible. When a user chooses a false wall, the work should be done efficiently. It would be obvious that a person has weapons stored in that place.
  • Do not store loaded weapons: To avoid a risky situation, it is advisable to have only one loaded weapon. If one person has other weapons, it is recommended that the rest of the weapons be completely unloaded. It is much easier to avoid domestic accidents with weapons.

 

 

Final Words

Choosing the best way to store guns without a safe is a very important. This decision makes it possible to avoid serious or lethal accidents with guns in a home. We recommend that you make sure you choose the right storage.

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About John Fox

ebbb364ee14268bd3b77496cab3d1d78?s=90&d=mm&r=gCertifications: Certified Alarm Technician (CAT)
Education: Denver Security Academy
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John Fox has worked as a security consultant in Denver for over 20 years.
With Safe Now, he's taken those two decades of experience and decided to share it to help people online make the right security decisions for their businesses and families.

John writes security tips and guides, product recommendations, and prevention guides.

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