16 Reasons to Own a Gun Safe (and 12 Reasons Not To)

More than just gun safety, there are many reasons to buy a gun safe.  Some I hadn’t realized, like Homeowners Insurance Coverage Limitations and “Protection from Lawyers” (discussed below). There are also many reasons not to get a gun safe.  The gun safe industry doesn’t like to talk about this, but these reasons are also summarized […]

11 Myths about Gun Safe Theft Protection

Gun safe manufacturers make a lot of claims about security.  Most of it is smoke and mirrors.  This article shows you how these gun safes fail to stand up to burglars armed with even small tools.  After reading this you’ll have a realistic idea of how much security gun safes really give you for your […]

9 Myths about Gun Safe Fire Ratings

“Fireproof” gun safes are not constructed the same way as true fire-rated safes. To save costs, most gun safe manufactures use $10 to $20 of drywall (Sheetrock) as fire lining and then charge you a premium for it. Fireproof gun safes offer mediocre fire protection and can not meet industry standard tests for fireproof safes. […]

100 Money-Saving Ways to Protect Your Guns

This article covers both inexpensive alternatives to gun safes, as well as cheap ways to increase the security of any gun safe.  After reading it you’ll have lots of ideas about how you can protect your guns, and you may decide you don’t need a gun safe at all. Many families just want to keep their […]

Where to Put a Gun Safe

In many ways, where to put a gun safe is a more important question than which gun safe to get.  Finding the best place to put a gun safe gives you better security with a cheaper gun safe. This article will help you balance convenience with protecting your guns, and keep you from choosing a […]

What to Look for in a Gun Safe

This article is an in-depth analysis of what matters when picking a gun safe.  After reading it you’ll be able to tell if a particular gun safe is any good, and to compare any two gun safes. If you’re looking for a quick 4 minute gun safe overview, see the Gun Safe Buyer’s Guide instead. Quick […]