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Can a Gun Safe be Too Dry?

Can a Gun Safe be Too Dry?

It is so important to make sure that the temperature in your gun safe is just right. You probably already know that it should not be too humid, but did you also know that it should not be too dry? If it gets too dry, this means that your guns and rifles can become too dry and then develop possible corrosion.

by Larry Schneider


Why Do Guns Rust In A Safe?

Why Do Guns Rust In A Safe?

Rust is a gun owner's worst nightmare. If your firearms become subject to rust, it will eat away at the metal and can create a surface that is no longer solid and potentially dangerous. Rust happens when water and oxygen combine and cause metal to oxidize. So, it is very important to keep your firearm at the right temperature and in a controlled environment.  It is very important that you take several steps to ensure that your firearms do not rust:  First, you can use a dehumidifier to make sure that you do not have excess moisture in your safe....

by Larry Schneider


How Heavy Should a Gun Safe or a Home Safe Be?

How Heavy Should a Gun Safe or a Home Safe Be?

Any type of safe you purchase, whether small or large, is going to be heavy and difficult to move. Safes that are small or large can range in size anywhere from 200 pounds all the way up to 5,000 pounds plus! So why are they so heavy? Well, there are many important components that go into a safe, that make safes what they are: SAFE and SECURE. Here are the main things that make safes so heavy: their sheer size, their design, the gauge of steel, and the fire protection.  Let’s start with the size of safes. Generally speaking, if you buy...

by Larry Schneider


Where Should I Put a Safe in My Home? 

Where Should I Put a Safe in My Home? 

You may be wondering where in your home could be the best possible place to install a safe. Even though every home is different and there may not be the perfect answer for this question, there are certain rules to follow when deciding where to place a safe in your home. Why is it Important to Own a Safe? It is incredibly important to own a safe because there are some things that simply can not be replaced such as important documents, family heirlooms, photos, collector items, and jewelry. It is also important to own a safe for safety reasons such...

by Lawrence Schneider


Why Some Gun Safes are Expensive? 

Why Some Gun Safes are Expensive? 

If you are someone who owns a gun safe, it is likely one of the most expensive and important items you own. And yes, there can be many gun safes on the market that are not that much money, but if you are looking for a quality safe, you should expect to pay for quality, security and warranty

by Larry Schneider


What are the Most Important Considerations when Buying a Gun Safe?

What are the Most Important Considerations when Buying a Gun Safe?

Steel thickness Fire rating of the gun safe. Will the gun safe be on the 1st or 2nd story? Will the gun safe be installed/anchored to a wood floor or cement floor? What size gun safe do I really need? Number of locking bolts and diameter of the locking bolts Contents value of all items stored within the gun safe - Purchasers should not just rely on a fire rated safe to protect valuables against a burglary. Do you want to insure your gun collection, jewelry or other valuables? Please consider the following burglary ratings and industry guidelines with respect to "Insurable...

by Larry Schneider


Do Gun Safes Prevent Accidents? 

Do Gun Safes Prevent Accidents? 

Locking up your firearms in a well-contructed gun safe or gun vault can significantly reduce gun-related deaths and injuries. Many gun safes for sale that are meant to store firearms are made quite poorly and can be easy to break into. In addition the standards for gun security or gun safes for sale don’t really cut it. 

by Larry Schneider


Are Gun Safes Hard to Break Into?

The Top 4 Reasons NOT to buy a Gun Safe for Sale at a Big Box Store

The Top 4 Reasons NOT to buy a Gun Safe for Sale at a Big Box Store

Gun Safes for Sale at big box stores are more often, than not, designed and manufactured to meet the pricing demands that the big box stores require to compete with other big box stores as well as other online retailers. Little attention is paid to the level of security, quality of construction, steel thickness, inner steel liners, number and size of locking bolts, lock, and such accessories as Electric Outlets, USB Ports, Dehumidifiers and Interior Lighting kits. While you may think you are getting a good buy because you have compared prices based on the size of the safe, you should consider...

by Larry Schneider


Why Bolt Down a Gun Safe?

Why Bolt Down a Gun Safe?

Why bolt down a gun safe? This post provides the top 3 reasons to bolt down a gun safe.

by Larry Schneider


Why Quality is Important when Buying a Gun Safe

Why Quality is Important when Buying a Gun Safe

There is no question that we all want to get the "Biggest Bang for our Bucks", but when performing our due diligence when shopping for a gun safe "Cheap" is hardly ever better.  There is no doubt that gun owners know and want to keep their firearms away from criminals, children and/or untrained hands. Accidents happen.  There should also be no doubt that the gun safe should be placed in a location that will provide fast access to your firearms should the need quickly arise.  A quality gun safe should have both an adequate amount of steel to create a secure...

by Larry Schneider


How to Install a Floor Safe in a Concrete Floor

How to Move a Safe

How to Move a Safe

How To Move a Safe? Caution: If you do not have experience moving items that are as heavy as the safe you are about to purchase or have purchased we recommend that you have a professional safe mover handle this project for you. Should you wish to move the safe yourself please have the following safe moving equipment and/or tools that will make the job easier and safer: 6 - Thick moving blankets (Can be rented at UHaul or most any tool rental store). Pallet Jack having a 5,000 lb capacity, or a Refrigerator Dolly if the safe is under...

by Lawrence Schneider


Do you think you need a gun safe?

Do you think you need a gun safe?

If you own a Gun or a Rifle... YOU NEED A GUN SAFE.

by Larry Schneider


You always seem to get what you pay for.

You always seem to get what you pay for.

Do your homework and research the gun safe specs that you will need to protect your valuables to give you that ever so elusive PEACE OF MIND! 

by Lawrence Schneider

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Can a Gun Safe be Too Dry?
Why Do Guns Rust In A Safe?
How Heavy Should a Gun Safe or a Home Safe Be?
Where Should I Put a Safe in My Home? 
Why Some Gun Safes are Expensive? 
What are the Most Important Considerations when Buying a Gun Safe?