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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?

Why is a high velocity steel grinder the biggest threat to a cheap gun safe or gun cabinet?

Why is a high velocity steel grinder the biggest threat to a cheap gun safe or gun cabinet?

Substandard gun safes and gun cabinets refers to a gun cabinet passed on or sold as a gun safe. Do you think all gun safes are secure merely because they are advertised as being a high quality safe? What is the contents value of the items you intend on storing in a safe? Most of the safe break-ins are done quickly with the use of a pry bar that forces the door open or a portable high velocity steel grinder that cuts quickly through the side walls of inexpensive safes which are usually constructed with steel measuring 14 gauge to as little as 20 gauge. A high velocity...

by Larry Schneider


The neccessity for transparency when buying a safe

The neccessity for transparency when buying a safe

Merik is a company that prides itself in being transparent. Merik has a philosophy that an informed customer is its best customer. 

by Larry Schneider


Consider Gun Safe Steel Thickness - Not all safes are created equal!

Consider Gun Safe Steel Thickness - Not all safes are created equal!

The gun safes' walls and door are for the most part the first areas of attack by an intruder. Intruders often use such common hand tools as screwdrivers, hammers or pry bars. If an attack is made to a gun safe constructed of 14 gauge steel or a thinner steel gauge (such as 16gauge or  18gauge) the intruder has a good chance of beaking in to the safe and stealing your possessions.  Not all gun safes are created equal. Why? Gun safes are priced based on the steel gauge for the body and door, type of fire insulation and lock type. Gun Safe...

by Larry Schneider


IMPORTANT reasons to buy a safe having a Cement Insulation Barrier and an Inner Steel Liner

IMPORTANT reasons to buy a safe having a Cement Insulation Barrier and an Inner Steel Liner

Purchasing a safe with an inner steel liner provides many advantages to the safe owner. As most safe dealers know the weakest points of most any safes are usually the sides, back and top. Most safes today have only one exterior steel skin and fire insulation. The fire insulation can be in the form of gypsum board (or fireboard) or a poured concrete insulation barrier. Why purchase a safe with a cement or concrete insulation barrier and an inner steel liner? The vast majority of safes sold on online marketplaces or through big box retailers are safes constructed having a 12 gauge (7/64") or 14 gauge (5/64") thick steel...

by Larry Schneider

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