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The National Safe Advisor: — Gun Safes

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


Will more gun safe locking bolts mean the gun safe is more secure?

Will more gun safe locking bolts mean the gun safe is more secure?

Will more gun safe locking bolts mean the gun safe is more secure? The answer is clearly YES, the greater the number of locking bolts around the safe or vault door reduces the possibility of the door being pried open. In addition,  the bolts having a larger the diameter further reduces the possibility of the door being forced open.

by Larry Schneider


The pros and cons of concealed gun safe hinges vs full mortise or surface mounted gun safe hinges

The pros and cons of concealed gun safe hinges vs full mortise or surface mounted gun safe hinges

The pros and cons of concealed gun safe hinges vs full mortise or surface mounted gun safe hinges

by Larry Schneider


Not all gun safes are the same. Why? What's the reason?

Not all gun safes are the same. Why? What's the reason?

Safes come in different styles and sizes. Many are only thin steel cabinets without fire or burglary protection. Consider the safe body and door construction first. Carefully review the thickness of the steel and type of locking mechanism, followed by fire rating.

by Larry Schneider

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