Safes are an essential item for gun owners, providing a secure and safe place to store their firearms. One of the most important aspects of a gun safe is the level of security it offers, and this is often determined by the amount of steel used in its construction. However, in recent years, gun safe manufacturers have been using thinner steel to make their products, leading many to question why they are doing this and whether it is safe.
One reason why gun safe manufacturers have thinned out the amount of steel incorporated into each safe is cost. Thinner steel is cheaper to produce and manufacture, and this can lead to a lower price point for consumers. This cost saving measure may come as a security liability to the safe owner as the safe will be easier to be comprised of all of its valuable contents, the market for gun safes has become more competitive, manufacturers have had to find ways to reduce their costs in order to remain profitable and not taking into consideration the loss of your responsible and valuable possessions. By using thinner steel, they can reduce the number of raw materials used and lower their production costs. This liability doesn't make sense to you, the safe owner.
Another reason why gun safe manufacturers have started to use thinner steel is to make their products more lightweight and portable, and in doing so this will make it easier for thieves to remove the safe and open it up at their location. Traditional gun safes can be heavy and difficult to move, especially if they are large or designed for multiple firearms. By using thinner steel, manufacturers can reduce the weight of their safes, making them easier to move around or transport by you or would be thieves to different locations.
er, the use of thinner steel in gun safes has also raised concerns among some gun owners, who question whether these safes are truly secure. Thinner steel may be more susceptible to drilling or cutting, which could compromise the security of the safe and allow unauthorized access to the firearms stored inside. In addition, some gun owners worry that thinner steel may not be able to withstand a fire or other disasters, which could damage or destroy the firearms stored inside.