Gun safety goes beyond knowing how to use your firearms. Making sure they are safe when not in use is just as important. There are a number of different locking and storage options available to owners of firearms – all of which depend on your situation and needs. To help you select the best locking and storage solution for your guns, we’ve highlighted some of the more common options.
Gun Trigger Locks
The Masterlock 90 DKA for rifles, shotguns, and handguns keeps someone from being able to “pull” the trigger on a gun. We have the most confidence in the Masterlock brand. However, they are available in a number of different configurations, from those that use a basic key to ones that require a combination to open. Even if a gun is stored inside a safe, it’s a good idea to use trigger locks. How many times have we heard of people – young and old – accidentally shooting themselves?
A cable lock is used to prevent someone from loading, and thus firing, a gun. A cable is placed into the magazine opening and locked.
Similar to a small personal safe, lock boxes allow you to store your firearms. They can be locked by using a key, combination lock or digital keypad.
Providing the most security for storing firearms, gun safes come in different sizes to accommodate long guns and handguns. When investing in a gun safe, there are a few things you should consider. Click here to read our blog post on “3 Things to Consider When Purchasing a Gun Safe.”
For more information on firearms safety and the proper storage of firearms, visit the website for the National Crime Prevention Council at www.ncpc.org. As a gun owner, it’s important to make sure your guns don’t get into the wrong hands.
Trust American Eagle Locksmith in Fletcher, North Carolina for Your Gun Locking and Storage Needs
As licensed and bonded locksmiths, American Eagle Locksmith can help you choose the best options for locking and storing your firearms. If you are looking for gun safes, we have a great selection. From now until November 30, 2014, American Eagle Locksmith is running a 10% off sale on all our gun safes, special order safes included. We also offer same-day delivery and layaway.