Before you jump to conclusions about this somewhat controversial subject, read this post completely and then decide if a gun safe is right for you! It basically comes down to this; if you hate the thought of having guns in the house and don’t own any, then you don’t need a gun safe. If you even have one gun and don’t mind using it if you have to; you need and should have a gun safe.
Birmingham Locksmith can help you secure the best gun safe for your budget and weapons needs. We offer affordable pricing, free consultations and convenient installation service that works around your busy schedule. Of course you don’t have to use our shop to procure your gun safe or cabinet. Other Birmingham, AL locksmiths offer them as do home improvement stores, gun dealers, hardware stores and numerous online retailers like Amazon and EBay.
Just like it sounds; a gun safe is a “safe” place in your home to keep your weapons. Also known as gun or weapons cabinets, they are a designated place for firearms of all sizes and types along with bullets and other forms of ammunition. Having a locking and well-built cabinet or safe to store your guns in can be a real life saver and we mean that literally! Every year countless shooting accidents occur in homes all over the world. Having a loaded gun nearby can result in injury, death and other mayhem as children can discover them and shoot each other or parents by mistake.
Domestic violence is another problem where shootings can easily occur when a loaded weapon is only too handy. Having a gun is not expensive and even with the proper permits and instruction tempers and fear can wreak havoc on gun safety and home security. Taking the time to actually unlock the gun safe and remove a weapon can often lead to a cooling off period instead of simply reaching for a loaded firearm and shooting in the heat of the moment.
Yes, gun safes protect your guns, too! You may be thinking “who wants to hurt a gun?” but the answer is simple – the elements! That’s right; weather can wreak havoc with your gun quality and ability to work on demand. Rust, moisture, fire, floods and even dust can hurt your gun’s ability to fire accurately and to calibrate just right. Also, there’s big underground market in gun theft. Sure, you took the time and spent the money to buy your weapon legitimately and to learn how to use it safely and responsibly. Others are not interested in going that route and would just as soon steal your gun and either use it for themselves or sell it on the “black market.” Securing your weapons in a locking gun safe can go a long way towards keeping your guns out of the hands of criminals that would love to claim it freely as their own.
Here at Birmingham Locksmith we are often asked about the ability to access weapons quickly if they are locked away in a gun safe. Don’t worry about that – you still can! Actually, the question makes sense. What good are guns if you have to move “heaven and earth” to get to them? What burglar or home invader is going to wait for that? They won’t of course, but here’s where you get the advantage over others who simply buy their gun safe and are left to figure everything out for themselves. As a customer of Birmingham Locksmith you are invited to tap into our expertise in this field. We will expertly help you choose the right model of gun safe for your needs AND then advise you how to make use of it so that you are always assured of having quick and safe access to your weapons in any circumstance whatsoever!
No, you don’t have to buy from us! Other Birmingham, AL locksmith shops offer gun safes as do home improvement stores, gun stores, and even national chain stores like Wal-Mart, Target and Sears. You can buy used, too. Many a good deal can be found by buying at estate sales, flea markets and yard sales. One of the best sources for gun safe information is online. Even if you don’t buy your safe over the web, you can still research it and learn lots of great information that can be quite useful later. Be sure to check reviews as people who are passionate about their gun safes tend to post good or bad remarks about the unit as well as the seller or the manufacturer.
When buying your gun safe over the internet, be sure to check for installation costs, weight, insuring your safe, taxes and repair options. Take good measurements, too. You don’t want a huge cabinet for a single pistol nor a tiny gun box for an entire arsenal including ammo!
It’s best to do your research into gun safes and what you really want out of yours. Some just want locking storage for theirs. Other people like to show theirs off to visiting friends and family. Do you want easy and fast access to yours or do you have a vintage set of valuable guns that you want preserved for safe and collectible status?
Gun safes can come with a variety of locks on them, too. Will you keep the keys handy if access is suddenly needed? Can you spend a little more to get biometric entry that simply requires your thumb print on the device for near-instant access?
By now, you know that there are dozens of good reasons to have a gun safe and that your particular situation is unique to you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions of sellers, manufacturers and dealers and if you don’t get a good answer; move on! As always, feel free to check with our friendly Birmingham Locksmith staff as we sell, repair and install gun safes and can expertly advise you about yours!