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15 Reasons To Own a Gun Safe | How to Convince Yourself It's Worth It

By Riva Vera Patriana October 05, 2021



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If you're new to the gun world or just making your first gun safe purchase, you might be wondering why you should bother to buy a gun safe at all. A lot of gun enthusiasts say that they don't need one — especially if they have more than a few guns. A gun safe can be a costly purchase, but it's one that every responsible firearms owner should consider making. If you don't want to risk having your firearm fall into the wrong hands, then it's absolutely essential that you have a place to store it. 

So why do you need a gun safe?  We have 15 good reasons to justify buying one or more gun safes.

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1. In some states and locations it is the law

In gun-toting Arizona, it is hard to own a gun without a gun safe. So, if you live in an anti-gun state, or gun-toting state, gun safety laws and gun laws might force you to own a gun safe. Know your local laws to keep out of trouble.

2. It could reduce your home insurance premium

To gun-owning gun owners, gun safety is a serious matter. Gun safes can help protect your gun from theft or accidents. Some homeowner’s policies cover gun accidents. However, gun safes often are not covered in your gun owners’ policy. Check with your insurance agent if you want to keep your premiums lower.

3. Protect your valuables, documents, money, and jewelry

A gun safe can be multi-purpose and can also protect your valuables, documents, money, and jewelry from gun thieves or gun accidents. 

4. Prevent the theft of a valuable firearm collection

Don't tempt a burglar with a valuable firearms collection. Guns are some of the most frequently stolen items in a home burglary. 

5. Prevent gun-assisted suicide

Gun-related suicides are one of the leading causes of gun-related deaths in the US. The gun safe's dual security features make it easier to keep your gun away from others, as well as protect yourself and other gun owners from gun-related suicide.

6. Keep your guns safe from kids accessing them and an accidental discharge

Your gun safe will keep your gun away from children who may be curious about it, and if they do get to use it in an accidental discharge case, you can't be held liable. Gun safes are legally required to be locked.  If you have small children or gun-toting visitors, gun safes provide an easy way to keep gun-play in check, and gun-play that's out of hand.

7. Protect your gun collection from being stolen if you are forced to leave it somewhere

You might not be able to take your gun with you when fleeing a disaster, but gun safes can easily be moved and can make sure that no one will find it in the case of an emergency. If your gun is stolen, the gun can't be sold on the black market. A gun safe helps to keep this from happening by protecting your gun from being sold in illegal gun deals where criminals could buy it and use it against law enforcement officials or in crimes committed with that gun afterwards.

8. Show off your gun collection in a gun safe instead of hiding it away

A gun safe will keep your firearms and family members is much safer than the alternative, which is to hide it in rafters, secret compartments, and the like. A gun safe is a secure place to store your guns. If you have more than one firearm, it's an easy way to keep them organized. 

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9. Helps you keep your guns in pristine condition by preventing corrosion and rust

Long-term storage of firearms is best done in an environment like a gun safe, but if you're away from your firearms for an extended period there are many factors that can contribute to the deterioration of your firearm. The moisture in the air combined with oils, sweat, and dirt on your hands can create rust very quickly on exposed metal surfaces.

10. Gun safes are portable

Some gun safes are portable. Move them to multiple locations in the house.  Some do not require drilling a hole in the wall for installation. Some of these safes come with an electronic lock, which makes it more convenient to access as there is no need to fumble with keys or combinations.

11. Save time looking for valuables in an emergency by keeping it all  in one place

If you want to keep your guns secure, then it's common for people to buy a safe that is primarily designed to keep up to six guns with some ammo and accessories. If you're primarily keeping smaller valuables like jewelry in the safe, then you might want to get a smaller safe, while if you're also keeping other valuables in there, then pick one big enough to hold it all.

12. Your guns will be accessible when you need them and if you have an intruder

A reliable gun safe ensures your firearms stay protected from unauthorized access.

13. Protect the community and prevent accidents or death by keeping your guns locked up

It encourages gun owners or anyone who has an interest in protecting the community by promoting the safe storage of firearms.

14. Sleep better at night when a safe protects you from break-ins while you're at home or away

Safes help ensure firearms remain untouched in the event of a break-in and keep them away from those who may want to use them in a dangerous manner.

15. Gun safe protects investments

A gun safe built with at least 12-gauge steel is recommended to provide the best protection against unauthorized access. The best gun safes are drill-resistant, too.


If you're new to the gun world or just making your first gun safe purchase, ask yourself why you should bother with a gun safe. The most important thing is that if someone breaks into your home and steals one of your firearms, they will be unable to use it because it's locked in a secure place like inside a high-quality steel pistol vault. You can't argue against safety when we have 15 good reasons for buying gun safes!  

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