Anyone who owns a firearm for home defense has an obligation to ensure their firearm is accessible in the event of a home invasion, and securely stored to prevent a child, untrained adult or criminal from obtaining it. The manner in which you store your firearm depends on the presence of young children in the home, the number of firearms in your collection, your particular home defense plan and a myriad of other factors—not the least of which is your budget.
Whether you have a few dollars or several thousands to spend, it’s your responsibility as a gun owner to ensure your firearms don’t fall into the wrong hands. Don’t put it off any longer. Tragedy can strike at any moment—and when it does, there’s no going back. There are many great gun safes on the market, and you need to consider your options before making a purchase. Here’s a look at firearm storage options ranging from less than $15 to more than $5,000.
- The Master Lock 90KADSPT is a key-operated trigger lock made of steel and zinc. It fits over the trigger guard of many handguns, rifles and shotguns. As you might expect from Master Lock, this trigger lock features a four-pin tumbler cylinder to prevent picking. The unit even comes with rubber pads to help protect the firearm’s finish. Price: $13.99