As the owner of a firearm, the first thing that you need to do is ensure the safekeeping of your gun. Many people tend to drive with their gun in their dashboard, so as to access it easily in case they sense a break-in into their vehicle or mugging on the highway. However, this also leaves guns in the wrong hands. You have to ensure that you comply with the latest laws of your state with respect to gun security, and invest in a car gun safe.
What exactly is a Car Gun Safe?
As the name suggests, it is a gun safe designed especially to be kept in vehicles. It is basically a portable safe that can keep your valuable guns out of sight. Generally, the safe is made of steel and is secured with an electronic or biometric lock to keep guns hidden from view. The safe can be fit easily inside a car, truck or any other vehicle. In many cases, these are small enough to be kept beside the seat. The safes are screwed to the console cavity to secure them in the vehicle, and prevent them being stolen easily. Once the console lid is lowered the safe stays hidden from view.
What can car gun safes contain?
These are mainly designed to contain guns. However, you can also keep valuable papers such as gun license documents within many of them. This is because many such cases are designed with thermal inner pockets with foam lining that can ensure safekeeping of important documents. Even fires or water entering the cars cannot damage the guns or documents for at least an hour. By that time, you can take steps to extricate your car or at least, the safe that is contained inside your vehicle.
Gun safes of console vault style and non-portable, but let you access the USB ports easily. These can be secured to various parts of your vehicle, such as to the trunk to the car seat frame. Basically, your objective should be to get the ability to access your gun at any time you want.
How to choose a car gun safe?
It is important to look for a very strong and durable construction, such as one that is made out of aircraft grade steel. The safe should be portable or non-portable depending on your needs and choices. Look for ease of access, such as biometric technology, as well as resistance to elements such as fire and water.