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    Gun storage tips from Steelwater Gun Safes

    Last updated 2 years ago

    3 Suggested Spots to Put a Gun Safe in Your Home

    Owning a firearm is a right that is important to a lot of people in our country.  Along with that right, however, comes the responsibility to store your guns safely in your home. Using a gun safe is the best way to store your gun while still maintaining access. 

    Let's take a look at three ideal places to store a gun safe in your home:

    1. Bedside Safe: If you don’t have kids entering your master bedroom often, then this can be a good spot to put a gun safe. If you do have kids entering at all times, then make sure your gun safe remains locked and hidden away. The bedroom is also a popular choice for your gun safe because you'll be able to access it at night, when you're most susceptible to a burglary. You'll even have the option of keeping the safe near your bedside.
    2. Wall Safe: The wall safe is a beautiful and classy option, no matter what décor you have. A wall safe can go in your office, bedroom, or living room and can be concealed by a picture or a piece of art. If you have more than one gun, then you can have multiple wall safes, which might make you feel more comfortable knowing that your guns are split up all over the house.
    3. The Basement: The basement is a good spot for those who value storage space upstairs and who want to skip the hassle of mounting their safe. You'll be able to place it in a corner, making it easily accessible, yet out of view.

    At Steelwater Gun Safe, we have the gun safes you need for any room in the house. If you'd like to learn more about storing your guns safely with a premium on access control, then visit our website today or call us at 1-866-278-8022. We ship our affordable gun safes anywhere in the country. 

    Further resources for your gun safe curiosity-

    Last updated 2 years ago

    If you’re looking for more information on gun safes, then check out these great resources.

    • This website offers information on gun safety, gun locks, and firearm safe storage. If you own a gun and have a family, then check out this website.  
    • This article discusses securing a gun safe to a concrete floor.
    • This eHow.com article has information on how a combination safe works and what each turn does.
    • HowStuffWorks.com goes over the mechanics of a safe, specifically the wheel pack and its components.
    • For more information on gun safes and the role they play in bearing arms responsibly, check out this website.

    How to clean your gun safely and properly

    Last updated 3 years ago

    Cleaning a Pistol

    Cleaning your firearms is important for keeping your guns in good working order. However, if you don’t clean your guns properly, then you could end up doing a lot of damage, which could compromise your safety.

    When cleaning a gun, the most important thing to do is to treat the firearm arm like it's loaded.  This way you will be extra cautious and handle it responsibly. For more tips on how to clean a pistol, watch this video. The video offers cleaning tips for a variety of different guns.

    At Steelwater Gun Safe, we carry the highest quality gun safes for our customers and we offer free shipping to anywhere in the United States.  If you are tired of compromising safety and security, then visit our website to see how a gun safe could be a great addition to your home.  

    Know How it Works: The Mechanics of a Safe

    Last updated 3 years ago

    A gun safe allows you to have access control of your valuable and powerful possessions, like your financial information, expensive jewelry, and your guns. A gun safe works well because it combines basic principles with advanced technology.

    Here's an overview of how the mechanics of a gun safe work. 

    Combination Safes: The correct combination will “pick up the wheels”of your combination safe when you spin the lock to the exact numbers. This expression is used to summarize the action of the drive pin causing the wheels and notches to line up perfectly. Only when this happens are you able to open the safe. 

    Components: Obviously, there are more components to a gun safe than just the wheels and notches. Here's a closer look at all of the components of the wheel pack, or the system of the safe that remembers your combination.

    • Drive pin
    • Fence
    • Wheel notch
    • Spindle
    • Combination dial
    • Wheel fly
    • Drive cam

    While the principles of the combination safe are simple, the complex coordination between all of these components prevents your gun safe from opening for anyone.

    Construction: In addition to the combination technology, the construction of a gun safe also factors in every possible security issue. For example,

    • Solid welded beams are used to strengthen the seams.
    • U-channel rods prevent prying attacks.
    • Heavy-duty hinges allow for long-term alignment.
    • Thick steel is used to deter a variety of attacks and destruction methods.
    • A hard plate is designed to prevent a drilling attack.

    At Steelwater Gun Safe, we have the best gun safes available at the most affordable prices. If you'd like to see our selection of quality gun safes, then visit our website today or call us at 803-349-3038. We ship all across the country, so call us if you’re in the market for a new gun safe.

    How a Digital Lock Can Help Keep Your Safe Even Safer!

    Last updated 3 years ago

    There are a lot of options when it comes to gun safes. There are different size gun safes, gun safes to use on the wall or floor, and gun safes with different types of locks.  It used to be that you had only two options for your gun safe’s lock: manual key or combination. Recently, though, the options of digital keypad and even biometric fingerprint locks have come on to the scene, making your gun safe even more secure.

    Because analog safes are solely mechanical in nature, they are easier to break into than digital gun safes that have backups. The two types of digital gun safes, keypad and biometric, each have their advantages, so we'll review both types here.

    • Digital Keypad. These gun safes have a keypad on the front. The safe manufacturer will usually determine how many digits the code is, but the advantage is that you can determine your own code (unlike combination locks). These safes also often have a 10 minute lockout if you get a code wrong.  One drawback of the digital keypad is that in a world of so many codes and passwords, it can be difficult to remember yet another code.
    • Biometric. This is the latest in gun safe technology. These gun safes use fingerprint identification to unlock the safe. These are nice because there are no keys to lose or codes to forget. You can also input multiple users’ fingerprints, and some safes allow you to track who accesses the safe. Biometric safes can offer additional key or numeric code options for enhanced safety. These types of safes have become particularly popular with small handgun safes due to their ease of access in case of emergencies. The main down side to these gun safes is that they can be significantly more expensive than a keypad safe.

    Either choice of digital gun safe will ensure that your guns are safer than they would be in a traditional analog safe.

    If you're looking to add a new gun safe to your home, then Steelwater Gun Safes carries a full line of digital gun safes. Visit our website and see how a digital gun safe can give you piece of mind today.

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