The Locking Gun Rack vs The Gun Safe

Lets just call the locking gun rack ‘David’ and the gun safe ‘Goliath’ of safe gun storage products.

Everyone knows that the gun safe is the big giant of gun storage products so why even bother comparing which one is better. Well, not so fast. Let’s take a different angle at this situation.

The mighty ‘Goliath’ is very large, strong and out weighs the ‘David’ by 100’s of pounds and appears to be no match-up as to which one is best. But wait, the word best may not mean what your think it means in this particular situation. What is best for some gun owners may not be the best for others.

I’m going to break it down for a little deeper study of the facts. If you are a gun collector of very expensive firearms or a collector of antique guns that cannot be replaced, then by all means the ‘Goliath’ of gun storage is the one for you. But if you are just the average ‘Joe’ of gun owners that has just a few firearms (that can be replaced by your insurance) and your main focus is to try to protect them from theft and children, then the ‘David’ of secured gun storage may be best in your situation. Why pay 5 to 70 times more for the safe if this is your situation?

Below are a few of the Pros and Cons between the two:

……………………..Locking Gun Rack……..Gun Safe
Wall Space Needed:……Minimum……………Large

Weight:…………………..6-12 lbs……….up to 2,000+ lbs.

Price Range:…………..$70-$130…………$500-$9,000

Gun Security:……………Good…………….Excellent

Fire Proof:………………..No…………………Yes

No. of Gun Stored:………3-9……………..15 – 70+

Easy to Install:…………..Yes…………………No

So, taking into consideration of all facts listed and depending on the average ‘Joe’ gun owner’s situation, to sum it all up it appears that ‘David’ the locking gun rack can hold it’s own against ‘Goliath’ the gun safe.

Safe Gun Storage Is Essential To Deter Gun Theft In Homes

Keeping your guns in some type of safe gun storage device is a must to deter firearm theft.
I just came across this Stolen Firearm Report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and thought I would share it with you. I found it to be a very interesting read.

However, according to the FBI annual crime statistics, the number of annual murders were committed with hammers and/or some type of club than with a rifle.

Either way, citizens who own firearms need to realize the possibly of their home will be burglarized someday and their firearms could be stolen. Then what do you do?

I have listed some helpful tips to follow in case your guns are ever stolen. They are as follows:

1. Record the serial number or ID number that may be on the gun. I know some older rifles and shotguns may have a number under the butt plate.

2. Lay all guns on a bed, etc. and take photos of each one.

3. Write down the type of firearm, model and manufacturer.

4. What is the value of each gun (from a receipt if available).

5. Carefully look over each gun and record any markings, scratches, or anything else that would help in identification.

After you have all of the above information, be sure to hide it some place safe or in something a thief would not be interested in stealing. Do not carry it around in your billfold just in case they steal it too or if you loose your wallet.

The police will need all of your recorded information, especially serial numbers, to give to gun shops, pawn shops, etc. If the thief or any one else tries to sell your firearms this information will raise a red flag that they are stolen property.

I am an avid supporter of our 2nd Amendment and the NRA, but as the NRA also agrees, Gun owners need to secure their firearms in a safe place away from children which also deters gun theft. It would also limit the homeowners personal liability from having unsecured firearms in their homes.

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Firearm Security Racks offer these products for safe pistol, shotgun and rifle storage. Safe firearm storage is essential to deter firearm theft and these simple but effective gun holders were designed to do just that. Over the years our they have provided security in homes as well as to law enforcement agencies, military and other customers all over the world. By comparing them with other locking gun storage products on the market, they have proved to be very reasonably priced for the protection they provide.
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