How Much Do You Really Need to Spend on a Gun Safe?

When it comes to protecting your guns, you can choose to spend anything from $100 right up to $3,000, but how much do you really need to spend? A lot will depend upon the type of guns you own and how extensive your collection is, but what isn’t up for debate, is the fact that you absolutely should store your guns in a safe that is guaranteed to ensure that access to your guns is restricted and that they are safe from theft.

There are 3 main questions you need to ask when thinking about how much you should spend on a gun safe:

  • What type of guns will you be storing in the safe?
  • How much effort can you put into maintaining it?
  • How long will you have the safe for?
If you’ve got one gun, and perhaps you plan to sell it soon, then a high-quality, high cost safe would probably not be required.

If, on the other hand, you have a lot of expensive guns in your collection, then it would absolutely be worth you investing in a high-quality safe to protect your investment, and keep them safe from anyone whom you don’t wish to have access to them, such as criminals or children.

Safes for multiple, long guns:

Once you have more than one gun in your collection, you’d be advised to purchase a higher quality safe, and naturally, the higher the level of protection, the higher the cost. If some of the guns in your collection are long, then your safe will be need to be tall enough or wide enough (or both) to accommodate them. While cost can vary greatly, anything less than $100 probably won’t be adequate unless you have only one, small gun, while anything up to $700 could be considered as the norm for a small gun collection. Of course, as with anything, there are basic models, and there are premium models, and a lot will depend upon your budget and how much importance you place upon safety in your home or office.

If you have a lot of guns and a lot of ammunition, then you should be spending anything from $1,000 up to $2,000 for a quality safe that you’re going to keep for the foreseeable future.

A gun safe is an investment, just as guns are, and it pays to seek advice from someone in the know, before spending money on something that you plan to keep for many years to come. If you want some sound, professional and unbiased guidance before purchasing a gun safe, why not call into your local locksmiths for an informal chat?