Gun Cabinets – How do you use yours?

The shotgun is one the most popular guns of choice for recreational hunting activities such as Pheasant shoots. In Great Britain alone the British Association of Shooting & Conservation (BASC) have estimated that there are 1.4 million legally held Shotguns.

As a deadly weapon, it is vital that shotgun owners ensure that there weapon is secured when not in use. The legally appropriate manner of storage is in a gun cabinet.

When stored away, the BASC state that only the owner should have access to the cabinet’s keys. Shotgun owners require a special certificate, meaning that all responsibility for that weapon falls solely on them – so it is extremely important to ensure that the unauthorised don’t have any access.

Ammunition should be stored separately from the guns; whilst the law does not state that shotgun cartridges need to be stored away separately, it is good practice to ensure that they are.

Like the shotgun itself, the cartridges should be stored away in dry conditions, away from children.

Adhering to these rules will limit the potential risk of a fatal gun-related accident occurring.

Keep your guns under lock and key

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Whether you collect guns or use them for hunting, the safe storage of your prized possessions is really important.

If you have children, it’s imperative to keep these potentially dangerous weapons out the way. Indeed, there are few reasons not to get a gun cabinet to ensure your guns stay safe.

Gun storage doesn’t just keep your weapons out of sight and out of the hands of the wrong people, either, they can help protect them against the elements and damage, too.

Some storage offers flood and fire protection, which is great for peace of mind if the worst case scenario ever materialises.

Of course, most gun owners are very responsible and take every precaution to ensure their collection poses no danger to anyone. Adding a gun cabinet, or upgrading your existing one, is a great way to add extra security to your arrangements.

No matter whether you have collected handguns, rifles or shotguns, there are a range of cases that will keep your weapons safe.

With foam padding and rubber fixtures to stop guns getting scratched, lockable compartments and holders for rods and ammunition, and extra-secure bolts, locks and, even biometric entry systems, a gun cabinet is a very sound investment.

It’s important to get a cabinet which meets a strong security grade, and be sure of your space requirements if your weapons are fitted with scopes or silencers. Guns get a bad press when they get misused: all the more reason to make extra sure yours are safe.

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