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.