3 Reasons Why you Need a Gun Safe for Home Defense
If you brought your firearm home for the first time, and concealed it in a closet, drawer, or perhaps under the bed, we want you to consider now making a plan for how it will be stored from here on out using a gun safe. It is essential to make the firearm ready for easy access by the right individual during high stress situations, but equally so, it should be inaccessible to unintended users. Some things to consider:
1. Small Children
If you have small children in your home, children (as you know) are curious by nature. You should never keep a firearm unsecured from the grasp of little ones. Accidents can, and do, occur and they are easily avoidable with a simple safe in your home.
2. Youth Mental Health
Depressed teen in your home? It may be time to rethink (even if it is for a short period of your family’s history) how you store your firearms and ammunition, and who knows how to access them. Firearms are not the only thing to secure, but they are in an array of tools that could be used for harm rather than good. Being conscious of this, and taking the time to secure such items is critical during the most volatile time in your child’s cognitive and emotional journey.
3. Family Members of Advanced Age
Those of very advanced age are also a potential risk with firearms. It’s easy to get complacent and discount adults as always safe, but just like a Driver’s License, it’s critical to know the mental state of the elderly in your home. Sometimes as we advance in age, accidents can become more frequent, and understanding this can help you best formulate your firearm safety plan.
So which gun safe is the best gun safe for home defense for your situation? There are a variety of brands and types of safes that we offer at Frontier Justice. We believe in these products and have tested them. Check out our blog on the Different Types of Gun Safes to find the right safe for you!
Why a Gun Safe is Essential for Safety
Being safe with a firearm is more than just the defensive function the tool serves, it also means taking the time to ensure that those who should not be accessing a firearm are unable to do so. This also means learning to rapidly access your safe. Be sure to practice accessing your firearm with dry fire training inside the home, to verify that where your safe is staged does not impede your access to your defensive tool.
Additionally, if you’re not yet ready to purchase a firearm for self defense, we do have a variety of less lethal defensive items available for you as well. The Byrna blasters are a great way to defend yourself less lethally both in the home and while on the move. Learn more about them and how you can defend yourself without a firearm in this blog.
For those interested in learning more about home defense, we recommend our Situational Decision Making course, which uses our simulator to put you through relevant training scenarios with our expert instructors! Visit our online store or come speak with the FJ Experts in person today to discuss your personal safety plan, and which safe, or safes, best suit your unique needs.
We are proud to serve our community through quality equipment and firearms education. Learn more about what makes Frontier Justice different by reaching out to us, signing up for our membership club, or scheduling a class. You can also always simply stop by to check out our store, boutique, and range for yourself!