Those in the market for a brand-new gun safe or gun vault are going to have a seemingly endless amount of options available, which makes the purchasing process all the more difficult. Of course there have been many accessories available since the old days of gun safes.
Sure, it seems like having endless options as far as gun safes and gun safe accessories are concerned is a good thing – at least until you find yourself trying to decide between nearly identical options that only have a handful (or less) differences between them.
That’s when things usually become next to impossible to resolve, and it ends up being a bit of a coin toss to choose the right gun safe moving forward.
You never want to leave the safety and security of your firearms (or you, your loved ones, and your property) to chance – so here are the top five gun safe accessories you should never go without. This will give you the edge and advantage you need to make sure that you are always purchasing the right gun storage solutions moving forward!
Nothing can cripple a fine firearm more than humidity. Not only will humidity eat away at the finish of a firearm, but it will also work and twist wooden stocks and accessories as well. The last thing that you want to do is put your expensive firearms into a storage solution that doesn’t have a dehumidifier system built right in, as you are just asking for trouble.
You’ll also be able to “keep your powder dry” when using a dehumidifier, getting much more consistency out of all the ammunition that you pack into your safe. This is definitely one of the better safe accessories out there.
If you find yourself in an emergency self-defense or home defense situation, the last thing that you want to have to deal with its fumbling around with a gigantic humbler lock system or combination on your gun safe just to gain access to your self-defense pistol.
A lot of new gun safes are coming with a quick access handgun drawer that operates separately from the main locking mechanism, taking advantage of biometric, fingerprint scanner, or quick combination security features to drop down a door that provides you access to your handgun in a pinch.
These quick access doors just may be the kind of feature that save your life or the lives of your loved ones in the future.
Sooner or later you’re likely to discover that all the space you used to have in your gun safe is filled up with firearms, firearm related accessories, or other items that you keep in storage. Rather than run out and buy a brand-new safe system or a storage solution, you might be able to squeeze extra utility out of the same footprint just by installing door panel webbing harnesses.
These harnesses are similar to the ones used on almost every piece of military equipment in the United States, and are designed specifically to be adaptable to just about any type of storage product available. Lightweight, inexpensive, and perfect for a gun safe, look for these types of safe accessories to get the maximum value out of any storage option.
Finally, you’ll want to make sure that you are investing in a high quality anchoring system with your new safe. We all understand that the safe we purchase is only as strong as the weakest link in the system, which usually ends up being the fact that a gun safe that is transported to your home can always be transported out – regardless of how heavy or bulky it seems.
Anchoring system locks that safe into your home by tying it into the structure itself, guaranteeing that seems or dedicated criminals won’t make off with your safe no matter what!
Built-in storage shelves
Even though you are planning on purchasing your gun safe in storage solution to store (obviously) your firearms, most people discover that they are going to be packing in other non-firearm related solutions into that safe over time.
To keep things as de-cluttered as possible, and to make organization that much more streamlined, make sure that the gun safe you are purchasing includes built in storage shelves. If you really want to get the most utility out of your new gun safe (and want to invest in one of the best safe accessories), purchasing a mini safe – literally a safe within a safe – is a great way to store valuables with the next room layer of protection.
These 5 items are definitely those “must-have” gun safe accessories! If you want to see how the old gun safes looked like, you could go to the NRA museum.