by Emily Rupertus - Tuesday, November 10, 2015
These locking devices are the bare minimum for safe gun storage options. They prevent the gun from firing. New guns from the manufacture should come with some type of lock. Trigger shoes are devices that lock around the trigger so it cannot be pressed and are only intended for unloaded firearms. Cable locks consist of a cable that runs through the barrel or action of the gun and blocks the action from being closed. You may chose this option if you do not have a way to lock your firearm in an enclosed space.
Find this gun case at the NRA Store
Plastic and fabric gun cases are ideal for transporting your firearm. Most can be locked from the outside. Padded fabric sleeves and foam-lined plastic cases are designed for safely transporting your firearm but the materials are not intended for longer-term storage. Metal gun cases offer portable storage, like a fabric or plastic case, but has much greater security. Lockable hard cases will keep your firearm more secure than a zip-up fabric case; however all cases are primarily used for transportation and meant for secure, permanent storage.
***Be sure to check your local regulation requirements before transporting your firearm.
Price: $10- $150
Find this strong box at the NRA Store
Strong boxes can be mounted for permanent attachment and quick opening locks. They provide sufficient storage to protect your gun’s finish and offer strong, reliable locking systems with keys, combinations, or in some cases electronic push-button access. This option is great if you wish to have quick access to your firearm while still protecting it from becoming damaged.
Price: $25 - $350