It’s a scenario you hope will never happen, but want to be as prepared as possible for. It’s the middle of the night. You’re sleeping, and you hear someone kicking in the door. With no time to spare, you have to jump up, shake off the gossamer webs of slumber and get ready for the fight to protect all you hold dear. Lightning fast, crack open your quick access safe and get that gun ready to go.
There is no single right answer when it comes to storing your defensive firearm. Each person’s living situation is different. Do you live with a spouse? Children? Is your bedroom visible from through a ground story window? There are only some of the variables that make up the equation to decide what level of visual and physical security you need. There are always trade-offs when it comes to the reliability and accessibility of your “go-gun” storage. The more secure something is, the slower it is to access it. Electronics are fast, but not as reliable as mechanical locks.
Having access to a much wider line-up of quick-access “safes” than I, YouTube channel Lucky Gunner Ammo has put together a nice video covering the strengths and weaknesses of a handful of options. Check it out and let me know if you’ve found a system that works well for you in the comments below!