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Gun cupboard / safe

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Barni, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Barni

    Barni Donator

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    Hi all

    As i could be adding another gun to the fold ..... could anyone recommend a good gun safe ?

    Is there anything by law / BSI or any other governmental department that says what we should use ?

    All mine are non FAC but i would still like to lock them away ! :)

    Thanks
     
  2. mattyts

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    Since it's non FAC and you only have to take 'reasonable precaution to stop under 18's gaining access' then any form of lockable cabinet would do,make sure it's not the flimsy stamped and pressed steel stuff though and always get bigger than what you need,the stated capacity is true but is usually very snug so getting a size bigger allows for a bit of room for movement and cuts down the chance of hitting rifles against each other.
     
  3. Pete E

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    Depends what you want to achieve.

    If you have an expensive collection, and theft is a risk, you might think its worth investing in a proper gun safe.

    If you search on google you will find plenty of ads for BSI rated ones for FAC rifles and shotguns.

    Bratton Sound is one reputable company that springs to mind..

    A basic cabinet will generally cost anything from £100 or so, and you can go up to a couple of thousand for a proper high security gun safe. Obviously cost will be depending on size, the level of security desired, and whether its got a fire proof rating.

    Most FAC and shotgun holders probably spend in the region between £100 and £300 for something that will hold from 3 to say 6 rifles/shotguns..


    If you can drop on one secondhand, it will be considerably less.

    Also remember it will need to be bolted (raw bolts) to a solid wall and possibly the floor, to provide any protection from theft..

    For a normal sub 12ft/lb air rifle this might be over kill, and is not legally required, but given the price of airguns these days, once you get more than a couple of mid price ones, its worth considering..

    Edited to add, a cheaper but less secure alternative might be a second hand metal locker or other suitably size metal filing cupboards.. If you have a place that does secondhand office furniture, they should have something..

    You can always beef up the security by adding an additional hasp and padlock if you think you need it..
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2014

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