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Five Places to Store Your Gun Safe: A Look at Advantages and Disadvantages

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You're thinking about investing in a gun safe, but you're not sure where to put it in your home. Ideally, you want your safe anchored to the floor so no one can easily steal it, but beyond that, you can choose virtually anywhere in the house. Here are five storage areas to consider and a look at their advantages and disadvantages:

The Closet

Closets are discrete and out of the way, making them the perfect place for a gun safe. If someone breaks into your home or if a child starts snooping, they will not easily be able to find the safe and possibly access the guns if you have it hidden in a closet. Plus, you don't have to worry about advertising the presence of your guns to friends or visitors if the safe is in your closet.  

Living Room

On the other hand, if you prefer to advertise the presence of your guns, you may just want to put them in the middle of your living room. Imagine a gun safe stowed under a giant animal head on your wall. It can create a fun look in a living room, dining room or bedroom.

First Story

Whether you opt for a displayed gun safe or one hidden in a closet, consider looking for a room upstairs on the first floor. Storing your guns on the first floor protects them from the risk of flooding. Even if a flood sweeps through the ground floor of your home, the guns will not be affected if they are in the first story.


Unlike rooms in the first story or on other upper levels, outbuildings do not offer safety from floods. However, it can still be useful to store your gun safe in outbuildings such sheds, barns or garages. As these areas are separate from your home, you can seal them and create a temperature-controlled environment, without spending as much as you would do to create the same type of humidity control in your home.

Low Fire Risk

If you opt to store your gun safe in one of the storage rooms in your home, keep in mind potential fire risk. Rooms with dryers, heaters, hot water heaters or some other appliances carry a higher risk of fire than other spaces. As a result, your guns may be relatively safe from kids or thieves in these rooms, but they may not be safe from fire.


17 March 2015