Shopping for a New Baby

In a few, short months, my sweet spouse and I will welcome a beautiful baby into our home. If your family will be expanding soon, consider purchasing some baby essentials sooner rather than later. For instance, you should shop early for a car seat, crib, high chair, baby monitor, and changing table. You might also wish to shop for a stylish tote to put bottles, diapers, and other items in when you leave home with your baby. Obviously, you’ll want to buy cute, comfortable outfits for your little one to wear. On this blog, I hope you will discover ingenious tips to help you shop for your unborn baby. Enjoy!

Buying And Using A Gun Safe To Secure Your Firearms

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If you have firearms in your home, you need the security that a gun safe provides. There are many different sizes and models of gun safes available, though, so how can you decide on the best one for you? Continue reading to learn a few tips on how you can make sure you are getting a good gun safe.

Shop Around

This may sound like common sense advice, but shopping around is important. You are not just looking for a good deal, but you also want to compare brands and features. Certain brands offer features that others don't. So at the same price point, you could find a door mounted rifle rack on one and no extras on another. Also take note of what features are protective to keep burglars out and protect the safe from fires.

Know That Big and Heavy Does Not Equal Secure

Some safes are large and very heavy, but they can be made with thin steel that can be drilled into if someone wished to break into it. Some can even be opened with a fire ax. You need to get a safe that is made of 8 or 10 gauge steel if you want it to be protective and hard to break into.

You also want to find out about how the safe is protected from tampering. Some have extra armor to prevent anyone from drilling into it. Most have relockers that keep the safe locked if someone tries to break into it. The more relockers on the safe, the better, because each one has to be opened individually.

Be Smart About Using the Safe

Once you have purchased a good, heavy duty safe and have your guns and accessories in it, you may feel like everything is safe and secure. If you stored it all properly, it is. But the truth is that many people make mistakes when they use their safe.

Do not store your gun powder in the safe, because you are basically creating a bomb if you do. Think about it: a sealed metal box with gun powder can be very explosive. Store the powder separately.

On the same note, don't store many primers in the same safe. One can go off and cause all of the others to detonate. Even if you don't store them in the safe, you don't want to store many of them in the same area.

These simple tips will keep your guns secure and your safe working as it was intended to.


1 December 2014