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Storing Guns During a Hurricane

Storing Guns During a Hurricane

As I write this, large portions of Texas, the Caribbean, and Florida are still reeling in the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. Charleston, South Carolina saw its share of flooding, and the entire east coast is potentially a target for incoming Hurricane Jose. Given the nature of the region affected, a whole lot of…

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What You Should Look For In A Gun Safe

If you own guns, you really should have a gun safe and there are so many good reasons that it isn't even worth arguing. But what to look for in a gun safe? You should get a safe that suits the number of firearms you own and the purpose - whether it's for storage of…

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Gun Safety Is A Process, Not A State

Gun safety is not confined to a single thing a person does when it comes to carrying, storing or using firearms. It's a holistic process and a philosophy of owning and carrying firearms. Gun safety isn't a state of existence; it's something a person has to practice all the time. Safe Gun Storage Shooting safety…

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Magazine Storage - Myths, Facts, and Commentary

Magazine Storage – Myths, Facts, and Commentary

There’s a little trick I’ve learned in my career as a gun writer: when in doubt, kick over a hornet’s nest--at a minimum, you’ll get an article that will start some conversation. Having flipped through a few online forums whilst doing the research for this piece, it’s pretty clear that magazine storage is one such…

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Citizens! Store Your Ammo Properly

Citizens! Store Your Ammo Properly

Most of us store ammo, for any number of reasons. Buying ammunition in bulk is cheaper, of course. Fears of bans or restrictions are ever-present in the Second Amendment community. Some of us want to get off-grid or ensure our long-term survivability in the event something goes horribly wrong. So whether you’re pinching pennies or…

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Where Do You Keep Your Gun While You Sleep?

Where Do You Keep Your Gun While You Sleep? [SURVEY]

We're genuinely curious: while you're asleep, where do you keep your home defense handgun or shotgun? In this article, we'll discuss what we think about various locations and then ask you for your opinion in our survey. Feel free to give a more detailed explanation of your response in the comments section below. We look…

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How to Store Guns and Cash

How to Store Guns and Cash

A reader mentioned to me how he’s having his first child soon (congrats) and wants to not only keep his guns away from his child, but also have a safe that protects other documents. First, it should hopefully go without saying that if there are children in the house all of the guns should be…

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Long Term Gun Storage

Long Term Gun Storage

I’ve got guns stored throughout my house. These are my “home defense” guns so they’re fully loaded with a round in the chamber. However, because I have a one-year-old that is like Godzilla and walks around my house taking things off shelves and destroying them, all of my home defense guns are locked in a…

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Is It Safe to Store Guns and Ammo in a Hot Car?

Is It Safe to Store Guns and Ammo in a Hot Car?

Recently, we had a heat wave in Southern Utah and there were a string of 100-degree days. Thankfully, I’m a little bit north of Las Vegas so it didn’t get to 110, but it was still extremely hot. When it gets this hot over the summer I often get several questions about storing a gun…

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My #1 Food Storage Secret

My #1 Food Storage Secret

All of the guns and ammo in the world won’t do you much good if you starve to death. Although, I realize that if the “stuff” ever hits the fan there are going to be a few knuckleheads who will say, “I’ll use my guns to commandeer food.” But I think most people are good,…

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Ammunition Storage - Cool, Dry, Dark, and Portable?

Ammunition Storage – Cool, Dry, Dark, and Portable?

ANYWHERE, USA. (AP) - A fire at a house, deemed too dangerous for firefighters to put out after live ammunition inside the house began going off, burned to the ground today. The fire started in the chimney of the house and spread to the attic. When firefighters arrived and started putting out the fire, ammunition…

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Secure - It® Handgun Storage Safe

The Handgun “Secure It” Security Box

The American Association of Certified Firearms Instructors (AACFI) of Minneapolis, MN has produced a Handgun Security Box for use in your home, office, or in your automobile to provide you a safe and secure temporary handgun security box. Those of us that practice the carrying of concealed firearms have encountered situations where the carrying of…

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