Best Gun Safes for Families With Children

If you are a gun owner, you must store your firearms in a safe to avoid any type of gun-related accident in or outside of your home. That is especially important if you have kids in your family. When you have children, you have to be extra careful with everything in your home, including gun storage. When you are considering a gun safe or storage for your firearm, it is important that you look for models that will ensure your family’s safety. Below are a few different types to help inform your decision.

Large-Capacity Gun Safe

If you are a passionate gun collector or a hunter, then you probably have a large number of rifles and guns. If that is the case, then I suggest you get a large-capacity gun safe that can store 16 to 64 guns. These gun safes are a great solution if you have kids because they are very heavy. That means that the door can’t be easily opened by your child. If that is not enough, you can use the digital combination lock for added security. If you don’t leave the PIN code written on a piece of paper where your kid can read it, your guns are safe and secured.

In-Wall Gun Safes

If you have an office (or a man cave, study room, or library) in your home, you can put the in-wall safe there, or in any other room where your kids do not spend a lot of their time. The advantage of an in-wall gun safe is that you can easily hide it behind a painting or mirror, so you can actually install it without your kids knowing. Another big advantage of these types of gun safes is that you can put them high on the wall so that your kids can’t reach it that easily. When it comes to locks, I recommend using digital combination locks because the biometric locks can sometimes be faulty.

Under-the-Bed Gun Safes

Your kids probably don’t enter your room if you aren’t in it, so the best place for your gun safe may be under your bed. This is a great option because that safe keeps the gun near you, which is what you want if you bought the firearm for protection. Again, use the model with the digital combination lock, and keep the combination between you and your spouse, so you can be sure that your kids don’t know it.

Ultimately, whichever model you choose, make sure it is one that keeps you and your family safe.

Disclaimer: The content in this article is the opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the policies or opinions of US Patriot Tactical.

Harvey Smith

Harvey is a passionate gun collector who works in a gun safe store assisting customers looking for the ideal storage for their weapons. His expertise has led him to create his own blog, where he shares his knowledge and opinion about the various gun safes on the market. You can visit his blog at

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