Long-Gun Storage

posted on March 13, 2013
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Storage is an important part of owning firearms. In addition to ensuring your guns stay out of the hands of criminals or other undesirables, proper storage prevents unauthorized access that can result in an accidental discharge. The problem is keeping a firearm secure while allowing access in a situation.

While there are many small, fast-access safes for securing handguns, some people prefer using a shotgun or a rifle as a home-defense gun. Unfortunately, there are few fast-access ways to store a long gun. A safe keeps it secure, but can be difficult to access in a stressful situation, and laying a gun under the bed or in the closet leaves it exposed to unauthorized access.

SecureIt Tactical, a company that primarily builds storage systems for the military, has come up with a solution called the F.A.S.T. Box. Built to hold a shotgun, or even an AR with optic and magazine, the F.A.S.T. Box is 47 1/4-inches long, 13-inches deep and 6 1/2-inches wide, and features all-steel construction and a programmable push-button lock. It can be mounted to a bed frame or closet wall, and it has heavy duty foam to protect the gun and allow quiet removal. Another neat feature is that the F.A.S.T. Box is stackable to secure multiple firearms with quick access, and can even bolt together to prevent someone from just carrying the box away.

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