The video below’s from this year’s January SHOT show. Tom Kubiniec is more than slightly convincing. The President of SecureIt Tactical argues that the majority of gun safes hold less guns than advertised, are easily compromised, won’t protect guns in a fire, contain chemicals that corrode your firearm and are a bitch to access efficiently. Needless to say . . .
Mr. Kubiniec reckons his safes cure all those ills. And well they may. The question is: aren’t all gun safes just security theater?
In other words, the metal boxes give the impression of inviolability to thieves, deterring them from trying to get your guns. ‘Cause if the bad guys really want your guns, they can watch YouTube videos and learn how to defeat your gun safe in minutes.
Or . . . get you to open the safe.
It ain’t brain surgery, folks. If a thief knows you have guns, he knows you can get access your guns. The threat of death is all it takes to “encourage” a gun owner to surrender his or her safe combo.
Which is why a good alarm system is your first line of defense for securing your precious firearms. Carrying a gun to defend against thieves is your second.
Of course, a gun safe is worthwhile when you’re not at home. Or when you don’t want children or teens to gain access your guns. But against a serious thief or fire, don’t kid yourself. Gun safes aren’t so safe, no matter who makes them or how.