Purchasing a gun cabinet is one way to protect your new firearm from damage while keeping your children safe from harm. Even with all of the benefits of purchasing a gun cabinet, many people do not store their guns in cabinets because they don’t want to spend the money. An alternative that has grown in popularity is building a gun cabinet at home, but there are three reasons to avoid building your own gun cabinet.
The average gun cabinet is just large enough to accommodate a couple of firearms and ammunition. With this in mind, the plans or instructions you find will be for a smaller cabinet. The problem with this is that chances are you will end up building a gun cabinet that is too small to suit your needs. There is nothing worse than spending your time working on something that you are not going to be happy with.
Most people need gun cabinets for a reason, to protect their guns from damage, theft, or accidents. The average gun cabinet comes with a warranty that offers to repair or replace the cabinet if it is damaged. Once you’ve built your own gun cabinet you have to rely on your own craftsmanship skills, and if the cabinet is damaged your only option is to build another.
More Locking Malfunctions
Factory made gun cabinets have multiple locking options including keys, combination locks, and finger print locks. Unfortunately, the average person does not know how to install the more advanced locking options. Instead, you will have to rely on a simple lock that may malfunction at a crucial moment or be broken quickly by a determined thief.
Buying a gun cabinet might cost more money upfront than you are prepared to pay, but building your own gun cabinet is not always the money saving alternative you want it to be. Instead of wasting time trying to create a gun cabineton your own, invest your money in a cabinet that will last.
Wooden gun cabinets are probably the most popular but in addition to wood gun cabinets you can also order custom gun cabinets, steel gun cabinets and other types of metal materials. Some people prefer the Amish style cabinets or hidden oak models.