How secure is your firearm collection in your home?
As surprising as it sounds, there are still some people who store their entire gun collection under their bed. Not only is this a strange place to keep guns, but it also leaves them open to theft, damage, or possibly even damaging conditions. Your dad may have kept his shotgun under the bed, but don’t follow his example here. Instead, you need to make sure that your firearms are safe and secure. And one of the best options for secure gun storage in the GTA is with GTA Guns.
Our storage facilities are second to none when it comes to keeping your collection in optimal condition. There are so many reasons to keep your firearms off-site, including some that you may not have thought of…
As any true collector knows, you can’t just take a collection, shove it in the basement, and leave it there for years on end. Whether it be comic books, baseball cards, Swarovski Crystal figurines, or firearms, your collection needs to be appropriately cared for in a controlled environment. And that’s especially true if you want the collection to hold (or even grow) its value.
One of the most heartbreaking things we see here at GTA Guns are amateur collectors who come in wanting to sell off their firearms, only to discover that years of leaving them in moist and dusty environments has dropped their value to a fraction of what they should be worth. Even the most valuable and rare gun in the world isn’t worth much if it’s 80% rust.
To make sure that your firearms will maintain their value, you need to store them in optimal conditions. Purchasing a gun safe would be a good start, but decent quality ones can often run thousands of dollars, especially if you have an extensive collection. Many safes are also not fire or waterproof, so a single basement flood or a dry spark could result in your collection being lost forever. And safes are heavy! That might sound obvious, but once you place a gun safe in your home, that’s where it’s going to stay until you move.
On the other hand, if you place your firearms in the care of GTA Guns, you’ll never have to worry about your collection being stored in less-than-optimal conditions again. The environment in our safe storage facilities is kept at optimal humidity and temperature levels to ensure that your firearms never decay. Plus, you don’t need to deal with a gigantic, man-sized safe taking up room in your home!
Do you have an insurance policy on your home? If so, we’d recommend taking a really good look at what’s covered.
Some firearm owners are often shocked that their collection isn’t covered by their policy, or that it only covers a fraction of the collection’s value. This is obviously unwelcome news, as it means they need to purchase a separate policy for their valuables. This can get expensive fast, especially in the long term.
That’s why one of the best features about GTA Guns safe storage is that all of the guns stored in our facility are fully insured. In the highly unlikely event of a fire or other disaster, your entire collection would be covered. Not only is this one less thing to worry about, but it can save you a fortune in insurance costs over many years!
Plus, our safe storage facilities are monitored 24 hours a day, making sure that no one will ever be in a position to steal a piece of your collection!
Children in the Home
Baby-proofing the house is one of the most critical steps in the weeks leading up to the birth of your child. Children, especially after they start walking, have an incredible ability to get into EVERYTHING, especially places where they aren’t supposed to be. That’s why parents set up barriers, lock doors, and, especially, make sure that any potentially dangerous objects are set well outside of their reach.
The terrifying part is that, even with extreme precautions, you still hear stories about kids getting into their parents’ guns. Yes, it’s essential to teach children how dangerous firearms can be, but you can’t expect a 3-year-old to understand gun safety when they barely understand how to get up and down the stairs. So, the best way to secure your home and protect your kids is to remove the guns from the environment completely.
You have two choices here. First, you could auction off some of your firearm collection, but if you’ve spent years working to find the perfect pieces, this simply isn’t going to be an attractive option for you. The second choice is off-site storage; we’ve found this can be the best option for gun enthusiasts who have kids at home.
Safe storage of your firearms shouldn’t be a choice—it’s a necessity. Without secure storage, you risk your collection losing its value, being damaged, or even being stolen. When you keep your firearms with GTA Guns, you can relax knowing that every single one of the guns in our care will be kept at optimal conditions in a fully-insured facility. And best of all, you can take them out whenever you want! It is, by far, the best option for secure gun storage in the GTA.
If you’d like to learn more about GTA Guns safe storage, our auctions, or any of our other services, please don’t hesitate to contact us about any questions you may have. We look forward to securing your entire firearm collection!