Additional thoughts about being discrete concerning your gun safe:
- Don’t allow your safe to be delivered with a truck or trailer advertising gun safes. The truck should be unmarked so your neighbors don’t all know about your safe.
- It is best if delivery is not subcontracted out to a delivery company. That allows more people to know about your safe and possibly see the combination.
- It is best to not have a safe drop-shipped to your home. Someone in the freight system will know about your safe and may have the opportunity to find the combination.
- Do not place your safe where it can be seen through a window – don’t temp someone who might look into the house from outside.
- It is best to place the safe in a room where it is least likely to be seen by house guests.
- If possible put the safe inside a closet or in a room with a locking door.
- If possible, avoid putting your safe in a garage because it is more likely to be seen by neighbors, snoopy kids, delivery personnel, landscape workers, etc. If you must put it in the garage, anchor it to the floor.
- Do not tell all your friends that you bought a safe, and certainly do not post it on your Facebook page.
A quality gun safe is a major purchase, almost like buying a car. Most people want to show it off, but common sense says you should keep it private.