Handgun Storage and the Fast Box System

Handgun Storage in Today’s Market

With so many different types of handguns in the market, gun owners can choose from a variety of storage options. However, finding the best option to store your handgun has now become an inundating task. While there are many serviceable lockboxes available to consumers, they don’t go above and beyond single handgun storage. Gun owners with smaller firearm collections and associated gear are left with having to buy something oversized or a number of these tiny handgun safes.

Enter the Fast Box Storage System

Fast Box Handgun Storage

With a Fast Box hidden gun safe, handgun owners can efficiently store a number of pistols or revolvers along with associated ammunition and gear. The Fast Box system can be installed in two ways, horizontally or vertically. In a horizontal application, the neoprene pad (standard with all Fast Boxes) adds a level of protection to the firearms and valuables you choose to store. When storing your Fast Box vertically, incorporating a series of Pistol Pegs and Storage Bins allow you to maintain fast access to the handguns and gear you want without sacrificing any level of safety or security.

Decentralizing Your Handgun Storage

By decentralizing your handgun storage, you give yourself the tactical advantage over home intruders. You can securely store defensive firearms around the home for fast access in the event of an emergency situation. Some of the more accessible locations in your home are also the best place to secure a firearm to achieve this advantage. The benefit to the Fast Box is that it is secure, easily hidden, and easily accessible. A Fast Box conveniently hides under your bed, in a front hall closet, kitchen pantry, and even your vehicle.

Secure Hidden Gun Storage

Finding the Right Accessories

Pistole Storage Bins

The application of a Fast Box 47 in a vertical orientation will provide gun owners with storage for (depending on the overall size) up to 22 handguns (16 for the Fast Box 40) or a mixture of handguns and gear. When storing your handguns in a vertical application, chances are you will require the following:

Storage Bins:

Pistol and Magazine Storage

With a Medium Storage Bin, you can store smaller caliber handguns along with magazines and ammunition. Each bin has a storage capacity of 15lbs and comes with a polymer divider.

Bin Storage for Revolvers, 22 cal

Dividers allow you to store multiple pistols in one bin while not having to worry about your guns becoming damaged from bumping into one another. The bins are also a great method of keeping associated handgun parts together and organized.

Disassembled Pistol in Bin

Single Pistol Pegs:

Pistol Peg Storage

Adding a Single Pistol Peg to your Fast Box is a convenient way to incorporate handguns into your rifle storage or build a decked out handgun storage system. These individual handgun pegs store a caliber of 9mm or larger.

Single Pistol Peg Storage

They hang from a single louver and can adjust on the fly. Each peg also comes with a rubber protective coating to protect the barrel of your revolver or pistol.

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Gun Storage Options for Condos and Apartments

Does a Heavy Gun Safe Fit your Lifestyle?

Do you live in a condo or an apartment? Do you move often? Have to deal with an HOA? If so then a big, heavy gun safe is not the best option for you.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more Americans are renting homes rather than buying. It is also expected that the average American will move 11 times during their life. With many Americans living this on-the-go, ever-moving lifestyle, finding a firearm storage system that not only keeps your guns secure but can also be adaptive to your living situation is crucial.

Proper firearm storage for many living situations can be difficult. Most homeowners association rules block the use of heavy safes in condos and townhomes. With that in mind, SecureIt offers a selection of gun storage solutions to keep your firearms safe, secure, and quickly accessible in a crisis situation.

Consider the Agile line of gun cabinets and the Fast Box line of hidden gun safes. Both of these gun storage solutions provide safety, security, are accepted by HOAs and are easily moved if needed.

The Agile Model 52

With the ability to do everything a traditional gun safe can do, the Agile Model 52 is a lightweight alternative to those unreasonably heavy gun safes.

The Model 52 features knockdown technology which can be very helpful if you move on an annual basis. It allows you to disassemble the entire safe in a matter of minutes. When disassembled it lays flat and compact for discrete and easy moving. Because let’s face it, you don’t want everyone to know what your safe looks like let alone that you have one. Also eliminating the extra expense and hassle of specialized movers. However, if you want to move it fully assembled the 52 is ultralight, weighing in at a 105 pounds. Do keep in mind, the added weight of each firearm. No worries though, grab a friend and you’ll get it done in the same amount of time.

The Fast Box Model 40 & Model 47

The Fast Box hidden gun storage systems provide secure storage while not sacrificing the element of fast access.

The four button touch keypad allows you to secure your firearm with your own combination. It is discrete and can be mounted under a bed, vertically in a closet, or mounted in a car or truck. The heavy-duty all-welded steel construction makes it durable which is perfect for mobile application. A recessed full piano hinge door, also makes it adaptable for any position. The best part? It weighs less than 50 pounds.

Custom Gun Walls and Retrofitting

Already have a cabinet that your okay with or looking for something that allows for more space to be utilized? Then perhaps retrofitting your existing gun cabinet or building a custom gun wall in a lockable area is more for you!

With a SecureIt Retrofit Kit, you can upgrade a gun cabinet with the CradleGrid system and enjoy the plethora of storage accessories. Alternatively, building a custom gun wall inside a lockable room or closet allows you to store your firearms without having to deal with any large safes or cabinets making it easier to tear down in the event you plan to move in the future.

If living in a condo or apartment is the right choice for you. SecureIt is the smart choice for your secure firearms storage.

Home Defense Firearms – The Four Places You Must Store Guns

Gun Storage for Personal Defense and to Foil Thieves

Single-location gun storage no longer makes sense. Decentralized gun storage makes it tactically more effective to protect your family and much more difficult for gun thieves.

They are opposing forces, the two basic security concerns when it comes to guns in the home.

Secure your guns so others cannot get them and have them available quickly in the event of a crisis.

You can easily achieve both goals. In fact, some of the most secure locations in your home are also the best places to store guns, as it applies to self-defense and achieving a tactical advantage. I say “secure locations”, because hiding is better than securing. The truth is, the only type of safe that cannot be broken into is one that cannot be found.

A big, obvious gun safe is the last place I would keep valuables or any firearms I may want available for personal defense. Modern gun safes offer little in the way of security, take too long to open, are too big to hide, and are usually the first place a thief goes to look for valuables.

Decentralizing your gun storage makes it tactically more effective to protect your family and more difficult for gun thieves to gain access to your firearm collection. In fact, some of the most secure locations in your home are also the best places to store firearms when looking to achieve a tactical advantage.

The Statistics: United States Department of Justice Report

Consider the numbers surrounding home invasion and burglary: 65% of all home break-ins occur during the day. Most occur between 10am and 3pm. Most criminals are in and out of a home in under 10 minutes. 30% of burglaries occur when someone is home. 38% of assaults and 60% of rapes occur during home invasions. It is possible to buy a set of bump keys for less than $20 online and these will unlock nine out of ten doors in the United States with little difficulty.

The actual risk of a violent home invasion in America is low but I still take steps to ensure the safety of my family. When people tell me “My neighborhood is safe” or “the odds of a break-in are so low”, I respond “Do you ever buy lottery tickets? The odds of winning the lottery are much lower, but you still buy a ticket.”

Personal defense and security is a choice you make. The odds are, you will never have to deploy self-defense measures but it is important to have them available in case you need them. How and where you secure guns in your home can be critical to your safety and defensive capabilities. If you have firearms locked in your home, store them in a manner that gives you an advantage in the event of a crisis. What good is a gun in a crisis, if you cannot get to it?

Where do thieves go when they break into a home?

Real-world crime data shows that when a thief breaks into your home they are going to the master bedroom, home office, living room, and the dining room, most likely, in that order. If they think there is a safe in the house, they will likely go to the basement after going to the living room. A big, heavy gun safe is not a deterrent, but an invitation to a thief as they know something valuable is inside. Once found, if a thief came prepared, they will have a safe opened in mere minutes.

So where do you store firearms for the best tactical advantage in the event of a crisis?

The Master Bedroom – While the data suggests this is the worst room to store valuables, it is also a room where you spend a great deal of time sleeping. Store one to two firearms in a Fast Box under your bed. No more than that is necessary.

The Kitchen Pantry – Great location for a small gun cabinet as thieves are not typically interested in the kitchen. This is also a room where people spend a lot of time during the day. In the event of a home invasion, if you are in the kitchen, you will have quick access to a firearm. Also, most homes have an exit near, or from, the kitchen. This allows you to arm yourself and then evacuate the home. Your goal always should be to avoid confrontation.

A Closet Near the Front Door – This is a great location for securing firearms. Thieves ignore these closets. If someone you do not recognize knocks on the door, you refuse to open and they start trying to kick it in, you’ll have very fast access to a gun in that closet.

Guest Bedroom – If your home has a guest room with a closet, this is a good location for additional gun storage. Thieves will typically ignore guest rooms.

Bottom line: Have a plan

We are taught that in case of a fire you should have a place outside the home for everyone to meet. This way you know everyone is accounted for.

In a robbery or home invasion where you cannot exit the home, you should designate a room where family members go in the event of an emergency. A guest room or secondary bedroom with a locking door is a great choice. You should have a Fast Box or Agile cabinet secured in this room. However, in the case of home invasion, no matter where you are in the house you should always be within a few seconds of accessing your firearms. They should not be out in the open and they should be secured and hidden from small children and from being used against you.

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Hidden Gun Safe: SecureIt Fast Box 47 Videos

The SecureIt® Fast Box™ Model 47 hidden gun safe offers fast access to your home defense or primary firearm. The Fast Box, in either a horizontal or vertical application, provides hidden, secure, and fast access to a firearm in key locations throughout a home or business.

A depth of 13″ provides sufficient room for firearms with optics attached and also a 30-round magazine in the mag-well.

Best practices for home security and safety require that all firearms be locked. SecureIt’s Fast Box hidden gun safe provides that secure storage while maintaining the ability to gain fast access.

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Adding a SecureIt Vertical Kit to a Fast Box

To install a Fast Box in a vertical configuration, a Vertical Kit needs to be purchased separately.

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Convert your Fast Box with a SecureIt Vertical Kit

Quickly and easily convert your horizontal Fast Box Model 47 or Model 40 to store two firearms vertically for fast access. Our Vertical Kit contains two patented upper cradles with bungees and one lower stock base. This application allows you to properly store two firearms in a vertical position.

Added to a Fast Box

FAST BOX- Vertical Kit

CradleGrid Technology

To retrofit a Fast Box you simply place the stock base in the bottom of the box and hang the patented upper cradles on the back grids. The system quickly converts the Fast Box to store virtually any rifle for fast access. It gives you straight line access to either gun meaning you can remove either gun quickly without having to move the other one. The holes on the bottom and sides of the box at all four corners allow you to bolt Fast Boxes together. You can stack them or set them up like lockers. If you’ve got young shooters they can have access to their 22 without having to grant access to larger caliber weapons.

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The most flexible gun storage on the market

With rifle, handgun and gear storage options you can do almost anything with a Fast Box Hidden Gun Safe

Using the pad on your workbench

When using the vertical kit, the pad is removed from the Fast Box. It very versatile, so don’t throw it away. This pad can be used on your bench for cleaning guns or for gun maintenance.

Gun cleaning

If you take safety and security seriously, and you’ve got guns around the house, make the smart choice and get a SecureIt Fast Box.

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