Are you in the Charlotte County and surrounding area, looking for an affordable gun safe.

I believe that you can get a quality affordable gun safe, and since safes are rated, you can be guaranteed a certain amount of protection. Safes are rated according to how hot of a fire it can withstand and for how long.

Most brands of safes are tested by the independent Underwriters Laboratory (UL). One very important thing to realize when you are shopping for a gun safe is that you want a safe that is “UL Listed”. This means that the product has actually passed a UL test.

If a product is labeled “Tested to UL Standards” that means that the product has been submitted for testing, but does not mean that it passed the test. Fire Safes are subjected to fire by UL for various lengths of times and at different temperatures. In order for a safe to earn a UL classification, items stored inside must remain completely undamaged.

So, if you find a cheap gun safe labeled “Tested to UL Standards” , then it is cheap in a negative way. But if it is cheap and is labeled “UL Listed”, then it is cheap in a positive way.

Of course, you can get a cheap – inexpensive because of inferior quality – form of security for your guns in another way. It is called a lock box, filing cabinet or locker.

Those may be quality items for their intended use, but are inferior when it comes to securing your guns. Your firearms should be kept somewhere that is hard to rob, and where your guns are also kept safe from hazards such as fire.