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Cheap Gun Safes Get Opened By Paperclips

We’ve been saying this for years. Cheap gun safes could burn you in the long run… with fire and theft!

open-gun-safe-with-paperclipThree guys tried to break into three popular online gun safes and discovered something wild: They could break into these safes with household items such as screwdrivers, knives and paperclips. This means a teen could break into his father’s safe and potential hurt himself or someone else.

And we have the same problem with cheap fireproof gun safes online. Many are only 20-30 min fire rated. But the average fire is 30-45 minutes. That means many gun safes won’t last in a fire.

So think twice before buying a low price gun safe. Spending a few hundred dollars more could be the difference between saving your family heirlooms and being left with ashes. Or worse.

Check out this Wired article for videos on how easy it is for a small child to open a cheap safe.