Moving a Gun Safe

Posted by Rob on Jan 10th 2023

How to Move a Gun Safe: Protect Your Stuff Like You Protect Your Rights

Moving Gun Safes


There may come a time when you need to move your gun safe to a new location. This could be due to a move to a new home, remodeling your current home, or simply wanting to reposition the safe for better accessibility. Maybe you just want a change. Whatever the reason, it’s critical to properly move your gun safe to ensure the safety of yourself, your family, and your valuables. A gun safe is a heavy and awkward item to move. Attempting to do so without the proper tools and techniques can result in injury or damage to the safe and its contents. In this article, we’ll go over the steps you should take to safely and effectively move your gun safe to its new location.

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Before you start moving your gun safe, it’s important to properly prepare. First, gather all the tools and equipment you’ll need. This may include a dolly, straps or ropes to secure the safe, a security cable to lock the safe, and protective padding to prevent damage to the safe or your floors. Next, remove all guns and valuables from the safe. It’s important to keep these items secure and separate from the safe during the moving process. Once the safe is empty, it’s a good idea to lock it to prevent anyone from accidentally opening it during the move. You should also attach a security cable to the safe to prevent it from being lifted and stolen.

Keep a note page with a list of the inventory so you know everything was accounted for coming out and going back in. 

Heavy Lifting Safes:

Identifying the best lifting points is crucial for successfully lifting it. Most gun safes have designated lifting points, which are usually located at the corners of the safe. It’s important to use these points rather than trying to lift the safe from the handle or other areas, as this can cause damage to the safe. It’s also important to have a team of at least 3-4 people to lift the safe. This will help distribute the weight evenly and make the lifting process safer and easier. When lifting the safe, it’s important to use proper lifting techniques to avoid injury. This means using your legs to lift rather than your back, keeping the safe close to your body, and avoiding twisting or turning your body while lifting. 

Transporting Safes:

Before loading the safe into the moving vehicle, it’s important to measure the safes size and the dimensions of the vehicle to ensure that the will fit. It’s also a good idea to measure the size of doorways and hallways at your new location to make sure the safe will fit through them. Once you’ve confirmed that the safe will fit in the vehicle and at its new location, it’s time to load it. Using straps or ropes, secure the safe to the moving vehicle to prevent it from shifting during transport. It’s important to make sure the safe is securely fastened to prevent it from falling out of the vehicle or causing an accident. When driving to the new house, it’s important to take care and avoid sharp turns or sudden stops. These can cause the safe to shift and potentially fall, resulting in damage to the safe and its contents, as well as potential injury to those in the vehicle.

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Reinstalling Safes:

Once you’ve arrived at the new location, it’s time to reinstall the safe. The first step is to choose a location for the safe that is strong enough to support its weight. This may mean finding a spot on the ground floor or a location with a reinforced floor or wall. Before placing gun safes in their new location, it’s a good idea to use a level to ensure that they are properly aligned. This will help prevent any issues with the door or locks in the future. Depending on the size and weight of your safe, you may need to secure it to the floor or wall to prevent it from tipping over or being moved. This can be done using bolts or other types of anchors. Make sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions for the proper way to secure your specific safe. 

Conclusion on Moving Safes: 

In summary, moving a gun safe requires careful preparation and attention to detail. By following the steps outlined above, you can safely and effectively move your gun safe to its new location. Gun safes are subject to a lot of movement during transport, so make sure to store all firearms, ammo and important items in a safe place while moving. Even though gun safes are generally fire resistant, your important documents are not. You will want to have a variety of short-term waterproof storage safes for accessing needed items during the move. Small Gun cabinets with drawers can be helpful for storing your articles that have no room for error.

Remember to gather all necessary tools and equipment, remove all guns and valuable items, secure it with a lock and security cable, use proper lifting techniques, measure the safes size and the moving vehicle, secure the safe in the vehicle using straps or ropes, and choose a strong location to install the safe, using a level to ensure proper alignment. By following these guidelines, you can protect your valuables and ensure the safety of yourself and others during the moving process.

If you can't move it yourself, hire a contractor to move it for you.  Local companies in your region specialize in moving safes. Many of the companies selling safes also offer moving services.

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When Buying Safes:

Gun safes come in a variety of sizes, so choose from brands and a manufacturer you trust when purchasing gun safes. It's important to know what you're buying. Your collection depends on it!

If you only need a small gun safe with easy access to your firearms, be sure to check out our store page with sale prices on biometric, combination, and traditional gun cabinets and gun safes. It's important to understand the difference between vaults that store bigger shotguns and rifles versus small storage units that hold smaller type guns. The type of items you need to store may change the type of gun safes you will consider. In both cases, you'll want immediate access and quality locks. The location that you select will determine how easily you'll have access to your guns. If you share space in a complex, you may have restrictions on what you can bring into your living space and may need to give notice to the property. So be aware of any rules before buying.

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