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Will My Gun Safe Fit? Try this simple trick.

You’ve finally found the perfect safe for you - one that will fit everything you want to store inside, leaves a bit of extra room to add more in the future, and it looks great! Now the question is, where do you want to place the safe, and more importantly, will it even fit in that spot? Here are a couple points to consider before deciding on a location.

The first is a mix of personal preference and practicality. Some folks want to have their safe be a focal point of the room, offering a great statement piece while also leaving the safe easily accessible. Others will choose a more discreet route and have the safe tucked in a closet or in the basement, away from prying eyes and where only you and your family know it’s there. There’s also matters of functionality to consider when determining placement, like whether or not there’s an outlet nearby, should you need one, or if there’d be enough room to open the safe door. 

Wherever you decide your safe should be placed, the determining factor will be whether or not the safe will fit there. Let’s say the space you are able to create is a pretty tight squeeze, or you’ve got some tight hallway corners or narrow door frames along the pathway to the desired placement. If you’ve moved any kind of large furniture throughout your home before, you’ll know if there’s some spots that are particularly tricky to maneuver a couch or appliance around. Should that be the case, a safe will undoubtedly encounter those same problems, oftentimes to an even larger degree.

The good news is that there’s a quick and easy way to check if your safe will be able to fit where you want it, and all you need is some cardboard!

Safe footprint dimensions on cardboard

What you’ll need to do is grab a piece of cardboard and cut it into the exact footprint of the safe you’re looking to get (e.g. if your safe is 60” tall x 30” wide x 24” deep, you’ll want a piece that’s 30” wide and 24” deep). Take that cardboard and place it on the ground along the pathway, from start to finish. See if you are able to get the safe through door frames, down hallways, around any corners, and into the final location. If the footprint gets stuck somewhere, that could be a sign that you might need to rethink the location or pick out a safe with a different footprint.

There’s a vast selection of safes out there, in all kinds of makes, models, sizes, and colors, so you’re sure to find one that’s just right for you and your needs. And when you do, we’re more than ready to get your safe exactly where you want it!


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