5.0 out of 5 starsThe best safe for handguns!
ByThe Rockon.
I have spent many months researching handgun safes, but I finally settled on The Titan safe for many reasons:

First, it works with a Simplex lock that is mechanical and highly stable. I wanted something that I could rely on 100% of the time and the only safes that meet this criteria are purely mechanical safes so that eliminates all biometric safes, anything that uses a battery and quite frankly most of the safes on the market.

Second, I can open the safe and have the gun in my hand ready to shoot within 3 seconds due to the unique design. The safe has a holster which the gun sits in. As you open the door the holster comes out and presents the gun to you. There is no faster safe that I am aware of. When seconds count in say a home defense situation, the extra money you pay for this safe is well worth it as it could save your life someday.

Third, I had a tough time trying to figure out the best place to mount some of the other guns safes that I was looking at(such as Fort Knox) which would be accessible to me and not accessible to my young children. I think the Titan Safe has the most flexibility in terms of mounting.

Fourth, I have the option of having a mounting bracket inside my car (meets California guidelines with Ammo Box) and moving the safe from my home to my car without having to purchase two safes.

Fifth, the safe comes with a universal holster that will accept a full sized handgun, revolver and even guns with lasers and tactical lights. The holster very easily moves up and down as well as side to side making it fully customizable to your needs. I was able to move the holster in less than 5 minutes because it was hitting the rear sights of my gun once in a while when I opened it.

Lastly, this is a quality product. It is a nice looking safe that is rock solid. As I was doing my research I called the company and had the opportunity to speak with the inventor of the safe. The conversations that I had with him really made my decision easier and I encourage anyone thinking about purchasing the Titan safe to give the company a call. This is a great product that is simple to use and simple to install. You can’t go wrong with the Titan safe!

Top 3 Reasons you need a gun safe

If you thought that a gun safe is only meant to keep your firearms safe to prevent theft or accidents in your home, you’re wrong. A gun safe is specially designed to do a lot more than that. There are very important reasons as to why you should spend your money buying one of these bulky and heavily secured safes.

Read on to find 3 good reasons as to why you should buy a gun safe. You’ll be shocked to discover some crucial reasons for buying a gun safe that you never thought really mattered.

1.To Protect Your Firearms From Theft
Gun safes that are equipped with advanced security features such as multiple lockers and double steel doors make them impenetrable to criminals. You’ve probably heard of cases where burglars steal firearms from homes and use them in criminal activities.

Furthermore, guns are valuable items and of course, you cannot risk losing your hard earned cash. Some guns are even of sentimental value and you surely can’t afford losing them to some ruthless thieves.

2.If you go through the statistics, you’ll find out that thousands of children are killed each year because of poorly stored firearms. As a parent, it’s your responsibility to ensure your kids’ safety by prohibiting them from accessing your firearms at home. This is where the gun safe comes in handy.

When you buy a gun safe, you practically eliminate the chances of accidental firings, preventing unintentional killings or injuries. In other words, they are child-proof.

3.To Have Quick Access To Your Firearms
If you possess a gun to protect your home from intruders, then you know how important quick access to the gun is.

Most gun safes have locks that can easily be opened in split seconds. Furthermore, if you’ve been keeping your firearms in different storage cases with different locks, you might not have quick access to them as you’ll be required to use a key each time.

Check out our Titan Security products for the best Gun safes around!!!

Intro to review: I have purchased one of those “place finger here and hold until the safe opens” gun safes. In my opinion, they’re good for times when you’re sleepy and/or panicky and there’s an emergency. I know if I’m ever awakened by an intruder, I will be shaking like a leaf and there’s no way I’m working a key. So a fingerprint scanner is ideal. The main problem I have with those is the fact they rely on electronics. I know, they are VERY reliable, but I want 100% reliability in cases like this. I also want 100% “keep my kids OUT of it” as well, and I keep hearing about how your fingerprint COULD potentially stay on the scanner, and just pushing the button could open it. (Tip:always swipe down to smudge your print) Also, the one I purchased was such a poor design, it would open without me even using my fingerprint or having an old print on there, about 8 times out of 20!! So I immediately sent it back and vowed to not use those again. I’m sure there are some great ones, but they’re not my cup o tea.

None of that has anything to do with this product, but prefaces why I like this design. It is all mechanical; no batteries to replace, nothing to plug in or charge! It is a time-tested design that is very reliable. It is fast to open (I can open mine in less than two seconds in total darkness with either hand, and that’s being careful and taking my time). When it’s locked, it stays locked, keeping my kids out.

This particular model can be mounted under a bed, under a drawer, side of a cabinet, or left loose to be portable. I left mine portable so I could carry it in the car if needed. When the door opens, it presents the firearm, making it easy to grab.

You can adjust it for different sized firearms, and you can even adjust it so that the door stays open when you swing it up, and to close it, you lift up on the firearm after placing it inside, to release the latch. (Careful, the door swings down at that point! Watch your hand!) I added a small nut and bolt in the holster to hold my 9mm Sig P239 better. The holster is designed to accommodate larger firearms, so I “pinched” it together a bit with an additional bolt, which vastly improved it. Also, I moved the swing arm to present my pistol out further when the door is opened. That part, as well as modifying it to stay open, is documented in the instructions. The additional bolt was my idea.

I HIGHLY recommend this for anyone with kids, and is concerned about biometric safes’ downsides, and wants something fast and reliable. If you get one, practice opening it at night, when you’re sleepy, in total darkness, with one hand, then the other. It’s easy to mess up when you are panicking, but muscle memory is your ally

First Time Gun Buyer Guide 

At some point, many people decide to purchase a firearm for home and personal protection. It might happen when you turn 21. It might cross your mind long after retirement when you realize you’re not as spry as you once were. It may be once you have a child and understand that you’re responsible for the baby’s safety. Perhaps it will be after your job transfers you to a rough neighborhood.

No matter when you decide to become a first-time gun buyer, it’s important to know the fundamentals and have a plan in place. A firearm comes with many strings attached. Here are important tips and suggestions for first-time handgun buyers.

Choosing Your First Gun

Personal firearms can range from the smallest pocket pistols and handguns to shotguns, rifles, and even cannons. Determine when and how you would use the firearm to help narrow down your field of options and keep common sense in mind. Do you plan to keep it in your home safe or use it as a weapon to carry on your person?

Guns for Home Defense

For home defense, a shotgun may be the best option. Choices include semi-automatic, pump style, or even single shot, all with both long and shorter-barreled options for the guns. You can mount lights or laser pointers (or both) on shotguns and they are reliable, effective, and fairly easy to use. They also come in several ammunition sizes. You can even get a pistol styled shotgun in the .410-gauge size. For first-time gun buyers, a small rifle or handgun would be a good alternative.

It’s important to properly store your home defense gun to keep it out of the hands of potential thieves and small children. A gun safe is the best option for securing your shotgun. Choose a gun safe that is fire rated and, if possible, includes anti-drill protection and pry-prevention.

Handguns for Personal Carry

When carrying your firearm, you have the option for open or concealed carry. Typically, open carry is not as common as concealed carry so it’s important to know the options you have in your state. Depending on how you want to carry your gun, along with the way you dress and even your physical size, certain factors may help determine what kind of firearm to get. Generally, a firearm that you will carry as a self-defense weapon is going to be a pistol or handgun.

Which Pistol and What Ammo? 

A revolver offers simple and reliable use with a trade-off for the number of rounds you can carry. A semi-auto provides more bullets in the gun but includes more working parts and a greater chance of having a malfunction (a jam) that would require additional knowledge and skill.

Most people will never need a firearm for self-protection. Chances are that if someone ever does, a five or six round revolver would be sufficient. However, if you have the option and ability to have 30 rounds immediately available in a gunfight as opposed to six, most people would choose the larger number.

Caliber is the next question that would need to be answered. I generally suggest the best size is the largest caliber you can get for the type of pistol you want, the recoil that you’re comfortable with, and the physical resistance of the weapon’s internal

Personal Firearm Fundamentals

Gun Training

No one is born with the knowledge and skills of a good marksman. Whether you use a bazooka or a midnight special, you must be successfully trained and educated in gun usage and safety. Chances are the local police department or the store where you purchase the firearm will be able to recommend a certified gun safety course. Most gun clubs and ranges offer several levels of gun safety courses.

Firearm Responsibility

Owning a firearm, especially for the purposes of self-defense, requires some serious responsibility. For first-time gun buyers and seasoned veterans, you need responsible training so that you can safely and effectively operate the firearm under any circumstances. You are responsible for the safe gun Vaults  and maintenance of the firearm.

You must also determine if you are emotionally responsible enough to use the firearm in a violent encounter with a criminal who is threatening your life or the life of someone you are protecting. While you may never really know the answer to that question until it happens, training and self-evaluation will arm you with the skills you need to stay safe.

 

 

-By Sirak Peralta