Long Live the King!

Last Thursday was a special day at the GunSafes offices. On that day, we said goodbye to a dear friend.

The Pendleton King was a tall drink of water, a six-foot high 40-gunner with a substantial girth.

The thing most people asked when they saw him was “Is that a tanning booth?” Tanning booth, no, but a sweet round gun safe, with a revolving rack inside, plus interior light, yes.

The Pendleton was the kind of safe you would own if you were an international spy, or maybe a very important monetary fund manager.

The thing about this particular round gun safe is that it was a one-of. It was our showroom model for many a year, and in between now and then, Pendleton changed the design of the King.

But last week, someone finally scooped him up and took him home.I can’t say as I blame them. Amongst gun safes, the Pendelton King is kind of a superstar. It just looks amazing, to start with. A round safe is not very common in the industry. Plus, the special features are just a knockout. Not to mention Pendleton has a reputation for strength and durability. Combine all this, and you’ve got the luxury sedan of the gun safe world.

It wasn’t easy to see him go, but we’re quite happy that the King now has his own kingdom of firearms to protect.

Never fear, though, if you like the sounds of a round gun safe with a revolving rack, Pendleton has a shiny new model for this year. You may not be able to tan in it, but with dedicated tiers for long guns and pistols, interior light, and spinning at the touch of a button, I don’t think you’ll much miss the UV feature.

Pendleton has changed a few things with the new model, but they’re still offering a beautiful safe with great security features. So long live the new King!

Guns and/or Ammo

Although many people keep all their guns, ammunition, and valuables together in one safe, there is a school of thought that advocates separate ammo storage. Why?

Let’s take a look at some of the reasons you might want a strong box, or even a second safe, to keep your ammunition in.

Having a second safe keeps your kids and grandkids safer. If you keep your guns locked in a safe and unloaded, and keep your ammo in a separate safe, it’s just one more step to keep kids from accidents. It’s also a good idea to have a pistol safe near the bed if you keep a handgun nearby for home protection. I know that’s a lot of safes, but they’re called “safes” for a reason!

Guns and Valuables
A second safe keeps your guns and valuables protected. If you should have a fire, the heat may be enough to discharge your ammunition. The flying bullets will stay inside the safe, but may cause some serious damage to your firearms, and will most likely destroy any valuables. If you have important papers or fine jewelry, you will want to keep them away from volatile gunpowder.

In some cases people simply split their gun and ammo supplies because they have outgrown a single safe and need to acquire another. In this case it is simply a matter of convenience—one safe for arms and valuables, another for ammo.

Long-term Storage
If you want to store large amounts of ammunition for a long time, a safe with a dehumidifier is your best option. Though most rounds will still work even after years of exposure to elements and moisture, if you want to fully protect your investment, you should think about a secondary safe.

Gun Safe Buyers Guide

We just launched a new section of our website called the Gun Safe Buyers Guide. This is a great place to do some research before your next gun safe purchase.  You’ll find a Q&A section with great answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.  Whether you have a question about a lock type, a fire rating, or you’resimply looking for a glossary of terms, this is a section of GunSafesBlogger.com that you have to check out.  As always, feel free to post a comment or ask a question.  You can find the gun safe buyers guide link located in the yellow bar at the top of this page.