How to Mount a Gun Safe in Your Home

Most, if not all firearm enthusiasts, will have a firearm collection deposited in their homes. However, the last thing you want is for them falling to the wrong hands. The best way of doing this is through mounting a gun safe.

After reading this article, you will learn everything necessary to mount your own gun safe at home.

Secure a safe built with thick steel

It has to be fireproof and heat resistant just in case.

Look for a good spot to mount your gun safe

You want to find a spot that isn’t very humid, since it might damage the safe and its contents. I would recommend the basement, provided it isn’t humid. The basement is usually the last to give in to fire or theft. The safe would be too heavy to be lifted up the stairs. Place it somewhere hidden in the basement.

Create a path when positioning your safe

Do this even when hiring professionals to move your safe for you. Make sure there are no furniture, pets, children, or other objects that may obstruct your path to the basement. When you try to install the safe yourself, ask for help on carrying the large load. It is no easy task to move a safe downstairs, without damaging the stairs or floor. You want to rent a dolly for moving gun safes.

Make sure your floor is supported

The best gun safes are made with thick, heavy steel. If ever you decide to mount your gun safe to an upper floor, make sure to give the necessary support the flooring needs. Ask help from experts on determining the structural capacity of your floor, when in doubt.

Transfer your safe to the dolly

Before doing this, check out if you can open the safe through its designated lock combination. You do not want to mount your safe only to find out you cannot unlock it. Once you are sure it can be opened, proceed to transferring it from the shipping pallet to the dolly.

Make sure your gun safe is leveled

It can cause problems for you in the long term. Use wood shims to level your safe. This is a safe method of leveling your gun safe.

Lastly, bolt your safe to the floor with all of its four corners

This will keep it safe from potential theft.

These basic steps are all you need to mounting your gun safe. Again, do not forget to ask for help if you have any concerns and questions.

Brand New Series of Knives with Field Strip Technology

Close to our passion for firearms are knives.

This 2017, a brand new set of knives have just been announced. Among the fresh selection of knives just released are the group of Ken Onion ones named the Homefont. What’s so unique about these new knives is the usage of Field Strip tech created by Onion. What does having Field Strip technology mean?

Basically, Field Strip provides you a fast and easy method of dismantling your folding knives with no tools required. This makes it quite easy to clean your knife, especially when it has been exposed to dirt or game.

Using the disassemble feature of these knives is easy. To disassemble, you simply need to push the locking lever while the blade is closed. Afterwards, you rotate the small wheel until your knife starts to disassemble. To reassemble your knife, you just need to reverse the steps enumerated.

HOMEFRONT KNIVES

There are four different kinds of knives included in the Homefront edition. These include:

  • Homefront,
  • Homefront EDC,
  • Homefront Tactical
  • Homefront Hunter

The Homefront has a 3.5 inch long blade, and a handle made of 6061 aluminum. This folding knife has an edge on a AUS 8 steel blade.

The Homefront EDC has a blade which is .4 inches longer, and handles glass reinforced with nylon.

The Homefront Tactical is utilizes a 1.4116 SS blade, which is slightly more than 3.4 inches in length. It is coated with black EDP and black nylon handles on the blade.

Lastly, the Homeline series includes the Homeline Hunter, which is quite similar to the EDC version. However, it utilizes 1.4116 SS instead of AUS 8. The Hunter also uses a Realtree Xtra camouflage pattern instead of the usual black handles.

Hopefully you have found the update on the Homeline series helpful.

4 Benefits of a Ride on Mower Over a Push Mower

Lawn mowers make lawn care a lot easier by hastening the process of trimming.

There are many types of lawn mowers, but I will discuss to you two types: the ride on mower (or zero turn mower) and the push mower. The ride on mower, as the name suggests, let you ride on top of the machine as it trims your lawn. The push mower, in contrast, is smaller in comparison.

In this article, I will discuss to you the benefits of a ride on mower compared to the push on variant.

Convenient

Ride on mowers are more convenient than push on mowers, since the person pushing might tire. However, ride on mowers do all the work of mowing for you. This is quite ideal in large lawns or grass fields.

Large Clip

The ride on mower saves a large amount of time by carrying large clips. Push on mowers can only carry so much, and the operator will have to use his time emptying the clips. You want a ride on mower to get a job done fast.

Mows Obstacles

Mowers are meant to cut grass. Not all mowers are created to mow on weeds and brushes though. These thick obstacles may choke any push on mower, but ride on mowers can easily digest these obstructions. A bonus is added protection the operator, since ride on mowers protect them from spraying debris.

Good Investment

Ride on mowers are obviously more expensive than their push on relatives. However, if you plan to do some considerable amount of mowing for the years to come, I would recommend making an investment on a ride on mower. They can finish the job much more efficiently as can be seen above.

Of course, push on mowers have many advantages to them as well. They are ideal for small lawns that need tight turns. They are considerably cheaper as well, and require less maintenance. Lastly, they can be safer to use on steep roads where ride on mowers may not have full control.

Nonetheless, for medium to large plots of lands, it will always be ideal to have a ride on mower ready for use.

5 Steps on Cleaning Your Gun

Cleaning your gun is a necessity all owners have to face. As hard as it may seem, the steps can actually summarized to simple set of five. First thing is first though, you need to be relax and settled on your comfy recliner. Once ready and settled,  here are the steps when you want to clean your gun:

Unload and remove the bolt.

Before proceeding to the main steps of gun cleaning, open the gun first to see if it isn’t loaded. Remove its clip and take out its bolt. Afterwards, brush it with cleaning solvent.

Swab its barrel

As you set aside the bolt, attach your cleaning rod with a bronze brush. Soak it in gun solvent and clean the inside of your barrel. Continue to clean it until it is spick and span.

Scrub the barrel

After soaking your tool with the solvent, stick your bronze brush down the barrel to loosen the gunk inside. You can then run a cloth patch down the barrel to clean any remaining carbon outside the muzzle. Repeat this as you see fit.

Run patches on barrel

Soak your patches with the solvent, and run them down your barrel. After using each patch, replace them with a new one and repeat. Continue to do this until the patches you get are satisfactorily clean.

Apply lubricant

After you are done with the needed soaking and scrubbing, lightly apply rust preventing oil on your barrel. Do not overdo it, since this will not benefit your gun at all.

Hopefully these five steps are easily followed. Do you think there are more steps that should be included? If so, let us know in the comments.