Gun safe companies are manipulating the truth and convincing customers to spend more money in the name for ratings. There are standard universal fire protection ratings, and none apart from them. But companies cook up their own ratings and try to fool buyers.
Here are the Nine common myths associated with the fire rating of gun-safes:
Myth : A High fire Protection Rating is Necessary
There is no fire protection standard measurements for gun safes and it totally depends upon the severity of fire. Sometimes, your guns can catch fire even if the safes have high fire protection rating according to the manufacturer/seller.
If a fire is not that wild and the gun case remains untouched by the fire , even a cheap safe can survive the situation. Sometimes only the steel of a gun-safe can protect it from high temperature. If the whole place is on fire and the gun safe is enveloped in flames, there is no material available which can secure your gun safe indefinitely.
In a nutshell, a good material determines t
he quality of the gun safe. But your gun-safe is your responsibility. Make sure the gun safe location is not prone to fire. Also, places such as kitchen and room with oven or candles in not the right place to keep your safe.