Safely stored

Safely Stored


Once home or at the cottage, hunting or marksmanship weapons should be stored safely and responsibly.

All owners should secure a locking device such as a padlock or safety cable, so as to render his firearms inoperative, or remove the lock. They also have the choice of locking them in a cabinet, container or room that cannot be easily forced open.

Many enthusiasts use a storage cabinet to store their weapon or hunting weapons. To learn more about the subject, I spoke to Rudy Vendittelli, of Dante Sports, on rue Saint-Dominique, in Montreal. Here is a summary of what he said:


Many athletes with a few weapons just want to store them in a regulatory container so that no one has access to them. A security cabinet such as the Stack-On 8 Weapons is then ideal. Constructed of thin steel, it weighs only 70 lbs.

With a size of 10″ x 21″ x 55″, it can hold 8 rifles or shotguns. It has a three-point locking system.

Price: $190

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“Some nemrods have expensive calibers, models that are dear to them or family legacies. These people therefore want to take drastic measures to preserve these assets. There are safes that, in addition to protecting, offer elegance, security, fire protection and an optimal storage solution,” says Vendittelli.

A model like the Sporter – 23 Closet, from Browning, packs – as the name aptly suggests – 23 unrestricted guns in a 20 cu. Its dimensions are 58 x 29.5 x 20 in. 

This 495 lb heavyweight, made with 12 gauge steel, is capable of withstanding intense heat of 1400°F for 60 min. It is literally built like a miniature Fort Knox, and it is possible to choose its color and equip it with a number combination or a key mechanism. The vault door is activated by a triangular bar that seals the whole thing. Adjustable dividers, pockets, loops, and more keep everything in place. Price: $3100

If you need more space, there are even models like the Rawhide, which can hold up to 49 guns. This is the ultimate in luxury, protection. In terms of security, they exceed burglar resistance standards (UL RSC) and standards certifying the manufacturing process (VDMA). Completely customizable, with their quality interior fittings, they are the perfect showcase for your firearms and all your personal items.

The Browning firm also manufactures vault doors as seen in banks.

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