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Jan 23, 2019 10:28:51 AM

3 Qualities That Make for a Safe Metal Ammo Storage Cabinet

metal ammo storage cabinetA metal ammo storage cabinet holds the weapons that keep your customers and your family safe. For that kind of product, it pays to do the research and make the right purchase.


The problem is that ammo cabinets look similar, and it can be difficult to tell one from the next. Here are the features we look for when helping with sheet metal fabrication for an ammo cabinet.


3 Great Metal Ammo Storage Cabinet Features

1. Quality Construction

When you’re looking for a new ammo storage cabinet, you need quality construction.


Look for a metal fabricator who can produce a welded frame that's airtight and can take abuse. There are alternatives made out of reinforced plastic or other materials, but it doesn't pay to experiment with this kind of purchase. The key is metal fabrication, either steel or some other high-quality industrial enclosure material.


Interior features are also important. Sheetrock or a ceramic lining can keep the internal temperature of an ammo cabinet from rising during a fire. That protects your ammunition and prevents it from "cooking off" in the cabinet.


2. A Reliable Locking System

If the lock isn't top-notch, then the quality of the construction doesn't matter. The most common types of ammo storage lock mechanisms are digital locks or mechanical wheels.


Digital locks are more convenient and allow for quicker access. You may still prefer a mechanical lock because electronic components have a habit of failing at the wrong moment. Your customer can always count on being able to spin the wheel and quickly access their ammo.


3. Simple, Secure Mounting

A smart intruder might just cart your ammo cabinet out of the house and open it later. So the last safety feature you should look for is simple, easy mounting.


Ammo cabinets should be secured to a wall or piece of furniture to prevent them from being moved. The best ammo cabinets incorporate frames for easy drilling to mount against a larger surface. Some customers prefer to mount their ammo cabinet to the inside of their bedroom closet, for example.


This requires lengthy installation for the end customer, but is critical to keeping their weapons secure.


Sheet Metal Fabrication for Ammunition Lockers

When you’re looking for custom sheet metal fabrication for an ammo cabinet, you need something:

  • Durable

  • Dependable

  • Easy to install

That describes most of our favorite equipment and should definitely describe a metal ammo storage cabinet. It doesn't pay to save money or cut corners with this kind of purchase.

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