How you store the firearm is something that only you can decide. But it is imperative that you give careful consideration to the 4 goals of safe storage to help make the best possible decision for you and your family.
One secure storage option that many find to be helpful is a gun safe. This can come in many forms; a full size safe, mini safe, or even a drawer safe. Whichever type (or types) you choose for your firearms, you can usually be confident that they will accomplish the 4 goals of safe storage.
If used properly, they will definitely keep guns out of the hands of children and untrained adults. A safe also provides at least a solid defense against theft. Depending on the safe you choose, many can keep your firearms ready for your use (sometimes with a light to illuminate your firearm) within a matter of 1 - 2 seconds. Others may take slightly longer.
Take a moment to see how a gun safe can dramatically improve the security of your household with a firearm. Learn about safe gun storage in our FREE online course.