A gun safety lock is another solution for keeping your firearms secured you can use in the safe or out of it. It is not common to use it in the safe, but if you have a safe you use with other people (for example, in the office) you can lock your firearm to prevent people from using it.
A gun safety lock is a simple lock that comes in different designs and its main purpose is to prevent the weapon from firing. The most popular and the most common gun safety lock is for a pistol or a handgun, but there are locks for rifles and other types of long guns too.
You can’t use the gun safety lock to prevent people from stealing your firearms, but you can use it to prevent them from using it. That means it is not a gun safe, but I feel the need to share it with you anyway.
The main principle on which almost every gun safety lock works is that it locks the trigger to prevent you from shooting. There is another way to block the long guns, especially ones that use magazines and it is to lock the magazine load so you can’t insert the magazine in the long gun.
Now, I want to share with you the most common types of gun safety locks so you can easily see if it is a good choice for you. If it is, the only thing you have to do is to choose the type of lock and secure your firearms.
Best Gun Safety Locks On The Market
Master Lock Gun Safety Lock 94DSPT
The first lock I want to share with you is the most common type you can use for different types of handguns, rifles and shotguns. It is that type of the lock that locks the trigger which prevents the firearm from firing. This small device is made of steel and zinc so it can withstand all kinds of force. From the inside it has special rubber protection because you don’t want to damage your handgun while protecting it.
This gun safety lock comes with a mechanical combination lock. Only persons with the right 3-digit PIN code can unlock so share it only with the people you trust. The best part about this lock is that it is easily adjustable. The adjustable ratchet can fit on any handgun or a shotgun and it will be a perfect fit every time.
Master Lock Gun Safety Lock 90TRISPT
As you can see, the Master Lock is a great brand when it comes to safety locks for your firearms and the second lock type is similar to the first one. It is the lock for the trigger and due to its design, it can be used on handguns, rifles and shotguns. The main difference between this model and the 94DSPT I have reviewed above is the locking mechanism.
This Master Lock model comes with a traditional lock and key which is made of 4-cylinder and dual locking mechanism. It is made of steel and zinc body with interior rubber protection. Thanks to the special design it is pry and pick resistant. This gun safety lock has the California DOJ approval which is a great proof of quality.
FSDC Gun Safety Lock
Another type of gun safety lock is this model that is made mostly for handguns and pistols, but you can use it for shotguns too. It looks like a simple lock for a fence or a bike, but has a much more valuable purpose. The gun safety lock focuses on another aspect of firearms and that is the bullet load. To install this small lock you have to take the magazine out and apply the lock through the bullet load.
Like I have already mentioned, it looks like a simple chain and lock for the bike and you can usually buy it in a pack (2,3 locks in one pack). The lock is traditional lock and key which is both good and bad. The bad thing is that if you lose the key you won’t be able to open it. The good thing is that you don’t have to remember the PIN code and that every lock in the pack is opened with the same key.
Master Lock Gun Safety Lock 90DSPT
The 3rd model from Master Lock is also very popular on the market. It is another trigger gun safety lock that prevents unauthorized personnel from using your gun. Just like other Master Lock models, this one is also adjustable and you can use it to lock all kinds of firearms. It is good for handguns, shotguns and rifles, which is great because you can use it over and over again.
The material used in this lock is also a combination of steel and zinc with rubber interior for protection and I like that they are consistent in their designs. It means that they have found a good option and they stick to it. This model also comes with an adjustable ratchet so you can be sure that it will fit on your firearm.
Firearm Safety Devices Corporation Gun Safety Lock
The last but not least type of gun safety lock is a model like the FSDC gun safety lock. It looks like a simple key and chain for your bike and it is used to prevent adding the magazine to firearms. It is a good choice for handguns, shotguns and most long guns. The security cable is 14” long so you can imagine where you can apply it.
But, there is one difference. This lock doesn’t come with the key; it uses a mechanical combination lock. Since it is a small lock it requires only a 3 PIN code so you don’t have to remember the 6-digit number. The good thing it that you can set your own combination and the fact that it is a California Department of justice and Massachusetts department of state police approved.