If you’ve been locked out of your gun safe, or a gun safe you’re inherited, it’s best to gain access sooner rather than later. Can a locksmith open a gun safe though?
The good news is a locksmith can help you gain access to a gun safe, provided you can prove ownership. This is a strict requirement in any state because it prevents opportunistic criminals from accessing firearms they don’t own.
You can either show your local locksmith proof of purchase or proof of residence if the safe is located at your home or place of business.
Once your locksmith is sure that you are allowed access to the contents of the gun safe, they can go ahead with unlocking it.
Locksmith Techniques Used to Open a Gun Safe
Your locksmith can use one of three methods to open your gun safe without a key or combination.
The first is to contact the safe’s manufacturer to find out whether they can provide you with an override key. This method is the least labor-intensive.
The second is to drill a small hole into the safe so that a scope can be inserted. Using a scope, a locksmith can determine what’s required to open the safe. This is one of the faster methods, but it does require some skill and experience. This is because most of today’s manufacturers use advanced technology to ensure criminals can’t easily open a safe using this technique.
The final option is to cut the safe open. Obviously, this should be a last resort as it will permanently damage the gun safe. It could also be dangerous because weapons are housed inside. To do this, a locksmith would use a torch or saw. Not only is this method slow, but noisy and messy too. Depending on what materials the gun safe is made with, several saw blades may be required to get this right.
If you need help unlocking a gun safe at your home or place of business, contact Quickly Locksmith on (305) 984-9922.