Gun safes are difficult to move, especially since they can range all the way up to 2000+ pounds. So you may ask yourself how to move a gun safe?
The first, and easiest way to do this is by hiring a moving company.
If you are going this route, there are a couple things you want to keep an eye on.
Firstly, make sure to discuss exactly what you are moving when scheduling the move. Mainly because not every moving company can handle the size and weight of something like this, and discussing this beforehand will keep you from a lot of issues.
Secondly, make sure that they are completely insured. Most good moving companies will be licensed and insurance. If they aren’t, I would probably pass over them. Gun safes are huge, and can be dropped or run into things. If they aren’t insured, you are out of luck if they damage your property while moving it.
1. Use a Gun safe retailer
Think about it, who moves gun safes more than a gun safe retailer. Call your local retailer, and they will probably be able to quote you a move in your home, even though you may not have bought the safe from them originally.
Retailers will have everything needed to be able to make this move, and/or will know someone who can do it.
2. Moving it yourself
Moving a gun safe yourself can prove to be quite difficult. They are extremely dense, top heavy, and most safes you can’t even remove the door to make them lighter. So lets go over a couple options, if you decide to take this upon yourself.
Firstly, if you are only moving it from one part of the house to the other, on the same floor. You can actually use dowels and roll it along the floor. This is an ancient technique, and can work for you.
Secondly, there are shoulder straps you can use, which distributes the weight evenly between two different people, and then is carried from one place to the other. This isn’t an overly great option, especially if it is heavier than say 300 pounds.
Thirdly, a furniture hand truck. Make sure if you go this route, that you buy a hand truck that can handle the weight you are moving. If you overload one of these, it will just make things worse.
Personally, if you are wanting to move a gun safe, hiring a professional is what I would recommend. Do your homework, and make sure you or anyone gets hurt.
If you plan on doing it yourself, make sure you stay safe, and don’t hurt yourself. You probably have never moved something this heavy before, and be prepared for that.
Moving a gun safe like this, may not even be needed! If you are still in the market to buy, and don’t want to spend the effort, time, or money on this, maybe a modular gun safe is your best option.