If you are going to leave your firearm in the car gun safe for any length of time, you should fit a dehumidifier as guns are liable to rust. Some automobile gun safes will come with one built in addition to a courtesy light and a fitted alarm. But if your gun safe doesn’t have one, a rod type humidifier is inexpensive and easy to install.
There are many different styles to choose from but when making your choice you need to think about access as well as security. Obviously the idea is to keep the gun away from the wrong hands but you may end up in a situation where you need quick access, not ideal if your vehicle gun safe is difficult or cumbersome to open. But remember that you should weigh up accessibility against security. Regardless of which model you buy, be sure that it has more than one lock. A double lock is a minimum as otherwise it will not be a sufficient deterrent to would be thieves. You can choose from models with either combination or key locks or perhaps a mixture of both!
A car gun safe can be used to store other valuables as well and not just your firearm. If you drive a large car and carry more than one gun at a time, you may want to invest in a couple of gun safe holsters so that the guns aren’t rubbing off each other or the other contents of the safe when you travel. Also ti will pay to shop around for the best deals in gun safes. Some people will want to buy a recognized brand such as a Smith and Wesson gun safe or a glock gun safe while others will just want the best they can get for the budget they have to spend.
Some car gun safes are small enough to carry around with you if you wanted to carry one in your briefcase or handbag. They are made from heavy duty steel so don’t let the fact that they are portable put you off. Think of it as a mini portable bank vault. These smaller gun safes are ideal for storing one revolver or a semi automatic as they fit just about anywhere including under the seat of your car. It is much easier to remove your gun and store it under the seat without attracting attention then it is to have to get out of the car, open a safe in the trunk and place your gun in there. You can even bring this type of safe on most airlines although it is best to check each airlines policy before you travel. Be sure that whichever car gun safe you buy, if it comes with a key lock that you get two copies of the key just in case you lose one.