Moving a Gun Safe: What You Need to Know

Thirty-two percent of U.S. adults own at least one gun, while 44% report living in a household with a gun present. Many gun enthusiasts purchase safes to protect their collections from theft and damage, while keeping dangerous weapons away from young children.

High-quality gun safes are waterproof, fireproof and can weigh hundreds of pounds. If you’re planning to move, you might be eyeing your gun safe and considering how it might complicate the process.

Gun Safe Moving in Chattanooga

Moving a safe is challenging, especially when staircases, narrow doorways and tight corners are involved. If you drop your safe while attempting a DIY move, you can severely injure yourself or others, damage your property or break the delicate locking mechanism.

With such a heavy, bulky and sensitive item, it’s best to leave the task to the pros – but do moving companies handle gun safes? The answer is yes, but you’ll want to work with a licensed, insured and experienced company that will treat all your possessions with care and respect.

How to Make Your Move Go More Smoothly

When you contact us to schedule your local or long-distance move, you’ll need to provide as many details as possible to ensure you get an accurate quote. The more information we have in advance, the smoother moving day will go.

  • Weight and dimensions: We’ll want to know your safe’s size and how much it weighs with nothing in it. If you’re not sure, do not try weighing it yourself, which can be dangerous. Instead, check your owner’s manual or let us know the safe’s make and model, and we can look it up to determine the answer.
  • Details about your current home: Let us know about the approach to your home and any doors, hallways, stairs or rooms your moving team will need to navigate.
  • Location in your new home: Regardless of your gun safe’s size, it’s best to decide in advance where you’ll keep it in your new home. That way, you can show your moving team where to put it when they arrive, and they can quickly place it in your desired spot.

We want to make sure we don’t scratch or dent such a valuable possession, so we’ll take every precaution to protect it before and after the move, wrapping it in blankets and carefully loading your gun safe onto the truck.

Chattanooga’s Best Moving Company

If you feel overwhelmed thinking about moving a gun safe or any other aspect of your upcoming relocation, our friendly team can give you peace of mind with our professional packing and unpacking services. We know how to handle fragile and unusually shaped items such as antiques, pianos and grandfather clocks.

No matter how complex your moving project is or how far away you need to move, let Fox Moving and Storage of Chattanooga help you. Reach out to us today to request your free quote and embark on a new chapter in your life.