A reader asks the question

Q: I wanted to upgrade my gun safe security and buy a fireproof safe of some sort. Do you have any recommendations?

A: Many people go for the minimum-security requirements in terms of gun safes, but if you total the cost of your rifles, scopes and sound moderators compared with the initial cost of the safe, it makes sense to spend as much on a safe as possible. I would recommend Shooting Safes, which imports Stack-On safes, and stock a large selection of gun safes and storage safes for rifles and shotguns of all sizes including fireproof status.

The SS16E model (RRP £650) weights 83kg, is 140cm high, 53cm wide and 51cm deep and can accommodate up to 16 guns or shotguns up to 54in tall, but of course you can also use it for laptops, jewellery and other valuables.

The fireproof model FS-14-MB-E (RRP £850) is slightly smaller and holds 14 guns but weight 139kg due to the heavy internal fire retardant material. It is fire-resistant at a temperature of 1,400ºF for 30 minutes. Smaller versions are available but a safe that size accommodates and keeps all your valuables safe is well worth it.