Thefts of firearms from vehicles is one of the most common insurance claims related to gun theft. Although your ArmsCare or ArmsCare Plus Firearms Insurance will cover theft from a vehicle that is the result of breaking and entering a locked vehicle or locked portion of the vehicle, it is best to avoid the theft in the first place if you can.

Here are some things you can do to reduce the chances of having your firearm stolen from your vehicle:

Stow Your Firearm Out of Sight

Proceeding with the assumption that you are not planning on needing or using your gun, make sure it is placed out of sight in your vehicle so that it will not tempt passersby after you leave. If you do not have a dedicated gun storage container for your vehicle, a locked glove compartment or trunk may be a reasonable alternative.

Consider A Gun Safe

There are numerous models of small gun safes available that can be attached securely to the frame of your vehicle. These are generally made to be concealed in your vehicle so that they are difficult to see from the outside.

Double-Check Your Locks and Windows

It may sound obvious, but the best way to keep a thief out of your car is to make sure your basic security measures are in place. Before you walk away, look at your windows to make sure they are fully closed and check your door handles to make sure all your doors are secure.

Bring Your Gun Inside

Try to minimize the time you leave your firearm in your vehicle. If it is legal and practical and you have the proper licensing, carry it with you. At the end of the day, take it inside your home and secure it there rather than taking the risk that someone may steal it from your vehicle overnight.