7 Tips & Benefits of Buying a Gun Safe with Your Tax Return

7 Tips & Benefits of Buying a Gun Safe with Your Tax Return


There are a lot of ways to spend your tax return. A fancy steakhouse dinner and a luxury weekend getaway have their merits. It’s said that memories do last a lifetime. What about a new boat, car or TV? While these luxury items aren’t known for holding their value, they can certainly offer some momentary pleasure. But if you’re looking to invest your money in a purchase that will last a lifetime — look no further than a gun safe. 

Plus, did we mention that they are tax-free?

Installed gun safe

Benefits, Perks, & Discounts to Consider When Shopping for a Gun Safe

Don’t squander your tax return. The government’s been holding on to that money for far too long. Invest your hard-earned money in an item that will last a lifetime.

1. Gun Safes Are Tax-Free

Tired of giving the government money? Who isn’t! Luckily, in Washington State, gun safes are a tax-free purchase. The price tag you see is the price tag you pay. Uncle Sam’s not getting 10% on this purchase!

Gun safe loaded with valuables

2. High-Quality Safes Are a Generational Investment 

Cars. Roofs. A pair of Danner boots. Your old trusty shotgun. Everything has a lifespan. It’s just that some lifespans are longer than others. And when it comes to high-quality gun safes, the lifespan can be quite long — especially with proper care and maintenance. 

And a gun safe isn’t like your grandmother’s china, something your kids will feel obligated to take but secretly pitch when you’re not looking. A gun safe is a generational piece that offers lasting value and protection. 

3. Take Advantage of Financing Programs

Want to invest in a gun safe, but don’t want to pay for it all upfront? Some gun safe retailers offer financing options — like the 12 Months Same as Cash financing available to approved NW Safe buyers through United west Savings Bank. 

4. Ask About a Layaway Program

Know you want a gun safe, but don’t quite have all the funds together? If financing isn’t for you, ask about our layaway program. 

5. Shop the Hottest Deals

Make no mistake about it; there are some killer deals right around tax season on gun safes. Using your refund to take advantage of them allows you to tap into blowout pricing. 

family gun safe

6. Invest in a Better Night’s Sleep

Off on a hunting trip or a Hawaiian vacation? It can be nerve-wracking leaving your home unoccupied, full of your firearms, cash, personal documents, and irreplaceable valuables. Heck, it can feel nerve-wracking to leave your home unoccupied for the day while you’re at work. Storing these items in a gun safe can give you peace of mind, so you can focus on the things that matter most. 

7. Invest in Your Legal Protection

In 2019, RCW 9.41.360 came into effect, making the fn owners legally liable for any improperly stored firearm that comes into the possession of a prohibited individual. Prohibited individuals include minors and felons. 

Depending upon how the prohibited individual uses your firearm, this could result in:

  • Community Endangerment in the First Degree is a Class C felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.  
  • Community Endangerment in the Second Degree is a Gross Misdemeanor punishable by up to 364 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. 

Gun safes offer a high level of security that puts a substantial barrier between prohibited individuals and your firearms. 

gun safes in a show room

4 Best Gun Safes to Buy with Your Tax Refund

From entry-level safes to large gun safes, we have a large selection of in-stock and ready-to-deliver gun safes for sale. The following are some of our best sellers, showcased at a wide range of price points:

Most Affordable: Liberty Explorer 12

We leveraged our long-standing relationship with Liberty to secure insane savings on these Explorer 12 gun safes. And we’re passing those savings on to you — while supplies last. This entry-level gun safe is currently available for just $499. Get it before it’s gone!

SAVINGS: 20% Off

Top $1,000(ish) Gun Safe: Centurion 24 SMU

This medium-sized gun safe can hold up to 24 long guns and has a fire rating of 24 minutes. And it comes in at just $1,099. 

SAVINGS: $300 Discount!

Price-Friendly Large Gun Safe: Colonial 50 Flag Edition

Liberty’s Colonial 50 Flag Edition gun safe holds up to 64 long guns and has a 75-minute fire rating. Plus, the flag design on the door just looks darn cool. 

SAVINGS: 2022 Special Price Extention

Insider Tip: 2023 models are now selling for $1,200 more, full retail!

Best American-Made Value Purchase: Superior Master 40

American-made Superior safes are some of the best-kept secrets in the gun safe market. These high-value safes feature a 10-gauge steel body and 16 locking bars to provide extreme protection at a reduced price, compared to other US-built competitors. 

SAVINGS: $1,799 Discount

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