Information for gun owners

Rely on a VdS-approved safe deposit box for the storage of your weapons

On 30 June 2017 the new Arms Act came into force throughout Germany. One of the declared aims of the German Parliament was that fewer firearms should disappear. Comprehensive changes therefore concern § 36 WaffG, "Storage of weapons or ammunition".

VdS-approved secure storage units fully comply with these legal requirements. VdS is Germany's only DAkkS-accredited testing and certification body for secure storage units and certifies in accordance with VdS 2450/EN 1143-1.

Storing weapons in accordance with the law

Requirements at a glance

 

Weight of the cabinet

up to 200 kg

Weight of the cabinet

up to 200 kg

Ammunition

(without permission)
Closed containerClosed container

Munition (ohne Erlaubnispflicht)Munition (ohne Erlaubnispflicht)Ammunition

(with permission)

Steel container with

swing bolt lock

Steel container with

swing bolt lock

Long guns

(unlimited number, separate from ammunition)
VdS 2450 (EN1143-1)
Resistance grade N (0)
VdS 2450 (EN1143-1)
Resistance grade N (0)

Short weapons

(< 5 items, separate from ammunition)
VdS 2450 (EN1143-1)
Resistance grade N (0)
VdS 2450 (EN1143-1)
Resistance grade N (0)

Short weapons

(< 10 items, separate from ammunition)
VdS 2450 (EN 1143-1)
Resistance grade N (I)
VdS 2450 (EN1143-1)
Resistance grade N (0)

Short weapons

(> 10 items, separate from ammunition)
VdS 2450 (EN 1143-1)
Resistance grade N (I)
VdS 2450 (EN 1143-1)
Resistance grade N (I)

 

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