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Old 02-17-2013, 09:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Gun Storage in Zippered Carrying Case???

So I've pretty much outgrown my gun safe. I use 1 half for shelving for my ammo storage, and a shelf for other important paperwork, harddrive back up drives, jewerly and other valuables I wouldn't want lost in a fire.

It'll be quite sometime before I'm able to buy another gun safe, either another to add to the one I have, or buy a bigger one, but even if I bought a bigger one, all it will do is probably hold what I have now and no room to grow. Chances are I'd just buy another one the same size I have now since I've already got the shelving alotted for ammo then the 2nd one will give plenty of room to grow.

As it is now, I've noticed some of my rifles are getting scratched up and dinged up, likely from being taken in and out and it being so crowded. I've got Allen carrying cases for most of my guns. I'm thinking of just keeping my rifles in their carrying cases, remove the divider shelf in the safe, and just let put thiem in the safe on thier buttstocks in the cases, this way they don't get damaged.

I've been told it's not good to store your guns in zippered cloth or vinyl gun cases, that they can't breathe and will rust? How true is this? What if I put a Silica pouch in each each case with the rifle?

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I store all ammo in a foot locker that can be hidden or moved if I want. Most ammo going with when I bug out. Ammo in safe would leave no room for guns. Humidifier in safe.
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i would not have a problem doing this myself. I do not think that it will do anything bad to it as long as the tempature is not high, as long as in a cool envirmdent ur ok... I only have a few long guns but I keep them that way. Jmho
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i would not have a problem doing this myself. I do not think that it will do anything bad to it as long as the tempature is not high, as long as in a cool envirmdent ur ok... I only have a few long guns but I keep them that way. Jmho
Mine should be fine. My safe is bolted down inside my home office, so whatever temp the house is, my office is.
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Mine is stored in a zippered case
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Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
I store all ammo in a foot locker that can be hidden or moved if I want. Most ammo going with when I bug out. Ammo in safe would leave no room for guns. Humidifier in safe.
I've prolly got real close to over 2000 rds of ammo. I'd to see it stolen or worse burnt up in a fire. I fear my house catching fire more than I do thieves but still, I"d sure prefer to keep the ammo locked up to in a fireproof box of some sort. Maybe I should just get a smaller safe for ammo, then I can use the whole gun safe for guns.

hmmm, brainfart !!! Mabye I could just build a fireproof box for my ammo. I bet I can do that cheap. Two 5/8 sheets of drywall doubled up give you a 1 hour firewall, and Three 5/8 sheets gives you 2 hours. Maybe I need to try some testing.

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Mine is stored in a zippered case
Cool, I think I'll go for it and do this route for awhile and check them frequently. It didn't make much sense to me when I was told that's a no no that your guns will sweat and rust.
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Mine is hanging in the closet, haven't noticed any sweating
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for your ammo and keep guns in other safe.......I have alot of rounds too, know where your coming from.....

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I have a 1.38 cubic foot safe like concealed 27 posted above that I use to store some of my ammo. It will hold well over 2000 rounds of ammo. The rest is stored in ammo boxes.
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Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
I store all ammo in a foot locker that can be hidden or moved if I want. Most ammo going with when I bug out. Ammo in safe would leave no room for guns. Humidifier in safe.
I hope you mean dehumidifier.
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