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hand gun storage

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by laktrash, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. laktrash

    laktrash Well-Known Member

    What is the best method for storing hand guns in safe ? Should you store in open air, or gun rug, or orginal box ? Right now I'm doing a little bit of everything. But thought about buying some hard cases for some of the extras
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2010
  2. leadcounsel

    leadcounsel member

    I store them in open air, vertically, in the rubber coated steel dish drying racks you can buy at Walmart for $5 each. Each one stores 8 handguns. Cheap & easy and compact.
  3. wrs840

    wrs840 Well-Known Member

    I store mine in gun rugs or in holsters. The original boxes, (if I have them) are preserved separately in a big snap-lid plastic box on a high shelf in the garage, because they take up too much room in the safes.

    That is a great idea though. I like it! :)

  4. RoostRider

    RoostRider Well-Known Member

    Open air here.... I never store a gun in a case as a moisture preventative issue.

    If I had cases that resided just in the safe I'd feel OK about it, but if you take the case out shooting with the gun there is a very real chance that moisture may find its way in there and be trapped with your gun..... that's really bad even if only for a couple of days....

    I store my cases separate from my guns, so that I'll have more room for guns in the safe!!! :)
  5. The Bushmaster

    The Bushmaster Well-Known Member

    I store my rifles uncased in the safe and in Doskosil gun cases when out of the safe. My handguns are stored in Doskosil cases in or out of the safe. I've been storing the hanguns in these cases for so long now that the foam is impregnated with gun oil and there is no rust problems. I've been told that if I store my handguns in these cases for an length of time that they will rust. I have a Colt SAA that I bought in 1966. It has been stored in one of these cases for years and has not had any rust problems at all. I take my handguns to the range and back to the safe in these cases with no problems. Even on rainy days. One must use common sense though and insure that they are dry when you use them for final storage.

    You say you store your handguns in holsters? I guess as long as the holsters are NOT leather that would be O K too...
  6. Rembrandt

    Rembrandt Well-Known Member

    I agree with Bushmaster, a little common sense and you shouldn't have any problems. Been storing mine in cases in the safe for over 20 years, also use them for transportation to-and-from the range.


  7. gwnorth

    gwnorth Well-Known Member

    I use bore store silicon impregnated gun socks or some Bob Allen Intercept pistol rugs (lined with Lucent Tech's Intercept anti corrosion lining).
  8. laktrash

    laktrash Well-Known Member

    I can plainly see I need to work on my organization skills. 95%+ of mine are never fired. I like the rack idea and storing cases elsewhere to free up space.
  9. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Open air for me.

    I have seen far more rusty guns come out of rugs, cases and factory boxes then open-air guns combined.

  10. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    I store all of my blued and nickel handguns in the silicone impregnated gun
    socks; then most are placed in the original factory box/case; before they
    enter the RSC~! ;) :D

    *Footnote- all of these weapons are lightly lubricated with Eezox or Break
    Free CLP, before storage. :)
  11. OcelotZ3

    OcelotZ3 Well-Known Member

    I'd need a large # of large safes to store them in cases or rugs.

    Open-air only for me.
  12. Zebraranger

    Zebraranger Well-Known Member

    Open air storage in the safe for me.
  13. RoostRider

    RoostRider Well-Known Member

    Never thought I would say this but.... dude, nice rack
  14. Zebraranger

    Zebraranger Well-Known Member

    Hmmm, that does sound just a little weird.
  15. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    I try to use manufacture's cases if they're plastic with no foam. I never store them long term in anything foam, cloth, or leather.

    What I have considered though is taking the padded cases and throwing down a layer of wax paper on each side before storing the gun. That should add a barrier to any moisture contacting the gun's surface. Haven't actually done this aside from thinking about it though.
  16. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    Zebraranger - did you buy that or build it? Looks like a pretty nice setup :).
  17. MIgunguy

    MIgunguy Well-Known Member

    Rembrandt... wow. Just wow. What's the white material (looks like regular styrofoam)? Did you cut those spaces in the foam(?) yourself? Impressive.
  18. smoothdraw

    smoothdraw Well-Known Member

    i have 3 condition 1 ready 1911 in individual secured cases (gun-vault) located in diffrent parts of the house with same codes and only me and my wife knows it.
  19. laktrash

    laktrash Well-Known Member

    leadcounsel what kind of racks are you talking about at walmart ?
  20. GunsAreGood

    GunsAreGood Well-Known Member

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