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Do you arrange your safe any particular way?

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by AndABeer, Jan 5, 2003.

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  1. AndABeer

    AndABeer Member

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    I try to keep the handguns sorted by brand but think it may make more sense to do it by caliber. For those of you with larger collections, do you arrange them in a particular way and if so, how?
     
  2. M1911

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    Yea, so I can shut the door. With any luck, when I open it next, the long guns stuffed in tight won't come tumbling out on top of me :p
     
  3. Mal H

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    I guess I follow M1911's method myself. I have the guns (handguns, rifles, sg's) arranged so that they will all fit.

    I think this must be a corollary to Parkinson's Law: "Your collection of firearms will expand so as to fill the space available for them."
     
  4. triggertime

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    Guns that I never use are way in the back, and guns that I favor are right in the front for immediate access. Same thing with ammunition.
     
  5. rblack

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    Usually by caliber, here is a pic. You can't see the long guns because they are on the left side.
     
  6. Kingcreek

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    lower-rifles on the left, shotguns on the right
    upper-handgun shelf
    iron sighted autos on the left, revolvers in the middle, scopes/optic autos on the right next to the tupperware container full of knives (mostly customs)
     
  7. Kahr carrier

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    Rblack those are nice handgun racks in your safe ,did you buy them or did you make them ,they look pretty slick.:)
     
  8. rblack

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    Kahr carrier,

    Those are actually large file folders I got at WalMart for like $ 6.00 a piece.
     
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    Yep. Guns on the inside. :) Actually, absolutely no organization. Whatever it takes to get the door closed.
     
  10. Kahr carrier

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    That pretty good thinking Rblack large file folders are they steel or plastic??:)
     
  11. Long Hunter

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    What M1911 said.

    I need another safe!

    But every time I get some money saved I buy more guns!

    Long Hunter
     
  12. sm

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    I stay pretty true to the MIOS *

    Handguns on top,longuns on bottom. Those I use for quick and grab handy, everthing being in Sack-Ups...gee I wonder what's in this one...can ususally guess by size and weight tho'. I thought the door was supposed to 'boing' open. :D


    * Mike Irwin Organizational System.

    47D found in pantry type of guy myself.
     
  13. 4v50 Gary

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    Of course!

    Hmmmm..... Where can I put this one so I can fit another in here?
     
  14. rblack

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    Kahr carrier,

    They're plastic, but stiff enough to hold the guns upright.
     
  15. madkiwi

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    Hmmm,

    Handguns and gold on the top shelf.

    Rifles as they should be (upright on the left)

    Ammo on the small shelves on the right.

    240 lbs of silver bars on the floor (they would destroy the shelves)

    The safe isn't going anywhere!

    madkiwi
     
  16. Monkeyleg

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    I've got my few guns arranged so that I can justify having a safe: spread out with room to repopulate, if that were possible.
     
  17. JeepDriver

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    I have that same problem. Isn't it funny how a nice safe is the same price as a nice gun.

    OH well maybe this year I'll get a new safe. Truth is I have to I can't get any more guns in mine.

    As for aranging the safe I only do one thing to arange mine. When I open the door I can grab the AK quickly.
     
  18. Ninj500

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    My wife says I must be obsessive compulsive for how I arrange my safe. First, the semi autos are arranged alphabetically by brand name on the top shelf and all point the same way. Then revolvers again by brand name and all pointed in the same direction. The long guns are on the right by brand name front to back with all the slings hanging to the right. All mags and loading devices like stripper clips are on the third shelf alphabetically based on the gun they belong to and ammo is on the bottom shelf with the largest caliber in the back.

    Of course I do the same thing with my CD's, DVD's and books. They're all set first by subject then alphabetically by author within the subject.
     
  19. Jspy

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    Ditto what M1911 said. Mine wouldn't be so bad but I tend to keep them in their original boxes which takes up a lot more room. If I had all of those empty boxes laying around, someone (wife) might get pissed at having so many.:fire:
     
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    Well, dad bought my gun safe as a much needed present and said, "Here's one with enough room to grow into." :D

    With Oleg, we quickly grew out of it.

    I arrange the contents any way to make them fit, trying to put the most often used ones near the front. Sometimes we have to remove the bolts so they can fit more compactly.
     
  21. JerryN

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    Depends on the season. In duck season the waterfowling pieces are up front. Out of season the duck guns tend to migrate toward the back left corner and the skeet/target hardware comes up front.

    Of course, the guns which have not yet ... ummmm... had the proper introduction to the Chairperson tend to reside in the dark recesses of the rear-right corner :uhoh:
     
  22. Fed168

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    Cram it all in and hope nothing falls out when I open it.
     
  23. BerettaNut92

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    Banjo in the back, long guns in front, ammo on the floor on other side, camera stuff, and handguns on the upper decks, and magazine collection on top.
     
  24. PlayTheAces

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    Same as my desk. A place for everything, and everything all over the place.
     
  25. cowboy

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    This is one

    This is one of the Safes
     

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