Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by Axis II, Nov 26, 2021.
Also, is it worth buying a dehumidifier rod or other things such as this?
I think it makes for a more efficient use of my limited safe real estate.
Yes, unless you live in a very dry location.
Haha, thats the same shelving unit I use!
Pretty sure Ive exceeded the maximum weight limit by a fair measure, too......
I probably would keep ammo in the safe, but theres no room- the ammo has its own locked closet nearby. The only ammo in the safe is in my ready rifle magazines, the gun and mags for which are clearly marked. "LOADED."
As for Desiccant of some kind for the safe, YES. I use Evadry rechargeable units. keep a couple in each safe. When they show need just plug them in until they are ready again. Use something.
Yes to a Golden Rod Dehumidifier (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00D1WYXR0?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details), yes to Eva-Dry Dehumidifier (https://smile.amazon.com/Improved-Eva-dry-333-Renewable-Dehumidifier), and yes to a small room dehumidifier (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B08R55SD6Y?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details).....all are so cheap to buy.
Otherwise, I'd want clear visibility with minimum shuffle to find what I want.
I have direct evidence of this:
The fire was in a 40x72 insulated metal building. It was in excess of 2000° F. I had 10k primers, 35lbs of smokeless, 1 lb of holy black, and an oxyacetylene torch in there. Also loaded ammo and components. One of the oxyacetylene tanks exploded, the primers went off like a roll of firecrackers, but I never heard the BP go off. Nor the smokeless. Lead will melt out of the projectiles, which can pop out easily like primers.
Standing in the middle of the mess
Hollow Jacket of a SJSP 38
Can of spent and loaded cartridges. Notice the lack of holes in the ammo can.
Ammo is hugely fire-safe as is (there's a sticky here showing testing of ammo in fire).
And most of mine is tucked into metal ammo cans.
WOW! What a damn mess alright. I will never forget as a young kid buddy and I tossed some ammo we snitched from home in a fire and ran like hell. Of course all we got was a "pop". So then we were pulling the slugs and playing with powder from rounds. One day he got some rounds his Dad had rolled that were done with BP. We did not know the difference until we made a little pile of it and reached down with a match. Instead of fizzle it went WOOSSHHH and both of us had burns on our face. Scared us into being more careful
I don't see a problem with a minimum amount of ammo in the safe. I only keep a few partial boxes in mine. Usually the ammo for my concealed carry pistol and my bedside gun. I also have a few parts in mine. Things like my extra Jewell triggers, shotgun chock tubes, ect. Eventually you will have that 30 gun safe full and will need the space.
And yes, I have a Golden Rod in my safe.
We're trying to find another house with a detached shop or garage. I would move everything firearms related into the out building. Those prospects are becoming increasingly dim however with the real estate market being upside down.
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