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Gun safe inserts?

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by cat_IT_guy, Mar 16, 2013.

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  1. cat_IT_guy

    cat_IT_guy Member

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    Not sure exactly where to post this. I suspect there's a product out there to do exactly what I want, but I've yet to find it (maybe the Google gods simply arent smiling down on me right now). I have an el cheapo 8 (long) gun safe. Problem is that the foam inserts that support the guns (so they dont just rest against the metal side of the safe) are only supporting about half the guns. Some of the guns are too short, and others have scopes which require leaning them at really odd angles to engage the existing foam.

    So my question is... anybody know where I can find more foam for this? Im thinking I'd just like to add another layer of the foam at a lower height inside the safe.

    Alternatively, I guess I could just go buy some cheap foam (hobby store or cut up one of those egg-crate mattress pads) and cut to size.
     
  2. mac tm

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    What about cutting out notches in a piece of 2x4 or other lumber and screw through the side to fasten? You could cut deeper for guns with no scope and more shallow to allow scope clearance. Works for my cabinet.
     
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    Just be careful of the type of wood. Treated lumber can reek havoc with metal. So can any kind of damp wood. Make certain it is thoroughly dried before resting a firearm's metal surface against it. Or, do as i did. I actually covered the surface of the wood with epoxy, let it dry, then put on another coat. Before the second coat dried, i laid felt across it, so there would be something contacting the metal that would not attack it. After all of it was good and cured, and installed, i sprayed a light coating of rem-oil onto the felt. It has been in there since september, with no issues so far. I used the foam to make a spot on the wall near my cleaning table to temporarily hold guns.
     
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    I'm assuming it's a stack on. You can call their customer service for either more foam inserts or also plastic gun support inserts. They will ship either directly to you and they are very inexpensive.

    Even if it's not stack on they will sell them to you and they would work.
     
  5. CB900F

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    Go to Sears & search the tools dept. There should be dense foam insert panels in there. If I remember correctly they have contact cement on the back side. They're meant to be put in a drawer & have the tool pocket carved out of them, but I see no reason why something like that wouldn't work for your applicaton.

    900F
     
  6. AlexanderA

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    I had bad experience with felt padding on wooden supports in my safe. If you don't remove, inspect, and oil/grease the guns regularly, eventually the felt will retain enough moisture to rust the guns at the point of contact. I ended up ripping out all the felt. Direct contact with the wood is better (provided the wood is dry to begin with).
     
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    Those inserts suck big time and do not last. Just put a gun sock on each gun and pile them in. If you are dead set of foam, to to walmart and get a foam mattress pad and cut it to the size you need. Or just line your whole safe with it.....chris3
     
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    For one of my safes, I had a few guns that were too short, so....I built a false floor with the top hinged and carpeted the whole exterior. I can "hide" things in the bottom compartment and unless you knew it opened, you wouldn't think to look there - plus nearly all the long guns have to be removed before the lid can be raised.
     
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