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Handgun long term storage

Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by NC9mm, Jun 20, 2019.

  1. NC9mm

    NC9mm Member

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    i am storing 6 handguns three of which are stainless, for 7 to 9 months while being out of the country.
    A friend suggested using our food vacuum sealer which the guns wrapped in a micro fiber rag that has some gun oil on them.
    Does this sound reasonable? I have the vacuum sealer but I am trying to think of what the down side would be. Thanks for the input. Frank
     
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  2. John Joseph

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    A cleaning and wipe down with an oily rag, each tucked away in a GI wool boot sock is how I'd do it.
    Do you have a humidity problem or something?
     
  3. NC9mm

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    Nope, inside a house with humidity controlled. I lived aboard a sailboat for years so I am concerned about moisture of course but the house is controlled.
     
  4. GunnyUSMC

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    Just clean them and put them in the safe. Long term storage = years not months. I have guns in my safe that go two are three years without being touched and are fine..
     
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  5. hso

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    Nope

    Anti-corrosion bag from Zerust
     
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  7. NC9mm

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    Thanks guys for the info.
     
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