Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hso, Nov 4, 2018.
A cast off shoe hanger can make a cheap safe accessory for lightweight items.
Works for me...
My liberty safe came with their "official tactical" version of that with pistol holders, a "cool pack" for papers and other pockets for things; wish I would have thought of your idea when I had an older safe not as equipped.
I use one on my office door for holsters.
My wife tried to throw away a "lid rack" from one of the cabinets. The explanation of the "what's that for" was that you put lids for pots and pans in it because they don't stack well...it holds about 10 pistols and sits nicely on the shelf. I need to buy another one now, I need more shelf space, and the collection is about to grow by 4.
How wide are they? I just bought a few 6 gun racks but there is a little wasted space on the ends
Exactly what I have... I ordered another one. Almost ordered 2 more, one could sit on the center divider between the bottom halves of my safe.
Both very ingenious (and repurposed), solutions to making the most of your storage space in your safe!
I'm also a fan of using the door as storage. In my case I used magnet hooks to hang a hand-sewn strip of pouches for 10 magazines. Took a long time to sew those and reinforce with eyelets but it is very strong!
I can unhook it, roll it up and take it to the shooting bench.
You aren't worried about he plastic trapping moisture?
Or the gun oil degrading the plastic and dropping everything on the floor?
If these are non-issues, could be a good solution in some situations.
Looks like a good idea but I'd worry about trapped moisture causing rust and what the plastic is made from. I've seen bubble wrap and other plastics attack wood finished and leave hard to remove marks on blueing. I'd want something inert that can breath.
Odd Job - those magazines - what capacity? Ruger brand or aftermarket? I like that idea as I have (4 each) 30 & 50 round mags.
been living near the saltwater beach in the Pacific Northwest for 12 years using this method, no rust, no rot, plastic does not decay.
Acorn makes a door system which is nice.
I have also found some bamboo plate holders that work great for pistols in the safe, really inexpensive but work well.
They are standard BX25 mags.
I put my Lee molds in a shoe hanger .
I use an old Tennis Bag as a range bag. Works great, for the few times I ever go to a public range, anymore.
Light weight implies no guns so no gun oil, but you'd notice degradation of the plastic if it were occuring. As to moisture, we'll it isn't like the hanger is sealed against the door and I use electric and bagged desiccant so moisture would be removed.
All that said, there are cotton shoe holders as well as the plastic I used and that would preclude those problems.
I don't have room in my safe for anything that is not an actual gun, so book shelves and storage bins hold all my accessories, but one of the worst (in terms of value lost) I've seen was my first wife's grandfather had a wonderful S&W 1955 .45ACP half mood clip target pistol. He kept if wrapped in piece of cloth towel in a drawer in the bedroom for God only knows for how many years unattended. When he took it out to give it to me as a gift, he was shocked to see all the rust and pits in the surface where it had sat on the cloth. It shoots great and is a treasured possession but it was sad to see the damage from improper storage and years with lack of attention.
Comes home and finds all of wife's most valuable shoes are now stowed his gun safe...
I'm just kidding, but not a bad idea, adds alot of storage space. Can't do it with my safe fortunately, too shallow and the buttstocks would probably make contact with the Pouch contents. However I may be able to come up with something like that for the cheap sentry safe I have aswell.
There's at least 1 gun in the picture you posted
You mean the polymer AR lower in the middle right pouch?
Pistol grip threw me off. My bad.
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