Rust protection, long term storage

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As to all the exotic (and not-so-exotic) oils and stuff, I'd say use whatever seems good. I happen to be partial to Outers and Hoppe's, but that's just mainly for the smell. The important thing is cleaning. At least field-strip the gun after firing and before putting it away.

If you don't know how, there are good Youtube videos for each type of gun. I happen to like cleaning guns (my guns, not other peoples') so it's an enjoyable evening activity for me after shooting.

But the point is to get them clean. As for detail stripping-- I do not believe it is necessary if the gun has only had average use. I do it, but only because I enjoy it.

As you reassemble the gun, oil each part, using a goodly amount if you don't think you'll be shooting anytime soon. Then you can wipe down and oil the outside. Modern gun oils don't attack wood, but I still would avoid getting much oil on wood.
Thanks to all that have replied. My biggest concerns are the internals. Example: sear for 1911, do I have to detail strip every year to check on it, or trust that it's ok. Will the silicone socks help the internals stay rust free also?
I believe in the logic of keeping your handgun open to ambient air with low humidity. Any encasing will potentially trap water. Unfortunately, systematic and commercially unbiased experiments are lacking. Until the science steps in, I wouldn't buy the manufacturers' claims that encasing is good for my gun. (Except the old fashioned watertight grease pack).
Back to the anti-rust recipes, an informal experimental study was published several years ago by Gun Tests. (All free lance writing, no commercials, at least not in print). The longest lasting protection was provided by the S&W Oil Lubricant (or close, can't remember the exact name). It used to be everywhere in blue/orange bullet-shaped spray cans, but has been discontinued by the 3d party manufacturer. I use it still.
LPS 3 is spec'd in at Boeing, Lockheed, McDonnel-Douglas and numerous other aviation firms. Fantastic for long term indoor storage, up to 3 years. It leaves a soft, waxy film.

LPS 2 for storage up to a year. It leaves an oily film.

LPS 1 for short term protection. Leaves a dry, greaseless film. Run a patch using Hoppe's #9, run another one with LPS 1 and you'll get your gun even cleaner. Displaces any moisture, also.
For your consideration as long-term storage components:

Gunwrap paper and impermable multilayer sealable bags, available thru Brownells. You can use reasonable prep and then seal it up while leaving the firearm in an operable condition versus slimed with protectant.
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