Discussion in 'Shooting Gear and Storage' started by blackd24, Feb 26, 2021.
Looking for good ideas/inspiration to organize my stuff.
I would like to hear of other's solutions also.
I forgot under the bed.
These have water tight locking tops.
I usually store bullets for reloading in the cabinet in the corner of my shop, in the boxes they came in:
(seen here just behind the SxS)
Obviously hulls are stored in totes, with lids.
Magazines I store either in 2 quart canteen containers, (AR) or a British map case (AK), and the AK drum and 40's in an ammo can.
Tools are stored either on the back of the table, or in the yellow bins visible in the top of the above pic. (Drills, large screwdrivers, etc.)
Most of us recycle containers from stuff that we use. We drink coffee which explains the plastic coffee cans that I use. A few members here use square plastic cans like nuts or trail mix come in. Square containers make more efficient use of shelf space. Walmart has lots of plastic tubs from shoebox size on up that work well. Walmart also has a fishing tackle isle with lots of smaller plastic boxes.
One thing that I don't have is a good way to store my magazines. Handgun mags are stored on a shelf in my safe. Spare rifle mags are stored in a metal cabinet in my storeroom.
Not sure how many tool boxes I have, but find the drawer system of storage convenient for organizing things. Keep an semi accurate inventory count of ammo, powder, etc.
Got a few boxs of these at work. Different sizes. Using them to slowly condense cleaning supplies and other miscellaneous items.
Brass is a bit of a mix, I do packaging engineering for work so I end up taking leftover samples of what I'm working on. That used to be smaller soup and salad packaging, and then I used leftover paint cans when I needed more volume. But after working on ice cream I started using the larger gallon pails to store my brass. That project ended, but I have 4 kids so I go through a lot of party pails anyway so there's a solid stream of empties, and they seem to be the perfect size.
I feel pretty organized with a bit of OCD, but I like your setup. Very nice.
The ones in your top pic are similar to the ones I mentioned in my post above; they stack great; I can get ~5000 38 brass in one. I also use those nice rectangular boxes that the dishwasher pods comes in. Uniform in size and stackable, I keep my pistol bullets in each with a label on the end (although they are transclucent so you can see what is inside
I keep info on each gun in its own file. Purchase price. Paperwork. Targets with load data.
FYI, ammo boxes fit perfectly in a standard filing cabinet, and it is lockable.
I keep brass in empty folgers tubs.
This one is cool too and going to be buying the ACC9 as soon as I can get more SPP's to reload 1000. Momma needs more ammo.
Each caliber has Clean and Dirty bins. Process as needed.
I also use the black/yellow bins you get at Home Depot for gear like holsters, slings, optics boxes, etc.
This is an older pic but you get the gist.
If you see some boxes are zip tied, they are inventoried and kept sealed so I know what’s in there. Unsealed boxes are generally the stuff I plan to shoot in the next year or so.
All ammo boxes have some desiccant packs in them.
Also, if you use a lot of the ammo cans, the MTM trays that hold and stack them are excellent. I suspect you could easily store them 4 trays high, but I’m up to 3 trays high at this time. They cost $28 at Amazon but worth every penny to me.
I use a little label maker from Brother. You can choose between colors for back ground and letter. They have stayed stuck on ok so far and are easy to peal off. I think my tape is 3/8th wide with 1/4 in letters.
Any office supply store has sheets of labels (some permanent, some not) you can run through your printer. Word has most of the templates built in. Just match the numbers and viola!
Separate names with a comma.