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Posted: 2/23/2006 5:19:35 PM EDT
How do you guys store your ammo? Closet, foot locker, safe? I have ammo cans all over the bedroom floor and my wife is tired of tripping on ammo cans. What's a good method for securing all these cans?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 5:29:59 PM EDT
put em in a closet...




just make sure that it's YOUR closet you store them in...
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:14:04 PM EDT
what kind of safe is that/? I'm in the process of looking for another safe and have seen a few in my price range. My current safe is in "our" closet which means it's full of her shoes and clothes and I can barely reach the safe.

Originally Posted By davis9588:
put em in a closet...

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d189/davis9588/closetstorage006.jpg


just make sure that it's YOUR closet you store them in...

Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:31:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By davis9588:
put em in a closet...

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d189/davis9588/closetstorage006.jpg


just make sure that it's YOUR closet you store them in...



Holy shit it almost looks like my closet , except I have 12 cans, I think we even have the same safe !!!

who made that safe ?
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:36:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By buzter:
what kind of safe is that/? I'm in the process of looking for another safe and have seen a few in my price range. My current safe is in "our" closet which means it's full of her shoes and clothes and I can barely reach the safe.

Originally Posted By davis9588:
put em in a closet...

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d189/davis9588/closetstorage006.jpg


just make sure that it's YOUR closet you store them in...




If he has the same one that I have , I got it at walmart they don't sell them all the time it's a seasonal item ... The best $300. 00 I spent !!!
Link Posted: 2/23/2006 6:39:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By davis9588:
put em in a closet...

i35.photobucket.com/albums/d189/davis9588/closetstorage006.jpg


just make sure that it's YOUR closet you store them in...



Thats a simple and reliable setup you got there!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 5:22:10 AM EDT
It's the Sentry Safe from Wally-World. Paid $267.00 out the door. Works great, only holds 7 long guns without cramming though. Have my pistols hanging on the door. Got the pegs at local safe/locksmith company, they screw right into the sheetmetal behind the carpet.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 8:55:57 AM EDT
The local Lowes might have the safe as well. It'll only be in stock at the larger stores though!
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 10:42:01 AM EDT
Stacked ammo cans are the best + a dessicant pack. The truth be told you can stack case after case in a home (inside) closet in the original packaging. As long as your stash is kept from heat and humidity it will last far longer than you do.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:13:14 PM EDT
You know, if you can get your wife to move out, you could store cans in her side of the closet.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 12:25:34 PM EDT
Mine did, after Katrina... So, I have a LOT of room to expand the stash.
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 1:12:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By davis9588:
It's the Sentry Safe from Wally-World. Paid $267.00 out the door. Works great, only holds 7 long guns without cramming though. Have my pistols hanging on the door. Got the pegs at local safe/locksmith company, they screw right into the sheetmetal behind the carpet.



Hey man can you please take a picture of the inside of your door .

Thanks...
Link Posted: 2/24/2006 3:05:26 PM EDT
would if I still had the Digi-cam. It is on it's way to Disney as we speak...
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 12:53:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By davis9588:
would if I still had the Digi-cam. It is on it's way to Disney as we speak...



Thanks anyway !!!
Link Posted: 2/25/2006 6:40:45 PM EDT
I was going to get a wally world safe but, decided a new 1911 was more important.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 11:49:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/18/2006 3:15:56 PM EDT by john575]
Need more! after looking at stashes around here!!

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 8:56:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 9:01:38 PM EDT
I hate to say this, but you guys need some more ammo
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:19:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By dpmmn:
I hate to say this, but you guys need some more ammo



+1 to that.

I know for SURE that I do. I have nearly doubled my ammo cache in the past 12 months and hope to double it again in the next 12 months.

Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:12:57 AM EDT
How much does that safe weigh? can it be put on the second floor of a house, or should it stay on the first floor /slab? Im looking for a safe, but im a bit concerned about the weight issue.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 6:28:16 AM EDT
You guys have some great avatars!
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 1:35:28 PM EDT
Don't any of you guys have a basement?

I keep all my ammo in ammo cans or if it's in a sardine can I just leave it in that. They all sit on heavy duty shelves in the basment. I actually have rooms under the concrete floored garage, and all the walls are cinder block. The temp is very consistent; I'd say around 55-60 deggrees year round. And I keep a duhumidifer going in the basement year round also.

I think I have 3 SAW cans; 4-5 .50 cal cans; 2 .30 cal cans; and 1 of those enormous 20mm or 30mm cans that have dual latched covers- no hinges. I don't have much ammo, but I'm working on it.
Link Posted: 3/10/2006 5:09:15 PM EDT
NO, I wish I did. I need to find some kind of ammo cabinet. I thought about like a metal locker or something. I've probably got about 10 cans of ammo. I would like something to lock them in and out of sight.

Originally Posted By --bullseye--:
Don't any of you guys have a basement?

I keep all my ammo in ammo cans or if it's in a sardine can I just leave it in that. They all sit on heavy duty shelves in the basment. I actually have rooms under the concrete floored garage, and all the walls are cinder block. The temp is very consistent; I'd say around 55-60 deggrees year round. And I keep a duhumidifer going in the basement year round also.

I think I have 3 SAW cans; 4-5 .50 cal cans; 2 .30 cal cans; and 1 of those enormous 20mm or 30mm cans that have dual latched covers- no hinges. I don't have much ammo, but I'm working on it.

Link Posted: 3/18/2006 3:05:44 PM EDT
I used to have a sentry safe similar to what those look like.

Mine cost right around 300 bucks with tax and shipping weight, with skid and stuff attached, was around 200lbs I think.

It is light enough to go on the 2nd floor and I moved it around myself, up and down a few steps and what not.

As for storage of ammo, I buy ammo by the case whenever possable. Generally it comes in a nice heavy duty cardboard box, thinking wolf ammo on that one, or I am buying surplus and it comes in nice metal ammo cans these days since I am buying the 308 at aim with 980 rounds per ammo can. I actually repack those back to their 1260 capacity so I get empty ammo cans for keeping loaded mags or other stuff in.

Right now I have some in a garage and some in my apartment. Neither will see huge temperature fluctuations but the stuff in the garage will be getting moved this fall I reckon.

Overall ammo handles serious temps pretty well if you research what military ammo might have seen temp. wise. Then again that might be part of why it got surplussed.
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