GUN Quick storage questions

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  1. YoungMontana

    YoungMontana New Member

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    Is it safe to store arms/ammo in a traditional safe?Just curious if there are any humidity type issuesAre "gun safe" specs the same as traditonal?Thanks
     
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    it highly depends on the climate and conditions of said stored safe. Yes, humidity is a very real and bad things for stored weapons and ammo in certain conditions and climates.
     
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    I see- so are gun safes specialized for this? Or are there other precautions to take?
     
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    i usually go through ammo too fast to store it. but say i picked up a ton of rounds, what would i do?
     
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    GI ammo cans, stored in a dry cool place.
     
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    again, depends on where you are located, and the conditions of your safe. If you are in an especially humid enviornment, or store your safe in say a garage. I'd use one of these.

    http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0005569210423a.shtml

    I also have something I use in both my boat and gun safes that traps moistures. It's been so long, and I forget what it's called by it's made out of plastic, and uses these little white balls. You can get it at Walmart in the boating section. the only thing is, you want to check it often and remove the trapped moisture.

    Guns have, and will rust under certain conditions even in "gun" safes.
     
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    you know, that never crossed my mind. i was thinking safe and all the like but that makes some sense! you avaliable for a pm?
     
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    sure! Pm away! It may or may not be full, but try. I try to keep it clear.

    you can secure your ammo cans fairly easily too if that is of concern.
     
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    I see- I'll look into that rod- thanks....I'm in the northeast humidity is not a huge issue, also the safe is inside the house in a bedroom-i might be overthinking the issue!
     
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    Here's something that could work for you if you are concerned about rusting. Find a raw metal nail, scratch it up real good and place it in your safe.

    If there is any chance of rusting, that nail should rust before any of your finished pistols do. Check the nail periodically, if it begins to rust, look into the goldenrod, if not, don't worry about it.
     
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    Great idea will do! Thanks alot again for your help- I have a couple of those arm + hammer moisture packs in there and haven't had any issues.....I'll replace those and add the nail!
     
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    The Golden Rod is the way to go. I'm in south Texas with crazy humidity and salt water as close as 15 miles from my house. I haven't had any issues.
     

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