The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > Hogan's Alley > Handguns: General Handgun Forum

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 29, 2009, 07:00 AM   #1
benp
Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 32
Pistol Storage on a Safe Door. Ideas?

I have a safe coming this week and I am looking for ideas of pistol storage on the safe door.

I like the door panel from liberty, but my only concern would be "potential" moisture problems with the pockets.

I like the Rack 'em systems but I am not sure about clearance when shutting the door. Just have to wait and see on that one.

So, any ideas with what works for you guys are appreciated, either store bought or home grown.

Thanks
benp is offline  
Old December 29, 2009, 09:05 AM   #2
Pyzon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 17, 2009
Posts: 270
Why would the holster pockets on the door be more prone to moisture than guns stored elsewhere ?

My safe is in the basement with high moisture conditions, but I have a dehumidifier nearby that dries up the whole area, plus I have a simple light fixture installed inside with a 13 watt compact flourescent bulb that is on 24/7 which keeps things dry very well.

I was shopping for one of the pistols on the inside of the door kits and stumbled onto something you may find helpful. You can buy 10 of the holsters with the hook half of the velcro for $60, and if you google "Velcro Loop Fabric" you will find the part you install on the door, it comes by the yard by 60" wide for about $22 a yard. If you check out a place called "Seattle Fabrics" they have a very small minimum order and their shipping charge is decent.
Pyzon is offline  
Old December 29, 2009, 09:48 AM   #3
Brian48
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 21, 2001
Location: Boston, People's Republic of MA
Posts: 1,360
My safe is in the basement as well and I have had no problems with rust thus far despite moderate dampness. Unfortunately, I have no way of installing an Goldenrod or heated lightsource without drilling into it somehow, so I get by using the following precautions.

1. I keep all my guns and mags wiped down with Breakfree/CLP, even the stainless. Figured it couldn't hurt.

2. I used a vapor shield with this Bullfrog product (VCP). It's very cheap and you can use it up to a year before needing to replace it.

3. I have four of these Remington mini Dehumidiers sitting on various shelves in the safe. They are convenient and are much more easy to recharge than standard desiccant packs.

Using all three might be overkill, but the cost is very low and like I said, I've never had issues with rust or corrosion.
Brian48 is offline  
Old December 29, 2009, 07:29 PM   #4
Expypate
Member
 
Join Date: March 24, 2009
Location: Pearl River, NY
Posts: 91
I got one of the Rack 'ems from Cheaper than dirt for $79.97. It clears the interior of my Amsec with some strategic planning.

Expypate is offline  
Old December 29, 2009, 08:18 PM   #5
Ozzieman
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 14, 2004
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 4,964
I have a friend that has the same rack system as Expypate, to me it looked very well made and he likes it.
My safe has to many long guns and I dont have room for a door rack.
I have a lot of shelvs so I picked up this shelf system from Midway USA they are made from steel rod that was coated in rubber and will not harm the gun.

Last edited by Ozzieman; October 3, 2012 at 04:14 PM.
Ozzieman is offline  
Old December 30, 2009, 01:31 AM   #6
Tony R
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 18, 2009
Location: Vancouver Wa
Posts: 13
I have the Velcro holsters that attach to the door.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg tmpphpcMxukI.jpg (126.5 KB, 374 views)
Tony R is offline  
Old December 30, 2009, 06:46 AM   #7
benp
Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 32
Thanks for the input guys.

The safe showed up yesterday and I now see that "strategic planning" is part of using a safe efficiently. With the door shut it seems tight or pretty close against the shelves.

I'll get this figured out.

I will look into those rechargeable dehumidifiers tho, I like that idea alot.

Now, before the "Pics or it didn't happen" replies.....here's the safe.





Very happy with this company. I had some "issues" with the delivery and a number is kinda sticking on the keypad. Customer service bent over backwards so I would be happy. Excellent after sales support.
benp is offline  
Old December 30, 2009, 07:36 AM   #8
fyimo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 6, 2009
Posts: 360
I bought some of the pistol hangers that hand on the bottom of the shelves and they work great from here:
http://www.storemoreguns.com/
fyimo is offline  
Old December 31, 2009, 11:08 PM   #9
Pyzon
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 17, 2009
Posts: 270
Quote:
I have no way of installing an Goldenrod or heated lightsource without drilling into it somehow
I know you guys know your safes better than I do and are able to check this out better than I can, but are you sure there is not even a sorta "hidden" place that a lamp cord could fit through someplace on these safes ? It just takes a small hole, because you assemble the plug onto the cord after it is through the wall of the safe that powers the golden rod or light fixture.
Pyzon is offline  
Old December 31, 2009, 11:50 PM   #10
9Para
Member
 
Join Date: December 31, 2009
Posts: 25
You can buy a dessicant called damprid. Do not let it come into contact with any of your pieces, put it in a dixie cup down in the corner of the gun safe. Paper towel over the top, or a coffee filter.
9Para is offline  
Old January 2, 2010, 10:45 AM   #11
Russ5924
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 18, 2005
Posts: 1,874
You better wait until you have the safe. My Browning has no space between the door and the shelves I can hang no more then three. And they are higher up and between the shelves
__________________
Russ5924
Russ5924 is offline  
Old January 2, 2010, 11:13 AM   #12
benp
Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 32
Quote:
You better wait until you have the safe. My Browning has no space between the door and the shelves I can hang no more then three. And they are higher up and between the shelves
That's exactly what I found out....lol. Door butts up tight to the shelves.

I am going to look into the store more guns pistol hanger option, then maybe something for misc storage on the door that has no contact with the shelves.
benp is offline  
Old January 2, 2010, 01:46 PM   #13
Ricklin
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 22, 2008
Location: North Orygun Coast
Posts: 614
Dessicant packs Free!!

Dessicant packs are free. They come packed in the box with most electronics. The bigger the electronics, the bigger the pack. They look like little pillows and are most always marked Do Not Eat (like you would) I just toss em on the floor of my safe. Stays like the Sahara in there, no rust problems. My safe is in a damp basement, I live in a rain forest. I pull the packs out every few months and bake them in the oven on low for a few hours, that drives out the moisture and regenerates the dessicant.
__________________
ricklin
Freedom is not free
Ricklin is offline  
Old January 2, 2010, 03:16 PM   #14
James K
Staff
 
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 19,433
If my safe had not had a hole for a wire for the Goldenrod, I would have drilled one. (You only need a hole big enough for the wire; you take off the plug and push the wire through, then reinstall the plug.)

As for door storage, the door on mine was covered with a heavy flocked panel, but when I removed the panel and turned it around, I found it had the usual holes for hooks. So I put it back on reversed and it holds several guns.

(If you are concerned about hanging guns from metal hooks, buy some surgical tubing and cut short pieces to put over the hooks.)

Jim
__________________
Jim K
James K is offline  
Old January 2, 2010, 03:54 PM   #15
Pahoo
Senior Member
 
Join Date: February 16, 2006
Location: IOWA
Posts: 5,576
Posted with Apologies

I have a post arrangement that actually came with the safe. I have duplicated additional posts onto the door liner and they are very secure. For now, will have to describe what I have. Invision a plastic spool with a plastic oval head. I cut the spool pieces out of the wife's round plastic hangers. I make them about 1-1/2" long but you can make them any length you want. Drill the spool to accept a #8 self tapping S/M screw. Home Depot sells a two piece plastic bushing/snap cap. My fabric lined inside panel is sheet metal. Thread the screw through the bushing on the cap and spool, then screw it into the panel. Close the cap to cover the screw head and that's it. Right about now you are saying forget it and can't blame you but that's my input. ....



Be Safe !!!

Last edited by Pahoo; January 2, 2010 at 04:25 PM.
Pahoo is offline  
Old January 2, 2010, 05:25 PM   #16
benp
Member
 
Join Date: December 17, 2009
Location: MN
Posts: 32
Well, my Eva Dry showed up a little while ago and I just ordered some of the Store More Guns pistol hangers.

We'll see how it pans out.
benp is offline  
Old January 11, 2010, 12:17 AM   #17
GA Limited GM
Member
 
Join Date: March 27, 2008
Location: Gods Country
Posts: 73
Depending on the inside interior...Mine was plain steel. I drilled 4, maybe 6, holes and, using a simple nut as a spacer, attached a sized piece of simple peg board. Theres enough selection of peg hooks to hang anything. Maybe $15 total.
GA Limited GM is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.10407 seconds with 10 queries