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Old May 16, 2010, 07:16 PM   #1
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Making a handgun rack.

Hey all I need to build a rack for my gun safe in order to hold my pistols. they currently all can't fit. I have several designs in mind I have to see which one will work the best for me.

I have few questions.

What would be the best material to pad the area where the firearms would rest upon? I was thinking felt but I don't it seems like that would hold moisture and ruin the bluing. also the felt I have has some adhesive on the back much like a sticker Is that something I should shy away from?

I currently have some composite lumber I thought would ideal for inside a safe since its won't degrade or need chemicals on it. Or am I mistaken?

Lastly I was thinking about covering the edging of my safe where the door is since its basically just metal, because I have rarely bumped my guns against it making some nice marks on them... Only twice but both times I was quite irritated with myself. I considered some weather stripping of some sort.

Any suggestions are welcome. I need a project I'm getting quite bored on my days of this seems to fit the bill nicely.
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Old May 16, 2010, 07:26 PM   #2
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I have used scrap pieces of a commercial type carpet and it works nicely. It holds up better than felt. But I work in construction and don't have to pay for it either. It might be hard to source that small amount of carpet.


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Old May 28, 2010, 02:41 PM   #3
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Here is one I made a year or two ago. I just used some scrap wood, a scroll saw, and some felt with the sticky reverse side. The small seperators are square dowels glued to the bottom piece. It works like it's supposed to and have no issues with rust...



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Old June 1, 2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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Rack

Wally world has rubber coated wire pot-lid racks that hold 8 handguns for $4.
Look in kitchen supplies. Perfect for a safe.
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Old June 2, 2010, 03:19 PM   #5
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I'll second the walmart racks. I have three of them in one safe and they are cheap, strong, and keep the handguns from touching each other.
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