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Joe
10-31-2010, 12:41 PM
I want to find a better way to store handguns in my safe. I cant hang any more on the door and I have about 4 handguns that I leave in their boxes in the safe. The boxes take up way too much room. How do you guys store handguns in your safe? Do they make a container or rack or something that works good?

Joe
10-31-2010, 12:49 PM
I just searched around and found a lot of racks available. Which one are you guys currently using and how do you like it?

JaMail
10-31-2010, 1:04 PM
yea, im actually thinking a cheap stack on just for box's, paperwork..

BayAreaShooter
10-31-2010, 1:48 PM
I like these. I used to own one but it would not fit in my safe so I had to get rid of it.

http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct/?productnumber=953075

they make them with more spaces as well.

chickenfried
10-31-2010, 1:49 PM
I use these. I'm satisfied with them. http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=1604/Product/HANDGUN_RACK
Same one Bayareashooter posted but his link is cheaper.

Carsgunsandchics
10-31-2010, 1:59 PM
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=38889/Product/RIFLE_PISTOL_STORAGE_SYSTEM

I am quite happy with this system. Fits even down 22, holds up my beretta, and baby eagle just fine. I think I paid 9.99 for two at a local shop.

Black_Talon
10-31-2010, 5:38 PM
I use Bore-Stores. They have anti-rust properties and the let you stack guns for the best use of space.

wrdavis
10-31-2010, 6:10 PM
The gun safe I bought came with a small felt covered wonder board shelf. But I found I just didn't like it.

Darn shelf had its sides cutout to allow for really LONG long guns. None of my long guns needed the cutouts. But seemed nearly anything I put on the shelf would find its way over to the edge and fall through. Then w/o some kind of pistol rack I could only lay a couple pistols on the shelf before things got over crowded. So decided to make my own little shelf from oak, include a pistol rack and have a small drawer to store stuff to boot.

The pistols go over 5/16" dowels set at a 30 degree angle. For the .32 & .25 calibers, I chucked the dowel into my drill and used a wood rasp to bring them down to size. I used a pencil sharpener to shape the dowel ends so they would center easily into the gun's barrel.

The drawer looks offset to one side. Needs to be that way to clear the safe door mechanism. The drawer just clears the left side and same on the right side where the safe door is.

Took most pictures with the shelf outside the safe for better lighting and camera angles.

http://billkathydavis.com/photos/shelf_old.jpg

http://billkathydavis.com/photos/shelf_new_w_guns.jpg

http://billkathydavis.com/photos/shelf_drawer.jpg

http://billkathydavis.com/photos/shelf_w_drawer.jpg

http://billkathydavis.com/photos/shelf_in_safe.jpg

bsg
10-31-2010, 7:31 PM
The gun safe I bought came with a small felt covered wonder board shelf. But I found I just didn't like it.

Darn shelf had its sides cutout to allow for really LONG long guns. None of my long guns needed the cutouts. But seemed nearly anything I put on the shelf would find its way over to the edge and fall through. Then w/o some kind of pistol rack I could only lay a couple pistols on the shelf before things got over crowded. So decided to make my own little shelf from oak, include a pistol rack and have a small drawer to store stuff to boot.

The pistols go over 5/16" dowels set at a 30 degree angle. For the .32 & .25 calibers, I chucked the dowel into my drill and used a wood rasp to bring them down to size. I used a pencil sharpener to shape the dowel ends so they would center easily into the gun's barrel.

The drawer looks offset to one side. Needs to be that way to clear the safe door mechanism. The drawer just clears the left side and same on the right side where the safe door is.

Took most pictures with the shelf outside the safe for better lighting and camera angles.

http://billkathydavis.com/photos/shelf_old.jpg

http://billkathydavis.com/photos/shelf_new_w_guns.jpg

http://billkathydavis.com/photos/shelf_drawer.jpg

http://billkathydavis.com/photos/shelf_w_drawer.jpg

http://billkathydavis.com/photos/shelf_in_safe.jpg


i just lay my handguns out on the shelves.

your system is looking good.... :)

Joe
10-31-2010, 7:34 PM
Awesome work wrdavis

tpuig
10-31-2010, 9:43 PM
Here's an older thread on this. Some good ideas.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=110148

But mzimmer, a member here, has a great link on his site about a nice wooden gun rack that he mounted on some drawer slides in his safe. Very nice, and I ordered the parts.

http://scopedin.com/

http://www.scopedin.com/articles/tips-and-tricks/building-a-pistol-rack-into-your-safe/

Right now I use silicon bags and use the foam holder, but I'm going to convert to the wood on the sliders...

johnthomas
10-31-2010, 10:24 PM
http://www.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/safe-door-pistol-holder.aspx?a=558124&pn=2

I didn't like the way this hung on the door so I cut the part that hangs in two part. I then took all the rifles out of the safe and glued the "carpet" parts using 3m spray on glue to the inside walls of the safe.. After it sets up, put the pistols in the holsters and velcro them to the carpet.. Still plenty of room for the rifles to sit in the rack without touching the pistols.

Joe
11-23-2010, 6:41 PM
I went the cheap route and bought a dish rack from target. It is almost identical to the ones seen below except mine isn't vinyl coated, it has a black chrome finish. So I wrapped the entire thing in this rubbery/foamy antislip stuff used to line drawers.

It works awesome and was only 6 bucks. It holds 8 handguns.

http://img206.imageshack.us/img206/1787/gunsafe11cn6.jpg

http://www.pistolworld.com/bbs/viewtopic.php?t=1892

Honeydos
11-23-2010, 6:48 PM
http://www.uniquetek.com/site/696296/product/T1328
http://www.uniquetek.com/members/696296/uploaded/handgun_hanger_2.jpg

chickenfried
11-23-2010, 6:59 PM
Looks good, I'm going to add those to my walmart list.I went the cheap route and bought a dish rack from target. It is almost identical to the ones seen below except mine isn't vinyl coated, it has a black chrome finish. So I wrapped the entire thing in this rubbery/foamy antislip stuff used to line drawers.

It works awesome and was only 6 bucks. It holds 8

bsg
11-23-2010, 8:08 PM
some good ideas here to expand storage potential; i'm getting to that point....

Joe
11-23-2010, 9:32 PM
This is my setup. I took a pic. I couldn't find the ones the guy got from walmart. Luckily target had this one.

http://i56.tinypic.com/akfyfa.jpg

Saym14
11-24-2010, 8:02 AM
put them in a gun sock