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Old 04-20-2012, 12:16 PM
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Default Under-shelf hanging pistol racks

As every Calgunner has ever promised me, I'm running out of room in my safe. In my hunt to maximize shelf space, I found these hanging pistol racks on Amazon:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0068NHG7S/

I was wondering if anyone else uses these. They're vinyl coated so they won't scratch anything and they fit shelves that are 3/4" to 1" thick. These would reduce the pistol storage footprint significantly.

Are there any drawbacks or risks to hanging pistols by their barrels?

I was also thinking about coating them in CLP before sticking my guns on them so that it keeps a light layer of protectant between the barrel lining and the vinyl.
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Old 04-20-2012, 12:35 PM
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Those look pretty cool. I think any potential problems of them scraping the inside of your barrel could be mitigated by dipping it is some of the rubber coating they sell to refinish the handles of hand tools.

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I'm also considering getting that. What I'd REALLY like, I once saw a handgun organizer on the inside of a safe door, with pockets you can securely slip your guns into-- much like a shoe organizer in a closet. I haven't researched it yet, but if I find it, THAT would be cool.
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I literally ordered them last week. I had to turn them at a 45 degree since my safe door organizer kept hitting them.
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Here's something like what I'm talking about:

http://www.deansafe.com/acvepiho10pa1.html
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Those look pretty cool. I think any potential problems of them scraping the inside of your barrel could be mitigated by dipping it is some of the rubber coating they sell to refinish the handles of hand tools.

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That's the great thing about them, ShootinMedic. They're already coated in some sort of vinyl or rubber. I coated them with CLP and slid them into my safe today. Now I have a whole shelf available for other junk!

Just curious whether anyone else has had any experience with the vinyl coating rubbing off inside the barrel or if it melts from the chemicals in CLP.
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Here's something like what I'm talking about:

http://www.deansafe.com/acvepiho10pa1.html

I've looked into these too, but I don't know that I trust velcro enough to hold the weight of a gun. I'm curious whether the padding in those sleeves would attract any moisture?
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I literally ordered them last week. I had to turn them at a 45 degree since my safe door organizer kept hitting them.
Do the butts of your guns stick past the shelves, or is it that your door organizer sticks into the shelf? Longest barrel I have is 5" and the butt of that gun is still about an inch from the edge of the shelf. I really like the space savings these racks provide.
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I have them and love them, really helps organize the safe.
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There's 2 shelves about 4 inches long. The top shelf hitsbthe butt of my full size semi autos. They just swivel out of the way since I moved them to a 45 degree angle.
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I have them and love them, really helps organize the safe.
I'm liking them a lot myself, Don. Have you inspected the barrels of the pistols that have been hanging the longest?

Going back to my original post, I was wondering whether CLP or other lubes react with the rubber/vinyl coating of the rack at all. I keep my barrels pretty wet when they're in storage.

I've only had mine hanging for a week so far, but was wondering what happens to the vinyl during months of exposure to CLP.
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Here is a DIY video that works in a similar fashion. He uses shrink wrap to cover the rods and then covers the ends with rubber caps.

Both are great solutions to making more space in our safes!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Rq8bSyHI64
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