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Old 11-24-2013, 11:02 PM
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Default Gun Storage Rods? Anyone use these?

http://www.amazon.com/Gun-Storage-So...rds=rifle+rods

I'm running out of room in my safe and these caught my eye. Anyone here use these and can give me a review?

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Old 11-24-2013, 11:04 PM
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Yes, I use them for short guns in my safe. I don't use the mat or anything else, just the rods. They work well.
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Yes, I use them for all my long guns. Love them, helped to fit a few more in..
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I use wooden dowels I picked up from Lowes for a couple short rifles. I want to say they were $0.60 each, they also had brass rods for like $5 or $6.
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Old 11-25-2013, 11:13 AM
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So how much space would you guys estimate you gained? The damn scopes on my rifles hog all the room

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Here's a rough pic of my safe before I cleaned up and carpeted the wooden top frame

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The rifle rods gave me back about 30% more room in the safe. Now that is even filled in and I need a bigger safe.

They work well.
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I use them as well. Went to the fabric store and purchased felt clothe and sprayed with adhesive spray under the shelf than stapled. One of my safes a 10 rifle Sentry. Now holds 25 rifles and are not touching one another specially scoped rifles. I took out the barrel plastic rest. Great product.
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Awesome! Thanks for all the help guys!!!

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I just ordered a kit for my small safe, reviews looked good and what I've read here even better.
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The rods make a huge difference...both for increased capacity, and for being able to get a rifle out of the back row.
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The damn scopes on my rifles hog all the room

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Remove optics for storage. If your mounts don't return to zero on their own you can use a white marking pen to mark where they are tightened to. Just finger tighten and line up the dots you mark.
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The rods make a huge difference...both for increased capacity, and for being able to get a rifle out of the back row.
Looking at the maze of rifles and rods, how does one get a rifle out of the back row without first removing the rifles in front of it?
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Looking at the maze of rifles and rods, how does one get a rifle out of the back row without first removing the rifles in front of it?
That's just it, you only have to remove the 1 or 2 in front of the one in the back row. In the usual setup, you've got to get many more out first. And the rods let you stand the rifles right next to each other, without them touching.

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Rifle rods work great. I picked up approximately 40-50% more storage because of them even with scopes mounted.

You can arrange them in many ways to maximize space.
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I'm not sure I get it..how do you take out a rifle? I don't understand how the rods connect to the top, I guess.
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The rods simply slip into the barrel. The tip of the rod then sticks to the Velcro matting attached to the bottom of a shelf.
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Got my kit in today I'll take a before and after picture, probably install it Friday.
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I don't currently use those, but these allowed me to hold more pistol with fewer shelves.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AWH...r=8-1&pi=SX200
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Rifle rods are great, I use them too.

I'm selling some extras if anyone needs some more (http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/s...d.php?t=846800).
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Before 10 guns:


after 15 guns:
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Installed move last week and yup room for another 4-5 long guns. I had to use a ammo can for the shorter guns but overall it's great. Definitely a lot cheaper than a new safe!

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Was uncertain at first; after I put them in it is so much easier getting guns from the back. These are great!
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Just made my own and I love them. Some 36" threaded 8-32 rods cut in half, a pack of threaded flat anchors, some heat shrink, some Velcro and a little epoxy. Done and done.
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Where did you get threaded plastic rods?
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It's not, it's the standard zinc plates steel, hence the heat shrink to protect the barrel. All in all, building 6 rods cost me $15.00. Probably worth buying them, but I was bored and didn't want to wait for shipping.

If you're on a mobile device...

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Interesting, I might need to pick up a set. Any pictures of rifles with lights/VFG/optics? I have a few set up this way and don't want to remove every time they go back in the safe.
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Not on me, but I could take some. It looks like every marketing pic the maker puts out. A few rifles sitting vertically and close together. I don't value the surface of my guns however, so I don't mind if they bang around a bit.

I epoxied these onto the rods and epoxied a US Quarter onto these : )

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Interesting, I might need to pick up a set. Any pictures of rifles with lights/VFG/optics? I have a few set up this way and don't want to remove every time they go back in the safe.
I left my optics and vfg on my guns and they fit no problem. One tip to maximize space is to put rifles with no optics against the wall then put the ones with optics in between the space in the second row. If that makes sense

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I left my optics and vfg on my guns and they fit no problem. One tip to maximize space is to put rifles with no optics against the wall then put the ones with optics in between the space in the second row. If that makes sense

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It kind of makes sense. So line up the back wall with plain rifles and then fill in the gaps with the accessorized rifles? Like 3D tetris?
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It kind of makes sense. So line up the back wall with plain rifles and then fill in the gaps with the accessorized rifles? Like 3D tetris?
Yup exactly. These rods are pretty are a great idea. Every safe owner should have a set. And for the guns I want to be careful with, I just covered them with a gun sock and gun a small hole at the muzzle. Works perfectly and no danger of things being scratched.
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Not on me, but I could take some. It looks like every marketing pic the maker puts out. A few rifles sitting vertically and close together. I don't value the surface of my guns however, so I don't mind if they bang around a bit.

I epoxied these onto the rods and epoxied a US Quarter onto these : )

http://m.homedepot.com/p/8-32-Coarse...861/202704505/
Got a bunch of rods made this weekend. Can't get the velcro to stick to the safe's original carpet inside the shelf.

Do I need to get a different kind of Velcro or carpeting?
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Got a bunch of rods made this weekend. Can't get the velcro to stick to the safe's original carpet inside the shelf.

Do I need to get a different kind of Velcro or carpeting?
Many fabric cloth stores sell them- Felt cloth. I sprayed mine with adhesive spray than stapled to the wood shelf- on top of existing shelf carpet.. Works great!
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