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Question using Gun Socks for storage

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Chuck DeVoid, Feb 25, 2010.

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  1. Chuck DeVoid

    Chuck DeVoid Member

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    I would appreciate greatly any opinions/advice on using Gun Socks for storage
    inside a gun safe. These are the silicone treated polyester blend
    type gun socks commonly sold.

    While my safe holds 17 guns, it's an older design whereby you
    slip the barrels through holes. Obviously a concession to capacity
    vs. ease of access. I presently have 19 long guns stored, and I do
    exercise great care in removing or replacing any guns beyond the
    front row. Although too late for me, a lesson to always buy bigger
    than you think you need...

    My question is if it's safe to use the gun socks inside a safe,
    some guns not used for extended periods of time? My sole purpose is
    to prevent guns from coming in contact with one another. I do not
    believe it's necessary to cover all guns - perhaps only those in the
    middle row, which should provide adequate buffering. While the Gun Socks are reportedly silicone treated and a breathable material, I've never had any rusting problems, and I don't want to create any.

    Thanks very much for your time, advice, and any
    information/experience you have.

    Sincerely, Bill
     
  2. andybull

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    I use both gun socks and gun sleeves.

    Andy
     
  3. spitter

    spitter Well-Known Member TS Supporters

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    I use them on all my guns in my gun cabinet. Never a problem and they provide some protection against bumps entering and exiting...

    regards all,

    Jay
     
  4. OLD ONE EYE

    OLD ONE EYE Well-Known Member

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    I can relate to your problem my safe had the same set up holes for the barrels when I exceeded the hole limit I removed the shelves and bought the gun socks years ago. I now store my guns muzzle down and stack them like cord wood against the back wall works great never a problem lots of room now.
     
  5. Baron23

    Baron23 Well-Known Member

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    An even better reason is if you ever do have a house fire. The way a fire resistant safe works is that it has gypsum board between the metal walls. As it gets hot, the gypsum releases water as vapor and you get internal cooling from the change of state of the water.

    This same water vapor will combine with the smoke particulants in the air (that will get in your absolutely not-air-tight safe) into something that is very corrosive.

    Happened to a friend of mine...guns in socks were in pretty good shape, the ones not were badly corroded within the few days it took to get back into the house and safe.

    Cheers
     
  6. Spanky

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    Treated gun socks and sleeves for years with no problems. Treated socks and softsided gun case storage with no problems also. Good Luck.
     
  7. Chuck DeVoid

    Chuck DeVoid Member

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    Thanks for the responses. My hesitation was introducing potential rusting problems over an extended period.

    It's nice being able to access the experience of other shooters.

    Thanks again,
    Bill
     
  8. ramorton

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    Please remember to invert your guns so lubricant does not migrate into your wood. That can after a while, be a real problem for your stocks. Hope this helps, I know it was mentioned, but never hurts to re-remind one. Roy
     
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