Soft sided cases have been known to cause guns to "sweat" and rust. I keep all guns not under my immediate control, in one of 3 gun safes. I use the packets of silica jell and so far, have never had a moisture or rust problem and I live in a humid climate. I once had an unlimited supply of the jell packets, some the size of baseballs, but the smaller ones work just as well. Many items are shipped with the jell packets. If you know anyone who works in a shipping / receiving environment, they usually throw away hundreds of them a week. Shoe sales departments are also a good source.
If they absorb moisture, they can be "recharged" by placing them on a cookie sheet in a warm oven.
If you are storing your guns in cases, "hidden" in your closet, or under your bed, please re-think the security of your firearms. Trust me, burglars know where to find them. Buying a quality gun safe will give you peace of mind when you are away from home. Yeah, they can be expensive, but they are a whorthwhile investment.
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