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Old 03-13-2012, 01:18 PM   #1
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Is it o.k. To store the handgun in its hard carrying case?
Or should it be stored in my safe ,out of the case?

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Old 03-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #2
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As long an you put it away in its case dry and clean you should have no problems. I like to at least wipe them down with an oily rag or silicon wipe first to keep finger marks from imbedding on the finish. For security, or course, the safe is mo' bettah.

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I never store my well-hidden firearms, except, of course, when I am travelling by air, or parking vehicle at employee's guarded airport lot where then my carry is stored in vault beneath car seat.
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As long an you put it away in its case dry and clean you should have no problems. I like to at least wipe them down with an oily rag or silicon wipe first to keep finger marks from imbedding on the finish. For security, or course, the safe is mo' bettah.
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Yes I defiantly put it away clean and dry. I break it down and clean it b4 putting it away, and yes also wipe them down with a little oil on rag
Thanks again for the info
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never store any firearm in a carrying case as the foam or
felt liner (in a soft case) holds moisture and can rust even a well
oiled gun if left long enough.

Because the case is in direct contact with the gun, the rusting will be severe
enough to cause pitting. And it will take less time than you think.
I have seen some rusted in just a couple of months.

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+1 on never storing in a hard case.

I have a few of the plastic containers with lids (bought them at the Dollar store). I have packets of dessicant that I include in each container with a firearm.

In Florida at this time of year it is too cool to use A/C, so moisture is fairly high in the storage area.

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Makes sense, explains why they are in a plastic bag inside the case when you buy them!

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most cases are designed for transportation of firearms, not storage. anything with wool or foam can hold moisture and promote corrosion, even in an environment that we think as of being dry. for longer term storage inside a safe, you might check out the silicone inpreginated gun socks for protection or a rack and a dehumidifier or a can of dessicant to trap any moisture. any of these can be gotten at a good supplier like MidwayUSA, MidSouth Shooters Supply or Brownell's. and many others.

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I love this forum. Didn't even think about foam holding moisture. I live in a high humidity area and have to check my stored guns frequently. When I was younger I had a black powder rifle I build almost ruined because I stored it in a basement in a gun sock. And basically pitted the barrel.

Time to inform people I know out here.

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+1 on never storing in a hard case.

I have a few of the plastic containers with lids (bought them at the Dollar store). I have packets of dessicant that I include in each container with a firearm.

In Florida at this time of year it is too cool to use A/C, so moisture is fairly high in the storage area.
I put a couple bags of instant rice in my safe every month to keep moisture out. It works good in tool boxes too if needed. I store my guns in a rubber coated vertical rack while in the safe. Even then I wipe them down at least every week.
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