Getting back into target shooting after a long break from anything to do with firearms on a regular basis. Bought a 45 auto, wife is also going to start shooting (wonder if I have anything to worry about here....hmmmmm....just kidding)..anyway, still own a shotgun and a 22 rim fire rifle (coyote problem in the area a while back...) anyway, going to be doing my own re-loading and going to be getting a gun safe to keep the firearms in and thought it would be a good place to store the ammo and reloading supplies....just wondering if a gun safe will work ok or do I need to get something else to store the ammo & reloading supplies in? Plans are to keep the safe in a corner bedroom that is my sort of office along with setting up a re-load work bench in the same room (was amazed how much room I have in there after I cleaned out all the "junk" ).......thanks
As long as you have the storage space in the safe, it makes sense to me.
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My supplies are in a wall cabinet. Ammo is in a locking metal cabinet. Use you best judgement. To store your powder, IIRC, it's better to have it in a container that will vent or collapse so as to not cause an explosion. Keep your primers stored separately from the powder. I personally wouldn't want extremely flammable or explosive items in the safe with my guns. The guns may not survive a fire anyway, but why add to a potential issue. Don't really want to turn the safe into an furnace unnecessarily. Opinions vary.
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Gun safe works the best for me but you will need a large one. I use a fort knox and had it double fire insulated so im not worried about fire the house will be gone but the safe will still be there with everthing in it safe
One thing to think of is that gun safes are very heavy. I got one size down from there largest at the time. So its 700 lbs unloaded. I bought mine at a gun show in 1993 and as part of the deal I had them move it in for me. And it seems to be a catch all for important items.
Ive got two 28 gun safes in the batcave. one for guns, and the other for ammo, primers, accessories, coin collection, cash and important documents(kept in a seperate fireproof box in the bottom of the safe).
I could make a list of a bunch of guns i have, or "have", or wish I had. Why would one feel compelled to provide that infornation freely? Do you feel the need to show off? Is it some immature game of oneupsmanship?