Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > General Firearms Forums > Training & Safety > Firearm storage

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-22-2009, 01:44 AM   #1
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
easterner123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 339
Liked 3 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default Firearm storage

I always keep my firearms unloaded and secured when they aren't in use, but it nags me every time whether to leave the action open or closed? Closing it keeps out dust particles for the most part, but might not be the safest way, you can't immediately check if the gun is unloaded. Opening the action lets in the dust and might be damaged during transport, and have other problems of that nature.

the question is, should the action be open or closed when stored?

PS. Whenever I am handed a firearm, I always open or check the action and keep it in a safe direction

__________________
easterner123 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 05-22-2009, 03:07 AM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Minionsram's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 604
Liked 7 Times on 6 Posts

Default

Keeping the bolt closed and a rag of some sort over the muzzle ( I use an old sock) will be the best at keeping the most dust out of it, that is if you are not keeping them in a gun safe. You can buy "saftey flags" at places like Brownells or Midway that will go in the chamber with the bolt closed, or close to closed, and are a high visiblity color. Then you can see if the firearm is loaded by a quick glance.







CHAMBER BLOCKING DEVICE at Brownells

__________________
Minionsram is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2009, 02:19 PM   #3
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Stafford, Virginia,The state of insanity.
Posts: 14,043
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts

Default

A little dust never killed a firearm.

All of my rifles are stored in a safe with no bolts in them what so ever. Right I know what if you need one fast. Well I don't for one and 2 I have too many guns (I can't believe I just said that). If i store my rifles with the bolts in I can't close the door on the safe.

If you want thing to keep the dust out then get the gun socks and place them in them then into the safe.

__________________
cpttango30 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 09:42 PM   #4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: LA,CA
Posts: 9
Default Safe

I keep my 2 handguns in their cases inside this great biometric safe I bought a few months ago on Ebay, I think the listing is still up though. It was only $109.99, so it was a pretty good buy for what I got. I would definitely suggest buying one soon, they work great!

The listing is 'Biometric Fingerprint Gun Pistol Safe keyless new NIB'

__________________

Last edited by john55555; 12-19-2010 at 10:04 PM.
john55555 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 09:57 PM   #5
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
willfully armed's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Olathe,JOCO KS
Posts: 1,998
Liked 127 Times on 96 Posts
Likes Given: 13

Default

If its in the safe, and I consider it to be a defensive gun, its loaded.
All handguns, AR's, shotty. Some of the hunting rifles are loaded, some aren't. I feel comfortable storing this way, as I'm the only person who has the combo to said safes.

__________________

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?

Why do you feel it necessary to list your guns?

willfully armed is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-19-2010, 11:31 PM   #6
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
.22hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Williamson,New York
Posts: 213
Default

All pistols here are locked in my wife's pistol safe; long arms are locked in my son's safe. Ammo is stored in another gun safe in my barn, which is also locked.

__________________
.22hustler is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Car Storage Chong Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection 14 01-25-2011 05:35 PM
gun storage AmesVond Gunsmithing Forum 8 12-20-2010 02:49 AM
Long Term Firearm Storage madwacked Survival & Sustenance Living Forum 9 02-15-2009 07:16 AM
Lockable Storage Jefe' Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 11 11-30-2008 06:54 PM
Ammo storage: Samhain Ammunition & Reloading 8 03-19-2008 06:15 PM



Newest Threads