Gun socks in safe

Discussion in 'Gun Safes' started by deg, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Like many of you my safe is jammed full, so this weekend I took my guns out and put them all back in - in gun socks. Any thoughts if that may invite or prevent rust. Currently I am not having a problem but don't really want to start a problem either.
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    I think gun socks are a great idea.
     

  3. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    I wouldn't do it.

    Covering them invites rust. Moisture has an easier time inside a tight closed space like a case or gunsock.
     
  4. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    I have most of my firearms in silicone impregnated socks, and I cycle the Remington "re-chargable" silica gel desiccant holders through my safes. I have 3 of the desiccant holders and 1 is always plugged in drying, while the other 2 are doing their job.
     
  5. Hairtrigger

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    I have used the silicone Sox in my safe for probably 10 years... No rust issues
    I like the fact they help against safe dings
    I don't like that I cannot see what gun is inside
     
  6. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    I do not use socks on my guns in the safe. I do have two rechargeable desiccant packs in the safe with them. And monitor them closely. When the pellets turn pink it is time to recharge them. They do an excellent job! I still clean and lube all my weapons at least once a year to be sure. I lube them with G-96 to preserve them in the safe.

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  7. shadecorp

    shadecorp Active Member Supporter

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    I have most of mine in "Bore Stores"
     
  8. ZombieBrawler

    ZombieBrawler New Member

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    I have seen some battery powered dehumidifiers if that helps you out in your worries
     
  9. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I put a small disposable type keyring attached by by safety pin and wrote which gun it is
     
  10. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I also have a rechargeable desiccant gizmo and a big bag of those little bead ones. I am thinking of putting in one of those gun safe heaters as well
     
  11. deg

    deg Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    One reason I did it was - this last spring (Okie here) we had one of them tar tornaders heading straight fer us. So in a panic I stuffed the safe full of shoot'n shirts and the such and run a HD ratchet strap around its girth. If, it missed us, had got us and survived the tossing around, I think for the most part every thing would have survived without too much damage. However, as I dug out my shirts after nader season - they were oil stained and I had to take the honey to Mahogany's Steakhouse to convince her to get the stains out.