Long term handgun storage

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by psymmonds, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. psymmonds

    psymmonds New Member

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    Well I'm heading overseas and I'm not allowed to bring my guns. What's the best way to store handguns for long term? It'll be about 4 yrs or so
     
  2. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you don't have someone to maintain them while you are deployed, sell them and buy again when you return.
     

  3. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Giive them to me. I'll take good care of them.
     
  4. SSGN_Doc

    SSGN_Doc Well-Known Member

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    If you trust that laws will not have changed or that you won't come back to another price gouging panic buy situation.

    Best is with family that you trust. I've stored guns for friends who transferred for overseas tours. Locke them in my safe, checked them regularly, oiled as needed.
     
  5. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    Break em down coat with thick grease and lock them in a safe. And by coat I mean slobber em like michelle obama on one of her buffet feeds drooling type things.

    Long as air doesn't get to metal it won't oxidize that's why governments soak storage guns in cosmoline.
     
  6. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    What jon said.......
     
  7. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    One of my elderly family members has a beautiful S&W target pistol. She knows nothing about gun maintenance but she is capable with the big S&W 357. Her home is well sealed and climate controlled. The S&W wasn't cleaned for several years. There was no rust on it at all. Now I know the gun is there I clean it a couple times a year. When she feels well, she will fire the gun a few times when I am around. She can fend off those attacking cans at the age of 84. If someone tries a home invasion she will turn their head into a canoe.
     
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  8. DrFootball

    DrFootball disappointed & disgusted, But DETERMINED... Lifetime Supporter

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    Good for Her! We have an 81 yr. Old land owner across from our development with about 25 head of steers. He had his nephews helping him out but one got called up( Naval Reserve) and the other got married and bought his own range in s. Nevada...when we met him at a "Breakfast spot" the first time he looked at east 10 yrs. Younger,.and had a Ruger Redhawk on his hip...
     
  9. robertusa123

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    You don't need to over kill on storage. Its all about keeping them dry. I would just oil them up real good and then stick each one in a zip with a pack of damp rid or rice in a pinch I'd be more worryed about who's keeping an eye on them. Don't want them to end up at some pawn shop