Where in your home do you store ammo

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by shucknshoot, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. shucknshoot

    shucknshoot New Member

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    I have accumulated thousands of rounds of ammo during the past 6 months. It's all kept in steel military canisters in my bedroom closet.

    Where do do you keep yours.
     
  2. davva360

    davva360 New Member

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    On a high shelf in the locked bedroom walk in closet where my son can not get to it.

    I thought about keeping it in that drawer under the oven but something told me that probably was not the best idea.
     

  3. jjfuller1

    jjfuller1 New Member

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    some in my firearms mags, the rest on a shelf next to said firearm.... i tried putting them in my pillow cases but that made it too hard to sleep.
     
  4. tshoot91

    tshoot91 New Member

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    Accumulating thousands of rounds, craziness. ;)

    This entire time I've been led to believe that ten was the limit and more than efficient. :rolleyes:
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    We do NOT store it in the thread for website suggestions.


    (Relax- just moved it over to the right section. No harm, no foul :D)


    GI ammo cans make good storage- that is what they were designed to do.

    For myself.....

    ammo 2.jpg
     
  6. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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    GI ammo cans (a bunch of them) in my climate controlled garage.
     
  7. AR10

    AR10 New Member

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    One may well consider a designated safe just for ammo. My ammo safe has walls the thickness of my Glock, solid steel, and is 3 feet square. It sits atop another safe I keep gold, jewelry and important papers in. The lower safe weighs 5,000 pounds and is moved via forklift. Forklift stacked the two safes together, that now sit 6'7" tall. Naturally, I siliconed the two safes together. lol

    Price I payed for these two safes? Free. Look around, older (better) safes get left behind. Contact a business realtor, auction house, lock smith.

    The top safe is full, of many ammo cans, wish the bottom safe was full. lol

    IMHO, it is not prudent, to store a cache of ammo, or firearms, outside a safe. Pretty good video I discovered on new safes.

    http://youtu.be/ltK-bDbADa8

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ltK-bDbADa8
     
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  8. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    In my gun waiting for BG's looking for my stuff!
     
  9. aandabooks

    aandabooks New Member

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    I store most of my ammo in my gun room. Reloading supplies are there too. I keep a shotgun and a couple boxes of ammo in the bedroom.
     
  10. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    I will be keeping one bullet taped inside my hat for an emergency.

    I will buy my second bullet when prices come down.
     
  11. shucknshoot

    shucknshoot New Member

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    Well I didn't expext the smartass answers :eek: but that's ok :D. I was just wondering how and where people on the forum stored their ammo. Just trying to pick up some good suggestions. Have a nice day.:)
     
  12. tri70

    tri70 New Member

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    You don't want to put all your eggs in one basket. If you have a safe or steel locker that would work. I found a local LGS that had ammo cans for $7 ea. You don't want dirtbags to know all your hiding places! At $1/rd, it's like pots of gold in convent storage box. After you have been broken in to, you don't want to tell too much info.
     
  13. lbwar15

    lbwar15 New Member

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    In steel military canisters in my bedroom closet. Lol
     
  14. bige91603

    bige91603 New Member

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    Ammo cans locked inside an old footlocker my pap made back in the day
     
  15. longunner

    longunner New Member

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    :eek: :eek:
     
  16. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    For now I have them in ammo cans in my bedroom closet. But im going to get a job box and lock up my ammo inside of the cans in side of the job box. They weigh almost 200lbs empty and add a few thousand rounds and that thing will weight a hefty ammount.
     
  17. KG7IL

    KG7IL Active Member

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    Sorry to shatter expectations, but I can see that you are new and will forgive you. :)

    My son and I know the location(s), but ammo cans are the container. All are generally shielded from temperature extremes and moisture.

    In my dreams this is what it looks like.
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    But I am still waiting to buy my second bullet.
     
  18. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ammo should be kept cool and dry.

    I store mine in sealed ammo cans with dessicant packs in the can, on the floor of my basement workshop.

    Every 3 months, I open the cans and dry the dessicant.
    (Two hours at 200 degrees in the electric oven.)
     
  19. Missouribound

    Missouribound Active Member

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    I keep my handgun ammo in a small cabinet above the gun safe. I keep shotgun ammo in a military ammo box. in the "gun room" I keep my .357 in a concealed safe in the master bedroom suite, and a box of ammo with it. I have a single shot shotgun on the wall in the library, and a box of shells hidden behind some books.
     
  20. HOSSFLY

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    Hey c3-- Can ya spare a box ah 45's :)

    2 buggie bags full - large alum. multi pistol case full -for longer term sealed in foodsaver bags in closet floor -
     
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