A little gun safe advice

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by DukeSoprano, Dec 1, 2018.

  1. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2013
    I noticed one of my shelves were not level in the back, I figured out the problem, one of these clips were compressed too much and popped out. Yes it was loaded with ammo but just to be sure it doesn’t happen again im sticking a nail or something in them.
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  2. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2013
    Crap there’s another one!!!
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  3. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    You may need to install another rail or two to more evenly distribute the weight. I believe that Knape & Vogt the manufacturers of these clips & rails also make heavier duty hardware. https://www.knapeandvogt.com/product-page/shelving

    You could also store your ammo in another place.

    Good luck.
     
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  4. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2013
    Thanks, cotter pins for now, the 2nd clip was under my gun shelf[​IMG]


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  5. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2013
    Thanks, this is turning into a nightmare! Now I see another shelf is sagging in the middle! Oh well, another project!!!!
     
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  6. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Uh-oh, success breeds another problem and another project! :rolleyes: Sounds like a classic case of affluenza! :roflmaro::roflmaro::roflmaro:
     
  7. danc1996

    danc1996 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 29, 2016
    Thats why ammo goes on the ground in boxes with the dehumidifier packets.

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  8. Colorado Sonny

    Colorado Sonny Deo Volente Supporting Addict

    Sep 25, 2015
    Dehumidifier packs? I use Drierite desiccant. When it changes from blue to pink, you throw it in the oven at 150 F and it recharges and turns blue again so you can use it over. Wear rubber gloves when handling! https://secure.drierite.com/catalog3/default_home.cfm
     
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  9. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2013
    OMG my wife said MAYBE I HAVE TOOOOO MUCH AMMO AND GUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  10. danc1996

    danc1996 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 29, 2016
    I'm going to check that out! Nice looking set up
    I dont think thats possible. Just tell her the next time you buy a gun it's for 'her' lol

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  11. TheCollector

    TheCollector Well-Known Member

    Aug 25, 2018
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  12. Joni Lynn

    Joni Lynn Professional Pest, NRA Patron member

    Dec 21, 2014
    You might want to put a couple support poles in there, build from the base up with a good support on the bottom foot. A couple smaller ones in the rear and one in the center.
    Best wishes.
     
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  13. MisterC

    MisterC Member

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    Jul 2, 2018
    Certainly, this must be considered a first world problem.
     
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  14. purple bikerr

    purple bikerr Well-Known Member

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    Dec 17, 2016
    The simple solution is to shoot up the ammo!!
     
  15. ccssid

    ccssid Member

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    Apr 20, 2018
    My wife just came home and saw a . box from fedex on the counter. .."did you get MORE ammo?".....she asks me. No..I said. It's from your son. ( I had already taken the other box, before she saw it, down to my man cave)

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  16. KTXdm9

    KTXdm9 Well-Known Member

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    Sep 23, 2018
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  17. azguy1911

    azguy1911 Screw it, I'm buying more 1911's

    Oct 22, 2015
    You should unload anything you have in 38 super, I hear that's a lousy caliber ;)
     
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  18. july19

    july19 Womb? Weary? He rests. He has travelled. Supporting Addict

    Sep 16, 2013
    KV shelf hardware, such as yours, is prone to the rest collapsing when overloaded. I would recommend a tapered wood wedge to hold the rest at its original shape, but be warned; that amount of weight is capable of pulling the standard loose causing a much bigger problem.
     
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  19. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2013
    That is an option, Thanks, I do have a 100 quart cooler in my attic that I use to use as a humidor. I could bring it down to the garage but finding a spot for it would be a real trick.
     
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  20. DukeSoprano

    DukeSoprano Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2013
    Thanks Joni, I assume this will be one of my next projects. I don't like these clips or shelves. I do have access to a sheet metal shop that does custom work & I built everything else in my shop out of wood so I can already see this is going to get blown way out of proportion!
     
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