Ammo Safe?

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by Wildcat Creeker, Aug 3, 2020.

  1. Wildcat Creeker

    Wildcat Creeker Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Seeing the thread about the ammo shortage has me thinking: Should I buy a second safe for my ammo and magazines? How many of you have done that?
  2. Spokes

    Spokes Supporting Addict Supporting Addict

    Sep 18, 2011
    For some reason I have never thought it was a good idea to store ammo in a safe... Don't know or remember the reason I did...

  3. Koreyyy

    Koreyyy Active Member

    Jul 26, 2020
    Im trying to keep above 3k.. keep buying if go under...

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  4. Series70

    Series70 Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Jan 3, 2020
    I already had an empty safe from selling my Winchester Model 70 collection. I filled it with ammo, cases and bullets. Powder and primers are stored separately. I think it's a safety issue as much or more than a theft issue.
    And by the way, if you do store ammo in a safe, ground the safe to water pipe or another earth ground. You sure don't want a static discharge to ruin you day.
    Let me clarify my remark about grounding your safe. Mine sits on robber mats that isolates it from a concrete floor. Sitting on concrete will lessen the possibility of a static discharge.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2020
  5. azguy1911

    azguy1911 I'm done buying guns, I'm just a bystander now

    Oct 22, 2015
    I didn't get a big enough safe have and have overflow

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  6. joerockhead

    joerockhead "BOURBON" It's not just for Breakfast anymore ! Supporting Addict

    Oct 12, 2011
    I keep mine in ammo cans...
    stored in a room off the floor ..

    Sportsmans guide has a Buy one get one free going on right now...
    If you use the promo code " warpoet" you'll get a discount on eligible items once you spend 100 bucks...
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  7. RSCamaro

    RSCamaro Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2017
    A safe to me is a bit too much for ammo. What are your thoughts on a rather heavy bomb.

    What little manufactured ammo I have goes into a gun cabinet that I installed wooden shelves. I mostly reload so my importance factor goes into the powder magazine. Which is a standard filing cabinet with locks. It holds pretty easily 20lbs in each drawer, 1lbers or 4lbers.

    All shotgun ammo goes into large lockable plastic boxes, they are hinged and have a snap clasp and 2 lpadlock holes, sometimes can be found at WickedWorld.

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  8. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2011
    Coupla years ago, a fella had fireworks powder stored in a safe. Couple of fellers decided to open it with a torch. They ended dead when the powder cooked off, pressurized the safe - and turned it into a very powerful bomb.

    Moral of the story - do NOT store explosives of ANY kind in a container that isn't able to off-gas at a rate in excess of the burn rate!!!

    Link to the original incident.....and they weren't the first or last.
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  9. Overkill

    Overkill Member

    Feb 1, 2017
    Maybe the damn thieves got what they had coming!!!

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  10. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2011
    One thing for sure - the thought of breaking into THAT place will never cross their minds again.....
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  11. Wildcat Creeker

    Wildcat Creeker Well-Known Member

    Jan 26, 2012
    Never thought about opening my safe with a torch. Turning the dial to the correct numbers seems much easier.
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  12. Nighttrain

    Nighttrain Well-Known Member

    Dec 30, 2018
    IMG_4778.JPG I keep a small amount of ammunition in the safe , but keep a bunch of these labeled near by.
  13. TexasRedneck

    TexasRedneck Well-Known Member

    Sep 19, 2011
    They wouldn't fit in a safe....
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  14. Mike A

    Mike A Well-Known Member Supporting Addict

    Mar 19, 2017
    Ammo cans, steel with dri packs easy to carry packed already good to go.
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  15. studenygreg

    studenygreg Well-Known Member

    Jun 27, 2016
    Thats how I roll as well.

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  16. Babboonbobo

    Babboonbobo Avatar is back to my favorite things!

    Nov 18, 2014
    Yep ammo cans stacked next to the safe or in another place:o.o:
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  17. Uncle Bob

    Uncle Bob Well-Known Member

    Sep 22, 2017
    Mine's a walk in. Plenty of room for what goes in it including primers. Powder is stored elsewhere.
  18. Denver1911

    Denver1911 Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2014
    I store shotgun ammo in the garage. Easier access. We usually shoot a flat or two a week. I’m not lugging 25-50 pounds up from the basement every week. And I’m sure not lugging 500-1000 pounds down to the basement whenever we buy a load.

    I store handgun and rifle ammo in my vault, but it’s got plenty of room for that and more.

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