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12-08-2011, 10:27 AM #1
Ammunition storage cabinets?
Am looking for locking/lockable cabinets or other types of containers to store ammo. Am ideally seeking something that could hold multiple cases of ammo. What have you folks found that works well for you? Links to commercially available products appreciated. Thanks!Eventual Master of the Obvious
12-08-2011, 10:31 AM #2
I've been thinking of buying one of those cheap fire safes that goes on sale at Lowes every once in a while. About $200 ish.
***ok, based on further reading. I'm going to leave it in the Plano storage boxes I'm using now.
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12-08-2011, 10:32 AM #3
I use a Stack-On cabinet (14 rifle model) with shelves that I built. Low cost and plenty of room for cases of ammo (at least a lot more room than Stack-Ons Ammo Cabinet). I'm in RI so we don't have the storage requirements that Mass. has but I believe it will qualify as suitable storage. It only ran me $150 at Bass Pro.Certified Pistol * Metallic / Shotgun Reloading * Home Firearm Safety Instructor and Range Safety Officer
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12-08-2011, 10:45 AM #4
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I've been thinking that one of those jobsite boxes might be a good solution.
12-08-2011, 10:46 AM #5
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I use a three drawer file cabinet. Plenty if space and I can segregate by caliber.
12-08-2011, 10:53 AM #6
12-08-2011, 10:55 AM #7
I got one of these that I found on Craigslist. I think I paid $50.00 for it a couple of years ago. I keep ammo, parts, cleaning supplies, and other gun related stuff in it. I keep the ammo on the bottom shelf and I reinforced that with 3/4" plywood for stiffness. The shelves are adjustable and it holds a lot of stuff.
I started with a much smaller cabinet, moved to a single drawer file cabinet, and then to this. If I outgrow this, I'm going to start worrying about having too much ammo.
How much space you need depends on the number of different calibers, how much ammo per caliber you plan to have on hand, and of course how much floor space you have. Generally get something bigger than you think you will need because at some point you'll find that you bought too small if you don't.The Rule of Law, not the rule of Maura
12-08-2011, 10:59 AM #8
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I got some good responses to a thread I started about this a while ago. The most useful tip I think was "Compression is not your friend. I would leave the safe for the guns and buy a cabinet for the ammo and powder. Something with vents."
12-08-2011, 11:02 AM #9
Ya, I'd keep an eye on craigslist for locking cabinets or fireproof file cabinets (they're pretty heavy duty). Wally world also has a 14-18(forget which) safe/cabinet for 149.99 that would work well."Well sir, I may not agree with what you say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it" Peter G.
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12-08-2011, 11:18 AM #10
I have a giant rubbermaid style footlocker from Walmart that takes a big padlock. They are usually in the automotive section for whatever reason.