This is a discussion on Safe Place to store ammunition at home within the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; The ATF's website has some good information on storage as well. Ammo cans, ziplocked rounds with silica gel is what I use....
The ATF's website has some good information on storage as well.
Ammo cans, ziplocked rounds with silica gel is what I use.
Last edited by ROFL SQUAD; January 21st, 2013 at 05:59 AM.
If you're going to carry one weapon, might as well carry two, because as the saying goes, "Two is one, and one is none."
"Liberals can decline or whine, but I will still carry and conceal mine." - Cold Warrior. Excellent quote good sir!
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Next to my gunsafe. In my locked ammo cabinet. In a locked room. Guarded by three slobbering, hungry and underfed Dobermans.
No desiccants, we have 10% relative humidity here naturally.
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Sadly, I have some experience with a gun safe in a fire. Worse yet, there was ammo in the gun safe......bad combination. During the fire, I'm sure the fire-resistent safe was doing what it could do to keep the internal temperature lower, however when the ammo starts cooking off, it raises that internal temperature even higher. Of course I can't quote numbers here, that fire wasn't an experimental test.
No fire breached the safe, the drywall inside of it crumbled from the heat. Everything inside was funked up with a coat of something (ammo). Some guns were ruined, others salvageable. Had the ammo not been in the safe maybe the inside temperature would have stayed more tolerable and done less damage.
No more inside-the-safe ammo for me. I don't really have much inside my home either, I don't want the firemen to consider backing away because ammo is cooking off. Please re-think storing ammo and guns together.
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