How do you store your pistols and mags?

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    How do you store your pistols and mags?

    I'm looking for ideas on pistol storage such as a rack like this:
    MidwayUSA - Versatile Gun Rack 6 Pistol Rack Vinyl Coated Steel Gray

    I've got three pistols now with two (maybe three) more on the way. I need something that is also capable of holding smaller pistols though such as a PM9, Seecamp, etc..

    Right now I have everything in a lockable cabinet but it is lacking organization and ease of quick access to whichever pistol I need to get to. Most gun safes seem to cater to rifles or only one or two pistols.

    Anything else out there like the rack in the link?

    Thanks for any input.

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    I have two of those exact racks...one in each safe. I bought them at Cabela's...about the same price...they work very well.

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    Thanks for the reply,

    In your experience, will the rack work effectively for a PM9 and Seecamp .380 sized pistol?

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    I've used pistol racks for some time now and they work just fine. You can save about $5 each here:

    Single Deck Rack'em Pistol Rack, Shooting Supplies, Rack'em at Sportsman's Guide
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    Quote Originally Posted by ronwill View Post
    I've used pistol racks for some time now and they work just fine. You can save about $5 each here:

    Single Deck Rack'em Pistol Rack, Shooting Supplies, Rack'em at Sportsman's Guide
    Thanks for the link,

    That rack looks good. How wide is the six pistol model?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wasabi View Post
    Thanks for the link,

    That rack looks good. How wide is the six pistol model?
    It's about 14" wide. They used to have a 4 pistol model also but I guess they sold out. Cabela's has them but they're more expensive.

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    The ones that are not loaded ready to use are in the original boxes. That keeps them protected a lot better, and also keeps the dust off of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    The ones that are not loaded ready to use are in the original boxes. That keeps them protected a lot better, and also keeps the dust off of them.
    Thanks for the reply,

    I've got a bunch of bore-stores to help keep the dust off. I was thinking that keeping them in the bore-store while in the rack may be the way to go. The original boxes just take up too much room and depending on the day, where I'm going and what I'm wearing I may grab any one (or two) of them. I want something that will leave them all readily available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I have two of those exact racks...one in each safe.
    How deep does the shelf need to be to hold a Sig 220 or a full size 1911 in the rack, front to back?
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    I am using a small safe and have to place the pistol onto of each other, I use old mouse pads to protect them.

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    How do you store your pistols and mags?
    Together--in the same safe where I can stuff them in. The loaded mags are in the pistols just to save space. ;)

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    I use one of these, mags in the gun
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveH View Post
    How deep does the shelf need to be to hold a Sig 220 or a full size 1911 in the rack, front to back?
    The rack itself is 6" deep, add about another 3" for a full size 1911...as you don't want the legs on the 'edge of the shelf...use a 10 inch deep shelf...OMO
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    Save a BUNCH of money and go to the housewares dept of any large store and buy a plastic coated pot lid holder or a dish holder. They work just great. I bought one in Walmart yesterday for $3.98. It will hold 8 pistols in 13 inches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    The rack itself is 6" deep, add about another 3" for a full size 1911...as you don't want the legs on the 'edge of the shelf...use a 10 inch deep shelf...OMO
    Thanks.

    I suspected that.

    The shelf above the long guns in my Stack-on is not that deep.

    A Cannon Door Panel won't work, because of door mounted shelves.

    Thinking about the Power Aisle Modular 3-Gun Pistol Rack set sideways with just a tad of overhang. See:
    Cabela's -- Power Aisle Modular 3-Gun Pistol Rack

    Thoughts?

    Other suggestions?
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