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    Humidity in gun safes.

    Hello!

    I recently moved into a new place where I now have roommates, and I went and bought a sentry safe. I intend on storing two pistols in it.

    It is .8 cubic feet. It is fire proof and water proof, will this also build up humidity?


    If so, how can I correct for it?


    Thanks!


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    Depends on where you locate the safe. Get some desicant bags or pouches to keep in the safe. Prefferably those with indicators that tell when it's time to replace. If you plan to store the pistols for a while, then coat them with a spray such as Shooter's Choice 'rust prevent'.

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    They are in the safe which is on my closet floor.

    I live in the pacific north west, which is quite wet, but minorly humid.....


    There is a nutrasorb bag in there, which I asume is to soak up moisture...(it came in the safe...)

    Is there another product out there that is better than this?

    Wanting to keep my fire arms safe from random roomies AND humidity....

    Thanks in advance!

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    There are a few dessicant packs that have an indicator when they are spent. Then you just put them in the oven for a bit and they're good to go again.

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    Midway (http://www.midwayusa.com/) has some Silica Gel Desiccant that's works well and is not too expensive.

    I'm really not sure if it's better or worse than any other..I've used it a while and had no problems thus far. It changes color when it needs "recharged"

    I have a few long guns adn my carry pistol in a wood cabinet as well that I have kept in good shape using the little bags that I find in most all electronic stuff I buy...LOL..Every time I find one of those little packets I toss in in that cabinet. I'm in that box all the time anyway so if they were not doing really good I would see it pretty quick. I like that styff I get at midway for more long term storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHG View Post
    Yep - I got 1 at my local Gander Mountail. U can order them online from many places.

    I recharge mine every 7-10 days. Works fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shipwreck View Post
    Yep - I got 1 at my local Gander Mountail. U can order them online from many places.

    I recharge mine every 7-10 days. Works fine.
    It is a small world, I bought mine at the local Gander Mountain as well. The gander website leaves ALOT to be desired so I pulled up amazon since they have just about anything. I have a Golden Rod in my safe as well, so mine only needs recharging (drying out) about once every 2 mos.

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    baking soda work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Jake View Post
    baking soda work?
    Do your guns stink? to be honest, I have never heard of using Baking Soda to dehumidify. You can use a pan of Kitty litter, like One Step that has the Drying Crystals in it.
    A rechargeable dryer like the Remington listed above only runs about $25.00 and will last for many many years.

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