Guys..where do you store your pistols?

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      Guys..where do you store your pistols?

      what type of cases are you using to store your pistols??? not safes...but pistol cases...
      any recommendation of what type i should buy or brand for a collection of hand pistols..(about 4-6 pistols)..any good dealer online...


      tell me what you store your pistols in...
      thanks

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      Right now my gun cases live in the closet. The pistols live in the nightstand drawer or a holster.

      Soon, very soon, they will find a home in a safe, but not in a case.

      I carry a duffle bag with the guns I intend to shoot when I go to the range.

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      I have an SKB single handgun case that I travel with and keep my Glock in. Check out SKBcases.com.

      But for home defense I keep my Glock in my MiniVault with pressure combo.

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      I've only got 2 handguns at the moment. They are either on me or in my safe. The only case I have is the one my XD came with. I would,, however, highly recommend Pelican brand cases. I got one for my laptop and the thing is top notch in terms of construction and protection. And you can't beat a lifetime warranty. I know I will get one to transport my AR when I finally get enough money for one. Optics Planet had pretty good prices and is where I got my case from. http://www.opticsplanet.com/s/search...&query=Pelican
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      Mine haven't been in their case in some time, but I have one of those big aluminum cases. I paid $15 for it locally (it was suppossed to be $90) because "the keys are missing." Well, I found the keys at a later date. So pretty much... cheapo aluminum case that holds all three of my handguns... perfect. No other real thought went into it.

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      It's either at 3 o'clock or in the safe.

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      My wife bought me a really nice case for my birthday last year. She got it at Gander Mtn, but I can't remember the name of it.

      If I remember when I get home, I'll take some pictures and post on here. It's a decent size (a bit bulky), but has two fold-out panels on top, and inside there is room for 2 guns, 4 magazines, plus room for hearing protection, ammo...you name it. In the two fold-out "doors" on top there is space for lots of extra stuff, too. Pictures would really do it justice...I'll get some on here I hope.

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      well i only have one gun and it came in it's own plastic case, if/when i have more guns i plan to get a safe and if i ever get a portable case (for multiple guns) i plan to buy the following:

      http://cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templa...051&hasJS=true

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      I use a safe but when I go to the range I use foam zipper bags, then I put them in my range bag with the clips. I'm planning on going with a hard case that holds four to five pistols for going to the range.

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      I'd recommend that you do NOT store guns in any foam lined case for any length of time. The foam absorbs ambient moisture from the air and increases the chance for corrosion. I cant tell you how many people have brought older guns into the shop that are pitted to hell because they spent the last 5 years in a doskocil padded case or the like.

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      Here's the case I was telling you about. It's made by ADG Sports and my wife said she thought it was about $50 at Gander. I've had several people at the range stop and look at it, and tell me they really liked it. You can see that it is a bit bulky, but it's sturdy and locks, and has lots of room. I also forgot to mention that the foam, stackable pads inside have cutouts for semi-autos/mags OR revolvers/speedloaders...just flip over to which side you prefer.





      Here shows the lid doors open with the storage space inside.


      This is my first case, made by Winchester. My ferret clawed the lining up pretty good, but it still works just fine. It holds two guns pretty well.


      VTDefender, thanks, I didn't even think about that! I'll look for some other means of long-term storage.

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      Quote Originally Posted by VTDefender View Post
      I'd recommend that you do NOT store guns in any foam lined case for any length of time. The foam absorbs ambient moisture from the air and increases the chance for corrosion. I cant tell you how many people have brought older guns into the shop that are pitted to hell because they spent the last 5 years in a doskocil padded case or the like.
      Yes, the original poster of this question initially asked it at the end of a Walther thread. I posted my response there, so I didn't bother to repost it here. But, that was one of the things I pointed out.

      A plastic case w/ NO foam (like the older 1911 cases from Springfield) is okay, but any w/ foam should not be used for longterm storage.

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