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Homemade Pistol Rack for Safe

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  1. 49erRider

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    Does anyone have a Home Made way to store pistols in the safe.

    Whether on the door or sitting up on a shelf?

    Thanks,

    Brad
     
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    Brad i took 3 strips of metal about 1" wide x the width of the door to my safe and attached them across the inside of my door using the existing screws. I have about 4 holsters on each strip . and a couple of mag holders. you can use any type of holster (fobus, uncle mikes, I even picked up an old police duty holster that fits sig's on ebay for $5) So when you open the safe all of the pistols are right there loaded and ready to grab. JJ
     
  3. 49erRider

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    Thats a good idea.

    I also saw a post about using wooden pegs so I might try that too.
     
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    got pics?
     
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    I use one of those white plastic coated wire dish racks. Got it from Walmart. The pistol sits on it's topstrap pointed toward the rear of the safe. The plastic coating on the wire racks is nice and gentle on the finish too. Been using it for about a year and has worked great.
     
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    Best part was I think it cost me like 3 dollars and some change.
     
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    I will make some pics this evening
     
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    A few years back I found some inexpensive plastic book racks (units, with sliding dividers, that can set on a shelf) at SPACE SAVERS.

    I bought several, and then used the dividers from 2 additional units in the two I use in the gun safe and "welded" the dividers place with a soldering iron. They work great, and each black plastic rack will hold about 8 guns. Set on a shelf in the safe, they work great.

    (Space Savers discontinued the ones I used.)


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  9. Red Cent

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    I took 3/8' bolts, dipped them a couple times in rubber paint, bored holes in a spruced up 2/4 at 45 degree angle, and hung them on the inside of the safe door. Each row holds ten. Bolt inside of barrel. Smaller cal handguns are hung on rubber coated hooks in plywood attached to bottom inside face of safe.
     
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    Went to Wal-Mart and bought a roll of industrial velcro, pulled the stick side off of both and ran several lines across the door and some along the sides behind the rifles. THen took some 100% cotton socks put each gun in a sock and used the velcro strips to hold them in place. It can be re-adjusted on the fly, hold all my handguns firmly in place and
    was easy to assemble.
     
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    I would like to see some pictures of these ideas. That would help me better understand how and what is working or not
     
  12. 49erRider

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    I saw Buds has a nice rack on sale right now. Holds 12 just might be to tall for my top shelf though.
     
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    Here's a picture of one of the two plastic racks (bookshelves) I mentioned, above. I bought several, used the dividers from two of them in two others -- and used the "sacrificed" ones as bookracks, in my office. The ones shown have the dividers "welded" in place (they're plastic) with a soldering iron.

    If you're using these type of units on shelves, height is a real issue -- as some of the shelves aren't that HIGH.

    I like the ones from MIDWAY, shown above, but I'm not sure they'd work in my gun safe. (Good price, though.)

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Lawmaker

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    I want to see a picture of this one.

    Have any of you guys seen those super magnets (I have several) I was thinking about like 3-4 times coating them in rubber. Then you could just put your pistol right on the door without anything but a magnet there. I know that someone is doing this commercially.
     
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    Yeah. If you look at the picture link in the top right of your browser window, you might see somebody advertising for the gun magnet you are talking about. The picture is there in my browser right now.

    http://www.predatorshootingproducts.com/
     
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    lawmaker, you are right

    here's my ultra-cheap way:
    1. scavenge the 'super' or "rare-earth" magnets from old/discarded/recycled computers.
    2. after making sure You Really Want Them There, place them on the safe's bare metal.
    3. attach handgun to magnet. guns lacking lots of the good stuff (steel) don't work.
    this would be a possibility under a desk or under a car seat.
     
  18. Lawmaker

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    OK have a new project. If anyone wants any magnets I will give 1-2 FTF if you come to me. I have around 100 in a half moon shape about the size of a big cheese doodle. Anyone have any suggestions on how to remove the, looks like aluminum mount? It has some sort of glue on it.

    Warning these are very strong magnets. If you put them near each other and let them go they will shatter ie explode with fragments going every where. Dont ask. They can also give you a serious pinch.
     
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    I have several of these in different sizes. [​IMG]
     
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    I like both of those and wouldnt mind having them in my safe. Unfortunately I dont have any more room, and still trying to convince the wifey to let me buy an ammo safe. :001_tt1:

    Until then, the way I did it Brad, was the cheapest and most customizable way to me. Im not finish yet, and still move stuff around all of the time.

    The wood and peg way. Total cost was around $15.

    [​IMG]
     
  22. turkeydance

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    lawmaker, right again

    the aluminum frames holding the magnets
    are attached with glue. here's how to
    separate the magnets from the frame:
    soap and HOT water. not Boiling, but
    too hot to touch. one at a time,
    let the combo sit in the water
    for 30 seconds. that usually
    loosens up the glue enough
    so the magnet slides off
    with a little help.
     
  23. 49erRider

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    Lue I really like that.

    I thought about doing the wooden spools on the door but the problem with that is I'm always getting new guns and want to rearange them. I think I might go with your idea on the Peg Board.
     
  24. Gik-Tal

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    safe door

    here is what I did with the Velcro:

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  25. Virtuaguyver

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    Yea its very simple to install, cheap, and you can arrange it around whenever you like. Im the same way, still trying to find good shootin' keepers.
     
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    I was just over on www.budsgunshop.com. They have a pistol rack for something like $12.00 - worth checking out.
     
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