Gun storage method

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    Bigragu
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    hey, all. I recently had to find a way to store my pcp’s, should the need arise that I take one off of the one on my bench mounted gun vice to work on another. I have to let you know, I don’t own a gun safe, only a gun cabinet that two springers and a couple of powder burners occupy. My “gun/reloading room is a small 5’x9’, so I had to get creative in a storage system that would allow me to just hang the gun and it had to be effective without a burden in both storing it and taking up valuable real estate. I didn’t want any head knockers with guns mounted above me, and due to worn out rotator cuffs, I didn’t want to be reaching overhead.

    while cruising the aisles at Home Depot, the garage storage section, I found these Tornado hangers. Really built stout and they have a thick protective rubber coating so as not to scratch or mar up any gun I hang it on. Each hanger is rated at 40 lbs, and I use two of them per gun, the large style Tornado hook bearing the weight and attached to a stud, and the small version meant to cradle the barrel at a point that balances the offset weight due to a scope. I offset the top bracket just very slightly to just catch a balance point, as I don’t want a lot of pressure against a barrel shroud when leaning a gun.

    Naturally due to the offset, the top hanger is off of the stud, so I use (2) 40 lb rated drywall anchors and throw a drop of adhesive on the back of the anchor, just for good measure.

    https://www.homedepot.com/p/Tornado-40-lb-Tornado-Large-Orange-Vinyl-Coated-Steel-Wall-Mount-J-Hook-48034/202639947

     

    The system came out sweet. So easy to get a gun on and off. It’s perfect for bullpup type guns depending on where you orient the hooks. On standard rifles I would use the Tornado hanger with the flat, non curved prongs as to catch the shoulder pad, the a hook mounted sideways just to catch the lean point like I did the bullpup guns.

    Just thought I’d share to anyone dealing with like a studio apartment or if wanting to mount pcp guns inside a closet.

     

     

     

    At the level i chose to mount the pcp’s, it allows me to also check the pressure gage at a glance without having to remove the gun from the hangers, to always make sure the gun isn’t leaking air. 

     

    I gotta say, as I’m almost completely out of room, I’m glad I don’t own a lot of PCP’s. This is good reason not to buy another, lol!

     

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    vinny
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    I haven’t seen those b4. Great ideaπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ those May be the answer to my problem as well. Thanks for sharing that!!!!!

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    Bigragu
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    vinny

    I haven’t seen those b4. Great ideaπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ those May be the answer to my problem as well. Thanks for sharing that!!!!!

    Vinny, the last pic shows that I used the smaller version of the hook on top. Originally I used the large hook, but it needed more “swing out” when pulling the barrel off of the hook with the large one. Might not be a big deal, but in the pic with the gun close to those storage bins of mine, it barely made it out as the barrel would hit the bins. The smaller hooks up top are the ticket.

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    Raden1942
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    That's sweet. I live next to the bay/ocean so I'm not completely convinced that they wouldn't rust over the years. My dads guns have definitely grown a small amount of rust over 20 years we've lived here but I imagine for 75 to 85 percent of folks that would be awsome. I spent as much as an fx getting a sealed safe, heat bar to atomize humidity and desiccant to remove it…..by the way. Your closet reminds me of Michelle Phifer's Ford mustang in cherry 2000. She had those style of hooks in her car doors holding mini 14s shotguns and uzis. Totally sweet. 

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    Bigragu
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    Ha! I keep a couple of those plug in to recharge desiccant boxes. I plug them in every couple of weeks for 24 hours, then just hang them at each end of this room. Seems to work pretty good.

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    Bigragu

    Ha! I keep a couple of those plug in to recharge desiccant boxes. I plug them in every couple of weeks for 24 hours, then just hang them at each end of this room. Seems to work pretty good.

    Great idea Bigragu

    I never would have considered hanging rifles vertically

    But then again I'm not very imaginative!!!

    Please explain or provide a link to "those plugin rechargeable desiccant boxes"

    Thanks

    Ed

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    Bigragu
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    https://www.amazon.com/Improved-Eva-dry-333-Renewable-Dehumidifier/dp/B000H0XFCS

     

    here you go, Ed. This is one I’ve pulled off of Amazon. The one labeled by Remington I bought from Sportsman’s warehouse. Every manufacturer of some type of firearm has branded these with their own name, I believe.

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    SilentSquirrel
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    Thank you. Bigragu

    This solved the problem

    Ed

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    Joekrooz
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    Looks very similar to the hooks I used in my small closet…great minds think alike.

     

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    Bigragu
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    Nice set up you got, Joe. Is this closet at home or a place of business? Reason I ask, is I’ve never seen a T-Bar ceiling in residential, only commercial.

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    Bigragu

    Nice set up you got, Joe. Is this closet at home or a place of business? Reason I ask, is I’ve never seen a T-Bar ceiling in residential, only commercial.

    Thanks!  Residential, basement drop ceiling. 

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    Bigragu
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    Last question, Joe. What is that pan cap over your wall outlet? What is the reason for that? 

     

    I thought about sidewall mounting, with the guns horizontal like yours, but that rifle on top (Edgun?) would tear my rotator cuffs up every time I went to grab it. Too many years of pushing self tapping screws in with an impact drill.

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    Joekrooz
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    It’s just a shelf over the outlet for a little extra storage or place to set phone while charging. 
      Bullpups hang on wall and long guns are on a standing rack on other wall. I used to have all guns in locking cabinets, now the closet is locked for safety. Stack-on 14 gun cabinet would only hold 5or 6 guns comfortably and would always bang them into each other getting them in and out. 

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