Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: storing ammo

  1. #1
    Senior Member bluecat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Pay Heed All Who Enter
    Posts
    8,522

    storing ammo

    Is it a good idea to store ammo in the gun safe? Beyond the getting ammo out of reach for kids, is it the recommended approach?

    If there is a possible fire, your safe is now a bomb but at least it's a contained bomb.


    If you guys had guns, where would you store your ammo?


    Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

  2. #2
    Senior Member DParker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    TX, where the chili has no beans
    Posts
    5,762
    Quote Originally Posted by bluecat View Post
    Is it a good idea to store ammo in the gun safe? Beyond the getting ammo out of reach for kids, is it the recommended approach?

    If there is a possible fire, your safe is now a bomb but at least it's a contained bomb.


    If you guys had guns, where would you store your ammo?


    Thanks, I'll hang up and listen.
    Aye, there's the rub. I'm really going to miss that boat.

    But, hypothetically speaking...yes, I would store ammunition (if I had some) in my gun safe (if I had one) along with my guns (if I had any). Rounds popping off individually, even in rapid succession, almost certainly won't turn your safe into a bomb. There's just not enough of an instantaneous increase in pressure. But it likely would cause serious damage to your hypothetical guns, just because of all the brass flying around. But if there's enough of a fire in your garage to cause ammo inside a safe to cook off, that heat is likely going to seriously damage everything inside that safe anyway...and whatever else the exploding ammo does to it is going to be the least of your worries.
    Don't go ninja-in' nobody don't need ninja-in'.
    - Diemon Dave

  3. #3
    Senior Member Swamp Fox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Carolinas and sometimes Virginia
    Posts
    14,097
    If I owned guns, I wouldn't want them in a safe with rounds cooking off. Seems like you're already up the creek, but why make it worse? Besides, from what little I know, I wouldn't want the ammunition stored where pressure could build up in the first place. And on top of that, it seems like a waste of expensive space.

    Your ammo would be just as well off in a locked closet or wooden footlocker. A vented locker like you see in some workplaces would work well, if it sat flat on the floor without legs. (Or with legs if someone weren’t going to collapse it with a lot of real ammo. Legs would be fine for cap strips or bubble solution, but be careful with the latter. A gallon of that stuff is more than eight pounds.)

    I didn't find a suitable metal locker in a quick search, but you might have better luck. In the meantime, these are handy:



    https://www.majorsurplus.com/105-mm-...-ammo-box.html

  4. #4
    Senior Member bluecat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Pay Heed All Who Enter
    Posts
    8,522
    Thanks, that helps. I put that qualifier there because most here just shoot bows but there was a member a while back I recall that lost a big part of his gun collection in an elongated lightweight self-propelled water craft accident.



    Why is it that when a mass shooting occurs "the left" blame the gun but when someone drives through a crowd of people or sets off a pressure cooker bomb full of nails or attacks a crowd of people with a hammer, the person is at fault.
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

  5. #5
    Senior Member Swamp Fox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Carolinas and sometimes Virginia
    Posts
    14,097
    It's because guns are symbols of the patriarchy.

    Pressure cookers, not so much.

  6. #6
    Senior Member DParker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    TX, where the chili has no beans
    Posts
    5,762
    Quote Originally Posted by Swamp Fox View Post
    It's because guns are symbols of the patriarchy.

    Pressure cookers, not so much.
    Don't go ninja-in' nobody don't need ninja-in'.
    - Diemon Dave

  7. #7
    Senior Member bluecat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Pay Heed All Who Enter
    Posts
    8,522
    lol!
    I write English not so well, but this thin string for sewing or fabric-making my funny wheel getickles. Baron von Schtupp

  8. #8
    Senior Member Swamp Fox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Carolinas and sometimes Virginia
    Posts
    14,097
    Very good.

  9. #9
    Senior Member Swamp Fox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Carolinas and sometimes Virginia
    Posts
    14,097
    Jimmy Kimmel Writer Completely Botches The Constitution


    Bess Kalb, a writer for Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show, displayed shocking ignorance about the Constitution on Monday, and then claimed sexism when people corrected her.

    In a now-deleted tweet, Kalb said, “Real quick seems worth clarifying the Second Amendment isn’t in the Constitution. It’s an amendment to the Constitution.”

    Twitter user Jon Bender responded, explaining that the Second Amendment is considered to be in the “amended version” of the Constitution.


    Kalb apparently didn’t appreciate being corrected and accused Bender of sexism.



    And hilarity ensued from there, including a lesson on which amendments recognize women's right to vote, outlaw slavery, and guarantee everyone's right to say really, really stupid stuff without interference from the government.

    I don't know if anyone got into any of the unoriginal and unenumerated "rights" Bess probably cares about. I suppose it wouldn't have been a fair fight, but maybe a woman could have tried.

    No, on second thought, that would have been a betrayal of the sisterhood ... LOL


    http://dailycaller.com/2017/10/09/ji...-constitution/

  10. #10
    Senior Member Jon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Delaware
    Posts
    1,013
    I don't store my ammo in my gun safe simply because there's just no room to do so. I do, however, store my ammo in a cabinet all by itself.
    A very good friend lost his whole house in a fire, he was awoken on the 4th of July, 2015 to allot of flames and heat. He rescued his daughter and wife but his family dog went back in the house for whatever reason and perished.
    He had a gun safe that survived, one Glock was melted but the rest of his guns had no damage. He also had a bunch of ammo under his bed, he warned the fire chief about it and he said that when ammo pops off in a fire, it rarely has enough force to hurt someone. They found rounds on the street a few hundred feet away from the house the next morning.
    I know gun safes are heat rated for x amount of minutes. I don't think ammo would be set off from the amount of heat generated inside that safe although I could be completely wrong.
    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •