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I am sure many of you guys have the same problem I am having. The shelving in most gun cabinets is not very well designed for pistol storage. Looking for some good ideas for storing my handguns in the safe in an easily accessible way. I have looked at door storage, but $80+ for a piece of fabric that I may or may not like doe snot really interest me. Anyone have ideas? I am pretty handy and like to build stuff myself, so that's fair game.
 

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I use the gun hangers inside a few cabinets though out the house to hold a quick get to emergency self defense pistol.

If your not to proud and want to save a couple of dollars. A storage compartment for the inside of a safe door can be fashioned for use by visiting the house hold storage dept of your local hardware store, Walmart or even Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/24-Pockets-S...22881038&sr=8-3&keywords=shoe+storage+hanging
 

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Antique tool I used a 1x6 and 1/4" aluminum rod, still need to make another.
 

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I use the gun hangers inside a few cabinets though out the house to hold a quick get to emergency self defense pistol.

If your not to proud and want to save a couple of dollars. A storage compartment for the inside of a safe door can be fashioned for use by visiting the house hold storage dept of your local hardware store, Walmart or even Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/24-Pockets-S...22881038&sr=8-3&keywords=shoe+storage+hanging
I've got one of those in my pantry holding snacks and stuff for the kids lunches... maybe something like that would work. Nice idea.
 

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That is nice... did you coat the rod? I worry about scratching the inside of the barrel.
Yes, electrical shrink wrap
 
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Is the foam durable? I have seen these online and they just don't look that sturdy. Maybe they are stronger than they look.
the foam is pretty good but I am planning to use the design to make some out of wood and cloth or maybe plexiglass
 
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the foam is pretty good but I am planning to use the design to make some out of wood and cloth or maybe plexiglass
Yeah, I think I can make something like that with slots underneath for magazines.
 

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That looks great! But I'm thinking they wouldn't work for anything smaller than a .32 cal.
I'm wondering if you couldn't use 3/16 or 5/32 rod so they would even work for 22's - or if the rod might be too weak.
Maybe use steel rod instead. Neat idea....
I did think of that, but I was worried about steel in the barrel even if it was covered since it will eventually wear. A few of my .22 pistols are heavy and I am not sure how well the smaller rod would hold up to a single six or how small it would have to be to fit after covered.
 

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That looks great! But I'm thinking they wouldn't work for anything smaller than a .32 cal.
I'm wondering if you couldn't use 3/16 or 5/32 rod so they would even work for 22's - or if the rod might be too weak.
Maybe use steel rod instead. Neat idea....

A Brass rod would be better than steel
 
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A Brass rod would be better than steel
I don't think one small enough to fit a large .22 would hold one. Maybe aluminum cleaning rod sections?
 

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I did think of that, but I was worried about steel in the barrel even if it was covered since it will eventually wear. A few of my .22 pistols are heavy and I am not sure how well the smaller rod would hold up to a single six or how small it would have to be to fit after covered.
I'm thinking that since the bottom of the butt is resting on the shelf the rod wouldn't really be holding much of the weight of the gun - just keeping it standing upright on the butt. With shrink tubing over the rod and the end of the rod rounded off, I wouldn't really be be worried about scratching the interior of the barrel. That stuff is pretty tough, and it isn't like the rod will be going in and out of the barrel a lot. Really not much different than the wire under-the-shelf holders. 5/32" rod is only .156" diameter and with a pie of 3/16" shrink tubing on it, it should still be less than .18"-.20" diameter. I think I'm going to give this a try.
 
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