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I badly need to do some organizing, as I have managed to accumulate way more than I have room for. The long gun situation is a lost cause, but I'd like to hear about what type pistol racks, door mounted as well as shelf units, you have and/or what you'd recommend to get more guns in an allotted space.

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My brother and I have screwed the cloth over the door shoe holders to the doors of our safes. Cheap and can hold a ton of stuff. Also have socks on a lot of stuff and stack them deep. 

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I have a door organizer that holds some of the small stuff that was taking more space than it should have.  If you have ammo in there, I suggest pulling it all out and reorganizing it.  I picked up a fair amount of room just changing the way I stack it.

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These are the two solutions I used.

Hangs multiple handguns side by side under shelf above long guns
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00AWHLTYM/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Holsters with velcro to fit in where ever I need them, I bought from two different sources, slightly different, booth good. Wife added a couple of stitches to a couple for some smaller guns.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FEJ3YMI/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

My second safe also came with multiple holsters on the door and I may add some more, non velcro types. 

Still running out of space too, so hoping for some additional ideas.

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I use the nylon coated gun hangers like mentioned above.  I've never had any issue - and they seem to do exactly what I want.

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I just put each handgun in a Bore Stores pouch and stack 'em on the shelves. As long as you don't just throw them in there, you can stack 'em as high as space permits and never worry about scratches or damage. ;)

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Not sure if my linked worked so his a pic of the racks I like.

 

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Best solution, buy another safe.  Just like guns, you can't have too many.

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I'd also recommend you remove any bulk ammo and store it somewhere else. I use the silicone gun socks for long guns and cheap pocket holsters for the handguns.  My cabinet is at about double it's rated capacity. 

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1 hour ago, MP5_Rizzo said:

Best solution, buy another safe.  Just like guns, you can't have too many.

He's gonna get in trouble if he tries to add yet another safe to the mix.

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2 minutes ago, MacGyver said:

He's gonna get in trouble if he tries to add yet another safe to the mix.

I’m guessing if he does he’ll end up having to sleep in his smelly boat, eh? 🤢

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2 minutes ago, MacGyver said:

He's gonna get in trouble if he tries to add yet another safe to the mix.

Yeah I used to think that too.  She finally gave up.

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I find that I am resorting to looking at the garage rafters as storage...

I am using gun socks for handguns that I don't have boxes for. I am weird that t I want to keep all my boxed ones in boxes. 

I have some rifle socks, but have not emptied things out to get them all put on. 

I see a second safe or cabinet in my future if I can slip it in while no one is looking. Lol

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6 hours ago, peejman said:

I'd also recommend you remove any bulk ammo and store it somewhere else. I use the silicone gun socks for long guns and cheap pocket holsters for the handguns.  My cabinet is at about double it's rated capacity. 

Only double the capacity? They will hold more than that. Lol. :crazy:

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7 hours ago, MacGyver said:

He's gonna get in trouble if he tries to add yet another safe to the mix.

You don't have a clue how right you are!

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Gun socks are the way to go.  You can pile them up in there and if you don’t take advantage of the attached labels then every time you go into the safe can be a new adventure in discovery.

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3 hours ago, TripleGGG said:

Only double the capacity? They will hold more than that. Lol. :crazy:

I think someone should build a fake back into a safe and have it open into a huge armory room. "Yeah honey everything I have fits in the safe..."

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22 minutes ago, Ronald_55 said:

I think someone should build a fake back into a safe and have it open into a huge armory room. "Yeah honey everything I have fits in the safe..."

Agree 100%

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This is what I bought and then I found out that I really didn't care for either system.  

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019CSOQHI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

The hangers work okay but if you have a heavier pistol, I don't trust them long term.  They tend to flex a little more than I like.   

The racks are great and I like them okay, but they require the shelf to be moved down farther that I care to do.   So I ended up not using them either.  My safe just isn't laid out for that system.  I ended up buying the Liberty accessory door panel and it is enough storage for now. I can fit about three more pistols before I'll have to figure something else out.  


At some point, I'd either like to rebuild the interior of the safe or just relegate this one to the longest guns and get a second safe for the shorter rifles and pistols.  

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39 minutes ago, Capbyrd said:

This is what I bought and then I found out that I really didn't care for either system.  

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B019CSOQHI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

The hangers work okay but if you have a heavier pistol, I don't trust them long term.  They tend to flex a little more than I like.   

The racks are great and I like them okay, but they require the shelf to be moved down farther that I care to do.   So I ended up not using them either.  My safe just isn't laid out for that system.  I ended up buying the Liberty accessory door panel and it is enough storage for now. I can fit about three more pistols before I'll have to figure something else out.  


At some point, I'd either like to rebuild the interior of the safe or just relegate this one to the longest guns and get a second safe for the shorter rifles and pistols.  

I had the same problem. One bent holding my 1911. 

My solution, I quit buying guns. :(

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2 minutes ago, Erik88 said:

My solution, I quit buying guns. :(

Blasphemy!

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7 minutes ago, Erik88 said:

I had the same problem. One bent holding my 1911. 

My solution, I quit buying guns. :(

 

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8 hours ago, Erik88 said:

I had the same problem. One bent holding my 1911. 

My solution, I quit buying guns. :(

That last statement just hurt me! 😭

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