Ammo/Gun Cabinet

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  1. Exile_D

    Exile_D benevolent tyrant Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    I've been looking for something less bulky and heavy than an actual safe that I can store my ammo in. Plus I don't have room for another safe, lol. A friend sent me this link and it looks like a good option, but I don't know much about these. I like the total weight and weight per shelf it can support as well as the adjustability.
    Overall seems like a quality product, and priced as such. ;)

    https://www.secureitgunstorage.com/product/ammo-cabinet-model-1824/
     
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    drypowder Les Deplorables Charter Member

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    Seems like an expensive way to store ammo. Any steel cabinet with shelves will get the job done.

    I have this cabinet and use it for guns, gear and some ammo. You could set up the adjustable shelves for ammo-only storage. As a bonus, if you run out of room in the gun safe, you could move your cheaper firearms to the cabinet.

    https://www.stack-on.com/product/18-gun-security-cabinet/
     
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    Catfish E Pluribus Mendacium Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I can buy a *lot* of stack-able .mil ammo cans for $699
     
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    amnesia Habitual Trader Staff Member Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Sent you a text with pic and link.
     
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    Why not look into old school lockers? My gunsmith has several of them in his shop that he stores supplies in.

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    I have one locking Stack-On cabinet for 9mm and 45acp and a bunch of ammo cans stacked in a locked closet for the rest. Unless you are really worried about theft or sneaky kids no need to get crazy.
     
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    I have a stack on 22 gun safe that I store ammo in 30 cal boxes. I originally planned on using it for guns but it was delivered damaged (it is out of square so the door does not open smoothly), I did not feel like screwing around with returning it. I just fill it with ammo now. I ended up getting a much nicer safe from Taltons.
     
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    Exile_D benevolent tyrant Benefactor Charter Life Member

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    Got it, thanks! I wish I had the space to build some shelves like that. Also, I should have specified I am looking for a locking solution, doh!
    I am not too worried about the kids right now, but if they turn out to be anything like me when I was young, it will all have to be locked up! lol! :p

    I will check out the stack-on ones. Do the shelves in the old gym lockers support enough weight for several full 30 cal boxes per shelf? I need to store mostly 5.56 and .22lr at the moment. All my handgun rounds fit in the current safes... for now.
     
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    Friday Polite-Knock raid Charter Member Supporting Member

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    I wanted something for ammo too. Didn't have to be safe-like, but lockable would be nice.
    I went into the Goodwill and found a 42" lateral file cabinet for $25. Perfect! It had a lock but no keys and was in great shape.
    So I contact the manufacturer for a replacement key. I think it was $14 for two keys.

    I'm not a file cabinet expert but I got to looking and this thing is built like a tank.
    Turns out what I bought at the Goodwill for $25 is this-
    https://www.findofficefurniture.com...MIieXY4f7h3wIVg0SGCh0K4AsMEAYYCSABEgJ7__D_BwE
     
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    I have a steel cabinet with steel shelf's. I have maybe 1000 rounds of ammo or most of my reloading bullets on each shelf without a problem. Put a latch on the outside with a lock. The bottom is also filled with ammo and lead to keep it from being top heavy. Might have paid around $100 for it years ago.
     
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    Here are a couple pictures
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    That cabinet looks well built if you need to keep the footprint to a minimum. A job box would hold more capacity and would be more secure and look incognito in a location like a garage for half the price or less. If you have the space for the footprint, most job boxes are 32" or 48".
     
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    Check out your local used furniture or thrift stores for metal cabinets. I've got two wardrobe types and one shelved storage locker. Hasps added to the doors and back walls lagged screwed into 2x4s.. Most of my ammo is stored in ammo cans however.
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    Yes to all of the above that don't pay extra because it's "designed" for guns/ammo.

    I use an inexpensive steel cabinet, set up similar to what CD posted. Ammo in cans inside the cabinet. That's more for organization than anything. I can get a little loose in that department if I don't keep a handle on it.

    If you look around, you can find things in the hardware aisle that cost extra a few aisles over in sporting goods. Brushes are a perfect example.
     
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    You are right CZ but those were not the answer. I have ammo cans from Harbor Freight that I put different most calibers in that I shoot often. When I need some ammo I go to them instead of the cabinet. I treat reloading as therapy and just enjoy reloading. I know that I am KnotRight!

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    Friday Polite-Knock raid Charter Member Supporting Member

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    That's what sent me into the Goodwill. I looked at the stack-ons and such and really couldn't justify the cost.
    The Goodwill had all manner of wood cabinets too that would be easy to afix a lock. There was a great big armoire looking cabinet for $100 that caught my eye. That thing would've held a store full of ammo and more stuff. I wanted something short that I could place under a window so the file cabinet worked out good.
    I heartily suggest shopping some of your local thrift shops. You be amazed at what you can find in there for cheap.
     
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    Sleipnir Not who you think I am

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    Fourdrawer, locking file cabinet for me. It was $10.00 at the local thrift shop and came with keys.
     
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    Friday Polite-Knock raid Charter Member Supporting Member

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    And you know a file cabinet never really crossed my mind until I saw it. Turns out to work real well for this chore.