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Old November 26th, 2019, 10:09 PM   #46
 
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I don't have anything fancy like most of the people in this thread. I keep most of my ammo in two latching footlocker-sized plastic storage boxes you might see strapped down in the back of a pickup truck.
Same here. Rubbermaid Action Packer. I can put a small padlock in each of the two end latches to secure the contents.



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I'm using ammo cans packed into a spare closet at the moment, but I'm considering a Jobbox like what you can buy down at Home Depot. You can find them second hand for abut $150 or so. Will be sturdy, somewhat secure, and hold quite a bit.
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I have always used ammo cans and metal cabinets. But ever since the last ammo shortage we all experienced a few years ago, I have also included the metal job-box.
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Same here. Rubbermaid Action Packer. I can put a small padlock in each of the two end latches to secure the contents.


Whatever you store ammo in make sure you can lift it.

I use ammo cans specifically so I can toss the ammo out the backdoor in the event of a fire.

It’s a shame Obama destroyed the can supply because they were always a cheap durable no brainer method of storage.


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Extra heavy duty 4 drawer filing cabinets from a business I used to run. All have locks.Not for stiopping breakin but enough to keepthem away from my 7 grandchildren. 4 0f whom are walking but too young to undrstand why not to touch.
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...I use ammo cans specifically so I can toss the ammo out the backdoor in the event of a fire...
As a firefighter, this statement puzzles me. If a fire "does" occur in your residence when you are at home, a properly prepared, able-bodied person should be able to extinguish the fire (after alerting any other residents to evacuate). Calling, or having someone call 9-1-1 is important in getting a response going if your extinguishing efforts do fail. IMO, moving ammo cans from the interior to the outside of a structure on fire is a waste of time and effort, and may jeopardize your life if you are overcome by the products of combustion and convective heat while "moving your ammo". Properly stored small arms ammunition involved in a residential structure fire is mainly a short-range, brass casing fragmentation hazard. A round chambered in a firearm is a true long-range hazard, if the round cooks off.

Ultimately, implementing and maintaining proper fire prevention measures is the best way to minimize the occurance of a fire in your home.
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In their shipping boxes, under the bed. And/or in an antique oak bookcase type open cabinet that I think sometime in the past held sewing patterns in an old store. The safe is for guns and important papers.
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As a firefighter, this statement puzzles me. If a fire "does" occur in your residence when you are at home, a properly prepared, able-bodied person should be able to extinguish the fire (after alerting any other residents to evacuate). Calling, or having someone call 9-1-1 is important in getting a response going if your extinguishing efforts do fail. IMO, moving ammo cans from the interior to the outside of a structure on fire is a waste of time and effort, and may jeopardize your life if you are overcome by the products of combustion and convective heat while "moving your ammo". Properly stored small arms ammunition involved in a residential structure fire is mainly a short-range, brass casing fragmentation hazard. A round chambered in a firearm is a true long-range hazard, if the round cooks off.



Ultimately, implementing and maintaining proper fire prevention measures is the best way to minimize the occurance of a fire in your home.


I live rural no hydrant or pond, VFD with response time of about 20 mins.

In 35 years we’ve had two fires I put both out with extinguishers so I have two five pounders.

The only practical stuff I can save quickly is guns and ammo.

FD response to two fires my cousin had was to show up in time to watch the walls cave in, so yeah call 911 pray and do what one can to save what’s easiest.


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Metal ammo cans, and a few plastic ones stacked in the basement. On top of them I keep my emergency supply of drinking water.
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