Gun Safes offer more than just firearm storage, they need to meet certain requirements to hold ammunition and keeping your gun in perfect condition is vital.Read More... »
Cleaning and storing your gun after use - Between shoots, and especially during that long stretch when the seasons closes, it's important to ensure that our guns are well looked after when they are not being used.The last thing a shooting person wants to find a day before the new season opens is a burst or rusty barrel.
Before storing your firearm in your gun safe, clean it until it shines like a mirror. First off, make sure the gun is unloaded. Then, dab a few drops of good grade gun oil on a rag, open the action and clean off the face of the breech and chamber. Take care not to use too much oil as it can make the inner workings of the gun attract dirt or girt which sticks to the gun.
If it's possible, remove the barrel and clean the bore. If the barrel on your gun doesn’t come off, clean from the muzzle end. It's always best to use professional cleaning rods for this task. Use a first rod, tipped with a brush, to loosen the dirt inside and a second with a small rag on the end to pick up the dirt.
Remember that the tiniest amount of dirt, grit or mud could cause a burst barrel.
After cleaning, guns should never be stored in a case, as they trap the air, giving the moisture inside no place to escape to. Also, the shift in temperature with a gun case can cause condensation, which could cause the gun to rust which is prevented in a gun safe.
If you are a keen shooter and have guns that you regularly use, then you will know that the biggest danger to a gun while it is stored is rust. Rust can corrode the inner workings of your gun, even while it is being stored.
There are a few reasons why shooters use safes to store guns. A key factor is that specially-constructed gun safes are air-tight and keep out the moisture and damp air which can damage your gun.
Another reason – perhaps a more important one – is safety. If you have children, it's crucial that you store your guns in a place where they cannot access them, using trigger or bolt locks to keep their curiosity at bay. You might be tempted to store the guns on a gun rack, but with children around, this would not be a sensible choice.
Criminals often target gun-owners if they are looking to steal guns registered to somebody else, or to use against property-owners during a burglary, so make sure they don’t end up using your own weapon against you. Gun-owners are required by law to store their guns in a place where it would be hard for others to access them.
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