Alternative gun storage

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by MXGreg, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

    I got tired of having multiple sheet metal gun cabinets, one Stack-on long gun cabinet, one Stack-on pistol cabinet, and another long gun cabinet I bought used. I wanted something bigger, and a little more secure, without going to a full blown safe that's the size of a small van. I did a little searching and saw something that some guys were doing. I thought it was a good idea and I like building things, so I set out looking for the perfect starting point. A week later I had what I was looking for.


    After a few days of gutting, cleaning, carpeting, and accessorizing, I ended up with this.


    It may not be as secure as a safe but it is a lot more stealthy (blends in nice with my slot machine and other stuff). It is more secure than the sheet metal cabinets though. The door has a nice gasket to seal out moisture and it is insulated so it should give some heat protection even though it's not fire proof. The area where the compressor was can hold a lot of ammo cans.

    I'm really happy with the way it turned out. Now if only I had a gun to put in it (damn boat accident).
  2. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    Now that is interesting.

  3. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    Very nicely done lol
  4. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    Thats cool! I want one
  5. greg_r

    greg_r Lifetime Supporter

  6. Bull

    Bull Just a Man Supporting Member

    Very cool!...... Fine piece of redneckgeneering!.
  7. colthrash

    colthrash Member

    leave the coin slot operational, and spend the money on ammo...
  8. Not2ManyGuns

    Not2ManyGuns Member

    Ah-Oh! Now that you posted that photo, all the thieving shiftless people on this forum will know where to look.:D
  9. Think1st

    Think1st Supporting Member

    Or leave the coin slot operational, and use it as an additional part of the security mechanism. $.50 In the slot before the key will work.:cool:
  10. Visper

    Visper AK = Automatic Killer!?! Supporting Member

    Very creative! Now you have things that go pop in a pop dispenser!
  11. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Very neat. Good job. Despite the gasket seal, you'll still want some sort of desiccant or humidity control inside.

    Peace favor your sword,
  12. rippinryno

    rippinryno Well-Known Member

    Very cool! I'm in the market for a gun safe. Currently my safe is the walk in closet and it's getting a bit cluttered.
  13. USMC_VET

    USMC_VET Supporting Member

    Very nice !! :D , I use a snap on roll-away for my firearms and ammo
  14. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

    If you notice the white oval shaped thing in there, that's one of those desiccant dehumidifiers.
  15. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Is it the Eva-Dry? Some of the items were easy to identify like the bucket-o-bullets and the wheelgun speedloaders. Some were more guesswork. Wasn't sure about desiccant. They come in so many shapes and sizes. :)

    Peace favor your sword,
  16. 0311

    0311 Member

    How much was the machine? Where did you find it?

    I like the idea of HIDING your stuff in plain sight.
  17. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    That is <radio edit> awesome. I have one of those sitting broken down at the fire station. I would love to steal your idea, and I just may once we get settled.
  18. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

    I put an ad on Craigslist that I was looking for an old pop machine, working or not. Prices ranged from $50 to $200. I paid $100 for this one just for the fact it was close to me. I'm sure if you look around you may be able to pick one up for free. A lot more people have them around than you'd think.

    Also, do a google search for "pop machine gun safe" to get ideas. Mine's not the first one.
  19. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    Well, I'll never be able to build one then. I can only find SODA machines around here.....

  20. MXGreg

    MXGreg Supporting Member

    I had that problem when I moved out to Colorado. I'd ask for a pop and would get a funny look and a "What?". Had to learn how to ask for a soda. Moved back to Minnesota and had to revert back to asking for a pop. At least you don't live down south where everything is a Coke.