Using waterproof safes for storage

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  • mm54943

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    I recently bought a sentry safe because I just wanted something small that could easily be hidden for 4-6 pistols and ammo. Reading over the instructions it's saying it's not recommended for firearms due to moisture.

    After researching it a bit more it's apparently due to the water tight seal trapping moisture inside the safe which can cause rust. It's recommended to air out the safe every few weeks. Has anyone experienced pistols rusting in the safe? I put some silica gel packs to absorb moisture.
     

    rpwilson

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    I have a small sentry safe as well, i keep a few all metal handguns in it (1911s) that have not experienced in the past 4 years. I have a few dessicant packs that I bake out the moisture in every 2 months or so, depends on the humidity of the house. I alao keep the handguns in silicone impregnated gun socks while inside the safe, with a coating of oil on them, which is cleaned and reapplied every time I bake the dessicant packs
     

    Sam Colt

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    The fireproof insulation has a high moisture content by design. Not a good choice. Rust, mold, and mildew are common issues.
     
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