What do you use for home ammo storage?

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What do you use for home ammo storage?

Post by djmm » 18 Jan 2021, 7:56 am

What do you guys use to store ammo at home? I understand that we can use simple storage like cash box/ammo crate etc but I don't want to deal with padlocks and I find safes looks better and offer more safety in general.
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Post by Bello » 18 Jan 2021, 8:56 am

Hi Mate
As my collection out grew my safes, the out grown safe became the new storage depot for ammo.
I made some home made shelves for it and, bobs your uncle. :thumbsup:

Its starting to get a bit crowded in there now.
I think it may be time for a new bigger safe. :lol:
I am going to put my protective armour on and talk to the minister for war and finance about a new bigger safe.
If you don't hear from me again, it was nice knowing you :lol:
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Post by Peter988 » 18 Jan 2021, 8:58 am

I use the same storage box that I take away with me. Box is locked and away in a cupboard.
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Post by bladeracer » 18 Jan 2021, 9:38 am

A stack of double-padlocked MTM ammo crates. I bought forty keyed-alike padlocks so I only need one key.
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Post by Denno » 18 Jan 2021, 9:46 am

The ammo storage bit in the top of my gun safe. It’s separately locked
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Post by LawrenceA » 18 Jan 2021, 10:16 am

I use a locker.
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Post by CAVEMAN » 18 Jan 2021, 10:45 am

I got one of these when i outgrew the interior compartment.

Good size, with two moveable shelves. Could add in an extra if needed. I will say though uses a standard size safe key. I would personally prefer a combo set up so not lugging another key.

Got mine for a bit over $200 from memory, so better value than a Bunning's safe and far more room.

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Post by Bugman » 18 Jan 2021, 11:10 am

I kept my old CMI pistol safe and ended up using that to store my ammo. Glad I didn't sell it.
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Post by pomemax » 18 Jan 2021, 12:00 pm

I use
https://www.aussiedisposals.com.au/trac ... 0-cal.html
I drill a 8 mm hole center of lock down flap then fit a 8 mm Stainless eye-bolt ,2 nuts and large plate washer so it can not be pulled through but swivel so I can fit padlock 1 for each cal I have . and bought 20 locks keyed alike so 1 key on ring .
Done the same with trigger locks bought 24 from US keyed alike so only 2 keys on mine and Mrs key-rings
I know i dont need the trigger locks but when they are not in use they are on saves forgetting to fit one for transport .
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Post by JimTom » 18 Jan 2021, 12:30 pm

Mate I have an old military issued metal trunk that has a combo lock on it.
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Post by djmm » 18 Jan 2021, 12:30 pm

Unfortunately due to limited storage space, maximum safe size I could use is around 30x30x25 one, probably won't be able to bulk buy ammos...
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Post by Col » 18 Jan 2021, 6:53 pm

20ft shipping container :)
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Post by djmm » 18 Jan 2021, 7:20 pm

That's actually not a bad idea lol
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Post by bladeracer » 18 Jan 2021, 7:44 pm

djmm wrote:Unfortunately due to limited storage space, maximum safe size I could use is around 30x30x25 one, probably won't be able to bulk buy ammos...


I can fit a case of 5000rds of CCI Std Velocity in an MTM .50BMG ammo can. Only just though.
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Post by JimTom » 18 Jan 2021, 7:47 pm

Col wrote:20ft shipping container :)


That would store quite an amount. Perfect. :thumbsup:
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Post by snag » 18 Jan 2021, 7:57 pm

Old fridges with hasp and staples and padlocks (keyed alike). A $2 disposable dehumidifier in each one and your uncle is definitely named Bob.
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Post by cflake » 18 Jan 2021, 8:46 pm

I use a metal lockable filing cabinet from (I think) officeworks.
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Post by Sarco » 18 Jan 2021, 10:00 pm

I use red lockable tool boxes for each calibre (2 for some that I store larger quantities of), these are then stored in a lockable 2 door steel office cupboard approx 1.3M W, 2.0MH and 0.50 D. However with the exception of 223R and 300BO, these are all pistol rnds/calibres.
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Post by goldiexxxx » 19 Jan 2021, 4:24 am

Ammo cans from Army disposal store, in one of those tall narrow four door steel cabinets.
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Post by Blr243 » 19 Jan 2021, 7:34 am

Home made particle board cabinet screwed to the wall at eye height so very accessible and easy to see into ... hasp and staple / combination padlock
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Post by djmm » 19 Jan 2021, 7:47 pm

Blr243 wrote:Home made particle board cabinet screwed to the wall at eye height so very accessible and easy to see into ... hasp and staple / combination padlock


I was advised that here in NSW we are not allowed to use hardwood/any sort of wood material for storage anymore. I wish we still could at least use hardwood, that would make it so much easier to custom make one (and yet still solid and safe).
A bit weird that a cashbox is allowed (which thieves can just pick up and leave) but a wooden cabinet is not when it is obviously much harder to carry away.
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Post by JimTom » 19 Jan 2021, 8:03 pm

Yeah mate it doesn’t always make sense unfortunately.
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Post by Blr243 » 19 Jan 2021, 9:19 pm

My dog sleeps on a mattress under my ammo cabinet ..My timber cabinet is screwed to the wall ..if a thief tries to remove it his testicles are at the same height as my dogs mouth .....is that legal in Qld?
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Post by yoshie » 20 Jan 2021, 6:43 am

I converted an old power factor correction unit that got replaced at work. Its a heavy gauge metal cupboard 2m tall 400mx 400m square. I put a few shelves in it.
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Post by djmm » 20 Jan 2021, 7:08 am

That's nice. I was considering metal electrical enclosure too but the locks on those enclosure looks very flimsy and easily breached so I decided to use safe instead.
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Post by Oldbloke » 20 Jan 2021, 7:39 am

From a purely safety point of view, a light weight wooden box is the safest. In particular for primers and powder. Next best would be a very light weight metal box that's designed to open/vent in the case of an ignition. But obviously not great for security.

P.S. Once assembled the ammo is pretty safe.
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Post by Rwd22 » 22 Jan 2021, 11:36 am

Lockable steel cabinet from bunnings, originally was using the ammo boxes in the top of the safes, but became increasingly annoying to access everything without pulling the rest out.

I was going to convert my original safe into a shelved cabinet, but ended up rejigging the whole lot and flogging the safe off, still yet to find the ultimate solution :lol:
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Post by Gamerancher » 22 Jan 2021, 12:32 pm

djmm wrote:
Blr243 wrote:Home made particle board cabinet screwed to the wall at eye height so very accessible and easy to see into ... hasp and staple / combination padlock


I was advised that here in NSW we are not allowed to use hardwood/any sort of wood material for storage anymore. I wish we still could at least use hardwood, that would make it so much easier to custom make one (and yet still solid and safe).
A bit weird that a cashbox is allowed (which thieves can just pick up and leave) but a wooden cabinet is not when it is obviously much harder to carry away.


Just wondering who gave you that "advice"? The bloke trying to sell you a safe?

A quick search found this in a NSW Firearms Registry Notification.

The Commissioner of Police has determined the following as the
minimum standard applicable to the ammunition storage container and
locking mechanisms for a licence or permit holder:
The ammunition container must be made of plastic, wood, metal or steel which
is sturdy and not easily penetrated (ie cash box/ammunition box) and be fitted
with a lock which is either:
1. An internal locking mechanism (ie cash box or similar) which is operated
by means of a key, combination lock or other similar locking mechanism
(ie pin number), OR
2. Locked by the use of a hasp and staple (or similar) and fitted with a
padlock.
NOTE: The key to the lock/padlock must not be kept within the firearms
receptacle, or within the immediate vicinity.
Police have the authority to seize firearms and ammunition under section 42
of the Act if they have reasonable cause to believe the firearms or ammunition
are not being kept in accordance with Part 4 of the Act.
The Commissioner has not evaluated or approved any individual receptacles
for safe storage of ammunition. However, any receptacle or lock meeting or
exceeding the features described herein is approved for the purposes of
sections 40(1)(d) & 41(1)(c) of the Act.
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Post by Gamerancher » 22 Jan 2021, 12:35 pm

We used to be able to store longarms in a gun cupboard made of solid timber but that was changed some time ago. Perhaps that is where this stems from?
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Post by Tiger650 » 22 Jan 2021, 1:01 pm

Double door steel locker, picked up from a local school via Gumtree for $80.00.
Interesting point made by the young lady I dealt with is that document lockers are becoming scarcer as folks move to digital storage.
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