Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Gun Safes – Size Matters

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Protecting our office or homes from each and every burglary or theft is not possible. However safes provide additional safety to our valuable possessions, and always act as an added protection.

Safes can be used for two purposes, firstly, storing precious items like jewelry, diamonds etc. and secondly, for storing, dangerous goods or items like guns, chemicals, bullets, etc. People all over the world are killed everyday due to accidental gun shots.

Such accidents can be prevented, by keeping guns locked in a gun safe, away from hands of kids, thieves, and other unwanted people. Fire proof or fire resistant safes also protect the guns, in case of a fire breaks out in the house. Again, the size of the safe should be determined by the number of guns you possess, or are planning to purchase, and their sizes.

Bigger the safe, more costly it will be, if you don’t compromise on the quality of the metal. Generally people buy smaller safes if they have pistols only. The shelves in such safes are easily removable and hence you can easily arrange the guns in whatever manner you like. The benefit of having smaller safes is that, they can easily be hidden under...

Friday, January 24, 2014

Gun Safes How They Can Help You

A good gun safe can protect your guns from thieves and unwanted people, and probably, the cost of buying the safe will be much less as compared to the cost of replacement, in case your guns are stolen.

Only best quality

Gun safes of the best quality are generally made out of solid steel. However, there are different kinds of steel available in the market. You should always opt for thicker steel and of higher quality, because better the quality of the safe, higher is the protection.

There are some cons about thick steel as well- drilling a safe made out of thick steel to the ground, or the wall is much more difficult as compared to lower quality safes, because of the quality of the steel.

Where to buy?

You can purchase gun safes from any store that sells guns. You can also find many gun safes on the Internet. Most online stores will ship anywhere in Canada and the United States.

You might get a great deal if you purchase the safe from a wholesaler directly, and even if you have to bear the shipping costs, it will be much cheaper than the full/original price of the gun safe at a retail outlet. You may still get a cheaper cost than if you bought the safe at full price.


Sunday, January 5, 2014

Gun Cleaning 101

If the gun fails to fire in that situation, you probably won’t live to regret it anyway. Neither will your family. (Of course, you can hide in your room and wait for your local overworked and understaffed police force to come to your rescue.

But that’s another subject.) Clean Your Gun!

Cleaning Tips

Use a bronze wire brush for normal bore cleaning. When removing copper, heavy lead fouling, or plastic shotgun wad fouling use a nylon brush with Shooters Choice or similar bore cleaner. (Shooters Choice is a powerful bore cleaner, will eat bronze brushes.)

Run the bronze brush through the bore once for every round fired. (I prefer Hoppes #9 solvent for light cleaning.) If you are serious about the care of your gun invest in a coated steel or brass cleaning rod. Aluminum rods are soft. They collect grit and particles that can scratch the bore. Wipe the rod off after every pass through the bore. Use a brass jag to push patches through the bore.

Dragging a dirty patch in a slotted tip back through the bore is not what I call cleaning. Use a bore guide or brass “bumper” to protect the chamber or muzzle crown from damage. Clean the action with a blast of pressurized solvent such as Gun Scrubber by Birchwood Casey. It cleans without leaving a residue. Oil Lightly! Oil attracts dirt! If you can see oil, you probably oiled too much! If you’re concerned that you’ve oiled too much, try storing your gun with the barrel down.

This will prevent oil or solvent from seeping into the wooden stock. Strip clean about every 800 rounds or so. If you don’t know how and don’t have an owners manual, take the gun to a Gunsmith. It doesn’t cost that much. (It’s cheaper than having him replace that spring that went flying into the recesses of your oh so clean garage or basement work room.) There’s much more to gun care, but this info should put you ahead of the game.

If you want to learn more, check out a hobby gunsmith course such as one offered here at The Fish Creek House and Gun Club in Southwest Montana We offer Firearms training repair, rebluing, nickel, chrome plating, teflon, custom work from recoil pad installation to complete custom rifles and handguns built to your specs.