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Old 01-01-2008, 09:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any ideas on a good ammo storage container? I really don't want it in my safe - and have been brainstorming for a few hours trying to figure out a good solution. Old school gym lockers - foot lockers - cheap safes .. gotta be something out there that I can dump a shit-ton of ammo into, put a lock on it and feel semi-secure it's not going anywhere and at the same time not compromise the goodies inside my safe in case of a fire.

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Edit: Just for an idea of where I'm sitting right now - I have about 4000 rounds of 7.62x39 - 1200 7.62x51 - 4500 7.62x54R - 1500 .225/5.56 - 1000+ .45ACP - probably 4 cases of 12 gauge (nothing special) and maybe another 1000 rounds of misc. 9mm and .38 special - .357.

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Old 01-01-2008, 10:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A pawn shop construction site box works well.

The newer, $$$er, job site boxes have dual cubby holes to help protect those locks. Just be sure to anchor it to your garage/shed/whatever floor. Or, you can be crafty and glue some hardwood veneer onto it and stain/paint it to match whatever is in your man room.

Look on Craigslist for JoBox, Knack, JobSite, GreenLee, Kobalt, etc. construction/tool/boxes.
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Thanks man - didn't even think of those - this is looking pretty damn pimp --

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...5679_200335679
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Lowes has their Kobalt boxes (look exactly like Northerns) for less. And the one near my house has them for $268+tax.

LOWES $288 Box



But, like I said, your pawn shops and Craigslist might have better deals and the $$ saved can be used for more ammo.
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Thanks man - didn't even think of those - this is looking pretty damn pimp --

http://www.northerntool.com/webapp/w...5679_200335679
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Lowes has their Kobalt boxes (look exactly like Northerns) for less. And the one near my house has them for $268+tax.

LOWES $288 Box



But, like I said, your pawn shops and Craigslist might have better deals and the $$ saved can be used for more ammo.
Lowe's didn't have theirs for me to look at. The one at Northern looked pretty cheap. Booger welds. Flimsy hinges, etc. I realize this is not supposed to be gun safe quality, but they really didn't look very stout at all. Are the more expensive brands proportionately better built?
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Home Depot will have Greenlee which is top of the line in these job boxes. $259 + tax where I am from
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Lowe's didn't have theirs for me to look at. The one at Northern looked pretty cheap. Booger welds. Flimsy hinges, etc. I realize this is not supposed to be gun safe quality, but they really didn't look very stout at all. Are the more expensive brands proportionately better built?
The selection at my Lowes isn't too bad.....mainly just overly aggressive grinding.

I'm familiar with JoBox and Knaack quality, but if their QC has transformed to resemble everyone else's...then who knows? Those are "premium" monikers, so they're likely in the $400+ range. Also, IIRC, those didn't have cubby holes for the locks.
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For storage of ammo at our joint, our garage is under the house which is double brick construction. Dad and I are making a small cage in the corner with 1/4 sqaure posts and 1/4 reinforcing and a thickish wire mesh welded into place, in the corner of the garage. the plan being that ammo is safe and locked in a seperate area in a locked gararge.
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A pawn shop construction site box works well. .
seems people are catching on to this

I also have an old school locker. you can get those off craigslist for $20 all day long.
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I have a couple of old school lockers we got rid of at work.
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Gonna run by Home Depot on the way home and see if they have the Greenlee stuff - if so, I'll check to see if they are weatherproof - would assume they are since job sites see weather and stuff.. might pick one up and bolt it to the concrete in my garage.
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Home Depot by my house had Rigid and Greenlee - the Greenlee looked nicer - as well as bigger. Just gotta figure out where the hell I'm gonna put that damn thing now.
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