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by Charles L. Cotton
Fri Feb 08, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: Pistol/revolver rack for gun safe
Replies: 31
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Re: Pistol/revolver rack for gun safe

lawrnk wrote:Did you drill the rear of the safe for the L bracket?
No, I just screwed the L bracket to the pegboard and let sit on the shelf. The L bracket isn't really necessary once you get at least one gun on either side, but I wanted the pegboard to stand up even if I took all of the pistols off. It's really hard to see in this photo, but if you look below the Glock, you can see the L bracket on the shelf.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Mon Feb 04, 2008 12:17 pm
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: Pistol/revolver rack for gun safe
Replies: 31
Views: 15806

Re: Pistol/revolver rack for gun safe

ScubaSigGuy wrote:I am looking at that wondering how well a little shelf underneath for magazine storage might work, since you you have some extra space at the top that way. As long as you aren't storing DE's, it might do
That's a good idea, except I think I'll put it at the top. I can get two more shelf clips like the ones used for the shelves and put a short one above the pegboard. It could lay on top of the pegboard and I can secure the shelf to it with a short "L" bracket.

Thanks,
Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Sun Feb 03, 2008 11:20 pm
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: Pistol/revolver rack for gun safe
Replies: 31
Views: 15806

Re: Pistol/revolver rack for gun safe

HighVelocity wrote:Is that a Glock subcompact snuggling up to a 1911 in the corner? :shock: Oh the horror!
Yes it is. :oops: But, it's Martha's, so it's not my fault. Actually, there are three more in there, but not subcompacts.

Chas.
by Charles L. Cotton
Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:25 pm
Forum: "How To" Tips
Topic: Pistol/revolver rack for gun safe
Replies: 31
Views: 15806

Pistol/revolver rack for gun safe

I use "traditional" pistol racks in my gun safe for my automatics. This is the type of rack that has the pistol stored in the muzzle-up position. This doesn't work very well for revolvers, because of the varying length from the top strap to the bottom of the grip. I've used various type of racks for revolvers, but I never was very happy. I decided to try pegboard and dowel rods and that has worked very well.

I used the heavier pegboard; i.e. 1/4" thickness and 1/4" holes. I cut the pegboard to go across the full width of the safe. I then screwed an "L" bracket on either end of the pegboard to hold it upright until I got the revolvers on it. I then cut 1/4" dowel rods for each revolver so that the dowel rod would go about 2" to 3" into the barrel, except for the "snubs" that got 1 1/2" dowels.

This seems to be the best rack/system I've tried. It's easy to set the height of the dowel rod to fit each individual revolver, simply by sticking it in a higher or lower hole. It's equally easy to set the gap between guns. You can also put shorter revolvers in front of longer ones, such as storing a 2" S&W under and in front of a 6" Model 29. Essentially, you're using the same square footage twice. (I know, there three autos in the rack. :lol: )

It's cheap, easy, flexible and the dowel rods have no chance of harming the barrel.

Chas.

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