Gun safe in garage?

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  1. cmonsta

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    I was wondering if anyone keeps their gun safe in an ingested location like the garage? I live in Pennsylvania where tempatures can range from -10 all the way to 100 at times. The garage mwont change quite that dramatically but I would bet it ranges from 30-90 anyway. Will this be an issue for my firearms? Is there something I can do to keep them safe or should I just consider a different location for the safe?
     
  2. greatwhitehunter3

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    You can buy dehumidifiers for gun safes but don't know to what extent they work.
     
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    As long as the safe has a good seal, I would think that the firearms will all be fine with just a safe dehumidifier pack.
     
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    They sell tubs of descant material at home depot etc, like remmet said if it has a good seal no air exchange but I would still want humidity control and with the descant material you have that without have to use electricity.
     
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    I personally would not expose my firearms to the constant temp change.
     
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    When I moved I had no choice. My safe has a very good seal and I lagged it to the floor with 5/8 wedge anchors and epoxy. Guns are in good shape. No rust whatsoever


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  7. Christine

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    We had gun safes in our pole barn back in illinois. Temps from 115 to -20. Super high humidity in the summer.
    We had no problems at all.
     
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    Not ideal but do-able.

    Definitely use some form of dehumidifier and a good anchor system.
     
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    Black guns w/plastic furniture; not much of an issue.

    Heat+humidity+wood+blued steel= Bad news.
    But if you have the cash to spend on a good safe w/good seals and humidity control you should be OK. Keep them clean after every use and VERY oiled.
     

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