Saturday, December 27, 2008

Long Term Underground Firearm and Ammo Storage

There is quite a bit of 'net' wisdom out there on the best way to prepare and store a firearm and ammunition for "just in case". Most of this information is theoretical and should work out just fine, but in most cases the end results of these preparations have yet to be determined.

Backwoods Home Magazine has the end results of one such experiment.

By Charles Wood

Back in the early 1990s the outlook for the nation in general and gun owners in particular seemed rather grim to many people. A few years earlier in 1986, Congress had banned civilians from owning newly manufactured machine guns. There was ever more strident talk of banning semi-automatic weapons or so called assault weapons. Many of us regarded a semi-automatic rifle as the foundation of a home defense battery. Many of us believed that more laws banning ever more types of guns were imminent. About that time I acquired a Ruger Ranch Rifle through a private sale. I decided to stash it away in a safe place just in case my worst fear was to materialize, another gun ban.
Head on over and give it a read, some good advice on prepping guns and ammo for long term storage.


Unknown said...

you are right there is a requirement to store our firearms !! but government make a right decision on this topic as you have seen more and more children make violence at their schools and colleges with their parents’ owned firearms.
To overcome these type of violence.

Thanks for this post

Anonymous said...



Do you have some statistics to back up your statement that (a) "more and more children make violence at their schools," and (b) "with their parents’ owned firearms" - or is it just how you feeeel?

Anonymous said...

Besides, where I live there is no "requirement" to "store" our firearms (whatever that entails).

And I don't think that is the kind of "storage" this post is getting at.

John R said...

Glad you jumped in there Curtis, thanks.

I think Gene is the reincarnation of one of my favorite antis. Here is some of his work: