We all have gun stuff. What kind of stuff is in your gun room or safe?
What’s in your Gun Room? My quick and easy response would be “guns.” But, what about everything else? What else do you have in your gun room? Another easy answer would be “ammo.” Let’s go a little bit further than that. With this series, I’ll share the things I find useful, interesting, or helpful to have in a gun room.
I understand that some of you may not have a dedicated room to call a “gun room.” That’s okay! Although the items I’ll be discussing are in my gun room, a lot of them can be stowed away in a cabinet, gun safe, or closet until they’re needed.
Sylvan Arms Mat
A good mat is a necessary accessory for any gun room to protect both the work surface and the firearm from scratches and marring. The Sylvan Arms Rifle Shotgun Rubberized Maintenance Mat is one of my favorite gun mats. There’s a non-slip coating on the bottom of the mat to prevent it from moving on your table or countertop. There are deep, recessed sections to keep parts, tools, and other small parts organized.
One of the coolest features of this gun mat is the magnetic pad. This area comes in handy when you’re assembling, or disassembling your gun. Place all the small parts in this area to prevent you from losing them, or having them roll on the floor.
Because this gun mat has a soft environmentally friendly polymer surface, washing it is simple. The mat comes with hanging tabs to easily hang the mat up for drying. The polymer surface also protects your gun and tabletop/countertop.
If you’re looking for a smaller mat, Sylvan Arms also offers a pistol version of this mat.
Having good lighting is very important in any space you use to build, clean, or maintain your firearms. With low light, you will struggle to see what you’re doing. There are many different styles of lights out there. The best lights that work in my gun room are super bright white LED shop lights. My husband found the Barrina LED T5 Light Fixtures on Amazon.
These lights provide more than a 2200 lumens output with a 20w low power consumption. They have a slim design, and they are easy to install. We purchased a 6-pack of 4ft fixtures. This was plenty for our space. They can be expanded if your space requires more.
Obsidian Arms Armorer’s Punch Set
A good set of punches will help any gun build go smoothly. Obsidian Arms has a great set of punches in their AR-15 Amororer’s punch set. This set comes with 12 different professional punches and tools made from 4140 alloy steel. This set has all the punches and tools required to assemble and disassemble both the AR-15 upper and lower.
A high-quality canvas roll-up pouch is included with this set of punches. This allows you to store the punch set in any easy-to-reach location. Obsidian Arms offers a lifetime warranty on all their punches in this set. If you happen to break a punch, they’ll replace it!
These are just a few of my favorite items in my gun room, and all of them have their own importance. A good gun mat should be in every gun room to prevent any damage to the gun you’re working on, and the surface you’re doing the work on. Adequate lighting will help you to better see the small areas of a gun while cleaning it. A good punch set will make the assembly or disassembly, of a firearm, go quicker.
If you enjoyed this article, leave a comment on what some of your favorite gun room items are.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Meaghan Roble is an anti-gunner turned gun activist. She is a USCCA-certified instructor and an NRA-certified range safety officer. Meaghan is an A Girl & A Gun Chapter Facilitator and the Wisconsin State Director for DC Project. She owns her own Firearms Training & Education business, Roble Defense, and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others.
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