We all have gun stuff. What kind of stuff is in your gun room or safe?
In this part 2 of the series, I’ll be discussing three more items: a casing/shell checker, security cameras, and a free-standing gun rack. Each one of these items has its own use and importance in a gun room.
During a competition, the last thing you want to happen is a malfunction. A common malfunction seen on the range is a gun jam. Sometimes gun jams occur when the ammunition is out of spec. This could happen with both store-bought and reloaded ammo.
Investing in a casing or shell checker, like the Lyman Ammo CheckersTM – Single Check ($20.50), will help to reduce gun malfunctions. You’ll save time and headaches, from dealing with a potential gun malfunction, by using the casing/shell checker before going to the range. Checking our casings and shotgun shells prior to competing has been a saving grace for me and my husband.
Lyman makes a variety of different checkers for a variety of different calibers, and you may even be able to pick up a checker at your local gun store.
Safety and security are important values for my husband and me. Many gun owners feel the same. This is why we have security cameras not only on the outside and inside of our house but also in our gun room.
We use both wired and wireless cameras throughout our house and property. We use Blink wireless cameras and a set of wired cameras purchased from Amazon. We have one of each kind in our gun room.
Check out Brian Armstrong’s articles How to Choose a Security Camera for Your Home Part 1 and Part 2 for a deep dive into how to select a security camera to meet your specific requirements.
Free-standing Gun Rack
Gun storage is another important aspect of a gun room. Some people use lockers, racks, or safes. How you store your firearms is dependent on your own needs.
Note, please follow your state and federal laws when it comes to the safe storage of firearms when children are present in your home.
One of the gun storage items we use is the Folding Metal Gun Rack from Hold Up Displays. This free-standing portable rack holds up to 6 rifles. The rack is also lightweight and durable. We use it as a storage location for some of the rifles, while we are waiting on parts to arrive. By storing them on the rack, we free up countertop space.
These are just a few more items that can be found in my gun room. Taking a little extra time before going to the range to case check your ammunition will prevent headaches in the future. Safety and security are always good priorities to have. Investing in cameras will help to maintain both. Finding a way to organize the firearms located in your gun room will help to keep the space free of clutter and easy to work in.
What are some beneficial items you have in your gun room? Leave a comment.
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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