September 12, 2022 5 min read
As each year passes, your gun collection is bound to get larger and larger, as well as all the accessories you will need to purchase. Ammo, scopes, extra magazines — all of these items, along with your firearms, can take up a lot of space if not properly organized.
Below is what you should think about when considering a gun safe or closet, some frequently asked questions, 12 ideas for your future gun storage solutions, and how Spartan Mounts can provide you with the best-selling gun mount options.
As with most gun-related things, there are some things to be aware of before remodeling your closet for gun storage. Knowing these tips is essential for both you and your guns so everything can be up to par for safety, security, and storage.
Security should be at the forefront of your mind when storing your guns in a closet. While there are benefits to owning a gun safe or closet, there are still some key takeaways. First off, a closet itself without much remodeling will be easy to access for any home intruders or children. Because of this, it is recommended to invest in high-quality locks, security cameras, and motion detectors.
One essential part of gun storage, regardless of where you are putting your firearms, is to understand the fire risk it can pose and the precautions you can take to mitigate or even prevent. Flammables lockers are an excellent choice to store any ammo or gunpowder, and installing heating, cooling, and dehumidifier units will help keep your items in pristine condition.
One of the best aspects of converting your closet into a gun storage space is that it is likely already somewhat optimized for storage. You will have to remove certain parts of the closet to fully optimize it, but closets are already mostly free space for you to work with.
Some way to maximize total storage is utilizing different wall mounts for your various firearms, which provides aesthetically pleasing storage for your best-looking weapons and more room for other storage needs, such as ammo, scopes, and other accessories.
One of the first things gun owners think about when making a gun closet is how to integrate a hidden door. For that, we can turn to the internet for different ideas. The one linked above is disguised as a pool cue rack.
Lighting may not seem important to some, but for others, it can help complete gun storage solutions. You may decide to utilize some LED strip lights for a cheaper and more diverse selection of lighting. Alternatively, you can go the more expensive traditional route and install your preferred light fixtures.
Rifles are likely some of the most expensive in your collection, and you would want to put them front and center. Luckily, Spartan Mounts offers a plethora of different choices of wall mounts for your rifles, so you can store them how you want to.
Handgun and pistol mounts are also essential, as they can provide easy access while displaying your impressive collection of smaller firearms. A wide selection of handgun mounts can also be found at Spartan Mounts.
Without proper storage, keeping track of extra magazines can often be a hectic mess. Once again, Spartan Mounts offers a solution with its selection of magazine mounts and gun magazine organizers to choose from.
Like rifles, shotguns are another type of gun you’ll likely want to display in your gun closet, but they are also a go-to for home defense, so like handguns, you’ll want the ease of access to them that mounts provide. A wide selection of shotgun mounts can also be found at Spartan Mounts.
Upkeep of your firearms is essential to keep them operating at peak efficiency, and there is no reason not to include a cleaning station in your gun closet. Even if you are working with limited space, there are smaller cleaning stations to consider.
If you’re a gun owner with a large enough collection to warrant the need for a gun closet, chances are you’re an avid hunter. Why not spice up your gun closet with your hunting trophies, and add your personal touch? If you own enough closet space, you can display anything ranging from bucks to ducks.
One of the most important things for gun owners is to be able to reach their weapons quickly. Thankfully, there are ways to integrate quick access to your gun closet and the firearms inside.
As stated above, anything mounted on a wall can be easily accessible, but if you are looking for an extra layer of security while retaining that quick access, you can purchase safe storage like the one linked above and place it in your gun cabinet.
Temperature control is vital when storing firearms and ammo prevents any damage that could occur to your guns.
To achieve optimal protection it is best to utilize a combination of heating, cooling, and dehumidifier units to keep everything in your gun closet in pristine condition. Utilize flammable lockers to prevent your gunpowder from getting too wet or dry.
Security is essential for your gun storage space, and one of the best ideas is to install an alarm, motion detector, security camera, or all three. By doing this, you can ensure that you know who enters your gun cabinet, how they entered, and when they entered.
There are numerous ways to rig these security measures up, including setting up a door trigger so that if unwanted visitors try to enter, you can know without them being aware.
Finally, no gun closet would be complete without some hidden gun storage space thrown into the mix. There are multiple ways to accomplish this, but one of the more popular choices seems to be a fake picture on the wall with a gun hidden inside or behind it. Pistol and magazine mounts can be a great option for building your own storage!
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Still wondering about gun closet storage? Read on for some of the most commonly asked questions.
Yes, and there are multiple options to choose from that will fit any size closet.
Yes, but there are certain state laws to keep in mind when storing firearms. There are 11 states with gun storage laws related to firearm locking devices. If a weapon is not stored properly you may be liable to state law, so make sure you are up to date on your local gun laws when designing your gun closet.
Yes, for the most part. Gun closets can provide ample storage for your firearms away from irresponsible individuals in your home, especially if you install a locking doorknob. However, if you plan to store large amounts of ammo, it is best to invest in a temperature-controlled environment and a flammable locker. Also, note that without extra security, closets may be broken into, and are inherently not as secure as a full gun safe.
Gun organization is the key to gun safety for yourself and everyone in your household. Gun closets provide an ideal space for those with gun collections and allow you to display and store your guns with the care they deserve.
Visit Spartan Mounts today to start investing in your gun closet future!