Thought someone was breaking in this morning

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  1. arclight610

    arclight610

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    I heard a loud crash this morning, so I grabbed my G19 and went to investigate. I didn't find anything out of the ordinary so I went back to bed. I found the source of the crash sound this morning.


    My ammo shelf collapsed :embarassed:

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  2. Glock30 Guy

    Glock30 Guy XD40

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    Thats a good sign...means you have plenty! I've been stocking up too. Had to buy another shelf for mine.
     

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    harlenm Millennium Member

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    If you think that is plenty, are you in for a surprise if you see some of the other GT members stashes.
     
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    Times have been tough huh???:supergrin:
     
  5. GlockPride

    GlockPride Glock 23

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    Means your shelves really suck! If you had plenty then you might want to rethink what plenty is and devise some new shelves accordingly.
     
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    stack them on the floor?
     
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    KiloBravo NRA Life Member

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    I store all ammo in designated ammo cans labeled with a strip of duct tape on top of each one. All are in the factory boxes and/or stripper clips. I then stack the ammo cans inside of my very first "Gun Safe." In actuality, it is just one of those cheap thin aluminum bodies stack-on brand lockers that locks shut with a key.

    It works great, is somewhat secure, and even stores the ammo seperate from the guns in my actual cannon safe that I don't keep loaded.
     
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    Carrys Inquisitive

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    I highly suspect you are correct. In fact, I know you to be.


    I've personally seen where a member had taken up most of the space in his garage for stored ammo, so much that no cars could enter. And I don't believe he is alone by any means.

    Though he does shoot quite a bit.:whistling:
     
  9. harlenm

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    Between all my calibers, I have about 9,000 rounds on hand. I know some competitive trap shooters that probably go through that in a month.
     
  10. community

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    I use those shelves. Had many crashes. too much weight on them. If I had known that, I would have installed a different type of shelving unit.
     
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    You can beef them up by simply adding more wall anchors and adding bracing to the outside edge. The OP's pic appears to show that in approximately 24" he has only 1 wall anchor along the back and then the termination bracket at the end. The load was simply too much for one little wall anchor. I have ammo, boxes of documents, luggage, etc., on mine but, I have anchors about every 12" and a brace on the o/s edge every 18" to 24".