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We just moved to a VERY humid location and I am worried about storing my guns. My plan is to get a small gun safe to store them. The ones I have looked at do not have doors that are sealed to moisture. Does anyone have any tricks to help keep them from rusting?

My wife suggested that I might want to vacuum seal them - maybe with something to dry the air inside the bag. Has anyone tried this and does it help?

My guess is I would not want to use salt as a desiccant. Does anyone have a good suggestion for a desiccant?
 

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I guess it depends on if it's long term storage or just locked up but ready to use.
Long term I would coat them in some type of Grease (Like a modern version of WWII vintage cosmoline) to seal out moisture.
Short term I would invest in one of the plug in dehumidifiers for gun safes and also pick up some of the rechargeable desiccants to throw in there.
 

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Heater in the storage case. Not sure it should be sealed or not.
 

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Sealing them in a bag will help. I would still keep a close eyeball on them. IMO its where we store guns that is the most important thing. If your already questioning the local, maybe you need to find a better place...
 

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I have the same thing as cscott711 and it works great.just check it every so often to make sure it doesn't need recharged.
 

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Tractor supply has the rechargeable type dehumidifier for $23.00? Picked one up today, will see how it works.
 
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