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I'm looking to modify a Stack-on 14 gun cabinet to better accomodate pistols and other miscellaneous storage. Has anyone ever done this or read about it being done online? I want to use half of it to store long guns and the other half I want to put in several shelves to store pistols, ammo, and other shooting supplies.

Here is a link to the cabinet: http://www.stack-on.com/categories/security-cabinets-gun-cabinets/products/67
 

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Most gun safes that are 30"+ wide have an adjustabe interior that can be Used to store all long guns or have a dividing wall that splits the safe in half and allows you to have 2 or three shelves. I'm not sure about your model, but some safes have a floor to ceiling shelf bracket system on each side that allow the interior shelves to be adjusted. You could easily do it without the side brackets. Start with a raised floor, space out the dividing wall and basically build a little bookshelf looking thing and drop it in on either side you prefer. Your safe is 21" wide, so I tend to thnk you may be wasting your time and would be better buying a bigger model or a matching one for all your other toys.

We recently threw out 12 gun safe interiors at work. Old gun safes didn't come with interiors standard. You had to buy them as an option and they were specific sizes depending if you ordered a firelining kit with the safe. They were taking up space for years with no hope of finding a home. :-/
 

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Sorry to say it but too small to start with. Everyone has the same issue of not enough safe room.

My solution is to buy a second safe or sell that one and buy a bigger one.
 

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I've got a similar cabinet. The inside of the door is metal, therfore I was trying to find generic nylon holsters with magnets sewn into 1 side.  This way I could stick them on the inside of the door.  The only holsters I was able to find were the ones with velcro that stuck to the inside of a gun safe (not a gun cabinet).  I thought I had seen them once, on the web, but I can;t find them now
 

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Strat688 said:
I've got a similar cabinet. The inside of the door is metal, therfore I was trying to find generic nylon holsters with magnets sewn into 1 side. This way I could stick them on the inside of the door. The only holsters I was able to find were the ones with velcro that stuck to the inside of a gun safe (not a gun cabinet). I thought I had seen them once, on the web, but I can;t find them now
On a right side swing door just cruise EBAY for left hand Serpas. They can sell for the cheap. Works well for a right handed shooter. Home run for a southpaw.
 

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Another option.    Along the same lines as the magnetic holster I mentioned above.  They sell magnetic holsters for electric drills.  Pistols may fit in those fine.
 

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like this
 

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I had the same problem once I got my license. I ended up buying these and problem is solved for now or atleast till I buy more handguns.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Gun-Storage/Gun-Cabinets-Racks|/pc/104792580/c/104730480/sc/104367780/Hyskore174-Modular-3-Gun-Pistol-Rack/708101.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fshooting-gun-storage-gun-cabinets-racks%2F_%2FN-1100212%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104367780%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%253BMMcat104792580%253Bcat104730480&WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104792580%3Bcat104730480%3Bcat104367780

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Shooting/Gun-Storage/Gun-Safes|/pc/104792580/c/104730480/sc/104369580/LOCKDOWN-Handgun-Hanger/1257331.uts?destination=%2Fcatalog%2Fbrowse%2Fshooting-gun-storage-gun-safes%2F_%2FN-1100213%2FNo-48%2FNs-CATEGORY_SEQ_104369580%3FWTz_l%3DSBC%253BMMcat104792580%253Bcat104730480%26WTz_st%3DGuidedNav%26WTz_stype%3DGNP&WTz_l=SBC%3BMMcat104792580%3Bcat104730480%3Bcat104369580

Other then that you can get a pretty cheap add on pistol safe.

good luck
 

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Unfortunately that is the biggest cabinet/safe I can have with my current living situation.  Thanks for the links. I think I will try something like the rackem and maybe install an extra shelf inside.  If I do anything dramatic I'll take photos and post a how to.
 

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Strat688 said:
Another option. Along the same lines as the magnetic holster I mentioned above. They sell magnetic holsters for electric drills. Pistols may fit in those fine.
I am not a big fan of magnets around guns. The problem is, the guns themselves tend to get magnetized over time. this in oitself does not create a problem, but around sand and other environment which mat contain iron particulates which can get ointo the gun and make it really hard to clean. I may be a little more sensitiver to this issue since I am frequently in my shop which is covered with fine iron filing and grinding tailings.

There are very powerful magnets sold for sticking guns underneath desks and the like, if you stick a gun to one of these and then pout it down in my shop it would probably take about an hour to get the iron shavings out of it.
 
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