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Pistol stands

Post by 6712 halit » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:27 pm

I get bored fast and and cant sit in a chair for 5 min without doing anything.
Since my health dont allow me to work (im getting better, this is NOT a cry for help story lol) i have been doing some projects.

Anyways, I have been scanning the internet for a while for handgun racks. I have not found anything that made me go WOW. And they are pricy!
So, today i took a car trip and bought foam. A thick foam intended for lying on when repairing cars. Or just take a nap on!
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I have done racks for my handguns some while ago but i used different kind of foam and its a rack inside my gunsafe.
It hit me that i could do some good handgun stands with this. When i clean them or inspect or what ever.

I allso made some tool organizer and inlay for my range bag.
So this is what the endproducts look like.
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I have no clue what to do tomorrow LOL!
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:54 pm

Pretty nice, I just have the wire racks for inside my safe. I would use some of the plastidip spray paint on the pipe insulation foam to make it look a little cleaner.
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Post by 6712 halit » Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:58 pm

TL1000RSquid wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:54 pm
Pretty nice, I just have the wire racks for inside my safe. I would use some of the plastidip spray paint on the pipe insulation foam to make it look a little cleaner.
TY sir!
Now i know what to do tomorrow lol :-BD
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:46 pm

Very creative stuff; I like the range bag idea. How much was the nap mat?
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:54 pm

6712 halit wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:58 pm
TL1000RSquid wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:54 pm
Pretty nice, I just have the wire racks for inside my safe. I would use some of the plastidip spray paint on the pipe insulation foam to make it look a little cleaner.
TY sir!
Now i know what to do tomorrow lol :-BD
I use the spray on plastidip stuff whenever i cut foam for gun cases. Makes it look a little better makes the foam a little stiffer/sturdier and in case of pluckable foam helps keep it from tearing once the cutting is done.
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Post by LT USN (Ret.) » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:17 pm

TL1000RSquid wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:54 pm
in case of pluckable foam helps keep it from tearing once the cutting is done
Do you just spray on the top of the foam or down into the plucked out spaces?

I set up a Pelican case for 6 pistols plus mags and I can see how it will break down after awhile.
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Re: Pistol stands

Post by 6712 halit » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:49 pm

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:46 pm
Very creative stuff; I like the range bag idea. How much was the nap mat?
Cost 299SEK. About US $31.
Its 6 parts. I have not mesured how big the parts are.
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Post by TL1000RSquid » Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:56 pm

LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:17 pm
TL1000RSquid wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:54 pm
in case of pluckable foam helps keep it from tearing once the cutting is done
Do you just spray on the top of the foam or down into the plucked out spaces?

I set up a Pelican case for 6 pistols plus mags and I can see how it will break down after awhile.
I spray a coat or two into the plucked areas, not as heavy as I go on the surface area but enough to stiffen it up and hopfully keep any from tearing in the future, so far so good.
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Post by 6712 halit » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:09 pm

TL1000RSquid wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:56 pm
LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:17 pm
TL1000RSquid wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:54 pm
in case of pluckable foam helps keep it from tearing once the cutting is done
Do you just spray on the top of the foam or down into the plucked out spaces?

I set up a Pelican case for 6 pistols plus mags and I can see how it will break down after awhile.
I spray a coat or two into the plucked areas, not as heavy as I go on the surface area but enough to stiffen it up and hopfully keep any from tearing in the future, so far so good.
I have a question to you guys.
This foam i used is more like EVA foam and it differs a lot from the foam in Pelican cases.
Allmost no air bubbles at all in this foam. Would you guys plastidip it anyway?
If none have a suggestion i might just let it be as it is and see how durable it is.
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Re: Pistol stands

Post by TL1000RSquid » Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:43 pm

6712 halit wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:09 pm
TL1000RSquid wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 5:56 pm
LT USN (Ret.) wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:17 pm
Do you just spray on the top of the foam or down into the plucked out spaces?

I set up a Pelican case for 6 pistols plus mags and I can see how it will break down after awhile.
I spray a coat or two into the plucked areas, not as heavy as I go on the surface area but enough to stiffen it up and hopfully keep any from tearing in the future, so far so good.
I have a question to you guys.
This foam i used is more like EVA foam and it differs a lot from the foam in Pelican cases.
Allmost no air bubbles at all in this foam. Would you guys plastidip it anyway?
If none have a suggestion i might just let it be as it is and see how durable it is.
The main foam probably leave as is, would just do it on the pipe insulation, to cover the writing and to make it black to match the main base.
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Post by spen48 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:34 pm

That is a pretty cool Idea. I may steal it. I have been knocking my brain for a way to store my mags. This is how I handled some of my pistol storage.

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Re: Pistol stands

Post by 6712 halit » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:42 pm

TL1000RSquid wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:43 pm
The main foam probably leave as is, would just do it on the pipe insulation, to cover the writing and to make it black to match the main base.
Thx mate!
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Re: Pistol stands

Post by 6712 halit » Sun Sep 30, 2018 11:57 pm

spen48 wrote:
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:34 pm
That is a pretty cool Idea. I may steal it. I have been knocking my brain for a way to store my mags. This is how I handled some of my pistol storage.

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Have you done that rack? It looks like a pro-built. Its some deadspace under the rack but that looks awesome!

My stands is to have on the table while cleaning and so on.
I have a different type in my gunvalve. I have to dig it out of the valve to maybe give you a new idea. It has a tight fit in my valve.
Not the prettyest rack but works for me.
Ok so here is the rack in my safe.

You guys on the other side of the pawn use & store your guns for self defense. And i understand for the importance of reaching the handguns as effectivly and quickly as possible.
My purpose is only for competitive using. Therefor my rack might not work for you.
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To make the rack steady i glued in 2 thin 90 degree steel profiles and connected them to each other.
Bet you can find something that will fit at your lokal home depot.
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Post by spen48 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:21 am

It is an Amazon bought kit but I modified for my needs. I do lock up most of my stuff, but I also have things in other places besides my gun cabinet. This is the kit.

https://www.amazon.com/BenchMaster-BMWR ... istol+rack

the kit just didn't sit right in my cabinet but now it allows me to keep part of handguns neat and protected. Plus I have room underneath to put a loaded mag or 2 for "just in case" moments. It isn't perfect by any means. I like that mat you have and that has me doing more thinking.
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Re: Pistol stands

Post by 6712 halit » Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:40 am

spen48 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 1:21 am
It is an Amazon bought kit but I modified for my needs. I do lock up most of my stuff, but I also have things in other places besides my gun cabinet. This is the kit.

https://www.amazon.com/BenchMaster-BMWR ... istol+rack
Your rack is awesome!
I dont think that you have to modify the rack. Get it a little bit higher and put in a foam with mag-holes under it.
On the other hand it might get to tight for you to get them out when needed. Maybe some kind of colored plexiglass (cheap but you might need some power tools to cut and modify) or hard plastic with some washers to make the proper gap between the mags.
Or something like this but for mags to have under your rack:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsBHqxZ0tRo&t=2s
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Post by spen48 » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:07 am

The reason I did the tilt on the rack was because it didn’t fit right in my cabinet and allow easy removal of pistols. It comes with these plastic tubes holding it together. They didn’t support the weight so I replaced them with threaded rods.
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Re: Pistol stands

Post by 6712 halit » Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:34 am

spen48 wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:07 am
The reason I did the tilt on the rack was because it didn’t fit right in my cabinet and allow easy removal of pistols. It comes with these plastic tubes holding it together. They didn’t support the weight so I replaced them with threaded rods.
I got it and its a neat solution. It looks good and the mags are easy to reach.
I have tryed with things i have in hand and the best i came up with is ammo boxes.
They varie a small amount but it works and there is no snagging.
A 9mm Luger box can fit 2 mags but that might be to close to each other and may cause some difficulitys when you have to take them out quickly.
The Sellier Bellot box is a little bit to small in my opinion.
A 22lr box is a much looser fit but im sure the take out will be much smother. You can glue boxes to each other. The only cost here is the glue since you have the ammo boxes. And maybe some paintjob to make it look different or match the rack.

I tryed them and figured out that the only mods you have to do is to put something under the boxes to get the right angle.
For that you could use foam or anything that is hard enough to hold for the weight of the mags.

When the boxes get weared out you just put in new boxes.

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I would like some feedback on your solution if possible. TY!
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Post by Broxson » Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:13 am

I just use an ammo can with a foam insert. You guys are making me look lazy over here.
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Re: Pistol stands

Post by 6712 halit » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:18 am

Broxson wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:13 am
I just use an ammo can with a foam insert. You guys are making me look lazy over here.
HAHAHA
No worries mate! What i can see of your posts is that you are a very busy man with all your projects.
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