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Old 06-29-2020, 11:21 AM   #31
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The main problem with foam is that it can hold in moisture, which can lead to rust.

This is mostly an issue with the softer, open-cell foam like the pick-n-pluck that comes in Pelican cases. The closed-cell is more rigid and doesn't hold moisture as well. I do store some of my pistols in a Case Club case, but it has the closed cell and also 2 desiccant packs in it.

That makes sense, but I think the moisture would have to be introduced as water. I doubt that modern foams are hydroscopic. Desiccants and rust inhibitors are always a good idea for long term storage though.


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Old 06-29-2020, 11:26 AM   #32
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If I shouldn't leave them in the foam box I got when i bought the gun my only idea is to throw them all in a cardboard box in the safe. What do you gentlemen do?

@combatpisolspls,

Like some others above mentioned, I put my extra magazines in the same .50 Cal Army surplus ammo cans that I put my ammo (50-rnd boxes of .357 Sig, .40 S&W, and 9mm Luger) in.

I keep two .50 Cal ammo cans and a single .30 Cal ammo can for each caliber, and I purchase 1 case of ammo (= 20 boxes = 1,000 rnds) at a time (for free S&H). Affords plenty of room for both my ammo and my extra magazines.

ETA: All my extra magazines (see https://sigtalk.com/sig-sauer-pistol...ml#post5056058) fit both my M11-A1 and my P229 SSE.

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I mounted a magnetic strip on the wall in my gun storage area and put them all on that.

This is what I do also.
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The brand I bought comes with them. See here.

You get 2 each of 9mm, .40 S&W, and .45ACP along with 2 Molle clips per pouch.
I have those with mine, but I am talking about the patches that say SIG P226, SIG P229 etc...
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Those aren't toys, they're TOOLS!!!


Edit: sorry, my wife was watching me...
Yeah, yeah, tools I meant!
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I have those with mine, but I am talking about the patches that say SIG P226, SIG P229 etc...
Ahhh...sorry about that.

I picked those up here. There are a bunch of companies that sell these, but I've ordered probably a dozen pairs from this one and have been very happy. They are nice quality and shipped within a few business days of ordering even with customization.
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Use clear storage bins with tight lids. Labeled. Stackable.
Easy for grab and go.
However, I maintain only 8 mags for each firearm.
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I do have several of the MTM magazine storage boxes for extra magazines with the closed cell foam. I put a couple of desiccant packs in and haven't had any problems. I do wipe them down with a silicone cloth first though. These are for my long-term storage of mags that I don't use regularly. The numbers on my mags indicate the model it goes with. This one has 229 and 229-1 mags.


To store and transport magazines for range trips and just-in-case purposes, I use Magazine Pouches.


The front is all velcro, so you can patch up as you like.


This way I can just grab what I need and throw it in my range bag. After each trip, I wipe them down with a silicone cloth, reload them, and rotate them into my storage cans.

For me, this has been a good way to keep track of all my mags and make sure they stay in good shape...

Just my 2c worth...YMMV.

I liked yours the best thanks for the help! Just found the: Raiseek Molle 8 Mag Pouch with Cover, Pistol Magazine Storage Pouch
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Why is foam bad?


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Start at the beginning of the thread. If you did start at the beginning than prolly not gonna find the answer.
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Start at the beginning of the thread. If you did start at the beginning than prolly not gonna find the answer.

I did. Doesnít say why it would be a bad thing. Iíve got mine in mtm cases with foam cutouts and Iíve been using them for years without a problem so Iím curious why it would be a bad thing.


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I have had bad experiences with it but not because its bad necessarily. Many things factor in. Where you live, humidity etc. Guys that are organized and cycle thru the inventory dont have a problem. Guy like me who may throw something in a foam case and forget it for how ever long Im not sure lol I was born and raised in east texas. you could watch your gun rust. In Alaska the humidity is low and its dry especially in winter. So I was just saying that starting from the beginning would/should give enough info to decide what works for you. If you have never had a problem with it for years than I guess its not bad for you.
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Currently, I use a cardboard box. Relatively soon, I plan to upgrade that method with a fresh cardboard box. When I purchase ammo online, it arrives in a cardboard box. You get the idea.

For the first 30 years, my old dove-tailed 226 mags lived in a gym bag in an unconditioned closet. They did not suffer from the neglect.

My state (Alabama) is not the most humid of states, but it is quite humid.
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I did. Doesnít say why it would be a bad thing. Iíve got mine in mtm cases with foam cutouts and Iíve been using them for years without a problem so Iím curious why it would be a bad thing.


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The MTM cases I have use the closed-cell foam, which isn't usually a problem unless other factors such as high humidity come into play.

I never thought about it much when I lived in CO with a drier climate, but after having issues with some of my camera equipment after a few years in AR I learned my lesson.
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For me, this has been a good way to keep track of all my mags and make sure they stay in good shape...

Just my 2c worth...YMMV.
I went searching for Nakai branded magazine pouches before I noticed the photo credit and later the link.
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