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Old 08-13-2020, 04:02 PM   #1
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Silicone "socks"

Anyone here keep your gun(s) in these?
Do they work as they say?
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Old 08-13-2020, 04:33 PM   #2
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You would be better served w/ MTM's safe storage plastic boxes that were recently introduced.

IF,your humidity is above 50%,a silicone sock is not air tight.
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As in Bore-stores? Yes, I have a few, in use for maybe five years now.

Bearing in mind my guns are/were plastic fantastics, they work for what I wanted (something to wrap them up in, in the safe) I suppose. I certainly haven’t noticed any ill effects; this was a succession of M&P, HKs, a Walther, several Glocks, a Ruger New Model (ok, that one was steel ) and now a couple small Sigs.
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I store firearms in silicone impregnated socks and bore stores.

So far, no corrosion whatsoever. I also have the plug in dehumidifier sticks in the safes.

They even keep things from going bump in the dark...
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I use them for my rifles and shotguns, in the safe....no rust, no dings on wood stocks...
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greetings...

we have these never shot rifles... 12ga pump + 22lr + 5.56 in borestores in unconditioned safe in outside wall closet in cheezconsin... since 2006... zero corrosion...

all my used rifles and handguns... when not being used... are in borestores... they work...

Protective Gun Cases Silicone Treated - Bore Stores

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You would be better served w/ MTM's safe storage plastic boxes that were recently introduced.

IF,your humidity is above 50%,a silicone sock is not air tight.
Are the MTM boxes any better than the case my Sigs came in?
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Guns that are in my safe are stored in silicone impregnated socks. It's not the only thing I use to prevent condensation that leads to rust but is one of the tools in the toolbox for doing so.

Another benefit of the socks is helping to prevent dings and scratches on your guns when taking them in and out of the safe.
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Does anyone have a particular favorite website to purchase them from? I looked at amazon and the Borestore P2's were unavailable and the other's shipping was crazy expensive.
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How long are the Bore Stores effective? Mine are really old and I wonder if I should replace them?
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I use Bore-Stores but I put my pistols inside a plastic bag that is not totally sealed, but the open end is wrapped over the outside of the bag, and then into the Bore-Store. I do this to keep the light coat of Breakfree CLP on the exterior metal from getting on the Bore-Store. This has worked well for me but I don't live in an area where the humidity inside the house gets high for extended periods of time. Bore-Stores cushion the pistol inside for protection and make for efficient space use inside my modest size gun cabinet.

I also keep a small rechargeable mini dehumidifier that uses silica gel bead inside the cabinet for extra measure similar to the one in the link below.

https://www.amazon.com/Improved-Eva-...0222861&sr=8-9

Though I don't use them myself I have read good things about Zerust Corrosion Vapor Capsules products that can also add extra protection inside a cabinet/safe. They also make VCI bags.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=zerust&ref=nb_sb_noss_1

https://www.amazon.com/Zerust-11327-...s%2C192&sr=8-3

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