Every gun safe remodel is different. Fortunately, Rifle Rods are adaptable to just about any space that has a wooden shelf (this is most gun safes). Liberty Safes are one of the most popular safes and are distributors of Rifle Rods and Handgun Hangers. However, Liberty Safes require a little more forethought to use Rifle Rods if you are planning to keep your side shelves.
One gun safe owner let us perform his gun safe make-over. He has a 24 gun Liberty safe of which one side is being used for long guns. With the standard rack he had 9 guns taking up a space that should hold 12 guns. <See on the left the before image of the gun safe>
After the safe remodel and using Rifle Rods, the long gun storage went from 9 to 14 in the same space. That is an increase of 65% more guns! With Rifle Rods the guns are easier to access and more organized even after increasing the capacity. Handgun Hangers also provide a space saving solution for pistols that normally take up valuable shelf space. Now, handguns are utilizing wasted space and easy to access.
To begin installing Rifle Rods, you first need to apply the loop fabric that is included in Rifle Rods Starter Kits. Remove the shelf that is directly above the long guns in your safe. <See image 1> Cut the fabric to the size/shape of your shelf. Use a staple gun or upholstery tacks to attach the loop fabric to the underside of your shelf. Space the tacks/staples about 4 inches apart. <See image 2>
In Liberty gun safes the rifle rack extends from side to side of the safe, allowing for rifles to be stored on both sides. A metal shelf cover is used to turn the slotted rack into a top side shelf. <See image 3> When using Rifle Rods the standard rack included in the gun safe need to be removed. They take up valuable space and are not needed anymore. When removing the slotted rack, this takes away the top shelf. To keep this top shelf and use Rifle Rods, we used an extra shelf that came with the safe and mounted it with an "L" bracket. Another "L" bracket will need to support the vertical board running up the middle. <See image 4>
Now, the safe is ready for guns. To utilize the space to its full capacity, place iron sites along the back wall and fill in the next two rows with scoped guns. <See image 5 - 7>
That's it! The only extra step is to add the "L" brackets to accommodate the side shelves.
If you are considering Rifle Rods and aren't sure how it will work for your safe, please call us and we will help you find a solution. Some safes, like Liberty, may need a little forethought before installation, but Rifle Rods will work in any safe. The improvement will far exceed a little extra time and effort.
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