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    Basic Features

    Specs

    Package Sizes

    • Rifle Rods Kits 
      • Large- 40 Rifle Rods; 19" x 60" Shelf Liner
      • Medium- 20 Rifle Rods; 19" x 30" Shelf Liner
      • Small- 10 Rifle Rods; 19" x 15" Shelf Liner
    • Rifle Rods Add-ons

    Installation Instructions

    Follow *s for further information and tips.

    Step 1: *Remove notched gun rack.  There is more room for Rifle Rods to maximize storage space without the notched gun rack.

    Step 2: **Remove lowest full-length shelf and attach the Shelf Liner (included in Rifle Rods Kits) to the underside using a staple gun or upholstery tacks.   Space staples or tacks about 3” apart.  Cut off excess loop fabric.  When placing shelf back into safe, it should be as low as possible – 2 inches above the longest gun.

    Step 3: ***Stand gun upright and pull up on Rifle Rod until VelcroTM and Shelf Liner are securely attached.  The Rifle Rod should be halfway in the barrel of the gun or it may bow and compromise the stability of the gun.****

    *For divided safes, if you wish to keep shelves on one side, you can brace the vertical shelf standard with “corner iron” or "L" brackets (not included).

    **For a shelf that has a cut-out for long guns, there are 2 options:

        1. For guns to run up through the shelf, cut loop fabric to shape the cut-out.  Attach fabric removed to the surface directly above.  Run gun barrel and Rifle Rod through shelf and attach Rifle Rod to the fabric above.
        2. If cut-out is not being utilized for longer guns, Shelf Liner is substantial enough to span a small cut-out in the shelf.  Span fabric across cut-out to square off shelf and attach Rifle Rods normally.  Note: Fabric is not strong enough to hold objects above the shelf.

    ***For varying lengths of guns, arrange guns of similar heights together.  If the Rifle Rod is not halfway down the barrel of the gun, an object should be placed underneath the gun to make up for the difference in height.  Suggested objects are: ammo cans, books, or boxes.  The best solution is to build a custom shelf to the size that is desired.  This will give storage for ammo underneath the guns.

    ****Ensure that gun is straight up and down with stock flat on floor of safe. Guns with tapered stocks may need to be shimmed to keep tension off rod heads.   

    FAQs

    What if I have a metal or plastic shelf?

    Some safe manufacturers have switched from a plywood shelf to a metal or plastic shelf.  This does create a challenge for the proper installation of Rifle Rods.  At this point we still recommend a wooden shelf.  Either attach a 3/4" plywood to the bottom of the metal/plastic shelf or replace it all together - Click here for instructions.  The Shelf Liner included in Rifle Rods Kits is the absolute best product that is on the market.  It is an industrial grade loop fabric that does not fray over time, which creates a safe environment for storing guns using Rifle Rods.  
    An adhesive backed loop fabric is not a good long term solution.  We have found that in a humid environment or over a period of time, adhesive will wear out and peel away from its mounted surface.  GSS does not want to sell a product that does not provide longevity for your storage solution.  We realize your gun collection is important to you and we want to provide the highest quality product.  For more information please read our blog post on this subject.

    What is the most space saving layout for Rifle Rods?

    First and foremost, when installing Rifle Rods, remove the notched gun rack.  This unit is no longer necessary and will take away space needed for Rifle Rods to store the maximum amount of guns in your safe. 
    The most efficient way to use Rifle Rods is to make three rows from front to back.  Line guns with iron sights along the back wall of the safe.  Guns with scopes can fill in the middle and front row.  They will spoon nicely with the profile of the gun behind.

    How can I create the most accessibility to my guns?

    For an easy access setup, use the pattern shown below.  By using this setup, each gun is easy to access without having to move other guns out of the way.
            1. Run a row along each side wall of your storage space.  Depending on the depth of your safe rows should be three guns deep running from front to back.
            2. Leave rows open with enough space to reach back and grab a gun from the back row.
            3. Make rows of guns in between two walls as necessary.

    What if I have some guns that are too short for the Rifle Rods?

    For varying lengths of guns, arrange guns of similar heights together.  If the Rifle Rod is not halfway down the barrel of the gun, an object should be placed underneath the gun to make up for the difference in height.  Suggested objects are: ammo cans, books, or boxes.  The best solution is to build a custom shelf to the size that is desired.  This will give storage for ammo underneath the guns.

    Rifle Rods seem loose in my shotguns.  Why aren't they available in different calibers?

    Rifle Rods are made at one standard size for 22 caliber rifles and any caliber size larger.  One of the best features of our products is their versatility.  Everyone's gun collection is different so we want to make sure that our product is one size fits all (excluding smaller than 22 caliber).  Yes, this means that Rifle Rods will have more wiggle room in a 50 gauge shotgun, but this does not hinder the function of the product.  

    Gravity is our friend, keeping the weight of the gun distributed on the floor.  The Rifle Rod only stabilizes the gun in the upright position.  A tighter fit in the barrel may make you feel more comfortable, but you will find over time that Rifle Rods made for specific calibers is an unnecessary feature and would only add to the price of the product.   

     

    To submit another FAQ please contact us!