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Re: [Shop-talk] Maybe the weirest shop related question asked here.

To: Thomas FitzGibbon <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Maybe the weirest shop related question asked here.
From: Paul Parkanzky via Shop-talk <>
Date: Tue, 31 Mar 2020 10:57:02 -0400
Cc: Philip Ethier via Shop-talk <>
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I don't think a revolver is a poor choice but there's no way I'd store
an expensive revolver like that in the garage.

I agree with other commenters that say that if he doesn't have any
intention of carrying the firearm that there's no reason to compromise
with a handgun. I'd choose either a cheap AR-pattern rifle or an
inexpensive shotgun in one of Hornady's rapidsafe wall mounts or a
similar secured wall mount.


On Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 10:50 AM Thomas FitzGibbon via Shop-talk
<> wrote:
> Eric,
> I second the stainless steel revolver recommendation, maybe a Colt Python in 
> .357 magnum.  I'd be concerned that a semi-auto would be more sensitive to 
> that kind of environment, but either way it should not be too challenging.  
> Desiccant packs are going to be critical, especially to protect the ammo as 
> the gun itself should be OK with a light coat of oil.
> Good luck.
> Tom
> On March 29, 2020 at 8:38 PM Philip Ethier via Shop-talk 
> <> wrote:
> I'd recommend a stainless double-action revolver, attached to your person in 
> a holster designed to make it impossible for the cylinder to revolve until 
> the weapon is removed from the holster.
> On Sun, Mar 29, 2020 at 12:58 PM eric--- via Shop-talk < 
>> wrote:
> Ok, I know I've asked some weird questions before, but I think this one will 
> take the cake.
> I live out in the country, and often work well into the night with a large 
> shop door open.  With having bears, coyotes and other large animals in the 
> area, I got to thinking, it might be a good idea to keep a pistol in the 
> garage to scare off any would be 'late night snackers."
> Actually, I had a run-in the other night that made me think about this.
> So my question is, if I have a pistol, in a rapid access safe in a shop 
> environment, what factors should I consider?  I understand that humidity will 
> play a huge role, as will dust (I have to see how 'sealed' the safe is.)
> Is there anything I'm missing that I should consider?  I understand that I 
> will most likely have to clean the weapon often, but is there anything I need 
> to think about?
> Also, I'm open to suggestions for a weapon type.  I thinking an XD-M elite 
> polymer hand gun.  With mostly composite parts.  Similar to a Glock.  (Note, 
> I don't have anything against Glock, I just never owned one.  I do have and 
> love my XD however, so Glock isn't out of consideration.)
> I don't want this to turn into a 2nd amendment thread.  Just a 'what to 
> consider' for leaving a pistol in a shop.
> Note, in my shop I do just about everything, metal work, wood work, car and 
> heavy equipment work, etc.
> Thanks in advance.

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