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I grew up in a beautiful farmhouse located on a picturesque dirt road. The home was situated on nearly seventy-five acres of rich farmland. Our backyard was huge. During the summer months, my parents, my sister, my friends, and me often played games in the backyard. I particularly enjoyed playing volleyball and badminton in our spacious backyard. On one particular occasion, one of my friends became so competitive that he got tangled in the volleyball net while attempting to prevent the ball from hitting the ground. I have many fond memories of playing sports at my childhood home. On this blog, you will discover the best types of sports equipment to purchase for your backyard.

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Ammunition Storage Fundamentals Every Gun Owner Should Know

by Pat Berry

With many people investing in firearms for personal protection, target practice, and hunting, ammunition sales increase as well. While most new gun owners are cognizant of the need to secure their firearms, they often underestimate the importance of how to store the ammunition that they buy. If you're a new gun owner, there's never been a better time to establish your ammunition storage plan. Here's a look at some of the things to consider for safely and properly storing your ammunition.

Keep It Secure

First and foremost, security should be your priority. Just as you keep your firearms locked up to prevent unauthorized access, the same should be done with your ammunition. The best solution for most who buy ammunition in larger quantities is to invest in ammo cans. These cans are designed specifically to keep your ammunition secure. Some ammo can models even have the ability to lock them, which ensures that you have complete control over access.

Pack It Properly

Another consideration when you're storing ammunition is the way that you pack it. You should keep your ammunition sorted by caliber so that you know exactly what rounds are in each container. Storing them in plastic bags can help to protect against moisture and other hazards. Additionally, add a few desiccant packs in the containers before you seal them up. The desiccant packs will absorb moisture, protecting your ammunition from damage in storage.

Choose The Right Location

Your ammunition should always be stored on a shelf high enough to reduce the risk of any kind of flooding or other water damage. It should also be placed in such a way that it's not a threat for falling in the event of an earthquake or other type of natural disaster.

You'll want to store it in an area that's regulated for temperature and humidity, such as an interior closet or similar space. Don't put it in the attic or the basement because temperature fluctuations, humidity, and similar hazards can be damaging and shorten the lifespan of the ammunition.

Manage Your Stock

When you put your ammunition into ammo cans, you'll want to be sure that you clearly label those cans with the type of ammunition that's in there as well as the date. The goal is to use your oldest ammunition first when you're shooting so that you keep the stock rotated and you don't run the risk of a can sitting there for years while you're using the supplies you just bought. That's a waste of money and ammunition. 

Labeling the cans with the type of ammunition is important because it allows you to determine which type of ammunition is in each can without having to open the containers and expose the ammunition to humidity, moisture, and other hazards in the air repeatedly.

Talk with a gun ammunition supplier near you today for the ammunition and storage equipment that you need.