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Was cleaning and reorganizing things last night, and came to realize that I'm running out of room in my safe. The thing is, I have a lot of space in my safe, but the way the shelving and racks are laid out by default, it's not the most optimal for my current collection

Here's a picture of my interior safe layout - I don't have the door-mounted rack as shown in this example:



What I've found is that I need more rack space for long guns, and that don't really use the shelves at all.

Has anyone out there suggest some good aftermarket rifle racks? Any suggestions on where to start? Or should I consider trying to build something custom?
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Bek, I seem to remember Ody posting a nice dual rack system with opposing positions. Try searching on here a bit. I'd say it was about 2 yrs ago.

Otherwise, I'd just build my own system.

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Ody post #8 might be what I was thinking of.

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Wow those are some old threads.

Bek...I have essentially the same setup as your pic. I can just remove the shelves if needed to make more room for long guns. You can order more another barrel organizer top thingy and just snap it in. Is this not an option for you?
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Wow those are some old threads.

Bek...I have essentially the same setup as your pic. I can just remove the shelves if needed to make more room for long guns. You can order more another barrel organizer top thingy and just snap it in. Is this not an option for you?
Not exactly. In my safe, the 2nd to top shelf only had the cut-out for rifles on one half, but not the other. Hence why I have to figure something else out so I can store rifles on both halves.
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what about cutting the half shelf out...

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what about cutting the half shelf out...
That is an option. But I'm not much of a wood-worker type. Would need a proper saw to recut the shelf. Then I'd have to re-cover the whole thing. It is an option, but given my lack of skill, would probably wind up being sloppy and ghetto as hell.
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Not exactly. In my safe, the 2nd to top shelf only had the cut-out for rifles on one half, but not the other. Hence why I have to figure something else out so I can store rifles on both halves.
That's what Im saying. Pullout the half that is not cutout, and replace it with a new cutout. Some even come like this.

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Bingo - and that's part of what I was asking... whether there's an existing market for these kinds of cut-outs... who's who, any good vendors, etc.

I've tried Googling around and checking out the usual online retailers for such products, but haven't come up with anyone who sells replacement gun safe shelving. At best, I've found pistol rack solutions which I already have covered.

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1 option...
I just called Champion and they said the best route is to bring the piece in you want replicated (remove and swap to other side to ensure fit) in to your dealer and they can process the order. Said it should cost $30-40 for a new top rack.
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what about the temporary shelving thats available to put into shcool lockers to add a shelf might that work?

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1 option...
I just called Champion and they said the best route is to bring the piece in you want replicated (remove and swap to other side to ensure fit) in to your dealer and they can process the order. Said it should cost $30-40 for a new top rack.
Hey, thanks for calling Champion. I might have to follow up with them and see what they're willing to do for me.

The other challenge I have is that I bought my safe from Superior Safe in Plainfield, which was right across the street from Megasports, and they're long-gone now. That, and my safe's brand is Treadlok, which has since been absorbed by Winchester. So I could go to Winchester for support, but their site offers no other information regarding accessories.

In either case, I'll get my exact measurements tonight & follow up with Champion. If they're willing to make me some fresh cutouts, then I'll be good to go. Thanks!

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what about the temporary shelving thats available to put into shcool lockers to add a shelf might that work?
The thing is, I don't want shelves. If you look at the Standard configuration above, the middle row shelf example... I have a 1 piece shelf that has the rifle rack "grooves" cut out on the left side, and would like grooves cut on the right side so I can shove in more long-guns.
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I've been wanting to do this as well. Too many guns touching each other the 2x a year I pull them out.

My shelves are near empty.
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