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    Planning a move soon. Starting the packing process. So here is the question. Packing most of my HK pistols (and some other brands) in their original boxes for the move. How long do you feel it’s ok to leave them packed up until I get moved? They are all (besides a couple edc’s) unloaded, lubed and properly wiped down and oiled for short term storage. So how long are they ok in their cases until moved and properly reinstalled into their “safe spaces” 😁. Sorry couldn’t resist the wording. Shouldn’t be over a few weeks (3ish). Thanks.

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    They sit in those boxes sometimes for years. You may want to buy some new desiccant and throw a couple pouches in there if concerned.


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    I would put the pistol in a plastic bag and then in the case. If you wipe it down with a preservative then it will not be touching foam that can absorb and trap moisture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jt15550 View Post
    They sit in those boxes sometimes for years. You may want to buy some new desiccant and throw a couple pouches in there if concerned.


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    This. As long as they are in a temperature controlled environment with no huge swings in humidity - you're fine.


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    Where do they sell those small dissiccant pouches?? They will be in the current home then transferred to new home within one day btw.

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    Time to buy a lot of shoes!

    (or go to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Dry-Packets-P...s%2C142&sr=8-6)

    Oh wait one day? I don't think you have anything to worry about. I've left them in longer than that with no issues.

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    Thanks! Now I wish I hadn’t thrown so many of those little dudes away in the past. I seem to have a problem with that. 🤔 sounds like for a few weeks they will be ok.

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    I store most of my pistols cleaned and lightly lubed in the factory cases for years with no issues.

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    I'm curious to know what downside to storing in the original box you're contemplating?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomasconnor View Post
    I'm curious to know what downside to storing in the original box you're contemplating?
    It's usually a bad idea to store guns inside foam padded cases and pistol rugs. The foam tends to retain moisture, and the overall box prevents circulation. And, I'm sure you know the gun + moisture = unhappy you.

    You should be checking for humidity in your gun safe too. I have a humidity gauge in mine, along with a Golden Rod and Eva Dry.
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