It’s imperative when storing guns and ammo that they be stored properly. Make sure that your handguns are safely racked in such a way that they don’t bump into each other. Even minor bumps and scratches can become a starting point for rust, which can spell an early demise for your weapon. Make sure that each gun is unloaded while stored, but continue to treat each gun as if it were still loaded. Position your pistol rack so that each gun is pointed toward the back of the safe. This ensures that a misfire while retrieving a pistol from the safe won’t be pointed directly at you.