Arms Preservation Inc. Firearm & Ammunition Storage Bags
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Are you thinking about stashing a few firearms just in case? Looking for a way to safeguard some guns for a SHTF situation…or just between hunting seasons? Maybe you’ll be transporting some of your ammo and want to ensure it stays safe and dry on your three-hour cruise.  Arms Preservation has a new line of new storage bags designed to make that simple.

Here’s their press release . . .

Arms Preservation Inc. Firearm & Ammunition Storage Bags utilize a combination of Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) chemistry and carefully chosen barrier packaging materials to prevent the corrosion of firearms, firearm parts, and ammunition during storage for 5 years or more depending on use. A.P.I. anti-corrosion storage bags are based on military tested and approved designs which are reusable and safe for all metals, finishes, optics, stocks, ammo, primers, and electronics since the bags leave no residues behind and do not require the use of any messy oils or greases.

A.P.I. anti-corrosion storage bags have a wide range of applications which can include storing hunting firearms during off seasons (with scopes mounted), safely storing guns while away on deployment, to preserve priceless family heirlooms, storing guns that are rarely used (safe queens), or if storing firearms and ammo in humid, damp, or coastal environments.

Arms Preservation Inc. Firearm & Ammunition Storage Bags

The following Arms Preservation Inc. Firearm & Ammunition Storage Bags are currently available for pre-order online and will begin shipping late September 2021.

    • Velcro Pistol Storage Bag 11” X 15” OD 
    • Velcro Shotgun Storage Bag 11” X 54” OD 
    • Velcro Tactical Rifle Storage Bag 14” X 49” OD 
    • Parts & Ammo Storage Bags (5 Pack) – 8” X 11” OD 
    • .50 Cal Ammo Can Liner 
    • .30 Cal Ammo Can Liner

What you can expect from Arms Preservation Inc. Anti-Corrosion Firearm Storage Bags:

    • 100% Re-usable Corrosion Protection For at least 5 Years and Beyond Depending on Use 
    • Heavy Duty, Industrial Grade Velcro Closure

    • Will Not Damage Optics, Electronics, or ANY Non-Metal Parts
    • Preserved Firearms Require ZERO Maintenance
    • Firearms are ready to use immediately out of the bag
    • Safe for Ammunition Primers and Powders

How Arms Preservation Inc. Anti-Corrosion Storage Bags Work

Arms Preservation Inc. Firearm & Ammunition Storage Bags

The VCI impregnated internal layer is where the anti-corrosive properties of the A.P.I. storage bags are emitted from. The presence of metal draws the VCI molecules out of the interior layer which are then attracted to the interior and exterior metal surfaces of your firearm. These VCI molecules coat all metal surfaces with a one molecule thick layer that stops corrosion before it can begin. This one molecule thick layer of VCI chemistry easily dissipates off of the firearm with no cleaning necessary once the gun is removed from the bag and because of this, the firearm is ready for immediate use.

The exterior barrier layer of the A.P.I. Gun Bags performs two tasks; it blocks harmful corrosion causing elements from entering the bag by passing through the various materials while also securing the corrosion inhibiting VCI chemistry inside the bag. This allows the bag to protect your firearms and ammunition for longer than any other VCI product on the market.

The limiting factor on how long an A.P.I. Gun Bag will provide anti-corrosion protection depends on how long the bag is able to keep the VCI chemistry locked in. Because our chosen barrier layer does not let any VCI chemistry permeate it, the only way for the chemistry to escape is when the bag is opened and closed. Bags that are opened and closed several times throughout a year will provide protection for approximately 5 years. Bags that are not opened frequently can maintain their protective qualities for many years beyond that.


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    • You can, but if you do, you’ll have to re-vacuum pack them.

      I’ve heard of a version of that stuff, and it apparently works.

      Very useful for folks (like me) who live in humid climates…

      • I live in the dry climate of SoCal desert country, and yet for some reason I’ve been battling humidity in my gun safe for the past two years. Something I’ve never noticed before in the previous two decades. I just placed another large desiccant can in there three weeks ago, and it’s already turned green, whereas it used to take three to six months before needing to be swapped out.

        This past year, I upgraded all my gun cases to newer models that have seals and desiccant packs built it.

        • It sounds as if you have a leak some place in the wall near your gun safe if you have had no problems prior and suddenly have developed significant problems. Perhaps checking with a plumber would be beneficial.

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    • I have a one of the ZCorr bags that I kept a PDW in it stored in my spare tire compartment for at least four years. No problems with rust when I pulled it out and the ammo all fired fine. Didn’t realize they quit making them….it is time to replace the ones I have anyway.

    • Hello, my name is Jason with Arms Pres. I’m really impressed to see the reference because I was actually their program manager for several years. I’m glad to see people still remember the name! Once I learned that the mfg had completely shut their line down at the start of this year I took the opportunity to launch Arms Preservation Inc. The API firearm and ammo storage bags offer the same level of protection and as you can see, this time I chose to use a clear barrier layer based on the feedback I had received over the years. You can read the full How It Works on our website at

      If anyone has any questions feel free to reach out. [email protected]

      • You’ll be getting an order from me when my next SS check comes in on October 13th.

        I’m forwarding this article to several friends and family members as well.

        Thank you

  1. Plastic breaks down (degrades) over time.

    If you want the best real long-term storage solution, do what the Ruskies did, unfurl a roll of wax paper, cake it in cosmoline and roll the weapon up in it.

    It truly sucks to clean off thirty years later, but the weapon will be pristine.

  2. I tested a version of these made by Cortec about ten years ago. It’s the same stuff but with tape closure instead of Velcro. I put some steel parts in bags and left them in the South Louisana mud for eight weeks. There was no visible corrosion at all.

  3. I get that the Velcro closure makes the bags reusable, but a velcro closure is not really air- or water-tight. If thermal sealing is not an option I would still go over the openings with something like duct tape.

  4. Cool. I did not know they made Ammo Can Liners. I’ve some cans prepped for burying, but this would give a second seal or container in a container approach. I’ll check them out.

    I live in SW Colorado, so humidity isn’t a big issue, but even then you’re better off preparing for corrosion than ignoring it.


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