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Old 05-04-2019, 04:19 PM   #1
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Pistol Display Case

A fellow KT-er was asking about a display case for his wife’s pistol I believe. So I decided after seeing some display cases for insane prices, to make my own out of more or less cheap prices.
This one will be for my Nighthawk Custom Falcon 1911.

I started out with a humidor I had when I was on a cigar kick with the club.
Humidors make perfect cases for your gun.
Why? Its designed to keep moisture in so your cigars don’t dry out. Ones that are well made have a nice tight seal.
‘But John, we don’t want to keep moisture in. It will hurt the gun’. Correctomundo! But using it to keep moisture out works too! If you are not a cigar smoker, a humidor keeps the cigars from drying out by putting a moisture pad inside. We simply won’t be using the moisture pad nor the cheapo humidity gauge they usually give you.

So lets start. One used but still in great shape humidor with glass lid. If you don’t have one, you can pick up something decent for about $50. I added a lik leather NH tag to use to open lid. They are air tight and easier to open with something to grab.



If you use a humidor, they sometimes come with a lil shelf and divider. Toss them.

Next, we added a little antique bronze clasp. 5 for $12 on Amazon. They come with tiny wood screws. You’ll need a jeweler type phillips head and a small awl to start a hole. Do not screw in without a starter hole. Also a mini pad lock with skeleton key.




Next, you’ll want something to lay in there like velvet. I chose purple velvet. Rather than buy it by the yard, I actually got 2 - 14”x14” pillow shams with zippers on Amazon for about $11...
This is a lot cheaper than buying it by the yard plus you don’t gave to sew anything. Just stuff it and zip it.



You will need something to stuff it. That is your choice. I already had a bag of poly fill from another project. You can even rio open al old pillow and use the guts.




Next is rechargeable Silica packs. I got a 25 count bag cheap also on Amazon. I chose to line the bottom of the case and also throw some inside the sham.




Once you beat it and adjust it to get in the right position, you can see how the gun sits and adjust as needed.

Next is optional and not cheap. I picked up 2 - Sensor Push bluetooth temp/humidity sensors for $50 each. One for the box and one for my safe. After calibrating them and pairing them to my phone, I inserted one into the display case.




You don’t have to do this but I’m a bit of a tech nerd so....
You can also use a cheap digital one too.
This one transmits data and stores 20 points which you can set alarms in the app if moisture increases. Kind of more important in my safe but....
Here is a sample of the data. I just put them in so it will take time to level off.




That’s pretty much it. Outside of the sensors, its cheap, easy and looks great. You can go crazy with it or go simple.





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what brand are those remote sensors?
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what brand are those remote sensors?


SensorPush, you can find them on Amazon. I canít seem to find a share button anymore on a product page.


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Forgot to mention. Optimum humidity for guns is 50%....
You can see here the sensors are starting to level out.




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Great idea and nice work, it really shows off your Nighthawk.
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Saw a nice oak drawer box at goodwill that was 4 bucks..it was perfect for a gun...left my phone at home though...would have took a pic.
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Saw a nice oak drawer box at goodwill that was 4 bucks..it was perfect for a gun...left my phone at home though...would have took a pic.


Just keep in mind that humidors are better. They are pretty well sealed. With desiccants and a good seal, your pistol will be well protected.


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Looks great John.
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Amendment: removing some of the moisture packs. Making box humidity too low. Not good for wood or hand grips if you are making it for something with wood. Optimum is 50%... this morning it was 40%...
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