Thankyou for actually reading my post and giving me fairly sound advice/opinions I may consider.Sell and/or gift what you do not use any longer OR buy a STACK-ON gun cabinet that uses keys if you have no room or do not 'want' to buy another heavy safe.
Use it or lose it is my motto!
My late husband, my MT husband and I never owned 'safe queens'. I am NOT knocking people who CHOOSE to do this when I state this.
If you have one 'special' firearm or a safe queen that may or may not mean something to you - decide how you really feel about that specific firearm.
ASK yourself why are you NOT using it (Or them.) and enjoying the firearm UNLESS you are holding it aside like a bank account (LOL) or for someone special. But you already stated that there is only ONE person, meaning YOU, who owns/shoots/likes guns in your family too.
Do not store ammunition in your gun safe or gun cabinet that holds your firearms. Is it a another dang gun law where you live? Have the ammunition close to where you can grab one or more boxes and STORE your ammo away and NOT in your main gun safe. (Kids at home? That may present some other issues for you.)
Keep your extra holsters, extra magazines if you have any (A lot or a little.) and any other gun stuff not already IN your working firearms to another area close to your cabinet or safe or in your den/gun room if you have one.
KEEP the magazines and holsters that you actually USE and want.
Get rid (Sell, gift, or gift/sell as a package deal.) of what you do not want or no longer OWN in firearms that USE those magazines and holsters.
If you line up your rifles and/or shotguns in an orderly fashion once you remove everything OUT of the safe and start organizing... you should be able to make them fit. I don't know the 'ratio' of long guns versus handguns in your situation but ours has changed drastically over time.
Example for us here: Long guns are in 2 Stack-On locked cabinets with keys. One cabinet is almost EMPTY too. We could cram everything into one cabinet but we choose not to do this. We use gun socks. We can MOVE all of these things VERY easily if we build the other cabin (Another area.) which will be smaller than this house or close to this size.
HIS reloading supplies, a bit of CF factory ammunition and more RF ammunition would be more work but NOT difficult too.
One pistol (CC for my husband.) and one rifle (Mine.) are ready to go for self defense. They are NOT in the 2 gun cabinets. Old - retired people here. No children around and not much 'company' other than gun folks.
Three handguns are left here at our home. One is out OR by his jeans for CC or OC. When he has his jeans ON - he has a gun ON his body. Holstered. He rarely wears shorts but if he did he would do the same thing.
The other 2 pistols are locked up in a Sears tool chest with KEYS. (They could FIT in the one gun cabinet but we choose not to do this.) Other misc. items for some guns, a few extra magazines, a few remaining holsters, extra rifle slings and my husband's knives are in that black tool chest.
(My knives are in my Stickley oak chest.)
Various knives are throughout our home.
Best wishes to you.
PS: If you want to sell (Or gift!) some firearms... now is the time to do it. Pass one or more on to people who will love to use them on a regular basis or to someone who may not shoot as often but may still want to have a gun for self defense and keep up their skills using their 'house gun'.
You're welcome.Thankyou for actually reading my post and giving me fairly sound advice/opinions I may consider.
It happened, guys. The biggest safe I could fit through my doors has been filled. But the problem is, I still have guns that need space. The most recent couple purchases have left a few dirty homeless in my gun room and I'm wondering where to go from here. Another safe isn't in the cards right now as I don't have a space available. Considered selling some that exist because I like having them around but they never get shot. As in, I put a few mags/boxes through, satisfied my curiosity and that was that. But I don't really sell things in general. Thought about going to my local FFL and just having the guy sell them for me? There will be purchases in the future, of course. Always will be. Thoughts?