Please note, do not place the following items
into the A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bag as they may retain moisture and can lead to corrosion if in direct
contact with a metal surface:
- Leather or fabric holsters
- Gun Socks
- Slings: Slings may remain attached, however;
take extreme caution to ensure the sling does not come into contact with any metal surfaces.
Yes, A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bags are most effective when a thoroughly cleaned
firearm is stored inside. Firearms should always be cleaned per the manufacturer’s specifications
before being placed inside the storage bag for short or long-term storage. Cleaning the firearm while in
storage is not necessary unless the firearm is removed from the bag and used. Once a correctly stored
firearm is removed from the A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bag, the VCI molecules dissipate from the metal
surface leaving behind no messy residues and allowing the firearm to be used directly out of the bag.
Yes. VCI molecules are only attracted to metal surfaces causing them to be
completely harmless to other firearm materials such as wood & synthetic stocks or grips, optics,
electronics, and and various other finishes.
A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bags are safe for use in the temperature range of -40˚F to
140˚F, so most indoor temperatures will provide a safe environment. A.P.I. storage bags are not intended
as carry bags or field use bags. Avoid excessive handling. Keep away from sharp objects that could
puncture the bag, and use extra care when inserting items with sharp edges such as Picatinny rails.
A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bags are made from a carefully chosen combination of durable
multi-layer puncture and tear-resistant materials. When A.P.I. storage bags are handled properly and
used as intended as a storage bag they will not rip or tear. A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bags are not
designed to be used for transporting firearms and if they are subjected to rough handling punctures or
tears can occur. Should this happen, foil tape available at most hardware stores can be used to repair
A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bags do not require additional desiccant packs; however,
using them will not negatively affect the process. Make sure the desiccant pack is not in direct contact
with any metal surface.
A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bags work by emitting VCI molecules that are drawn and
instantly cling to any metal surface placed inside the bag. This creates a buffer between harmful
corrosion-causing elements and the metal surfaces in the A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bag. This buffer
prevents corrosion from forming keeping your firearm as clean as the day it was first stored. Each time
the storage bag is opened some of the VCI molecules escape from the bag however, more VCI molecules are
then emitted from the inner material of the storage bag to replace the lost molecules. Firearms that are
removed from the A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bag several times throughout the year will still last at least
five years and infrequent removal will help extend the life of the storage bag far beyond five years.
A.P.I. Firearm Storage Bags utilize a combination of proven barrier layers to lock
in the protective VCI molecules helping extend the protective life of the bag. A.P.I. Firearm Storage
Bags also come with heavy-duty reusable closures installed for ease of use. Competing bags that lack a
barrier layer allow the VCI molecules to escape and corrosion causing elements to enter the bag.
Yes. We carefully chose flexible materials that not only offered supplier corrosion & barrier protection but are also durable enough for this very application because we know just how valuable real estate is inside your safe. Once you've cleaned your firearm and placed it inside the firearm storage bag you can then carefully wrap the excess bag material around the gun and place it inside your safe.