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Prevent Rusted Guns of all Sizes With VCI Firearm Protection Bags

Helping customers prevent rusted guns is a top priority for Zerust – which is why we make sure to carry a broad range of size with multiple closure options for our VCI firearm bags.

There are an endless variety of gun types and sizes, but most fall into one of two categories: Long guns (most commonly rifles and shotguns) and handguns (which includes pistols and revolvers). Both fulfill multiple roles. Handguns are typically highly portable, and able to be carried discretely or openly. They’re ideal for personal defense, target shooting, or plinking. They’re sometimes used for hunting as well. Rifles and shotguns can technically be used for the same purposes, but they’re aren’t usually the most convenient option for those. More often, they’re used for hunting – especially when aiming for a target at a distance. They also tend to be more powerful. prevent rusted guns vci storage bag

But no matter what size firearm you have – or how well it’s made – it will be vulnerable to the risk of rust and other types of corrosion if not properly maintained and stored. Avoiding the possibility of rusted guns is important for many reasons.

Rusted Guns are Risky Guns

Firstly, firearms are pricey purchases. It’s a lot more cost effective to prevent gun rust than it is to remove it once it takes hold.

Secondly, rusted guns are dangerous guns. Rust can impact the smooth movement of critical firearm components, such as the slide, bolt, or trigger. It can lead to increased friction, which in turn can result in reduced accuracy and overall performance. The risk of malfunction and accidental discharge is higher – both of which are significant safety risks. If a bullet is fired through a rusted barrel, it can lead to catastrophic failure and severe injuries.

Lastly, rusted guns are inevitably less valuable for resale. Collectible firearms with rusted components can lose not only their aesthetic appeal, but their actual and historical value. Newer guns with rust are going to be a tough sell too. People purchasing a firearm understand that rust can cause irreversible damage to the firearm’s metal components – including reducing its structural integrity and safety rating.

VCI Firearm Protection Bags for Every Sized Piece

VCI firearm protectionSince Zerust first began carrying vapor corrosion inhibiting (VCI) firearm protection bags, we recognized there was going to be a demand for variation in sizes. Ideal storage bags for a 7-inch Glock 44 or a 6.5-inch Taurus G3C will differ from what works best for a 26-inch Proof Glacier Ti rifle or an 18-inch Seekins Havak HIT.

These bags not only protect against moisture, dust, rust, and corrosion, they allow you to avoid the hassle of constant application of oil and WD-40. The fact is, even with constant oil application, WD-40 will turn to varnish and oil will dry up. When your firearm is stored in an enclosed VCI bag, it has the benefit of active corrosion and rust prevention – without you lifting a finger.

Specifically for firearms, we offer the following sizes/package deals:

  • 14″ x 50″ plain closure 3.2 mil 
  • 6″ x 30″ Zip Closure 4 mil 
  • 9″ x 12″ zip closure 4 mil 
  • 9″ x 12″ zip closure 4 mil – Special 4 Pack 
  • 10″ x 50″ zip closure 4 mil 
  • 10″ x 54″ plain closure 4 mil 
  • 10″ x 54″ plain closure 4 mil – Special 3 Pack 
  • 12″ x 42″ zip closure 4 mil 
  • 12″ x 42″ zip closure 4 mil – Special 3 Pack 
  • 12″ x 54″ zip closure 4 mil 
  • 12″ x 54″ zip closure 4 mil – Special 3 Pack 
  • 14″ x 60″ plain closure 6 mil

If none of these fit your specs, we also have additional sizes of our multipurpose polybags as well. These include:

  • 12″ x 11″ x 23″ Engine Storage Bag Plain Closure 5 mil
  •  26” x 24” x 46” Engine Storage Bag Plain Closure 4 mil
  • 5″ x 20″ Zip Closure 4 mil
  • 6″ x 30″ Zip Closure 4 mil
  • 3” x 5” Zip Closure 4 mil
  • 4” x 6” Plain Closure 4 mil
  • 4″ x 6″ Zip Closure 4 mil
  • 6″ x 8″ Plain Closure 4 mil 6 pack
  • 6″ x 8″ Zip Closure 4 mil 6 pack
  • 6″ x 8″ Zip Closure 4 mil
  • 9″ x 12″ Zip Closure 4 mil
  • 12″ x 18″ Plain Closure 4 mil
  • 12″ x 18″ Zip Closure 4 mil
  • 15″ x 11″ x 23″ Gusset Plain Closure 6 mil
  • 18” x 24” Plain Closure 4 mil
  • 24” x 36” Plain Closure 4 mil

And for something more heavy-duty for your long gun, consider a VCI fleece-lined firearm bag – which also comes in two sizes:

Offering a range of sizes for our rust prevention firearm bags helps ensure there’s an ideal option for every gun owner. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, reach out to us directly, and we’ll help you identify the best gun storage solution we’ve got for your setup.

Questions about Zerust gun cleaner, gun oil, or gun storage solutions for rust prevention? We can help! Contact Zerust at 1-866-2-ZERUST (937878). 

Additional Resources:

Top 6 Expert Tips to Prevent Gun Rust, Sept. 9, 2022, NRA Staff,

More Blog Entries:

Stop Gun Rust From Gaining Traction With VCI Vapor Capsules, May 25, 2023, Zerust Rust Prevention Blog