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You can set it up to hold 22 guns, 11 guns plus storage or all storage. With an internal height of 55 inches it will easily hold any gun except some traditional muzzle loaders. By choosing a layout with storage shelves you’ll get plenty of space for ammunition, accessories and handguns.

One minor gripe is that the height of the gun racks can’t be adjusted and the muzzles of shorter weapons may not reach the rack – for example an AR15 with an 18 inch barrel only just reached it. It would be easy enough to fit your own racks though.

The interior is also carpeted throughout. Overall this is a good, solid and reliable safe. It gives you a lot of protection for the money and is big enough to hold a substantial collection. RUNNER UP: BARSKA Biometric Rifle SafeIf you are on a budget, don’t need the space the Stack-On SS-22-MG-C offers but quick access is important to you, the BARSKA Biometric Rifle Safe is a very attractive option.

It’s positioned as a home defense center and set up to allow you rapid access to up to 4 rifles and one pistol. For comfortably access, I would not recommend to store more than 2 rifles in this safe. The vertical opening door makes it easy to grab the weapons in a hurry, and the pistol shelf has an ingenious stand to keep the weapon in an at-the-ready position.

This safe is slim shape with 10 mounting points (6 in the back and 4 on the bottom). For safety and stability of the safe, it’s highly recommended that you mount it. Closet is a good place to place this gun safe. Because the priority is on quick access, this popular BARSAKA safe uses a biometric lock, which is set up to allow silent entry.

This is important for you to access the gun without making beeping sounds. If you want easily opened storage for a pair of home defense guns, the BARSKA Biometric Rifle Safe is really a great unit, plus the price is very affordable which is about half of the Stack-On.

Whitney Learns About CottonEli Whitney was born on December 8, 1765, in Westborough, Massachusetts. Growing up, Whitney, whose father was a farmer, proved to be a talented mechanic and inventor. Among the objects he designed and built as a youth were a nail forge and a violin.

In 1792, after graduating from Yale College (now Yale University), Whitney headed to the South. He originally planned to work as a private tutor but instead accepted an invitation to stay with Catherine Greene (1755-1814), the widow of American Revolutionary War (1775-83) general Nathanael Greene, on her plantation, known as Mulberry Grove, near Savannah, Georgia.

While there, Whitney learned about cotton production-in particular, the difficulty cotton farmers faced making a living. Did you know?Some historians believe Catherine Greene devised the cotton gin and Eli Whitney merely built it and applied for the patent, since at that time women were not allowed to file for patents.

Others believe the idea was Whitney’s but Greene played an important role as both designer and financier. In many ways, cotton was an ideal crop; it was easily grown, and unlike food crops its fibers could be stored for long periods of time. But cotton plants contained seeds that were difficult to separate from the soft fibers.

A type of cotton known as long staple was easy to clean, but grew well only along coastal areas. The vast majority of cotton farmers were forced to grow the more labor-intensive short-staple cotton, which had to be cleaned painstakingly by hand, one plant at a time.

The average cotton picker could remove the seeds from only about one pound of short-staple cotton per day. A More Efficient WayGreene and her plantation manager, Phineas Miller (1764-1803), explained the problem with short-staple cotton to Whitney, and soon thereafter he built a machine that could effectively and efficiently remove the seeds from cotton plants.