Originally developed for the U. S. Marine Corps for long-term storage of refurbished M16 rifles, ZCORR corrosion-protection storage bags are now available to the rest of us.

ZCORR Bags utilize a combination of Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) chemistry and barrier packaging materials to completely prevent corrosion of firearms and ammunition. The material that ZCORR bags are manufactured from is a proprietary lamination—including a VpCI impregnated sealant layer and a foil barrier layer—that yields anti-corrosion properties not previously available. This laminated material is puncture resistant, tear resistant, non-abrasive, non-toxic, and won’t harm non-metal surfaces, such as optic lenses.

The VpCI chemistry impregnated in the interior layer migrates out of the plastic and forms an invisible gas inside of the bag. This gas is made up of single VpCI molecules that are attracted to the metal surfaces of the firearm. The gas coats these metal surfaces with a one molecule thick layer that stops corrosion before it can begin, and dissipates off of the firearm with no cleaning necessary when you pull it out of the bag.

ZCORR offers a variety of firearms and ammunition storage products. Their Firearm Storage & Preservation Bag employs a heavy-duty VpCI impregnated and foil lamination with an industrial-grade, reusable Velcro closure. They are available for handguns, rifles and shotguns, with prices starting at $7.99.

For the ultimate in long-term, anti-corrosion protection, the ZCORR Vacuum Storage & Preservation Bag offers all the same benefits, plus the ability to evacuate all the air from the bag using virtually any vacuum cleaner hose. Again, they are available for handguns, rifles and shotguns, with prices starting at $20.99.

ZCORR’s Ammo & Parts Pouches are manufactured with a zip closure and a VpCI impregnated clear barrier lamination so you can see the contents. The clear barrier layer ensures years of corrosion protection, and the zip closure makes the pouch waterproof. A variety of sizes are offered, with prices startu=ing at $13.80 for 10 bags. See them at your gun shop, or contact ZCORR Products, Dept. OT; Tel.: (585) 742-3310; Web: www.zcorrproducts.com