When it comes to keeping your guns secure, the location and method you select can make all the difference. Selecting appropriate hiding spaces will keep your firearms away from children as well as thieves during home invasion attempts.
There are various gun storage solutions available, from furniture with hidden gun storage compartments, wall clocks with hidden gun compartments, coffee tables featuring secret gun cases and coat rack cases – among many other choices.
Hiding in Furniture
One of the easiest and most practical ways to conceal weapons is furniture. There are various pieces designed specifically to conceal guns in this way, from picture frames with secret compartments to bookshelves that resemble normal storage shelves. While they’re meant to remain out of view from prying eyes, many pieces like this desk offer quick and easy access when needed – for instance it features a drawer which conceals your firearm. You have access to it through lockable key cylinder and key.
Another piece of gun concealment furniture is this wall clock which doubles as a concealed gun case. From its outer appearance, this clock may seem like any regular clock; but when pressed down on its “tick”, a concealed gun case pops out – an effective and convenient way to keep weapons secure yet easily accessible; perfect for keeping pistols or small handguns safely concealed!
There are numerous furniture options for concealing gun storage, including a secret slide out cabinet that can store up to five long guns. Easy to mount on walls and customizable with paint or stain to match any decor style in the home, this cabinet can serve as an economical way to conceal firearms without spending thousands more for an elaborate safe. This option may be especially appealing for those on a tight budget who still wish to safeguard their guns with security.
For a longer-term solution, you could try hiding your firearms in a bookcase or piece of wooden furniture such as this solid oak cabinet made to conceal guns – it boasts plenty of storage space and includes an adjustable rifle rack to accommodate long guns.
If you need to conceal a shotgun or long gun, this hidden gun safe is an ideal solution. Concealed within an attractive table design and available with different stain and paint colors to fit any decor, the door opens to reveal a foam-lined gun storage area – easily accessible when necessary.
This hidden gun cabinet is an excellent addition to the bedroom as it’s difficult to spot and easy to access in case of emergency. Since most burglaries occur at night, having your firearm within arms length of where you sleep is key for concealment purposes.
Hiding Under the Floorboards
If you keep a large gun safe at home, it is essential that you understand how best to conceal its location. A common misstep is placing the safe in an obvious place like your living room where casual visitors and guests might see it; this increases the risk that friends and neighbors might learn of your collection and pass it along – potentially making it easier for thieves to steal your weapons!
Burglars looking for valuables in your house typically first check cabinets and closets before searching under the floorboards – this is because most people do not keep valuables under there – such as socks drawers or food tins that might have been stored there.
Many homes feature space underneath the stairs that’s ideal for concealing a gun safe. Just make sure it has an effective lockable door to thwart thieves who might try and access it through the opening under the stairs and attempt to access and steal weapons from it.
To create the opening, cut a hole through both carpet and underlayment of the stairs and sand its edges along with those surrounding wood to ensure there are no sharp corners or edges that might injure someone if they accidentally stumble into it.
Your second option for concealing gun safes under floorboards is purchasing one specifically designed to do just that; however, this tends to be more costly than building your own custom gun safe. In either case, however, concrete anchors will need to be purchased – these can be found online and at industrial supply stores; choose anchors that match both the type and concrete of gun safe you own as too long may poke through its bottom or pull away from it altogether.
Your gun safe should only be accessible to a limited group of authorized individuals in your living room. If there are many family members, friends, or neighbors with access to it – especially ones not authorized – it’s best to keep it concealed instead. That way they are less likely to discover its existence while respecting your privacy by keeping its combination secret.
Hiding in a Closet
Closets make an excellent place for hiding gun safes. Many homes have storage closets that don’t get much use, while more modern houses often include space dedicated for large storage cabinets or other furniture items in these closets. When selecting a closet to store a safe in, make sure it can support both its weight as well as any false bottom you add for convenience when positioning the safe.
There are companies offering custom pieces of furniture designed to hide an entire gun safe. This can be especially helpful for apartment and townhouse dwellers who live without much storage space for firearms; such products provide a discreet means of hiding them without needing to modify their home. Though these products offer an innovative solution for firearm storage, they do have their drawbacks; people tend to talk about them and show it to their friends which may cause your collection of weapons to come into view by accident.
These types of products only work well if you plan on only accessing your gun in an emergency situation or from time to time. When used as self-defense weapons, quickly grabbing one in case of break-in or other problems is key – therefore these products are ideal for those who only plan on using them occasionally or only in such an event.
Drawbacks include being less convenient if you need access to your guns frequently and being exposed to more moisture than other hiding spots like floorboards or the basement. Also, since rust and moisture damage will likely develop over time, more frequent maintenance might be required than with other hiding spots.
Hiding in a Vault
Most people want their guns stored safely while remaining easily accessible when needed, which makes hidden gun storage so popular. There are various methods available for hiding firearms – hidden compartment furniture to in-wall safe systems can all be effective options, while some offer unique solutions such as hiding their gun safely as part of an everyday object like a clock!
For successful gun storage, the key to success lies in making them blend into their environment. A thief will most likely simply overlook it and move onto something more obvious; thus why so many opt to hide their weapons in their garage, where there may be old boxes full of junk like holiday decorations, clothing and children’s toys which make your gun safe far less noticeable to potential thieves.
If you own numerous weapons but lack storage space for them all, a vault or secret room could be an effective way to protect and hide them away from prying eyes. While these investments may be costly, taking time to carefully plan how you’ll use one before investing is always beneficial and any necessary security measures must be put in place before purchasing one is essential.
There are various methods available to you for hiding guns around the home, from hiding them beneath floorboards to concealing them inside furniture with hidden compartments. But no matter which option you select, remember that selecting the location and method could make all the difference in a self-defense situation or when dealing with burglars; thus it’s always prudent to invest in an appropriate hidden gun storage solution tailored specifically for you and your lifestyle.