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Hidden Gun Storage (or other items)

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by mr_dove, May 8, 2004.

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  1. mr_dove

    mr_dove Member

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    Someone recently posted this link to a Coke Machine Gun locker project. Coke Machine Gun Locker

    I've seen the vending machine locker idea before and I still like it. I first saw it in this PDF file HERE It is a PDF titled. The Updated Book of Concealed or Unusual Weapons.

    I also once saw a picture of a gun locker that a guy had built into his wall. Very well hidden.

    Does anyone have other pictures of crafty hiding places like these? Original ideas on where to hide stuff.

    Here's a coffee table that stores long guns
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    Here's a book shelf with hidden storage
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    You can conceal entire rooms as well.
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    Bring on the ideas!!
     
  2. Norton

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    mr_dove,

    Where did you find the photos? That one with the spinning bookcase looks like it would be ideal for hiding my under the stairs safe.....
     
  3. mr_dove

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    all their stuff is custom made so its probably not very affordable but its worth it if you can afford it or if it gives you ideas on something you can do yourself.

    http://www.hiddendoors.com/
     
  4. JamisJockey

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    Cedar chest

    Cedar chests are the right size for most long-guns. I have a gun locker that looks like a cedar chest, got it at a Kmart that was closing a few years ago. It only holds like 6 long-guns, but I've only got two and a spare shotgun barrel right now :banghead:
     
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    I have heard of a guy that built his own shack (comercial carpenter speak for any residential dwelling). He framed his hall closet extra deep and made an "insert closet" that would slide in and out. It was fastened in the hole by some kind of pins through the jam.
     
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    I would caution anyone contemplating such designs that clever hiding places should only be the first line of defense. You still need good, solid locks to secure your items.

    Don't depend on nobody knowing, figuring out, or hearing about your "secret" hiding place.

    Anyone with a brain can figure out that your coffee table seems awfully heavy, and has an unexplained boxed-in area. Same goes for shallow shelves in deep bookcases.
     
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    "Don't depend on nobody knowing, figuring out, or hearing about your "secret" hiding place."

    Absolutely. Professional burglars are *very* good at finding "hidden" things. What do you think those guys talk about during their state-sponsored vacations?

    Tim
     
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    And on that note...

    The biggest, heaviest lock only slows determined theives.
     
  10. JamisJockey

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    I think that not much will stop a real-deal professional. However, most robberies and home invaders are low-life drug addicts in a hurry. The biggest threat most gun owners face is a smash and grab, where they break down a door or window when you're not home, and don't want to spend more than a few minutes in the house.
     
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    CB Radio.......

    I saw a fellow who gutted a good sized CB. He hinged the face plate and padded the interior. He mounted it complete with mich and cord. He kept his pistol in it while driving and pullde the whole unit out when not in use. He does have a ccw. I'd not be interested in it, but it was interesting.
     
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    hidden in plan sight

    i have this in the corner of my room. only now it has a short barrel, so it looks even more like a golf club.

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    at first, i was only going to use it for transportation, but it has also been a good way to conceal it in my room.i'm considering getting a large golf bag and putting both my shotgun and ar15 in it along with a few real golf club to blend eveything in.
     
  13. Norton

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    Guess I should have made it clear that this would be used to cover up my skinny little safe that will eventually be bolted to the floor under the stairs.

    It can only help.....I mean the safe won't be LESS secure because of being hidden;)
     
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    Two words: metal detector
     
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    Again, assuming a determined burglar with time to burn. I guess if you live miles from anyone and are out of town for a few day, then no gun storage is secure. But for the average smash and grab, as long as they aren't under your pillow you are probably good to go with some type of concealed storage.
     
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    The main problem with these ingenious gun hiding projects is resisting the urge to show them off to your best buddies.

    "Three people can keep a secret, if two of them are dead."

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    "I would caution anyone contemplating such designs that clever hiding places should only be the first line of defense. You still need good, solid locks to secure your items."

    This is the reason I have a adult male Bengal tiger in the hidden room along with the guns.
     
  19. mr_dove

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    Some of us are getting way off topic. I'd appreciate not hijacking.

    The purpose is not to discuss the merits of disguise but to get some good ideas.
     
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    OVEN !

    One of my favorite hiding places is the oven in the kitchen !

    Seeing that the little lady doesn't ever use it ! ;) We eat out alot ! No pun intended ! :D

    But of course make sure you never preheat your oven ! :uhoh:

    That would make your Glock look real nice !!!! :evil:
     
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    Here's one I thought of a while back but haven't had the time or the inclination to actually design and build. Gut out a sofa bed and build the safe inside that. Use the existing part under the cusions so that removing them won't blow your cover. One could build a fairly large locker that wouldn't be such an eyesore as a vending machine. The sofa bed is good because they're already designed to have a large empty space inside. This would also foil the smart guy with the metal detector as there will already be metal components. Not to mention you can also sit on it. Sorry for the long post.
     
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    I can tell you a gun storage idea that's nearly free, and has been proven to work through two home burglaries.....

    Christmas Tree Box.

    I had my long guns in soft cases (15 of them), stuck inside a cardboard christmas tree box under my steps, with other boxes (with Christmas ornaments) on top of them. Super easy to get to, completely secure. Who the hell would want a fake-christmas tree, or suspect that's where the guns are?

    I was broken into and robbed twice when I had my apartment, and lost my night-stand gun and other household items, but no one ever even got near the hidden guns.

    (Hopes no burglars frequent THR!)
     
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    I do like that coffee table design, throw a few books and such on it, keep a shotgun and pistol in there and you dont have to run for the bedroom if someone breaks in while you're watching American Shooter on Saturday mornings. Now that I think about it, I do need a coffee table for my apartment and Dad just finished his latest cabinetry project. :D

    Kharn
     
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    I was saddened to see that the furniture from the innofab.com website were listed as discontinued....that little nightstand was a pretty good idea.
     
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