Hide Your Guns in Your Walls, Lamps, and Clocks – SHOT Show 2016
Russ Chastain 01.18.16
A while back, I wrote about hiding your guns in plain sight in specially-built furniture. And at the 2016 SHOT Show range day, I got to use some of it first-hand.
The company that makes this stuff is called Tactical Walls, and it’s a family owned and operated business in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. They use American-made materials whenever they can, and they make furniture, home decor, and wall inserts that serve as attractive ways to securely conceal your firearms–or any other stuff you’d like to keep handy but hidden.
Many of their items secure by way of magnetic latches. To open, you need to know where to place a magnet on the exterior, which will disengage a latch on the inside. Pretty cool.
Their shelves open by the downward hinging of a clamshell sort of thing (after they’ve been magnetically unlatched). Foam is glued in place and cut out to whatever size and shape you need. Then your guns, magazines, or whatever can nestle there in the foam, waiting for you to need them.
Their concealment covers can be bought in a number of ways. Purchase a bundle, and it will contain both inserts and covers.
Inserts are designed to set back into standard frames walls with 16″ stud spacing. They come in a variety of sizes, but all are meant to provide a cubby of sorts to contain your goodies.
You can cover the inserts any way you wish, but naturally, Tactical Walls would like it if you covered them with their covers, which latch magnetically and invisibly. Pretty slick.
They sell bundles that include inserts and covers, and some of these are very nice, especially the ones that include retention magnets in the inserts so you can simply slap your pistol and magazines up against the back wall, and they’ll stay right there.
The mirrors used on some of their covers are designed not to shatter if clobbered, and each has a panel behind the mirror, so breaking the glass won’t let bad guys get to your guns.
Heck, they’ve even got wall clocks, table lamps, and a tissue box (which they call an Issue Box–for when you have an issue to deal with). These are great ways to keep guns handy and hidden, but they don’t lock, so consider that when making a purchase decision.