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Guns in the Home: Firearm Concealment Devices

Gun safes are the most secure options for firearm storage, reducing the access unwanted hands may have for your guns with layers of steel and various locking mechanisms (digital keypad, combination, fingerprints, or a combination). However, those of us without little ones in the home have an additional option when considering how to stow our firearms: concealment.

Disclaimer: The Arms Guide is not a source of legal counsel. If you have any questions about the regulations for firearms storage in your home, speak to a legal professional.

In a similar vein as the diversion range bags we’ve mentioned previously, there are a host of clever options for “gun lockers” that provide homeowners with easy access to their self defense firearms concealed as unassuming household furniture elements. Using concealed storage can be as simple as a locked drawer in your kitchen cabinets to complex moving shelving units, as displayed in the video above.

Hollowed-out books, storage benches, clocks, or in-wall safes are only some of the pre-fabricated and custom-built solutions that you can utilize. Some of these firearm concealment devices, such as the hollowed out book, or secret compartments within home furniture pieces, can even lend themselves as projects for creative ‘do-it-yourselfers.’

What firearm concealment devices would you consider for your home?

Featured image features QLine Design’s NightGuard nightstand. Image courtesy of qlinedesign.com

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In addition to writing for The Arms Guide and her personal blog, Destinee is also a vlogger. She publishes videos on weapons, gear, and fitness on her YouTube channel every Tuesday and Thursday.
19 comments
RetiredPD
RetiredPD

A police training/range officer would provide excellent information for FREE and I believe an attorney would provide the same information for a hefty fee.

Ed Swaner
Ed Swaner

As a furniture builder, that has given me a boat load of good ideas.

Markknife1
Markknife1

I don't get too many visitors at home so I keep the concealment methods simple but effective. the "Out of sight, out of mind" thing. I make sure that only those curious enough to look for the weapons, actually find them. (^.^)

ThorDeSchane
ThorDeSchane

Good article. I would only change the part where you advise people to ask police for legal advice. I would not consider the average cop a reliable source. Better to speak to an attorney.

drmorris9
drmorris9

I have seen this, or a very similar cabinet with various locking options, witch may be appropriate with kids.  It is a great option and further lessens the possibility of theft, but I do not imagine it would provide the same fire protection as a good safe.  Also, I carry at home.  You can't have it closer or safer then on your person.

Javier C
Javier C

Excellent concept.  This is like a huge Chinese puzzle box.  Makes lots of sense, since burglars are looking for quickly appropriated items that can be stuffed into a pillow case and removed in minutes.  Will check out the QLine website and see if they also have ideas for vehicle concealment items.

EricKmiecik
EricKmiecik

Very interesting article, video and solution. I'm happy to see you're writing more frequently to TAG again. I really like your articles.

Fiero11
Fiero11

Outstanding...one of the best ideas I've seen that can be used in any environment; house or apartment. Very inconspicuous.

Muskrat
Muskrat

My concern with the video is in the event of fire. That is a load of gear to try to save!

FateofDestinee
FateofDestinee

An attorney would certainly be a better legal reference than myself. lol

drmorris9
drmorris9

Yeah, that was the one.  They offer hidden key locks, magnetic locks, and electronic RFID locks.

FateofDestinee
FateofDestinee

@EricKmiecik My pleasure :] The way it's working out at the moment, I'll have a post of my own up 2-3 times per week, minimum.

FateofDestinee
FateofDestinee

@Fiero11 I like the idea of having access to self defense tools in more than one room in my home.

QLine
QLine

Thanks for the great write up. We have many more designs on our website at www.qlinedesign.com. Everything is custom made, so we can incorporate any idea you have into your piece.

Thanks!

Q