Hidden in Plain Sight: Concealing Weapons in the Home

Neatly tucked behind a family photo, a firearm hides within easy reach of the homeowner.

Neatly tucked behind a family photo, a firearm hides within easy reach of the homeowner.

Whenever I tell someone I have a gun in every room of the house except my children’s bedrooms, I get that shocked look, even from guys at the range.

Don’t get me wrong, I don’t go around telling this to everyone I know or meet, but most of my friends are aware of it. Some see me as paranoid, while others see me as prepared.

Before I go any further, let me explain. I have worked in law enforcement or corrections for nearly 25 years. During that time, I’ve had my share of threats including criminals who have promised to find me when they are released.

Where can you buy ordinary household objects designed to conceal a gun?

The Sportsman Guide


  • Hollowed out book: $21.97
  • Octagon gun clock: $39.97
  • Hide-a-gun picture frame: $39.97
  • Between-the-studs wall safe: $29.97

I take those threats seriously, especially since I have a wife and two children at home, and we live in a rural location. The closest police officer may be a 45-minute wait. I could care less about any belongings should someone break in, but my family, as I’m sure with most people, is my world. I love my wife, daughter, and son more than anything.

Perhaps you can understand and relate.

I’ve been wrestling with the idea of writing this column for years. Do I really want to tell people I have guns throughout my house and possibly alert a burglar? Of course not. But given the fact this article will appear in a magazine that caters to people who believe strongly enough in concealed carry to buy a subscription, I’m probably safe.

Some of you may read this and not believe what I do is also necessary for your life. That’s fine. Everyone has to assess their situation and the factors that could make them more of a target. Do you work in a job that angers people? Are criminals the people you anger? Do you live in a remote location, a rural setting or in the city? Do you have children at home who are mature and stable enough to have loaded guns easily accessible? These are factors you need to consider.


Out of sight, but not out of reach: guns can be hidden from burglars, but within easy reach for self-defense.


While I’m about to tell you ways to hide guns around the house for easy access, I would be wrong to not mention the number one rule when it comes to guns, which is safety. You have to make sure—above anything else—that you take care of safety. While you’re preparing yourself, could you possibly be creating a situation where your child shoots a friend? What about your friends? What would one of them do if they found a hidden gun? These are not only personal questions you must consider, but questions that could have very serious legal consequences should something terrible happen.

My first advice is to err on the side of caution. When my children were younger I was a lot more cautious. Now that my children are young adults with hundreds of hours at the range, and most importantly a thorough knowledge of gun safety from me harping on them, I feel a lot more comfortable having guns hidden around the house. It gives me a sense of security.

This, however, is a personal question you have to answer after weighing many factors including the likelihood a child or someone else will find one of your guns at some point. It will be easier for some to answer, but the first consideration for everyone is the same: safety.

Since I’ve made the choice to have guns throughout my house (on top of other security measures), I’ll give you some ideas on how I make my guns accessible. First, I didn’t want to put all my eggs in one basket, or in this case, all my guns in one place. I have three levels to my home.

Should I be stuck in the basement with home invaders on the ground floor the gun upstairs in my bedroom will not do me any good. I began placing guns by putting one on each level of the home in places or objects to provide a hiding place instead of leaving a gun out in the open.

hollowed out book hide a gun

A hollowed-out book forms a great hiding place, provided you have other, similar books nearby.

I also wanted to have at least one gun in my bedroom in case a home invader tried to break into the house while I slept. My wife and I spend a lot of time in the kitchen, so that became another place to hide a gun. Your decision on where to place guns depends on the floor plan of your house and the rooms where you spend the most time. A room you spend little time in may not be a good location unless you can retreat to that room to get the gun.

With that said, let’s take a tour of my house.

Entering my house through the front door you will notice all the fixtures of a normal house as you stand in my foyer. I even have nice artwork on the walls, but that’s where the difference begins. Behind one of my pictures is a gun safe that’s home to my 9mm Glock model 19. I can’t think of a better way to greet a home invader.

Before I leave the house each day I stop by that safe to grab my gun. After all, you wouldn’t leave home without pants, why should you leave home without your gun?

bread box hide a gun

This bread box has a secret, and provides a readily available firearm in the kitchen.

Remember, the number one rule in concealed carry is to always make sure you have a gun. The safe also is the first location I stop at when I arrive home each day. I cannot stress enough: if you make the commitment to carry you need to make a commitment to safety.

If you live alone, congratulations, but most of us don’t. You need to take steps to avoid a tragedy by making sure a child or irresponsible person does not end up with one of your guns. That means the first thing you do when you take off your gun is put it away. Don’t go through the mail, return phone calls or watch television. Put the gun away if it poses a danger.

A big advantage to having a gun near the front door is that it is a common entry point for an intruder. That includes someone who tries to bust in as you answer the door, so remember, first know who’s behind the door before you open it—which may allow you to avoid using the gun in the first place.

Now, onto the next room, my kitchen. My kitchen probably looks a lot like your kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, table, and coffee mug sitting on the counter near the breadbox. But my breadbox isn’t just a breadbox. Sure, you’ll find bread in it, but inside the top is a 9mm Beretta 92FS. I can’t make a sandwich with it, but if a burglar busted in it would be exactly what the baker ordered.

hide a gun

A locking gun safe hides behind artwork in the family living room, allowing the homeowner to lock up his firearm discreetly out of sight. (right) When it’s time to defend yourself, a gun behind the clock might be handy.

Leaving the kitchen, you enter my living room where I have the furniture you’ll find in most houses including a built-in bookcase where some of my favorite books rest, including one I would turn to in a heartbeat should a home invader bust down my door. Inside the book is a hollow center that holds another Beretta chambered in .22 LR caliber. As the old saying goes, don’t judge a book by its cover—especially in my house.

Just off the living room is a half bath that includes an old oak octagon clock to make sure I’m always on time. What I like best about the clock is its interior is hollow with a face that swings open so I can reach my .40 caliber Glock model 23. Like a clock itself, my Glock will always be on time if a home invader busts through the door.

As we leave the bathroom on the way to the master bedroom, a painting on the hallway wall catches your eye. What you don’t realize is it too has a hollow back, so it can hold my 9mm Glock 26.

Take a few steps and you’re in my bedroom. You can be sure I have something special there since I spend eight hours a night sleeping in that room. On the nightstand next to my bed, easily accessible if a home invader chooses my house is a fully functional radio alarm clock that doubles as a quick-access gun safe that opens to reveal my Glock model 36 chambered in .45 caliber. How would you like to be the home invader who sees muzzle flash from this gun?

Do you think I worry too much or I’m just prepared? I’m frequently asked why I have a gun in nearly every room. As I said, my family is the primary reason, but there’s another. Victims of a home invasion never have the option of asking the goons to leave. They also don’t have the option of sitting behind a bulletproof barrier armed with a 12-gauge shotgun while wearing a bullet-proof vest and a ballistic helmet, with police pulling into the driveway.

Home invasions are heart-pounding, high-pressure, fast-paced events that scare you beyond anything you can imagine. You need to react in seconds and it’s those seconds you saved by being prepared that can save your life and the lives of your family. You will not have the choice of picking a room where the scumbag attacks you. Having a gun nearby, instead of running through the house or worse, being cut off by the home invaders before you get to your gun, may be your only chance.

By having a gun in every room you’ll be as prepared as you can be. The only thing better would be to constantly have a gun on you, which is not always possible, especially when you sleep or take a shower.

Now what do you think? Are you like I used to be when I kept all my guns locked in my gun safe? Think about how you would react to a home invasion. Do you have a gun close by and easily accessible to protect your family? If you answered no, you may want to rethink your strategy, but please remember before you go placing guns around the house to ask yourself whether everyone living inside is mature enough for that.

clock radio hide a gun

On the nightstand near the bed, a fully functional clock radio stands ready to do double duty in alarming circumstances.

I can’t tell you what’s best for your home. You know your house better than anyone and you probably know where the vulnerable entry points exist. Do what you can to solidify those, and think about how you would handle a home invasion. Run every “What if?” scenario you can think of through your head and ask family and friends to come up with scenarios which may help you address something you didn’t think about. The better you have planned, the better your chance for survival should you wake to find your worst nightmare is a reality playing out in your home.

I hope my article gives you some ideas on how to be prepared. I also hope it shows you how you can conceal guns throughout the house, with each weapon hidden, but easily accessible. Even after reading this article, if you choose not to take the same measures as me, you still can take steps to be prepared for a home invasion and come up with a plan should you find yourself in that situation. If you do, you have a tactical advantage and are one step ahead of most people.

I also hope this article makes you think, and motivates you to reassess your home protection plan. Your life and the lives of your family are too valuable to not be prepared.

67 Comments (Add Yours)

  1. stevebonning

    I’ve used the photo frame and mantle clock gun vaults for a while now and rotate guns through them. As well, I change the location of the mantle clock and the photo frame every once in a while just to mix things up. I think it’s a great way to hide my handguns ‘in plain sight’ while giving me quick access to them. I would recommend these types of storage for those without children in the house on a regular basis.

    1. I tried the mantle clock and the picture frame from sportsmans but I found them to be “less than quality workmanship” and they kinda stand out as something I normally wouldn’t put in my house.
      I’ve since replaced them with two different Ready Gun In Wall Concealment boxes and my wife is much happier since they are concealed by a modern frame on one and a modern mirror on the other.
      I have three kids and I really like this idea because my guns are in a place that my kids would never disturb and out of sight out of mind while still being very quick and easy for me to get to in the case of an emergency.

      http://www.readygun.co or

  2. Hello folks. New member here. I’m an introductory member considering becoming a full time member. I am retired, disabled former RN/Paramedic as indicated by my screen name. I’ve carried guns all my life and intend to continue for my safety and that of my wife.

    Respectfully, RNMEDIC

  3. Great ideas, but how is the picture frame shown with the wall safe mounted to the wall for easy access to the safe?

    1. I didn’t see an answer to the above question. It looks like rails of some kind. I’d love to know where the author got them and how they mounted them.

      Thanks in advance!


      1. Have you guys seen “Ready Gun”? A friend of mine bought one from KSL.com in the classified section. His has a picture frame on rails and high powered magnets inside to hold guns. Very sweet set up actually and reasonably priced. It’s even got a rubberized coating inside to protect guns, etc.
        After seeing his I want one for each room in my house!
        I tried to include the link but if it doesn’t work just go to:
        http://www.ksl.com then click on classifieds at the top right and search “ready gun in wall concealment”
        as the scouts say….”BE PREPARED”

  4. New member here. Since I reside in Maryland I can only “carry” in my home. When will that change? I do like the idea of H I P S (hidden in plain sight) but I always trigger lock when I am not at home. Any ideas on that? Thanks
    ps. I am looking forward to getting and sharing some great feedback from old and new members alike. thanks again

    1. Trigger Locks should be banned or at the very least used only where you cannot find a way to keep them out of the hands of pre-pubescent children…uh, don’t know anyone that can’t come up with a better way…so on second thought…trigger locks should be banned. Period.

  5. New member. Want to have my wife take a ccw course and go to the range

  6. I owed a glock 19. How often should I empty a magazine and let the springs rest-or is that necessary?

    1. Just don’t pack the magazine and compress the spring to its maximum tolerance for storage; load for storage to about 75%.

      It only takes a few shots to stop a problem if you are called to shoot (God forbid) anyway so a maximum clip load is rarely needed.

      The springs in my 19’s clips are quite old and are fine. They all have been loaded and emptied countless times.

      Take care-shoot straight!

    2. I’ve had that same question and I’ve had a response from a person that always carried with one chambered from a full mag for years and still operated flawlessly at the range

    3. Glock says unload your magazines ( Glock doesn’t make clips, sorry it’s a pet peeve of mine) once a month while you clean your weapon. Reload the magazine when finished.

    4. There are different thoughts on this issue. Most companies say rotate your mags every month. That is why most issue guns with two mags. In reality you could let them go longer than that. I read of someone discharging a full mag that was loaded since the 50s w/o incident. I have seen some loaded since ww2, also discharged w/o incident. These may be the exception. I would rather err on the side of caution and go with the manufacturers plan. If you buy a used gun it is always a good idea to buy new mag springs. Springs manufactured by wolff spring co. are great. hope this helps. God bless you. Kris Toslux

  7. Great article & tips. Thanks for the info!

  8. I also have guns hidden around the house, and in a workshop 75 ft. from the house where I spend a lot of time. I sure dont feel paranoid about trying to protect myself or that of my family. Im open to any sugestions. Thanks for all the other sugestions.

  9. This is difficult to do with my two kids, but I manage full time access in the bedroom. Any good ideas for ” with kids”?

    1. Teach them. In my opinion it is ignorance, and curiosity that gets most kids killed by accident. If they know, they don’t need to be exploring. And if you are honest and as clear as you can be about the results of a gunshot they won’t want to risk it (age appropriate of course) The hole left in a mudbank is plenty graphic enough.

      1. From the time I was seven until I moved away from home, my Dad’s pistol belt and weapon hung in our hall closet; I didn’t mess with it, nor did either of my brothers. Not to say I didn’t look at it, but I was taught proper gun handling and had a hunting license at nine.

    2. Depending on how old your children are but the best advise is to train your children – and keep training. The more comfortable and confident your children are the safer they will be, and less worry you will have.

    3. Like kgruber said, education is the key. Also, if they show any interest in firearms at all, let them know that if they ask to see one or hold it, you’ll show them how to do it safely. If they’re old enough, you’ll take them to the range and let them shoot. If you remove the mystery, you remove most of the allure.

      There’s also the “handprint” combination safes, but you need to be sure you’ve practiced enough to get into them quickly.

    4. Besides training your kids about respect for weapons, there is another solution you might want to consider. I just recently found out that there is now a gunbox that can connect to an alarm system. It can be set up to scream like a stuck pig if someone attempts to lift or tamper with the firearm. It can be set up to tie into your alarm system if you have one so while you are away and your kids are home, it can be locked. When you get home you can unlock the box, and have it immediatley available for emergency. But if someone still tries to tamper with your pistol, it will sound an alarm that will get any childs attention in a big way. The device is called The Pistol Pad. Hope this helps.

    5. If you’re looking for a good “Hide in Plain Sight” option check out “Ready Gun In Wall Concealment”. It’s a gun box that mounts between the studs and is concealed by a picture frame, mirror, etc. which slides on ball bearing rails to access.
      I just got mine installed and absolutely LOVE IT! I bought mine on KSL.com in the classified section like one of the other members on here. It’s definitely the best I’ve seen out there for quick acquisition for home/office defense.

    6. Get a push button lite keypad gun safe for your night stand with
      handle to transport around house or in vehicle. My wife carries
      hers in pottier plant , but she has a concealed carry permit just in case of the law stopping her( lead foot ). She is skilled with a knife and carries multiple knives on her person and vehicle. Our granddaughters feel safe with granny!
      God bless you and your family as “Being Prepared” is more than a motto, it is a life style.

  10. I’m retired, my wife and I both CCW . We have a gun hidden in every room but the kitchen, there is one laying on the bar that is between the living room and the kitchen. It is the one I carry when I’m not home.When the grandkids visit, we degun the place locking them in our private bedroom. We carry IWB seeccamp 380s while they are visiting. With a modified Versa system we almost forget we are carrying them.

  11. I taught my kids at a young age how to shoot and handle guns. I used to live just South of Detroit I got in the habit of keeping loaded guns around in every room and still do here in Arizona. Springs don’t get weak by being in a loaded or relaxed position they weaken from being used.

  12. Hi, I am a new member and enjoyed this message. Hoping to see and read much more and take a course sometime soon.
    Keep up the good works!


  13. Great idea, I don’t have one hidden in every room but there are 3
    available including the one I carry on me in the house and around the yard.

  14. I haven’t found a good place to hide my shotgun — yet.

    1. latwin, justa thought! Use your imaginaton and make one, for example: I have an oak coffee table with a two inch trim that goes around the underside of the top, so I made a narrow wooden box with a slot to slide my shotgun into and no one would even know was under there unless they got down and looked under the table. Or you could make a floor lamp hollowed to hold one, or buy a large picture frame to go in your living room or over the mantle (talk about hidden in plane site). Anyway just a thought.

  15. As a vietnam era vet having a weapon with you at all times was the number one rule even in the latrene you never know when,where or how an attack is going to happen and as america is becoming more voilent even rural small towns usa are not safe anymore so protect your family and yourself and having a gun in every room is what it takes to be prepared to be as safe as possible so be it, family first

  16. I recommend keeping the guns high and out of reach of little ones. A good place is on a hook above a door on the inside of a closet. The gun by the bed needs to be reached by you while you are still lying in bed. A locked box or safe with quick access for the owner only is the best way to go here. Also don’t put your gun too close to a door. It’s most likely the place where an intruder will need to be stopped but you might not be able to get to it if he is coming through the door. Just like it’s a bad idea to put a fire extinquisher right by the stove where a fire might keep you from retreiving it. Have your gun placed about 10-15 feet away from the door where you can get to it quickly. I still think the best security you can have is a decent sized dog that will alarm you about an intruder and keep the bad guy stalled or diverted until you can get to your gun, even if it’s in another part of the house.

  17. I have guns hidden in the house, located so that any potential intruder point of entry will still give you free access to at least one firearm. All but the ones in the master bedroom, however, have trigger locks, so that someone entering and ransacking who by chance discovers one of the “hidden” guns quickly cannot use it against us. If sleeping, reaction time will be reduced, so no locks on the master bedroom guns unless we’re going away for more than a day, or if there are children as guiests in the house. Although all trigger locks are digital, and set to the same code so that there’s no hunting around for hidden keys for the trigger locks, I relaize there’s still going to be an inability to immediately react to a sudden intrusion- unlocking the gun will take at least another 5-10 seconds.

    So I”m interested in feedback- do you think this is the beter solution, to preclude someone entering and using the guns against you, or do you think the hiding itself is sufficient, and that I shouldn’t be giving up the reaction time using the trigger locks entails?

    1. As I said earlier to another commenter…trigger locks are useless and worse. They lull people into complacency (never underestimate the power of the child’s mind to get it unlocked). Also, those 5 seconds could cost you your life or that of your spouse. There is nothing better than education for children and height is one way to avoid their accidentally reaching a firearm. Remember one thing (and this is to all readers who may have forgotten) …there is no guarantee with any mechanical device (i.e. mechanical safeties?). Actually, there is no 100% guaranteed way of staying completely safe short of a sealed room and a boring life.

      The trigger lock can not be trusted either. Use common sense and education as the smart alternative.

  18. Paranoid? Not at all. Boy Scouts start you off right. Be prepared. God forbid it’s ever necessary to use any of them but when and if you do, nobody at that point will ever question a gun in every room.

    1. YES! I totally agree with Jerry!
      I’ve believed that motto since I was taught it as a kid.
      I’m not sure why anyone would want to lock their trigger….yikes!
      I have four kids from 9 to just born and I still believe in being able to protect my family at any given moment. There’s a local guy here in Ogden, UT thats been making custom concealment boxes that go between the studs. Word seems to be spreading like wild fire and when I talked to him last he said his website should be up soon. It’s called Ready Gun In Wall Concealment and if you haven’t checked it out you definitely should. He was selling them on KSL’s website until his site is up.
      BE PREPARED and stay safe!

  19. Thanks for the tips. Good suggestions for storing guns in key places around the house.

  20. It’s nice to see a lot of new members…like myself. I’ve got a 357 with a lazer downstairs and my 40 S&W just follows me around in and outside the house.

    Be safe everyone

  21. Very interesting article. I feel that the extent of having guns throughout a home is up to the individual and his situation. Someone in law enforcement/security, who feels that someone may be after him needs to put themselves in a “comfort zone” even to the extent that this guy did.
    I live in the country (not guaranteed to be crime free) but much better than living in Chicago, and don’t feel that I need the firepower availability to this extent.

  22. a gun in every room is a gun everywhere a bad guy looks. I keep mine in my safe. Except for the one in my belt – and that’s the one that’s loaded.

  23. I also have several weapons secreted around my home. Only my wife and I know the locations. (I always carry when at home) Being a part-time cabinet maker I have built and modified several items around the house specifically for concealment. I have constructed concealment vaults in walls. (Great for long guns, drywall is easy to work with) I have incorporated easy to use hidden latches, some of which are not directly mounted on the vault (No key or combo required) You must know where the latch is and how to manipulate it. While this may sound complicated and a bit Bond, James Bond. It’s actually quite simple, and the necessary hardware is readily available. Remember, Safety is paramount! With a little imagination and ingenuity it’s quite easy.

  24. I usually carry mine on me even when im in the house or have it sitting on the table next to me. I dont have any kids and I taught my wife to handle one safely and she knows how to use it if needed. I even take with me when I go to the bathroom, live in a small apartment so ya never know. I have my duty weapon XD 40 which is left in my duty holster in the closet next to the front door. I have a Para 16-40 on my night stand and carry my CCW, Taurus Slim 40 with me every where I go. When my nephew comes to visit I make sure all but my carry gun is locked up in the safe. I still keep my taurus on me. When he is a little older he will know about guns.

    1. I agree with you Thomas P, I’m a DPSST Certified and Licensed Security Officer and have different weapons hidden around my home. Along with always having my 38. either in my hip holster or right next to me by my recliner fully loaded and ready for anyone who is stupid enough to break into my home while I’m awake or sleeping. My saying is Shoot first, and forget asking questions later. Some people say I’m paranoid and to them I say no not paranoid just prepared for anything……

  25. The rule of thumb in our post war 50-70’s, (WWII) veteran’s Southern home, was that all guns were to be kept unloaded, but to be treated as if they WERE loaded. This rule was repeated annually at gun-cleaning time. They were kept out of sight in the tops of closets. It’s a miracle that there were never any problems, because with 5 kids, there was direct access most of the time.

    That said, I haven’t lived with a gun in my home since those days, and our children weren’t raised with guns in the house, despite living in murder city, New Orleans. Our grown kids do not have guns in their homes, but we are getting one now for skeet and perhaps duck hunting.

  26. I live alone and I’m still careful. Visitors and friends are informed that if they see a firearm IT IS LOADED! Whenever small children or “untrained adolescents” are visiting, all long guns are unloaded and handguns go in the safe.

  27. I am a father of two and they are 9&12. I keep a gun next to my chair and my bed. the boys know that my guns are not to be touched with out asking unless there is an intruder and I’m not there. My kids started shooting at a young age and do on a regular basis. We live in a rural area of Washington where law enforcement can take up to 30 min to get to us. It is my thought that if you have kids and guns that if you hide them from your kids and don’t teach them how to handle them properly you are putting your kids at more risk. TAKE THE MYSTERY OUT OF THE GUN AND PUT THE KNOWLEDGE IN THEIR HEAD AND HANDS!!!

  28. I have a concealled carry permit and have figured out how to carry my S&W Sigma in .40 cal so well you can not tell I have it. I carry it all the time and the holster I have from Ross Leathers is so comfortable that sometimes I forget I have it until I go to bed. The holster fits inside my waste band and I can tuck a dress shirt in and that is how I carried it when I was a commercial pilot. Carrying it came in handy just last week, August 16, 2011. I caught a guy breaking into my truck and you should have seen his face when I confronted him with it. If you have a permit, carry it all the time. It won’t do you any good if you can’t get to it very quickly.

  29. I dont think your paraniod, prepaired?, yes, the only thing i wouldnt have done, was show the areas where they where, incase of tolls lurking about here. would like to think all on this furom are decent people, but there could be some not so nice guy looking in

  30. is there a good sight where you can purchase or research these hidden safes,

  31. I have all of my in house guns of the same make, model and caliber and all without the magazine inserted. Then I only have to carry a magazine to make any of the weapons “active”. Like the hiding places. Thanks for the tips.

  32. I just recently found out that there is now a gunbox called The Pistol Pad that can connect to an alarm system. It can be set up to scream like a stuck pig if someone attempts to lift or tamper with the firearm. It can be set up to tie into your alarm system if you have one so while you are away and your kids are home, it can be locked. When you get home you can unlock the box, and have it immediatley available for emergency. But if someone still tries to tamper with your pistol, it will sound an alarm that will get any childs attention in a big way. With the ability to connect your handgun to an alarm system, the possibilities are endless. The Pistol Pad

  33. Solid information. Creative thinking. Thanks and

    Semper Fi,

  34. All round good thinking, thanks. I often think of the outcome of a ‘Wrong house-oops’ situation where the police come busting in about 330-4am and encounter return fire [as they should]. Things could get ugly real quick. Wish I could have hardened bedrooms, but alas that is out of the question.
    But with the alternative being what it is, I guess the odds are with us ‘good guys’. Well thought out.
    PS does anyone sell Kevlar bed comforters?

  35. A good strong security door..and shutter on window..Close your garage door behind you when you drive in before getting out and load groceries..Prevation before it happen..

  36. i think that every man should take protecting his home and family this seriously. i was a recon scout sniper for 10th MTN 1/32 recon. I did one tour with them in iraq from sept 11 03 to march 30 04 when i was hit with an IED..(this eneded my 5 year 4 month stint with the army )..after rehab i then joined up with a company called blackwater……Men the are sheep-people who think the world is filled with roses and everybody could just get along if we all just sat down and talked….there are wolfs people who prey on the stupidity of these people …..and the there is us gentelmen sheep dogs…..men who have the capacity to kill but only do it out of the love of the fellow man

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  38. Normally I do not read article on blogs, however I wish to say that this write-up very forced me to take a look at and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, quite nice article.

  39. Do u know of any gun concealment with locks

  40. I have kids that’s why I ask . My nosy kids might actually find the gun hidden in the clock etc

  41. Hello, My husband is interested in the frame to hide his gun. Two questions… Is the frame on hinges and what. What is the site so I can order one? Thank you!

  42. My sons are now grown up but as kids they would find anything they went after, and they were as normal as any kid. Also to consider is the posibility of waking up in the middle of the night with a home invader standing next to you. They normally make an effort not to make too many noises. They also may decide to go through your stuff not being neither carefull nor neat. So, where should your gun be? In bed with you. That would make a pretty good surprise for anyone waking you up uninvited.

  43. Yup, you’re right. I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoyinhg every little bit of it I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. Thanks & keep continue updating us.

  44. One thing that is crucial here about home defense. First of all, just like fire drills, run yourself thru a number of surprise intruder actions. Have a friend do it since they will often inadvertently show you something you missed. Make sure you can get your gun in position quickly. Secondly, I hate to burst bubbles here but getting to your gun is an ideal goal. The reality is someone may show up at dinner time or while you’re in the bathroom, home invaders don’t wait til you’re ready, and you may not be able to get to your gun. I have placed items in each room that can be used as a secondary weapon: old fashioned fireplace tools one shaped like a whale harpoon, decorative patriotic stars that are really Chinese throwing stars, expensive kitchen knives that don’t break, hidden swords, think of garage tools, etc. Everday stuff you can use to allow you time to get to the guns.

  45. I just carry my gun on me all the time, and by the bed in a safe at night.

  46. I have one of the clock radio gun safe combo’s that needs repair. where can I contact to repair or replace unit?

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  48. To the author of the original article, thank you. I have been grappling with the idea of a gun on each floor of my home for some time. I live in a 3 story row home with a basement entrance as well as the front door into the living room. As the owner of four 1911 45 acp I thought long and hard to bring them out of my safe for easy access . I now have 3 placed around my home as well as my “nightlight”. Thank you

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