CONCEALMENT 7 Can You Spot the Gun? John Schwartze Bolster Your Home Defense Plan With Concealment Décor and Furniture Photos by Patrick Vuong Imagine what we might have seen if Sarah Winchester and Frank Lloyd Wright had been neighbors, or if Eileen Gray had collaborated with John Moses Browning. For a long time gun owners had few furniture options specific to their lifestyle that didn’t scream “guns hiding in here!” But in recent years there’s been a renaissance to combine tastefully designed furniture with functional and discrete firearms needs. While many choose to openly display their firearms in wood cabinets with glass doors or on free-standing racks, it doesn’t come without complications. The same goes for traditional fullsize safes. You’re not really concealing anything. Everyone knows where the goods are. Another point of contention we’re sure you’ve experienced with your spouse is that most safes tend to clash with interior design preferences and end up relegated to closets, garages, or inside dresser drawers. Makes it a little harder to get to in a hurry, doesn’t it? And then there’s trying to work with furniture that wasn’t specifically designed for guns. Attempting to add a secret compartment to that Ethan Allen armoire of yours might be easy if woodworking is another hobby you enjoy, but the average person isn’t likely to take on the task. We’ve done the work for you to show you a few of the latest examples of concealment décor and furniture. Keep your firearms and ammo at the ready with these various decorative appointments that allow for easy access, practical storage, and aren’t dead giveaways where you’re stashing your valuables. See if one of these has a place in your domicile and makes sense for your individual family situation. As some of these options are non-locking, we recommend you check your local firearms storage laws to make sure you’re in compliance before purchasing any of these products. Whether it’s sitting inconspicuosly on a bookshelf, desk, or table, this refined clock offers solid construction with a simple magnetic latch for the hinged face that swings downward to allow access to stored firearms or other personals. Operates quietly with one AA battery and internal dimensions are 11 by 7¼ by 3 3/8 inches and backed with a felt lining, enough for a full-size handgun and extra mags or other valuables. There are no bands, hooks, or cutouts to snug anything in place, so it’s up to the individual to configure things in a way that holds them securely and won’t fall out when opened. With a little mixing and matching, we’re sure you can find an arrangement that makes sense. Because it’s built with more vertical than horizontal space, larger guns may require you to position it in a way where the gun rests on two perpendicular surfaces, instead of resting all on the same surface. Keys for lockable face included. Make Personal Security Products Model Tall Gun Concealment Clock Dimensions 13¼ by 9½ by 6¼ inches MSRP $60 URL www.psproducts.com If simplicity is your thing, the Small Accent Table comes in a variety of designs, colors, and wood choices to complement your existing décor. Use it as a small end table, nightstand, or valet. Features sturdy, solid wood construction and comes preassembled. Remove a magnetically attached piece of side trim (that appears to the average onlooker as a fixed panel) to expose a 15x10x3-inch felt-lined storage area. The cover for the compartment is completely removable and does not lock. Make Secret Compartment Furniture Model Small Accent Table Dimensions 22 by 14 by 28¼ inches MSRP $400 URL secretcompartmentfurniture.com The 1450M Bundle is a bit more involved in its installation, but definitely offers innovative design, concealment, and functionality for a variety of different-sized valuables. Customers will need to cut into their drywall to mount it, giving the appearance of a standard wall-mounted mirror from the outside, but can be accessed via magnetic keys or an RFID card to disable the lock and slide the mirrored door open. Be sure you’re mounting this in an area clear of any electrical conduits, ducts, or wiring. Included are two compartments: one that’s 14 by 10 by 3.5 inches, with the larger being 14 by 40 by 3.5. First, mount the frame in your wall, then install the Velcro-lined plastic storage compartments in the fashion you wish and drill them in place with enclosed hardware. Included shelves can be situated within the inserts and also drilled in place. Arrange adhesive magnets on the back of the compartments to hold desired metallic contents in preferred locations (be sure you do this before mounting the compartments to the frame). Several finishes and trims available to pick from. Make Tactical Walls Model 1450M Bundle Dimensions 60 by 2.5 by 22.5 inches (cover); fully opened at 39 inches MSRP $500 to $630 depending on desired magnet quality and finish ($635 to $765 for RFID option) URL tacticalwalls.com The God Will Protect Wall Art from NJ Concealment Furniture is a wall-mounted art piece with a canvas surface adorned with the saying “The will of God will not take you where the grace of God will not protect you.” The hinged/magnetized face swings upward to expose a storage area that measures 1¾ by 7½ by 24 inches and includes a 1-inch Kaizen foam insert that can be cut by the customer to trace the outlines of stored contents. Secure the foam insert in place with the adhesive backing. Plenty of room, assuming your contents are thin enough to fit inside the allowable depth. The artwork can be removed via folding tabs and switched out with another insert if you wish to provide your own. Only offered in one size and finish. Make NJ Concealment Furniture Model God Will Protect Wall Art Dimensions 10 by 26½ by 2¾ inches MSRP $210 URL http://www.mcssl.com/store/njconceal/canvas-wall-art For the rest of this article, subscribe here: Concealment 7 Explore RECOILweb:Owning the Night with US Night VisionRECOILtv Mail Call Video: Appendix Carry SolutionsRECOIL Staffer, Candice Horner, Wins High Lady at Accuracy International Long Range ClassicTrue North Concepts Debuts Its First Product NEXT STEP: Download Your Free Target Pack from RECOILFor years, RECOIL magazine has treated its readers to a full-size (sometimes full color!) shooting target tucked into each big issue. Now we've compiled over 50 of our most popular targets into this one digital PDF download. 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