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Old 08-31-2015, 07:58 AM
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My nephew (builds a lot of really nice ARs and such) has done the mirror vault thing in three rooms of his home. Unless you knew, you'd never, ever guess it. I was thinking of doing something similar on the wall between the living room and bedroom that could be opened from either room.

We don't have any young children at home, so no worries about the kids getting into it or anything. I didn't read the detail on their products, but I'm just guessing that there might be an entry code or something needed to open them?
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I remember back in the early '90s we got a tour of a 120' Feadship in Ft. Lauderdale. While going thru my brother asked where most of the crew was and the chef said half the crew was taking weapons training and the other half would go the following week. Then she said that throughout the yacht there were hidden panels with weapons behind them and that she was not allowed to point them out!
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I'm not anti gun at all, but don't understand the idea that you'd need a pistol hidden behind the wall-clock in the living room.

I'd be interested to hear a scenario where you'd have time to get your secret magnet-key and retrieve a pistol from the wall clock or bookshelf but wouldn't have time to get it from your bedroom. Are these guys planning on defending from a 6 man SWAT team bursting through all of the windows at the same time?

The stuff is cool though, for sure. I just don't get it from a practical side.
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I'm not anti gun at all, but don't understand the idea that you'd need a pistol hidden behind the wall-clock in the living room.

I'd be interested to hear a scenario where you'd have time to get your secret magnet-key and retrieve a pistol from the wall clock or bookshelf but wouldn't have time to get it from your bedroom. Are these guys planning on defending from a 6 man SWAT team bursting through all of the windows at the same time?

The stuff is cool though, for sure. I just don't get it from a practical side.
If you have kids, you probably shouldn't leave guns lying around. If someone breaks in the back door and you're watching TV, would you rather run to the safe or upstairs to the bedroom, or go to the clock?
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That mirror with the magnetic lock is ridiculous.

First, you have to grab the magnet (key), then mess around finding juuust the right spot to open the case, lift it open and finally grab your gun. Too many steps. Just a sliding mirror is sufficient.

WalkingTheDocks, the purpose for something concealed in the main living area is in case you already have an intruder in your home. It could be someone you know, maybe you were in the living room and someone came in through the bedroom? Lots of scenarios.
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I guess that makes sense. I think having one built into your toilet tank should be their next product, nothing worse than someone kicking down the front door while you're on the john.
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Originally Posted by WalkingTheDocks View Post
The stuff is cool though, for sure. I just don't get it from a practical side.
How practical is a huge gun safe? Personally, I have nowhere to put one. I'd also say that often, the best place to hide something is right in plain sight.

Usefulness in a truly tactical situation is another story, but I do see where there could be some advantages -- you know the guns are there, but a home invader wouldn't. My primary interest would be the burglary factor, where somebody breaks into your home while you're not there. They will go through all your closets, dressers, etc. but most knuckleheads like that are not going look behind a mirror, shelf, etc.
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Originally Posted by Dulcecita Lures View Post
How practical is a huge gun safe? Personally, I have nowhere to put one. I'd also say that often, the best place to hide something is right in plain sight.

Usefulness in a truly tactical situation is another story, but I do see where there could be some advantages -- you know the guns are there, but a home invader wouldn't. My primary interest would be the burglary factor, where somebody breaks into your home while you're not there. They will go through all your closets, dressers, etc. but most knuckleheads like that are not going look behind a mirror, shelf, etc.
I keep my (empty) gun cases weighted and locked.
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As a point of interest, the concept is pretty old. In JR High, we took a field trip to Deerfield Mass and went through the historical section. Many of the colonial houses had small closets near the door for ready-use weapons.
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IMHO those concealment clocks, furniture, etc aren't for immediate access. The immediate one is on your hip.
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I keep my (empty) gun cases weighted and locked.
Dude. Never heard of that one.
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I guess that makes sense. I think having one built into your toilet tank should be their next product, nothing worse than someone kicking down the front door while you're on the john.
Happened to me 6 times so far. Each time I threw poo at them. If it ever happens when I have the runs, Ima be in trouble.
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Happened to me 6 times so far. Each time I threw poo at them. If it ever happens when I have the runs, Ima be in trouble.
That's a shi... um, crappy solution!
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Originally Posted by WalkingTheDocks View Post
I'm not anti gun at all, but don't understand the idea that you'd need a pistol hidden behind the wall-clock in the living room.

I'd be interested to hear a scenario where you'd have time to get your secret magnet-key and retrieve a pistol from the wall clock or bookshelf but wouldn't have time to get it from your bedroom. Are these guys planning on defending from a 6 man SWAT team bursting through all of the windows at the same time?

The stuff is cool though, for sure. I just don't get it from a practical side.
Fair question. From my perspective.......I own weapons I use for hunting, target shooting, PD. I store some around the house for PD purposes, the majority are kept in a secure room. My adult kids do not live here and when we have parties we remove and store the weapons. I do not carry 24/7 but I am close to a weapon the vast majority of the time. We live in an urban setting so the potential for a home invasion isn't remote. Why not be ultra conservative and stack the odds in your favor if the 1 in 100,000 event occurs?
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Originally Posted by WalkingTheDocks View Post
I guess that makes sense. I think having one built into your toilet tank should be their next product, nothing worse than someone kicking down the front door while you're on the john.
The glock potty vault
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The glock potty vault
That would be called the Glotty.
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I've got one in each bathroom. Since I spend so much of my life on the throne I figured I better be prepared.
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Here's one of the staterooms on the 80' Bayliss "Dreamtime".
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