hidden guns?

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by 22dave, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. 22dave

    22dave New Member

    Mar 20, 2008
    How do you keep a shotgun handy but hidden from the casual burglar?
  2. Xaiver56

    Xaiver56 New Member

    Oct 28, 2007
    Grand Prairie, TX
    Keep it close or keep it locked is my philosophy. We have a shotgun for home protection and when I am not in the home it is locked up. I carry concealed very often (Taurus .380) so even when coming home I am armed. When I am getting ready for bed I will usually get it from the safe and place it by the bed.
  3. Oneida Steve

    Oneida Steve Active Member

    Sep 28, 2006
    Upstate NY
    Low-effort: Put it behind a tapestry on the wall. A religious tapesty works best.
  4. Erich

    Erich New Member

    Apr 12, 2008
    Albuquerque NM USA - 6000' above sea level
    There are doo-dads for sale that can hang the shotgun at the foot of your bed, behind the footboard but hidden by your bedspread. Or, you can make your own - they use wedge a couple of support rods or boards between your mattress and box spring.

    A shotgun with a folded buttstock can also be decently concealed inside a suitcoat or such in a crowded closet. The foot of the bed rig seems like a better idea than the closet, to be honest.

    Better alarm the house, though: the first place a burglar goes is the bedroom, and they look for guns. A horrible alarm ringing might encourage burglars to shorten their stay, provided that you live somewhere suburban/urban where there's a chance that someone will actually respond.
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