Magnets for Home Defense?

Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by kuahiwi, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. kuahiwi

    kuahiwi New Member

    Aug 11, 2012
    A few weeks ago, I watched one of those reality TV whodunit's about a guy that was killed in Washington state. During the course of the show, it was revealed that one of the suspects had concern that the guy who was killed, was going to kill her - thus a motive for her being a suspect. Anyway, she feared this guy so much that she had installed, a magnet on her wall next to her bed behind a window curtain. I have since ordered 4 magnets and have, in fact, installed one of them on each side of my bed - one for myself and one for my wife. Bottom line - they worked GREAT!! The magnets hold her Taurus TCP and my Taurus P-111 very well and it's quite easy to grab the guns in case of a nighttime home invasion. I had bought the magnets from a guy on eBay who was selling them as a "for any use" item. Since I bought mine, he now sells them as home defense tools and he shows pictures of, not only handguns, but also knives on the magnets. I did figure out that my Beretta 92FS is a little too heavy, but 2 of them side by side holds it very well. Just an idea for everyone. It works for me!
  2. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    very cool idea and highly useful I think. I buy magnets (usually 1" discs for pistol mag pouches) that are rated at 25lbs of pull but the same place has magnets that will hold up to hundreds of pounds. has the best prices around that I've found.

  3. gun runner

    gun runner Former Guest

    Nov 23, 2011
    South Texas
    Very good idea, I never thought of that before. Thanks for this thread
  4. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
  5. Clipper

    Clipper Well-Known Member

    Mar 21, 2010
    Amarillo, TX
    Magnets from old hard drives are also very strong, I have one that holds on to my Blackhawk .357 with great power. I have a pal who uses one to keep his 1911 under concealment (covered with glove leather) in his car....Check around, you might have one in an old out of date hard drive someplace.
  6. BlackEagle

    BlackEagle Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 25, 2011
    Would magnets from speakers be strong enough?
  7. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    yeah, a few I've messed with have very strong magnets if they're big enough speakers. Maybe a flea market or pawn shop find could land you one.
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