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Old 06-21-2019, 01:34 AM
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Anybody here use gun magnets?

I always get these stupid spam emails for "free" crap, and the latest one has been for free Gun Magnets (I realize its not "free", they get your cash in S&H, but I digress). I usually delete these faster than I can read the subject line, but this one got me thinking if perhaps having a few of my guns held by magnets in quick access locations throughout the house might not be a bad idea. Like one under the toilet tank, so the bad guys don't get the drop on me while I'm getting the drop on a deuce. I mean, I don't wanna end up like poor ol' John Travolta in Pulp Fiction. Like, would they be safe for an under-dash vehicle mount?

So, anybody here use gun magnets?
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Old 06-21-2019, 07:45 AM
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Since I donít have kids running around, I keep a few firearms stashed for quick access, two of which are always suspended by magnets in Condition 1.

Office, under desk.




Garage, under wall cabinet shelf.


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Old 06-21-2019, 05:34 PM
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I don't use them with valuable guns, but I do have one strategically placed holding a Bulgarian Makarov.
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Old 06-21-2019, 09:04 PM
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I can't see the need to hiding a gun right next to the toilet. Not only is that a bad place to keep any gun you want to keep rust-free, but seriously I'm not sufficiently paranoid that I fear being ambushed while taking a dump. Like they say, if I gotta go, I gotta go.

As for keeping firearms stashed everywhere, I have issues with that as well. Kids or no kids, you could be in the garage working on a project when somebody breaks into your house. Think about the risk that they may find one of your stashed guns prior to you realizing somebody has broken in and you go investigate.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:13 AM
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Mine are stashed in such a manner that one would practically need to lay on the floor and look up in order to see it.

But, itís all about playing the odds. I feel the chances of me needing a stashed gun, are far greater than the odds of a criminal finding it before I need to use it.
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Old 06-22-2019, 10:38 AM
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Is there a valid concern about the metal parts becoming magnetized?
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:41 PM
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I have one inside my bedroom closet just over the door molding. If I need my Ruger LCR in a hurry, I just reach up and there it is.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:51 AM
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Is there a valid concern about the metal parts becoming magnetized?
Iíve had a couple of pistols on magnets for years. I periodically take them to the range, clean and relube them, have yet to experience any issues from parts being magnetized.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:16 PM
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I can't see the need to hiding a gun right next to the toilet. Not only is that a bad place to keep any gun you want to keep rust-free, but seriously I'm not sufficiently paranoid that I fear being ambushed while taking a dump. Like they say, if I gotta go, I gotta go.

As for keeping firearms stashed everywhere, I have issues with that as well. Kids or no kids, you could be in the garage working on a project when somebody breaks into your house. Think about the risk that they may find one of your stashed guns prior to you realizing somebody has broken in and you go investigate.
Hell, I'd have one in the shower if I could figure out how. Once you start carrying/depending on a gun you really don't want to be in an unprotected situation.
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Old 06-23-2019, 07:59 PM
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Hell, I'd have one in the shower if I could figure out how.
Iím just here to help...youíre welcome.

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Old 06-23-2019, 08:51 PM
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Iím just here to help...youíre welcome.

LOL...literally.
I needed that today.
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Old 06-24-2019, 09:04 AM
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I have been using Fastholster magnet mounts for years now. No issues with them.

https://www.fastholster.org/
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