Hidden Gun Stash Ideas

I saw a list over at It's Tactical and loved the idea.

I love lists. I loves hidden compartments. I love guns. So I will follow their lead and make me some lists!

There is a vast array of commercial solutions you can buy to hide your guns:
  • Hidden safes under your mattress, in the walls
  • Behind working clocks
  • Small safes under desks, 
  • Paintings and framed photos
  • Safes that look like hot water heaters
  • Furniture with built in compartments
  • Fake gas cans
Lots a great Do It Yourself (DIY) Stashes:
  • Hollowed out books
  • Modified furniture
  • Hinged paintings or mirrors
  • Hidden rooms
  • Converted items like computer cases, freezers, grandfather clocks, scanners, 
  • Velcro'd holsters in furniture, fake plants, old boots, behind places
  • Inside fake outlets, switches and vents
  • Behind kick plates in furniture or kitchen or bathroom cabinets
  • Fake stair risers
  • Fake electrical boxes outside
 --What else would you add?

Quotes of the Week

"If you could take supporters of gun control into the future - a future in which they had won - and show them the violent dystopian wasteland they had created, they wouldn't care. Oh, wait...never mind. No need. Chicago already exists."

- Breda Fallacy

"Declining violent crime is the death-knell for gun control, and its supporters know it.  Worse, the authoritarians in government know it, too.  Add to that the spreading public realization that gun control doesn't make society safer, and another nail is hammered into the coffin."

--The Smallest Minority 
  • When they came for the Fourth Amendment, I said nothing - for I had nothing to hide.
  • When they came for the Second Amendment, I said nothing - for I did not own a gun. 
  •  When they came for the Fifth and Sixth amendments, I said nothing - for I had committed no crimes. 
  •  When they came for the first Amendment - I could say nothing.
--Variation on Niemoeller

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."

--Ayn Rand 

Cleaning Day

Good Clean Fun
I keep my guns pretty clean. I do the regular clean after I take them to to range like everyone else.

Every now and then I haul the guns out that I have not shot in a while and give them a once over.

I use to keep a spreadsheet that had all my guns, serial numbers, dates fired and notes about the session. It also had the full disassemble and a deep clean date.

The problem is that I have been a slacker and my gun log has gone out of date.

Mostly it got out of date because it was not handy, being on a computer in another room. So today I move back to a paper log that I will keep in its own pocket on the door of my safe.

--It reminds me that I need an interior light for my safe.

Yesterdays "Big" Anti-NRA March

Five sad pictures from today’s anti-NRA March
Yesterday they held an Anti-NRA march in Washington DC.

Public Campaign, Occupy the NRA, CREDO, Every Child Matters, Moveon, United For Change, USA, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, The Other 98%, and We Act Radio were all there. I will not be add links to these fools.

A generous estimate was about 100 people total. Not quite the million they wanted. They still made speeches. Still preached to their choir. Even the media was shaking their heads at how pitiful it was.

They timed this march to be the week before the Annual NRA convention. I wonder how many people will be there?

--Sad, sad, clowns...

Kids these Days

Did you hear about the kid that refused when a teacher ordered him to take of his shirt? He got suspended and actually got arrested for wearing an NRA T-shirt.

The kid apparently played it very cool and allowed them to take him away.

In one of the best "Fuck You" moves to the liberal fascists, he was cleared and returned to school wearing the very same T-Shirt.

--He and a ton of other kids that were wearing it in solidarity.


I think we need more hats.

We were clearing closets when I realized how many hats I have. Probably at least fifty hats.

Granted they are mostly baseball hats. Usually purchased while on vacation to keep the sun off because I forgot to pack a hat for that trip.

Lots of shooting related hats. Plenty of camo hats for hunting and camping. Others designed to keep hot brass away from my collar. Industry hats with logos from Glock, Remington and the NRA.

Even a Hoplorati hat!

They keep my dome warm or cool and the sun out of my eyes and the rain off my glasses. All good for shooters.

--Do you have a favorite shooting hat?

Boston Bombers


The Boston Marathon Murderers had guns even though it was illegal to have them. Neither one of them had permits. Massachusetts is one of the places in the country with the tightest gun control.

Say it ain't so.

And when it got dangerous out there what did ALL the cops have? Evil Assault Rifles. The same guns that are "only good for war"? The same guns that are "only good for killing people".

Don't get me started about undeclared martial law police state tactics. If that had happened where I live there would be no searching of my house without a warrant or a lawsuit. And you can bet I would have had my AR15 at hand.

I hope this results in MILLIONS of dollars of lawsuits.

--Bad Guys getting guns illegally and killing people. Unpossible, you need a permit!!

Quotes of the Week

"When the law disallows both the means and moral authority to defend one's self and property, crime and violence fill the void between common sense and the hoped for utopia."
- JD Filkins

"Keeping and bearing arms is not only a fundamental right; it is a fundamental duty upon which all liberty and sovereignty is based."
- Donald L. Cline 

"A shoot-out is better than a massacre!"
- David M. Bennett

"It is a lesson of history that it is ethically, morally, and philosophically impossible to have too many personal weapons, whether they be edged, impact or projectile."
- David W. Loeffler

"Nothing puts the dignity in personal dignity (or the freedom in personal freedom) like the self in self-rule."
- John Longenecker

"No law ever prevented a crime."
- Anonymous 

"Those gun control activists advocating exchanging a liberty for safety should recall that the safest place on earth is solitary confinement at Leavenworth."
- Rand T. Lennox

"The gun control extremist has at least two things in common with the Islamic extremist. He has a willingness to die for his fundamental beliefs. And he has the sanctimony to demand that others go with him."
- Dr. Mike Adams

Let's Blame the Bomb

So when there is a shooting tragedy stupid people blame the gun.

So why is no one blaming the bomb?

Thanks to every media outlet every nut-ball out there now knows where to find info on the Internet on how to make a killer bomb in their Kitchen! Oh and don't forget the rusty nails and the ball barrings.

Now we even have professionally created instructions with excellent graphics thanks to the media.

Let's also teach these villains how to disguise their faces from cameras.

Carry your guns people. We may need them.

--Can car bombs and suicide vests be far behind?

UPDATE: 5:30am - One bombing suspect is dead as well as one police and a member of MIT Security. Suspect two is on the run in a jacked car. I don't really trust any of these details, so large grain of salt...

Gun Control Slapped Down

In a bi-partisan vote the last surviving remains of the Sandy Hook Aftermath Panic Gun Control Act had the plug pulled.

The Bill was defeated as well as all the amendments.

Did you see the press conference? He had a tantrum over this piece of bad legislation? The biggest question I have today is why was President Obama more upset about this than the terrorist bombing in Boston?  Maybe it was all the tens of millions of dollars that was wasted by flying Sandy Hook families around on Air Force One so they could be trotted out to be on display as people danced in the blood of their children. All for nothing. I don't think that's it. Because wasting money if a favorite hobby.

Look at the face on Joe "shotgun" Biden. He might turn into a muppet soon if he gets more frowny.

They took their best shot. They got our attention. Time for us to get busy. Time to join the NRA. Time to write your representative to thank them or to let them know that they have lost your vote and you are going to make sure everyone you know will be voting against them next time. Because now we know who the Death-Eaters really are.

I am going to stop leaning on all the people that are now crying in their coffee. No more talking past the sale. They will be distracted soon by something else. Illegal Immigration is my bet.

--We won. Now get up. This is no time to rest.

Email Your Reps AGAIN

Oppose the Gun Control Bill.

Do it now.

Marathon Bombing

"Hey, Joe! Get Walmart on the horn. I hear they sell bomb making supplies."
I saw on the news the trickle of information about the Boston Marathon bombing.

I have come to hate the talking heads that just speculate with minimum facts. It has been released that the bomb was made in a kitchen pressure cooker with black powder, nails and ball bearings.

They started talking about how easy it is to buy black powder. How dangerous it is and how easy it is to make bombs with it.

Oh boy.

--Does this mean there is going to be a run on black powder now!?!

Running late

It was nice seeing everyone last night at Jimmy's. Thanks Borepatch for putting it together.

More later after I get home from work.

Blogmeet tonight

697 Spring Street, Herndon, VA.
Tonight Borepatch will be in town and wanted to go out to dinner.

Where: Jimmy's Old Town Tavern  
             697 Spring Street, Herndon, VA.
When:  April 15, 2013 - 6:30pm
Why: Because we can
Who: You and people like you

Just a quick reminder about Concealed Carry in VA. You can carry in bars in VA but only if you are not drinking. Unless you are a cop, then you are allowed to carry and drink all you like!

Here is the text of the law: 
  • §18.2-308 (J.3.): No person who carries a concealed handgun onto the premises of any restaurant or club as defined in § 4.1-100 for which a license to sell and serve alcoholic beverages for on-premises consumption has been granted by the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Board under Title 4.1 of the Code of Virginia; may consume an alcoholic beverage while on the premises. A person who carries a concealed handgun onto the premises of such a restaurant or club and consumes alcoholic beverages is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. However, nothing in this subsection shall apply to a federal, state, or local law-enforcement officer.
--See you there!

Quotes of the Week

When only cops have guns, it's called a "police state". Love your country, but never trust its government.

-- Robert A. Heinlein.

"The power to tax involves the power to destroy;...the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create...."

-- Chief Justice John Marshall, 1819.

"Rightful liberty is unobstructed action, according to our will, within limits drawn around us by the equal rights of others."

-- Thomas Jefferson

"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

-- Thomas Jefferson

"The very atmosphere of firearms anywhere and everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that's good"

-- George Washington

"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."

-- Alexander Hamilton

"Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India, history will look upon the act of depriving a whole nation of arms, as the blackest."

-- Mahatma Gandhi

Gun Control Water Down Again...

The Public Safety and Second Amendment Rights Protection Act

Some of the details are starting to come out. So far it is not as bad as I thought it would be. The proof will be in the real text of the full bill and it's amendments.

There is a big section of telling the states to do their damn job in reporting crazy people.

Expanding background checks at gun shows? VA already has these checks at gun shows. It exempts privates sales and loans of firearms with no reporting requirements.

The Internet Sales portion seems to be laying rules down for companies that will make Internets sales easier. That is odd.

It also has language that eases thru-transport of guns if you are traveling from stat to state.

The bill so far will not ban or take away anyone's guns, magazines or ammo, or create a national registry.

Hard core Anti-GunControl folks will not like it. 

I love that it seems to be a big Fuck You to DiFi.

--The final text of the bill will be key.

Question Avoidance

I like some of these talking points. Relating their arguments to the 1st Amendment is great.

"You don't need the Washington Times, you have the Washington post."

--They are still going to try to ban. They are praying for more dead kids.


Who wants to meet for dinner Monday, 15 April near Herndon Virginia?

Borepatch has a trip to Herndon, and flies in Monday afternoon.  Anyone else in the area up to meet us for dinner?

Democrats propose $10,000 fine for gun owners who don’t have insurance

From a reader:
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and eight Democrat cosponsors have introduced the “Firearm Risk Protection Act” (H.R. 1369) into Congress, the first bill that would require liability insurance of gun buyers nationwide.

She was joined in sponsoring the bill by Reps. James Moran of Virginia and Eleanor Holmes Norton of Washington, D.C.

The proposal was introduced into the House Judiciary Committee.

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The law would require gun buyers to have liability insurance coverage before being allowed to purchase a weapon and imposes a fine of $10,000 if an owner is found not to have the required coverage; service members and law enforcement officers are exempt from this insurance requirement.

Attempts to pass legislation in several states have failed.

“We have a long history of requiring insurance for high-risk products – and no one disputes that guns are dangerous,” Maloney said in a statement. “While many individual states are debating this issue now, it makes more sense for Congress to establish a national requirement to allow the insurance markets to begin to price the risks involved consistently nationwide.”

Although the bill would require gun owners to have “a qualified liability insurance policy,” obtaining such coverage could be nearly impossible as few companies offer that type of product.
“Legislatures can mandate, but can’t compel insurers to sell it,” said Robert Hartwig, president of the Insurance Information Institute when asked recently by IFAwebnews.com if the insurance industry was prepared to offer firearm liability insurance.

Currently, guns are only insured as property in most cases, but bodily and property injury due to accidental discharge may be covered under a traditional homeowners policy, akin to slip and fall incidents.

According to Hartwig, most insurance companies understand the low probability of such an event and do not even ask prospective policyholders if they own a gun.

The National Rifle Association currently endorses an “excess personal liability” plan with up to $250,000 in coverage, administered by Lockton Affinity. A “self-defense” rider is also available, covering NRA members involved in an act of self-defense.

The six other co-sponsors of Maloney’s bill are Keith Ellison (Minn.), Michael Capuano (Mass.), Bobby Rush (Ill.), Nikki Tsongas (Mass.), Stephen Lynch (Mass.) and Earl Blumenauer (Ore.).
Maloney is also the lead sponsor of “straw-purchase” legislation, H.R. 452, “The Gun Trafficking Prevention Act of 2013,” cosponsored by Reps. Scott Rigell (R-Va.) and Patrick Meehan (R-Pa.). The proposal would make buying a gun on behalf of someone else who is prohibited by federal or state law from possessing one a crime, subject to a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. Organizers or managers of firearms trafficking networks would be subject to an additional five years in prison.

--They try to hit every angle...


Have a cartoon.
I am running so short of time.

I have not been to the range for weeks because I am nursing a serious back injury.

I have been to six docs so far and I am probably heading for surgery soon.


Ammo is still scarce around here.

No word yet on my two SBR requests.

Still saving pennies for my AR-15 suppressor.

Plus I am still waiting for control to be returned to the sane in various statehouses...

--Maybe I will clean something and take pics...

Hidden Safe in an Air Vent

Here is another option for a hidden safe.

This kit is designed to fit between 16 inch studs. It looks really easy to install yourself. The inside is configurable in various ways

You can buy one here.

An air vent in a closet or a bathroom may be a very good option for a handgun to get stashed.

--I may have to get one of these.

Quotes of the Week

All of today's Quotes are from Jeff Cooper:

"One cannot legislate the maniacs off the street ... these maniacs can only be shut down by an armed citizenry. Indeed bad things can happen in nations where the citizenry is armed, but not as bad as those which seem to be threatening our disarmed citizenry in this country at this time."

"Owning a handgun doesn't make you armed any more than owning a guitar makes you a musician."

"Remember the first rule of gunfighting ... have a gun."

"The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development, and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family, and this is not only acceptable, but mandatory."

"The will to survive is not as important as the will to prevail ... the answer to criminal aggression is retaliation."

"Safety is something that happens between your ears, not something you hold in your hands."

10 Round mags

There has apparently been a run on factory Glock 10 round magazines.

A friend sent me an email with a link to a craigslist add from a guy that lived in a restricted area and would straight up trade regular mags for 10 round mags.

I happen to have two of the evil things in my safe.

They came with the JR Carbine.

I sent him a quick email and we will be meeting at a Waffle House later next week to make the exchange.

I will exchange all his Evil relics for Good.

--Stupid politicians.

Suppressor Shopping

I am currently shopping for a suppressor for my .223 SBR.

I have been reading on several forums and Youtube that using a 7.62mm suppressor on a 5.56mm is effective and has the benefit of the ability to use the same suppressor on other rifles.

I am leaning toward trying it with all else being equal.

Suppressing a .223 SBR is an interesting project. I really want a suppressor because that little bastard is damn loud!

I will also have to try a box of Subsonic .223 to see if it will cycle my rig. Here is a brand that says it will.

--Does anyone have experience with this configuration?

What? No Blood in the Streets? They Promised Blood in the Streets!!

FBI Stats that show the number of NICS background checks.  Over 70 million during the Obama Administration. Click the image below to see them from the FBI:

--Tens of Millions of AK-47s and AR-15s included. Plus millions of more that required no background check.

Idiot of the Week: Diana DeGette


I was at a professional conference yesterday and overheard a gun control conversation.

The solution offered up was to allow people to buy guns but tax the hell out of guns and ammo.

$100 per bullet. $10,000 per firearm. And then he qualified it with the following statement.

"No tax for the government or police though."

It was then that I added, "Or criminals...".

They just stared at me. I continued in their own superior, intellectual, conversational tone, "If you bothered to take the time and look at the history of Gun Control in the US, that kind of plan has been used in the past to keep guns away from blacks and the poor. It is classist and racist."  Total conversation killer. Love it.

I actually might have put a pebble in a couple shoes. Maybe.

--I am getting sick of these types.

Firearms Insurance

I am looking for a new insurance provider for my firearms. It has been far too long since I updated the rider policy I have.

You may not realize that most homeowner or renter insurance policies have a firm limit on firearms coverage.

I am looking for recommendations.

Has anyone ever used Armscare Plus Coverage?

I am looking for a policy that will cover lost or stolen guns, ammo and accessories. It was also need to include fire coverage. I have a current full inventory with photos and serial numbers. 

--Send me some links if you have some!

Another Must Have

Are you tired of those pesky drones buzzing around your cabin? This product is for you!

--Thanks to Lucky Gunner! Joe Biden Approved!!


Running late this morning.

Talk among yourselves.