Saturday, December 4, 2010

Homemade Magnetic Holsters

For those of you who have several firearms and consider home defense a priority (you do right?), having easy access to a gun is vital in order to be prepared for a home invasion or attack.  Instead of leaving the guns on a counter, desk or in a drawer, you can create a homemade magnetic holster that will let you have easy access to the gun but at the same time partially conceal it.  I got the idea of creating a magnetic holster from Erich of Tactical Intelligence.  He has some good information.  I recommend that you visit his site. Unlike Erich's magnetic holster I used electrical tape instead of heat shrink tubing.  The electrical tape is a whole lot cheaper and works just as good to prevent your gun from being scratched by the magnets.

As you will see in the below photos and short video, I created a magnetic holster to place next to my front door.  As you can see, it is partially concealed and since the door opens towards where the holster is placed, it is the perfect spot to have my pistol or revolver when answering the door. 

In addition to a magnetic holster for a handgun, I decided that I needed one for my Mossberg 500 shotgun.  So instead of 3 magnets, I used 9 magnets and 2 paint stirrers which was surprisingly strong enough to hold my 7 lb. shotgun.  I placed the holster behind my office door to give me easy access to my shotgun and to give me the ability to partially conceal it behind my door. 

To create your own magnetic holsters you will need at least 3 ceramic block magnets, electrical tape and wooden paint stirrers.  To make both my handgun and shotgun magnetic holsters it cost me approximately $14 at Lowes. 

Check out the photos and short video below.

Live the Motto - Be Prepared!



Test Use of Magnetic Holster


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    Jessica Ribeiro
    Associate Producer
    Sharp Entertainment

  2. Dave,

    It is our sincere hope that you and yours had a very Merry Christmas!!