New style gun lock

New style gun lock

PostBy: steamup On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:02 pm

My brother and his buddy came up with the idea of a individual gun lock/rack that can be secured to the wall.

Nothing is totally burglar proof but these should sure as hell slow them down.

He has a patent pending on them.

He is starting to produce these and test marketing them He is taking them to gun shows to sell and is starting to set up dealers. He is starting slow on the manufacturing of them until he gets a feel for the market place.

What do you think? Is this something you would want/own?

Here is his web site-

http://www.minutemengunracks.com/index.html
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Re: New style gun lock

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:34 pm

As far as preventing theft?---I don't think so---good sized hammer to the master lock & a crow bar to lever--even lag bolts--off the wall. As far as unique/ simplistic---well done.
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Re: New style gun lock

PostBy: steamup On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:26 am

Locks only keep the honest folks honest. If determined, a theif will get what they want. Even those heavy safes are defeatable given the right tools and time.

This lock is more for safety - keep the wrong hands off - and to prevent the "grab and run" type theif.
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Re: New style gun lock

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:52 am

steamup wrote:Even those heavy safes are defeatable given the right tools and time.


Your average criminal would never be prepared nor are they going to take the time. The only one that is going to break into one of those safes is someone that knows what is in there and also knows they have the time to do it.

This lock is more for safety - keep the wrong hands off - and to prevent the "grab and run" type thief.


It will work for that but realistically I don't see it good for anything else. .

I'll give you a little bit of tip you can pass onto your relative of how to secure the locks better. At the place we used to store coal they put a short length of pipe around the lock just big enough that you could get the lock on or off but not big enough to get a pair of bolt cutters on it. In this case the pipe would be mounted to the back piece and the hole would be up and down. You'd slot it so the hinged piece could go into the pipe. Then you'd have to lock by putting the lock into the pipe hole from underneath The only thing you would see is the bottom part of the lock and the keyhole.

Hard to explain....
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Re: New style gun lock

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:02 am

Just one other suggestion, make them longer so you can get lag bolts into two studs. If you did that and took my advice above you'd actually have a fairly secure locking mechanism .
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Re: New style gun lock

PostBy: dcrane On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 10:16 am

I call advertising :mad: ... infract yourself now! LOL hahaha

Great Idea and the two best features of this product are how cost effective they are and how perfect they are when someone wishes to display their firearm (lets face it, most gun owners have that one piece of pride N joy they just want the world to see!)

Can these be through bolted on an interior wall with carriage bolts to require a chain saw in hand to remove it from the wall? (maybe a thought to run past them? :idea: )
also, they make padlocks that have this "pipe feature" built into them to prevent bolt cutting of the lock (i think its worth a little extra for them to make that padlock unable to be bolt cut).
I also think because one of the main features of this product is for "display" they can in time do some baked on enameled finishes (Chrome, Camo, Etc.)

I bet if we all throw an email with this link to a few friends they would have some work to do! :lol:

GG
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Re: New style gun lock

PostBy: steamup On: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:39 am

I will have my brother work on the web site to give more detail.

These are designed to screw into the stud on the wall. The screw he supplies has a 900 lb pullout rating. You could opt to use a bigger screw or lag if you wish. With the long gun version, if mounted horizontally, you could hit two studs ( typically 32" oc). As long as the gun fits, you would have a stronger mount. However, the main securement is the locking mount.

He has just lined up a powder coater. We will see how these come out. Different colors would be available if there were a big enough demand to run a batch of them.

If some one really wanted the gun bad enough, the right tools would get it, lock shroud or not.
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