10 Best Places to Hide Your Guns in Plain Sight

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If you’re a gun owner with young children, then at some point you’ve faced a dilemma: You want easy access to your gun in case of a home invasion, but you don’t want to just leave it lying out where your kids can find it. Even if you’ve taught them gun safety, there’s still the chance they’ll do something stupid. We all make mistakes–especially children.

So where do you put your gun? Personally, I recommend this Mini Vault Standard Gun Safe. You can feel the buttons in the dark and easily type the combination in seconds. However, if you don’t have the money for that right now, there are many other places you can hide your gun. The Patriot Caller made a list of 10 such places.

A gun safe is a great place to hide your guns from burglars…

At least, that’s what the safe manufacturers tell us.

Another school of thought holds that gun safes are a great way to keep all of your guns in one convenient place for burglars to find them.

One thing is sure, safes are practical in terms of keeping your gun out of the hands of children and unauthorized users, but there are many downfalls to taking this approach. After all, burglars aren’t our only concern when it comes to hiding firearms. Not to mention, you can hardly call a gun safe a place with “ready access.”

The odds are high that when you really need a gun, you won’t have a chance to go to the safe and punch in your combo. When trouble comes knocking, you may only have a few seconds to get ready.

That’s why many shooters opt to store their firearms in unconventional and sneaky places around the home, places where no one would think to look for them — but that you could access quickly in a pinch.

Although most of you probably have at least one firearm hidden in a strategic location, it is always a good idea to have multiple options. Additionally, some preppers are newcomers to owning guns, and they may benefit from receiving some practical advice.

As always, you know your home and the size of your gun better than anyone else, so it is best to make adjustments to these tips as needed.

1. Fake Electrical Outlet

No burglar or government confiscator is going to take the time to search all of your electrical outlets in case one of them happens to be fake.

And even if they did try this approach, it would slow them down so much that you would easily be able to retrieve your gun in time to defend yourself.

These items can be found online, and you can also build your own. Be creative. With a little innovation, you can make this setup very easy to access.

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