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Hines57
07-24-2012, 00:19
Anybody use a pistol display for their collection? Looking for ideas on how to mount them. I want to mount them on the wall vertically and not really sure what to use. Kinda thinking of mounting them on pegboard with 2 short pegs under the barrel and grip.

Anybody got pictures they are willing to share?

RJ's Guns
07-24-2012, 19:22
No way would I display any of my firearms. Except for carry and home defense firearms, I keep everything in vaults and let as few people as possible know about anything that I have and those few people that are aware of any of my firearms have no idea as to the true nature and extent of my "collection."

For a number of reasons I consider displaying any of my firearms to be ill advised.
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RJ

collim1
07-24-2012, 19:30
Buy a set of replica dueling pistols if you want something to mount over the fireplace.

Never Nervous
07-24-2012, 20:46
No way would I display any of my firearms. Except for carry and home defense firearms, I keep everything in vaults and let as few people as possible know about anything that I have and those few people that are aware of any of my firearms have no idea as to the true nature and extent of my "collection."

For a number of reasons I consider displaying any of my firearms to be ill advised.
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RJ

^^^^I agree.

NN

Haldor
07-25-2012, 08:20
Buy a set of replica dueling pistols if you want something to mount over the fireplace.

A sword looks nice also.

Here is my daughter with a head mounted sword.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh168/HaldorPhil/Family%20Pics/IMG_1311.jpg

Hines57
11-25-2012, 22:38
Finally got around to getting something built. Still need to do some trim work and getting some more mounting hardware.

http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL369/9440780/23399040/404773899.jpg

http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL369/9440780/23399040/404773898.jpg

http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL369/9440780/23399040/404773900.jpg

http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL369/9440780/23399040/404773901.jpg

Should have enough room for 25 or so pistols when its done.


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33rdglock17
11-25-2012, 23:20
No way would I display any of my firearms. Except for carry and home defense firearms, I keep everything in vaults and let as few people as possible know about anything that I have and those few people that are aware of any of my firearms have no idea as to the true nature and extent of my "collection."

For a number of reasons I consider displaying any of my firearms to be ill advised.
,
RJ

I agree with this train of thought, however I do have a hidden room in my basement where I keep my collection on display(besides a few HD guns). Basically my basement is unfinished but one one wall bumps out where you wouldn't expect if you didn't know it was there.... There is a finished wall on that side of the basement for the laundry room and utility room so the bump out is hidden except for the door. Careful placement of a cabinet makes the entrance literally invisible so if somebody were to break in they would never ever even suspect there was a room there let alone what the contents are. Plus my elderly father is living there too so he's pretty much always home so would be criminals looking to break into a house while I'm at work likely wouldn't even bother

Lior
11-26-2012, 00:03
My office usually has a few Airsofts hanging around for display purposes, but anything that can project lethal force a major distance away is kept under lock and key.

cowboy1964
11-26-2012, 06:45
I understand about securing your display. That's why your "display" must go in your secured vault room:

http://cdn.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/374954/485952.jpg

DonD
11-26-2012, 07:28
In addition to the many and obvious reasons not to openly display your firearms, some states make you legally liable for misuse of an unsecured firearm, even if it is taken from you by robbery. That's flat wrong but it is the law in some places, TX I know. Don

SigFTW
11-26-2012, 07:57
Finally got around to getting something built. Still need to do some trim work and getting some more mounting hardware.

http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL369/9440780/23399040/404773899.jpg

http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL369/9440780/23399040/404773898.jpg

http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL369/9440780/23399040/404773900.jpg

http://pic40.picturetrail.com:80/VOL369/9440780/23399040/404773901.jpg

Should have enough room for 25 or so pistols when its done.
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That looks cool! :thumbsup:

Hines57
11-26-2012, 11:49
In addition to the many and obvious reasons not to openly display your firearms, some states make you legally liable for misuse of an unsecured firearm, even if it is taken from you by robbery. That's flat wrong but it is the law in some places, TX I know. Don

Why would I not want to display my firearms? I lock my doors.

That looks cool! :thumbsup:
Thanks!


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2@low8
11-26-2012, 11:54
My long guns are on display (well the ones that I have space for), I would like to display some handguns as well. I like your idea. My guns are insured, my house has an alarm, my dogs know who to let in and who not to. I want them displayed so I can enjoy them. I could bury them in the backyard but that wouldn't bring as much pleasure.

Fear Night
11-26-2012, 12:00
I agree with this train of thought, however I do have a hidden room in my basement where I keep my collection on display(besides a few HD guns). Basically my basement is unfinished but one one wall bumps out where you wouldn't expect if you didn't know it was there.... There is a finished wall on that side of the basement for the laundry room and utility room so the bump out is hidden except for the door. Careful placement of a cabinet makes the entrance literally invisible so if somebody were to break in they would never ever even suspect there was a room there let alone what the contents are. Plus my elderly father is living there too so he's pretty much always home so would be criminals looking to break into a house while I'm at work likely wouldn't even bother
I've always wanted to have a vault room in my house to have everything on display. I have a room similar to what you describe down in my basement that would work. How cool would one of these rooms be?

http://www.smithsecuritysafes.com/pages/vaultrooms.html

DonD
11-26-2012, 12:37
Why would I not want to display my firearms? I lock my doors.Thanks!

I sat in on my wife's TX CHL class as a refresher (I already had a CHL) taught by a man who teaches law at the Univ of TX. He said that you're still liable for any misuse of a firearm even if someone breaks into your house and steals the gun. Not right but that's the way it is.

Best way to avoid that is a good gun safe. Don

2@low8
11-26-2012, 13:24
I sat in on my wife's TX CHL class as a refresher (I already had a CHL) taught by a man who teaches law at the Univ of TX. He said that you're still liable for any misuse of a firearm even if someone breaks into your house and steals the gun. Not right but that's the way it is.

Best way to avoid that is a good gun safe. Don

Someone steals my locked car and I'm liable for the damage they do with it? Someone breaks in and steals my money and buys dope and dies from an OD and I'm liable? Someone steals my kitchen knives and kills someone with them? Someone steals my cellphone and dies while texting and driving? Don't see that holding up very well if it actually comes down to a trial.

Jim Watson
11-26-2012, 13:32
It might not hold up in court, but you still get to pay a lawyer.

2@low8
11-26-2012, 13:35
I can be forced to pay a lawyer if someone doesn't like the color of my car. I won't let the "what-if's" rule my life.

Green Dragoon
11-26-2012, 14:12
I would not display. The less "random" people that know I have a collection, the better.

I don't want a workman coming to my house and seeing them......my kids friends...etc.

bac1023
11-26-2012, 17:38
I never display any of mine outside of pictures online.

However, I know people who do.

norm357
11-26-2012, 17:46
I sat in on my wife's TX CHL class as a refresher (I already had a CHL) taught by a man who teaches law at the Univ of TX. He said that you're still liable for any misuse of a firearm even if someone breaks into your house and steals the gun. Not right but that's the way it is.

Best way to avoid that is a good gun safe. Don

This is incorrect.

PhotoFeller
11-26-2012, 18:07
I'm kind of on both sides of this issue.

The joy I realize from my guns, long and short, new and old, comes from seeing, handling, inspecting, cleaning and, yes, fondling them; sick as that sounds, its true.

My guns represent the greatest attraction I have for someone lookin' for a robbery target. So I keep em locked up, hidden, protected from inquiring eyes.

Over the course of a year, the number of outsiders who enter my home is significant. Plumber, ORKIN guy every month, furnace/AC service guys twice a year, etc. Having my guns on display would get someone's attention who would talk about them to a buddy, and the word would spread.

I can't risk losing my favorite posessions to a bloody thief. On the other hand, I'd love to see them on display every time I'm in my den. Guess I'll just have to keep loving 'em one gun at a time.

bac1023
11-27-2012, 14:32
I can't risk losing my favorite posessions to a bloody thief. On the other hand, I'd love to see them on display every time I'm in my den. Guess I'll just have to keep loving 'em one gun at a time.

My feelings as well...

A-Train
11-27-2012, 20:56
A sword looks nice also.

Here is my daughter with a head mounted sword.

http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh168/HaldorPhil/Family%20Pics/IMG_1311.jpg

This made me laugh out loud. Well done Sir. :rofl:

Nakanokalronin
11-28-2012, 03:22
I'd only display firearms "openly" if it was in a vault room. If you're going to display them outright, just make sure someone can't see them through an outside window and be very careful who you show your unsecured firearms to.

RJ's Guns
11-28-2012, 13:09
Besides other factors, previously stated, with open displays, I would be concerned about humidity and rust. My firearms are stored in fire resistant vaults, with at least two large Golden-Rods per vault, with each firearms covered with a silicon impregnated gun sock to further protect against rust, corrosion and impact damage.
RJ

mr.scott
11-28-2012, 22:40
I sat in on my wife's TX CHL class as a refresher (I already had a CHL) taught by a man who teaches law at the Univ of TX. He said that you're still liable for any misuse of a firearm even if someone breaks into your house and steals the gun. Not right but that's the way it is.

Best way to avoid that is a good gun safe. Don

I hope he's lying about his day job.
If your gun is stolen, immediately report it to the police. If it comes up in a crime later you are covered.

PhotoFeller
11-28-2012, 23:04
Besides other factors, previously stated, with open displays, I would be concerned about humidity and rust. My firearms are stored in fire resistant vaults, with at least two large Golden-Rods per vault, with each firearms covered with a silicon impregnated gun sock to further protect against rust, corrosion and impact damage.
RJ

I don't disagree with precautions you take to prevent rust and corrosion. Rust damage prevention has always been a key factor in my gun handling and cleaning discipline. However, I've never had a rust problem with guns stored for years in climate controlled home environments (SH/AC); I mean stored without a humidity controlled gun safe or gun socks or anything special. My practice for decades was use 'em, clean 'em, put 'em away carefully without touching the metal.

Maybe I've just been lucky, so please tell me about the silicone impregnated gun socks. I'm not too old to learn, and I'm not too stupid to pass up a good idea. I'd appreciate your take on these cases; are they primarily for long-term storage?

Also, I don't know what a Golden Rod humidity control device is.

RJ's Guns
11-29-2012, 00:15
I don't disagree with precautions you take to prevent rust and corrosion. Rust damage prevention has always been a key factor in my gun handling and cleaning discipline. However, I've never had a rust problem with guns stored for years in climate controlled home environments (SH/AC); I mean stored without a humidity controlled gun safe or gun socks or anything special. My practice for decades was use 'em, clean 'em, put 'em away carefully without touching the metal.

Maybe I've just been lucky, so please tell me about the silicone impregnated gun socks. I'm not too old to learn, and I'm not too stupid to pass up a good idea. I'd appreciate your take on these cases; are they primarily for long-term storage?

Also, I don't know what a Golden Rod humidity control device is.

GoldenRod Dehumidifier Rods come in different sizes. I have used them for decades with excellent results, in all of my vaults. I even know a couple of car collectors, in Washington, that put them in the interiors of vehicles that are not driven very often, even those vehicles stored in heated buildings. Here is a Midway link

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1138359695/goldenrod-dehumidifier-rod-with-detachable-plug-110v-gold (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/1138359695/goldenrod-dehumidifier-rod-with-detachable-plug-110v-gold)

There are several brands of Silicone-Treated gun socks. They come in different sizes for pistols, rifles, scoped rifles, etc. I use a black felt tip marker to write the Make, Model and Caliber of the rifle on the top of the gun sock near the muzzle, so I can find the rifle that I want without too much difficulty (provided I can remember which vault a particular rifle is located). I have not been that diligent with my handguns, some are labeled and most are not.

Here is a Midway link

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/939460228/midwayusa-gun-sock-rifle-silicone-treated-polyester-blend-gray-with-black-logo-52 (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/939460228/midwayusa-gun-sock-rifle-silicone-treated-polyester-blend-gray-with-black-logo-52)

RJ