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Pistol Display

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Hines57, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

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    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?
     
  2. RJ's Guns

    RJ's Guns

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    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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  3. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    Buy a set of replica dueling pistols if you want something to mount over the fireplace.
     
  4. Never Nervous

    Never Nervous

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    ^^^^I agree.

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  5. Haldor

    Haldor Formerly retired EE.

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    A sword looks nice also.

    Here is my daughter with a head mounted sword.

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  6. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

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    Finally got around to getting something built. Still need to do some trim work and getting some more mounting hardware.

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


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  7. 33rdglock17

    33rdglock17 Boosh

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    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
     
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  8. Lior

    Lior GUNS=FREEDOM

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    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.
     
  9. cowboy1964

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    I understand about securing your display. That's why your "display" must go in your secured vault room:

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  10. DonD

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    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
     
  11. SigFTW

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    That looks cool! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Hines57

    Hines57 Simple Member

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

    Thanks!


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  13. 2@low8

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    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.
     
  14. Fear Night

    Fear Night NRA Life Member

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    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
     
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  15. DonD

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    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
     
  16. 2@low8

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    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.
     
  17. Jim Watson

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    It might not hold up in court, but you still get to pay a lawyer.
     
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    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.
     
  19. Green Dragoon

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    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.
     
  20. bac1023

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    I never display any of mine outside of pictures online.

    However, I know people who do.