Hello my friend and welcome back! In today’s post, we are going to look at hiding your guns before they come for them. Where are the best places to hide them and why some places may not be the best choice, so grab a cup of coffee and have a seat while we visit.
I think we can all agree that it is not a question of if, but when they will come for our guns. Because of this were looking for good places to hide them right? While I have watched many videos and read many articles on the subject I believe some of the ideas they present are either not feasible or misguided. Let me give you an example of this. One article I read suggested that you hide them in your attic in old cardboard boxes. While that might work in the movies, I doubt it would work in real life. Another article advocated hiding them in the sub floor under your house. If I was looking for where someone might have hidden their guns, that would be one of the first places I would look. While it sounds good, it really isn’t practical. One article even suggested that you put them in a water tight container with a weight on the end and throwing them in the River. River currents can be very powerful and I dare say that when you went to get them, they wouldn’t be where you left them.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that you need to be careful because there are some really bad ideas being floated around the internet. I don’t mean to criticize these ideas, because I can see why some people might think that these good ideas if not completely thought through. Let’s take a look at some of the option available.
There is a lot of new furniture coming out with built in places for hiding you weapons. If you can afford it and it matches your existing furniture that’s great, but for many people, that just isn’t practical. I also have to wonder if the government will give their solders pictures of these and have them looking for these well. If you are going to hide guns in your furniture, I would suggest that you modify a piece of existing furniture yourself. One big plus to this is that you can get to your guns quickly. This one is still open to some debate.
One idea that is very popular is to bury your guns in a watertight container so you can come back later. I would add a couple of cautions to this one. First, be sure you oil your weapons very well and even give them a light coating of grease before placing them in a plastic bag. Seal the bag well and pour about a pound of rice into the container to absorb any moisture that might get into the container. The next thing I would caution you about is burying this near your house. You need to bury them away from your property, just in case they decide to use a metal detector to search for them.
Another idea is to build a false wall in your home or basement and hiding your guns behind it. This is one of the better ones out there and I can see nothing wrong with it. Just be sure you blend it in completely so it doesn’t stand out.
One I really like is to store your guns and ammunition in eight foot pieces of four-inch PVC pipe and then placing them in you wall. If someone were to tear the wall open, they would just think it is part of the plumbing. This is also a great way to store food and ammunition. I would caution you though not to do too many of these because if they keep seeing four-inch PVC in all of your walls, they will get suspicious.
A few more thoughts: Where ever and however you decide to store your weapons, you should always protect them for moisture which could cause rust and render them inoperable. Next, you may want to consider that they show up with gun sniffing dogs and metal detectors when they come. I keep one or two guns at my house and the rest is stored somewhere else along with most of my ammo. This way that can search all they want and not find anything. I’m sure you have a few good ideas as to where to hide your guns for when they come and I would appreciate it if you could share them with us in the comments below. Not everyone is a seasoned Prepper and this would be a good time to pass along a few good ideas to them.
Well that’s it for today and I hope you have enjoyed today’s post. Until next time, stay safe, stay strong and stay prepared. God Bless America!
13 thoughts on “Hiding your guns before they come for them!”
I lean more towards not hiding my guns and ammo
As a former operator, you learn never separate your person from your weapon. It’s best to keep them accessible, when you need them.
Too much effort is spent trying to hide things Simple is better, ease of access and necessary quantity is important to consider.
1 person isn’t going to carry 15 handguns, 20 rifles and 20,000 rounds. Realistically, 4 loaded mags for 1 handgun, 6 loaded mags for 1 rifle or shotgun plus your blade of choice, is your max load out capacity for each person. That’s roughly 28 lbs load out weight. Anyone carrying more is “dead weight” in a scoot and shoot situation.
If you feel inclined to hide them, keep it simple, easy to reach. Behind mirrors or picture frames. The hollow space behind window and door trim, a cut out section behind base boards making a “kick plate”. A triple wall light switch with no wiring and a hinge can make a readily accessible ,in plain sight, handgun vault. And my favorite, except it takes more work to make, is a firewood log(s) cache. Cut an appropriate sized, firewood log in half,lengthwise. Use a router and hollow out 90% of the material, leaving the ends intact. Put whatever you want hidden inside, put the 2 halves back together, note the fit and sand the edges accordingly to make a nice seamless,fit. Just a touch of hot glue or double sided tape will hold it together.Put it back in the stack of firewood, next to a tree, or lay it on the floor next to the stove or fireplace. Who is going to be checking firewood for hidden caches? Added bonus, wood absorbs moisture and nobody thinks twice about a campsite or fireplace that has wood stacked or laying around.
Keeping with the firewood theme, make a frame of the desireable size,height and width, much like a wood rack. Mount casters or rollers on the bottom, out of sight. Stack firewood normally, place the rolling firewood in front of, or over the top of cellar doors, tunnel escape hatches or crawl space bolt holes or covering temporary buried caches. It can serve as a location marker, land mark , way point or easily mobile stack of firewood/barricade. Anybody searching is not going to want to move or unstack a ton of firewood to see what may or may not be underneath or behind the pile.
All of these, I use myself and have helped others create.
Good information! Thank you!
If hiliary and her supporters take the presidency they will NOT take your guns. You will receive a letter in the mail from the IRS that states how many guns you have and the taxes on each one of those payable soon. If not you will have fines and intrest to pay that will continue to go up monthly. The money raised will go for a good cause such as funding the anti gun lobby, rewarding supporters of anti gun legislation , paying attorneys lavish saleries to sue gun manufactures and other services. Heres a clue. The government KNOWs what guns most people have already and the government isn’t; stupid when i comes to cracking down on individual rights.
I won’t surrender my firearms, I will not hide them. If they try to confiscate them it will be at their own risk. There will be 100+ million angry Americans which sounds like a pretty strong army. 😀
I don’t understand the concept of hiding your guns if there was a door to door seizure. What are you hiding/saving them for? If America went down the toilet to the point where gun collection began, then it seems to me THAT would be the time to USE THEM. If you are too much of a coward to defend your constitutional rights, then there is no point hiding them for later. You will NEVER use them. And that, to me, is the same as letting them get confiscated.
I was told by a season prepper to water seal and camo your guns then hang them high in a tree with thick foliage. Humans and Dogs don’t naturally look up. The dogs cant sniff them out and out of reach of metal detectors. He was told this by a special opps guy that is also a prepper.
You missed an important part of this topic, the government’s technology. Metal detectors are the least concern because our government currently posses technology that can look through your walls from outside your house as well as ground penetrating radar for earth and cement, and I’m not even going to go into the stuff we know their drones can do from 30k feet!
I was once of the thought if I left them a couple of my cheaper guns to find they might leave me be, but seriously? If they come for the guns they are coming for you too! If you are just concerned about really hiding your weapons do it anywhere but your home, vehicles or property, or that of your friends, relatives or Facebook friends. Personally, I don’t plan on being home when they ring the bell with a battering ram.
report them stolen or lost
Once you hide them, you will never use them again. Be brave enough to use them when you need to!
Unless you have acreage or woods far enough from where you live to bury them, forget it. The government has all the tools but you have your wits. Good luck.
Good luck on hiding a gun in four inch pvc. You’ll need at least six if not eight inch pvc.
It’s better to die fighting than to starve to death in a fema camp separated from your loved ones.
If you own guns, they will take you if they don’t find the guns.