Ever seem to always be looking for a good spot in your bedroom to conceal your handgun, but still have instant access to it? Some people put it under a pillow, or in a night table drawer or even right on top of the night table where it can be easily seen.
The pictures will show exactly what I did and how I did it. The materials are absolutely free. It took me less then five minutes to construct. I used a five gallon paint mixing stick, cut to size along with a regular one gallon paint mixing stick, also cut to size that you can get for free at any Home Depot store in the paint department by just asking for it
Your night table will need to have an overhang to be able to accommodate it. If it doesn't you can still utilize my technique in another place such as under your bed attached to the frame or any where else that you can think of.
The gun has to be in a holster with a belt clip or anything that resembles it. The belt clip simply slides onto the end of the larger paint stick that you will have to cut to the proper size to accommodate your needs. The smaller paint stick is simply cut into two small pieces that act as shims to keep the larger stick slightly away from the over hang. Depending upon the distance between the holster and belt clip will determine how many shims you will need. In my case it was two shims - see picture 1. You need to drill two holes into the paint stick as well as the cut to size shims. Then use two wood or sheet rock screws to hold everything in place. I used two sheet rock screws and counter sunk the larger stick to make a neat looking installation. A picture is worth a thousand words so see picture 2.
To draw your handgun is quite simple, straight forward and fast with no fumbling under a pillow or having to open up your night table drawer, which can mean a life or death situation.
The furniture in my home in Pennsylvania is made by a company called This End Up and it is very sturdy. The top and sides or any viewable areas are very nicely finished - and my gun is always available. see picture 3.