Storing pistol in a hollowed out book

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by jeremiahjw, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    I was trying to figure out a good way to store my pistol near my bed, without it being out in the open. I got the idea to hollow out a book and place it in there. Not only is it an arm's length away, but if (God forbid) someone broke into my house and I happened to leave my gun home, they wouldn't see it.

    I might put a lining inside it, to keep any paper flakes out of the gun, but I think I got it all taken care of when I applied glue all inside the book.

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  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Well, you could not of chosen a more boring, keep that away from me book. NO ONE is going to be break in to steal that baby... LOL
     

  3. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Kind of reminds me of the scene in Men In Black - little girl, in the ghetto, walking around carrying a Quantum Physics book? If you ask me I think she's about to start something ... :cool:


    Nice work on the storage ;)
     
  4. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    Haha, that's what I was thinking, well, as long as it isn't a math nerd breaking in. :p

    LOL!
     
  5. freefall

    freefall New Member

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    Jeez, whenever I break into a house to steal books I go straight for the math texts.
     
  6. CourtJester

    CourtJester Active Member

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    Great idea and good job.
     
  7. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    When they told me I could keep walking towards the wall but never get there, I was convinced that Isaac Newton was possessed.
     
  8. group17

    group17 New Member

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    Nice idea! Bad guys don't read.
    I would have made the cut out a tad larger and inserted a paper cigar box to fit. would prevent paper dust & pieces floating around the gun IMO.
     
  9. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    Yeah, I didn't have any boxes that would fit inside. I might put a piece of fabric in it. I did apply a lot of glue on the inside, so there isn't really any paper dust, but there is still a chance that some pieces could come off.

    If I were to do it again, I'd buy a small metal lock box, and a really huge old text book to hollow out.
     
  10. group17

    group17 New Member

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    The idea is sound since who's going to go through every book in a bedroom library or stack on the night stand. Yet close enough to reach easily.
     
  11. jeremiahjw

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    I was going to have the gun near my bed anyway, so it would either be that, or strapped somewhere on by bed in a holster, or in a drawer.
     
  12. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The main problem is the paper will suck all oil out of the gun. It would not be a good long term solution. You would need to either seal the inside of the book or oil the gun regularly.
     
  13. jeremiahjw

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    Aah, good point. I'll put something under it then.
     
  14. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Considering my old text books, with all those possibilities, how did you decide on one?
     
  15. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    It had to be thick/wide/tall enough to fit the gun inside. I happened to have a few textbooks that someone gave me, they were all about 30 years old, so I just picked the largest one.
     
  16. freefall

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    Anybody ever see a movie called "Buck and the Preacher"? Harry Belafonte kept his pistol in a hollowed out Bible. As far as paper sucking oil, there are a couple of spray laquer and spray urethane products that should seal it up admirably.
     
  17. Boyerracing343

    Boyerracing343 New Member Supporter

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    Great idea, nicly done.
     
  18. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    No, but I did see a short film recently that used that idea.
     
  19. amoroque

    amoroque New Member

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    Good job, I've thought about doing that before.

    What tool did you find best to cut all the pages? utility blade?
     
  20. jeremiahjw

    jeremiahjw New Member

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    I used a box cutter. If I did it again I'd try to use a Dremel or Jigsaw.