Shotgun Headboard

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We have seen some methods of storing shotguns within reach while in a bed. This one is rather clever. It drops from a hidden panel inside the headboard. The mechanism can be tuned using stiffer springs to prevent accidental activation. I would hate to be stretching as I wake up and have a shotgun drop onto my face.

For more information or to order one go to the Gunbed website.



Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • All I can think of is the owner tossing around in his sleep and accidentally dropping a shotgun on his head.

    • Paladin

      In his sleep… right…

  • st4

    Is it, “one size fits all?” AA-12? 🙂

  • Katana67

    Please tell me someone noticed the grown-ass man in UGG boots…

  • M.M.D.C.

    “I would hate to be stretching as I wake up and have a shotgun drop onto my face.”

    I can think of another, um… scenario into which a shotgun might be an unwelcome addition.

    • Steve Truffer

      Yeah, perhaps a side mount would be better.

      • WFDT

        For the shotgun or the scenario?

  • JumpIf NotZero

    Hmmm… how about that, a reason to really practice shooting a 12ga from supine!

    It’s actually sort of different if you have never tried it. Quite a bit different from carbine because of the recoil. Knocked my ear muffs clean off my head the first time I practiced it.

    • Nicholas C

      Good way to think positive and challenge your skill set.

  • Zapp Brannigan

    I’m glad I don’t live where some of you must live, where you have to shoot someone who is unlawfully entering your home at least once a month. I’m glad I don’t have to have such things like hidden compartments for my guns to feel safe.

    • Cymond

      Some people want to keep a fiream nearby just for principle, even if they know they’ll probably never need it. There’s nothing wrong with that, and I can understand why some people want to keep their firearm out of sight. Face it, parkerizing doesn’t complement most people’s decor.

      And some people just like gadgets.

      Yeah, yeah, I know … don’t feed the trolls.

    • M.M.D.C.

      If you want peace…

    • gunslinger

      prepare for the worst, hope for the best?

    • allannon

      It’s a simple matter of preparation.

      I keep offsite backups of my computer, with scans of important documents, on the off chance my house burns down.

      We have an entire offsite facility at work on the off chance that our main facility, for whatever reason, goes dark.

      I keep a can of fresh gas in my toolbox on the off chance that I run out of gas (despite my habit of refueling before E).

      I keep water, shelf-stable foods (mostly canned), and a camp stove in case I lose water and/or power.

      I CC and keep a pistol by my bedside on the off chance that someone breaks into my house or tries to mug me.

      One thing working in disaster recovery–even as in my case providing hardware and infrastructure–has taught me is that the world is a whole lot less safe than people think. It may be intentional or accidental action by people, or just nature, but a bit of preparation goes a long way when it comes to cases.

    • WFDT

      I don’t expect to ever have a fire in my house, and yet I still have a fire extinguisher.

  • BryanS

    I can only see myself tossing and turning, and waking to a very cross and now armed wife.

    • 101nomad

      Bingo.

  • Patrick Mingle

    Under the bed on a mount. training day style

  • Smiddywesson

    Nifty gadget, but I’d fill it with a bottle of Jack and some fried pork rinds. If somebody can get past the dog before he can wake me and I can get to that corner, I’m a gonner anyway.

  • Gun Bed Builder

    Nice post you have here. Some of your readers concerns are really not issues or are issues that have already been addressed and corrected. To my knowledge no one has ever had a gun fall on their face. The adjustable springs are set too hard to open with an accidental bump or morning stretch. Additionally when you push the movable panel the gun falls straight down, so unless your face is directly against the headboard…No worries there either. I can’t help you with an angry armed wife, you’re on your own there. Finally Katana67 your ignorance is showing, those are not uggs.

  • Mark Griffin

    I didn’t understand this hide out place? What is this for? A different idea but no connection with purpose.

  • Brandon

    I’d break my wife’s nose pulling a shotty out of there and trying to get it aimed, supine, in the dark. Put a pistol (his and hers even!) or even a bullpup up there instead.