New Gun Concealment Method from Skinner Sights

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Most gun owners are always interested in new ways to conceal their firearms whether around their homes or in their vehicles. There has been a definite upswing in the storage market lately with products ranging from the popular hinged American flag wall hanging to coffee table safes to shelves with compartments. Although the ability to truly secure your gun by locking the item it’s contained in is best, there is certainly a time and place for an unlocked storage method. Enter the Skinner Sights’ Skinner HTF Garment Bag.

It’s exactly what it sounds like – a garment bag. The difference being, of course, that this particular bag is designed to hold your guns. The Skinner HTF Garment Bag has a zippered front opening similar to that of many garment bags. The zipper opens the bag across the top, down one side, and across the bottom for a three-sided opening large enough to allow access to long guns. According to Skinner Sights the bag is large enough to hold one 40″ long gun and two handguns. Multiple pockets are meant to allow for fast access to knives, flashlights, or magazines while two removable handgun holsters are attached within. Interior pockets designed for the storage of half a dozen pistol magazines and three rifle magazines are included.

The bag itself comes in black or green and is made of 1000-denier Cordura nylon for durability. Zippers are heavy-duty and sewed into place with nylon webbing. Overall length of the bag is 44″, overall width is 25″, and the included hanger is rated to handle up to 200 pounds. Depending on the bag’s contents it can be folded in half and carried using the included wrap-around handles. MSRP $249 although Skinner Sights lists an introductory price of $179 through March 31, 2016.

This is being marketed with an emphasis on hanging it in your closet to camouflage your firearms from would-be thieves. While that would work if you’re willing to store your guns that way this also seems like a unique way to transport guns in your vehicle. Guns in a garment bag in your backseat seem like they’d be far less obvious than cases. It would admittedly depend on the material used and construction of the bag since printing could be an issue, although even then it shouldn’t be obvious at a glance.

If you’re interested in a closer look, visit the company’s site at www.skinnersights.com. Visit http://www.skinnersights.com/scabbards_20.html for a look at their storage options.

Take a look at the video below for a review from Jeff Quinn of Gunblast.



katie.ainsworth

Katie is an avid shooter, hunter, military journalist, and Southern girl. Firearms are her passion whether at the range or on a spot-and-stalk after a big buck. She’s a staff writer at The Firearm Blog and writes about guns, hunting, and the military for various publications both online and in print such as Outdoor Life, Handguns, and Shooting Illustrated. Shoot her a message at ainsworth.kat@usa.com


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  • CJR

    I loved Raw Deal, too!

  • TVOrZ6dw

    Just don’t take the wrong bag to the airport! NYTimes would run for weeks off of that.

  • Not A Car Theif

    What a convenient way to easial acquire firearms.

  • USMC03Vet

    That is about as effective as a theft deterant as a shoe box in the closet.

    • Swarf

      Oh great. Now I gotta find a new way to hide my guns.

      • Werdup

        Damn I thought I was the only who kept his guns and jewelry in shoeboxes in the closet……

        • JK

          Talk about clownshoes… eh? eh?

    • Blue113

      I don’t recall many burglary investigations where someones suit was taken…. as a matter of fact in 20+ years of going to them in the Chicago land area I don’t recall a single one. Of course your property crimes investigations could differ from mine.

      • Armand Fight

        Do you recall many burglaries where the victim’s closet was searched? I ask because if there are guns in this bag and a burglar tries to move it out of the way when searching through the closet it would be immediately obvious that something other than a suit is inside.

        For home concealment, it is a terrible design.

      • USMC03Vet

        I bet all those suits were moved though. Good luck trying to pass off weapons in a suit bag in the closet as something else when it’s simply pushed to the side is super heavy, clanks, and instantly noticed as something not suit related. Chicago PD? Bang up job, “detective”.

  • PK

    So… it’s like the bag in John Wick?

  • M C

    Never mind the garment bag, when are they going to start selling the concealment bag on his chin?

    • JK

      With built-in lanyards!

  • Badwolf

    Look up “stained underwear wallet”. They should totally make a pistol version of this

  • avconsumer2

    OR, just stick it in a jacket pocket you’re not using for free.

  • chead

    This probably doesn’t work if your entire closet is full of faux garment bags with guns in them.

  • billyoblivion

    Clever idea.

    The biggest problem with this is that guns and ammo are *heavy* and your average closet rod isn’t “engineered” for this sort of weight. It’s not just the rod itself–usually these rods go into very marginal cups nailed to the wall (not screwed into the studs). So if you go this route beef that up.

    Secondly it should have some sort of locking mechanism, both on the zipper (can be a TSA compatible zipper lock, just enough to keep out a kid who knows he shouldn’t but…,) and a way to lock the hanger to the rod (two hangers facing opposite directions and locked or ziptied together might also work.)

    Thieves *will* go through a closet looking for stuff hidden behind the clothes, so put this against the wall (this also has the advantage of bending the closet bar less).