Lockdown’s New Home Holsters

Lockdown Vault Accessories introduced two new non-standard holsters for use around the home or office. The first is the Night Guardian Low Profile Holster and the second is the Under Desk Holster.

Night Guardian

The Night Guardian Low Profile Holster is designed to keep a gun and other tools handy while you sleep. This nylon rig hangs on the side of the bed, held in place by a section of holster that tucks between the mattress and boxsprings. It has enought room for a pistol, spare magazine and a flashlight. The suggested retail price is $19.99

Under Desk

under desk holster

The Under Dest Holster is a slab of reinforced nylon with a wide elastic band. The slab can be mounted to the underside of a desk while the elastic will hold a handgun including full sized semi-automatic pistols and revolvers. There is also a small slot of adding a spare magazine, knife or other tool. While ti was designed for the underside of a desk, only your imagination will limit where you might stage a gun with this product. The MSRP is $23.99.

I’ve seen similar products from other companies in the past (such as this and this.) These offer the benefit of a fairly low price and broad distribution. So, there is a good chance you will be able to find these in your nearby Cabelas, Bass Pro Shop or similar store.





Richard Johnson

An advocate of gun proliferation zones, Richard is a long time shooter, former cop and internet entrepreneur. Among the many places he calls home is http://www.gunsholstersandgear.com/.


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  • Marc

    I don’t really understand the holster between the mattress and box spring. There’s no retention security on them so why not just set your gun on the nightstand?

    • Dr. Longfellow Buchenrad

      I have always just used the good old nightstand drawer with it still in my EDC holster to cover the trigger, but under the desk can be handy if you sit at a desk a lot and have an unreasonably high probability of winding up facing a bad guy while seated there. I dont know what job that would be though; maybe mafia? Or maybe I watch too many movies…

      But this would aid in organization for those who are more into that than I am.

      • DIR911911 .

        any check cashing outlet, cell phone store , liquor store ,etc. pretty much anywhere a cashier is likely to be robbed. mafia ha! look around once in a while , lots of people get guns pulled on them.

      • Gary Kirk

        Lawyers…

        • uncle fester

          When I was in law school, it was possible to go into the criminal courts building w/o going through the metal detectors. In contrast, the civil courts building (which heard family law matters) required everyone to get screened.

          Family Lawyers have to be careful with personal security.

    • DIR911911 .

      people don’t want it out on the nightstand because if some one does break in and not wake you now they have gun access or a child coming into a parents room in the night. is it really this hard for people to put themselves outside their own situation?? I live alone but know what it’s like and how different I would have to do things if others were at my house.

      • Marc

        Is it hard to teach their children to not handle firearms without a parent present? No, actually it is not. Ask me how I know.

        • Michael Valera

          Sounds like you are a true believer in Darwinism. I applaud your strident defense of our gene pool. Also… RIP your kids.

          • Marc

            Oh the children, the poor helpless children! Because the first thing my kids do when they come in to wake me from my alcohol induced stupor is grab my guns. Thank goodness they’re too busy eating lead paint chips and tearing the asbestos insulation out of my attic to get into any real trouble.

          • Michael Valera

            Trust, chidlen, and firearms do not belong in the same sentence. Children do stupid things all day everyday. Only takes one mistake to ruin a life. You keep on trusting though. Has nothing to do with your income or education.

          • Marc

            Sigh…..it has EVERYTHING to do with education. It’s called parenting. Maybe your children do “stupid things all day every day” but mine do not. They handle firearms safely at the range, mow the yard, help me paint the house, volunteer at church, change the oil on our cars….I could go on and on; all with parental supervision. Gasp! Maybe you should spend a little less time telling people about their kids, no?
            I’m sorry for my rant, I truly mean you no ill will, but you struck a chord with me.

          • Michael Valera

            No amount of parenting and instuction will put a bullet back in a barrel after it has been fired into a friend or parent. Good luck with that. Truly.

        • uncle fester

          My son is 3 and my daughter is 5. At their age, they cannot be trusted with a firearm (I keep mine in a safe) – period. While I expect that to change at some point, that day hasn’t come.

    • Jeff Smith

      I have a similar holster that was previously reviewed by TFB. Mine has a piece of hard material (about a foot long) covered in a textured fabric that prevents it from slipping out. I’ve had it loaded with a Beretta 92fs, a spare magazine, and a flashlight for two years and it has never slipped out.

      The benefit of it over a nightstand is that it disappears under my comforter and isn’t noticeable at all. If (heaven forbid) someone were to break in while I was away, I don’t think it would be spotted. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a5e656106c8507b9893583906296e460d2ae53c515f227657f2090c7e7a9cba2.png

      • Harry’s Holsters

        When you look at photos of burglarized homes often the beds are torn apart along with everything else.

        • A.WChuck

          Yeah, thieves know people hid things under mattresses and beds. Likely one of the 1st places they look.

        • Jeff Smith

          Touché. I should say it’s a “less obvious” place. At a glance (or two), you’re probably not going to see it unless you toss the entire bed, but that is a possibility.

          Hidden is no substitute for a safe (which I place my gun in when I’m not home), but it’s better than a more obvious place that would be immediately checked.

      • some other joe

        Nice, you keep a toy gun in the holster and another toy gun on the box springs….

  • LGonDISQUS

    Made something like this in middle school for a bong. Said it was to hold my baseball bat in my locker properly ?

  • MrBrassporkchop

    They need to invent a flat surface propped up by a few legs. Put it next to your bed. It can be low enough so you can reach it when laying down. Can even serve double duty by putting your alarm clock on it of you wished instead of keeping it on the floor like usual.

  • Keiichi

    I use a Bedside Backup from Crossbreed. I like it fine, but recently added a light/laser to my home defense pistol, and they don’t make an appropriate kydex holster for it yet.

    This looks like a great, affordable interim option until Crossbreed releases what I want.

  • Saint Stephen the Obvious

    While this is neat and has been done before, I talked to a few cops about it.

    All of them said thieves check the nightstand, under the mattress and closet for unsecured firearms. The scary thing is the number of firearms that are not recovered.

    With that said, if we leave our home, we secure our firearms.

    🙂

    • RustyNutz

      Indeed, my FNS 9mm was stolen almost a year ago during a quick smash-n-grab in the middle of the day at my house. They left my spare mags, but took every bit of our jewelry, some cash, and my pistol *hidden* under a towel in my nightstand loaded with gold dot’s. Scarey knowing a criminal is better armed now with shells having my thumb print on them 🙁

  • Edeco

    Hmmm, keeping it under the coffee table would save space…

  • guest

    I’m all for self-defense, concealed carry and all that… but at the same time I also conclude that if you live in an area where you need a gun under your bed in case you get a home invasion in the dead of night you also kinda sorta live in the wrong neighborhood.

    • Jake McMillan

      And if you believe your pretty subdivision where bad things dont happen is immune, youre a fool…..

      • guest

        Well, to be honest, I don’t live in a country where home invasions happen that much, and if they do it’ll probably make national news. But we do have lots of guns per capita, including myself. What we also have is a more functional society, so that’s exactly my point: self-defense is perfectly fine, but if you have to sleep with a gun at the side of your bed then something is very, very wrong and the gun adresses the result rather than dealing with the problem.
        Maybe you should… I don’t know… talk to your govt and demand more rigorous police work? Maybe vote some new people into office rather than the same career politicians who unlike you live in a gated communities and employ armed guards? Maybe improve the society as a whole in some way? I’m just not seing how in the long run having a gun under every bed and in the purse of every girl can possibly deal with a much deeply rooter underlying problem. It’s like living in a run down tree shack with sparkling wires and smoking electrical appliances and buying an extra easy to use and readily accessible fire extinguisher rather that realising you live in a f***ing shack and perhaps it’s time for a major renovation.

    • Charles Perry

      15 years ago I would have agreed. Not now. When we first moved to Knoxville, TN home invasions seemed to all happen in a certain part of east Knoxville. Not a good neighborhood. Now the criminals are smarter. No reason to break into a house in a poor neighborhood when you can drive 15 minutes west and break into houses in well off neighborhoods. Which is what they are doing. No place is safe.

      • RustyNutz

        My town is the exact same. 10-15 year ago you never heard of B&E’s or gun crimes where I live, it was always the bad parts of nearby cities, 30-40 min away. The crooks recently realized our nice deed-restricted neighborhoods have a lot better loot than the crackhouses they live next to.