Instant Access IPS Concealed Gun Storage

Tom R
by Tom R

There has been an ongoing trend or more and more creative solutions for keeping your defensive firearms close at hand. Instant Access is taking the concept in a slightly different direction. Rather than being a piece of furniture, or a shelf, they are building the storage into a piece of art.

They are currently running the initial funding via crowd funding at Indiegogo: Definitely go check them out–there is ton more detail on the campaign page. It sounds like the campaign is to raise money with the intent of driving production costs down.

Also, as he states, this is not a safe, so the ability to bypass the electronics is not really an design issue.

I think the idea is pretty interesting, and provides an alternative way to keep your defensive firearms available but not obvious. They have a number of standard art pieces you can start with–though it looks like it would be pretty easy to roll your own if you wanted something custom. The initial offerings would fit in most places, methinks.

So, readers… Interesting idea to you? Would you utilize something like this?

Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT or at

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  • TheNotoriousIUD TheNotoriousIUD on Nov 02, 2015

    My brother started a company that makes custom leather concealed bench safes.
    Forgesafe Furniture.

  • Phil Hsueh Phil Hsueh on Nov 02, 2015

    Great idea, but what they really need to do is design it so that it comes with the base safe only so that you can put a painting or picture of your choice on it, this way it doesn't stand out because it doesn't match your decor.