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Home Made
Handgun Hanger
A do-it-yourself tip sheet

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So, I was thinking about buying one of these 4-gun hangers on eBay for my gun safe and saw they were the same price on Amazon. I found the 4-gun models were running around $20 and a single gun rod was running $12 each.

Then I figured, "Hey, I could make those myself! So, I think I'm going to try and I'll post some pics of my attempt and let you all know how it goes. My thought is to use 1/8 to 3/16" bar stock with a coating of electrical shrink tubing and loop the rod around to make each piece a "more stable" 2-gun holder.

This is a link to some reasonably priced 3/16" shrink tubing that will shrink down 50% and comes in 4' lengths (also listed as free shipping):

In the meantime, here are some pics, measurements and resources you might want to reference if you want to try it yourself! If you do, please send me pics, if I can use them here for others to reference.

So, here is a link to a table with fractions, decimals and mm's so you can select the approriate bar stock for your project:

Here is a diagram of the recommended measurements:

Note that .22" wire (as shown) would be approx. 7/32" or 0.2188" or 5.5563 mm, based on the table linked above. This is for a powder coated end product. If you are using shrink-tubing, then you will need to account for that thickness, if you are planning to use it with a small caliber pistol. Of course, if it's for a larger caliber, that would not be as much of a concern, but you will need to choose the appropriate bar stock for the caliber (plus the coating or covering) you will be using.

Google Search results for 3/16" x 36" bar stock: [LINK]

Here are some other sample pictures:

That's it for now!

Please be sure to send me any pics of your project (if I can use them here for others to reference) at Motorman4Life -at-




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