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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    I understand that, but if you read my reply I can't do that with a split level. No way to turn the room into a safe.
    You're not stuck behind enemy lines in Massachusetts are you? And I definitely understand that.

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    Have a friend who collects Garands. He built a concrete room in his concrete pool house with thin windows at the roofline, heavy reinforced steel door and it does have some sort of fire suppression. He has racks like a gun store along the walls and two large safes installed before the walls went up. He had a work bench in the middle and a display cabinet with other unique WW2 equipment. Pretty sparse (not a John Wick cave), but he’s also a farmer so it is function over fit. Has a few bottles of his bourbon collection in there and an old couch for chilling.

    Obviously, for OPSEC, no photos allowed inside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hush View Post
    You're not stuck behind enemy lines in Massachusetts are you? And I definitely understand that.

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    Iowa. But split level with windows in basement and I want to keep my windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    I wish I could just do this with my guns.

    I have a coupe Katanas I sourced through you. Find a spot for them or keep it just to guns?

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    Friend has one & for organization it's just that...has one of every caliber made in the pre-64 model 70 lined up like soldiers.

    All the winchester levers are together...all the English doubles, etc.

    Couch, recliners, custom coffee table with glass top / see through with handgun display, bowie knives & even a nice bar...little slice of heaven when you are in there.
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    I'm going to have more space than rifles, so I'll need to be buying more guns. Damn.

    It will certainly make photographing and documenting what I have accumulated a lot easier.

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    15 years ago I was contemplating building a 40x40 insulated shop, fully powered, plumbed and air conditioned. It lined up perfectly with the back extension of my drive way on the back of the property. Three driveway doors, 2 walk doors, pull through option, 6 windows. It was nice. I kept my sunday truck and a mint new holland T1510 tractor in there. Plus a welding area and work bench with tool set up that would have made Bob Villa happy.

    Orrrrr building a gun room extension off the master bed room which already had french doors leading to an unused outside patio area on the unseen side of the house. I was going to get a shipping container set in place pressed up to the french doorway, anchored it in place on the slab and roofed over it. I planned to install a vault door and wrap the container with cinder blocks then stucco'd the outside to match the house. Inside was going to be finished out with drywall and vertical gun racks. Nothing on horizontal display. I also would have had ac pumped in, branched from the existing house dusts. Installed lights, outlets, a leather sofa, plus cleaning bench and reloading area. I was also going to store my emergency food and water in there as well. CCTV display and control station. (CCTV was already in place). Kind of a quick bug-in room for hurricanes and whatnot.

    I went with the 40x40 shop. Life happened and we wound up moving 18 months after the shop was complete. The buyer thanked me up and down for building that shop. We sold the house for our initial buying price PLUS 3x the price of the shop. The shop paid for itself and then some is what I'm saying. I just don't think a gun room would have brought the same return.

    So if you're going to build a gun room, make sure you have a pool, a garage for daily cars, another for extra cars, a car port, and a SHOP first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKGuns View Post
    I have a coupe Katanas I sourced through you. Find a spot for them or keep it just to guns?
    Depends. Is it gonna be guns and gear on display? Are all your firearms modern or do you also have vintage firearms. You could also do irony, I've seen a M4 in a sword rack to get the idea across that if there were samurai today, that's what they'd be using. Putting a katana next to a modern sport utility rifle would send the same message.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HKGuns View Post
    I'm going to have more space than rifles, so I'll need to be buying more guns. Damn.

    It will certainly make photographing and documenting what I have accumulated a lot easier.

    Not seeing handguns.
    It's hard to be a ACLU hating, philosophically Libertarian, socially liberal, fiscally conservative, scientifically grounded, agnostic, porn admiring gun owner who believes in self determination.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteyrAUG View Post
    Not seeing handguns.
    That was just a mock up to test the mounts I purchased. Construction is ongoing and I'm not putting my girls in there with all that dust.

    Pistols will definitely be there. I'm still working through how to organize it to hold everything.

    When done, it appears I'll have 10 of those 4' bays for rifles and several smaller sections for pistols and miscellaneous stuff like knives, bayonets etc.....
    Last edited by HKGuns; 12-01-23 at 07:51.

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