Monthly Archives: February 2018

Gun Safe Accessories, Part 2

When a customer says their gun safe doesn’t hold all their pistols, we have quite a few options to use existing space more efficiently.

Once again, a different interior configuration may help, especially if the customer owns only a few long guns.  From Fort Knox Security you can get an interior shelf system with as few as 3 or 8 spaces for long guns leaving all kinds of shelf space for the hand guns.

Door organizer systems are probably the most popular gun safe accessory.  They allow you to hang handguns on the inside panel of the gun safe door.  That way you can make use those few inches between the inside door panel and the front edge of the shelves.  These organizers also accommodate knives, extra magazines/clips, tools and papers.  On many new gun safes these organizers come standard, but they are also sold as after-market add-ons. Although they are functional, the after-market ones are not quite as nice.  It is worth noting that the fabric which lines the inside door panel and the inside walls of Fort Knox gun safes is Velcro-compatible.  The same is true with their walk-in vault doors.  That provides lots of vertical surface space on which you can hang hand guns.


Velcro pistol pockets are the holsters made so you can mount pistols onto Velcro-type fabric.  Hook & loop fabric on the back of these holsters makes a strong connection on door organizers or on the fabric with which Fort Knox lines the insides of their gun vaults.  They also attach securely to the long-fiber fabric that lines many inexpensive gun safes.

Bar-type hand gun racks that mount onto inside door panels are available from Fort Knox, and can be found by other manufacturers in a number of stores.  Hand guns are held by vinyl covered hooks that are attached to the bar.

Hand gun racks from Versatile Rack Company are favorites of mine.  They are vinyl coated steel holders that store guns vertically to save shelf space.  Made with 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8 or 10 spaces they also make a nice display to show off your favorite weapons.


Gun Storage Solutions company offers many creative ways to use gun safe space efficiently.  Some of their vinyl coated steel holders stand on top of a shelf, but most grab onto the edges of shelves.  The gun barrel is slipped over a vinyl coated steel rod so your pistols can hang in a vertical position below the shelf or above it.  Great space savers!  Gun Storage Solutions makes versions for use with slat wall systems too.  You have probably seen their products displaying pistols at your favorite gun store

More on gun safe accessories soon.

Gun Safe Accessories – Make the Most of Your Space

Customers often comment that their gun safe is full but they don’t have the money to buy another one or a bigger one.  With answers to a few questions we can usually help them for a small amount of money (even though we would love to sell them another vault).

The most common problem is that “the safe no longer holds all my long guns”.  Luckily there are several products or tricks that can help.

A different gun rack configuration can sometimes make room for more long guns.  Fort Knox has many interior configurations, so ordering different racks might help.  We came up with a wonderful solution for a client who is fortunate enough to have a large collection of machine guns.  They are all short, many with collapsible stocks.  His safe is 66”h X 37w, so we designed an interior with two levels of gun racks.  The bottom racks hold about twenty short weapons.  Above those guns is another “floor” along with another set of gun racks, doubling his gun capacity.

I am not a big fan of “Rifle Rods” by Gun Storage Solutions, but they allow you to really cram lots of guns close together.  Rifle Rods are plastic rods which you stick into the gun barrel.  The flat heads have Vecro on them which you can stick to the underside of a Vecro-covered shelf.  Guns are held in place straight up and down.  You need to be really careful, however, to avoid banging and scratching you guns.


Gun Sox are made by several companies.  They are long tubes of heavy, stretchy fabric with a draw-string on top.  Slip the rifle inside the sock and then even when guns bump each other they will not get scratched and dented.  You can even just lean guns up against each other inside your gun vault.  They also are said to prevent rust and give extra protection in case of a house fire.  In many states slipping your gun into a gun sock will keep you legal when walking into the woods before shooting hours.

More about gun safe accessories next time.