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Magnetic Gun Holsters

News  September 10 2010
 — By Jeanette Kozlowski
Magnetic Gun Holsters

Magnets are powerful. But are they powerful enough to hold a Glock in place?

Apparently so.

Using the term “holster” loosely, this attractive setup attaches to the top of most pistols and mounts to walls, cabinets and various pieces of furniture.

Most of the time people put magnetic holsters under a metal desk for easy access. That way, they don’t have to go through the trouble of drilling actual holes in the desk to mount a holster.

At the going rate of $30, magnetic holsters are considered expensive for what is essentially a collection of magnets. Because of the price, a few folks have crafted do-it-yourself videos specifically for magnetic holsters.

How to make a $7 magnetic holster:

  • You will need tin snips, electrical tape, four magnets and 6-inch or 12-inch Simpson Strong Tie.
  • Cut the 12-inch strap in half. If you’re using a 6-inch strap, disregard this step.
  • Put two magnets side by side on the strap.
  • Use electric tape on the backside and spiral down.
  • Fasten the underside with two screws (one on each side of the strap).

Here’s another DIY magnetic holster video that’s been viewed more than 30,000 times.

Do you or would you use a magnetic gun holster? Is it safe and reliable?

(1) Reader Comment

  1. Good video and good idea. Thinking about making a couple of these for myself.

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