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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): http://www.daleproaudio.com/p-3055-alphawire-f221316-bk103-4-heat-shrink-316-black.aspx



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: http://www.hamuniverse.com/antfrac.html



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- Gmail.com.


 

 

 

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