Gun storage is sometimes a real PITA, as it were. As the collection grows, you sometimes wonder, “Where am I supposed to put all this stuff?” And as a guy raised with the mantra of, “A place for everything, and everything in its place” putting pistols on a shelf in a haphazard fashion is no bueno. But then I found these Handgun Hangers from Gun Storage Solutions and now life is better and more organized . . .
The Handgun Hangar is a simple piece of metal wire bent into a functional shape and dipped in a rubberized coating that protects the gun from being scratched by the metal. Just clip them on any shelf you have available, slide your pistol barrel first onto the hangar, and you’re done. The metal seems to be robust and springy which helps it hold piggy pistols like an XD(M) and also fits on a variety of shelf widths.
Some of the reviews on Amazon indicated that buyers had issues with Handgun Hangers not working on .22 LR pistols, but I didn’t have any issues storing several Ruger pistols on the Hanger. Your mileage obviously might vary.
The other issue, and this is not really a reflection on the Hanger itself is that it doesn’t work that well with RDS equipped pistols like my M&P 9 from Apex Tactical. I’ve currently got it stored using the Hanger, but instead of sliding the pistol straight forward, you have to cock it to the side, slide it forward, and then rotate the pistol vertical to help the RDS clear the metal wire. Once done though, it is VERY secure in this configuration.
Specifications: Gun Storage Solutions Handgun Hanger
- For guns with an overall length of 10″ or shorter.
- Fits on shelves 5/8″ – 1″ thick.
- Vinyl Coated
- Fits as small as a 22 caliber
- Price: $19.95 for a 4 pack. Available on Amazon Prime for $19.39
Ratings (out of five stars):
Fit, Function, Quality * * * * *
The Handgun Hangers are quite robust and seemed to fit a variety of handgun sizes. The rubberized coating is well applied and even after many cycles of guns going on and off, it has held up very well. The metal used has a good deal of spring to it, and had no difficulty grabbing shelves of different sizes.
Overall * * * * *
This is an excellent product whose simplicity belies its functionality. And at roughly ~$5/Hanger it is a pretty good deal. Especially when you consider the cost of of a newer, bigger safe for your pistol collection. If you have a decent sized collection of handguns going, an appropriate amount of 4 packs should be mandatory.