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Thanks to its appearance at Fort Worth Hunter’s Extravaganza, the CouchBunker has set the internets alight with hundreds of websites putting their spin on the combination gun safe, bullet resistant cushions and pull-out bed. “Until Britain is gripped by a firearm epidemic, in which guns are flogged on our high streets, homeowners may view the $6,000 (£3,800) pricetag as slightly excessive,” intones. British understatement. Where we would be without it? [sic] The hidden-gun-safe-over-sleeping-surface idea is nothing new; the BedBunker is an old time favorite (featured on Doomsday Preppers). Neither concept makes for easy access and OPSEC is now, officially, toast. If you want to hide your guns out of plain sight (but in), knows that discretion is the better part of operational security. “There are many ways to hide it. Let’s not get into hiding techniques over the Internet! Call and we will describe how we hide them.” Damn! I shouldn’t have put that on the net! Wait. Can burglars read?

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  1. Hmmm. Now that every bored con with a smuggled smartphone surfing the web now knows what to look for I will have to have to reconfigure my couch, and install the gun cabinet in the fridge.
    Wait… I meant, inside my secret hinged library shelves, oops…
    I mean the touch of a button slide out fireplace…aggghhh!
    Dont get me started on the bat cave…

    Those cushion inserts could be kevlar, correct?

  2. The leather one looks kinda nice. Can’t imagine it’d be super comfortable, though. My leather couch looks just like that, but under the cushy cushions the frame has springs, just like an innerspring mattress. The safe takes up all the room where those springs are, leaving just the cushions as padding. Doesn’t sound like a couch I’d want to spend a lot of time on.

  3. My geek brain, which is honestly my whole brain, went instantly to the Sarah Connor Chronicles, and her bulletproof recliner. If they made the gun safe fast access, this would be perfect for setting up your home for defense against killer robots from the future.

  4. Assuming a “normal” safe is heavy and attached to the floor or walls, isn’t that enough? Unless the burglars have hours and hours of uninterrupted time and some technical skill, your average Browning/Ft Knox safe is not going anywhere.

    So what does this sofa-safe get you? Access is slower and more awkward. Since it’s a sofa, it’s by definition portable in a way normal safes are not.

    And the disguise factor is certainly not to defeat determined searches. It’s going to be obvious to anyone that tries to move the thing while searching your house that it weighs significantly more than a normal sofa . . . .

  5. Umm… Why wouldn’t the criminals just waltz into when your house when it’s empty and take your nice new couch full of guns? They can browse internet pictures too. Did that not occur to anyone?

  6. I must confess to not owning a gun safe.

    I do however have a 6’x3’x3-1/2′ vault intended to be embedded in a wall.

    Sometimes it’s convenient when “they” tear down ones old office building, at least when another evictee is a jeweler…

    Sal-vage! Sal-vage! Rah! Rah! Rah!


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