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Fast Draw Gun Magnets

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jgeist, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. jgeist

    jgeist Oregon Active Member

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    Has anyone used one of these? I am thinking about picking up a few for different areas, but had never put magnets and guns together before..:huh:

    Do you see any problems with this mix?

    Fast Draw Gun Magnet Home
     
  2. Glock32

    Glock32 Marion county, or Active Member

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    I could see use in a stop and rob, gas station. dont see a need in my home with kids around, If I am awake weapon is on my person. to each their own.
     
  3. just dan

    just dan PDX Active Member

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    used to be the foreman/manager of a welding shop... we had magnets similar to that (though way cheaper, think they were from Grainger or maybe McMaster Carr), under a couple desks, under the front counter and under a couple workbenches in the shop. Cant say i liked them any more than the "under counter holsters" i used to see... nor did i ever draw from one in a situation where i'd have needed it... but i could see the usefulness.
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Isn't that smaller and less powerful than the one at Ace Hardware for about $10?

    Seems like a great idea,but I think a guy could do it for a lot less at the local hardware store.
     
  5. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    I heard some warning about the possibility of the transfer bar on your revolver possibly becoming magnetized and causing problems
     
  6. gixxer1974

    gixxer1974 Portlad Oregon Member

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  7. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    "I heard some warning about the possibility of the transfer bar on your revolver possibly becoming magnetized and causing problems "
    The possiblity is very slight. For this to happen yopou would need to stoke the gun in the same way over the magnet over 100 times in sucession and fairly rapidly depending on the strenght of the magnet. Just beng attached to magnet does not cause magnitism in an item.
    You can always degauss your gun if you feel it is magnetic.
     
  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    no workie on Alloy or Polymer so no workie for me!
     
  9. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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  10. gixxer1974

    gixxer1974 Portlad Oregon Member

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    Most of your Polymer guns still have steel slides, works just fine on the glock
     
  11. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    No the glock 7 is made of porcealin and will go right through airport scanners, it also costs more than I make in a month! Die Hard told me so! :laugh:

    I guess the magnet is an ok idea but for the price of one magnet you could get two cheap holsters and attach them to wherever you'd like. It would probably keep the gun more secure if they get bumped as well.
     
  12. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah,if you're gunna risk the scratches from the magnet,you might as well fasten a kydex holster there instead.
     
  13. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Well Actually I added the Polymer as an after tought since that material is non magnetic. My Charter Arms Bulldog Pug has an Alloy frame and Rubber Grips. The majority of the Hand gun is non magnetic and I'm not keen on hanging the pistol from the barrel.