Gun Magnet Comparison Guide (CAR HOLSTER)
Keeping your gun close by and storing it safely isn’t always easy. The glove compartment in your car doesn’t offer easy access, safe storage in your workplace may be difficult, and leaving a gun on a bedside table at night can also pose problems.Gun magnets are ideal for storing your gun wherever you need it. They allow for low-profile storage, such as under desks or on car side panels, and provide great flexibility, as you can mount them on flat or curved surfaces as well as in corners.
There are several types of gun magnets on the market; they vary in size, shape, and magnet strength, so the right one for you will depend on the type of gun you have and your particular installation needs.Here we take a look at how gun magnets work and the different mounting methods available, and compare some of the most popular models currently being sold.
How does a gun magnet work?
Gun magnets offer a useful storage solution and allow convenient, easy access to your weapon. Using a magnet means you can store your gun vertically, horizontally, or upside down, making it a must-have accessory for storage in cars, safes, under desks, literally anywhere. Once you’ve installed the magnet in your desired location, your gun will stick to it and be held safely in place.
How do you install a gun magnet?
That depends on the type of magnet. If it’s magnetized on both sides, all you need is a metal surface, such as a safe. The gun is held by the magnet and the magnet sticks to the surface. For installation in places you don’t want to drill holes in, such as a car console, super strong 3M tape can be a good solution for lighter guns. Another option is to mount the magnet with screws, which depending on the shape of the magnet usually requires either one or four screws.
Can a gun magnet support the weight of any gun?
Most gun magnets can hold between 15 and 45 pounds. One magnet should be enough to store revolvers or semi automatic handguns. But larger weapons such as shotguns and rifles will probably need two or three magnets.
No of Magnets
1.25" x 0.25"
1.60" x 0.25"
3.74" x 1.5" x 0.33"
Small to Medium Handguns Or Pistols
3.75" x 1.4" x 0.3"
3.6" x 1.4" x 0.3"
What will my gun magnet stick to?
Any surface which contains iron, nickel or cobalt.
These magnets may be small, but they’re incredibly strong. If you attach one to the other to see just how strong they are… you’ll probably have a hard time separating them again. Although they’re the size of a quarter, they’re strong enough to hold almost any type of gun, from full-size handguns to shotguns.
With double-sided magnetism, IronMount magnets offer a compact design and straightforward installation. The package includes screws so you can fix them to any surface, as well as adhesive tape to help secure the magnets on surfaces which contain iron, cobalt, or nickel.They’re coated in soft rubber, which helps protect your firearm from scratches and can hold up to 35 lbs. They’re a great choice for storage in cars or trucks, but heavier firearms might get dislodged when you hit a speed bump. As there are two magnets included, you may need to install both.
The Lirisy rectangle magnet offers great grip, even for full-size, fully loaded Glocks. Its soft rubber coating and flush mounted screws ensure your firearm doesn’t get scratched. The large surface area means there’s less possibility of spinning, which can sometimes be a problem with round magnets.It’s an ideal choice for low-profile mounting and suitable for installing almost anywhere, including on car or truck consoles, walls, vaults, or bedside tables. The included screws may be a bit soft and prone to stripping, so you might need to use stronger screws.
If you’re looking for a rectangle magnet with a compact design, Keeper MG’s rubber coated magnet is an excellent choice. It’s straightforward to mount, and four self-tapping screws are included in the package. The magnet has a little flex to it, making it easy to mount flush on trickier surfaces like car panels.It offers a stable grip and withstands potholes pretty well, but it’s probably better suited for small to medium handguns. Heavier firearms may not hold, so you’d need to purchase another magnet and install two.
Bending magnets are a great idea if you want to store your firearm on an uneven surface like a car dashboard or side panel. The Travel Bus magnet can be bent forward 10-15º or backward 0-90º. It also works perfectly on flat surfaces and has a flexible silica gel exterior to protect from scrapes and scratches.This magnet offers a variety of installation options. You can use the included super strong 3M tape for screwless mounting, or screw the magnet in place with four screws, which are also included. If you’re using 3M tape, make sure you clean the area with rubbing alcohol first to ensure the tape sticks properly.
This is one of the most versatile gun magnets available. Its bending design makes it perfect for installing almost anywhere, including concave, convex, and flat surfaces. The magnet can be bent forward or backward to suit your needs and has a smooth silicone coating which helps prevent scratches.As it’s magnetized on both sides, it offers several mounting options. For use inside a safe or on other metal surfaces, you won’t need to use double sided tape or screws. The magnet will stick to the surface and hold the gun in place. For areas you don’t want drill holes in, such as the interior of your car or furniture, the super strong 3M tape is a great solution and works well with compact and medium-sized pistols. To fix the magnet permanently or to hold heavier weapons, you can mount the magnet using the four screws provided.