Gunhanger: A Convenient Way to Hang Armor and Store a Firearm

gunahanger with a rifle and pistols in the closet
February 20, 2023  
Categories: Gear Curious

One of the main issues that a lot of firearms users face is where to store their firearms and even where to hang their body Armor. The Gunhanger, first seen at ShotShow 2023 solves both of those issues with a convenient and hidden way to store your firearms in your closet and an easy way to throw your body armor into the closet without damaging it.

Gunhanger was conceived simply by realizing that a great number of folks have a shotgun leaned up against a closet wall for quick access. The downside of storing a firearm in such a way is that it can easily be…disturbed or discovered”. -Gunhanger

What is the Gunhanger?

The Gunhanger is a simple closet hanger with a long rod bolted onto it. The rod and hooks allow you to attach a firearm onto the rod, thus essentially “hanging it in their closet”. The rod can hold both rifles and pistols with different spacers and attachments. After the guns are placed, you can simply drape a jacket for the hanger and now it looks like there is a simple coat hanging up in the closet.

The pistols are held on by a rod-and-knob type of attachment. Simply place the handgun barrel onto the rod. The knob is used to loosen and unloosen the attachment piece to move it where you want it on the hanger. Long guns are held on by a cup-type holder on the bottom of the hanger for the stock, and an open holder on the top of the hanger holds the barrel of the gun.

rifle and pistols on the gunhanger

Notice that both a rifle and handguns can be hung on the gunhanger. Each of these accessories that hold the weapon to the rod can be placed wherever you see fit.

Options for Body Armor

The uses for this thing go from hanging firearms to hanging body armor. Many people struggle with figuring out how to store their body armor, not wanting to bend it or damage it. Armor can get heavy especially with the plates still inside. Some armor owners make their own makeshift hanger with wood creating an almost cross-like wood post. With Gunhanger simply hang your armor up as you would a coat and it’ll hang safely without losing its shape.

body armor on the gunhanger

Just like any coat hanger, the Gunhanger can be used to hang body armor as well. Most people throw their body armor on the floor or lean it against the wall, which can cause the armor to lose its shape. Hanging it up on a strong hanger like the Gunhanger causes no deformation to the armor.

What firearms are compatible with the Gunhanger?


The Barrel Retainer is designed with a 2-1/4 inch by 5-3/4-inch opening to accommodate a wide variety of barrels including a side-by-side shotgun. The barrel retainer may be positioned at any of the adjustment points.

Long Guns

The Stock Pocket is designed with a 2-1/8 inch by 5-3/4 opening, with a depth of 1-1/2 inch to securely position the stock of a long gun.


The Pistol Holder is designed with a 1/4-inch rod at 2-3/4-inch length. The pistol holder may be positioned at any of the adjustment points. Also included are three- 3/8 plastic spacers to accommodate different barrel lengths and attachment configurations. (THE PISTOL HOLDER WILL NOT ACCOMMODATE .22 CALIBER)

All Lengths of Firearms

The Adjustable Telescopic Tube is designed to provide multiple mounting points and telescopic extension at one-inch increments. This will accommodate up to a 52-inch-long gun.

gunhanger weapon mount accessories

Long guns are held onto the hanger by placing the stock of the gun in the cup and leaning the top barrel onto a holder. There are spaces for thicker/thinner barrels. Pistols can be placed on the other side of the hanger with a bolt on type accessory that allows for the pistol barrel to slide onto it. (Photo: Gunhanger)

Prices and Specifications

The Gunhanger product will ship with the hanger, rod, and attachments to fit one rifle and one pistol. Separate accessories can be ordered such as extra pistol holders. Assembly uses a 5/8 crescent wrench and an included Allen Wrench.

Gunhanger: $199.95
Extra Pistol Holders: $19.95

All of Gunhanger’s major components are formed, molded, machined, and packaged in the Great Northwest, with materials produced in the United States of America. -Gunhanger

From the Company

We spoke to the Company at Shot Show 2023. They stated that LE agencies really appreciate this product due to having an easy way to hang their armor. Gunowners have appreciated being able to keep their firearm in the front closet without freaking out their neighbors. They bolt the firearm to the hanger, throw a coat over it, and Gunhanger still allows them to have safe and easy access to their gun in times of need.

It’s worth it to note that even after Shot the owner of Gunhanger actually called me and followed up asking if I had any other questions or needs. That is true customer service.

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Saami Spec

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About the Author

Saami is a veteran of a full-time Army National Guard unit where she served as a Small Arms Repairer and worked to bolster their marksmanship team. Now a gunsmith and technical writer in the Federal LE world, she writes with a background of many armorer classes and numerous competitions under her belt: the former include KAC, Glock, every FN weapon in the book, and several others – including Small Arms Weapons Expert (SAWE). She makes no apologies for boring you with the knowledge of how guns actually work. An avid reloader who builds the bullets she competes with, she is currently heavily involved in the long-range world and competes in the National Rifle League Hunter, various Gas Gun Precision Series, PSCL, and assorted other kinds of competitive shooting. She’s a Minnesota Vikings fan who understands good whiskey. Well, stouts, ciders, and mulled wines, too, but especially whiskey…including Elijah Craig Toasted. Saami has a bachelor’s degree in Homeland Security and is one of those aggravating studious types who graduate with some of the highest grades in her class. From Minnesota to Virginia, from serving in the military to working for the U.S. Dept. of State and other entities beyond, Saami has been in the service of her country since the age of 17. We’re pretty chuffed that she writes for Breach-Bang-Clear. “Saami Spec” is a nom-de-plume as required by her current employer.


  1. ed

    if you are scared stay home or just check in.

    • KsWyCop

      You talking to me or Hillbilly?

      If to me I served my country in the military and protecting citizens from the criminals running the streets as LEO for 37 years. Under fire numerous times, don’t think I’m scared. Did my part have you?

  2. KsWyCop

    Even though Hillbilly doesn’t agree because of being uninformed, it is a great idea, especially with all the home invasions and criminals running loose now. Be a survivor not a victim.

  3. KsWyCop

    Ya hillbily, put it in a safe so when ANTIFA comes to your house unexpectedly, you ask them To wait patiently while you try remember your combination to get into your safe and protect yourself. Here’s an idea, teach your kids gun safety and to keep their hands off. obviously you have NEVER had to defend yourself. Try joining the military or being in law enforcement. This is the problem today is poor parenting that began years ago. Hillbilly you were born to be a victim and will be one day. I’ve been under fire, have you?

  4. Classy Hillbilly

    Oh That will be a nice mix when childrens are snooping around… Let’s just hang a weapon in the closet. How about putting it in a safe ?

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