I first encountered Tactical Walls at Big 3 East media event when i first started going down to Daytona Beach for the event. Then they had a Full Length mirror that fit between the studs in the wall after a hole was cut in the sheet rock. The nice thing is Tactical Walls products look like standard home furnishings and can hide anything from pistols to long guns, with and easy access if they are needed in an “oh-shyte” situation.
They have gotten ever more creative in the few years since i have first encountered them. Now they are using magnetic card locks to access the interior of their furniture products. I brought home several of the smaller items for testing, one being the magnet hiders, and their issue Box hider that is perfect for a smaller pistol and an extra magazine. The best place to hide things is in plain sight as it is easily overlooked. A vault is the best protection for weapons but if you need them in a hurry good luck getting to them. Tactical Wall solved this problem with their product line, today I am reviewing their Issue box.
The Issue Box is a tissue box holder and dispenser and non lockable, customizable foam insert hideable compartment for a small pistol and magazine. It is made from black abs with a wood grain finish that has a foam insert, that hides under the tissue box, and sticks to the base. This is especially handy to hide a piece in places that might be difficult, most people don’t give a tissue box a second glance, this is the beauty of the Tactical Walls products. The foam base will hide a compact pistol and an extra magazine as the foam measures 9 x 4.75 x 1.5 inches. This will be a good spot for my SCCY pistol and extra mag.
Looking at the Issue Box nothing makes it jump out, ordinary is the prime feature of hiding in plain sight. Utilizing the 2 inch deep tissue box instead of the deeper box allows for the hider spot.
Opening the box after the long drive home, it contained the Issue Box, a box of tissues, the foam base, and instructions for cutting the foam to fit your choice of weapons. Choosing to use a SCCY pistol that I got from a prior Big 3 event, i made sure it would fit and used an Exacto knife and cut the shape out around the pistol and magazine. Removing the pistol and magazine i proceeded to open the initial cut up and cut it deeper until it was just short of the adhesive backing. The foam is thick enough to accommodate the thickness of a standard double stack 9mm. To hollow out the cavity you merely pinch out pieces of foam until it is as deep as you want it. Finally after the fit is how you want it, peel the backing off of the adhesive and stick it firmly into the center of the base.
The cover hides a thin box of tissues and your pistol and mag., since it does not have a lock it is not kid friendly. The black wood grain will look good in the house as well as the shop. Most people wouldn’t give it a second glance allowing you to hide your piece in plain sight.
This item is available through Tactical Walls for 49 dollars.