The term concealed handgun often triggers the thought of a concealed carry permit and carrying a handgun on your person. While this is definitely an appropriate consideration, many people have need for concealed handguns in other locations, such as the home or workplace. Now you can do just that with the handgun magnet.
As noted, the handgun magnet is a rare earth magnet encased within a molded polymer case. The term rare earth magnet is almost a misnomer, though, and is somewhat misleading. Though the materials contained within a rare earth magnet are in no way rare, or even valuable, there is a difference between a run-of-the-mill magnet and a rare earth magnet. Rare earth magnets were developed in the late 20th century and are the strongest form of permanent magnets – stronger than both ferrite and alnico magnets. Two types exist: neodymium magnets and samarium-cobalt magnets. The handgun magnet is a neodymium magnet.
Neodymium magnets are strong, permanent magnets made from an alloy of neodymium, iron and boron. They are the most widely-used of the rare earth magnets and were developed in 1982 through a joint effort between General Motors and Sumitomo Special Metals. Since then, they have found a myriad of uses and applications, taking the place of weaker magnets. Normally, I would give you a brief explanation of their increased strength over ordinary magnets, but I do not want to bore you with a scientific lecture. Rest assured, rare earth magnets are strong – making them perfect for use in a handgun magnet.
Earlier, I mentioned the fact that the handgun magnet can hold up to 12 pounds, which makes it capable of holding a fully loaded, full-sized pistol. Additionally, the neodymium magnet is encased within a molded polymer case. This ensures that the neither the slide nor the frame of your pistol will be damaged when mounting or removing it from the magnet. The four metal grommets make installation quick and easy with nothing more than a handful of screws and a drill. As if it were not self-explanatory, each package includes installation instructions as well as a note about the limited lifetime guarantee.
If you have any need for a handgun – whether at home or in the workplace – consider purchasing a handgun magnet. Handgun magnets provide the quickest and easiest access to your firearm in any life-threatening situation and can be mounted easily on any of the following:
- Counters (underside)
- Much more…