Tactical Walls is a family-owned and -operated business based in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, which manufactures hand-crafted discrete storage solutions, mean for hiding valuables and concealing firearms. Tactical Walls prides itself with using US-sourced quality materials, whenever possible.

The company was established in October of 2012, and it has been growing steadily ever since. Founded by Tim Matter – who was trying to come up with an idea for maximizing firearms storage space in his home – the company’s first product, the 1450M full-length mirror, was introduced in January of 2013.

Tactical Walls is all about empowering the individual in the face of danger and emergency, and providing the victim of a home invasion was a fighting chance of staving off would-be attackers, burglars, etc. Here is an overview of their various products.

Tactical Walls Shelf

1242 RLS
This rifle-length concealment shelf is the company’s largest surface-mounted storage solution. It boasts a foam-lined compartment 12-inches deep and 42-inches wide. The product is installed like any ordinary shelf, and access to the hidden compartment is achieved by using the provided keys (magnetic or RFID). The foam in the compartment is customizable: simply cut as needed and attach to the bottom of the compartment. It is available in a variety of finishes, and there is an option for motion sensor-activated LED illumination. Two brackets are also provided, which can be used for added support and/or as bookends. CR123 battery included with RFID.

Max Weight Load 20lb on shelf / 20lb in hidden compartment
Material Finished Poplar, Birch plywood, Pine
Width 50 ¾ inches
Height 5 inches
Depth 14 ½ inches

Material Polyester foam
Depth 12 inches
Width 42 inches
Thickness 1 ½ inches
Magnetic, RFID lock

Price: $399-674

825 PLS
This is a shelf designed for dual pistols and (small) accessories. It has a foam-lined hidden compartment 8-inches long and 25-inches wide. Like the 1242, it also comes fully assembled with all of the necessary mounting equipment. RFID or magnetic keys come with it, and there is also the option for motion-activated LED. Two brackets are provided, which can be used for added support and/or as bookends. CR123 battery included with RFID.

Hidden Gun Safe
Tactical Walls Shelf

Max Weight Load 10lb on shelf and 10lb in hidden compartment
Material Finished Poplar, Birch plywood, and Pine
Width 35 ¼ inches
Height 5 inches
Depth 10 ¼ inches

Material Polyester foam
Depth 8 inches
Thickness 1½ inches
Width 25 inches
Magnetic, RFID lock
Price: $315-565

812 PLS
Much like its dual-holding sibling, this shelf is made for a single pistol, a mag, and some accessories. This is the smallest shelf the company has to offer, and it is otherwise identical to the 825. RFID or magnetic, brackets for shelf support, and optional sensor-activated LED illumination. CR123 battery included with RFID.

Max Weight Load 10lb on shelf and 10lb in hidden compartment
Material Finished Poplar & Pine Wood
Width 17 inches
Depth 10 ¼ inches
Height 5 inches

Material Polyester foam
Depth 7.75 inches
Width 10.25 inches
Thickness 1.5 inches
Magnetic, RFID lock

Price: $245-435

Modernist PLS
This relatively new addition to the ‘shelf aisle’ of the Tactical Walls website is a pistol-length shelf. It is somewhat smaller, with a black finish and magnetic locking mechanism. Good for a pistol and extra mag. Sensor-activated LED illumination is optional.

Max Weight Load 10lb on top shelf and 10lb in hidden compartment
Material: Furniture grade birch plywood
Exterior Dimensions
Width 15 inches
Depth 10 inches
Height 3 inches

Usable Interior Dimensions
Width 12 inches
Depth 7 ½ inches
Height 2 inches

Foam Dimensions (These do not account for the lock cutout)
Width 12 inches
Depth 7 ½ inches
Height 1 ½ inches

Tactical Walls Mirror

1420M
A short mirror designed for concealing a single pistol or similar firearm, along with some mags and accessories. Behind the mirror is a hidden compartment, allowing for quick access to your weapon in a time of need. Comes with several optional accessories (such as LED illumination), and a choice of either a magnetic or RFID lock. The 1420M can be designed as a mirror, chalkboard, dry erase board, framed image, and there is also the option of creating a personalized front cover from your image. The mirror can be purchased in one of several finishes, and its cavity insert is made of ABS plastic. CR123 battery included with RFID. The mirror itself is encased in a full hardwood frame.

Tactical Walls Mirror Safe
Tactical Walls Mirror Safe

COVER
Frame Material Poplar Wood / Furniture Grade Birch plywood
Width 22.5 inches, fully opened 39 inches
Height 30.25 inches
Depth 2 inches

INSERT
Material ABS plastic w/ Velcro
Width 14 inches
Height 20 inches
Depth 3.5 inches

Price: $370-610

1450M
This is a full-length mirror, able to conceal several pistols and magazines, with room left over for a rifle and accessories. The 1450M includes two different-sized inserts, made of ABS plastic with Velcro loops. Like its smaller counterpart, this storage solution comes with several options (such as LED illumination, coat hooks, and extra shelves), and a choice of either a magnetic or RFID lock. A CR123 battery is included with the RFID lock. The mirror itself is encased in a full hardwood frame, and the backing has a magnetic element which makes for a much cleaner look.

COVER
Material: Finished Poplar Wood
Furniture Grade Birch Plywood (Sub-frame)
Width: Closed 22.5 inches, fully opened 39 inches
Height: 60 inches
Insert Depth 3.5 inches
Frame Depth from the wall out: 2.5 inches

1410 INSERT
Material: ABS Plastic w/ loop side Velcro
Width: 14 inches
Height: 10 inches
Depth: 3.5 inches

1440 INSERT
Material: ABS Plastic w/ loop side Velcro
Width: 14 inches
Height: 40 inches
Depth: 3.5 inches

Magnetic, RFID lock

Price: $499-769

Concealment Furniture

Night Stand

‘Hiding in plain sight’ is a part of the Tactical Walls philosophy, and their tables are a true testament to that. This nightstand, being an actual table, requires no installation of any kind. Made of maple wood, clean, sleek, and elegant – it is one of the finest ways to keep your valuables and/or firearms hidden. There are several finishes to choose from, and the foam lined compartment can be cut to the user’s needs.

Exterior Table Dimensions 23 L x 23 W x 31 H (inches)
Interior Compartment Dimensions 14L x 11 3/4W x 2H (inches)
RFID lock, 2 keys included, CR123 battery included
Price: $685

End Table

Tactical Walls Table Safe
Tactical Walls Safe

Like the nightstand, this is also made of maple and features a highly polished and elegant look, in several finishes. It requires no installation of any kind and comes with a foam pad for customizing your storage area.

Exterior Table Dimensions 23L x 23W x 25H (inches)
Interior Compartment Dimensions 14L x 11 ¾W x 2H (inches)
RFID lock, 2 keys included, CR123 battery included
Price: $685

Tactical Walls Clock

This is an exceptional item because unlike the other ones on this list, it does NOT lock. What it does do, however, is provide you with some mighty quick access to your handgun(s), mags, or other valuables. The clock’s insert is made of ABS plastic and can carry up to 10 lb. Numbering is available in Arabic, Roman, or custom numerals. Access the insert by pushing on the 12 O’Clock position, and then simply detaching the face to uncover the hidden compartment.

Tactical Walls Clock Safe
Tactical Walls Clock Safe

CLOCK
Width 22 inches
Height 22 inches
Depth 3.5 inches
Max Weight Load 10 lb
Material The clock body is a decorative ABS plastic. The face is a canvas print (custom image optional). The inside has an adhesive backed velcro loop.

1410 INSERT
Material ABS plastic w/ velcro
Width 14 inches
Height 10 inches
Depth 3.5 inches
Price: $129-239

Conclusion

They may not have invented the concept of the mirror or table safe, but they sure managed to take it to their own level and make it personal. This series of locking and non-locking safes is some of the finest-looking storage solutions out there. Tactical Walls also offer some very cool gifts and extras (available through their website), for those who are interested.

Since it was founded, Tactical Walls has been doing a lot of great work, and I have no doubt their future projects will be just as exciting and interesting. Are there cheaper options out there? Yes, of course. But you get what you pay for. Also, considering the fact that these are crafted by hand, and mostly sourced from within the U.S., there is no reason not to check them out.

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Sam M

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