Firearm Vaults Worth A Closer Look
What is your definition of a “man cave”? To some, it’s a den or extra bedroom that is decked out with wall-towall sports paraphernalia, a comfy sofa and a giant top-of-the-line TV with complementing surround sound system.
To others, it might encompass an entire basement complete with all of the above and a full bar and pool table. While the aforementioned are certainly bonafide man caves in our book, there are some who feel a need to take the concept up a few notches.
Meet Mr. X. (In case you couldn’t tell, the name was made up as Mr. X wishes to remain anonymous.) Mr. X loves the finer things in life. Among other things, he’s got a passion for cars, top-shelf alcohol and of course, guns. We were fortunate to be granted access to share with you the largest man cave that we’ve covered in Locked Up so far.
We’d call it a “man facility” over a cave, really. It is housed in an approximately 4,000 square foot loft-style structure complete with second floor mezzanine, double height ceilings and an industrial roll-up door. Why would you need a 13-foot-tall roll-up door? To bring in your collection of classic and modern BMWS of course. Some of the cars were in the process of restoration, but as we observed, all were immaculate inside
and out. Even with a wall of double-stacked cars, we’re told that this is only a portion of Mr. X’s automobile collection; color us impressed.
As we further ventured deeper into the facility, we discovered a stocked bar and a sitting area complete with big screen television and plenty of plush leather seating. Judging from the cars, as well as the artwork, custom pinstriped cabinets and Snap-on tool chests that were situated throughout the place, we got the distinct feeling that Mr. X has a refined taste and a great appreciation for the arts.
Looking around at the walls, we could also tell that he has a great appreciation for fine firearms as well. We immediately noticed wall displays showcasing rifles such as an HK 416 D and FNH SCAR 17S. As we examined the displays, we were told that they were made by a company by the name of Magnus Custom USA (magnuscustomusa.com).
The Magnus Custom display is called Magnalock Presentation System and it consists of a flat panel that is directly hung on the wall and accompanying fixtures that are completely configurable thanks to the use of rare earth magnets that keep the fixtures in a grid pattern. There is no need to make sure the fixture is placed straight; the magnetic grid will do that on its own. Each fixture “snaps” into place and centers itself on the grid. It’s a pretty cool setup. The panels are available in different materials as well as colors to complement any room.
Elsewhere, a sliding closet door reveals a custom pinstriped safe. Of course, we just had to take a look inside of it. Inside the safe, we spotted an M203 grenade launcher of all things amongst Mr. X’s luxury watch collection and trays of poker chips. We’ll leave the rest of the safe’s contents to you to name. How many more firearms can you identify? After an entire afternoon in Mr. X’s “man facility,” we left inspired to work on our own (much smaller) man cave.
“Even with a wall of double stacked cars, we’re told that this is only a portion of Mr. X’s automobile collection...”
Above: The man likes his classics. This is only a small portion of his car collection. We especially liked the wood topped custom painted Snap-on tool chest, turned work bench. A wood motif Magnus Custom wall display complements the woodstocked collection.