Firearm Safety
Proper firearm safety techniques should be used at all times. ALWAYS be sure to keep your firearm pointed in a safe direction, and have the safety on until ready to shoot. Before hanging your firearm on the hanger, be sure that the chamber is clear and the safety is on. Always keep your firearms stored in a safe and locked location.

Procedure Safety
Be sure to wear all listed safety gear when listed. Exercise caution when using a grinder or polishing wheel and always make sure to follow the warnings and safety instructions on any equipment you may use.

Safety Equipment:
• Safety glasses
• Long pants and sleeves
• Closed-toed shoes
• Gloves

This set of instructions intends to show readers how to construct their own pistol hanger to help keep their handguns accessible and organized in their gun safe.

Materials Needed:
•One 3/16 in diameter x 3 ft  steel rod ($2.98)
• Two #10 rubber end caps ($0.40)
• One can of Plasti-Dip ($6)
• Channel locks
• Hacksaw

Step 1: Cut Rod To Size

Measure and mark a line a 20 inches from one end of the rod.

Place the rod securely in the vice.

Using a hacksaw, cut the rod to a length of 20 inches. After cutting, you may want to use a grinder or deburr wheel to remove any burrs or sharp edges on the rod.

<p>Coppla comments:</p><p>Using the 3/16&quot; rod, my .22 will not fit. No problem, it sits on a shelf..</p><p>Using the 3/16&quot; rod, my Colt 45 and Ruger .44 hung down so as to almost slip off, so I used the next size up from stuff laying around in the garage. No more hanging.</p><p>I used electrical shrink wrap(?) with a little hanging over the end. Heated it with a heat gun and it fit snuggly. Don't worry about anything falling off into the barrels. </p><p>Thanks for posting these instructions. Made them from stuff hanging around the garage. Only spend about 2 bucks for the first rod. Ain't the internet something?/ </p>
<p>Totally agree with <a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/nickitzi/" rel="nofollow">nickitzi</a>. Better safe than sorry. Other than that, it looks like a useful idea. Though, would it not damage the barrel in the long run by inserting/removing from the hanger?</p>
You have a good design except for the end caps, never place any thing in a barrel that may get left behind in a moment of stress. Having a rubber end cap lodged in a barrel and then firing a round will have disastrous result.