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Wall Control Gun Pegboard

Posted By: MrMadMac

Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/05/22 11:12 PM

Yes, I know, I should have a safe to keep all my firearms.
But I like to look at some of them and I do have a 12x12 room for a gun room.
After considerable cogitating, I settled on a Gun Pegboard by Wall Control.

It's a beginning.

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Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 03:03 PM

A bit OCD, before ordering the 16X32 inch steel pegboard panels
I drew them in on the wall with a pencil to visualize the layout.
Totally unnecessary.

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Stay tuned.
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 03:13 PM

Accurately locating the studs or at least one stud is critical.
The first pegboard mounted will determine the rest of the layout.
For that reason, I started in the middle.

The pegboard screw holes are 3/4 inch apart from one panel to another.
A 2X4 stud is only 1-3/4 inches wide.
That only leaves half an inch to spare on each side.

A magnet can locate a nailhead or drywall screw in a stud
but it may not be in the center of the stud.
Explore the sheetrock with a nail or small drill bit to find the sides of the stud.

With luck, the studs will be 16 inches on center. You may want to check first.

Mark the center of the stud and measure and mark 3/8ths of an inch each side.
Punch the sheetrock with a nail to set the drill bit.
Drill pilot holes with a 1/8th inch bit into the stud.

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Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 03:31 PM

The height of the panels was determined by how high I could comfortably reach.
At a vertically challenged 5-foot 6-inches, that is not quite seven feet.
That left enough room for a workbench, cabinet, bookcase or file cabinet
to be under the panels in the future.

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One more panel to go.
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 03:39 PM

Four panels allowed the layout to be centered between the walls of the room.
Buying pairs of panels saves few dollars. An order greater than $50 gets free shipping.

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A Gamo air rifle was at hand to test the completed layout.
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 03:43 PM

At first I wanted to try and stay within the four corners of the layout.
It filled up quickly.

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Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 03:46 PM

There was room on the left that would not meet with interference from the door
so I hung the rifle butts out on that side. Still not enough room.

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Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 03:55 PM

If you cringe at the thought of putting knife edges on steel hooks, relax.
Silicone tubing slit open lines the hooks.

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Wall Control sells lining that works well and is used on the large rifle hooks.
Silicone tubing or rubber hose is less costly.

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Spyderco Starmate by Bob Terzuola. He wrote the book on the folding tactical knife.

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Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 04:09 PM

Let me make a money saving suggestion.
It is not necessary to cover the whole wall with steel panels.
If displaying rifles is the main objective for example, buy one pair of panels.
Space them apart the width of one panel to save for future use.
Seven or eight long guns could be displayed with just two panels.
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 04:12 PM

The four panels I bought were still not enough.
What I really wanted all along was a Texas Flag.
Wall Control sells one through a custom panel affiliate
but the small wall space available to use would require a vertical flag.
I would have to make my own.
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 04:22 PM

Gun Pegboard panels are available in a variety of colors and configurations.
Luckily for me, vertical white and red panels and a horizontal blue panel
would make a perfect vertical Texas Flag.
All I had to do would be to paint the white star.
(That would be the subject of a whole other thread, which I will spare you.)

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Be advised that there is one minor drawback to combining horizontal and vertical panels.
The slots do not line up. Large hooks and brackets like shelf units
that attempt to bridge a vertical and horizontal panel will not fit.
Wall Control warned me when I inquired but it will not be a problem.
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 05:45 PM

One comment about the Texas National Standard.
Flag etiquette permits hanging the Texas flag vertically.
However there is a right way and two wrong ways.

The blue field must be at the top and the red field on the right.
In other words, the obverse side of the flag we are accustomed to seeing.

Governor Ann Richards committed a faux pas at her inauguration.
Handlers had a huge Texas flag hung at the Texas capitol
with the blue field at the bottom as a backdrop to complement her blue eyes.

To help everyone remember,
the red field represents the blood of Texas patriots
that has soaked into the soil of Texas
and must always be at the bottom of the flag.
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 06:39 PM

One more tiny detail I almost forgot.
For correct spacing between panels, use a penny.
It was in the instructions somewhere.

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Posted By: TXHOGSLAYER

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 10:57 PM

I think this may be a record for the most posts on a thread in a row that wasn’t memes or funny pictures. roflmao up

CONGRATS!
Posted By: texasag93

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/06/22 11:51 PM

The pictures are not viewable. I looked at the website and the product looks promising.
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/07/22 12:17 AM

A photo album of the pictures is available here.
Posted By: Brother in-law

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/18/22 01:14 AM

Should the point of the star point up?
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/18/22 01:36 AM

Originally Posted by Brother in-law
Should the point of the star point up?


Proper Vertical Display of the Texas Flag
Posted By: ChrisG

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/18/22 12:18 PM

I like your collection of modern and classic firearm styles.

Is there anyway to secure the firearm to the pegboard?
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/18/22 02:05 PM

Originally Posted by ChrisG
I like your collection of modern and classic firearm styles.

Is there anyway to secure the firearm to the pegboard?




Thank you.

The hooks from Wall Control latch into the slots.
To remove one requires lifting, pivoting and lowering the hook.
And holding your mouth right.
The tabs on the sides can be adjusted to make the hook tighter.

Wall Control has no system to secure firearms to the Gun Pegboards.
I suppose a zip tie or ranger band could be used to physically secure the firearm to the hook.
As far as locking them up, the only thing I can think of would be unattractive cables.
Posted By: breadman

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/20/22 02:29 AM

nice , i like it
Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 03/20/22 01:26 PM

The pegboard round holes allow common, popular, inexpensive pegboard accessories to be used.
However so far, there seems to be no need for any.

If all those pegboard round holes are unattractive, Wall Control also offers sleek, slotted-only panels.
They are available in all the sizes and colors and at half the price of the panels with pegboard holes.

Now that I have lived with the system a while, I wish that I had purchased slotted only.
Slotted Painted Panels 16x32

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Posted By: MrMadMac

Re: Wall Control Gun Pegboard - 11/18/22 04:25 PM

I just ordered more hooks from Wall Control
to populate my empty Texas Flag
with pistols, knives and challenge coins.
Wall Control provided a promotional referral offer.
If you are interested in a pegboard use this link
and you save $20 and I get $20.
Buy a Christmas present for yourself.
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