The Tactical Walls Issue Box is not a locking storage container.  Review your state and local laws regarding firearms storage and be responsible in handling your firearms, especially around children.

I commend the creative minds behind Tactical Walls for coming up with their imaginative ways to store firearms.  For those of you who are unfamiliar with the small family-owned business, Tactical Walls has refashioned various home furnishings into concealable storage options for any firearm you might own.  You can see their wide array of products on their official webpage and read our past review of Tactical Walls here.  The Tactical Walls product we will be reviewing today is their Issue Box.

Specifications

Material: ABS plastic w/ faux wood grain finish

Dimensions:

Tissue Box top

  • Length: 9”
  • Width: 5”
  • Height: 3.75”

Issue Box base

  • Length: 10.5”
  • Width: 6.5”
  • Height: 1.25”

Issue Box foam pad

  • Length: 9”
  • Width: 4.75”
  • Height: 1.5”

Tissue box*

  • Length: 8.875”
  • Width: 4.625”
  • Height: 2”

*Issue Box comes with a box of tissues

 

About the Issue Box

“Hey dude, grab me a tissue?” Yeah, no problem man.

The Tactical Walls Issue Box houses an actual box of tissues along with a customizable foam pad for your firearm of choice.  The foam pad is about the same length/width of a standard tissue box.  The bottom of the foam pad has an adhesive to secure it to the Issue Box and can be cut into any shape that you would like.  When cutting mine, I traced my pistol with a sharpie, used an X-Acto knife to cut the tracing, and finishing cutting through the foam with a long razor blade.

When deciding on which firearm to use for my Issue Box I experimented with my compact and sub-compact pistols of choice, the Glock 19 and the Glock 26.  I found that my stock Glock 19 can fit within the dimensions of the box top with or without an inserted magazine, but both methods involve cutting off some of the foam perimeter so that the Glock 19 can fit.  I ended up using my Glock 26 for the Issue Box.  The deciding factor was that it would be a cleaner fit and allow me to have two magazines, one in the gun and one placed in the excess foam.  The foam can be flimsy because there isn’t any solid backing around it, but this isn’t a big deal because the Issue Box top will hold everything in place.

I saw someone mention that they would have liked to be have been able to take off the box top and tissue box at the same time in case they need to be quick.  In using the Issue Box, I didn’t find this to be a big deal, but in case you’re wondering, the quickest and most efficient method to retrieve your firearm is to remove the box top and tissue box together by gripping the inside of the box top opening.

The Issue Box looks like any ordinary tissue box and hides in plain sight.

The verdict

The good

  • The decorative box actually looks nice
  • It’s an actual tissue box

The bad

  • Barely big enough for a compact pistol, but true to size for a tissue box

What more can be said about the Issue Box?  It is a unique way to discreetly store a pistol so that you can have it in close proximity as opposed to having to run and open your safe.  However, I do feel the need to reiterate firearms safety: be aware of any state or local laws regarding firearms storage, and especially be aware of anyone who might have access to your firearm (IE: children).  With that being said, you can pick up an Issue Box for $49.00 from Tactical Walls.

Are you familiar with the Issue Box or other Tactical Walls products?  Let us know what you think!

 

Author – Matt Shin is a former U.S. Army infantryman having served as a radio telephone operator, automatic rifleman, and fire team leader. Matt now resides in California where he is back in school studying sociology. In his newfound spare time he enjoys exploring the outdoors, camping, backpacking, shooting, and sports.