An ordinary sofa might hide a pull-out bed or some drink holders, but a new piece of furniture from Heracles Research Corporation is designed to store an arsenal that John McClane would envy. Besides offering a comfy place to sit and watch TV, the CouchBunker conceals a large gun safe and provides some handheld shields with bullet-resistant cushions, just in case you find your living room under siege.
…According to the developers, the CouchBunker is comfortable enough to act as a regular three-seat sofa or even a guest bed without giving any outward appearance of what it contains – though anyone who goes fishing for loose change might be in for a surprise. Removing the couch cushions exposes the safe’s door, which is tightly secured with two Mul-T-Locks and a key.
The gun safe itself measures 78 x 29.5 x 14 in which the company claims is enough to hold up to 30 rifles with room left over for some ammo, smaller guns, or any other objects you want locked up. Just the safe alone weighs a hefty 650 lb bringing the total weight of the CouchBunker to a whopping 900 lbs. So you’re going to need either a forklift or a team of strong friends to get it into your living room. The interior of the safe is also lined with a fire wall that’s rated for two hours of heat protection.
As a bonus, the company is offering bullet-resistant panels that fit onto the underside of the seat cushions and are capable of stopping a .44 Magnum round, even at point blank range. With the 20 x 24 in plates installed, each cushion is designed to act as a personal shield by pulling them out and gripping the attached handles on the sides.
Probably wouldn’t appeal to anyone around here, eh? Doesn’t even come with cupholders.