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Who Buys Bulletproof Sofas? – Business Week

“I don’t have any homeless customers. It tends to be the 1 percent.” by Polly Mosendz March 8, 2016, 4:00 AM PST March 8, 2016, 7:54 AM PST In 2000, John Adrain ran into a problem common among San Francisco residents: He had too much stuff and too little space. But...

THIS BULLETPROOF COUCH COMES WITH ITS OWN HIDDEN GUN SAFE – MAXIM

Now *this* is a couch built for a man cave. SCOTT THARLER MAR 22, 2016   Often times, you’re at home enjoying some buttered popcorn and a movie, when an unwelcome guest bursts through the door with a .44 Magnum, threatening to “blow your head clean off.” Do you...

Frisco company that makes concealed safes unveils bulletproof blinds

Evan Hoopfer Digital ReporterDallas Business Journal John Adrain has been approached by people wanting to acquire his company, but he has no interest in selling. “What would I do?” he said. “I can’t work for someone else. I’d show up to work with my dogs and that’d be...

INVENTOR CREATES ‘BULLET PROOF BLINDS’ DUE TO VIOLENCE

LOS ANGELES -- Recent gun violence has raised fears about attacks and now a Los Angeles-area inventor said he developed a special shield suitable for use at home or at the workplace. The product is called Bullet Proof Blinds, which is actually more like a ballistic...

Spokane inventor aims to make schools safer with bulletproof blinds

Mass shootings or drive-bys have been in the headlines quite a bit, and one Spokane man may have a solution to protect people. John Adrain is an inventor, and he created the Bullet Barrier Blinds. They’re window blinds that are bullet proof and it took him three years...

Bulletproof couch on display at Fort Worth hunting show

  FORT WORTH -- At the Hunters Extravaganza at Will Rogers Coliseum, people are window shopping. And when they reach Booth 1229, they start furniture shopping. "If you break it down and remove the cushions," explained Brian Poitevent, as he revealed what was...

Sweet dreams and firearms

by Kim Crompton Spokane inventor John Adrain figures that since people spend a third of their lives in bed, there's no better place for gun enthusiasts and people concerned about possible home invasions to store their weapons than under the mattress—though in a...

Doug Clark: High-tech gadget guy a perfect ‘prepper’

Doug Clark The Spokesman-Review From an impenetrable gate to under-mattress safes, John Adrain’s cliff-side Spokane County manor (don’t ask where it is or I’ll have to kill you) is a survivalist showcase worthy of national TV. No kidding. Adrain and his amazing...

The Dawn of the Digital Hot Rod

By Barry Winfield As six hot cars career along the Firestone test track at Fort Stockton, Texas, competition and apprehension reign among one group of spectators: the guys who, to the tune of more than a half a million dollars, have tweaked these cars into terrifying...

MEET THE PREPPERS: JOHN ADRAIN

"I'm preparing for the unexpected." John Adrain is a successful inventor living in the Pacific Northwest. He has a variety of fears, including nuclear fallout, natural disasters, and biological terrorist attacks. Fearing that people will go to desperate measures to...

‘Colbert Report’ Boosts Bed Bunker

John Adrain is a lukewarm fan of Stephen Colbert, the cable-TV comedian who slices up hypocritical politicians and skewers fat cats on his popular show “The Colbert Report.” But Adrain is singing Colbert’s praises this month. A segment last week on Colbert’s show...

Local ‘Doomsday Prepper’ Is Ready For Anything

by Kjerstin Bell, KHQ Local News Reporter   SPOKANE, Wash. - We've all heard about the 2012 Doomsday prediction that the would will end on December 21st. It's created a rise in Survivalists or Preppers and they specialize in preparing people for things like...

Bed Bunker

By Hideaki Tailor Many Americans believe the economic downturn is going to get worse – so they are buying state-of-the-art gun safes to hide inside their beds. The BedBunker weighs 1,300lbs  and features locks used in high-security government buildings like the...

Geothermal systems help tame energy bill

Geothermal systems help tame energy bill Despite federal subsidy, idea isn’t taking hold in Inland Northwest   Tom Sowa The Spokesman-Review In part, John Adrain bought his house in northwest Spokane for the great views of forests and peaks. But those views came...