Dang Mr. Shark , It Will Be a Cross Between a Bank Vault & A Pill Box ! I "Could" Suggest a Perimeter Deterrent , But 'Not' On Here ( lol ) It's Just Great ! "Gunner" 👍No windows in gun room but they will be barred and alarmed. Windows are adjoining office. Old Farmer, thanks again for your input. I will paint the steel.
Maybe score the Sheetrock with a deep cut where you want it to break. Cut around the perimeter and make an X from corner to corner. Could save a few critical seconds when it counts. Especially if you're not 100% at the moment.The Escape Hatch will then require the steel door being unbolted from inside and then kicking through that portion of the drywall to allow us to crawl out if necessary. Unless someone has a better idea, I think that solves the problem.
I like this wire in the mud idea!Doesn't look like you painted the expanded metal as was suggested earlier. Rustoleum has a rusty metal primer that works well. I roll it on expanded metal. It sticks well even if you don't have the metal completely clean. Just a thought. As for your emergency exit through the sheet rock, mud in a separate piece of sheet rock for the opening and put wire in the joint with an exposed loop on the inside. When you pull the wire it will cut the mud from between the pieces and make it easy to remove. Just a thought it would be quieter than kicking/pounding your way out.