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Question by Alex Williams. Uploaded on January 03, 2010
You do NOT want to "advertise" the fact the you have a weapon in the truck.
Good way to loose it and a window too !
Sorry for the "double".
haha will i could only use it when im going to and from hunting/ shooting so it would never be in the car without me in there with it.
and dont worry about the double. one time i posted a question SEVEN times. so you got a ways to go before you catch up with me haha
I don't know this for a fact, but I always thought they stopped making them because of negative feedback from crash victims. 8 or 10 lbs of metal ready to fly around the cab of the truck during a wreck is no fun...
They make a pretty cool pouch-type thing that runs the length of a bench seat and hangs on the back. My dad uses it in his pickup, and it has a long sleeve for guns and pockets for other things. Might look into it, and you can keep your stuff hidden too.
ok thanks a lot crosshairy. i appreciate it
Years ago, when I first relocated to one of the counties in southern California, rifle racks were common and ranchers often carried a rifle for pest control. Over time, that changed with the area's demographic. When I left 13 years ago, any rifle in a rack was a reason to call the police or sheriff for "brandishing a weapon". Times have changed. If you carry a rifle in your vehicle and you've ventured off your own property, someone may well become alarmed. We live in interesting times, and Life has changed since Sept. 11, 2001. In truth, I haven't seen rifle racks available in a while. Kolpin makes a semirigid case for vehicles and ATVs; I believe you'll find that in Cabela's catalogue. I have seen the scabbard or case that crosshairy describes, and it's a very discreet, effective way to transport a rifle.
Lots of nice rifles have been ruined carrying them in an "Easy Rider Rifle Rack" and a bunch stolen these days. When I was a kid there were pickups parked in town with a .30-30 in the rack with the windows down. No more, those days are long gone.
I dont know who makes it...but it look really cool and it is a rack for weapons that mounts to ceiling of vehicle..out of sight
I prefer in the case under the flip up part of the back seat in the Dodge Ram! even if the case it not locked or zipped I can get to it!
or go to walmart in TEXAS they have to have it...would they?????????
i would get a mount behind the seat so no one can see it too!
I don't like those gun racks. Some lady hit me 25 years ago and my muzzleloader flew out of the rack and hit me in the back of the head. The accident was nothing compared to the bump on back of my head. From then on the gun rack was a coat hanger.
Last time I even saw one in a truck was about 20 years ago in a very RURAL area. Not wise anymore. Afot all the previously posted reasons. Good work guys +1's all round!
Even WalMart has them.
But like other posters have stated, I don't advertise my rifles that way any more. I've had gun racks before, and even mounted one in a '78 Cutlass, but it's not such a good or safe idea any more.
Some of the walmart ones are all plastic and not very strong, I am a big fan of most of their stuff but the rifle rack did not work for me at all and broke easily. I had the one that clamped onto the back window frame it cost about $10 the one listed above looks better.
Wow! That brought back memories of the one in my dad's pickup - back when we weren't afraid to get them stolen. Even parked the truck in the school lot with the guns back there. Would not even consider one nowadays. Back of seat sling, under the rear seat case, or bed box are better alternatives.
Those went out with 8 tracks. Keep your guns under cover...
I haven't seen the original "easy rider rifle rack" in some time, but I did see something similar that actually attached to the window glass with suction cups at Wally World (Walmart).
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