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Vehicle Shotgun Rack

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by badger54, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. badger54

    badger54 Spanaway WA Member

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    So I am thinking of installing a shotgun rack in my car for my car gun. I drive a Ford Focus which unfortunately does limit my options of where to put it. I am looking for something that is both easy to install and not visible to anyone outside of the car. I am leaning towards a trunk mount but I am also open to a roof mount if that is a viable option. I am getting the windows of my car tinted to make it harder for people to see into the car. If anyone has any suggestions of a model or type that works I would appreciate it. I am willing to drive if there is a company near by that will install one for me or I can buy one online if the installation is not too complex.
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. Ligito

    Ligito Oregon Active Member

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    I don't think the cops check this very much but I wish they would.
     
  4. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Focus with a gun rack? :bluelaugh:
     
  5. RedneckRampage

    RedneckRampage Newberg Well-Known Member

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    Are you saying that this is illegal or something? It is NOT!

    There is a company, Auto Additions, that upfits most police vehicles in OR and WA. They are based out of Salem,OR, but have a shop in Lacey. Give them a shot. I'd go with trunk mount. Unless you have a partition or a big car, interior mounts are h hard and very in the way. I do lots of business with Auto Additions, good companyand good employees.
     
  6. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    Tint will go along ways.
    On my Subaru wagon I have %15 on my front windows and the rear hatch window. The sides and rear doors have %5.
    Seeing inside my car is tough.


    I dont like the idea of angular metal objects dangling above my head while driving. My choice would be something like this:

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    Mounted in front of the rear seats on the floor board.

    My second choice would be something hanging behind the front seats:

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  7. DoubleTapDrew

    DoubleTapDrew Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Santa Cruz makes some nice racks/locks and it's what a lot of the cops use.
    Santa Cruz Gun Locks 934-B Overhead Rack
    You get extra cool points for putting it in a Focus! Plus if you do an overhead rack it'll give you a good excuse to tell the wife why you are installing a roll bar in the car.
     
  8. badger54

    badger54 Spanaway WA Member

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    Thanks for the info I will look into your suggestions. Thinking of having a gun and the mount shooting around the car in a collision is making me lean more towards the trunk mount.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using Tapatalk
     
  9. badger54

    badger54 Spanaway WA Member

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    UPDATE: So after talking with some local installers I have ruled out an overhead rack due to the location of the side airbags in the car. I have ordered a trunk rack that looks like it will work in a Focus I will include pictures once it arrives and I get it installed. Its low end but it fits my budget for now. I will install a more high end rack when I am able to afford one.
     
  10. dustoffmedic

    dustoffmedic Willsonville Member

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    Why do you think the police need to check this.. What is your point . none that i can see
     
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    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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  12. dustoffmedic

    dustoffmedic Willsonville Member

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    I have placed a over head rifle rack in my suv , Holds 2 AR-15s. It faces side to side and does not move at all.. works well
     
  13. kiester

    kiester Near Salem Oregon Member

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    I think he was refering to window tinting

    I purchsed a ex cop car mount off ebay for under $30.00, even has S&W logo for some reason. could be modified for trunk use.
     
  14. beavernation

    beavernation Canby Active Member

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    Easy there Redneck and Dustoff!!!.......I am sure the guy was referring to the window tinting!!!!!........lol.....
     
  15. Phillyfan

    Phillyfan Oregon City, Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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