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I think I have an idea for a weapon mount on our trucks...!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by matt45648, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. Mar 29, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    matt45648

    matt45648 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Iv been wanting to mount one of my AR15s in my truck somewhere out of sight, and out of my way... After much searching, best I have found is a roof mount which requires drilling. So I took my rifle, and went out and looked around my truck when I came up with an idea.

    I was thinking if I remove my rear grab handles (above the rear doors) then I could use the existing mounting holes. I mean these are very secure spots. Then the rack would run from one to the other. Easily removable, abd keeps rifle out of sight.

    Im considering buying a roof mounted rack and modifying it.

    Thoughts? As far as I know nothing like this exists. Lmk if it does, saves me the work...
     
  2. Mar 29, 2009 at 4:56 PM
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    JeffRock

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  3. Mar 29, 2009 at 4:59 PM
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    Personally i wouldn't want my rifle/ shotgun mounted to my roof for it would be exposed to everyone outside to see, and in case of a rollover it's not a very safe place to have it. I don't know of any good spots to mount one on the inside of the cabin but it may be nice to have it in the bed with a tonneau, cap, or hard cover that is locked securely. Just my opinion.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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  5. Mar 29, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    matt45648

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    Ohio. Just dont keep it loaded
     
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  7. Mar 29, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    <------cop

    I think this is a great idea if you driving trails, hunting, camping, etc... It would be very secure, and due to the curve of our roofs not visible from the outside.
     
  8. Mar 29, 2009 at 5:39 PM
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    dirthawker1313

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    unless your on the opposite side of the truck from it..IMO


     
  9. Mar 29, 2009 at 5:44 PM
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    I'm confused. Is this on the inside or outside of the truck? I've never seen grab handles on the outside.

    GA
     
  10. Mar 29, 2009 at 5:51 PM
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  11. Mar 29, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    When I camp I want a gun with me that will put down a bear... So having it right where I can get it is nice. Not too worried about getting jacked in this situation... I dont want to just drive around with it...
     
  12. Mar 29, 2009 at 6:24 PM
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    ...well don't think it's going to matter, pretty soon it'll be illegal to even look at a gun... sweet more taxes and less rights.
     
  13. Mar 29, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    Yeah, all them bears in Ohio!:rolleyes:
    Not withstanding that a 5.56mm won't stop a bear of any size, whats wrong with the tried & trued rear window rack in you situation?
     
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    i've stuck a ruger .44 mag carbine and a mossberg 500A with a scope, in the back seat cubby. saves on space on the 2 hr drive to the camp.
    that might help and they're out of sight.
     
  15. Mar 29, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    yea i dont think an ar15 .223 will stop a bear..
     
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  17. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    bah, 30 hollowpoints will stop the bears around here. Plus I have a 7.62x39 AR. Or some 12 gauge slugs. Plus if I need to back someone up off-duty...
     
  18. Mar 29, 2009 at 7:14 PM
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    matt45648

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    I had looked at that option... Just wish the storage was the width of the truck instead of having the separation. Guys I could take my rifle apart...
     
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