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Old 10-14-2021, 02:05 PM
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Hi folks.
Im curious what everyone is using for holding long guns in the truck.
I have a 2018 crew cab so often the rifle is on the back seat on the way to the hunting grounds. Which isnít really ideal, but doable.
The real issue comes when my son and I are headed out after birds.
2 guys, 2 shotguns and an excited chesepeake on the back seat.

I have seen cabelas and others advertise a stand up rack more meant for side by sides and Iím contemplating buying one to try to mount in the pickup.
Maybe thereís a better option?

I miss the days of them in the back window
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Old 10-14-2021, 04:00 PM
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I have the 3 gun one(can't remember the name) that fully encases the guns and runs along the back of both front seats of my crewcab F-150. Put it in 3 years ago and it hasn't left. Very handy for not only guns but fishing rods, shooting sticks etc. Especially glad I got it now that both of my kids are hunting this year....
It's similar to this one.....

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB149ZpO..._Q90.jpg_.webp
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Old 10-14-2021, 04:17 PM
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The stand up stand may not work in a pickup with some rifles/shotguns as they may be too long and contact the roof.

I would suggest the type suggested in the post above me.
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Old 10-14-2021, 04:28 PM
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I bought this a few years ago:

https://riflecaddy.com/

It's not perfect, but it works.
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Old 10-14-2021, 04:37 PM
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No experience with them but check out du-ha storage systems. Eyeballed one for similar reasons just wasn't ready to commit to loosing the floor space.
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Old 10-14-2021, 05:19 PM
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I have the 3 gun one(can't remember the name) that fully encases the guns and runs along the back of both front seats of my crewcab F-150. Put it in 3 years ago and it hasn't left. Very handy for not only guns but fishing rods, shooting sticks etc. Especially glad I got it now that both of my kids are hunting this year....
It's similar to this one.....

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB149ZpO..._Q90.jpg_.webp
Tried different versions. This style is very hard to beat and it keeps the guns out of plain view plus protected. I also had a single sleeve on the bottom of the front seat that holds the gun behind your calves and out of the way. Handy to take out when you get out of the truck.
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Old 10-14-2021, 05:38 PM
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I have the same style, behind the front seats. Holds 2 guns, one on top and one on the bottom, gun pouch zippers up and out of sight. And then lots of pockets in the middle for other things. Itía great, mine came from Greggís through work.
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Old 10-14-2021, 05:52 PM
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Tried different versions. This style is very hard to beat and it keeps the guns out of plain view plus protected. I also had a single sleeve on the bottom of the front seat that holds the gun behind your calves and out of the way. Handy to take out when you get out of the truck.
I also like that it frees up space on the back seat, under the back seat and the truck box(depending on where you usually keep them). The guns are easy/quick to get in and out of the case too....
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Thanks for the advice.
Iíll look into one across the back of the seats.
And good heads up. I just measured and yeah, I could barely fit my coach gun vertically in the front never mine a rifle or full size shotgun
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I also like that it frees up space on the back seat, under the back seat and the truck box(depending on where you usually keep them). The guns are easy/quick to get in and out of the case too....
I think I am going to get one built for the new crew cab. I want it to have a cutout that let's the rear seat centre console still pump heat and air conditioning into the rear seat. None of the off the shelf ones I have found so far have that cut out in them.

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I always thought that the guy riding shotgun held the firearm, you know, for those snap shots over the mirror.
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I always thought that the guy riding shotgun held the firearm, you know, for those snap shots over the mirror.
He does. Nothing has changed since the stage coach days.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:18 PM
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Could see about getting one geared more towards police vehicles?

https://www.tufloc.com/professional-...cle-gun-racks/

https://santacruzgunlocks.com/

They have options for muzzle down, vertical and horizontal across the ceiling mounts. I would suggest if you go that way get the handcuff lock style. in my experience they are easier to use.

Of course you could also look for a safe under the seat like this.

http://bedgunsafe.com/truck-bunker/

Lots of options for safes under the back seats.
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Old 10-14-2021, 10:58 PM
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I have this exact type. Got it from princess auto years ago.

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Old 10-15-2021, 12:11 AM
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I think I am going to get one built for the new crew cab. I want it to have a cutout that let's the rear seat centre console still pump heat and air conditioning into the rear seat. None of the off the shelf ones I have found so far have that cut out in them.
Right on, sometimes custom is the way to go. Post some pics of what you get made, I might be interested in something like that down the road.
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off the shelf versions I have used.


Aside from the front sleeve the one I had the place in Calgary added three sleeves on the back too.



If I end up having to get a custom one for this truck I will post pictures. Still hoping I can locate a stock one built the way I want. Obsesseds version leaves the centre stack uncovered but I prefer the guns to be completely out of sight. Might make a usable pattern though.
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I have 1 here that never gets used. It is for 2 rifles with lots of pockets and pouches if anyone is interested. PM me your number for a pic via text
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I have the 3 gun one(can't remember the name) that fully encases the guns and runs along the back of both front seats of my crewcab F-150. Put it in 3 years ago and it hasn't left. Very handy for not only guns but fishing rods, shooting sticks etc. Especially glad I got it now that both of my kids are hunting this year....
It's similar to this one.....

https://ae01.alicdn.com/kf/HTB149ZpO..._Q90.jpg_.webp
I like this one
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Old 10-15-2021, 10:29 AM
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When you guys are buying these pay attention to the build quality. A good one with quality zippers, big enough pockets for a scoped rifle, strong enough to hold the rifle in place without being zipped up etc is going to cost you a couple of hundred. The 40 buck versions off of Amazon are not nearly the same thing and are basically junk.
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As a boy I remember having rubber coated metal hangers on the rear window of the pick-up that held three rifles. I believe these have been outlawed but I am in the market for a couple of pairs if anyone has (or knows someone who has) that I can purchase. I have two sets that I hang my fishing rods on the wall in the den but I could use more.

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Old 10-16-2021, 09:13 AM
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As a boy I remember having rubber coated metal hangers on the rear window of the pick-up that held three rifles. I believe these have been outlawed but I am in the market for a couple of pairs if anyone has (or knows someone who has) that I can purchase. I have two sets that I hang my fishing rods on the wall in the den but I could use more.

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All kinds of versions and choices at pretty good prices. There are a whole bunch on Amazon.ca too.

https://www.ebay.com/b/Wall-Rack-wit...61/bn_73321865
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Ive tried most things and went with the DU-HA in my new truck it is by far the set up i"m most happy with
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Old 10-16-2021, 01:22 PM
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Ive tried most things and went with the DU-HA in my new truck it is by far the set up i"m most happy with
Those are a good setup if you don't already have storage bins under the rear seat. Other problem with them is they aren't exactly handy to get in and out of unless you leave the back seat up. Good option if you can do that though.
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Those are a good setup if you don't already have storage bins under the rear seat. Other problem with them is they aren't exactly handy to get in and out of unless you leave the back seat up. Good option if you can do that though.
And if you have a Tundra, there's no option for the supercrew... Because of the foam-filled space under the seat... :'(
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