There I was, walking through the Palmetto State Armory Gathering event a couple of weeks ago, checking out the exhibitors, when I ran across this:
Stockade Mounting Systems is a new Ohio-based company that makes this unique long gun mounting system that can be attached to, well, just about anything; on a wall, under a shelf, on the back of a door…virtually anywhere you can sink a couple of screws.
The Stockade Mount is basically an L-shaped piece of steel that can be screwed into almost any surface, allowing you then then secure just about any firearm with a stock for easy storage.
The Stockade Mount uses a combination of slots and three adjustable spindles (Stockade calls them bumpers) that can be positioned anywhere to conform to the dimensions of your stock. That lets you easily configure the mount to accommodate whatever rifle or shotgun you want the mount to hold.
The three spindles are held in place with wing nuts on the rear of the mount. Then, when you want the rifle or shotgun simply lift the gun slightly to free it for quick, easy access.
As you can see, it’s adaptable to any kind of stock or brace design . . .
I thought the design was so good that I bought one and dragged it home from South Carolina. OK, dragged is probably an exaggeration. The standard steel mount weighs only two pounds and measures 7″x10″. The L-bracket portion of the mount is 2″ deep.
Where can you put one of these? Just about anywhere.
I mounted mine on the back of a door. The whole process from opening the box to the finished, hung mount took about 15 minutes.
The mount holds the shotgun securely as you open and close the door, though I wouldn’t recommend slamming it as the gun will bang against the door, probably marring its finish.
The American-made Stockade Mount comes with all the necessary hardware and is reasonably priced at $39.99 for either the left- or right-handed version. There’s also a wall-mount version for $59.99. There’s also a wall mount adapter ($24.99) if you want to turn your standard mount into a wall mount unit.
Things That Don’t Suck: Stockade Mounting Systems Long Gun Mounts is written by Dan Zimmerman for www.thetruthaboutguns.com