The Big E

The Big E
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Gun question

 In a shtf situation where you may have to travel with a long gun for safety, what is the best way to have that long gun laid out in the truck?

I am currently reading another post apocalytic fiction short novel, and the author has the characters placing the muzzle of the gun in the floor for quick access.

I am not sure that works for me. Seems to me the muzzle should be  pointed up so that when you grab it the muzzle can then easily be pointed right or left.

Any pros out there who can chime in to let me know the best way to do that?

8 comments:

  1. Not a pro but Grey Man Tactical has an excellent set up for mounting a gun and accessories to the seat back of the passenger seat so you can easily reach over and quickly grab your gun. I have one and am very pleased with it. It is pricey but worth it in my opinion.

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  2. I have a rifle/shotgun rack just in front of my bench seat in my pickup lying parallel with the seat bolted to the transmission hump. I can lock the weapon in place. I have a shotgun rack that mounts to my radio/coffee cup holder mounted vertically. I will take a picture and send you Fred.

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    1. No need but thank you. Mainly my curiosity got aroused as I was reading the story, and going thru the logistics of bringing an ar or ak or something to bear in cab of a vehicle.

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  3. My boss had a 'shelf' built along the top of the front windshield, leaving about 2" of space from the cab top. Then remounted the sunshades to the bottom of that. Out of sight of general public but long guns and pistols could be placed up there with no one the wiser.

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  4. Inside police vehicles, guns are butt down. I would think barrel down means the barrel points at a lot of stuff you would not want to shoot while bringing it up.
    sam

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  5. On patrol,, as I arrived at hot calls I would take my shotgun out of th butt down vertical rack and lay it beside my leg. On exiting I grabbed and controlled the muzzle, raising it straight up as I came out the car door. This lets you engage in any direction as your feet hit the ground.

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    1. That sounds like what I was thinking. Muzzle down, to me, makes it more difficult to maneuver.

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  6. if action is open butt down may be ok, however with a chambered round never ( as my grandpa said) let the muzzle cross meat, (yours or someone else's) or it may get a hole in it. Pulling a gun towards yourself has killed a lot of people.

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