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Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by Neil, Sep 23, 2001.

  1. Neil

    Neil 1/2 ton status

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    I go hunting some during winter and go to gun range some too. How and where is a place to carry long guns in a K5?
    By the way, the next guy with an AR-15/M-16 or American made military assault type gun that makes remarks or mean looks about me caryying my AK/Kalshnikov guns to the firing range can kiss my BUTT!!!!!!! I am an American who enjoys all kinds of guns.

    Neil H. Alabama.. "It's a full size thang, Jeep owners don't understand!!" '78 K5 400ci 4x4 AT,AC,PW Cheyenne., '74 C10 4x2
     
  2. Predator

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    Since I am going with the CUCV motiffe anyway. I got some of those racks the military put in their Blazers. I've seen them mounted to the side pillars and the middle of the dash. They hold the gun straight up and consist of a cradle for the butt and a springy latch thing for the barrel.

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  3. fr8train

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    I carry my "assult" rifles( HK &amp; Styer) in the Volmer aluminum cases that they were originally packed in. My M4's and other sub-guns have Blackhawk/Eagle padded nylon carry cases. ALL OF THEM ARE SECURELY LOCKED IN THE BACK OF THE K5. Your state rules apply when carrying them in a vehicle. I have to obey them to the "T" when I go out with mine. I wouldnt put any of these types of weapons in a rack. On a side note, they do sell two gun racks that can be pinched in between the widow seals of the tops side windows. You can find these at Wally world or your local sporting store. I would still choose to carry any of my target rifles in a case over any other method to keep my optics and finish in good order/functioning.

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  4. chevyfumes

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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    There is also a shelf you can get from Whitney that screws into the visor holes then you screw the visor into it, kinda cool but spendy and might take up to much room if your tall! I'm going to make one that bolts to my seat frame and goes between the seat and tuffy box, so the barrel points to the dash...nowaddameen[​IMG]

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  5. Pugsley

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    I've got a set of window racks for mine that slide in between the glass and weatherstrip on the side windows - picked them up at WalMart for 12 bucks. One of the guys I quail hunt with has a 2 gun rack that mounts between the seats where the center console would normally go, and it's a really nice setup.

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  6. Cmoe

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    I liked the Sharrif ones that are mounted to the roof in the rear by 2 of the roof bolts, so it's right behind your head......also ssaw a guy one time that had some like the military ones but they were mounted to the side panels, one on each side (looks great with the top on or off and doesn't interfer with removal or installation)........

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  7. Thunder

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    These are my favorite kind:<a target="_blank" href=http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/product/standard-item.jhtml?id=0005330220670a&amp;navAction=jump&amp;navCount=0&amp;indexId=&amp;podId=0005330&amp;catalogCode=XB&amp;parentId=&amp;parentType=&amp;_DARGS=%2Fcabelas%2Fen%2Fcommon%2Fcatalog%2Fitem-link.jhtml.1_A&amp;_DAV=0005330220670a>overhead gun racks</a>
    Thet are great they keep your guns up high and out of sight. Yet still handy to get too.

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  8. aaaaggh

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    as far as the ar-15 / ak thing goes i have to say that im american to the core and as soon as an american company can build something that can even come close to being as easy to service, relaible, and trouble free as a russian or german design (ak, g3) ill buy it.

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  9. Hossbaby50

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    Damn straight. My dad's AR-15 is a PITA. If it isn't clean it likes to jam. If I got cheap ammo it likes to jam. Personally I'll shoot AK's or Mini 14's before an AR anyday.
     
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    'Bout that time of year isn't it Neil?

    I too have been struggling to come up with a way to hold the guns while I drive. Kind of areas I hunt in, never know when you are going to get lucky on the way to still hunt, and find a dumb one on the road : )

    I like the idea of one hanging from the upper canopy bolts! (just don't like adding holes) Hadn't thought of using those. Make it a pain for anyone to get in the back perhaps, but not much other choices.

    I had thought of making a "butt bracket" to bolt to the back of the tuffy console, and although it would work, it would likely bang the butt stocks up, and they would wobble a lot.

    Also thought of using the side canopy bolts, making hooks that hang down just below the window "sill" Well hidden, but somewhat readilly accessible. Seat belts get in the way for us with soulder belts.

    Should be easy to make a "rack" for the upper bolts, think thats my next project! Thanks for bringing the topic up.


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  11. ChevyCaGal

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    If you buy the Wally World ones make darn sure they are secured in there... few years ago some guy was hunting east of here and he was going along and hit a fat hole. He had the Wally World racks and one popped out and came loose. The gun fell out, went off and killed him. It was a freak accident. He was with his son and the son said they triple checked it to make sure it wasn't loaded but I guess they missed one...

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  12. POWERMAD

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    Yep mine doesn't stay in the widow very well.
    At least when there is a rifle in it anyway.
    I quit using mine when that happened. At least I was on my way to the range to sight in the scope when I bounced my 06 off the bottom of the bed.
    Now I just wrap a towl around the stock and place it between the console and passenger seat.

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  13. solowookie

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    I wanna get some racks like those, but I wanna use them to hold my fishing poles!

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    I have two racks in the old Blazer. The one that works best for an open back is the overhead rack. Cabellas has two different types. I have the one that goes all the way across the roof and bolts into the roof just above the side windows. It holds two long guns and is easy to access. It also keeps the guns handy and up out of sight.

    k5woody I Don't Understand The Jeep Thing Either!!!
     
  15. Neil

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    The idea of using the bolts that are in place on the top are a great idea. I am sorry about the vent, but this guy at a shooting range I went to made the comment that AK-47s were the "kinda guns terrorists like." I think they are good durable guns. I own 3 of them and several American guns too. I was looking for a place to mount my shotguns in my K5. I don't worry about optics on them, I will put my rifle in a case to travel. My state(Alabama) requires handguns to have permits in vehicles is all. Other guns may be used for hunting/sporting. Guns must be able to be seen if they stop you for a traffic stop. So anyways, I ignored they guy with his comments. He didn't say a thing about my S&amp;W 9mm pistol. He was there with his teenage son and a AR-15 and a bolt-action hunting rifle. Thanks for the ideas/info. I didn't know about the overhead deals.

    Neil H. Alabama.. "It's a full size thang, Jeep owners don't understand!!" '78 K5 400ci 4x4 AT,AC,PW Cheyenne., '74 C10 4x2
     
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    When I was in the Army, of course I got to "test" M-16s (you'd be surprised) and got to carry an AKM for a year, plus shoot a AK-74 once, not to mention various other firearms. One time, I spent ten days in the mud and muck of Hawaii with a M-16 magazine in the pocket. It got packed solid with mud and I decided to test it. No jams, misfires and other problems. The rifle took the mud on and defeated it. Though I didn't like the cleaning afterwards, but we did keep them clean. A few years ago I fired my buddy's AR-15. Wild!!! My Army shot groups were always quarter sized, but with this AR, first three rounds I could cover with a dime. As for the AK's, they will make people crap their pants. The AK-74, if ever possible to get one, get it. Yes, it's an odd ammo, 5.45 something or another, but you can put that thing on full auto and put all rounds into a small doggy door. Has a barrel compensator on it, takes away about 50% of the recoil. Sweet.

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    oh and by the way my safety tip for the day. i always completely remove the bolt before carrying my deer rifle in the gun rack.


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