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Icon5 Rifle Racks, do you use one?

I have a 2006 Ranger Sport King Cab and want a rifle rack that will stay put. Prefer one that mounts on the rear window of the cab.

Anyone own one like that? Price? Where can I get it?

I used Wallyworlds cheap $20 solution in my 87 Toyota PU but it would not hold solid on the rear glass as it was the type that mouned on the rubber lip of the glass seal. It kept falling off.

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i am looking into the ones that go on the back of the seats, but thats always an option
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I have individual bucket seats so that probably wont work on mine.
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I had a metal one that used four screws to mount in my Dad's truck on the back of the cab in front of the rear window. It held well and never had any problems. It held 2 rifles with scopes very well. I cant remember the brand but I think they are still made. Requires drilling 4 holes of course, but its quite secure. That was a 2WD but we did some serious Off-road driving in it for years and no probs (except for the truck getting stuck a few times, hehe). I would check sporting goods stores and online.
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Not sure if you have checked Cabelas or not, but this is what I found on their website.
http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/te...entId=cat21412
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Well dont know what it will help , but the only 2 long guns I ever have in cab are the M-4 and 500 Entry shotgun , and whenever there inside the cab there either siting in the pasenger side seat for acces , or on rack I made for behind the seat once again right at hand , You can always fab something up .
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I have always wanted one of those big sky ceiling racks but wonder about hitting my head on it.
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Why not just spend the money on a good hardshell case for the rifle? slip it behind the seats and it woudl be perfect prevents any damage from a gun accidently getting knocked off
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Thats a good idea and I have thought of that but I would have to put all my range gear stuff there too.

In any case, me and my Son enjoy the looks we get when Liberal Linda passes me up on the freeway after she sees my AR, AK SVT etc. It's priceless.

Mind you that I would never leave them in the truck if I stepped out though.

Texas is one of the few states where gun racks are still OK to use and I feel like exercising that freedom. If not to make a political statement, then simply for my own amusement.

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Be careful with the gun in the window though. In the city that will only make your truck a target to thieves as the gun will scream. Break into me I have valuable stuff. I case mine and they go behind the seat or in the bed but I have a tonneau and never leave them unattended.
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I always put mine in a case in the bed. My scoped rifles I put in a hardcase and they haven't been knocked off yet (knock on wood). I don't like advertising to steal my truck. It's cool I guess but the possibility of my truck being stolen or broken into isn't worth it to **** of the libs.
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I dont Keep them in the open and especialy dont like it when people do that cause your giving them the ammo to take our freadoms away , when they drive down the freeway and see nothing they dont think about it when they see Asualt rifles in windows they want to take them away from us ...
Just something to think about .
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Im lookin around for a gun rack as well.will have a level an saftey vests hanging off it more than anything during the weekdays.

Came up with this for a out of sight but easy to get to gun rack. Nothing has moved yet.

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Be careful with the gun in the window though. In the city that will only make your truck a target to thieves as the gun will scream. Break into me I have valuable stuff. I case mine and they go behind the seat or in the bed but I have a tonneau and never leave them unattended.
I know, like I posed before. I NEVER EVER leave my truck alone in this configuration so it is a non-issue.
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I dont Keep them in the open and especialy dont like it when people do that cause your giving them the ammo to take our freadoms away , when they drive down the freeway and see nothing they dont think about it when they see Asualt rifles in windows they want to take them away from us ...
Just something to think about .
That's just plain silly. How is that giving them ammo to take them away?

The whole idea behind me wanting to exercise my right to mount them there is to get people used to the idea so that they can become un-desensitized to the anti gun rhetoric put out by the liberals and the media.

IIRC the whole idea behind window mounted gun racks is to let LEO see them in the open, similar to open carry. If you try to hide a weapon, then it becomes a problem for them. Mind you that every State has it's own laws and they may be different. In Texas you can have a weapon, even hidden as your vehicle is part of your home (Similar to FL laws). But the smart thing to do is never leave your weapon in the vehicle over night.

It sounds like you are giving in to the liberal rhetoric. IMHO, if you do not exercise your rights THEN they can be taken away. You just let them win by giving up on that right. That's the way I see it.

But I was hoping we would not turn this into a political debate. Im just looking for a decent window rack. But I knew that somebody was going to ask my why I wanted to display them so I added my reason beforehand.

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Im lookin around for a gun rack as well.will have a level an saftey vests hanging off it more than anything during the weekdays.

Came up with this for a out of sight but easy to get to gun rack. Nothing has moved yet.

That's pretty cool. I have a King Cab though so the seats are on the sides. I used a plastic case for my AR this weekend and it just barely fit back there LOL.
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