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Project by Ken90712 posted 457 days ago 2541 views 3 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good buddy of mine asked me to make a rack for his Mossberg Pistol Grip 12 Gauge. He wanted to mount it to the side of his Bed. This is the same person I made the Fishing Rod Holders, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/40957 &

a Fishing Reel Toilet Paper Holder,
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/55043.

He has given me 100’s of pounds of Yellow Fin Tuna, so any chance to make something for him is a pleasure.

Basic construction, Oak with a cpl coats of Deft. I made the depth of the hole on the base, (recess) shallow enough not to mess up the sight. The wooden dowel rod has the right amount of friction to keep the gun sung but easily removed in case of an intruder.

All comments welcome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"





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cosmicturner

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#1 posted 457 days ago

Nice…great work, nice thumper gun, and 100lbs of tuna…I would have did it for 50 lbs…lol

-- Cosmicturner

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ldl

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#2 posted 457 days ago

Hey I’d a done it for 25lbs. Good werk. Good idea also.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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Dark_Lightning

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#3 posted 457 days ago

I didn’t realize your ZIP was such a bad neighborhood. I moved from LA City’s 3rd highest crime reporting district a little over ten years ago, into Ventura County. People around here will actually wave you in front of them in traffic, at a light. Still weird for me.

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lew

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#4 posted 457 days ago

Nice!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 457 days ago

One of those necessary evils we hope never gets used.

Good job. Excellent trade for tuna.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Woodwrecker

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#6 posted 457 days ago

Nice job on the build.

I’m glad I don’t live in his neighborhood.

-- Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. Albert Einstein

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Gunney

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#7 posted 457 days ago

I’ve gotta ask, does that dowel actually go inside the trigger guard?

-- Patrick, Mobile, AL

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 457 days ago

That’s quite a shot gun!

I didn’t think one used ‘Sights’ on guns like that… just point to the general area… LOL

COOL gun…

I hope everyone that goes into his bedroom is well identified before it’s too late… LOL

Nice job… Awesome…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Roger

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#9 posted 457 days ago

Oh yes, now yer talkin…. Very nice. A good, “bad-guy” stopper also. Remember, “the ONLY way to stop a bad guy with a gun, is a GOOD guy with a gun” (Wayne Lapierre, NRA Vice Prez)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Jerry

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#10 posted 457 days ago

Simply design and looks great for its use.
Good job

-- Jerry - Rochester, MN *Whether you think you can or you can't, you are probably right* - Henry Ford

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Ken90712

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#11 posted 456 days ago

Thanks everyone. I was on the fence about posting this. We live in a great neighborhood; with that said crime has no boundaries. Beverly Hills were the really wealthy live even have problems. Just that fact that you can protect your loved ones is a good feeling to me. Have a great weekend.

The dowel does go through the trigger guard, with slight friction and I put a piece of sponge sandpaper on the end of the dowel to keep it from falling off the rack as well but allowing easy and quick access.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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DeanfromPalzo

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#12 posted 456 days ago

Very nice, if the President and a certain political party keep tryimg to create more gun control laws,instead of enforcing the current ones and holding criminals accountable for ther actions,you will not be able to protect your family or your home. And the second ammendment was put into place to protect us from the people with the mindset thats in office right now!! A criminal is not going to follow the magazine capacity law this is ludicrous that people think this. Semi-Auto thts what my waterfowl guns are. Most of the liberals do not know anything about firearms. They think they are saving childrens lives with theese laws ,but then they fully support abortion which is murdering infants..GO FIGURE. Sorry about my rant, I am a retiered federal law enfocement officer and have got involved with woodworking to relax and enjoy retirement life. If we americans really want change in our country,we need to get on our knees and pray to our LORD JESUS ,epent of our sins and beg for forgiveness and pray that our familiy,friends,neighbor and leader become saved and have a personal relationship with there creator. I loved your project and thanks for showing it. Now I have to go to the woodshop and relax. Have a great day and GOD bless…

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shannonlove

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#13 posted 456 days ago

As a Texas, I love guns and I’ve been shooting since the age of five. However, I’m a little concerned about this design.

Occluding the barrel is generally regarded as a risk and putting all or even some of the weight down the barrel seems dangerous. You don’t set up a situation in which something in the hole transfers to barrel nor would you want to risk an accidental discharge with the barrel blocked. It won’t explode like an cartoon gun but the wood will function as a barrel choke potentially spraying shot and splinters in almost an 90 degree angle relative to the barrel.

For example, the gun is on the wall, with the grip at shoulder height. The shooter grabs the gun, it discharges. With the barrel blocked, the shot won’t shoot downwards in a group into the floor but will spray out in’1-2’ cone potentially clipping the shooter directly.

If the top dowel is passing through the trigger guard, that is wildly dangerous. If the safety is off or fails, jarring the gun or rack with a round in the chamber could fire the weapon. Combined with the spread effect from the barrel hole, you might have a real potential for injury.

Of course, with modern weapons, accidental discharges of any kind are rare so my concerns maybe overkill. Still…

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bbasiaga

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#14 posted 456 days ago

i have to agree with Shannonlove. As a firearms safety instructor I can say this violates safe gun storage. The first thing that has to go is the dowel in the trigger guard. At night when something goes ‘bump’ and you’re groggy, there is a high chance that the dowel could engage the trigger and cause accidental injury or death. A simple way to change the design would be t make an L shaped shelf that was on the barrel side of the trigger guard, with the l coming up to prevent someone from putting a finger in the trigger guard until after the gun was removed from the holder.

If you don’t like that idea, you could move the dowel outside the trigger guard and add a third dowel at the back radius of the receiver to hold the gun in place.

You could also drill a through hole in the barrel recess that left a shelf just thick enough to hold the barrel, but would allow a path of least resistance for the shot to pass through, in the event something bad happened.

Its a beautiful piece of work. And with just a few modifications it will be a great, safe gift for your friend.

-Brian

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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gfadvm

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#15 posted 456 days ago

I like it and you made a great trade. This guy is very serious about his home protection. Good for him but I hope he never gets the chance to use it!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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