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I keep thinking I should buy a truck. I’m in Texas, after all, y’all. The thing is: I love cars. I love every kind of car. I just want to hug all of them. But I can’t. And my car isn’t suitable for hauling guns…unless I want to look like an arms dealer. Which I do, sometimes. Which I kind of am if you think about it. Where was I? Assuming you have an AR and a pickup truck, where do you put your AR in your pickup truck? If you’re like TTAG writer Jonathan Wayne Taylor . . .

you stash it in a case behind the driver’s seat. Which is not ideal if, like Jonathan Wayne Taylor, you own a piece of land upon which you drive and, on occasion, need immediate access to your gun to shoot various four-legged interlopers. Neither is resting it on the passenger seat, in terms of scope damage and the potential for a negligent discharge. Enter Discrete Solutions’ magazine-held Custom AR-15 truck mount.

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See how that works? The Discrete Defense AR15 Truck Console Mount holds your gun via its magazine, provided it’s a standard GI Mag or PMAG. Operators operating operationally can forgo the firearm and use the mount as a simple mag holder. Quick! Someone invent a Pez dispenser in the shape of an AR-15 mag!

Discrete Defense AR15 Truck Console Mount is discreet – right until it isn’t. Installation is as easy as opening the console, placing the holder inside and closing the console. Removing the gun – which is pointing in a relatively safe direction- is a doddle. (Available in driver or passenger side models.)

TTAG’s reached out not-so-discreetly to Discrete Defense for a T&E sample to test its utility, reliability, ergonomics and sonic signature. (“Hey Jon! Tell your AR to shut-up!”) Watch this space. Meanwhile click here for the product page to see if it fits your vehicle and check out press release below.


Larned, KS -(via Discrete Defense Solutions announces the release of a AR-15 truck mount designed to securely hold one’s AR-15 in a truck next to the driver’s seat.

Individuals need easy access to weapons in these trying times, and Discrete Defense Solutions remains committed to providing these items. The new AR-15 truck mount is one of many accessories designed by the company which are created to simplify the carrying of concealed carry and personal defense items.

“The AR-15 truck mount offers the features a gun owner needs in a product of this type. It can be easily installed by simply opening the console lid, placing the mount inside, and shutting the console. No tools are required as the clasp fits easily into this space, and it may be removed and stored when it isn’t needed. Accessing the weapon isn’t difficult either, as the rifle can be easily removed and replaced in a matter of seconds. All one needs to do is slide the magazine out of or into the weapon mount,” Ben Rein, spokesperson for Discrete Defense Solutions, explains.

Gun owners love the new mount as it also works for Ruger Mini Rifles and it ensures optics and the rifle don’t bounce around the truck, potentially getting damaged in the process. Discrete Defense Solutions offers models for a wide range of SUVs and trucks, and the mount works with PMAGs and standard GI Mags. Individuals unable to locate a mount for their vehicle model need to contact the company for further assistance, as Discrete Defense Solutions strives to meet the needs of all.

“Individuals frequently wedge their AR-15 or other weapon between the console and the seat, which often leads to the magazine sliding down to the floorboard. As one cannot control road conditions, a new option was needed, and this is where the AR-15 truck mount comes in. Discrete Defense Solutions does want consumers to understand, however, that the truck mount isn’t designed for a loaded rifle. One should never transport a weapon which has ammunition in it. It just isn’t safe,” Rein continues.

In addition to the new AR-15 truck mount, Discrete Defense Solutions provides hand-crafted custom pistol holders manufactured using durable Kydex. One may select from inside waist band (IWB) and outside waistband (OWB) conceal carry holster designs, with all being made in the United States. Individuals choosing these products find they offer superior comfort as compared to other conceal carry holsters.

“Discrete Defense Solutions supports the right of individuals to bear arms. The company strives to make doing so easier for all and provides a wide variety of products to help individuals keep their personal defense and conceal carry weapons on hand. Visit the site today to see which products can be of assistance to you,” Rein states.

For more information on the AR-15 Truck Mount, please visit

About Discrete Defense Solutions

Discrete Defense Solutions supports the right of all citizens to bear arms and provides products designed to allow them to do so with great comfort. Many existing holster products fail in this area, which led to the company working to create and launch new products designed for personal defense and concealed carry purposes. The goal remains to eliminate any discomfort one may experience when carrying a personal weapon, as discomfort may impede one doing so. Products made by Discrete Defense Solutions are ready to be worn on a daily basis, non-stop.

For more information about us, please visit

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  1. ” I love cars. I love every kind of car. I just want to hug all of them.”

    I see what you did there.

    Auto-tune video to come?

  2. Looks like a ND will result in you needing a new transmission. And an audiologist.

    If the magwell is the support won’t you risk breaking the receiver if someone (like your kid) leans on the stock climbing through the truck (as kids are wont to do)?

  3. What could possibly go wrong?

    Looks like something I’ll soon see at a mall kiosk with an “AS SEEN ON TV” sticker.

    • Those people have no idea what discreet means. Frankly, the only things less discreet would be:
      A) traditional rear window gun rack; or
      B) roof mounted firing position like we see on some Humvees.

      God forbid you get pulled over by the police. Deputy Dog is Going to lose his mind and might just shoot you.

      • Although I don’t have much experience with it, might be decent if you own a large plot of land and use it to get rid of pest animals. Although backseat/behind the front seats would probably work, just as as quickly accessible. Never hurts to have options though.

  4. Are there many states where one can carry a loaded rifle in the cab of a vehicle? You certainly can’t here, more the pity.

      • In NV yes as long as there is no round in the chamber… Because we all know it takes 5 minutes to rack one in.

    • Anywhere in TX you sure can. And that’s, what, half the country. In fact, carrying a loaded handgun it has to be out of sight in the car, your fully loaded AR can be right in the back window, or side window of your truck.

  5. Thats a neat idea. They need to make one for trucks like mine with an open to console. That be be a handy addition in the farm truck, to be better prepared for any rogue groundhogs and coyotes or 2 legged varmints. And btw in the currently free( but maybe not for long) state of Va we can carry loaded long guns. *knocks on wood*

  6. Whenever I jam mine between the seats like that, I’m always banging the barrel with the shifter.
    So I switched to carrying the AR pistol. I can still hit song dogs out to 400 yards.
    This would be perfect.
    Sheesh. Just got home from the gun show where I scored some powder and ammo. Now the last couple of posts have me spending even more.

  7. One system that works well is to attach a scabbard or two horizontally on the back of your bench seat. There is also a sort of scabbard arrangement that attaches to the cab wall behind the seat (regular cab only), and a headliner scabbard for the utility vehicle folks that is accessed via the lift gate.

    If I thought that I might be in a hurry to get at a rifle I’d mount one vertically on the “B” pillar.

  8. I let my Scot Terrier hold my AR when we are out in the truck. Keeps it from bouncing around the cab.

  9. I wonder if a Tavor would fit in that. Obviously the body of the rifle would be held lower than an AR15. Hmmmmm…

  10. “I love cars. I love every kind of car. I just want to hug all of them.”

    Cars are fine, although I do prefer vehicles that, at a bare minimum, don’t threaten scrape the ground whenever they encounter everyday urban obstacles such as curbs, speed bumps, potholes, and driveways. Too many cars fail this test nowadays. I high-centered my wife’s Focus one time when I backed a rear wheel into a shallow depression in a gravel lot. She upgraded to a small SUV. 😉

        • If your choice is between your mom’s basement so you can own a Corvette or a real house, perhaps you should opt for the real house and a used Malibu. Just sayin’.

      • I’m sure excessive speed, handling, and acceleration are fun…wherever it’s safe, legal, and the terrain is smooth.

        I simply don’t encounter those conditions enough for a sports car to entice me. Come to think of it, I never encounter those conditions. But hey, if you want to invite me to a track day some time, I’m game!

        • I must confess that I also enjoy high clearance vehicles, and once a year drive my 4WD Blazer down to southwest Texas to go four-wheeling in the Mexican border desert!

          But if you’re ever in Michigan, you’re invited to see what it’s like to drive Corvettes. As a truck and motorcycle enthusiast, I never was a “car guy” until I drove one. The C5 changed my perspective, and the C7 will absolutely make you a believer.

        • You mean “the ROAD is smooth”, not the terrain. My BMW 135 convertible is happiest in the mountains, 8-10% grades and hairpin turns. Gives you an opportunity to actually use the gears and the brakes, as opposed to just watching the speedo climb while cruising the interstate.

        • “My BMW 135 convertible…”

          So Larry, what hair salon Do you work at?

          Sorry dude, just bustin’ yer balls for comedy sake.

      • The best I could do is take the tires off the house and put them on the truck. I lied about the Corvette.

  11. I was a car guy for a long time. SCCA autocross. TR-3, MGB, RX-7 (both ’81 and ’87). I also had a ’69 primrose E-Type roadster (but I didn’t race it). Then I made the mistake of getting a ’74 IH Scout for camping runs, and it took me all over the back roads and muddy hills of Louisiana. It had oversize mud tires that were really good in snow too. Just snick it into 4-High and keep going. Long story short, it ruined me.

    My next “car” was an ’88 F-250 4X4 Supercab diesel 5-speed, and I loved that thing. I put 250K on the clock before I parted with it, and replaced it with an ’03 Explorer Sport Trac 4X4 5 speed, but it only lasted until I saw a Toyota FJ Cruiser coming at me. Two weeks later the Sport Trac and I made a deal for an ’07 FJ MT-6.

    Last year I got to feeling that I deserved a new truck, so I got a ’14 Toy Taco access cab 4X4 MT-6. The FJ languished in the carport until June, then I sold it. 2014 was the last year for the FJ, and I really miss the ugly thing. It was the most off-road capable vehicle I have owned.

    If you ever get a truck you will come to enjoy the high ride and its capabilities. But I warn you, it is a road of no return.

  12. Wonder how long until a proggy article hyperventilating about this molded plastic item comes out. Also, can’t help but think how great this would be with a Mossberg MVP… if I had a vast expanse of private property.

  13. I don’t get it. I don’t understand the need for mounting an AR (or another long gun) in any but a very small number of people’s pickups.

    And I say this as a guy who has packed a rifle in a: pickup truck (small and large), swather, tractor, balewagon and a sprayer. Sometimes that gun was an AR, sometimes it was a bolt gun, sometimes it was a Ruger 10/22.

    Getting a rifle deployed out of a cab, any cab, is a hassle. If you’re looking for a self-defense gun inside a cab, a long gun in a tight situation is not it.

    My ideal gun for self defense from an auto interior would be an Ithica Auto & Burglar shotgun. It was a 16-ga shotgun with 10″ barrels, based on the Ithica Flues shotgun design. I just had a Flues on my bench today. Nice enough gun, with a very simple design. One pin to hold in the hammers, one pin to hold the sears. The rest comes apart on seven screws. Not highly finished inside, but reliable and straightforward in design and implementation.

    • That Ithica Auto & Burglar shotgun is *NOT* an NFA device, you say?

      Edit- Never mind, it does require a $5 stamp…

  14. Except that, in WI, you cannot transport a loaded rifle in your vehicle. You can open carry a loaded rifle, but you cannot have one on the passenger side while you drive. If I had to venture a guess, I’d say it has to do with deer poaching (illegal to shoot from vehicle). So the only way you could use this contraption in WI is to load an AR pistol in your vehicle. I suppose this would make more sense anyways.

    • the only way you could use this contraption in WI is to load an AR pistol in your vehicle.

      Might not be a bad idea.

  15. I’m sorry to see that there is no truck mount made for the Honda Ridgeline. I’ve been looking for a safe, convenient way to stow my Tavor.

    • I hear you. :-/ No mount for a Nissan Xterra, but I did see the Titan listed on their site. If the need to carry the Tavor in a vehicle ever came up, as of right now I’m resigned to wedging it between the seat and the console, or slinging it around the passenger seat so that the rifle rides behind the backrest.

  16. This concept can expand to lots of adjacent markets. For example, any firearm fed by an external box magazine, that can be built in pistol or SBR format, is a candidate: AR (both -15 and -10), AK, G3, …

    Bullpups, while not as convenient as pistols, are still easier than standard rifles or even carbines to maneuver in a vehicle interior.

    No need to confine it to trucks, since most cars have center consoles too. Offhand I can confirm RX-7, Mini, Leaf, varius Subarus, and every generation of BMW 3- and 5-series since at least 1984.

    • Yeah, but even more you’d need a pistol or SBR, leave the suppressor behind. Pulling a rifle out in any car is going to be a clusterfugg.

  17. I prefer ceiling-mounted over-head gun racks. They keep long guns more secure and out of the way (unless you’re 6’10”) and as a bonus, they keep the firearm out of sight (unless it’s installed in a lifted truck with no window tint, of course). The only downside of an over-head rack is they are limited to shorter-length rifles and shotguns if you install one in a compact pick-up or SUV.

  18. These guys have a great product!! I have one of these in my pickup. It’s a lot better than having your AR bouncing around in the back seat.

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