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When choosing a truck gun, most of us pick a rugged, affordable rifle. A gun we don’t mind getting scratched and dinged up. Or possibly stolen. If you drive an old Ford Explorer, a $300 pawn shop special is perfect . . .

If your truck is a Mercedes AMG G-Wagon and your shooting needs are more of the long range variety, you might feel more comfortable with the new Gunwerks CoPilot . . .

An AMG G63 runs $142,800. The new Gunwerks CoPilot will set you back $13,995. The CoPilot is limited to 100 units. The boxy Merc is not. So there is that.

Gunwerks’ press release:

Designed as the ULTIMATE truck gun, this little guy rides shotgun everywhere you go.

We pooled some of the brightest minds and makers of the best components in the industry. Sparing no expense and cutting zero corners, the concept of The CoPilot as the ultimate truck gun was conceived.

At its core is Gunwerks’ GLR bolt action. We teamed up with Proof Research to build a custom length, carbon wrapped barrel specifically for this rifle. As we needed an ultra-compact package, we worked with Manners Composites to design a premium, collapsible, carbon fiber stock.

Our favorite, frictionless sear trigger from Trigger Tech is adjustable and breaks like glass. To round it all out, we topped it with a Nightforce ATACR F1 4-16×42 and threaded it suppressor-ready for a SilencerCo Omega suppressor (not included).

The Gunwerks CoPilot includes:

– Gunwerks CoPilot Rifle chambered in 6mm Creedmoor
– Pre-mounted, zeroed, Nightforce ATACR F1 4-16×42 with custom ballistic turret
– SKB hard travel case with exclusive inner Armageddon Gear soft case
– $480 discount off a SilencerCo Omega suppressor (Tax stamp required, not available in all states)
– 1,500 rounds 103gr Hornady ELD-X ammunition, designed specifically to maximize the performance of this rifle
– 2 five round Accuracy International magazines
– Free 1 day Long Range University training offered by Gunwerks
– Gunwerks neoprene scope cover
– The Collective – CoPilot welcome kit
– Exclusive early access to future offerings from The Collective
– Gunwerks GLR premium rifle action
– Custom collapsible carbon Manners CoPilot stock (10.5” to 14” length of pull)
– Custom match grade 16 inch carbon fiber wrapped Proof Research barrel
– Tungsten Cerakote finish
– Adjustable TriggerTech match grade trigger
– Suppressor-ready with 5/8×24 threaded muzzle and included thread cap

Yup. Even at a Lincoln under fourteen G’s you have to buy your own silencer. FWIW, the AMG G63’s options list is at least that long and each item’s just as expensive. If not more.

Besides, who doesn’t need a $14k truck gun that can shoot a plate-sized target or better at 1,300 yards, straight out of the box? Someone who doesn’t have a built-in gun safe in their G Wagon.

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  1. On the subject of truck guns, I’ve been trying to understand the legality of riding with one loaded. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Is that legal in any state? Or if you have a semi auto, can you at least have loaded magazines?

    Or would something like an AR or AK pistol be more appropriate, assuming you have a carry permit? Because they’re still technically pistols? Thanks in advance.

    • It varies from state to state. In NM I can roll with a mag inserted and a round in the chamber of anything I want.

      When I cross into Colorado I can have a mag inserted and a round in a pistol but I can’t do it with a rifle. I don’t remember the rules for a shotgun in Colorado offhand. Now, in Colorado as soon as I exit the vehicle I can load the rifle and chamber a round if I want but I can’t drive around with a loaded rifle.

      The NRA-ILA maintains an up to date website that covers each state.

      The best thing to do, if traveling, is to ACTUALLY call the State Police (or Highway Patrol or whatever they are in that state) for each state you’ll be traveling in and ask them about the laws. Most of the time such a Department will have a division that fields these questions exclusively and they usually have the most up to date information. For local ordinances and laws call your county Sheriff.

      • Fair enough. I thought about asking a sheriff, but I was really hoping to find something in writing. I imagine that might not be a common question, so I’d hate to get the wrong, off the cuff answer.

        Any insight for Ohio?

        • Actually, yes. I lived there for a while.

          Without a CCW permit all firearms in a vehicle must be stored unloaded and separately from ammo.

          With a valid/recognized permit this rule goes away for pistols/revolvers.

          Rifles, as I understand the definition have to be unloaded at all times in the vehicle.

          This guy has all the links to actual statute:

      • In CO it’s a fish and game violation. $50 bucks and 10 points on your hunting license.

        The distinction in Colorado is handgun v. long gun. So same rule for rifles and shotguns. You can have a mag in it or rounds in the tube, but you cannot have a long gun chambered in a vehicle. Anyone who can legally possess a weapon can carry in a vehicle, and pistols can be loaded and chambered.

        And just stay the fuck out of Denver. Like all metropolitan areas in Colorado, overrun with liberals and kommiefornians, except Denver is exempt from CO’s preemption statutes, so they come up with all kinds of stupid fucking rules. While marijuana has drastically improved the economy of the town I live in, it’s totally fucked the politics of this state, probably forever.

    • In many states, riding around with a long arm (either shotgun or rifle) with “one in the pipe” can get you slapped with a F&G violation of statutes/regs that have their roots in anti-poaching efforts. In some states (like NV) I have been told by LEO’s that they would enforce the reg only if a) it was hunting season and b) you’re in an area where you’d be hunting (eg, the cow counties, outside of town). The reg doesn’t say there’s an exception, but the cops in NV (outside of Las Vegas, which might as well be a part of California) knew what the legislative and regulatory intent of the code was, and if you’re just packing around a rifle in a truck in the spring, you might just be shooting coyotes to keep them out of cattle pastures.

      I know the prohibition against loaded long arms in vehicles for a fact in CA, NV, WY, WA, and NY. States vary as to whether or not a magazine for a long arm in the vehicle is considered “loaded.”

      Generally speaking, I found that having a CCW and a handgun means “no complications on a traffic stop.”

      Having a rifle, even a .22LR rifle (eg, 10/22) in a vehicle that is loaded, during hunting season, can lead to a bunch of questions and close inspections.

      • In CA just laying a loaded long gun on the tail gate of your pickup, or anywhere else on a vehicle, can get you a 700 dollar fine.

        Inside a vehicle? You’re talking arrest, depending on the cop.

    • Depends COMPLETELY on the state, TX has zero laws affecting rifles, at all, similar to VT with all guns. Unless you are hunting, of course, and that still doesn’t address the rifle (as opposed to a handgun).

  2. Even it its legal to carry a loaded rifle in your locale, it is not a good idea as most rifles do not have a firing pin lock. They should be carried in what police call, Cruiser Ready condition, magazine loaded and inserted, chamber empty.

  3. I would definitely purchase that firearm, however my continuous consumption of cheap Vodka has limited my ability to operate a bolt action rifle or drive a truck

  4. $14K for a “truck gun?”

    I’m not sure that Gunwerks really understands the definition of “truck gun.”

      • Maybe.

        But one of the things I, and many others here in the west (where we actually have rifles in many, many trucks) understand about “truck guns” is that we’re not going to be more than just annoyed or slightly pissed off if the “truck gun” goes missing, either due to theft, or the pickup being stolen, or catching fire, etc.

        A $14K “truck gun” is enough money that most people are going to be more than annoyed if something happens to it.

  5. Lol. Ridiculous and that’s coming from a guy who loves Christensen Arms-and yes we all know they will sell their 100 units

  6. 6mm? I think the 6.5 will stick around but I’ve never even seen ammo on the shelf for the 6mm Creedmoor. Too close to the .243 Winchester.

  7. I personally think this is a dumbass idea. People that pay 14k for a rifle dont own a truck. I payed 2k for my f250, and 300 for the kalash under the seat.
    Out here where I live, truck guns are what farmers put in their old ford, and cost a hell of a lot less than the truck.
    At 14k, it damn well better include a nice crew cab. I assume short bed, cause they aint the type to work in logging.

  8. For that kind of money, do you get a facsimile of a Playboy bunny that will cuddle up to you, and show you all the features of your new bank breaker weapon?

    • My definition of a “Trunk Gun”

      H&R Pardner, slide action, 12 ga. shotgun, 18″ barrel, 3″ Magnum.
      Was on sale at BiMart stores. $129 and change.

      Note: This is the kind of gun, that if someone breaks into your car and steals it, you won’t cry for too long.


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