Hold Up Displays Portable Gun Rack Stand
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Hold Up Displays Portable Gun Rack Stand
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Do you shoot on public lands or at ranges that aren’t “improved”? Places where there are no shooting tables or gun racks? That can present the problem of where to put all your shootin’ irons during your day of fun in the sun.

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Makeshift gun-holding apparatus (courtesy Mossberg)

Sure, you can back up the truck or SUV and leave the guns you aren’t shooting there. But Hold Up Displays, makers of all kinds of gat-holding gear, makes a simple, well-made option that stores flat and lets you hold as many as six long guns while you’re out in the field.

Hold Up Displays Portable Gun Rack Stand
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It’s useful at home too, keeping everything organized when you take all of your rifles and shotguns out for their regular cleaning and maintenance (you do that, right?).

Hold Up’s Folding Metal Gun Rack comes in three main pieces secured with wingscrews and rubber compression washers that let you assemble it as either a stand-up rack with a fold-out kickstand, as above, or . . .

Hold Up Displays Portable Gun Rack Stand
Dan Z for TTAG

…flat for easy storage and transport.

All the parts that come in contact with your guns are rubber coated so it won’t ding your guns’ finish. And the rack isn’t at all flimsy. It’s made of painted steel, weighs just under nine pounds when assembled and is American-made.

It comes in mighty handy in lots of situations and does…not…suck.



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  1. That would be useful on the farm when we meet back at camp for lunch. Set it up on the deck, clear your rifle, rack it and go inside for a sandwich and a nap. Review is missing one thing. $?

  2. I have the wilies about shooting a rifle at a public range when I’m by myself. I don’t like the idea of leaving it on the firing line bench while I’m 100 + yards downrange from it. And trips back and forth to my vehicle to lock it are a pain in the ass.

    Any locking systems that can be chained to a steel pole while at the range?

    • I don’t bother with locking the rifle. If I find the people sufficiently sketchy that it worries me I just take the bolt(s)/BCG(s) with me.

      Of course I never take more than two or three rifles to a public range at a time. If you do that I’d make my own lock. Some relatively fine, and therefore nice and flexible, braided stainless cable with a plastic coating and a big loop at one end and and a U bike lock at the other. Run it through the actions or through the trigger guards, attach the bike lock… instant rats nest of rifles that are basically useless and pretty darn hard to walk off with.

      • If you can’t find cable like that at your local hardware store order some braided stainless fishing leader from a salt water fishing supply place online. Wrap in a single layer of teflon tape, hockey stick style, and put in your loops.

  3. Geoff
    I agree about not liking leaving firearms alone. I usually put mine back in hard case and lock it for extended breaks.

    You could probably use some plastic coated chain plus padlock through the trigger guard then around the frame as basic security. This would at least slow down impulse theft / gun handling.

  4. I have one and love it. I shoot at my house and have a bench but many times I take out more than one gun at a time or multiple people are shooting with me. I bought it to protect the glass more than anything but I have been very impressed with the quality.

  5. If I go out in open country to shoot I take two folding tables (4 ft) and a couple of folding chairs. They are light weight. sturdy for shooting and cheap. Buy ’em all sorts of places. Home Depot, Sam’s Club, maybe $40 each table.

  6. Down on the farm we have hog panels. These are fence sections 12′ long made of 1/4″ rod that is welded and galvanized. I cut one of these down to 4′, cut the top rod off and bent the vertical top ends to about 20 degrees. I stick the top end rods into the ground and use foam pipe insulation snapped over the exposed steel rods to protect the guns. I can have a dozen friends over for a skeet & eat without worrying about gun storage.
    Total cost: No where near that fancy Amazon price.

    • Sounds effective.

      As some of us don’t have farms / private ranges, however, this seems like a not-cheap but reasonably rugged alternative.

      I have one of the magnet-strip-and-foam barrel pad things you can stick on the side of the pickup (or car, I guess) that works quite well also. After the first one “went away” I now even remember to take it off the truck before heading home….

  7. Still using gun cart I made years ago for Cowboy shooting. 4 rifles (or shotguns) with a box for ammo, and it has wheels. The only close outdoor range for me requires a hike down a path, so the cart is makes it easy to carry everything in one trip from the truck.

  8. At first I thought it was another unnecessary item. Then I remembered that every time I need to dig guns out of the back of my overstuffed Safe: I end up leaning long guns against a desk, bed frame, wall corners, door hinges and so on. Yes, I’ve had sliders hit the tile floor, Ouch! Even our best efforts can get toppled by kids and pets.

    Dings devalue guns and hard hits can kill a scope, thermal or NV! A folding Rack is much cheaper.

  9. Neat idea, and more practical than the Winchester Wood “Lazy Susan” stand. Be nice to see them develop a 3 gun version. It’d bankrupt me to take all my rifles and shotguns to the nearest public range. They slap an additional “per gun” charge on to your admission, if you bring more than one gun. $10 per gun, usurous bastards.

  10. Here in the People’s Republic of New Jersey (PRNJ), I can use this rack to display my lightsabers!
    Because just about the only “weapons” that the PRNJ has not yet banned are lightsabers… πŸ™

    (Just in case any officials of the PRNJ are reading this and say, “Hey, he’s right, we forgot to ban lightsabers in New Jersey!” — FYI, lightsabers are not really weapons, not yet, or not in this galaxy, anyway! Today’s lightsabers are no more dangerous than flashlights. But that didn’t stop fire marshals at a sci-fi convention from interrogating fans carrying lightsabers, because the dumb fire marshals thought they were real red-hot plasma like the lightsabers in Star Wars movies!)


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