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There I was, walking through the Palmetto State Armory Gathering event a couple of weeks ago, checking out the exhibitors, when I ran across this:

Stockade Mount
Dan Z. for TTAG

Stockade Mounting Systems is a new Ohio-based company that makes this unique long gun mounting system that can be attached to, well, just about anything; on a wall, under a shelf, on the back of a door…virtually anywhere you can sink a couple of screws.

Stockade Mount
The Stockade S wall mount allows you to mount your rifle or shotgun so that it hangs perpendicular to the wall. (Dan Z. for TTAG)

The Stockade Mount is basically an L-shaped piece of steel that can be screwed into almost any surface, allowing you then then secure just about any firearm with a stock for easy storage.

Stockade mounting system
Dan Z. for TTAG

The Stockade Mount uses a combination of slots and three adjustable spindles (Stockade calls them bumpers) that can be positioned anywhere to conform to the dimensions of your stock. That lets you easily configure the mount to accommodate whatever rifle or shotgun you want the mount to hold.

The three spindles are held in place with wing nuts on the rear of the mount. Then, when you want the rifle or shotgun simply lift the gun slightly to free it for quick, easy access.

As you can see, it’s adaptable to any kind of stock or brace design . . .

Stockade Mount
Dan Z. for TTAG
Stockade Mount
Dan Z. for TTAG
Stockade Mount
The standard left hand stock mount (Dan Z. for TTAG)

I thought the design was so good that I bought one and dragged it home from South Carolina. OK, dragged is probably an exaggeration. The standard steel mount weighs only two pounds and measures 7″x10″. The L-bracket portion of the mount is 2″ deep.

Where can you put one of these? Just about anywhere.

Stockade Mounts
You can mount a standard Stockade mount on a wall by first attaching a short length of 2×4, then hanging the mount. This keeps the rifle flush to the wall.  (Courtesy Stockade Mounts)
Stockade Mounts
Courtesy Stockade Mounts
Stockade Mounts
Courtesy Stockade Mounts

I mounted mine on the back of a door. The whole process from opening the box to the finished, hung mount took about 15 minutes.

The mount holds the shotgun securely as you open and close the door, though I wouldn’t recommend slamming it as the gun will bang against the door, probably marring its finish.

The American-made Stockade Mount comes with all the necessary hardware and is reasonably priced at $39.99 for either the left- or right-handed version. There’s also a wall-mount version for $59.99. There’s also a wall mount adapter ($24.99) if you want to turn your standard mount into a wall mount unit.

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17 COMMENTS

  1. The only purpose I could see for this is the cable lock ability to prevent unauthorized use.
    One thing nice though is that it positions the firegunm upside down, any excess oil drains away from the buttstock and into the action.
    My Grandpa used to just hang his shotgunm from the wall with a couple nails as have I.
    I call this a gimmick. YMMV

    • Idiot. You might note that the cable shown in the photos is crimped ON TO THE TRIGGER GUARD (IE: no one at the show could purloin the firearm (steal the gun)). It’s not a security device.

  2. Agree, Gimmicky.

    Not a very good way to secure it. Adding a loop behind the castle nut or on the mount system anywhere and hanging on a hook would work about the same.

    There are some very good AR mounts out there, this isn’t one of them. I would definitely put this in the DOES suck pile.

  3. If you’re looking for a hangar system it’s definitely more reasonable in terms of price than Tactical Walls or similar.

    It doesn’t appear to be as versatile in terms of ammo, accessories and spare mags but at around 1/10th the price it’s worth considering if you’re in this kinda market.

    • It is a pretty nifty little device. But for 40 bucks… I’m already thinking about how easy it’d be to do something similar with a piece of scrap wood and some wooden pegs — and make it look good on the wall, too. Heck, I might just go ahead and do it. I’ve been thinking about hanging a rifle or shotgunm just inside the front door anyway.

      The only thing this has that I couldn’t do with a couple of reasonably entertaining hours in the shop is the infinite adjustment. Although with more planning and craftsmanship, I could make something very much like it out of baltic birch (not that I’m likely to; it’d take a lot more than $40 of my time). Unless maybe there’s a market on Etsy or someplace like that for a handmade rack like this. Now there’s an interesting thought…

      • Depends on if you get lucky.

        My wife used to sell such things on Etsy but for hanging compound and long bows. She made alright money at it but if money’s your goal you’re better off daytrading cryptos.

        • Money would be super handy, but it’s not the only goal. I started an Etsy shop a couple years ago that sells reasonably well in its category, but money isn’t *the* goal for that, and wouldn’t be for something like this, either. If I did start making something like this, it’d be because I got some enjoyment out of it.

  4. Definitely a less pricey alternative to some other mounting systems on the market. Which is something some others do suck at, when it comes to affordability.

  5. Looks too tacticool for a wooden stock. I also imagine that some absent minded folks who hang these from walls and doors will end up with missing toes.

    • What’s the first rule of guns?

      So it doesn’t matter how or where it’s stored when you know and practice the first rule.

      • I agree that the first rule works great for consenting adults.

        But when I was a kid, I broke into my Dad’s gun closet. It was easy because he kept the key on top of it, and all I needed was a chair. I opened the action on a 30-06, and looked down the barrel to see if I could see light. Then I chambered a round, and looked down the barrel again to see if I could see any light leaking around the cartridge.

        My kids never had such an opportunity, because my guns are stored in a quick open safe near my bed that I have drilled with multiple times so that I can open it under stress. Law abiding folk should be able to have all the guns they want, of any type they want, but they should voluntarily keep them safely stored away from children. The little yippers are capable of much more mischief that you can even conceive of.

  6. This is genius. Love the simplicity and the ability to keep the magazine in the gun while storing. I’ll definitely be buying a few.

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