Quick Detach Mount?

A reader brought to our attention this very interesting idea. It is currently still in the prototype (and there is a working prototype) stage, and it looks like the innovator is trying to gauge interest (for a potential crowdsourcing campaign). There is a thread on Pirate 4×4 (of all places) discussing it (http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/outdoor-sports-recreation/1452801-my-quick-detach-rifle-mount-design.html).

Basically it is a quick detach system that works with the picatinny rail on your weapon. You affix the “male” coupler to the rail, and it mates with a “female” mounting system which can be attached to pretty much anything. There are a few demo videos of the prototype (you can click the youtube profile on the below to get to the others):

I really am intrigued by this idea, and I haven’t seen anything like it before. I’ve attached weapons with rare-earth magnets but that it about as crazy as I have attempted. This appears to be a pretty solid mount that also attaches and detaches with ease.  I’d really like to see how it holds up to mounting in a vehicle over rough terrain.

I personally would back a project like this. What are your thoughts, dear readers? Can you envision a use? Is there anything similar out there?

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he has embraced his inner “Warrior Hippie” and assaults 14er in his sandals and beard, or engages in rucking adventure challenges while consuming craft beer. To fund these adventures, he writes medical software and builds websites and mobile apps. His latest venture is as one of the founders of IronSights.com; a search engine for all things gun related. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.


  • thedonn007

    I can take more pictures or video, just ask and I will try to accommodate.

    • Doc Rader

      Personally, I’d love to see a quick video of it mounted in a vehicle going over some rough terrain. Even a good washboard road would be nice.

      • thedonn007

        Here are some videos of my “shake” test. The rattling noise you hear in the video is from the side plates on the silver mount.



        • Doc Rader

          Awesome. I’m in… Let me know when the campaign goes up 🙂

        • Fred Johnson

          Thank you for the follow up!

  • XLR Pete

    Great idea! can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • gunslinger

    product ahead of its time?

    i’m sure there is a use, i just can’t see it right now.

  • Fred Johnson

    If I had an old school regular cab pickup truck, I’d put that mount on the sheet metal of the cab behind the seat.

    That is if that mount can hold a gun solidly in a bouncing vehicle.

    • thedonn007

      It will hold. I have an idea for a video that wil demonstrate this. I will try to create and post it tonight.

      • Fred Johnson

        I looked at the link at Pirate 4×4. It looks good.

  • Geoff

    IF removing and replacing the optics will hold zero, then it would be nice. I could switch between long range scope or close range red dot. I hate having to rezero scopes.

  • Doc Rader

    Are you planning on doing a kickstarter or indiegogo, or are you going to go direct to manufacturing?

    • rakrom

      What about that new one for firearm specific things? Spinrate I believe its called.

      • rakrom


        • Doc Rader

          Yep. Good call. http://www.twistrate.com/en. Though I’m not sure they have a critical mass of people to get a project out the door…

          • TwistRate Jeff

            Hi. I’m the President of TwistRate (and an Army Vet) and this is exactly why we started the company- so guys turned away from other crowd funding sites have a place to go to get $$$. This mount is a great product with a lot of applications. Although we’re new in the shoot, we have a rapidly growing following. Everyone has to start somewhere…please send folks our way and I’ll take care of them.

          • Doc Rader

            Cool! Just out of curiosity what is the size of your current backer pool? (I know viability of projects are based on the details of the product). And you may want to repost your above as a reply to thedonn007 (so that he gets a direct notification)

          • TwistRate Jeff

            Our traffic is picking up all the time, right now we have well over a thousand consistantly coming to the site everyday. Because crowd funding is a new idea in our community we are working hard to get the word out and educate folks on the opportunities that exist.

    • BryanS

      Kickstarter would be a no go, as they prohibit all weapons.

      • Doc Rader

        Even though it itself is not a weapon? Does it have to do with any product related to a weapon?

        • BryanS

          I believe so, otherwise, we would see a ton of holsters up on there.

          • TwistRate Jeff

            Anything even closely related to firearms is a no-go on Kickstarter and Indiegogo

      • thedonn007

        It looks like you are correct.

        Prohibited Items

        -Weapons, replicas of weapons, and weapon accessories.


  • Geoffry K

    Oh. My bad. NOT a quick detach scope mount. Never Mind.

  • ChrisK

    While I understand the QD purpose of it, I’d like to have a hasp on it so I could lock it in for when I have to run into the gas station or bank or anyplace where they might not appreciate me toting it along… I’d hate to have someone run off with one of my babies!

    • thedonn007

      A locking set is very possible as well. I have some ideas for that, of course that would increase the cost.

      • ChrisK

        This is currently the best alternative, and while secure, it’s slow and a bit expensive. Just about to put one in my Wrangler when I saw this post. 🙂


      • Bzuefishx

        You might look at the loop and Velcro strap system used to secure a boat’s trolling motor to its mount when stowed – super simple and could easily acccomdate varying widths/thicknesses.

  • Jason

    Great idea – lots of other applications for something like this – flashlight mounts, shelving, bike racks in garages, rifle mounts in trucks, inside trunks – put gadget on fore end and one on side of butt stock for dual mounting points/stability, tool racks in garage, in the truck, inside tool boxes, mounting flatscreen tv on wall, mounting art on walls. Great idea and good luck getting this going. Let us know when/if you do a kickstarter or something like that. I have a feeling someone is going to see your concept and fully fund you and your idea.

  • mike

    Things like keymod and Mlok are open source… it might not hurt to try and get ahead of the game and design mounts that utilize those standards.

    I like it though. If the price is right I dont think youll have trouble selling it, and if you incorporate at least an optional lock I could see a LE or military market.

  • 277Volt

    Given that real estate in a fully loaded Jeep is at a premium Jeepers are always looking for good ways to keep a long arm handy for those long trails. We go out for three days at a time down towards Yuma and being that close to the southern border and at least 2.5 hours of trail from help we all carry AR’s and AK’s. I like this idea!!!

  • Jim

    Take this onto ABC’s “Shark Tank” teevee show. Just to watch the liberal panel members’ haids ‘splode in indignation! It’d be teevee gold!
    Sunk New Dawn
    Galveston, TX

  • Sid Collins

    You need to tighten that railing. Looks like your post is not set in concrete. That wiggle will cause someone to fall.

    • thedonn007

      Yes sir. It came with the house and I am planning on replacing it soon. By code it also should have a landing at the top of the steps.

  • RK

    This would be awesome to use for our ATVs when we go hunting and camping. A friend of mine works for the Sheriff’s department and they have ATVs for patrolling the sand dunes and backcountry- this would be really good for them. Great idea…

  • thedonn007

    Here is a video of my pull-up test.