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 teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. 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.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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