The Search For A Gun Cart. Yes, A Gun Cart!

The growth of my involvement in this hobby has increased my space requirements in order to be able to research and photograph items in my collection. Unfortunately, my actual firearm space is relegated to a corner of the basement utility room in my house. In this corner, my gun safe takes up most of the space and holds my collection. Here is a view of the inside of my safe…Colt barrels pop-up like spring flowers.

Although some of the firearms (barrels) aren’t visible, all of the space is occupied.

The safe is packed and if I want a rifle/carbine for research and it is in the back of the safe, I have to do this careful balancing act of leaning firearms against doors, walls, cabinets, etc. to get to the back part of the safe. It tends to be a real pain in the butt and has a negative impact on my motivation to dig into things sometimes. Here enters the idea for a ‘gun cart’.

The racks seen in this image are similar to the racks that I saw in use at Colt in 2019. I have been told that some of these racks are actually still in use.

The idea of getting a gun cart popped into my mind because I saw them in use at the Colt factory in 2019 and in my current job with CZ-USA. A decent gun cart would make it simple for me to empty some (or all) of my safe as needed. Additionally, a rack would enable them to sit securely without risk of falling over or otherwise getting damaged.

A quick Google search led me to the ‘Weapon Wrx’ rack shown in the image below.

I contacted the company and asked for a quote for the two-sided cart shown in the flyer above in the bottom right corner. I thought it looked like a great cart which would be very useful for my firearm space. After being bounced around to three different people in at least two different companies and about a 10 to 12 day wait, I finally received a quote for the cart shown. I about choked when I read that the price for the cart was $2900. That is insanity. I understand that selling me, a private purchaser, one rack isn’t their target market. They want orders for multiple racks from law enforcement agencies and the military who can chalk up $2900 as “the cost of doing business” and the constituents that they represent pay the outrageous bill.

After sharing my dismay in a couple of personal social media spaces, a friend of mine recommended I take a look at Gallow Tech’s offering. So, I went to their website and checked it out.

https://www.gallowtech.com/free-standing-a-frame

An image of the “A-Frame” cart design from Gallow Techs website

My initial impression of the Gallow Tech product is encouraging. I’m hoping that it isn’t $3000 also. Here is some information from the website link that I provided above.

Often people say “Just build your own rack” but I don’t want to spend time doing “arts n’ crafts”. If I have spare time, I want to be researching, photographing, or working on items in my collection…or posting. So, currently, there is zero chance of me building something. I sent Gallow Tech an email today (Saturday). I am keeping my fingers crossed that the Gallow Tech rack is reasonably priced.

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