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    Looking for thoughts on advantages/disadvantages to mounting patrol rifle (AR15) in cab or trunk of Crown Vic.

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    I keep mine in the trunk, but I have to keep it in the case as the M4 guards are to thick to work in the trunk latch lid system. I would ideally like to carry it in the cab as its in a more immediate area of access, but dept policy prohibits this.
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    • #3
      Mount it above you, thats how the local cars are like. Badguy cant see it.
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      • #4
        We have to buy our own rifles, and the crappy set up they have for our cruisers scratches the crap out of them, so I keep mine in a case in the trunk. However, on the interior ceiling would be my first choice.
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        • #5
          We have used roof racks for shotguns for some years. A couple of our troops have roof mounts for their AR-15's.

          A concern was raised by one of the other firearms instructors about a roof-racked rifle or shotgun ker-blamming the officer in a traffic accident. Some departments have disallowed roof racks because of this. I'm not happy with the roof rack, but I don't know what options we have.
          John from Maryland

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          • #6
            [QUOTE=John from Maryland;870147]

            A concern was raised by one of the other firearms instructors about a roof-racked rifle or shotgun ker-blamming the officer in a traffic accident. QUOTE]

            Are you keeping them loaded with one in the chamber? We keep ours "squad ready." Bolt closed, on safe, and mag inserted but no round in chamber.

            A few years ago an officer at another dept was shot and killed while getting his long gun out of the trunk of his car. We mount all of ours above our head. Except our tahoe, that one is vertical between the seats.

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            • #7
              Nightshifter, I should have been clearer in my post. The concern is not an unintentional discharge. We keep the chamber empty and safety on. We're worried about an officer being struck in the head by the rifle of shotgun during a car crash.
              John from Maryland

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              • #8
                Ok that makes sense. I think there are sooooo many projectiles in a squad it doesn't much matter. I am not a fan of the verticle mount for that reason but like I said who knows what is going to come loose and hit you.

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                • #9
                  I carry the M4 in a vertical rack between the front seats. The MP5, shotgun, and 40mm are in the trunk.
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                  • #10
                    We carry our Colt "Commando" ARs (11" bbl) in vertical racks between the two front seats, with a 14" bbl Remington 870 in the other rack. They're reasonably quick to get into action, considering the lack of interior room.
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