Those that know me, know that I collect Colt AR-15’s and do a lot of research and photography of them. 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.

AR barrels pop-up in my safe like 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 ass and impacts 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. 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.

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

Image 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.

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 asking about cost. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the Gallow Tech rack is reasonably priced.

5 Comments

  1. John M. says:

    For that kind of scratch, I wouldn’t think you’d have much trouble finding someone local to build you one.

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    1. Brent says:

      Someone probably would.

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  2. Rob says:

    That Gallow Technoligies cart looks a a lot like the peg board carts you can get form industrial supply outfits. Like this one form Uline:

    https://www.uline.com/BL_1984/Pegboard-Carts

    I looked around Uline and Grainger, and on Rubbermaid’s commercial web site, but did not see any gun specific carts. Probably the peg board cart would be the best bet, or maybe a flat “platform cart” and bolt on a couple of floor gun racks?

    There is a NSN for a rolling gun rack (1095-01-620-5551) but a quick Google search did not find any for sale.

    Rob

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    1. Brent says:

      Thanks for the idea about the peg board carts. That is definitely something to consider.

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  3. Brent says:

    So I got my quote back from Gallow Tech…$1900 for their cart. It is very disappointing that something like these carts is so crazy expensive. However, the reality is that they cater to the rich folks that have plenty of money to burn. Me….I have more Colt AR’s to buy.

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