Is This the Ultimate Survival Tool?
April 11th, 2021
5 minute read
Grey Man Tactical produces advanced carry gear that keeps emergency equipment easily accessible, ensures that you are armed when out and about, or just helps you organize your gun safe. Their kit is well-reasoned and milspec tough. In this review, I examine the Grey Man Tactical take on the classic automotive gun rack. It certainly appears both simple and inspired.
Times Have Changed
Back when I was a kid growing up in the Mississippi Delta, most pickup trucks rocked a gun rack. These devices typically sported two pairs of hooks that would comfortably stow a brace of firearms over the rear window behind your head. In a proper crash, these guns would quite likely have taken your head off, but nobody really thought about stuff like that back then.
Whether at school, at church or at the grocery, you just locked up the truck and left the guns in plain view in the rack. I can’t exactly say why nobody ever broke into folks’ vehicles to steal stuff back then. It just never seemed to happen. Sadly, innocence once lost can never again be regained. Nowadays I wouldn’t leave a pack of gum visible in a locked vehicle in most major American cities for fear of somebody caving in the glass to get at it. Enter Grey Man Tactical.
The Rigid MOLLE Panel
Grey Man Tactical’s (GMT) extensive line of gear orbits around a single inspired concept. GMT’s Rigid MOLLE Panel (RMP) is a rugged polymer grid system that interfaces with any standard MOLLE equipment.
These units are formed from high-density polyethylene that is essentially indestructible. Perimeter holes of ¼” let you mount these things most anyplace. Uniform 1″ slots accept a carrying handle, MOLLE gear, or most anything else you can strap, tie, or snap onto them. These grids can be mounted on the wall, inside a gun safe, on the seat back in an automobile or in any other spot wherein you might need a little more organization in your life.
You can hook most anything imaginable to this thing. First aid kits, fire extinguishers, ammo pouches, jumper cables or baby toys — if you enjoy the mechanical proclivities God gave gravel, you will be able to better organize your world, particularly inside a vehicle, using the RMP from GMT. What we will discuss today is their Rubber Rifle Clamp.
The Better Gun Rack
The Rigid MOLLE Panel straps to the back of either the driver or passenger seat in your typical automobile. Though this same rig can fit in lots of other places, the car is the most logical application.
To accept the RMP, your seat needs a removeable headrest. Slip the headrest off and polymer rings fit over the mounting studs. A nylon strap with Fastex fasteners then wraps around the base of the seat to keep everything snug. While sitting in the seat you’ll never know it’s there.
The rubber rifle clamps consist of two fittings that bolt into the RMP before you mount it up. These clamps can be arranged either vertically or horizontally as the space in your vehicle allows. Once installed, the larger clamp wraps around the forearm, while the smaller of the two secures the wrist of the buttstock.
Springfield Armory makes some of the finest tactical weapons in the world. Their ever-growing line of modern sporting rifles, precision weapons and defensive handguns spans the spectrum of tactical tools. However, the latest, greatest high-speed smokepole doesn’t do you a lick of good if you’ve left it locked up in the gun safe back home when you suddenly find yourself deep in the suck.
I was an early adopter of the SAINT rifle. My SAINT features premium Bravo Company furniture, an Accu-Tite interface between upper and lower receivers for optimal accuracy, and nickel boron-coated fire controls for a sweet trigger experience. The end result is a compact and lightweight defensive tool that makes any unimposing 116-lb. soccer mom the physical equal of the most belligerent hulking thug. The rub is how to keep your SAINT handy when you’re out and about. That’s where Grey Man Tactical comes in.
A GMT Rigid MOLLE Panel equipped with a pair of rubber rifle clamps keeps your SAINT unobtrusive but accessible come what may. There’s plenty of space for spare mags and accessories should the spirit lead, and GMT also offers an elasticized cover that wraps around it all to secure against prying eyes. It took me maybe 15 minutes to get everything mounted up. From a standing start, I can retrieve my SAINT and have it ready to go in less time than it takes to describe.
If you have kids around or if a vehicle burglary is a genuine concern, then Grey Man Tactical offers a variety of locking options that will secure your weapon against anything short of bolt cutters or an angle grinder. Their basic rubber rifle clamps, however, will guard your gun’s finish and leave the weapon instantly accessible yet out of the way. The area immediately behind your car seat is typically wasted anyway. The RMP from GMT just puts that critical bit of space to work for you.
Grey Man Tactical gear is in use with the U.S. Department of Justice, the FBI, the U.S. Federal Marshals, NYPD, LAPD and the U.S. Border Patrol. GMT panels serve downrange inside up-armored Humvees and MRAP vehicles with all branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.
Even if you live in Mayberry and just need a secure way to transport your SAINT to the range, GMT will hook you up. Grey Man Tactical rubber rifle clamps mounted on their Rigid MOLLE Panel is the gun rack for the Information Age.
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