Handy bedside companion

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  1. N5DVC

    N5DVC XDTalk Member

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    I was inspired to post this by the Ford glove box mod. Here is something thrown together for under $5 that does exactly what I want it to do - hold my XD45 with light attached readily accessible...
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    Is that marking up the front of the barrel/slide?

    You might want to throw a rubber washer or something on there, not only to protect the crown but also to stop the gun rotating if you nudge it by accident.

    When we are done with house buying/moving, I am going to fab a bracket to attach the XD Gear holster I got with my Tactical to the frame of the bed. A couple of screws, a little bit of filing and I should have a rock solid grab n' go XD mount like yours!
     
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    Nice idea!

    It looks like you have a rubber or vinyl sleeve over the bracket at the top to keep from scratching the slide and barrel crown? Or is that just tape?
     
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    xdmp22 XDTalk 5K Member

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    its that a tampon on the angle bracket?...lol just kidding, nice job, i took an old leather holster and screwed it to the wood side of my bed...works good too!
     
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    Can you post some details on what you've got going on there? I can't quite see how it's done. Have you got something actually going up the barrel to hold the gun in position? Thanks. :D
     
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    [​IMG] Nice idea! Thanks for the post!
     
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    I saw that first pic and thought maybe I'd clicked on a NWS thread. :lol:
     
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    Is what I see a toilet paper roller and an angle support bracket?
     
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    The BOM for this high-tech weapon retension system consists of:
    1 - 1 1/2" corner brace (w/supplied screws)
    1 - 3/8" dowell pin
    1 - length of tape

    It's hard to tell, but I wrapped the tape around the top of the brace to prevent scratching the end of the receiver/barrel. Of course I pre-drilled the dowell for the screw to prevent splitting. I wasn't sure if the dowell would be strong enough, but it seems to be holding up fine.

    I like the rubber washer idea, though - I'm going to make that enhancement.
     
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    Yes, the barrel goes over the dowell pin and rests on the top of the bracket. This simple 'compromise' over a holter mount was to accomodate the light.
     
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    nice idea will copy this thanks:D
     
  12. XMM

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    Very interesting! Thanks for the "recipe!" :p
     
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    Nice idea u got there... Might have to consider that 8)
     
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    Does rope slip off easily? :lol:
     

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