BoomDock–Rapid Access for Long Guns–SHOT Show 2016

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BoomDock. The concept is simple. Many responsible gun owners are very concerned about storing firearms safely. We’re also concerned with storing them in a manner that allows us to get to them quickly. Small lockable boxes provide great access to handguns. But rifles and shotguns have historically been harder to manage. Many of us have taken to basic obfuscation–hiding the guns from kids and outsiders, but that has risks. Obviously. Kids aren’t stupid. At least some of them aren’t.

Fast access, safe storage.

Fast access, safe storage.

There's one model of BoomDock available now, but the second generation is already in the works.

There’s one model of BoomDock available now, but the second generation is already in the works.

What to do? BoomDock has the solution. You can mount one of these on a wall, and securely lock up a long gun. The guts are easily configured to cradle unique firearm designs. The lock can be opened with an RFID card, or with a key-code. The device even has a motion sensor activated light.

Inside of the second generation, there's a track system with sliding panels that will hold guns securely.

Inside of the second generation, there’s a track system with sliding panels that will hold guns securely.

An adjustable post rides behind the trigger and won't allow it to move.

An adjustable post rides behind the trigger and won’t allow it to move.

When we found BoomDock on the floor of SHOT Show, I did have a few questions. The gun is meant to be kept in the BoomDock, ready to roll. So what prevents the post that the rifle or shotgun will be resting on from depressing the trigger? There’s a post that goes behind the trigger, too, that blocks it. Guns have to come off of the BoomDock before the trigger can be activated. I’d also suggest using a safety, as a back-up. Even though the system has some fool-proof design features, I can still see some fools putting guns in carelessly, or fumbling with them under extreme stress when removing them and catching something on the trigger. Take your time, and train with the BoomDock.

BoomDock 1's trigger posts in place on an AR.

BoomDock 1’s trigger posts in place on an AR.

BoomDock 2 will allow the trigger block to angle for odd designs like the KSG.

BoomDock 2 will allow the trigger block to angle for odd designs like the KSG.

That said, this is a great design. I’ve been looking for something exactly like this for a long time. I grew up in a family that often (still) keeps a loaded long-gun behind the back door. It is typically a single shot .410, but still. The kids in the family knew better than to mess with it, but we still did. The BoomDock allows the same sort of access, but without the potential risk. It sells for $289.

The boxes are built of 14 gauge steel and have plates (not shown) that cover the open gape on the top and bottom.

The boxes are built of 14 gauge steel and have plates (not shown) that cover the open gap on the top and bottom.

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  • drh February 4, 2016, 8:04 pm

    Similar to a Shotlock system. Not sure which is best. Any feedback comparing the two?

    • Mark February 5, 2016, 11:36 am

      Shot Lock secures firearms well and is a good product. The main difference here is that the BoomDock is configurable. You can change from a shotgun to an AR and use the same box. Or you can add accessories such as optics or a receiver mounted side saddle and the BoomDock will still take your weapon.

      • Alec A Riedel January 27, 2017, 7:09 pm

        Boomdock is moving to make the dock hold a hand gun by closing off the open ends of the dock with plates. So the configurability of the boomdock is being expanded.

  • Irondoor February 4, 2016, 10:02 am

    When I was a youngster my dad trained me with a single-shot 410, but I was not to touch it unless he was with me. One day I was home alone and was showing off with the neighbor girl and demonstrating how I would shoot birds in my parent’s bedroom. For some unknown reason, I loaded the gun, backed the hammer and pulled the trigger on the imaginary quail. There was a neat hole in the wall and window frame. As an enterprising boy, I was able to find matching wallpaper, putty and paint. It wasn’t until my mother took down the curtains in the spring that I heard her tell my father there were termites in the wall. He pulled out his pocketknife and probed the hole and I heard the soukd of the shot hitting the hardwood floor. The next sound I heard was “Boy, get in here”.

  • Mr James February 3, 2016, 11:43 pm

    This could be a fine addition to the safety systems used thru out the Globe. I can’t be one of the first buyers but this seem a well thought out product. May even work well when traveling in a bus or camper or house trailer. Boomdock you have my attention.

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