The problem with a captain's bed is that you have drawers in the base frame. You don't have much real estate on the side of the bed frame to mount a rack permanently to the frame without interfering with drawers. You also can't do under the bed with a captain's or platform bed frame.Wooden bed can just hang gun racks on side.
Under the bed would require you to get to it which would require you to get to the floor of your bedroom to get it. If you have a captain's or water bed, you don't have an under the bed.
With the Back-Up or smiliar bedrack, you could get to the shotgun without getting out of bed. Those few seconds to get to the floor of the bed, get the long gun and point it at the subject may make a difference. Yes, I do see the possible need for it. However until they make a model that'll work with my type of bed frame it is of no use to me.
why couldnt you (Capt bed owners) just open slightly a drawer and rest the shotgun on top of the open drawer? Then in the morning when you get up, put the shotgun away, either in the safe/closet or corner..just a thought
- The firearm would be sitting sideways
- Not a permanent solution
- Risk of personal injury from stepping on the firearm or a drawer when getting up at the middle of the night for a nature call. With a bed rack, the firearm would be higher up and minimize that risk.
- Damage to the bedframe; metal object in repeated contact with a wooden object.
I am referring to stepping, tripping over or stubbing your toe on the long gun getting in and out of bed; not an injury from an negligent discharge. While there is a probability of that happening with a chambered round, it's negligible in comparison to stumbling over the firearm and having to possibly spend the rest of the night in an ER getting your foot x-rayed.Only if you keep a round chambered. I don't keep a round chambered on my shotgun, partly, because with a pump shotgun, the clack clack sound of chambering a round is just as effective at deterring a threat as firing a shot is. I actually think this would be an excellent idea.
I did, they basically told me in a polite manner to go pound sand. They have no intention of producing a water or captain bed friendly model.And yes, it probably could NEVER work for a waterbed. You should email the company and ask them to come up with a model for that.