Cycle Country Gun Rack
WHY? This Rhino is used for working on my small ranch in Central Texas, and one of the tools of the trade is a ranch rifle to take care of varmints like coyotes and feral hogs. Though I'd really like to have the rifle close at hand I didn't want to sacrifice room in the cab so I opted for a rack that mounts behind the headrests. I like the looks of the unit by Cycle Country so I went shopping online. I found a good price at Phat Performance Parts and placed the order. Just about $100, with free shipping.
SERVICE. Pretty good. I received a confirmation email immediately after ordering. The rack was apparently in stock, as I received a shipping confirmation with a tracking number a couple of days later. The package arrived at my door within a week of placing the order--not bad service considering it had to travel half-way across the country. It arrived in the original factory packaging, with all hardware and instructions included. This is a high-quality piece--heavy-gauge metal with an attractive finish. This rack is built to fit several different UTV's and came with a number of pieces of hardware that weren't necessary for this application. Luckily the instructions were clear and model-specific.
INSTALLATION. Easily done by the average home mechanic. The rack came with hardware for mounting on several different UTV models; it included a pair of 1.75" U-bolts to connect it to the headrest support bars. Installation took only about 10 minutes. The kit included a neat little cargo light and toggle switch that I elected not to install; I may use it at a later time for the passenger area.
RESULTS. Works like a charm. The rack can secure two rifles in the finned rubber grips and holds them securely in place even during rough riding. Here's a shot of the new rack with the trusty ranch rifle clamped firmly in place:
WORTH THE MONEY? Absolutely. There are cheaper racks available, but I'm impressed by the design and quality of construction of this unit.