Pelican Case Molle panel for Police Department
We purchased 3 Pelican case panels to mount in our patrol vehicles for patrol rifles. The panels were very easy to install to our patrol vehicles and are even easier to use with the quick release straps. The hardware to install the panel worked very well on a steel wall. The 6 supplied screws and spacers are great however for a long panel like the Pelican case panel 8 screws per panel would have made the panel a little less flimsy in the middle. I highly recommend these products, the customer service is outstanding and we will be purchasing again for future vehicles.
If you are looking for a lightweight alternative to the pick-pluck foam your pelican case comes with but without all the bulk of the foam, take a close look at these panels. These panels are rigid, lightweight and are easy to customize (as you may notice in the picture I included with the cut-outs for the base of the case- Pelican 1700). The panels lay flush with the interior, which means you will have to get creative with mounting. Paul offers great options on his site and he will gladly provide advice if you ask but it will ultimately come down to the intention of use (ie, mission specific, load outs, etc) I prefer to use heavy duty Velcro for the ability of modularity. Here's my breakdown: Good: lightweight, rigid, precision cut, customizable Opportunity: price, mounting I have two more Pelican case: 1510 and 1750 and I will be adopting these panels for these as well.
Patrol car modification
My law enforcement agency firearm tacticians understand vehicle CQB and the cover the vehicle can provide, so trunk carrying the rifle has been recommended, but no gear or policy has been in place for location yet. On top of that, keeping the rifle in an easily accessible spot, I often found my flashlight dead from all the other gear shifting around. I removed the stop sticks and mounted it to the trunk lid of my charger. I used your mounting hardware with the spacers, and they were the perfect size as long as I used the support mounts in the trunk, which give a stand-off from the actual lid. I mounted the stop sticks below, and rifle above with a slight overlap from the magazine. The Velcro straps are plenty strong enough to old it, but is not a good option for when you need to get your rifle in a hurry. I’ll be looking at other options, but figured I’d try the cheapest thing first and adjust from there. They only problem I have with the product is the rigidity. The weight of the rifle, combined with lack of anchor points, cause the product to bend. Easy solution is the support backer, not a big deal to me. Everyone in my office loves the product and once we have a working prototype, plan on pitching it to the firearms department for funding to Troopers who wish to have this system.
G.M.T. MOLLE Rigid Insert Panel - Great Product
I have been looking for a MOLLE rack and I am glad to have found Grey Man Tactical. It fits nicely on the rear door panel of my FJ Cruiser and provides a strong a secure space to amount my outdoor gear. I highly recommended the Grey Man Tactical Rigid Insert MOLLE Panel.