The Ford Bronco, which is a very popular sports utility vehicle, is known for its outstanding features and specs including a rugged design and fantastic off-road capability. After doing some research, we came across a couple of Ford Bronco owners who were looking for the best way to store their guns safely in their Ford Bronco during a road trip.
On the Bronco forum, there were tons of responses as to where one can mount a handgun safe specifically in the new Bronco, as at 2021. So, if you are one of the Ford Bronco owners looking for the best way to mount a gun in your Bronco, keep reading this article.
Where to Mount A Gun in Your Ford Bronco According to the Bronco Forum
On the Bronco forum, a Bronco owner was looking for the best way to mount his handgun safe in his new Bronco before he ordered. He was ordering a four-door BD and needed to know the best way to store his gun safely. According to him, he used to store his handgun safely in his previous vehicles by inserting a Simplex lock gun safe beneath the driver’s seat. He then secures the safe with a cable by looping it around the mounts for the seat.
This was an easy way for him to store his handgun in his previous vehicles but it was not very ideal so he was looking for something more secure. The Bronco owner in question stated that he would prefer to mount something in his Bronco like a handgun safe (Fort Knox) but he needed to know if anyone had done it before or done something similar and how they achieved it. He was advised by two other Bronco owners on the forum to get the rear cargo area safe, the center console safe or both.
The Bronco owner turned down the option of getting the rear cargo safe because it takes up too much space and that will not be ideal for him since he planned to do a lot of car camping. So, if you are interested in doing a lot of car camping too, you might not want to go for the rear cargo area safe. For the center console vault, there were only two stated on the forum and some other sites according to the Bronco owner in question.
Both options did not really work out for him because one was quite small while the other was from the Bronco sport and even though it was an ideal option, he was not sure it was available for the real Bronco which he owned. There was a totally different advice from another Bronco owner on the forum who suggested that the best way to mount a gun in a Bronco is to get a custom built unit which will be made from welded plate in a metal fab shop. According to this Bronco owner, since car manufacturers have a lot of cost cutting with body panels, it is highly unlikely to find a secure firearm compartment to store your gun in your vehicle.
He said that travelling with firearms that are not secure in your vehicle can be nerve-wracking so it is highly advisable to settle for the best solution. Another comment on the forum stated that the center console safe is the best choice for those with short guns. Those with a long gun could consider making a compartment or something similar for the space under the rear seats. It may be possible to fit an AR-15 pistol in the space under the cargo area even though it seems really small. Although, adding the cargo area safe will only make the space smaller.
One Bronco owner mentioned that he purchased the rear lockable cargo area for his Bronco to store his guns. It is a cargo area enclosure with a deluxe raised lid for the 2021 to 2023 four-door Bronco. This products creates a safe space for storing items when the rear vehicle door is closed and all stored sensitive items are stored securely and out of view. He stated that it is advisableto have a good insurance policy (inland marine) which should cover all your guns if you are traveling with them.
Many of his machine guns easily reduced the value of the vehicle they were loaded into when put together. Although, this does not work for everyone as a Bronco owner stated that it did not work for him just like his trunk vaults did not work too. According to him, he would need or might want to pull the rear seats down to get more storage space.
Lastly, a Bronco owner mentioned a cargo safe (flush floor mounted) as another option for mounting guns in a Bronco. But, it does not allow for easy access if one has hunting or camping gear in the cargo area. The Bronco owner mentioned that he may settle for his V-Line safe with Simplex lock which he keeps under the driver’s seat in his current Bronco. The only problem he will have is getting it under the seat easily with the rear seat AC vents situated on the floor serving as an obstruction.
After going through the Bronco forum, we identified and highlighted different options that every Bronco owner can go for when wanting to mount a gun in their Bronco. This includes the cargo rear safe and console safe – you can either mount the gun in the cargo area or center console. It majorly depends on what suits you as a driver and the size of the gun you are mounting.