SHOT 2015—Great Day’s Self-Defense Gun Rack

By Dave Dolbee published on in Gun Gear

How many times have you heard, “the best gun in the world is the one you are carrying?” Today, many even advocate carrying while in your own home. With a home invasion in the United States happening once ever nine minutes, the odds of your number are low, but who wants to risk it?Great Day logo

Paul Meeks, those who have been around the hunting and sport shooting industry for a few years certainly know the name founded a new company a few years back called Great Day Inc. Outside of the hustle and bustle, Meeks is free to conceive a new product, innovative the design and bring it to market at a reasonable price.

Great Day Over-the-Door Rifle Rack

Great Day Over-the-Door Rifle Rack

One of his latest products to catch Cheaper Than Dirt!’s eye was the Self Defense Gun Rack. The purpose of Great Day Inc.’s Self Defense Gun Rack is simple—strategically position your firearms at your fingertips. The most likely entry point for a home invasion is your door, so Great Day devised a storage rack to keep guns handy and at the ready.

The lightweight aircraft grade aluminum rack mounts to any standard door that is at least 30 inches wide. If your better half does not want it on the front door, a bedroom door, safe room or man cave may be your solution. The SD3—as Great Day is calling it—attaches securely to the door with the included fasteners.

The SD3 hold up to three long guns so you can outfit the family or pick your poison based on the threat—AR-15, shotgun, bolt gun. The guns are held securely in place with cushioned holders. You can change the holders allowing your guns to face right or left based on your personal preference. There is also a lockable protector plate to keep the guns out of the wrong hands.

The SD3 is ideal for your home, hunting camp, office or man cave.

Tell us what you think about Great Day’s new gun rack in the comment section.

SLRule

Growing up in Pennsylvania’s game-rich Allegany region, Dave Dolbee was introduced to whitetail hunting at a young age. At age 19 he bought his first bow while serving in the U.S. Navy, and began bowhunting after returning from Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Dave was a sponsored Pro Staff Shooter for several top archery companies during the 1990s and an Olympic hopeful holding up to 16 archery records at one point. During Dave’s writing career, he has written for several smaller publications as well as many major content providers such as Guns & Ammo, Shooting Times, Outdoor Life, Petersen’s Hunting, Rifle Shooter, Petersen’s Bowhunting, Bowhunter, Game & Fish magazines, Handguns, F.O.P Fraternal Order of Police, Archery Business, SHOT Business, OutdoorRoadmap.com, TheGearExpert.com and others. Dave is currently a staff writer for Cheaper Than Dirt!

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Comments (10)

  • Buster Bunker

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    I like it if the price isn’t going to be outrageous!

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  • Scooter

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    I would certainly purchase one. I hate fumbling with a safe. With home invasions at an all time high….this is perfect. With no children in my house, mine would stay unlocked all the time to allow quick access to my shotgun. Great idea.

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  • Josh

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    Nice idea for extra gun storage. It not only secures your rifles secretly behind a door, but allows for quick access as well. Great for closets or behind bedroom doors.

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  • Chad

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    I could maybe see it for just storage on a bedroom closet door?? I would still prefer my safe, as far as easy access for a intruder bed side!!

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  • RPK

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    Looks to be a great idea if it is made of professional grade materials.
    I would just as soon use a safe and a mattress mount for a long rifle, carbine or lever action at the bedside. But, if you have a stong room with a steel door and a high security multipe deadbolt application, this might be a useful tool.

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  • Benny

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    The main problem I see with it is that anyone coming to your house will know where you keep your rifles. Would be a pain to remove it each time a repairman came or visitors for that matter.

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    • Justin

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      I think this is a great idea. This gun rack would appeal to people who have too many guns and not enough room in there safe, or to the person who only has a couple guns and do not want to purchase an expensive safe. It appears this gun rack goes behind the door, therefore no one would see this gun rack if it was in a closet, or on the back of a bedroom door. I would buy one.

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  • Mike in Flag

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    I like the concept. Interesting though, the photo in the article shows scoped hunting rifles and even a muzzle loader! Not self defense short range shotguns or carbines. Ranch app?

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    • Justin

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      I think this is a great idea. This gun rack would appeal to people who have too many guns and not enough room in there safe, or to the person who only has a couple guns and do not want to purchase an expensive safe. It appears this gun rack goes behind the door, therefore no one would see this gun rack if it was in a closet, or on the back of a bedroom door. I would buy one.

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  • Gerald L.

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    I’m not sure this item is a great idea. It definitely isn’t solid enough to reinforce the door it’s mounted on. It looks to be a little flimsy. I enjoy what amounts to a safe room using the door of a large safe to completely block the entrance to the bedroom and provide a clear field of fire down a hallway.

    Having said that, I also have access to dozens of handguns, rifles, and machine guns and a taser. An intruder had better have a good burial plan ’cause they’ll leave in a body bag before they can ever reach a family member.

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