Okay so I am thinking of mounting my Rem 870 into my 2014 JKU. I am thinking of picking up a surplus 870 shotgun mount much like I have had in my patrol vehicles off of ebay and mounting it to the roll bar of my jeep just above the back seat. along the roof. I have found a few surplus police 870 mounting brackets on ebay but I haven't purchased any yet. Basically I want a shotgun mount that locks the gun in the mount and is accessible with a hidden switch and or key in "cruiser ready" condition. Has anyone here done such an install ? Seeing as how most of the mounts usually have to be custom installed to each particular vehicle is there any thing that I need to know about mounting one up to a JK since it is not usually used as a patrol vehicle ?
I fabricated a rack, along the lines of what I think that you have in mind, located in the same location that you are talking about. Although mine holds two rifles rather than a shotgun, I think the general concept works the same.
The locks for each operate with either a key or a hidden switch. They are made by Santa Cruz Gunlocks which makes many different locks widely used in law enforcement and other such vehicles.
That is cool mounting ,
but could be improved were the option of swivel-down,floating gimbal turrets for the rear pssgrs to provide R&L coverage out the side and rear windows was possible . Just sayin....