I have this mounted in my pantry and makes for quick
access to my home defense gun. I Love it.
I use this product if I am hunting, hiking, or run'n'gunning with multiple guns. I don't understand why people are complaining about the velcro when you can simply slip the gun out without opening the velcro. If you place the bolt (or anything else that could snag on gear) facing outward, it has a slick, smooth surface to slide across so that it doesn't catch on your rifle holder. If used when hunting, you can carry it on your back and move brush out of the way with your free hands; or if hunting on the hills with rocks, you can climb on rocks easier, since your hands are free and able to stabilize yourself better. The same can be said about hiking. When run'n'gunning with multiple weapons, if I have a shorter ranged weapon, like a shotgun or an AR-15, I use this product to carry a scoped weapon on the back in case I get into a more open area that needs magnification. The only downsides are I feel like it takes up too much real estate because I feel like half of it could retain my rifle just as easily. $45 would be a better deal (right now $55, as of 8/14). But the second thing is it moves around too much. It retains the rifle very well, and it has adjustable velcro for different barrel lengths; but I wish there was some way to keep it from moving so much. The only way I can think to retain it better is if you can attach MOLLE to MOLLE with some cords, but I like the buckle release that 5.11 came up with because I don't ALWAYS use this product on my plate carrier so it comes in handy to come off so easily for when I want to put a pouch on the back instead of the rifle carrier. I guess with that being said, you can place the rifle carrier over a pouch on the back, and that would essentially remedy the rifle carrier movement. You can't have your cake and eat it though. Bottom line is I would buy this product again if I lost mine because I find it that useful.
I added this to a rush 72 pack To carry a Remington 700. First off let me say that the product was made to 511's quality and standards. I was impressed with it out-of-the-box. As always there loadbearing gear is made like a tank. Upon putting this on my rush pack I was a tad unhappy with the amount of real estate that it takes up. The part that goes around the rifle action and scope is extremely large. Once I had it completely installed and it fitted for my rifle I took it out on a hike. It held the rifle securely in place my complaint was the movement of the rifle. It seemed to bounce and rock Forwards and backwards. It also Velcro's closed instead of using buckles. That can be loud when you're in the woods and you come upon game. Also the price, I feel it's overpriced. I think $29.99 Would be more reasonable for what you get.
I have used this now for a few months taking it on many hikes and hunts. I will continue to use it unless something better comes along. I feel like the product idea is a good one but it just needed a little bit more work.
Typical good 5.11 Tactical equipment with the awesome TIER System. If you are hiking any kind of distance with a TIER capable pack and don't want to deal with the rifle on the sling this is the way to go. My rifle has a 16" barrel including the brake. When I shortened the the strap all the way it was still to long for the barrel and had to have an additional piece of velcro sewn on to shorten it more.