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The MAG-FAST® Story:

The MAG-FAST® is one of many examples that lend credence to the age-old adage that “Necessity is the mother of invention.” When a family member asked me to find her a way to lock a single carbine in her closet, I said “No problem, I’m certain that a mount exists.” Even after all the requirements were known (i.e. access should be fast, the space used should be small, and the price should be reasonable), I still thought, “No problem.” Well, after searching high and low, I couldn’t find anything that met the criteria. That amazed me because I was certain that she couldn’t be the only person looking for a solution to this problem. That got me thinking … and the concepts that led to the MAG-FAST® locking rifle mount began to flow.

I have been passionate about high quality manufacturing in the U.S. since I first worked on an assembly line when I was in high school. My passion for manufacturing excellence fueled me in my career as I progressed from process engineer, to product development engineer, and eventually into senior engineering and operations management roles. While the MAG-FAST® is pretty clearly an answer to the challenge of how to keep a carbine both secure and immediately accessible, it is my goal that it also becomes the answer to the question of how I can do something for my community. Manufacturing, especially when done well, is a precious resource, it’s good for our economy and good for everyone involved in it. I want to do my part to buck the trend of sending it all off-shore. Currently, the design work, the machining of the critical parts, the product assembly and the testing are all done here, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is my hope that as we grow, we will be able to bring the non-critical machining, and even more jobs, here as well.

I realize that the MAG-FAST® isn’t cheap, but when you open the box, you will find a substantial piece of hardware and I’m confident that you will appreciate the effort and care that went into the design and production of a system that looks good, works well, and will give you peace of mind, knowing that although your rifle is securely locked, it is mere seconds from being ready if the need were ever to arise.

Stay safe ... and remember, MAG-FAST® can help!

Bill

Pre-Order Status

Pre-orders for the keypad version of the MAG-FAST locking mount are no longer being accepted.

My initial testing revealed some manufacturing challenges that I was able to resolve with a little time on the CNC mill. Basically, my original design made it very difficult to route all the wires that need to go to/from the switches, LED, buzzer, keypad, etc. After reworking the parts, I was finishing up my final testing so that I could start assembling the pre-orders and I discovered a security flaw related to reversing the polarity of the battery pack. After some design work, I have a solution that doesn't compromise performance at all, but it does take me quite a while to assemble each power line. I have finished all the rest of the testing, and I am finally at the point where I can start to assemble final units. I will contact those with a pending pre-order when your unit is ready to ship. Thanks to all who have pre-ordered for your patience!

I will be at the next Dixie Gun Show in Raleigh on August 6-7 and will contact you ahead of time if your order can be picked up at the show.

I do have the keyed versions in stock and ready to ship!
Updated on 7/16/2016