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Ricochet Locking Marker Mount
By Bill Mills, Technical Editor,

OK, so youíve got that custom mill work and high end anodizing on your paintgun, and it would be criminal to just leave it hidden away in a gear bag when you arenít playing.  So what do you do with it the rest of the time?  There are some nice paintgun stands on the market, but setting it up on the living room coffee table doesnít always fly with other family members, especially if there are children in the house.

Looking for a way to nicely display and safely store his paintguns, Ennis Rushton, developer of the Ricochet loader came up with the locking marker mount.

The Locking mount consists of two parts, a mount block and a plate, as well as a Master Lock cable padlock.  The plate has a pair of inline holes, and offset Spyder compatible holes to allow it to be mounted on the bottom of a paintgun grip.  It is designed to sandwich between the grip and bottom line, allowing it to stay on the paintgun.  

A small rail protrudes from the side of the grip when the plate is on the Ďgun and slides into a channel in the mount.  It slips easily in and out, stopping against a roll pin which lines up the locking hole.  The lock hole allows for the cable padlock to secure the two pieces together.

Four wood screws hold the locking mount assembly to any strong surface.  Ricochet is making the locking mount available by itself, or in a number of cabinet and plaque combinations.

The wall cabinet features storage space for the paintgun, as well as a shelf above, and a closing shelf below for various accessories.  The top shelf is an effective storage space for goggles, gloves and knee pads, while the closing shelf is large enough to fit a Ricochet loader,  assorted tools and squeegie.

For walls with less space, the plaques offer an attractive option.  The maple stained wood is neatly trimmed to frame a paintgun elegantly, and the mount has enough stand-off from the plaque or cabinet to allow the paintgun to be stored with a tank attached.

The additional security of the lock is a definite plus in a home with small children.  It is fast to remove the paintgun and fast to lock it back up.  It should not, however be considered fool-proof, as it does not keep the secured paintgun from being fired if the air system is charged, and the drop forward and mount plate can be removed from the paintgun, releasing it from the mount. 

Ricochetís cabinets and plaques offer an attractive way to store and display a paintgun while keeping it out of the hands of little ones.  The locking mount system is distributed direct to dealers by Ricochet Development, LLC.


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