about 25 years, Ka-Comm, Inc. has been installing gun mounts. Over the years,
we have realized that “one size fits all” is not accurate. So, we have attached
mounts horizontally to consoles and cages; vertically to cages; behind and
between seats, rear doors, trunk lids, and any other way to install the gun
mount. It seemed like each time we started a gun mount installation, we would
have to modify the current mount so much that it was unrecognizable. The
application would need to be so completely different that we would end up just
replacing the mount.
our customer’s budgets shrinking as fast as the room inside the newer patrol
cars, we decided to design our own gun mount. The goal was a gun mount that
would allow the flexibility to move the mount from one installation to the next
with little additional cost. Also, we wanted a mount that would allow an agency
to change the make/model of guns.
of our employees got together in a “gun mount build-off.” One goal of the
competition was to design a gun mount that was not vehicle or gun specific. Another
goal was that the gun mount could be installed relatively quickly in the field
and would not have to be re-configured after each installation. The result of
this brainstorming and competition among our craftsmen was the compact and
flexible KAC-DGM-FLEX gun mount.
KAC-DGM-FLEX is a gun mount designed to be mounted behind the driver or
passenger seat. The top of the mount attaches to the headrest and the bottom
portion can be secured with lag screws or with a no-holes drilled base. The
no-holes drilled base option is bolted to the chassis by using the back two
bolts of the seat. Each mount can be set up to lock down one or two guns.
Additional equipment accessories, such as a flashlight holder or OC spray
holder, can be added to the mount.
flex mount configuration allows mobility of the entire seat. With this option,
officers are not restricted to one position of the seat or seat back and can
patrol in comfort during their shift. The Ka-Comm gun mount can be installed in
almost any vehicle with almost any type of weapon configuration and installed
in almost any location.
mounts can be ordered with standard locks that are weapon specific or the
universal handcuff lock. All of the locks are available with the override key
and the key can be handcuff key, barrel (vending machine) key, or straight key.
gun mount can be configured for either a single weapon or dual weapon at any
time. Departments can start with a
single weapon and add additional or different weapons with only minor changes
in the layout of the system. It can be installed directly behind the driver or
passenger seat, to a prisoner partition with or without the space saver option,
on a canine transport cage or overhead in virtually any horizontal or vertical
Scott and Craig Fischer are owners of
Ka-Comm, Inc. in Salina, Kan.