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Old 10-21-2018, 9:01 PM
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Default Anyone know a source for short gun socks? To fit AR-15 uppers?

As the title says. I think a gun sock made to about 36" long would be ideal for stuffing an AR-upper with standard 16-20" barrel. But I cannot find them in that size. Aside from really small handgun socks, the smallest I'm seeing are 42" L, with the most common being 52" L. Both those are way too long.

Just occurred to me I could buy one or more of the longer types and just shorten them. Sewing wise it'd be a very easy job. But I'd rather just buy the size I want, if they are available.
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Old 10-21-2018, 9:11 PM
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Use a rifle sock and fold it over?
Slip it over inside out, pull it down to the butt, and stitch a seam across the muzzle and cut off the excess?
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Brownell’s makes 36” socks but they’ve been on backorder for sometime.
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Maybe something like this?

http://borestores.com/order_online.p...s&prod_id=5135
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Old 10-22-2018, 7:17 AM
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Use a rifle sock and fold it over?
Slip it over inside out, pull it down to the butt, and stitch a seam across the muzzle and cut off the excess?
Thanks. Kinda what I was picturing. This makes the most sense I think. I could even use the cut-off to make a nice little handgun/scope sock.

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Brownell’s makes 36” socks but they’ve been on backorder for sometime.
Thought I'd seen something like this, but as you say, can't find a place that has them in stock.

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Perfect size maybe. But a bit too expensive, because I'd want to have several. Buying a set of six Allen socks for ~$30 and cutting a few down is starting to sound like the smart move.
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Thought I'd seen something like this, but as you say, can't find a place that has them in stock.

I’ve never had issues with backordered items from Brownell’s. But they’ve been with items I’ve had no critical or urgent need for, my mileage on filled back orders has varied from immediately filled within a week to nearly 3 months.
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If I was looking at paying $25 for one to get a 36" or close, I'd just grab some Cabela's socks that are 45" for $7.97 each and fold, roll, or just let it flop and not worry about it. Pretty sure most of my socks have some slack and I never really thought about it... too short is a problem. I think I probably have a Mosin and a M1A that actually FIT in their sock.

Cabelas has the 6 packs of 52" socks for $25... great deal $4 and change each...

Also have fancier ones that are 40" for $12

https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/prod..._pg_ref=cms196

If I get a PSA upper that's not on a lower... they come in those cardboard boxes lined with foam fingers I keep them in the box stacked in a closet.

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Are your looking for a gun sock that will hold a complete AR or just the upper.

I have the first below it holds a complete gun. The second link is just for the upper but it is out of stock.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...rifle-gun-sock

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/23...otgun-gun-sock
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If I was looking at paying $25 for one to get a 36" or close, I'd just grab some Cabela's socks that are 45" for $7.97 each and fold, roll, or just let it flop and not worry about it. Pretty sure most of my socks have some slack and I never really thought about it... too short is a problem. I think I probably have a Mosin and a M1A that actually FIT in their sock.

Cabelas has the 6 packs of 52" socks for $25... great deal $4 and change each...

Also have fancier ones that are 40" for $12

https://www.cabelas.com/catalog/prod..._pg_ref=cms196

If I get a PSA upper that's not on a lower... they come in those cardboard boxes lined with foam fingers I keep them in the box stacked in a closet.
Definitely not looking at paying anywhere near that mount of money for one sock. And these would be used in a safe. A few extra inches wouldn't matter. But 10" or more inches flopping around would get hung up on other things too often, depending on what I grab out of there.

Plus, my girlfriend has a sewing machine and she knows how to use it. LOL So that makes the trim-down idea a more attractive solution. Plus, as I said, I could also get some handgun socks made in the bargain. Maybe even some "lower" socks, depending on if they'll stretch over a PG.

Currently the only rifles I have in socks in my safe are a couple of Marlin leverguns. Must the shortish models because the socks actually fit fairly well.

I actually think that ARs don't really need the babying that nicer finished wood and blued firearms ought to have. But what the heck. No sense having them grind against each other when moving them around.


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Are your looking for a gun sock that will hold a complete AR or just the upper.

I have the first below it holds a complete gun. The second link is just for the upper but it is out of stock.

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/93...rifle-gun-sock

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/23...otgun-gun-sock
Definitely not a full-rifle sock for this application. Those are pretty easy to find.

I did see that same takedown shotgun sock set a few days ago. Looked interesting. Even put on in my "basket". Saw that it was out of stock but should be in stock soon. It could work well as and upper and lower sock set also.
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If you have access to a sewing machine, it’s a no brainer. Buy a gun sock that fits the width of your rifle, and of course at least the length, cut the sewn end to the correct length, resew, and you’re done.

I had to do this for several revolvers that I own, where the pistol length gun socks were just too short. I bought rifle length socks and cut them to the correct length and had my wife resew the end using a serger (which is better than a regular sewing machine for this purpose).
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If you have access to a sewing machine, it’s a no brainer. Buy a gun sock that fits the width of your rifle, and of course at least the length, cut the sewn end to the correct length, resew, and you’re done.

I had to do this for several revolvers that I own, where the pistol length gun socks were just too short. I bought rifle length socks and cut them to the correct length and had my wife resew the end using a serger (which is better than a regular sewing machine for this purpose).
Yep. Maybe you missed it but this is exactly what I was saying. My girlfriend sews. A little home machine is fine for this kind of job.

BTW, I used to work in a commercial sewing shop. Never heard of a serger. Care to explain?

EDIT: Had to look it up. The name started to sound familiar. We sure did have those. Generally we just called them overlock machines. But I guess serger more standard. And yep, I'll bet that kind of machine would work perfect on this kind of thick stretchy material. Sew it inside out with an overlock stitch and you're done.

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