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Multi-Purpose Weapon Holding System (MPWHS)

Multi-Purpose Weapon Holding System (MPWHS)
  • Q: What is the best way to secure my System if I will be using it in different locations?
  • A: It depends on the types of environments you will be using it in and the surfaces you will be mounting to. Key Slot screws and Locking Strips can be installed in several locations and left in place for quick removal and remounting when you return. In the field, the use of Locking Strips and Key Slots isn’t always an option. In such cases, the Adjustable Bungee Cord and Releasable Cable/Zip Ties are quick, efficient and easy methods of mounting. In short, different mounting methods may be better than others depending on location, environment and conditions.
  • Tip: Before mounting your system, take time to determine your options. If possible, mount the BPK so the rear and side walls assist in securing your weapon.
  • Q: Can I use my MPWHS for anything besides storing my weapon?
  • A: Yes. You can use the MPWH while zeroing your weapon in place of sand bags. The system can also secure your weapon during maintenance.
  • Q: Why do I need to use the Straps on my MPWHS?
  • A: The Strapping System is designed to provide additional security and will provide at least 80 pounds of additional holding strength to each component of the System (the MPWH & BPK). That’s a minimum of 160 pounds of additional holding strength
  • In vehicles, aircraft and ships, the straps reduce vibration, preventing damage to optics and helping to keep your weapon zeroed.
  • Q: Do I have to use both parts of the System to secure my weapon?
  • A: Yes. To properly secure a weapon both the barrel and the butt stock should be secured.
  • Q: Are there any safety concerns when using the MPWHS?
  • A: Before securing your weapon in the MPWHS, make sure both the MPWH and the BPK are securely mounted and will support your weapon. When using the System, follow all weapon safety rules and protocols.
  • Q: If I lose or break any part of the MPWH or BPK, can I get a replacement part?
  • A: Yes, all components of the MPWH and BPK are replaceable with one exception. The Magnets in the MPWH must be factory installed.
  • Q: Should I ever replace the Locking Strip.
  • A: Yes. Locking Strip will wear out. Locking Strip can remain strong for up to 1000 closure cycles depending on conditions and usage. That said, use your judgement. If the Locking Strip on your MPWH, BPK or any of the surfaces you’ve mounted strips to appears damaged or worn, replace it. Even if there’s no visible sign of wearing and the holding strength seems to be weakening, replace the locking strip. This is a quick and easy step to insure your system maintains its peak performance.
  • Q: How do I clean my Locking Strip?
  • A: The two easiest and most effective methods are blowing compressed air or running water. This should help to loosen and remove dirt and debris. Be careful when cleaning your Locking Strip not to damage the stems. In the event you are unable to remove materials that are causing problems, remove and replace the Locking Strip.
MPWH
  • Q: When I use the clip attachment on the MPWH will it scratch the barrel of my weapon?
  • A: No, the arms of the clip that secure the barrel have silicone covers that prevent metal to metal contact.
  • Q: Can I put a hot barrel in the MPWH?
  • A: Yes. Both the VO rated Sheaths and the Silicone Clip Covers can accommodate barrels with temperatures in excess of 480° F.
  • Q: What is the best way to mount the Clip onto the MPWH?
  • A: The Clip is attached to the MPWH using a combination of pressure fit and screws attachments which provide over 700 lbs. of attachment force. The pressure fit attachment should take under a minute to install. Tip: Wet the overmold on the top of the Center Ridge prior to installation.
  • Start the installation by placing one end of the clip on the overmolded surface of the Center Ridge. Push downward on the two metal arms facing the MPWH so that they are below the outer rails. Push the clip forward so that the arms slide under the rails. Tip: Push the Clip forward by applying pressure to the portion of the clip with the Silicone covers. Rewet the overmold if necessary. As you push the clip forward the front set of arms will engage in the slots in the rails. Push the Clip Arms downward one at a time to disengage them from the Rail Slots Tip: Pushing one side at a time during this process is easier. When the front arms of the Clip have been pushed past the first set of Rail Slots, push the rear arms downward so they are below the Rails. Continue to push the clip forward until all four arms are engaged in the Rail Slots. When the Clip Arms are engaged, the holes in the Clip should line up with the threaded Inserts in the Center Ridge. Using the Allen Wrench, install the Insert Screws found in the MPWH Accessory Kit. Do not over tighten the screws. Doing so may strip the threaded inserts making them unusable.
  • Q: If I choose to keep my Clip attachment mounted on my MPWH, can I purchase another MPWH to use with Sheaths without having to buy a complete system?
  • A: Yes. Replacement MPWH’s can be purchased. Be aware replacement MPWH parts are available with and without magnets. Choose the replacement part to best suit your needs. Replacement parts do not include Locking Strips or Straps.
  • Q: What is the difference between the standard strap and the Quick Release Tactical Strap?
  • A: The standard Strap is a one piece strap that attaches to the MPWH through both Strap Slots and provides the strongest holding force of the two types of straps. The Quick Release Tactical Strap is a two piece strap. Each piece of the strap attaches to a separate Strap Slot and the two pieces overlap to secure. The advantage to this design is one pull on the strap releases your weapon. Quick Release straps should be used in situations where rapid retrieval of your weapon is critical.
  • Q: Can I remove the magnets from my MPWH if I want to permanently mount it?
  • A: Yes, but be aware you will not be able to reinstall them. You may want to consider purchasing a replacement MPWH without magnets and keep the one with magnets for portable use. If you choose to remove the magnets, do so by gently tapping the magnets using a nail punch in the holes above the magnet on the top side of the lower platform until they are removed.
  • Q: Are the magnets in the MPWH strong enough to secure my weapon?
  • A: No. Do not depend on a magnetic connection to secure your weapon. The magnets will provide a holding force while staging your weapon, but can be easily disengaged by outside forces.
  • Q: When permanently installing the MPWH what should I consider?
  • A: There are a few considerations. One is what type of surface are you mounting to? Is the installation going to be subject to vibration as experienced in vehicles, aircraft and ships? These factors will influence the type of fasteners you’ll need to use. Make sure if you are mounting to a surface that will be subject to vibration, your choice of fastener will not loosen as a result of the vibration.
  • When securing the MPWH, the overmold on the underside of the Lower Platform will act as a gasket. Do not overtighten your fastener. Doing so may crack the lower platform and compromise the functionality of the MPWH.
  • Q: How do I clean a clip cover if necessary?
  • A: Mild soap and water should remove most substances from the cover. If you cannot clean the cover, we suggest you replace it.
  • Tip: Never use the Clip without installing Insert Screws
  • Tip: Do not overtighten the Insert Screws. Doing so may strip the threaded inserts, making them unusable.
  • Tip: When the clip is mounted on the MPWH, you may want to use a VS-10 strap.
  • Q: How do I remove or replace a sheath?
  • A: To remove: slide the Sheath off of the Rails in a direction away from the Locking Tab. To replace: line the Tracks in the Sheath up with the Rails on the MPWH and slide the Sheath onto the Rails from the end opposite the Locking Tabs. Make sure to slide the Sheath all the way onto the Rails until the Wedges on the Locking Tabs engage with the Sheath.
  • Tip: Always use the Strapping System when a weapon is engaged in the MPWH. The Strap will add at least 80 pounds of additional holding strength to you system.
BPK
  • Q: When I try to mount my weapon against the wall, sights and optics get in the way. How do I correct this?
  • A: Turn the Butt Plate Kit (BPK) 90° so the long side is parallel the surface you want to mount your weapon to. Now your sight and optics will also be parallel to the wall. This will work on any plane.
  • Q: Are longer straps available for larger butt stocks?
  • A: Yes, the BPK ships with the VS-10 strap which is 10” inches long. Longer straps are available in 1 inch increments up to 13” inches.
  • Q: Can I use Key Slot screws to permanently mount the BPK?
  • A: Yes, the Key Slot screws provided in the BPK Accessory Kit will work in the Key Slots on the BPK as well as any of the five additional mounting holes. If you are mounting into concrete, steel or other very hard surfaces, you will need other types of fasteners.
  • Q: How can I secure my weapon on different planes?
  • A: The key is how you mount the Butt Plate Kit (BPK). The BPK mounting options allow it to be mounted on any plane. It can virtually be mounted on the ceiling.
  • Tip: Before mounting your system, take time to determine your options. If possible, mount the BPK so the rear and side walls of the BPK assist in securing your weapon.
  • Tip: Always carry a full BPK Accessory Kit when in the field.
  • Q: Should I ever replace the Locking Strip on the BPK?
  • A: Yes. Repeated use will cause your Locking Strip to wear. If the Locking Strip on your BPK appears damaged or worn, replace it. Even if there’s no visible sign of wearing and the holding strength seems to be weakening, replace the locking strip. This is a quick and easy step to insure your system maintains its peak performance.


Accessory Kits

MPWH Accessory Kit
  • Tip: Always carry a full MPWH Accessory Kit when in the field.
  • Q: How can I replace my Accessory Kit?
  • A: There are two ways. Complete Kits can be purchased, or you can replenish any of the components to keep your kit complete.
  • Q: Can I reuse the Accessory Kit components?
  • A: Most components cannot be reused. The exceptions are the Key Slot/Mounting Screws and the Insert Screws. Do Not attempt to reuse Prep Wipes, Primer Sticks or Locking Strips.
  • Q: Can Locking Strip be substituted if I don’t have the right size?
  • A: The Locking Strip components of the MPWHS have been carefully designed to allow the proper holding strength. Part of this design includes the size of the Strip. You can use the .75”x 3” or the .75” x 4” Locking Strip with the MPWH if you do not have a .75” x 2.6” Strip. Caution: DO NOT USE THE .75” x 2.6” LOCKING STRIP WITH THE BUTT PLATE KIT (BPK).
BPK Accessory Kit
  • Tip: Always carry a full BPK Accessory Kit when in the field.
  • Q: How can I replace my Accessory Kit?
  • A: There are two ways. Complete Kits can be purchased, or you can replenish any of the components to keep your kit complete.
  • Q: Can I reuse the Accessory Kit components?
  • A: Most components cannot be reused. The exceptions is the Key Slot/Mounting Screws. Do Not attempt to reuse Prep Wipes, Primer Sticks or Locking Strips.
  • Q: Can Locking Strip be substituted if I don’t have the right size?
  • A: The Locking Strip components of the BPK have been carefully designed to allow the proper holding strength. Part of this design includes the size of the Strip. You can use the .75”x 3” or the .75” x 4” Locking Strip in either channel of the BPK. If you are using a 3” Strip in the 4” channel, replace it as soon as possible with a .75” x 4” Strip. Caution: DO NOT USE THE .75” x 2.6” LOCKING STRIP WITH THE BUTT PLATE KIT (BPK).


Locking Strips, Prep Wipes, Primer Sticks

Locking Strips .75"x 2.6"
  • Tip: Always carry a few extra .75” x 2.6” Locking Strips as well as Prep Wipes and Primer Sticks. You’ll be surprised how often you’ll find places you can regularly store your weapon.
  • Q: Do I need to use a Prep Wipe before applying the Locking Strip.
  • A: Yes. Often surfaces that look clean aren’t.
  • Q: Do I need to use a Primer Stick.
  • A: Yes. If you plan to use your system within 72 hours you should use a Primer Stick. Using a Primer Stick will allow the adhesive on the Locking Strip to achieve its maximum cure strength in 1 hour versus 72 hours without the Primer. Applying the Weapon Holder to a Locking Strip before the adhesive has cured will most likely result in a weaker mount and may cause the Locking Strip to come off of the mounting surface when the Weapon Holder is removed.
  • Q: Should I ever replace the Locking Strip.
  • A: Yes. Locking Strip will wear out. Locking Strip can remain strong for up to 1000 closure cycles depending on conditions and usage. That said, use your judgement. If the Locking Strip on your MPWH, BPK or any of the surfaces you’ve mounted strips to appears damaged or worn, replace it. Even if there’s no visible sign of wearing and the holding strength seems to be weakening, replace the locking strip. This is a quick and easy step to insure your system maintains its peak performance.
  • Q: How do I clean my Locking Strip?
  • A: The two easiest and most effective methods are blowing compressed air or running water. This should help to loosen and remove dirt and debris. Be careful when cleaning your Locking Strip not to damage the stems. In the event you are unable to remove materials that are causing problems, remove and replace the Locking Strip.
Locking Strips .75" x 3" & 4"
  • Tip: Always carry a few extra .75” x 3.0” & 4.0” Locking Strips as well as Prep Wipes and Primer Sticks. You’ll be surprised how often you’ll find places you can regularly store your weapon.
  • Q: Do I need to use a Prep Wipe before applying the Locking Strip.
  • A: Yes. Often surfaces that look clean aren’t.
  • Q: Do I need to use a Primer Stick.
  • A: Yes. If you plan to use your system within 72 hours you should use a Primer Stick. Using a Primer Stick will allow the adhesive on the Locking Strip to achieve its maximum cure strength in 1 hour versus 72 hours without the Primer. Applying the BPK to a Locking Strip before the adhesive has cured will most likely result in a weaker mount and may cause the Locking Strip to come off of the mounting surface when the BPK is removed.
  • Q: Should I ever replace the Locking Strip.
  • A: Yes. Locking Strip will wear out. Locking Strip can remain strong for up to 1000 closure cycles depending on conditions and usage. That said, use your judgement. If the Locking Strip on your MPWH, BPK or any of the surfaces you’ve mounted strips to appears damaged or worn, replace it. Even if there’s no visible sign of wearing and the holding strength seems to be weakening, replace the locking strip. This is a quick and easy step to insure your system maintains its peak performance.
  • Q: How do I clean my Locking Strip?
  • A: The two easiest and most effective methods are blowing compressed air or running water. This should help to loosen and remove dirt and debris. Be careful when cleaning your Locking Strip not to damage the stems. In the event you are unable to remove materials that are causing problems, remove and replace the Locking Strip.
Locking Strips - MPWH - Replacement 1.25" x 2.6"
  • Q: Should I ever replace the Locking Strip on the MPWH?
  • A: Yes. Repeated use will cause your Locking Strip to wear. If the Locking Strip on your MPWH appears damaged or worn, replace it. Even if there’s no visible sign of wearing and the holding strength seems to be weakening, replace the locking strip. This is a quick and easy step to insure your system maintains its peak performance.
  • Q: Do I need to use a Prep Wipe before applying the Locking Strip.
  • A: Yes. When replacing Locking Strip on the MPWH, remove any adhesive residue left by the previous Strip. A clean surface is necessary for proper installation of a new Locking Strip.
  • Q: Do I need to use a Primer Stick.
  • A: Yes. If you plan to use your system within 72 hours you should use a Primer Stick. Using a Primer Stick will allow the adhesive on the Locking Strip to achieve its maximum cure strength in 1 hour versus 72 hours without the Primer. Use of the Weapon Holder before the adhesive has cured will most likely result in a weaker mount and may cause the Locking Strip to come off or have a weakened attachment to the MPWH.
  • Q: How do I clean my Locking Strip?
  • A: The two easiest and most effective methods are blowing compressed air or running water. This should help to loosen and remove dirt and debris. Be careful when cleaning your Locking Strip not to damage the stems. In the event you are unable to remove materials that are causing problems, remove and replace the Locking Strip.
Locking Strips - BPK -T-Shape 3.075 x 3.910
  • Q: Should I ever replace the Locking Strip on the BPK?
  • A: Yes. Repeated use will cause your Locking Strip to wear. If the Locking Strip on your BPK appears damaged or worn, replace it. Even if there’s no visible sign of wearing and the holding strength seems to be weakening, replace the locking strip. This is a quick and easy step to insure your system maintains its peak performance.
  • Q: Do I need to use a Prep Wipe before applying the Locking Strip.
  • A: Yes. When replacing Locking Strip on the BPK, remove any adhesive residue left by the previous Strip. A clean surface is necessary for proper installation of a new Locking Strip.
  • Q: Do I need to use a Primer Stick.
  • A: Yes. If you plan to use your system within 72 hours you should use a Primer Stick. Using a Primer Stick will allow the adhesive on the Locking Strip to achieve its maximum cure strength in 1 hour versus 72 hours without the Primer. Use of the BPK before the adhesive has cured will most likely result in a weaker mount and may cause the Locking Strip to come off or have a weakened attachment to the BPK.
  • Q: How do I clean my Locking Strip?
  • A: The two easiest and most effective methods are blowing compressed air or running water. This should help to loosen and remove dirt and debris. Be careful when cleaning your Locking Strip not to damage the stems. In the event you are unable to remove materials that are causing problems, remove and replace the Locking Strip.
Locking Strip - .75" x 72" Rolls
  • Tip: Customize your weapon storage to best meet the needs of the space and conditions for usage. Before mounting the Locking Strip consider your options for storage, such as horizontal, vertical or off the ground. Rethink Weapon Storage.
  • Tip: If time allows, when building a weapons rack with Locking Strip, measure, level and mark both ends of the surfaces you’re mounting the locking strips to. If time does not allow for these steps, mount a weapon in the MPWHS, place the weapon against the surface(s) you’re mounting to and mark the surface(s) where the center of the locking strip channels on the BPK & the MPWH will be mounted. Repeat this at the other end of your rack.
  • Q: Do I need to use Prep Wipes and Primer Sticks when mounting longer pieces of Locking Strip?
  • A: Yes. It’s important to make sure the mounting surface is clean, so use one or more wipes if necessary. Primer Sticks reduce the curing time for maximum adhesive strength from 72 hours to 1 hour. These steps are quick and easy. If they are skipped, the strength and functioning of the system may be reduced.
  • Q: Can I remove the Locking Strip and reuse it in another location?
  • A: No. Do not attempt to remove and reuse the Locking Strip. Removing it severely weakens its adhesive strength and it will not work properly if reapplied.
  • Q: Can the 72” rolls of Locking Strip be used for anything other than racking?
  • A: Yes. If needed, .75” x 72” rolls of Locking strip can be cut to provide shorter mounting pieces normally found in the MPWH & BPK Accessory Kits. Use your imagination, it can be used for many applications.
Prep Wipes
  • Q: Is it really necessary to use a Prep Wipe before installing Locking Strip?
  • A: Yes. Even if a surface appears to be clean, some dirt and oils may be present. Removing them will give the Locking Strip a much stronger bond.
  • Q: Why should I carry spare Prep Wipes?
  • A: The light weight and portability of the Weapon Holding System allows you to use it in multiple locations. Carrying a few extra Prep Wipes, Primer Sticks and Locking Strips allows you to mount your system quickly in new locations. Some locations you’ll use over and over again. Having locking strips in place will save time and insure proper curing of the adhesive. The net result will be your system will have a more secure mount.
  • Q: Do I need to take any precautions when using the wipes?
  • A: Yes, read the precautions on the back of the Wipe pouch. Avoid contact with eyes and breathing any vapors. Do not smoke when handling. And keep product away from extreme heat and flames.
Primer Sticks
  • Tip: Always use Primer Sticks in a well ventilated area. Avoid breathing the fumes from a stick after it has been opened.
  • Tip: Before using a Primer Stick, clean the surface you will be adhering the locking strip to with a Prep Wipe – NSI Part # PW-100
  • Tip: Always use a Primer Stick before adhering a Locking Strip. Use of primer will shorten the curing time of the adhesive on the Locking Strip from 72 hours to approximately 1 hour. Attaching and removing components without allowing the adhesive to cure may cause the locking strip to pull off the surface you attached it to. If this happens, do not attempt to reuse the same strip.
  • Q: Can I reuse a Primer Stick?
  • A: No – Use a new Primer Stick each time you adhere a new Locking Strip. Dispose of used primer sticks immediately and responsibly.


Fastening Hardware & Tools

Key Slot Screws
  • Tip: Always carry one or two bags of Key Slot screws in your Accessory Kits.
  • Q: Can Key Slot Screws be permanently installed?
  • A: Yes they can. The portability of the Weapon Holding System allows you to use it in dozens of locations. Having Key Slot screws and Locking Strip in place in locations you frequent is a smart idea.
  • Q: Can Key Slot screws be used for anything besides Key Slots?
  • A: Yes. In many locations they can be used to mount the BPK. In addition to the two key slots, the BPK has five countersunk mounting holes that allow you to mount the BPK on any plane. Depending on the surface you are mounting to, Key Slot screws work extremely well as mounting screws.
  • Tip: Always test the sturdiness of the MPWH or BPK after you mount it. Do this before securing your weapon in the system.
  • Tip: Always carry a full MPWH & BPK Accessory Kit when in the field. They only weigh about an ounce.
MPWH Insert Screws
  • Q: If I lose the Allen Wrench or Insert Screws, can I replace them?
  • A: Yes. Part # IS-.375 contain an Allen Wrench and two Insert Screws in a poly bag. Carrying an extra set in your Accessory Kit is a good idea.
  • Tip: Never use the Clip without installing Insert Screws
  • Tip: Do not overtighten the Insert Screws. Doing so may strip the threaded inserts, making them unusable.
  • Tip: Always carry a full MPWH & BPK Accessory Kit when in the field. They only weigh about an ounce. If you’ve used the Insert Screws in your MPWH Accessory Kit, replenish them.
  • Tip: When the clip is mounted on the MPWH, you may want to use a VS-10 strap.
Reversible Offset Ratchet Phillips Screwdriver
Tip: The Reversible Offset Ratchet Phillips Screwdriver is a handy tool to carry in the field. We recommend you keep one in your Accessory Kit.
Bolts - Hex Head
  • Q: What size pilot holes should I drill before installing the bolts?
  • A: A 9/32” bit is included in every box of bolts. This is the correct size for the MPWHS System and the ¼” bolts.
  • Q: Do I need to use washers?
  • A: Each installation is different; however, we suggest at a minimum you use a washer on the upper side of the lower platform when installing the MPWH. You may not need one for the underside of the lower platform as the overmold can act as a gasket. We also suggest you use at least one washer per bolt on the inner surfaces of the BPK.
  • Q: How many bolts should I use to install each component?
  • A: We recommend two bolts per component whenever possible. When installing the MPWH install the bolts in opposite corners. Depending on the plane and direction you mount the BPK, use two bolts if possible.
  • Q: Does it matter which direction I place the head of the bolt?
  • A: No it doesn’t matter. It may depend on where the System is being installed and your access to install and tighten the nut and bolt. When installing the MPWH bolts longer than 2”need to be installed from the bottom.
  • Tip: Consider the location you’re installing the MPWHS in. In vehicles, aircraft, ships or any location subject to vibration, use appropriate mounting hardware that will not loosen from the vibrations it may be subjected to.
  • Tip: Use caution not to overtighten the bolts. Overtightening may crack the component. If this happens, DO NOT USE THE COMPONENT.
  • Tip: When using bolts to install the BPK, use the pilot bit to enlarge the holes molded in the bottom and back of the BPK. You will see a circular line molded around the existing hole. Use the line as a template to drill your pilot hole.


Plastic Replacement Parts

MPWH Base - Black - 4 Magnets
  • Q: Is this the same MPWH that ships with the System?
  • A: The molded part is the same part that ships with the System, including the over mold on the center ridge and bottom, two threaded inserts in the center ridge and four magnets installed. It does not include a Strap, factory installed Locking Strip, Sheaths, Clip or the MPWH Accessory Kit.
  • Q: Why are some parts not included?
  • A: The MPWH Base with magnets is a replacement part.
  • Q: Can the MPWH Base be purchased without magnets?
  • A: Yes, it’s available in both Black and Desert Sand.
MPWH Base - Black - No Magnets
  • Q: Is this the same MPWH that ships with the System?
  • A: The molded part is the same part that ships with the System, including the over mold on the center ridge and bottom and two threaded inserts in the center ridge. It does not include magnets, a Strap, factory installed Locking Strip, Sheaths, Clip or the MPWH Accessory Kit.
  • Q: Why are some parts not included?
  • A: The MPWH Base is a replacement part.
  • Q: Can the MPWH Base be purchased with magnets?
  • A: Yes, it’s available in both Black and Desert Sand.
MPWH Base - Desert Sand - 4 Magnets
  • Q: Is this the same MPWH that ships with the System?
  • A: The molded part is the same part that ships with the System, including the over mold on the center ridge and bottom, two threaded inserts in the center ridge and four magnets installed. It does not include a Strap, factory installed Locking Strip, Sheaths, Clip or the MPWH Accessory Kit.
  • Q: Why are some parts not included?
  • A: The MPWH Base with magnets is a replacement part.
  • Q: Can the MPWH Base be purchased without magnets?
  • A: Yes, it’s available in both Black and Desert Sand.
MPWH Base - Desert Sand - No Magnets
  • Q: Is this the same MPWH that ships with the System?
  • A: The molded part is the same part that ships with the System, including the over mold on the center ridge and bottom and two threaded inserts in the center ridge. It does not include magnets, a Strap, factory installed Locking Strip, Sheaths, Clip or the MPWH Accessory Kit.
  • Q: Why are some parts not included?
  • A: The MPWH Base is a replacement part.
  • Q: Can the MPWH Base be purchased with magnets?
  • A: Yes, it’s available in both Black and Desert Sand.
BPK Base - Black
  • Q: Is the BPK Base the same BPK that ships with the System?
  • A: The molded part is the same part that ships with the System, however it does not include a Strap, factory installed T-Shape Locking Strip, or BPK Accessory Kit
  • Q: Why doesn’t the BPK Base ship with a Strap, Locking Strip or Accessory Kit?
  • A: The BPK Base is a replacement part. Straps are not included because strap sizes are weapon specific. Locking Strip is not factory installed because individual mounting options may not require it. Straps in a range of size requirements, T- Shape Locking Strip and Accessory Kits can be purchased separately if needed.
BPK Base - Desert Sand
  • Q: Is the BPK Base the same BPK that ships with the System?
  • A: NO. The molded part is the same part that ships with the System, however it does not include a Strap, factory installed T-Shape Locking Strip, or BPK Accessory Kit
  • Q: Why doesn’t the BPK Base ship with a Strap, Locking Strip or Accessory Kit?
  • A: The BPK Base is a replacement part. Straps are not included because strap sizes are weapon specific. Locking Strip is not factory installed because individual mounting options may not require it. Straps in a range of size requirements, T- Shape Locking Strip and Accessory Kits can be purchased separately if needed.


Sheaths, Clips & Accessories

VO Burn Rated Small Sheath - .660"
  • Q: What is the main difference between the regular and VO Rated Sheaths?
  • A: VO Rated Sheaths have a higher flammability rating and a wider functional operating temperature range.
  • Q: What size weapons can the MPWH secure when the Small Sheaths are installed?
  • A: Small Sheaths are designed to secure barrels .660”and smaller.
  • Q: How do I remove or replace a sheath?
  • A: To remove: slide the Sheath off of the Rails in a direction away from the Locking Tab. To replace: line the Tracks in the Sheath up with the Rails on the MPWH and slide the Sheath onto the Rails from the end opposite the Locking Tabs. Make sure to slide the Sheath all the way onto the Rails until the Wedges on the Locking Tabs engage with the Sheath.
  • Tip: Always use the Strapping System when a weapon is engaged in the MPWH. The Strap will add at least 80 pounds of additional holding strength to you system
VO Burn Rated Medium Sheath - .750"
  • Q: What is the main difference between the regular and VO Rated Sheaths?
  • A: VO Rated Sheaths have a higher flammability rating and a wider functional operating temperature range.
  • Q: What size weapons can the MPWH secure when the Medium Sheaths are installed?
  • A: Medium Sheaths are designed to secure barrels .750”and smaller.
  • Q: How do I remove or replace a sheath?
  • A: To remove: slide the Sheath off of the Rails in a direction away from the Locking Tab. To replace: line the Tracks in the Sheath up with the Rails on the MPWH and slide the Sheath onto the Rails from the end opposite the Locking Tabs. Make sure to slide the Sheath all the way onto the Rails until the Wedges on the Locking Tabs engage with the Sheath.
  • Tip: Always use the Strapping System when a weapon is engaged in the MPWH. The Strap will add at least 80 pounds of additional holding strength to you system
Small Sheath - .660"
  • Q: What size weapons can the MPWH secure when the Small Sheaths are installed?
  • A: The Small Sheath is designed to accommodate barrels .660”and smaller.
  • Q: How do I remove or replace a Sheath?
  • A: To remove: slide the Sheath off of the Rails in a direction away from the Locking Tab. To replace: line the Tracks in the Sheath up with the Rails on the MPWH and slide the Sheath onto the Rails from the end opposite the Locking Tabs. Make sure to slide the Sheath all the way onto the Rails until the Wedges on the Locking Tab engage with the Sheath.
  • Tip: Always use the Strapping System when a weapon is engaged in the MPWH. The Strap will add at least 80 pounds of additional holding strength to you system.
Medium Sheath - .750"
  • Q: What size weapons can the MPWH secure when the Medium Sheaths are installed?
  • A: Medium Sheaths are designed to secure barrels .750”and smaller.
  • Q: How do I remove or replace a sheath?
  • A: To remove: slide the Sheath off of the Rails in a direction away from the Locking Tab. To replace: line the Tracks in the Sheath up with the Rails on the MPWH and slide the Sheath onto the Rails from the end opposite the Locking Tabs. Make sure to slide the Sheath all the way onto the Rails until the Wedges on the Locking Tabs engage with the Sheath.
  • Tip: Always use the Strapping System when a weapon is engaged in the MPWH. The Strap will add at least 80 pounds of additional holding strength to you system
Metal Clip w/Clip Covers - .75"
  • Tip: The .75” Metal clip has been designed to provide fast secure storage and retrieval of your weapon. The Clips function requires a strong attachment to the MPWH. A combination of pressure fit and screw attachments provide over 700 lbs. of attachment force. While the clip can be removed and replaced with sheaths, be aware this will require removal of screws and disengagement of the pressure fit and may take several minutes to accomplish. If you anticipate the need to quickly switch from the clip to sheaths, we strongly suggest you use 2 Weaponholders, one with a clip and one with sheaths. Whether you are using the clip or sheaths, always use the strap.
  • Q: Can I use the Metal Clip without the screws?
  • A: NO – Doing so can be dangerous. The Insert Screws provide over 600 pounds of additional attachment strength and must be used for secure attachment. Do Not attempt to use the Clip without the use of Insert Screws. Use of the strapping system is also required to completely secure your weapon.
  • Q: Do I need to remove the clip from the MPWH to replace Clip Covers?
  • A: No. To remove the worn Clip Cover, put the tip of your knife in the air hole at the top of the Clip Cover. There are air holes on both sides of the Cover. Push your knife toward the side of the Cover. This will slit the top and one side of the Cover. Repeat this step in the opposite direction. Now both sides of the Cover should be opened and can be easily pulled off. To quickly replace the Clip Cover, wet the inside of the Cover and slide it onto the Clip Arm.
  • Q: If I lose the clip screws or hex wrench, can I get replacements?
  • A: Yes. Part # IS-.375 replaces both the wrench and screws.
  • Q: How tight should I tighten the clip screws?
  • A: Make sure the screws are screwed in completely, but do not overtighten them. Doing so can strip the threaded inserts which will make them unusable.
  • Q: Are replacement Clips available?
  • A: Yes. Part number MC-75 replaces the Clip and includes Clip Covers.
  • Q: How do I order replacement Clip Covers?
  • A: Replacement Clip Covers are Part # CC-75.
  • Q: Can hot weapons be secured in the clip?
  • A: Yes. The Clip Covers can accommodate barrels with temperatures as high as 600° F.
  • Q: What is the temperature range of the clip?
  • A: The Clip & Clip Covers are designed to function in Arctic to desert conditions. The Clip Covers have a temperature range of - 67° F to +482°F.
Insert screws 4-40 -.375"
  • Q: If I lose the Allen Wrench or Insert Screws, can I replace them?
  • A: Yes. Part # IS-.375 contain an Allen Wrench and two Insert Screws in a poly bag. Carrying an extra set in your Accessory Kit is a good idea.
  • Tip: Never use the Clip without installing Insert Screws
  • Tip: Do not overtighten the Insert Screws. Doing so may strip the threaded inserts, making them unusable.
  • Tip: Always carry a full MPWH & BPK Accessory Kit when in the field. They only weigh about an ounce. If you’ve used the Insert Screws in your MPWH Accessory Kit, replenish them.
  • Tip: When the clip is mounted on the MPWH, you may want to use a VS-10 strap.
Replacement Clip Covers - .75"
  • Tip: To prevent damage to your weapon, replace worn or damage Clip Covers immediately.
  • Tip: Removal – To remove the worn Clip Cover; put the tip of your knife in the air hole at the top of the Clip Cover. There are air holes on both sides of the Cover. Push your knife toward the side of the Cover. This will slit the top and one side of the Cover. Repeat this step in the opposite direction. Now both sides of the Cover should be opened and can be easily pulled off.
  • Tip: Installation - Clip Covers can be easily and quickly replaced. After removing the worn Cover, put a drop of water on the inside of the new Clip Cover. This will allow the Cover to easily slide onto the clip arm. The water will evaporate and the cover will be securely attached. When replacing a Clip Cover, stretch to open end of the Cover over the top of the Clip Arm and carefully slide the cover down the Arm. The closed end of the Cover is slightly thicker to give additional material support to the top edge and corners of the clip. Strategically placed vent holes allow air to escape when sliding the covers onto the clip. When properly installed, the closed end of the cover should be resting on the top of the clip arm. The bottom (open end) of the clip cover should be at the bottom of the Clip Arm.
  • Q: Can I secure a recently fired weapon with a hot barrel?
  • A: Yes. The Silicone Clip Covers can withstand temperatures as high as 500°
  • Q: How do I clean a clip cover if necessary?
  • A: Mild soap and water should remove most substances from the cover. If you cannot clean the cover, we suggest you replace it.


Straps

Velcro Strap - 10"
  • Q: What is the quick release tab?
  • A: The hooks on the rounded end of the VS-10 have been removed so that the end of the strap will not engage, creating an easily accessible tab for quick opening.
  • Q: Do I ever need to replace the strap?
  • A: You may have to depending on the number of open/close cycles your strap is subjected to. Velcro will lose its strength over time. If you notice your strap’s peel strength is starting to weaken, replace it as soon as possible.
  • Q: Can I clean my Velcro strap?
  • A: Over time, the hook surface can pick up lint and other debris that can affect its ability to grip the loop surface. Cleaning debris out of the hooks is similar to cleaning hairbrushes: using a stiff brush or another piece of hook are the best methods. If this does not work, replace the strap.
  • Tip: To help keep your strap clean, engage the hook and loop sections when not in use. This will help keep it clean and extend the life of your strap.
  • Q: What can I do if my strap is too short to secure the butt of my weapon?
  • A: The MPWHS comes with a 10”strap installed on the BPK. This strap will accommodate most M4 and M16 models. For weapons with larger butt stocks VS-11, VS-12 & VS13 straps are available. The number after the VS refers to the length of the strap in inches.
  • Tip: When using the .75” Metal Clip on the MPWH, use a VS-10 strap.
Velcro Strap - 11"
  • Q: What is the quick release tab?
  • A: The hooks on the rounded end of the VS-11 have been removed so that the end of the strap will not engage, creating an easily accessible tab for quick opening.
  • Q: Do I ever need to replace the strap?
  • A: You may have to depending on the number of open/close cycles your strap is subjected to. Velcro will lose its strength over time. If you notice your strap’s peel strength is starting to weaken, replace it as soon as possible.
  • Q: Can I clean my Velcro strap?
  • A: Over time, the hook surface can pick up lint and other debris that can affect its ability to grip the loop surface. Cleaning debris out of the hooks is similar to cleaning hairbrushes: using a stiff brush or another piece of hook are the best methods. If this does not work, replace the strap.
  • Tip: To help keep your strap clean, engage the hook and loop sections when not in use. This will help keep it clean and extend the life of your strap.
  • Tip: The VS-11 strap is factory installed on the MPWH and is recommended for use with sheaths. If you prefer the end of your strap to be longer you can substitute a VS-12.
  • Tip: For weapons with larger butt stocks VS-11, VS-12 & VS13 straps are available. The number after the VS refers to the length of the strap in inches.
  • Tip: When using the .75” Metal Clip on the MPWH, use a VS-10 strap.
Velcro Strap - 12"
  • Q: What is the quick release tab?
  • A: The hooks on the rounded end of the VS-12 have been removed so that the end of the strap will not engage, creating an easily accessible tab for quick opening.
  • Q: Do I ever need to replace the strap?
  • A: You may have to depending on the number of open/close cycles your strap is subjected to. Velcro will lose its strength over time. If you notice your strap’s peel strength is starting to weaken, replace it as soon as possible.
  • Q: Can I clean my Velcro strap?
  • A: Over time, the hook surface can pick up lint and other debris that can affect its ability to grip the loop surface. Cleaning debris out of the hooks is similar to cleaning hairbrushes: using a stiff brush or another piece of hook are the best methods. If this does not work, replace the strap.
  • Tip: To help keep your strap clean, engage the hook and loop sections when not in use. This will help keep it clean and extend the life of your strap.
  • Tip: The VS-11 strap is factory installed on the MPWH and is recommended for use with sheaths. If you prefer the end of your strap to be longer you can substitute a VS-12.
  • Tip: If the VS-12 is too small to accommodate your butt stock on the BPK, a VS-13 strap is available. The number after the VS refers to the length of the strap in inches.
Velcro Strap - 13"
  • Q: What is the quick release tab?
  • A: The hooks on the rounded end of the VS-13 have been removed so that the end of the strap will not engage, creating an easily accessible tab for quick opening.
  • Q: Do I ever need to replace the strap?
  • A: You may have to depending on the number of open/close cycles your strap is subjected to. Velcro will lose its strength over time. If you notice your strap’s peel strength is starting to weaken, replace it as soon as possible.
  • Q: Can I clean my Velcro strap?
  • A: Over time, the hook surface can pick up lint and other debris that can affect its ability to grip the loop surface. Cleaning debris out of the hooks is similar to cleaning hairbrushes: using a stiff brush or another piece of hook are the best methods. If this does not work, replace the strap.
  • Tip: To help keep your strap clean, engage the hook and loop sections when not in use. This will help keep it clean and extend the life of your strap.
  • Tip: The VS-11 strap is factory installed on the MPWH and is recommended for use with sheaths. If you prefer the end of your strap to be longer you can substitute a VS-12 or VS-13.
  • Tip: The factory installed strap on the BPK is a VS-10 designed to accommodate most models of the M4 and M16. If the VS-10 is too small to accommodate your butt stock, VS-11, VS-12 and VS-13 straps are available. The number after the VS refers to the length of the strap in inches.
Quick Release Tactical Straps
  • Q: Why would I want/need to use a Quick Release Strap?
  • A: In situations where you need to secure your weapon, but also need to be able to retrieve it immediately, the QR Tactical Strap requires one quick pull to release your weapon.
  • Q: What is the difference between a regular strap and the QR Tactical Strap?
  • A: Standard straps are one piece units designed to use both strap slots to secure your weapon. This method provides superior holding strength but can take an extra one to two seconds to release. The Quick release Tactical Strap is a two piece overlapping system. Each piece has a built in D Ring that secures it to separate strap slots on opposite sides of the MPWH. The Tactical Strap has an elongated tab comprised of two layers of sonically welded Velcro. A quick pull on the tab releases your weapon immediately.
  • Q: Does the QR Tactical Strap provide enough holding strength?
  • A: Yes. However, the standard strap design provides more because it is threaded through both Strap Slots which allows the strength of the Weaponholder to become part of the holding force. While still anchored to the Strap Slots, Quick Release Straps rely more on the holding force of the Velcro which is approximately 10 lbs. per square inch of engaged hook to loop.
  • Q: How do I decide which one to use?
  • A: If the speed of retrieving your weapon is more important than holding force, use the QR Tactical Strap. If retrieval speed is not a concern, we recommend the standard strap as it will provide more securing force to prevent damage to your weapon.
  • Q: What’s the difference between the QRS-Tactical Strap and the QRC-Tactical Strap?
  • A: The QRS-Tactical Strap is designed to be used when you have Sheaths mounted to the MPWH. The QRC-Tactical Strap in designed to be used when the metal clip is mounted.
  • Q: Do I ever need to replace the strap?
  • A: You may have to depending on the number of open/close cycles your strap is subjected to. Velcro will lose its strength over time. If you notice your strap’s peel strength is starting to weaken, replace it as soon as possible.
  • Q: Can I clean my Velcro strap?
  • A: Over time, the hook surface can pick up lint and other debris that can affect its ability to grip the loop surface. Cleaning debris out of the hooks is similar to cleaning hairbrushes: using a stiff brush or another piece of hook are the best methods. If this does not work, replace the strap.
  • Tip: To help keep your strap clean, engage the hook and loop sections when not in use. This will help keep it clean and extend the life of your strap.


Cable/Zip Ties - Releasable

Cable/Zip Ties - Releasable
  • Q: How should I store my cable ties?
  • A: The cable ties must be stored at room temperature in at least 50% humidity (recommended 80%RH) in a completely sealed polyethylene bag if not being used. In extreme heat and cold, limit the exposure of unused cable ties. If after being exposed to extreme temperatures and/or extreme relative humidities, the cable ties must be allowed to be stored at room temperature and at least 50% humidity (recommended 80%RH) for at least 24 hrs. in a sealed bag before being used again.


Bungee Cords - Adjustable

Bungee Cords
  • Tip: Every Bungee Cord comes with a Warning Tag attached. READ AND OBSERVE ALL WARNINGS CAREFULLY. FAILURE TO FOLLOW THEM MAY CAUSE PERSONAL INJURY OR DAMAGE TO PRODUCT AND PROPERTY.
  • Q: How do I adjust the length of the bungee cord?
  • A: The hooks on the cord have two holes. To shorten the cord, feed the cord through the bottom hole (the hole furthest from the hook).This will create a loop of excess cord on the hook. Hold the hook and pull the tail of the cord to get rid of the excess cord. The cord should now be shorter and the tail longer.
  • To lengthen the cord, feed cord from the tail through the loop of cord on the hook. Hold the hook and pull on the cord to make it longer.
  • Q: How do I attach the bungee to the Weaponholder?
  • A: First test the circumference of the object you want to secure the Weaponholder to by wrapping the bungee around it. This will let you know if you need to adjust the length of the cord. Next, adjust the cord length if necessary.
  • The Weaponholder has two elliptical holes in the connecting stem (between the upper and lower platforms). Place one hook in one of the holes. Next while holding the hooked weaponholder in place, wrap the other end of the cord around the object you are securing to and hook the cord into the empty hole. The Weaponholder should now be secure. If necessary, make final adjustments to the length of the bungee to make sure the Weaponholder is firmly secured before securing your weapon.
  • Q: How do I unhook the bungee from a secured Weaponholder?
  • A: Hold the Weaponholder with one hand while disconnecting one end of the bungee with the other. Caution: Hold the end of the cord you are releasing tightly and control the cord while disconnecting it. Continue to hold the cord as you release the tension. Keep your face and body out of the recoil path.
  • Q: How far can I stretch the bungee cord?
  • A: We recommend not stretching cords beyond 50% of their unstretched length. Example: a 12” cord shouldn’t be stretched beyond 18”.
  • Tip: It’s a smart idea to carry both 12”& 18” bungees in your Accessory Kit.
  • Q: Can I use the Weaponholder bungee to secure other objects?
  • A: No. The hooks on the weaponholder bungees were specially developed for use with the Weaponholder. Using them on other items may not be safe.
  • Q: Do Bungee Cords wear out?
  • A: Yes they can. Inspect each cord for cracks or other damage before every use. Do Not use the cord if there are signs of cracks or damage.
  • Q: Do I need to wear eye protection?
  • A: Yes. Always wear eye protection when stretching, fastening or releasing hooks.
  • Q: What are Tail Hooks?
  • A: Tail hooks are small plastic clips we attach to the cord tail and main section of the cord. This prevents the tail from interfering with your weapon when the cord is in use.
  • Q: Are Tail Hooks replaceable?
  • A: Yes. They are an inexpensive part and we recommend keeping a spare in your Accessory Kit.
  • Tip: Do not use on sharp or abrasive edges.
  • Tip: Always attach securely to a solid mounting surface.
  • Tip: Never anchor hook by its tip.
  • Tip: Do not hook two cords together.
  • Tip: Do not exceed safe load limits.
  • Tip: Not for highway use.