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Gun Display Stands - Kikstands and Clipstands - What's the difference?

A common question we get is, "What is the difference between Kikstands and Clipstands?"  When the products were created, GSS had the typical gun counter in mind - a counter with three shelves, the top two being glass and the bottom a flat surface.  The Clipstands were designed for the top glass shelves and the Kikstands for the bottom shelf.  However, depending on your preference, you may choose a different set-up.

Clipstands, Kikstands or both?  Read on for the skinny on both products.

Clipstands and/or Kikstands?  Read on to learn more about both products.


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Clipstands are great for glass shelves commonly used in a shop's gun display counter.  As you can see in the picture, the gun on display is made the focal point.  Clipstands are a subtle prop designed to lean the gun at a visually appealing angle, making it easy for the customer to view.

The biggest advantage to the Clipstand is its extension off the back of the stand that allows it to easily slide onto the shelf.  This extension holds the stand in place no matter how many times the gun is removed and replaced onto the stand.  Any gun shop owner knows that throughout a busy day guns are not always replaced in an organized fashion amidst the hustle and bustle.

Clipstands keep the shelves tidy throughout the whole day, no matter how busy!


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Kikstands can be used on any flat surface, whether it is the glass shelves in the gun counter or the base shelf.  Just like the Clipstands, the Kikstands are designed to lean the gun at a visually appealing angle.  The angles are adjustable on both products, which will accommodate a variety of different sized guns.

The biggest advantage to Kikstands is that they are versatile and can be used on any shelf in the counter, top, middle or bottom.  While the Kikstands are still easy to access, like the Clipstands, the Kikstands will not hold their place on the shelf.  Many gun shop owners have used tack or a thick double stick tape to keep the Kikstands in place.

Another versatile quality of the Kikstands is that they can be used with rifles or long barreled revolvers.  Just slide the angled prong through the trigger guard.  Some adjusting may need to be made to the prong by bending up or down.

long gun kikstandWhichever product(s) you decide to use in your gun counter, your customers will be impressed by the new, organized look.

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Still not sure what will work best for you?  Try a free sample!  Fill out the contact form below to request a sample.  Samples are limited to one of each; Kikstand, Clipstand and/or Snap (gun tag holder).

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  • I am interested in sampling your kickstand, clip stands, and snap(gun tag holder). We are looking to develop our display cases. Thank you.

    Seth Gordon
  • Would like to try at gun shows

    Dennys Gun & Ammo
  • I would like to get a sample of your kick stand and clip stands to determine if these will work in my store before I order several hundred of them

    Drea Fox

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Second Liner and Rifle Rods Purchase

Have two safes, first kit purchase went so well with the first safe that I decided to do the same thing to my second safe. I do not have any before and after photos, but after the first purchase I wound up with my second safe only having a single shot .410 and a .17 caliber rifle. By outfitting my second safe with the system I was able to somewhat unclutter the first safe by moving some items into the second safe. This included purchasing a couple .17 caliber rods (only needed one). Could probably have sold my second safe, but by reallocating items between the two safes I was able to re-purpose now empty areas for records storage (insurance policies, photo DVDs and the like), install shelves, etc. Amazed at how easy it was to install and to reorganize and free up space. Also used the sample pistol shelf bracket, may look into those products in the future. Currently keep handguns in original boxes, but it was handy to have one out of the box and accessible under the shelf.


I ordered the platoon bundle and couldn't be happier. I have a lot of extra space in the safe now. Looks clean and organized, which is great. Makes getting to the guns in the back a lot easier. Great products

Haven’t set it up yet give me a week I have some of your stuff and it worked great years ago

Great addition for displaying your firearm

I ordered these with the blank disc knowing I could cut vinyl logos for them. Too bad they can’t be ordered with your favorite logos but in today’s world I understand. As can be seen they are a perfect way to display your firearms or have them held for cleaning while you’re taking care of cleaning. I will order more and put my favorite logos on them. I highly recommend these. Perhaps they could make a beefed up version to hold bigger heavier firearms. Make them .40 caliber for the really big boomers like .460 & .500 magnums.

Great system, makes room

I installed this in a 24 gun safe. Guns with scopes were arranged as neat as possible to get them all to fit, but it was a mess. Digging guns out to get what I want was a real headache, then they needed to be juggled back in to get the door shut. Rifle rods and pistol hangers allowed more storage on my top shelf and really neatened up the whole safe. Not to mention I can access any gun easily now, even the Mosin 91/30, which pokes thru the shelf cutout.
Buy this if you are sick of clutter. It only took about 20 minutes to clean up my safe and give me quick access to ALL my guns.