Rugged Gear originally was born through the inspiration of a South Dakota hunter, whose prized guns were rubbing and wearing in inferior-fitting gun holders. He invented the now-popular Rugged Gear adjustable hook system for a more secure gun holder to completely prevent the movement that causes stock and blueing wear.
As the market for the holders expanded, Rugged Gear discovered that hunters and shooters were adapting golf cars and later side by side UTVs for their specific needs, and were looking for more shooter-friendly gun holders for these vehicles.
With the popularity of the shooting sports (e.g. sporting clays, 3-Gun and cowboy action), Rugged Gear identified a need for a push cart that would hold firearms and the shooter's gear. The result of Rugged Gear's research led to their line of shooting carts. With 2-Gun, 3-Gun and 4-Gun Shooting Cart models, Rugged Gear has a cart for practically every type of shooting sport.