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Old 01-02-2012, 11:26 AM   #1
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Default Firearms loaded in vehicle lock box

Just was trying to get opinions on this topic.

I have a nano vault nv300 in my truck under the seat, do you guys leave your firearm loaded, while in the lock box? Loaded means just that, not just full mag, but also one in the chamber?

I have a G26 Gen4 and i have been keeping it fully loaded, while in the lock box? Just was seeing if this is a recommended practice?

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Old 01-02-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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From a LEGAL standpoint- depends on the law where YOU are, and most of us are lousy legal advisors.

From a functional sand safety standpoint- no reason not to. There should be nothing inside that the storage box that will cause the weapon to fire.



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Just was trying to get opinions on this topic.

I have a nano vault nv300 in my truck under the seat, do you guys leave your firearm loaded, while in the lock box? Loaded means just that, not just full mag, but also one in the chamber?

I have a G26 Gen4 and i have been keeping it fully loaded, while in the lock box? Just was seeing if this is a recommended practice?

Thanks for the input!
It's a bit tedious, but both my wife and I ALWAYS have a gun on our person OR in a lockbox in the car. I used to keep a gun hidden in my truck, but the nano vault with a cable makes it very difficult for someone to snatch it. I say tedious, because EVERY time I get in or out of my truck, I unlock/lock the lockbox. Don't want to fiddle with it if I were to need it, even though I also have one on my person.

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Pretty much the only time I leave my gun in the vehicle lock-box is when I'm at work. My company has anti-gun policies and I'd prefer not to lose my direct deposit. The gun comes out of the holster and into the lock-box in the morning and then the procedure is reversed when I leave -- always one in the chamber.

I know this is legal in Florida where I live... further because I have a CWFL in Florida there is a law protecting me when I leave the gun in the car.

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I dont use a lock box in my truck, i just leave it under the seat or in the door pocket. My employer knows i carry but because i have a valid indiana handgun license they cant do anything about me having it in my vehicle.

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Well, for your question as posted, of course it stays loaded in a lock box in my vehicle. Why would I unload/reload everytime I exit the vehicle? That would be inconvinient and some what dangerous. I don't like the idea of loading/unloading a weapon in my front seat in a crowded parking lot.

That said, where I live it's legal to have a loaded weapon in the car. I don't have any idea what the laws are where you reside.

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I always have it loaded with a round in the chamber.

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I always have a handgun loaded in my truck but not in a lockbox-
If I need it i sure dont want to say "WAIT- I gotta unlock my box & get my gun"

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I'm retired so no worry about employer rules & the only time I leave my pistol in my vehicle is because I'm going somewhere that it's illegal to carry. I'm a believer in locks only keep honest people out. The pistol case is only going to slow a determined scum bag down or, in some cases, discourage the laziest of them. I prefer that they don't get a loaded pistol, so I generally unload it & take mag & ammo with me. One exception to this would be if I was going into an area with a screening device, such as Federal Court, then I leave it loaded.

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I have the same Nano vault box beneath car seat. When I have to leave firearm in box for some reason I leave it fully loaded with one in chamber awaiting my return.


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