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Old 03-30-2012, 02:36 PM   #21
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Only if I have to, like going into Government buildings and then I take and place my gun into the spare tire well before I drive to the building(so no one sees me put it in there). I carry a BUG and I will leave it hidden in a very unusual spot inside my truck or under the edge of the console of my car(I removed a screw to make it easier to hide it here). My wife's car has a safe bolted into the trunk, and she will use it once in a while.

A good car alarm might add a little piece of mind when you have to leave your gun in the car, with the gun secured out of sight.

I'm playing with the idea of a pop up cup holder holster for times like this, it wouldn't work for fast draws but I think it will keep it well hidden.

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:37 PM   #22
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i would have to say that having the serial number somewhere so that it could be given to LE as soon as possible would be advisable.
I have the serial number and pictures in the "cloud", if you're familiar with computing, so I can access it instantly from any computer or smart phone to report it ASAP if that should happen. I'll eventually get a trunk mounted box that can store it and a bug out bag. Or once I trade in my car and get a pick up with a lockable truck box. And I do have a car alarm.
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I choose to not leave any of my firearms unattended in my vehicles. I do not like to think of any of my firearms being stolen from my house or vehicle. At home my firearms are locked in a big safe that is bolted to the wall. I have left hunting rifles locked in the trunk or somewhere else in my vehicle covered up while I was somewhere like a restaurant or convenience store but I parked where I could see it through the window.

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I choose to not leave any of my firearms unattended in my vehicles. I do not like to think of any of my firearms being stolen from my house or vehicle. At home my firearms are locked in a big safe that is bolted to the wall. I have left hunting rifles locked in the trunk or somewhere else in my vehicle covered up while I was somewhere like a restaurant or convenience store but I parked where I could see it through the window.
i too prefer not to leave firearms in my vehicle, but there are times when it just can't be avoided. best thing is to never ever leave them in sight! part of the reason i never use a gunrack anymore for guns in my trucks, now they make great hatracks! i am lucky that i have the storage under the rear seats in my trucks to store a long gun.
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i too prefer not to leave firearms in my vehicle, but there are times when it just can't be avoided. best thing is to never ever leave them in sight! part of the reason i never use a gunrack anymore for guns in my trucks, now they make great hatracks! i am lucky that i have the storage under the rear seats in my trucks to store a long gun.
You brought up a real good point. I think anyone who leaves guns hanging on a gun rack in an unattended vehicle is asking for trouble these days. Those guns would not stay on the rack very long in a lot of places.

I remember in my younger days seeing lots of Pickups with full gun racks sitting in parking lots, but the times have changed. It is quite a different world out there now.
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I can't bring mine to work. Nuclear power plant and federall owned which blows .If i get caught with a gun or even a bullet i can lose my nuclear clearance permanatly . Its the only time i dont have a firearm with me or close by .

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I can't bring mine to work. Nuclear power plant and federall owned which blows .If i get caught with a gun or even a bullet i can lose my nuclear clearance permanatly . Its the only time i dont have a firearm with me or close by .
But at least that place is heavily defended by guys with some pretty high tech kit, right?
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. . part of the reason i never use a gunrack anymore for guns in my trucks, now they make great hatracks! . .
And all this time I thought those things were meant to hold levels!
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And all this time I thought those things were meant to hold levels!
I never used a gunrack for 3 reasons

1. You're asking to have your window smashed and your firearm stolen by leaving it in the rack unattended.

2. Never had a truck that they would work in.

3. My fil had one in his reg cab ranger, he only used it to transport his shotgun on the way to go hunting. He had his 870 in it one time and hit a pothole and the buttstock hit him in the head, didnt hurt him just pissed him off.
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You brought up a real good point. I think anyone who leaves guns hanging on a gun rack in an unattended vehicle is asking for trouble these days. Those guns would not stay on the rack very long in a lot of places.

I remember in my younger days seeing lots of Pickups with full gun racks sitting in parking lots, but the times have changed. It is quite a different world out there now.
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I never used a gunrack for 3 reasons

1. You're asking to have your window smashed and your firearm stolen by leaving it in the rack unattended.

2. Never had a truck that they would work in.

3. My fil had one in his reg cab ranger, he only used it to transport his shotgun on the way to go hunting. He had his 870 in it one time and hit a pothole and the buttstock hit him in the head, didnt hurt him just pissed him off.
i can remember a time when just about every truck had a gunrack and a gun usually in it.

absolutely correct, as it would only take a few seconds to break a window and reach in and remove a firearm from a gunrack. even if a person had an alarm, the gun would be long gone more than likely.

depends on what your profession is! like i said, i use mine for hatrack, but i can see where it could hold a level also.
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