I'm semi-retired from a business that deals in gold and silver bullion coins and even though I live in a community where carjacking and the like are almost unheard of, there are times when I will be carrying a fair amount of either cash or gold before I have a chance to go to the bank and decided several years ago to carry a 357 magnum in the car.
I only carry 6 rounds in the gun. (125gr Hornady XTP/22gr H110) I guess I figure if that's not enough to defend myself I probably have no business owning a gun.
I'm probably more concerned about the legality of carrying a semi-concealed
loaded gun in the car even though it is legally registered. Officer I was on my way home from the range and just forgot the gun was loaded.