mounting holster in car / truck

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by HunterOfAnimals, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. HunterOfAnimals

    HunterOfAnimals New Member

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    This is my 1st post to the forum. I'm interested in ideas on mounting a holster in one's car or truck for easy/quick access in the event it is needed. The situation is this: you are confronted by a perp at your hard-top driver's window (assuming its down) at a drive-through, etc., or while stopped in traffic or a parking lot with your convertible top down. Trying to dig in the glovebox for a pistol may be too little too late. I've thought about mounting a holster on the passenger side leg area of the shifter/storage area between most passenger seats (sits on the hump above the tranny). The holster would not be permanently mounted here, so that it can be secured out of sight when you are not in the vehicle. At this location, it's within quickdraw reach if needed, but not in the driver's way. Anyone have thoughts on this location or recommendations of a good holster for such mounting? I carry a Glock.

    Obviously, staying alert and avoiding areas known to be rife with crime is the first step. What I'm trying to be prepared for is the perp attacking at a redlight on a busy highway or drive-through window with traffic blocking all escape exits, or in a nice area. Crime doesn't just occur in the hood.

    Thanks!

    Hunter of Animals
     
  2. NitroxAZ

    NitroxAZ New Member

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    Why don't you stop by the introduction section and say hi.
     

  3. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Depending on what state you are in this could be illegal. Check your laws first. While it may be OK to conceal it on your person, it may have to be fully open or in a glove box to be legal. Where I am from a CCW holder cant keep a pistol concealed anywhere but on their body or in the glove box (no CCW required). Center console is off limits, even with CCW. Crazy I know.
     
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  4. HunterOfAnimals

    HunterOfAnimals New Member

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    NitroxAz, will do.

    hillbilly, I don't think a holster mounted in plain sight on the side of a center console would be considered "concealed." Now, in some states, like Maryland, you can't have a firearm in the car for protection, no matter the location, but only for taking to have it serviced, travel to a sanctioned firearms event, etc. (which is one reason I'd never live there). And I'm aware of the fed. law allowing interstate transport if the firearm is unloaded and in a locked enclosure away from the driver. In MD and under the federal law (while travelling through liberal states), a holster mount wouldn't be appropriate. I'm in Mississippi, a shall-issue CCW state, so I'm home free on that issue. The automobile is an extension of the home in MS.

    I'd make the holster removable since it is visible while the car is parked. I'm still looking for some ideas on such a mounted holster. Reaching for the glovebox in a convertible while the perp has you by the shirt collar won't help much. Again, situational awareness is step 1. I want to to move to step 2. Ideas and suggestions are welcome.
    HOA
     
  5. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

    An IWB cross draw will give you better access when seated, less likely to BONK the steering wheel as you attempt to bring the muzzle to bear on attacker at your window.

    However- situational awareness- if I have reached the stage of things that I would be justified in busting a cap on someone, and my vehicle is still capable of being driven- the bad guy better be wearing track shoes if he wants to hang onto my shirt. I will stand and fight when I have to. ONLY when I have to.
     
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  6. ScottA

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  7. hillbilly68

    hillbilly68 New Member

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    Wanna bet? Maybe not cconsidered by you (or I) as "concealed", but if there is any room for interpretation you just need to protect yourself. Thats all I'm saying.

    I had considered it myself, mounting an inexpensive left hand carry Kydex mounted on the side of the console (screwed in to the side and epoxy welded to seccure it). But when I really thought about the purpose, the best solution was to simply uncover my gun on my belt and make sure its not blocked by the seat belt. Get pulled over in a traffic stop, just cover it up before you stop.
    Officers will be a little more relaxed when they can't see an exposed gun in a holster that is readily accessible.

    But I know this was a "how to do it" thread, so have at it.
     
  8. freefall

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    When I first moved up here in '79 I got a ride from a guy who had a left hand holster pop-riveted under the dash of his old panel truck, to the left of the steering wheel. Thought that was pretty cool, tho i've never done it myself.
     
  9. pioneer461

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    The best place to keep a pistol in a car, truck, or anywhere for that matter, is in a holster, on your person. There is no way to know if / when your truck will be stolen. With a vehicle mounted system, the dope addicted car thief, just became an ARMED dope addicted car thief.
     
  10. HunterOfAnimals

    HunterOfAnimals New Member

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    That Pro-Tech Seat Buddy looks promising. On long trips, this would be much more comfortable than carrying on my person. However, for around the town and short trips (2 hours, etc.), pioneer461's comment makes sense, so I'm going to try the 5.11 Tactical shirt holster with a modified dress shirt (2 shirt buttons sewn on outside, velcro holding shirt closed). I ordered a couple of the shirt holsters today, at $45 each on most sites. Holster Shirt
     
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  13. supergus

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    Iused an Uncle Mikes because it's reversible and the retention strap is adjustable for any similarly sized gun. As long as you have a panel near your knee it works great.
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