Car Storage

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Chong, Nov 2, 2007.

  1. Chong

    Chong New Member

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    Does anyone use a "car seat holster" or some kind of special holding device in their vehicle rather than the good old glove box?
     
  2. firebrand45

    firebrand45 New Member

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    When I am not actively carrying, I slip it into the split between the seat on my right side, butt foward for a crossdraw.
     

  3. Varro

    Varro New Member

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    All my vehicles have a driver's side open compartment on door for an easy reach...I tried the overhead compartments; don't like them as well....
    With the increased frequency of "road-rage", I'm starting to "up-size" my calibers....:)
     
  4. pioneer461

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    Please don't store a firearm in a car. Cars are not secure, and any hype breaking glass for your stereo becomes an armed hype.

    The best place to carry a pistol while driving, is on your person. If you crash and / or have to get out in a hurry, chances are you're going to have to go back for your gun.
     
  5. henryk

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    Makes good sense to me. Storing and carrying are two different things but in a car only carrying makes sense.
     
  6. mortpes

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    Occasionally I do have to leave the gun in the car for short periods, when I visit a restricted area. I use a thick security cable and lock. Someone would have to use some real heavy tools to remove the gun.
     
  7. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    Most thieves carry bolt cutters.
     
  8. Righteous

    Righteous New Member

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    I always have my XD on me but i carry a ruger 44 blackhawk in glove box and aint lotta room to put it elsewhere
     
  9. john55555

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    when I need to keep a handgun in the car and I can't keep it on me, I usually put it in a biometric fingerprint safe I have in my trunk every now and then. I just bought a new one a few months ago from ebay, for only 109.99. The listing is under 'Biometric Fingerprint Gun Pistol Safe keyless new NIB' if you are interested. :D This may not be the fastest way to retrieve it in a hurry, but its safe and thief-proof.
     
  10. fixxer

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    You realize this thread was 2 years old right?
     
  11. john55555

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    sorry, I didn't realize it was old until i posted my bit. Happy holidays!
    :)
     
  12. Doc3402

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    Even if the thread is old, new info can help someone. I always thought it was better to post to an old thread than it was to have 42 threads on the same subject.

    When there is no other way around it I use a pair of handcuffs to secure my revolver in the car.
     
  13. GEORGIA

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    I keep my Mossberg 590 under the seat.And put my 1911 in the same place whenever i go in the post office,court house,wherever.
     
  14. Bighead

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    While you can avoid some businesses, the need to enter some establishments may be necessary, and may even preclude carrying illegally, such as government buildings with magnetometers. Also, many of us are employed for companies that do not recognize the right to carry a firearm for personal protection.

    So is the choice that we either leave a gun in our vehicle on occasion, or abdicate our right to carry altogether for any trip that might lead us to a "gun free" zone? Sometimes that is the choice, and we hope that we are not the unfortunate victim of an auto burglary. One thing you can do is to make yourself ugly to auto burglars. Do not have gobs of expensive stereo equipment, or leave items of value in plain view. The same way you conceal your firearm, you should also conceal your purse/laptop bag/cell phone/bucket of spare change. Make the interior or your vehicle a barren wasteland that isn't worth the risk to a criminal. And if you can't do that, then don't also leave a gun in the car.

    I really like the idea of console vaults and truck vaults. A handgun safe fixed in your trunk might also work well. The financial cost would be burdensome to many, but the an illegal gun on the street can result in the ultimate cost.

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  15. pioneer461

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    Nothing is thief-proof.
    If you can install it, Noah Kount can un-install it. Don't rely on a cable lock. Most car thieves and prowlers carry bolt cutters. They take the lock box to a remote, safe (for them) place, where they have time and power tools to disassemble the box. If you must use a lock box, bolt the box to the frame of the car / truck. That might slow them down, or cause them to steal the whole car / truck.