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Discussion in 'The Club House' started by G30USMC, Jan 22, 2014.
Interesting .... Don't know if I would try it
Looks darned inconvenient to me. You have to flip off the (optional use) hat, draw with your thumb until there is enough grip exposed to grasp it, and then readjust your grip to fire. A lot of people wouldn't have the hand strength to do that. I'll stick with my crossdraw holster for car carry. It gives the added advantage of being attached to me, not my car. No matter what happens, the gun stays with me.
I've had issues myself when thinking about this.
For now I've started keeping my CCW at 4:00 and my Glock 19 in a position similar to his, only more concealed, I'd like to mount a kydex holster somewhere but it would be in full view because of the layout of my car.
Concealed is concealed.
Having the grip exposed is not concealed. I'm am no lawyer, but I could see problems with that in Florida.
Something to think about when trying to come up with a car carry solution. When a car is involved in a collision, the only thing that stops or changes direction on initial impact is the car. Everything else in that vehicle will attempt to continue in the original direction at the original speed. Now picture some road rage yahoo pulling in front of you and jumping on his brakes to stop you, or even worse, running you off the road to hit a stationary object.
If you're buckled up we know where you will probably end up, but where will your firearm land? In the Miami FBI shootout two of the agents lost their primary weapons in the initial collision. They had removed them from the holster in anticipation of the confrontation. Inertia took care of the rest. We know it can happen. Don't let it happen to you.
I tend to lean towards appendix IWB carry when driving,not the most comfortable,but bearable for all my daily driving,and is the most accessible position to draw from while seated in the truck. If I was on a road trip or knew I'd be in the truck ALLL day if probably keep it in center console.
Ankle carry works particularly well while driving, easily accessible...
Getting at my IWB while seated and fumbling with the seatbelt just isn't practical...
Not like the situation has come up yet *knocks on wood* but I like forward thinking...
I don't even have to go to FL to see problems. I see problems in any big box store parking lot. If I have to hang a hat on the gun, I would prefer to shove it down between the seat and the console.
I carry FBI cant (gun angled back, grip up). I have No issue drawing from a sitting position. I had someone try to draw on me in the car, they struggled, I beat them to the punch.
better judged by twelve than carried by six.
I like the idea to just buy 2 guns, one for the truck, and one to carry. You always have one easy to get to when in the drivers seat, and when you get out you have your carry gun in its preferred position.
I see what he is trying to accomplish and appreciate it. Not for me though.
I like the "holster" but probably wouldn't buy it, as I can't easily retrieve anything from the foot/under-dash area of either of my cars. I am NOT kicking a loaded pistol back toward my person from the footwell.
I don't have a carry permit. In MS, with permit-free car carry (concealed or not or sorta) and permit-free open carry, the permit seems less needed than in some other states.
In my Sentra, I usually just stuffed the holster in between the seat back and seat bottom of the passenger-side seat. This retained the holster well enough to allow me to draw the XD45 without also drawing the holster (genericish holster that holds extra mag and has retention strap). I use a small nanosafe lock box under the passenger seat to store the firearm when I go into a store or some place I can't or don't want to carry the pistol.
I recently bought a used 2004 Mazda Miata which has presented some challenges as far as storage space and such. So far, I have been stuffing the holstered XD45 between the passenger seat and the middle console, but this doesn't offer the retainage I get from the Sentra's passenger seat. The Miata seats are not good at retaining anything other than butts. Other than switching to a shoulder holster, I don't see me with many options for secure in-car carry. I will be replacing the double DIN radio with a single DIN unit next week; the dash kit for this includes a nice little open storage cubby/slot under the radio that may get converted to a dedicated holster holder with a strap for the holster to clip to. Luckily the kid who will be doing the stereo install (and rearview camera install) is a firearms enthusiast and is aware of my need for a holstering area in the car.
The only other option I see is to clip the genericish holster I use in the car to one of the seat belts, but that does not offer a "quick draw" solution.
An additional hurdle with the Miata is that I don't often close the convertible top, particularly while driving. As low as this car is, anyone driving next to me will clearly see any pistol not in the trunk or glove box. I also have to use the nanosafe in the trunk as there is too much access to the passenger compartment for peace of mind.