Lock your car door! Or any door

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by DodgerBlue, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    Saw something happen so fast it touched a nerve. Just now, today.

    I had my POV parked here at the dealership for my night job. I would say sitting behind a desk I am bout 100 normal walking steps away.

    I had left my wallet and gun in there since I hate stuff in my pockets. Locked it up and was good.

    A bucket pulls up on the lot. It was like a 1984 chevette hatch back. POS. 4 people in it. Saleman all laughing. One guy goes out there to see what's up. driver gets out and starts talking to salesman. the passenger gets out, now, my pov is in plain sight. She gets out and in one full swoop, she acts like she's brushing her hair back but she checks my door handle. Locked luckily.

    I just had witnessed how fast something can happen. Alot of us carry here for self defense. I do. CCW everywhere I go. Got me thinking I have to be ready to act and any given moment. I know it's getting deep just watching a crack head check my door handle but it hit me like a rock.
     
  2. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    I keep mine in my truck at work too because company policy won't let me take it in and keep my job if I got caught. I tried to get en to let me put it in my locker if they didn't want me to carry but they said no without even thinking about it...needless to say I'm not happy about it but not much I can do about it
     

  3. rifleman1

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    i was told that if i leave my gun unattended in a vehicle and its stolen and used to do harm i can be held accountable i dont no the truth to this but i generally do not leave it behind..im in california this could be true here.
     
  4. MrWray

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    Thats crazy, i would have checked that worthless POS. I would see red if i ever caught anybody trying to open my door.
     
  5. DodgerBlue

    DodgerBlue New Member

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    Dude, I know, i was making my way around the desk but as fast as they showed up they left and were gone. They were looking for hertz rental. The salesman is a good AZ patriot and he told me he noticed too and was watching.
     
  6. Overkill0084

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    Next time hit the panic button on the remote. That will get their attention.
     
  7. MrWray

    MrWray New Member

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    Wire some mustard gas canisters through your exhaust to your panic button. That will take care of them s***heads
     
  8. mudpupp

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    The rare times I have to leave my gun in the Car (Library and Post Office), I have a small safe with a cable wrapped around my seat frame. I highly recommend this, and it complies with all laws of reasonable care.

    You can buy one for about $25 but it's worth 10 times that if you use it.
     
  9. Daoust_Nat

    Daoust_Nat Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I agree on the Nano safe. I also have to leave my handgun in the car, and we have had too many break ins. There is a huge university across the street which attracts plenty of thieves to add to those that go there as students. I would get one of those and lock your gun.
     
  10. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    Where do you put the safe? I've seen em and know they're small but there's no room under the seat
     
  11. CHLChris

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    I think CenterofMass is where I bought mine. I have 3 that are all the same key. Very convenient. The seat frame will almost always have something that you can get a cable through.

    And these are also TSA compliant so you can use the same case to transport guns in your luggage.
     
  12. blucoondawg

    blucoondawg New Member

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    A safe is a good idea, I always assumed the fact that you left the gun in the car and locked the car doors would be considered safe storage and keep you in the good graces of the law, but that may not always be the case everywhere.
     
  13. Trez

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    My car doesnt have doors..... :(:p
     
  14. mudpupp

    mudpupp New Member

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    I drive an Explorer. I place the safe under the back seat and cable it ti the seat frame, however you could just leave it on the floor in the back and throw and old fast food bag over it.

    Luckily criminals are by nature not the brightest if people. If they she a sweatshirt or mcdonalds bag on the floor, they will probably just think your untidy.
     
  15. texaswoodworker

    texaswoodworker New Member

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    I think I saw you the other day!!! :p

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4biN0UU6PRg[/ame]
     
  16. partdeux

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    Right near my house... relatively nice neighborhood, someone ran into the street in front of a car and attempted a car jacking. Friend of my wife's saw the whole thing go down. What the BG didn't count on was the driver having some self defense training ;) No guns, but apparently beat the stuffing out of the bad guy... so yea, keep the doors locked :)
     
  17. Trez

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  18. shadamai

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    I've been thinking about this topic a lot lately. I have been considering getting a gun to keep in the car, but my concerns are a) if someone breaks in, they could quickly grab a gun not in a safe, and b) if I do put it in a safe, I may not be able to get to it quickly enough if I need it. I try to be aware of my surroundings, but what if something happens while I am trying to get into my car? Carrying a firearm into my building at work is not an option, though several of my coworkers keep theirs in their vehicles. I am interested in hearing how others store their guns in the car.
     
  19. CHLChris

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    Now you're talking about storing a firearm in a car in such a way that it allows quick access. A car safe is not the way. For me, I only use it when I am walking into a federal building or a gun store that doesn't want loaded firearms. Otherwise, it is on my person at all times. If I was a long-distance driver, I would most assuredly invest in an OWB crossdraw holster for in the car
     
  20. mudpupp

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    Wait!!

    You have a GUN STORE that doesn't let you carry a licensed Gun with CCW permit?

    No Way. I WON'T believe it!!