Piece for the car?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by BeyondTheBox, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Do any of you keep a piece in your car? I'm thinking about having one for home, car, and person, with a couple of extras for plinkin' fun, of course.

    Anyway, I'm curious about proper care and if there are temperature concerns I shoupd be aware of. I have no problems with the understanding of cleaning, but need to know if there are any other considerations, such as temp limits, I should keep in mind.

    Thanks fellas.
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I don't need to keep one in the car, it's on my hip.
     

  3. UrbanNinja

    UrbanNinja New Member

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    Agreed

    But also check with local laws. Here in Pennsylvania it is illegal to leave a firearm in the car..permit or not.
     
  4. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    my xdm 45 is too big for a ccw but i keep it in the truck. i dont care if it gets a little dirty or beat on, its gonna work. i wont treat my 1911s like that. its hard to get to my new agent while driving but i can pop that xdm out of the center console and i got a full size handgun 13+1 ready to go. in wisconsin it doesnt matter with a handgun visible or hidden in a car now if you got a ccw. other state may vary check your local laws
     
  5. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    For me, I have checked the local laws. It's how I got away without having a CC permit for years. MS vehicle carry is VERY lenient.
     
  6. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    I used to keep a Bersa Thunder in the camaro console. And a H&R38 In the truck console
     
  7. UrbanNinja

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    Local LEO's still treat you like a criminal even with a CCW here.

    I had a run in with the local PD last year, I alerted the officer that I had my weapon so he didnt freak out while reaching for my wallet(I carry on my 5 o'clock above my wallet) he didnt give me any problems and was appreciative that gave him the heads up. While running my permit and ID, his buddies showed up and surrounded me guns drawn. I understand being jumpy when a firearm is involved in a routine stop but I had already given my info and the first officer had my pistol secured in his car.
     
  8. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I checked local law and there are no restrictions for peoples with CHLs, which I don't have yet, but plan to very soon. For those without I can have a loaded firearm in the vehicle, but pretty much just in the trunk, or if no trunk a locked glovebox or console.

    This wasn't my concern or purpose for the post, though. I was asking about any worry about weathering. I live in the northwest where its cold and wet climate and am worried about problems with a gun left out in a car because of it. Thats my querry here. Any responses to that?
     
  9. UrbanNinja

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    I would look at it as any other object containing metal left in that climate. It will eventually rust or gain some sort of corrosion. Not o mention any salts that may be in the air. I have no personal experience but i would assume without constant maintenance this would be n issue...unless you're parked in a climate controlled area such as a garage.
     
  10. BeyondTheBox

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    No garage, nor salty costal air, and I'd of course keep up with regular maintenance/cleaning after rounds at the quary. Hmmm... I guess it depends on if it would simply be left in the car at all times or occasionally used and properly cared for after. Hmmm
     
  11. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    I think what I would do is just not leave it in there all the time. I also worry about theft in my area though.
     
  12. JonM

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    I leave some guns in the car overnite but i live in a very low crime area. Sherriff deputy across the street another about 5 houses down. They come in and out all times of the day and nite.

    Right now my bersa thunder 380 is in my truck.

    Leaving one in there as its permanent home isnt a good idea. Anything neglected.for a long time prolly wont fumction when you need it most even in the best climate.
     
  13. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    Yeah, I'm in a low-no crime area so theft is no worry of mine. Thanks for talking it out with me guys, sounds like I've got an action plan to achieve what I want while still caring for my pistols properly.
     
  14. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i live out in the country and a low crime city, but mine usually get taken out and put in the house when i get home. mine usually get practiced with on a regular basis, so they all get cleaned and oiled regularly. plus, doesn't matter where one of my trucks is parked, they are always locked.:D
     
  15. BlueTurf

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    When I am out in the woods or desert I will often carry one of my handguns on the front seat or under the seat. I keep it in its padded case which is easily opened. I think in either location I would have plenty of time to get my hands on it.
     
  16. levelcross

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    I mounted a holster in my car and truck to hold my carry weapon(s) I just switch them out to hold what ever I am carrying that day. I always stage my carry weapon when I get in the car/truck as IWB is too hard to draw from @ the 3:00 with the seat belt on. When I exit I just re-holster my weapon as I stand up, this way I don't have to worry about the weather or car break in"s. Car holsters can be made out of Kydex in 30-45 minutes and are cheap to make, easy to mount, and will hold your weapon in place while going 4 wheeling through W.V. anything worse than that and I figure I have bigger things to worry about LOL.
     
  17. willfully armed

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    I hope you made an official complaint.

    Was this a traffic stop?



    I used to live in a good part of a different city. My neighbor,caddy corner, was a KBI agent, and we had a deputy two blocks down.

    The only property crime in our neighborhood in those few years, was the KBI agents house. They kicked in the back door and cleaned out his house.

    He eventually sold his house to a Kansas Highway Patrol officer who kept his duty vehicle at home.
    His vehicle was home the night someone got into my truck and cleaned it out to the tune of a $1600 insurance claim.


    LEO PRESENCE MEANS LITTLE ANYMORE. Don't expect it to keep your property safe.
     
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  18. therewolf

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    Corrosion issues aside, I was faced with "should I have 'stations' for several

    guns around the house, car, etc." I decided that for general safety,

    because I didn't want untended loaded weapons about, I would keep

    my CCW and my CCW only, loaded, and with me, at all times.

    So what I do is keep all others unloaded and locked up...
     
  19. HOSSFLY

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    I keep a 357 in my truck 100% of the time -Thats all its for-
    Many times I dont carry, but I know its in the truck when I leave the house :cool:
     
  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    That's exactly how I handle the same question. It makes it so much simpler that I only have one handgun and one rifle, and very little money to afford more than that.