where to carry a truck gun?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by potentialglock, Dec 23, 2012.

  1. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    My EDC is a ruger lc9. But with the way I carry (4 o'clock) its hard to reach when I'm in my truck. Is like to have a truck gun that stays in the vehicle at all times. I don't have a reliable shotgun or rifle to put in there. But I have an M&P9 or a 1911. Which should I carry in the truck and how should I carry it? I.E. where to hide it? I don't have kids and the people in my truck know not to mess with any guns they might find.
     
  2. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    dont know about your local laws but here in wisconsin we got oc and ccw so my gun sits on the center console where i can get it if needed. i carry owb 3oclock so when i get out of the truck it either goes in the center console or in the holster at that point.

    i always have my lcp in my pocket. ive taken to carrying the beretta M9A1 since the wife has decided she likes it a lot and wants one. we are consolidating our carry guns into what she is comfy with.

    anyway depends on your truck and local laws. between the seats under a newspaper on the seat or in or on the center console.
     

  3. Chainfire

    Chainfire Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you can do it legally, on your hip is the best place. Where I live, we don't have open carry, so it is under my shirt at 3:00. I always know where it is, and what condition it is in.
     
  4. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    The lc9 will never leave my hip. But if somebody attacks while I'm in my truck I need another gun with better accuracy and easier to access
     
  5. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    Having a second gun just hanging around in the truck is a liability for me. I end up with children in the truck that I never planned to transport. I have friends that don't need to touch a firearm in a confined space. There are to many things to go wrong in my life. If I need a gun in the truck I have my EDC.

    When I do need to carry a long gun I put it in my tool box. Out of sight is out of mind.
     
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  6. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I had an experience today where a random man started cussing us out as we were getting in my truck. I was in and buckled and I'm afraid I wouldn't have been able to reach my EDC in time in case things escalated. Hence my desire for a truck gun
     
  7. John_Deer

    John_Deer New Member

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    The NRA store has a bunch of vehicle holsters. You might see something there you can use.
     
  8. potentialglock

    potentialglock New Member

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    I want it to stay out of sight when I'm not in my vehicle. Most of those holsters leave it relatively in sight
     
  9. sawman1293

    sawman1293 New Member

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    Dude, if you are in your truck and buckled, the door should be closed and keys in the ignition. If there is a situation, you drive off and avoid conflict. Your EDC should be in a position to be accessible anytime. As for a truck gun, I do not think of that as my primary plan of defense in my vehicle. I keep mine in my center console, which is lockable for the few times that I need to prevent access from kids.
     
  10. willfully armed

    willfully armed New Member

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    Situational awareness + locked doors should provide enough time to access your concealed handgun.
     
  11. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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    I keep mine under the back seat in my F150 and behind the seat against the wall in my reg cab Dakota. My thinking for keep them on or near the floor is, #1 under the seat or behind it is out of sight of potential thieves and #2, if shtf and some phsyco starts shooting I'm can reach it from a nealing position while using the truck itself as cover/concealment. I don't want to be a standing target through a window while trying to get my truck gun from ceiling or rear window mounted rack.

    I never liked the rear window truck racks because having a long gun in one is like hanging a sign on your gun that says, "Attention thieves, I'm an unattended firearm, come and take me!". It's just asking for trouble.
     
  12. Renegade44

    Renegade44 New Member

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    I've seen great holster mounts that go under your steering column. Easy access and relatively hidden from public eye. Look for truck mounted gun holsters.
     
  13. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    EDC? Do you mean your PPD?? Personal Protection Device!;)
    The problem I see here is if you place a PPD inside the vehicle, other than on your person, and you do not want it visible and you want it secure it will be about as hard to access as it is on your person. If you want access on your person while driving wear a cross draw holster.
     
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  14. kfox75

    kfox75 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What he said. Here in NY, A CCW only covers your handgun when it is on your person. Stick that pistol in the center console or in the glove box, you could get jail time for it. One state over in PA, in your car is allowed with a CCW. I carry mine crossdraw in my truck for 2 reasons. Reason 1, easier acess in a situation where I need it. 2, If my primary hand (right) is occupied with shifting, starting the truck, Pushing a passenger down out of the line of fire, etc, I can still get to my pistol with my weak hand to defend myself. Or if my right hand or arm is injured, I can still reach my pistol.

    Check your local laws, and get a good crossdraw holster. It should work better for your needs.
     
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  15. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    I keep a glovebox gun for possible passenger and one concealed against my console for self. Because I pocket carry it's even more difficult to access and no matter your awareness, bad guys don't usually give ya warning from what I've heard. Lol

    I'd say, if local state law permits, find a way to conceal a gun under your front seat or against console or under steeringwheel.
     
  16. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Never lived in Texas have ya :D
     
  17. GrtWhytHype

    GrtWhytHype New Member

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    This is the conundrum that we as gun owners face. I say piss off the anti-gunners and carry multiple weapons for every foreseeable situation. Rock your lc9 at 4 o'clock, have another in a cross draw holster, also have a 1911 in a vehicle mounted holster, keep a long gun in the trunk, and mount machine guns to the hood of your car! Problems solved!
     
  18. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Well, hopefully you'll get to the 7th amendment at work :eek:
     
  19. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There are some seat covers that have a pocket where the cloth hangs down in front of the seat. Very inconspicuous and handy. When I carry at 4 it is usually butt forward. It does not print as badly when you bend over and it is easier to draw. I will also use a belt clip holster 10 on the left when I am driving a lot.
     
  20. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    In GA, if you have your carry permit, you can keep your gun wherever you want. But when you leave the vehicle, lock it up out if sight or put it in your holster.