DIY Concealed Car Mount Project: REVISED


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doc540
January 26, 2010, 08:48 PM
ALWAYS START EVERY PROJECT WITH A CLEARED WEAPON W/O MAGAZINE


After trying the magnet mount and an Uncle Mike's RH nylon holster I had laying around, I bought a left hand UM's and mounted my 9mm MilPro this evening.

Total cost: $15 (with supplies on hand)

NOTE: Applies only where legal. And this is NOT a pro/con gun-in-the-car thread, please.

Left hand holster allows retention with the strap and snap. (Eliminates the flying-object-in-collision objection)

Covered with a small hand towel and mounted low behind tinted windows it is concealed.

Hope this helps someone.

Self explanatory, so here are the pictures:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0849-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0850-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0851-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0854-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0853-1.jpg
3M glue patch over screw heads to protect pistol surfaces
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0867-1.jpg
Old Fekker Knee Saver
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0855-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0857-1.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0865-1.jpg

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Oyeboten
January 26, 2010, 08:59 PM
Very tidy...polite installation...nice!


This is against the Center hump then? By your right Leg, more or less?

(Was hard to tell by the images...)

3M "77" is THE Brand-of-Choice, too!

doc540
January 26, 2010, 09:01 PM
yes, mounted under my right knee so there's no contact while driving, but it's a natural reach down to access it

Deltaboy
January 26, 2010, 09:10 PM
COOL Idea

leadcounsel
January 26, 2010, 09:57 PM
Cool idea, but ...
1) is it hard to get the screws to bite and hold in cheap auto plastic?
2) concern about damaging guts in the transmission housing (wires, etc.)

doc540
January 26, 2010, 10:01 PM
good questions

I tested the console material and was careful not to use screws that were too long.

Yes, they hold (3 of them) in the carpet, cardboard, and plastic without getting through the tunnel material.

And, yes, even BMW materials could be considered "cheap". :D

ozarkgunner
January 26, 2010, 10:10 PM
I've done a somewhat similar thing in my truck. I made a custom speaker bos and center console. I made an aluminum bracket to hold my IWB holster while I am driving. I will post a picture tomorrow. i am contemplating making a new one.

doc540
January 27, 2010, 10:04 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0870-1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v334/doc540/Guns/Auto%20Mount/DSCN0729-1.jpg

preachnhunt
January 27, 2010, 11:00 AM
What would happen if instead of screws you used velcro and took the whole holster in and out ?

jackstinson
January 27, 2010, 11:32 AM
I simply used Velcro to attach a removable holster inside my Jeep's center console.
Total cost was $0.00, as I had everything laying around the house.

doc540
January 27, 2010, 12:08 PM
If one has a console, problem solved.

My car doesn't offer the luxury of a console compartment.

And velcro might work, but might not stick well to the carpet material in that area. The hard plastic surface would put the gun up too high and too visible.

You would need to use the big, commercial-size pieces, but, remember, you need to have space between the holster and the console to access the grip.

That's why I used the rubber bushings to create that necessary space.

Many other holsters (and probably more expensive) would work as well if not better. I just used an inexpensive holster that fit the gun.

And if and when one sold their car the big patch of velcro would have to remain or risk fragging the carpet when trying to remove it.

I'm sure open to creative suggestions, though.

Clifford
January 29, 2010, 03:44 PM
I mounted one of my pistol holsters in a similar way on one of my trucks and it works well. I tried the Velcro method first and it didn't last more than a week before the Velcro started to loose it's grip on my console.

Jon_Snow
January 29, 2010, 04:53 PM
You could use the same screw set-up you have to hold a strip of velcro in the same place you did; giving you the best of both worlds.

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