Those Of You That Keep A Rifle In Your Vehicle...


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TimM
August 18, 2010, 07:30 PM
For those of you that keep a rifle in your vehicle... how do you secure it?

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courtgreene
August 18, 2010, 07:36 PM
i keep a pillow and sleeping bag in the back of the truck in case i break down and am stranded. push a rifle down to where it impresses the bedding and its going nowhere.

TimM
August 18, 2010, 07:42 PM
i keep a pillow and sleeping bag in the back of the truck in case i break down and am stranded. push a rifle down to where it impresses the bedding and its going nowhere.

I am referring more to the issue of a rifle being left in your vehicle when you go into the grocery store or movie theater. I have a lock box for my pistol when I go into the post office but I am not sure how to secure the rifle against theft if the truck is broken into.

45Fan
August 18, 2010, 07:51 PM
Cable lock through the action and wraped around the seat brackets. A few days ago there was a post about a Dodge truck that had boxes on either side to secure long guns.

docsleepy
August 18, 2010, 07:53 PM
Well, at least a first start would be to find a bolt somewhere that you can put a chain onto. Then a padlock that you could lock to the trigger guard, or to the rifle box if you have the rifle encased. That will stop the smash and grab, although obviously it won't stop everyone.

Ruger 22's come with a huge metal safety affair and a lock - chain to that, and it is going NOWHERE.

sarduy
August 18, 2010, 08:18 PM
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courtgreene
August 18, 2010, 10:10 PM
hmmmm. I guess that does make more sense, but you could probably see why I thought you meant giving it a steady place to ride. If I'm in a place where I think it might be pillaged, I generally put it in (gasp) a gun case. The airline approved types with two spots for locks. That way I can still get to it if I "need" it but if I'm in some crazy situation where I need to get to a gun with little time to spare (hasn't happened, probably won't) I keep a pistol between me and my waistband.

taliv
August 18, 2010, 10:41 PM
i lock the truck. i have insurance on the gun.

Rexster
August 19, 2010, 06:26 PM
First of all, I don't "keep" a firearm in a vehicle, meaning that it stays inside a vehicle long-term. My Jeep Wrangler has a large Tuffy Products lockbox in the rear seat area. In the Honda Civic, I have the trunk's remote release lever locked, so that a simple smash-and-grab burglar will not be able to access the trunk.

To expand upon what taliv said, regarding insurance, keep in mind that your vehicle insurance policy almost certainly does not cover personal property stolen from within the vehicle. The NRA offers a certain level in insurance, and some homeowner's policies offer protection to personal property away from home in certain circumstances. This may require a addition to the policy. And, of course, insurance does not keep the weapon from being used by the burglar, to "protect" himself if someone tries to interrupt his crime or escape.

I don't know about the nationwide trends, but in my corner of Texas, burglaries of all types are up drastically with the economic downturn, and the smash-and-grab guys are tending to ransack vehicles a bit more thoroughly than before. Keep in mind that a car burglar who knows how to do it smoothly will use a screwdriver to punch a door key lock with so little motion that it will look from a distance like he is using a key.

A lacrosse racquet bag makes for a discreet way to get a long firearm to and from a vehicle, minimizing the need to leave the rifle inside the vehicle as often. An Eagle Industries Discreet Case is also low-profile, and more protective. A Pelican Case provides a legendary level of protection, and some level of discretion. I use all three, for various circumstances and weapons.

husker
August 19, 2010, 07:15 PM
i keep my truck in my gun. LOL

jmorris
August 19, 2010, 08:07 PM
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General Geoff
August 19, 2010, 08:17 PM
jmorris: That is awesome beyond words. Kudos :)

Cosmoline
August 19, 2010, 08:32 PM
When I leave the Mosin behind, I just conceal it and pop the bolt out. What's to steal? A piece of wood and metal that needs someone who knows how to headspace a 54R bolt head and fit the body. Not something that most crooks can cope with. Plus without the bolt it's worth almost nothing. And on top of that, freed from the receiver the Mosin straight bolt acts as a fantastic steel knuckle if you grip the body in your fist. I suppose vs. the boltless mosin it would still be a bad fight. But at least you won't get shot with your own rifle! And that is the main thing.

wyocarp
August 19, 2010, 08:32 PM
Lock and insure the truck and it's contents. Worry about other things in life.

Geno
August 19, 2010, 08:38 PM
I have a nice steel vault in my truck for my handguns. To secure it, it is bolted to the trucks body, and to the frame. It's about 0.25" thick, with locking lugs like a home gun vault.

Geno

Floppy_D
August 19, 2010, 10:11 PM
What taliv said, but what jmorris and sarduy have set up is sweet.

peabody
August 19, 2010, 10:39 PM
rifle rack, behind the seat.


a home made rack, on my tractor.

UnTainted
August 19, 2010, 11:47 PM
870 w/ slugs under the back seat (extended cab pickup).

And it's not insured, because, really, who insures an 870 synthetic mag?

Al LaVodka
August 20, 2010, 08:02 AM
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August 20, 2010, 09:15 AM
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M2 Carbine
August 20, 2010, 02:06 PM
For those of you that keep a rifle in your vehicle... how do you secure it?
I don't. The rifle is behind the pickup seat, in the trunk of one car and in the back of the station wagon.

If I traveled in or lived in an area where I was concerned with car break-ins I'd probably secure the rifles with some kind of cable lock. I might even go so far as to hide or secure the bolt separately.

BushyGuy
August 20, 2010, 02:10 PM
Only problem is you cant keep the rifle loaded if its in the vehicle unless its a SBR with a tax stamp. i plan on getting one for STHF!

dscottw88
August 20, 2010, 02:15 PM
I just stuffed an SKS behind the rear seats in my truck.

Rexster
August 20, 2010, 05:20 PM
Quote: "Only problem is you cant keep the rifle loaded if its in the vehicle unless its a SBR with a tax stamp. i plan on getting one for STHF!"

Or, live in a free state that allows loaded long guns inside vehicles. Texas is such a place. Life is good! :)

Mr.Davis
August 20, 2010, 05:41 PM
Only problem is you cant keep the rifle loaded if its in the vehicle unless its a SBR with a tax stamp. i plan on getting one for STHF!
Am I the only one who hates seeing comments like this from people who refuse to list their location?

Gun laws vary widely around the nation...almost no statement is absolute these days when it relates to guns, so it makes sense that we list our locations either in our posts or in our profile to make things more clear and avoid thread drifts.

Gord
August 20, 2010, 05:47 PM
Only problem is you cant keep the rifle loaded if its in the vehicle

In your state. Which you haven't bothered to specify.

lefteyedom
August 21, 2010, 01:03 AM
I keep an old H&R single shot 12 gauge in the gun pouch of my seat cover. The shotgun has 20" barrel with a screw in choke, a slip on sleeve holding 5 shells and a rattle can finish. It is out of sight, handy and cheap with a total cost of about $75. It is there 24/7 and the joys of my concealed weapons permit it is legal 24/7

TexasPatriot.308
August 21, 2010, 03:18 AM
it's against the law here in Texas not to have at least one firearm in your vehicle, in rural areas, carjackin dont exist, if it is attempted we try not to waste too much ammo, two quick kill rounds and maybe one to the head to prevent that lying thief from suing you....

TimM
August 21, 2010, 12:21 PM
Thanks for the input fellas. I think that I am just gonna have to experiment and see what work for me.

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