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dbrown
June 2, 2012, 10:23 AM
How would you have an ar-15 in a truck. I live in Illinois so a gun has to be inclosed in a case and unloaded. So i was wondering under these circumstances how would you have the gun in your truck?

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Havok7416
June 2, 2012, 10:26 AM
Just keep the gun enclosed in the case and keep the magazine unloaded. What are you stumbling over? Do you not have enough room in the cab (S10 or similar small truck)?

dbrown
June 2, 2012, 10:27 AM
Yes a s10 so there is not much room at all.

Havok7416
June 2, 2012, 10:30 AM
My recommendation (if it is legal) would be to either forego the AR-15 and get a good pistol and pistol safe to lock it in OR get a hard Tonneau cover for your truck and make a rack or holder of some kind to keep the case in one spot.

dbrown
June 2, 2012, 10:31 AM
It is legal to put it in the glove box or similar place. It just has to be enclosed in something.

dbrown
June 2, 2012, 10:32 AM
A pistol that is.

Havok7416
June 2, 2012, 10:34 AM
They make a small pistol lock-box that comes with a cable. I routed mine beneath my seat so I can take off my pistol when I am going into a building that does not permit carry. In your case you could easily put a pistol in it and keep the ammo separate. Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/Secure-It-Handgun-Storage-Safe/dp/B000HBB15U

Certaindeaf
June 2, 2012, 11:14 AM
They have lots of this style deal..

http://cn1.kaboodle.com/img/b/0/0/19f/1/AAAAC98hPacAAAAAAZ8ThQ/classic-accessories-seat-back-gun-case-fits-most-suvs-and-pickup-trucks.jpg?v=1321465839000

AlexanderA
June 2, 2012, 11:34 AM
IMO, a gun that you would keep habitually in a truck (or any vehicle, but especially a truck) should be an inexpensive throwaway, something that you wouldn't mind losing. I don't think an AR-15 would qualify as that, unless it's a real beater. I transport guns in vehicles only for specific purposes. They are much safer and more secure to keep at home.

JTHunter
June 3, 2012, 12:54 AM
See Post #12 and the two PDF's in that post for more information on "cased" guns in Illinois. The second link also applies to NON-residents.
http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=661489

loose noose
June 3, 2012, 01:24 PM
dbrown, What is wrong with placing the AR-15 in a soft case and putting it behind the front seat. I know in even a small truck such as a S-10 there is room behind the front seat even if you have the seat all the way back.:confused:

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