Where do you place your gun in the car ?


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horsemen61
August 14, 2013, 02:06 PM
Ok guys let's say you live in a area where it is legal to carry a gun in your car. So I ask you if you do carry in the car where do you keep it glove box,console,other. I like to keep mine in the glove box for now.

Thanks Horsemen61

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hariph creek
August 14, 2013, 02:12 PM
On...my...hip.

MedWheeler
August 14, 2013, 05:25 PM
^^ Mine's on my hip as well.

But, I deliver pizza one night per week. In that role, I like to have a second one readily-available for vehicle "rush-ups." That one is typically placed in an empty pizza delivery bag on the right front seat next to me.

Topspeed
August 14, 2013, 05:44 PM
Ditto on the hip.

spm
August 14, 2013, 08:57 PM
I have a "Truck gun" that is always in the console. My everyday carry is on my hip unless I am going to, or home from work, where I cannot carry.

spm

The Lone Haranguer
August 14, 2013, 09:04 PM
I devised a car holster (using an old holster and Velcro) for my car's center console bin.

http://www.fototime.com/77574DDAC0E91A5/standard.jpg

I don't like it in the glove compartment because it is too long of a reach from the driver's seat. Another tip: don't keep your registration in the same place as your gun. If you're pulled over by a LEO, reaching for your papers and revealing a gun could lead to a misunderstanding.

spm
August 14, 2013, 10:15 PM
I devised a car holster (using an old holster and Velcro) for my car's center console bin.

http://www.fototime.com/77574DDAC0E91A5/standard.jpg

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I like this idea, and I think I have an old holster that will work for it.

Thanks for the idea.
spm

browningguy
August 14, 2013, 10:23 PM
I keep mine in an IWB holster clipped to the door pocket, on my Honda Element it rides just perfect.

jmace57
August 14, 2013, 10:30 PM
I have an under the seat gun vault "safe" under the front passenger seat...actually it is slid into the back seat floorboard while I am driving, and back under the seat when parked. I can reach it easily (more easily than if it is in my pocket or hip). I am tall and have long arms so reaching it is no problem.

Fiv3r
August 14, 2013, 10:49 PM
Mine truck gun in my console. I also keep a nano safe under the seat to secure it when curious fingers may be about. I keep a cheap kydex holster clipped to the side of my truck's door for quick access if I'm in an area where I might want the gun in a hurry.

Deltaboy
August 14, 2013, 11:04 PM
In a holster in the door.

oldbear
August 14, 2013, 11:48 PM
Generally on my person, or it sits between the drivers seat and the transmission tunnel, very close to my right hand.

Bobson
August 15, 2013, 12:16 AM
When I carry in a vehicle, its IWB at 4 o'clock, same as always. I can draw it smoothly while seated, driving, without any difficulty.

^^ Mine's on my hip as well.

But, I deliver pizza one night per week. In that role, I like to have a second one readily-available for vehicle "rush-ups." That one is typically placed in an empty pizza delivery bag on the right front seat next to me.
I delivered pizza for about a year in the past. This was at a time when I never carried a firearm. So I had just dropped a pizza off at a regular customer's home, and had returned to my vehicle and started the engine. I never looked at my tip in front of the customer - just pocketed it, said thanks, and left. So when I sat in my car, I pulled out the tip and checked to see what I was given. It was about 9pm, in the late Fall, so it was already well past sundown. Suddenly I got a weird feeling and looked around, and saw a disheveled young man crossing the street toward me, at a jog. Maybe a split second later I realized he wasn't crossing the street at a jog, he was sprinting straight toward me, and his eyes were locked on mine. And I just knee he had malicious intent. I threw the car into gear and peeled out, and never looked back.

I know it probably took me longer to put the car in first, drop the e-brake while pumping the clutch and gas, and getting out, than it would have to draw a firearm... but I wonder how my life might be different if I did have a gun and chose to draw it. Anyway... I'm not at all advocating that you abandon your firearm. Just that your post reminded me of my story and I wanted to share it. This was the first time in my adult life I felt like I was in any real danger from a person with ill-intent, who I could actually see up close and personal.

PabloJ
August 15, 2013, 02:36 AM
Ok guys let's say you live in a area where it is legal to carry a gun in your car. So I ask you if you do carry in the car where do you keep it glove box,console,other. I like to keep mine in the glove box for now.

Thanks Horsemen61
It is a secret I would not disclose, but if someone wanted to rob driver in car weapon of choice should be sawed off SxS shotgun with double triggers. Approach should be made from rear of driver side (most people are right handed). Obviously I would never commit a crime let alone felony with a dangerous weapon.
Permanent automobile weapon is obviously DA idea.

ArchAngelCD
August 15, 2013, 04:09 AM
On my hip... Keeping a gun in the glove box isn't a good idea, it takes too long to get to.

If something bad is going to happen it's going to happen very quickly. Also, you should practice deploying your handgun while sitting in the car. Finding out there's a problem when your life is in danger is not a good time. (really LOL)

jpruitt
August 15, 2013, 09:04 AM
I devised a car holster (using an old holster and Velcro) for my car's center console bin.

http://www.fototime.com/77574DDAC0E91A5/standard.jpg

I don't like it in the glove compartment because it is too long of a reach from the driver's seat. Another tip: don't keep your registration in the same place as your gun. If you're pulled over by a LEO, reaching for your papers and revealing a gun could lead to a misunderstanding.
I was just thinking about doing the same thing, only with a DeSantis Insider that I was just going to clip over the side of the console.

340PD
August 15, 2013, 09:34 AM
A snubbbie in a velcro holster in the door pocket. One AWB on me.

snakeman
August 15, 2013, 10:02 AM
I keep mine between my seat and the center seat. It's wedged there nicely and covered with an old t shirt that looks like shop rags.

Arkansas Paul
August 15, 2013, 11:45 AM
When it's not on my side, its in the console.
I like the idea of making a holster that attaches to the console. I'm going to have to copy you there Lon Haranguer.

Deaf Smith
August 15, 2013, 03:01 PM
I carry it where you cannot find it.

On me!

Deaf

Mat, not doormat
August 15, 2013, 04:29 PM
My system is a leftover from the days when Ohioans with CCWs had to open carry while in a vehicle. It's a holster mounted on the lap belt. Fits just like a crossdraw. When I get in, I click the belt, then transfer my CCW from 8:00 on my belt to 2:00 on the seatbelt.

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9mmfan
August 15, 2013, 04:37 PM
Either a Glock 19 on my hip, a 642 in a pocket holster in the console or both. I don't like leaving a gun in the car in public, so the console is usually only when we are traveling.

Speedo66
August 15, 2013, 06:15 PM
When I drove cab part time during the early 70's, NYC was at it's worst.

Cabbies were getting robbed and killed with regularity, and a lot of drivers were picking and choosing who they were going to pick up, pretty much on a racial basis. Same for destinations: many wouldn't go to the Bronx, Harlem, or the Lower East Side (Alphabet City) which was a major heroin junky location at that time.

I couldn't in my mind do that, I picked up whoever hailed me.

I did, however, drive with a .38Spl. snubnose on the seat under my thigh, and a small .22 Beretta in my boot top.

Thankfully, never had a problem the entire time I drove.

I won't leave a gun in a car, so now it's either on my hip, or in my pocket.

M2 Carbine
August 15, 2013, 08:44 PM
Where do you place your gun in the car ?
I have my carry gun on me but couldn't get it out because of me sitting and the seat belt,
So I always have handguns in the vehicles that are easy to reach.

Chevy HHR. Glock 19.
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/ChevyGlock19_zps1ff00826.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/Bell-helicopter-407/media/ChevyGlock19_zps1ff00826.jpg.html)


Ford Escort wagon. Ruger stainless Security Six .357.
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/Fordgun.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/Bell-helicopter-407/media/Fordgun.jpg.html)


Toyota pickup. Ruger stainless Security Six .357.
http://i1183.photobucket.com/albums/x464/Bell-helicopter-407/Truckguns.jpg (http://s1183.photobucket.com/user/Bell-helicopter-407/media/Truckguns.jpg.html)

AirForceShooter
August 16, 2013, 07:13 AM
Not where I keep the registration and insurance card.

Center console in my car

AFS

BrotherFrankie
August 16, 2013, 07:55 AM
When I drove cab part time during the early 70's, NYC was at it's worst.

Cabbies were getting robbed and killed with regularity, and a lot of drivers were picking and choosing who they were going to pick up, pretty much on a racial basis. Same for destinations: many wouldn't go to the Bronx, Harlem, or the Lower East Side (Alphabet City) which was a major heroin junky location at that time.

I couldn't in my mind do that, I picked up whoever hailed me.

I did, however, drive with a .38Spl. snubnose on the seat under my thigh, and a small .22 Beretta in my boot top.

Thankfully, never had a problem the entire time I drove.

I won't leave a gun in a car, so now it's either on my hip, or in my pocket.
so u were the guy in the cab that kept passing me by under the el near Jerome ave and valentine 184th st area..? LOL

i remember how hard it was to get a cab.. no teens were picked up...

two gun charlie
August 16, 2013, 08:43 AM
on my hip , carjackers are quick to pull you from your vehicle in these parts , so the handgun better be on you , or else they drive away with your car and your gun

herrwalther
August 16, 2013, 03:32 PM
On my hip. I contemplated setting up a car gun using an old OWB Blackhawk holster and some Velcro in my center console. Center console was just wide enough for the holster and not the firearm, so that idea got abandoned pretty quick. After that I determined that if I kept a firearm in the car, it would be in a locked box bolted/cabled to the car in some sturdy or secure manner.

CZ223
August 16, 2013, 10:08 PM
Kimber 1911 on my right hip. S&W model 60, 357 mag in center console. Springfield XDS 45 in drivers door pocket. Ruger LC9 in glove box. Glock 23 in Bosch tool bag in the spot for the first aid kit on my Xtera. Sometimes a bunch more in a couple of cases and the occasional ARs AK, shotgun etc.

rondog
August 16, 2013, 10:22 PM
In my Chevy Silverado pickup, the front seat is actually three seats - the drivers bucket, the middle seat which doesn't move, and the pass. bucket. I take my pistol and wedge it into the seam between the drivers seat and the middle seat, where it rests right against my thigh with the butt sticking up.

I couldn't find any other spot in that truck where a pistol could be MORE accessible than right there. And no matter where I had it holstered on my person, I couldn't deploy it any faster than from right there between the seats.

Fortunately, this type of carry is perfectly legal here in Colorado, permit or not. If you can legally own a handgun, you can legally carry it fully loaded anywhere in your vehicle for self defense. Last time I got a speeding ticket, the cop didn't say a word about my .38 snubby right there. Of course, there were about 20 other guns inside the truck as well! Plus targets, ammo cans, and other swag in the back of the truck. Range trip.

WRGADog
August 16, 2013, 10:58 PM
My holster is mounted vertically in the center console. Always keep my G19, G30SF, or XDM 3.8 holstered there.

golden
August 17, 2013, 03:19 PM
M2,

I think your revolver carry has a negative in that it is visible to the public. That may be illegal in some states and would be a good reason for someone to bust a window and steal your gun.

I put mine in the center console without a holster. I picked a gun whose dimensions are just smaller than the console box and I have a paperback on one side and CD cases on the other. It keeps the pistol grip upright for a quick grab. I use an old police trade in BERETTA 82, but will probably switch to a police trade in BERETTA 84. Old guns with some bruising are a good choice, since I am not going to get upset if they get another scratch.

I like the BERETTA 82, in .32ACP. It is very easy to shoot and the BERETTA Cheetah pistol line is as reliable as any gun I have found. The 84 will upgrade me to .380ACP with a 50 percent increase in magazine capacity.

Jim

jeepnik
August 17, 2013, 05:12 PM
Right hip, in a lefty cross draw rig. It would really suck if I had to leave the vehicle in such a hurry I could grab my handgun from some compartment. Not to mention that in the event of an accident, it could end up anywhere once things start to fly about.

Seems I recall some FBI guy(s) that put their handguns on the seats of their cars. They sorta misplaced them when things went bump.

MedWheeler
August 17, 2013, 09:39 PM
Jeepnik, you're correct regarding the FBI agents, at least, in the 1986 Miami shootout. In anticipation of battle, two agents, in two different cars, had unholstered their weapons and placed them in their laps as they approached. The first agent, one of two in the car, lost his when his car was used to ram the suspect's vehicle (to throw off a rifle shot a suspect within was about to take.) He spent the rest of the encounter unarmed. The second agent who lost his had to resort to his .38 snub ankle gun to assist his comrades.

M2 Carbine
August 17, 2013, 10:13 PM
M2,
I think your revolver carry has a negative in that it is visible to the public. That may be illegal in some states and would be a good reason for someone to bust a window and steal your gun.
No, it's not visible. Even if looking in the car/truck windows the guns can not be seen.

If I'm stopped for speeding and I open the door, and the LEO sees the gun, which has happened several times (maybe four over the years), it is still no problem.


As I get out of the car............."Officer here's my DL and CHL. I don't have a gun on me but I do have guns in the car"

Officer........."Like the one by the door?"

Me........."Yes, that's one of them."

Officer........."OK, you can go. Slow down a little."

Me........"OK, thanks."

ericp1
August 18, 2013, 01:40 AM
Console in Fobus holster. When leave car, Fobus goes to hip. Would have on hip in car but angles/distances involvd make that uncomfortable.

Speedo66
August 18, 2013, 09:44 AM
so u were the guy in the cab that kept passing me by under the el near Jerome ave and valentine 184th st area..? LOL

i remember how hard it was to get a cab.. no teens were picked up...
No, I was the guy picking you up, and you were a great tipper if I remember correctly. :rolleyes:

West Farms was a good area for picking people up getting off the el (elevated subway, kind of a contradiction in terms).

My under thigh choice was an S&W Chief Spl., my off duty pistol at the time. Couldn't afford the Colt Diamondback I really wanted, not enough tips. :D

ejfalvo
August 18, 2013, 09:56 AM
Holster clipped to the door side pocket, hip when I leave. In a lock box in the trunk if the store wont allow carry.

Malamute
August 18, 2013, 12:49 PM
Usually on the seat next to me if not on me at the time.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b387/Malamute/outdoor%20sports/IMG_0912.jpg

skoro
August 18, 2013, 06:39 PM
In a holster in the driver's side door bin. Fits just right. Tight enough to not slide around and loose enough for an easy draw.

doc2rn
August 18, 2013, 06:58 PM
Long guns go in the rack on the back window. Road ragers pass me by and I am glad to let them scurry on down the road in their 2 seaters. I do not let one sit there overnight, and I lock my vehicles in the garage at night. I do get some strange looks, and once got pulled over because of the rifle up there. The officer had me sit on the tailgate, he checked my gun and told me have a nice day. Evidently some little old lady got scared seeing me with my lever action up here in Ohio. I miss Kansas.

I took a page from a fellow Highroader and use a LH open top Galco on the seatbelt for my revolvers.

Jlr2267
August 18, 2013, 07:05 PM
In S. Carolina, if the gun is not "on your person" (for ccw) it had better be in either:

1) the glove box
2) the console
3) in a storage device with an integral fastener, in the vehicle's rear most compartment
4) in the trunk (no storage device required there)

If you have one under your seat or in a door pocket, for example, you will have a bad experience with LE. This goes for concealed carry license holders as well as non-holders.

kurt1305
August 18, 2013, 09:12 PM
I have one of these velcro'd to the inside of my center console with industrial velcro tape:

http://assets.cat5.com/images/catalog/325/maxpedition-sneak-universal-holster-insert-with-mag-retention-black.jpg
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41hZTNy6r3L._SL500_AA300_.jpg

FM12
August 18, 2013, 09:52 PM
Stuffed between the drivers seat and the middle seat. If not being worn. Or maybe a back up there!

IBEWBULL
August 18, 2013, 10:16 PM
In my holster or in my pocket.
I don't like leaving it in the car or truck.
If I do I put it in the trunk.
It will do no good in a glove box. I have been there many years ago and it was far from access able. By the way avoid hitch hikers with big knives. I was lucky enough to have bluffed my way out of a possible really bad day in 1982. I mentioned I liked Glasier Safety slugs and kept my left hand by my left thigh hoping he would think it was there and not in the glove box. After I dumped the guy at a truck stop I called someone with a land line for the local PD. No cell phones back then.

SimplyChad
August 19, 2013, 08:43 PM
Under my Right thigh

Byrd666
August 19, 2013, 10:33 PM
Unless I'm going onto, or into a federal building or campus or other locale where ccw is not legal, on my hip. When going into said locations, I put my pistol in a hidden lockbox, that is readily accessible by me, in my vehicle.

WaywardSon
August 30, 2013, 01:23 AM
When I drove cab part time during the early 70's, NYC was at it's worst.

Cabbies were getting robbed and killed with regularity, and a lot of drivers were picking and choosing who they were going to pick up, pretty much on a racial basis. Same for destinations: many wouldn't go to the Bronx, Harlem, or the Lower East Side (Alphabet City) which was a major heroin junky location at that time.

I couldn't in my mind do that, I picked up whoever hailed me.

I did, however, drive with a .38Spl. snubnose on the seat under my thigh, and a small .22 Beretta in my boot top.

Thankfully, never had a problem the entire time I drove.

I won't leave a gun in a car, so now it's either on my hip, or in my pocket.
Had to chuckle at this one as it brought back some mostly fond memories. In 1975 I was working in Times Square, which at the time was a complete hell hole...and living on the Lower East Side on 23rd between 2nd & 3rd Ave. Had to walk home many evenings because cabbies wouldn't pick me up. Never had a problem unless you count the hookers jumping out of the bushes looking for a trick.

FAS1
September 2, 2013, 10:58 AM
Bolted through the floor. Not hidden, but neither is my center console or glovebox and it is MUCH stronger than either of those. Also, easily accessible from the drovers seat just by feel. I never leave a gun in my vehicle overnight or for longer than needed. This is good for a little more comfort when I am driving on a trip.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/20955_248042136874_7355500_n.jpg

Peter M. Eick
September 2, 2013, 03:21 PM
This is an interesting discussion because I have not found the perfect spot for my cars yet. I am debating doing like FAS did above as I like his safes for my house. but they won't work well for my mustang.

So far the glove box is the only spot on the stang. The side door panel is not easily accessible and visible to the outside and company rules say the gun cannot be visible outside if I want to park it in the company lot.

So I am still stuck with the glovebox but I am still looking for a better place.

osteodoc08
September 2, 2013, 08:36 PM
On my hip in its holster. I don't have a dedicated "truck gun". I will grab my lever action from time to time to ride shotgun with me.

oneounceload
September 2, 2013, 08:59 PM
Being one of the minority helps in this case - that is being a LH person. Mine goes from my pocket to the map pocket in my car door in its holster so it is on my strong side as I drive and then goes back in my pocket when I get out of the car

Inebriated
September 2, 2013, 09:20 PM
When I'm not in it, it goes in a GunVault nanovault.

When I'm driving, it's either on my hip, or in a little holster rig I made. I have a Glock OEM holster that I cut the sides off of, andmounted high-strength "Velcro" (it's actually plastic, not the standard plastic/cloth velcro... Still 3M) to it and the passenger-side of the console. Let's me remove the gun while holstered and place it in the box, take it inside, or put it in an IWB holster and carry it with me. Also, since the whole holster comes off, there's no trace of having had a gun there.

It's working great so far.

Zach S
September 3, 2013, 12:00 AM
On my hip... I don't car carry often, but when I do its in addition to my EDC and either in a door pocket, or a holster wedged between the driver's seat and trans tunnel.

I have a holster set up for the center console, just haven't finished making the center console fit the car yet...

Here's a setup I used in a previous car, a 94 Caprice:
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=70245&d=1199233555

http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?attachmentid=70246&d=1199233567

I know it probably took me longer to put the car in first, drop the e-brake while pumping the clutch and gas, and getting out, than it would have to draw a firearm... With a stick, I always parked it in a gear for the direction I was going. I never used the Ebrake unless I was leaving the car running, in which case it was locked. I have an extra keyring that has all of my keys on it, and another set of car keys separate.

FAS1
September 3, 2013, 10:06 AM
This is an interesting discussion because I have not found the perfect spot for my cars yet. I am debating doing like FAS did above as I like his safes for my house. but they won't work well for my mustang.

So far the glove box is the only spot on the stang. The side door panel is not easily accessible and visible to the outside and company rules say the gun cannot be visible outside if I want to park it in the company lot.

So I am still stuck with the glovebox but I am still looking for a better place.

Peter,
This was sent to me from a customer that wanted a secure place in his Mustang to lock up his handgun while at work. He used tamper proof hardware from McMaster Carr to bolt it in the trunk of his 2007 Mustang. Discretion when putting it in the safe would be needed, but that's pretty easy as long as you exit the vehicle with it off your body already.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/229154_10150991994961875_2023564706_n.jpg

Hondo 60
September 3, 2013, 08:02 PM
The gun stays on me except when at a prohibited area.
Then it goes in the center console.

gordo7
September 3, 2013, 08:19 PM
Naked SS GP-100 6" on a strong neo. magnet above my head on the headliner that aligns w/my hand when I reach upwards. Portable to the bed frame for nite nite.

mdauben
September 4, 2013, 12:08 PM
Ok guys let's say you live in a area where it is legal to carry a gun in your car. So I ask you if you do carry in the car where do you keep it glove box,console,other. I like to keep mine in the glove box for now.
I generally keep mine on my hip as I'm not a fan of a dedicated "car gun". On longer cross country trips I'll often remove it from my belt and tuck it into the center console of my SUV for comfort, but as soon as I stop its back on the belt.

Oldtrader3
September 6, 2013, 09:47 PM
Center console in my 4WD. In my belt in the car.

Teachu2
September 6, 2013, 11:14 PM
http://www.consolevault.com/toyota-tundra-floor-console-2007-2011.html

And usually another on my hip.

22-rimfire
September 7, 2013, 02:20 PM
Since I am mostly driving alone, I usually lay my carry gun on the passenger seat with something like a towel over top of it. It's there a lot. I often just keep it in the vehicle and not carrry on my person. That is just what I do. Yeah theft. Yeah, not having the gun with you etc....

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