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LEOs: An alert

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Art Eatman, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    The 2006 Infiniti G35X has a fold-down armrest in the center of the back seat.

    There is a pocket in the armrest, opening on the right side and held closed by velcro, that is just big enough for a Glock 26.

    The cover is unobtrusive and looks decorative. When the armrest is up, it's also rather unobtrusive.

  2. real_name

    real_name member

    If we are on the topic of unexpected places to find things in new model cars I have an addition.
    The Toyota Prius has two glove boxes on the dashboard, one on top of the other. This is not immediately apparent to non-owners as the upper compartment looks like trim when closed.

    In fact there are a few places to hide things in the Prius. I can elaborate if necessary
  3. rwc

    rwc Well-Known Member

    Mercedes 300 series from a few years ago have a similar storage tray in the arm rest between the back seats.
  4. swampgator

    swampgator Well-Known Member

    There is an agency in the NE, I can't remember which, but every year they get loaner cars from dealerships and tear into them to find out all the hidey holes. They videotape it and sell it to other agencies to aid in locating drugs in new vehicles.
  5. thumper723

    thumper723 Well-Known Member

    The "Sushi Tray" in my 2005.5 Jetta TDi Makes a great car-carry spot for my 1911. :D
  6. Mr White

    Mr White Well-Known Member

    I realize LEOs have to be prepared for anything, but it strikes me as very funny thinking of BGs driving around in a hybrid Prius. Environmental terrorists or PETA activists, maybe. But 4 bangers cruising the hood in a Prius is a pretty funny thought.
  7. Spreadfire Arms

    Spreadfire Arms Well-Known Member

    yes but crooks will steal ANYTHING!
  8. real_name

    real_name member

    The very fact that the Prius is viewed to be a treehugger car is reason enough for me to want to use one should I ever plan on doing anything spectacularly illegal, which I don't/won't. I just sold my '05 after two great years driving around being virtually invisible to the Police.
    Also, I took the thread to be relating to unforseen hiding places for firearms. Well I carry a firearm while driving, and I did while I had the Prius. Sometimes the liberal looking innocent ones are packing more heat than you think.
    I used to get some funny looks at the range car park though.
    Not that I cared.
  9. The Good

    The Good Well-Known Member

    my 06 jetta(and im assuming all the other new model volkswagens) has a section on the roof of the glove compartment that you cannot see unless you are at eye level with it, that is made for storage of the thick owners manual. you could easily put any handgun in there and take your license and registration out of your glove box while an officer watches you and he would never notice it. this means someone could easily open the glove box and appear to have nothing in there while he is really pulling out a weapon
  10. Rumble

    Rumble Well-Known Member

    I own a Prius. There are numerous hidey-holes, but if you're thinkin' about one, be aware that the really cool glove boxes don't lock (in fact, none of the hidey holes lock). On the other hand, I get 50mpg, so I can afford a lockbox.

    As for its Invisibility to Law Enforcement mutant power, I hypothesize that if you blew by a cop doing 90 in a Prius (yes, they can do 90, but they gotta work at it), it would cause such powerful cognitive dissonance that the cop would pass out from the sheer effort to assimilate the conflicting information :D
  11. Imaginos

    Imaginos Well-Known Member

    Steal a Prius!? LOL

    I have a Prius, and short of a car jacking, stealing it is really not an option without a tow truck/revcovery vehicle.

    The key for a Prius combines the door clicker with the actual "key" into a plastic box about 1"x2". This fits into a "plug" in the dashboard BEFORE you hit the Power button and wait for the computer to boot up.

    You receive 2 keys with a new Prius. According to the sales goof, if you lose them both, the entire ignition system must be replaced. There is a conventional metal key that inserts into the back of the "box" key, but it will only unlock the doors. It cannot start the car.

    No "keybox", no computer, no go.
  12. thumper723

    thumper723 Well-Known Member

    The Good-

    That upper shelf is what I call the "sushi-tray". (They used it as one in a VW Commercial)
  13. Glockfan.45

    Glockfan.45 member

    My car has a great hiding spot..........but guess what Im not going to announce it to the world over the internet :rolleyes: .
  14. dragongoddess

    dragongoddess member

    "You receive 2 keys with a new Prius. According to the sales goof, if you lose them both, the entire ignition system must be replaced. There is a conventional metal key that inserts into the back of the "box" key, but it will only unlock the doors. It cannot start the car.

    No "keybox", no computer, no go."

    While this may be true for some I know I can make it go. Just give me the schematics and I'll have it up and running.
  15. Kharn

    Kharn Well-Known Member

    If I ever had to find a dope-smoking hippy, I'd start by shaking down the Prius drivers. :evil:

  16. symr00

    symr00 Well-Known Member

    Many of these concealment spaces are listed on Policeone.com
    If you are a LEO and a certain one isn't listed, please send a picture of it so they can post it on their website for other officers/agents to see.
  17. 280PLUS

    280PLUS Well-Known Member

    Now that's funny right thur...
  18. aguyindallas

    aguyindallas Well-Known Member

    2005-2007 Acura RL

    The New Acura RL is like this as well. A couple of the guys I work with (I am a Finance Mgr at an Acura dealer) affectionally call it the "Glock Box" instead of a "Glove Box"

    Also, the brand new 2007 Acura MDX has a little compartment on the passenger side of the center console, down near the floor that while it is obviously not a hiding place as it is VERY visible, would still make a good place to park a handgun.
  19. New body style Dodge Rams (2002-present 1/2 tons and 2003-present 3/4 and 1 tons) have a compartment hidden in the bottom seat cushion of the 40/20/40 bench seat. I don't hide anything illegal in mine, but it would make a good place to do so. You'd never know it's there.
  20. real_name

    real_name member

    I reached over 100mph once in mine, downhill over the Tennessee river bridge on the way back from Memphis, the car was quite happy although if I recall correctly the gas engine was engaged to achieve that.

    Regarding the ignition, a previous poster stated that the key fob is inserted in the ignition, this is only optional. I drove with the keys in my pocket. As such the Prius was pretty quick off the mark as to enter the car required no key handling, starting the car required no key handling, and as the car can move without turning over the gas engine there is no waiting on the starter motor. I could be in and moving significantly faster than I can in my present car or truck.

    Who knew? The Toyota Prius is a criminal's dream car.

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