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What do you prefer as a non-carried vehicle weapon?

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by ClicheBro, Nov 20, 2022.

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  1. bearcreek

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    Still a thing some places, although the popularity of the extended cab has lowered the popularity of the back window racks a fair bit. Around here, SOP is to tuck it between the passenger seat and center console, muzzle to the floor.
     
  2. bearcreek

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    If a person doesn't want to read dissenting views, they shouldn't post on an internet gun forum at all, regardless of how their question is worded.
     
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  3. Styx

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    I agree with you, but the key words you quoted were "politely suggest."

    If an OP ask a specific question and is looking for specific types of answers, I typically respect their wishes by answer it if it applies to me or ignore it if it does not. If someone wants to know what Glocks everyone owns, I am not going to go into that thread and start posting about how I don't like Glocks and/or everyone should own 1911s. If the question is what caliber rifle everyone uses to hunt with, I am not going to post about how I don't like hunting. When people do that, the thread usually turn into a "verse" debate thread that it wasn't intended to be. You are right, people are free to do as they wish. It still is not going to hurt to politely ask that they answers are tailored to the question.

    I still will put a disclaimer in the OP if I, for example, am asking about 1911s, that I am not interested in anything else or any other platform, so I don’t get dozens of suggestions/answers about guns I am not interested. Most people will respect those type of request.
     
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  4. Jimbo80

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    The only place I keep non carry guns is in my house.
     
  5. Choctaw

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    My work rifle is a BCM Recce 14. It goes to work with me daily and I have a locker for it in my office. If I'm out in the field it goes in the trunk until I get back to the office. Whenever I'm out on our place I keep either an AR in the front seat or a Ruger American Ranch in 350 Legend.
     
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  6. SeanSw

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    I'd love to but it just wouldn't be wise around here. We've had our car broken into a few times. Thankfully we onlylost a few hundred in tools, loose change, and a pair of diaper bags, but no firearms. Really wish they hadn't damaged the vehicles. If I did have a vehicle gun it would almost certainly be an AR15 loaded with the most devastating anti-personnel ammo available. Animal threats are practically nonexistant but civil unrest is always a looming threat.
     
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  7. Armybrat

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    During the later years of my teaching career, I kept this H&R Topper 12 gauge with its 19” barrel in a floor rack behind the seat of my S-10 pickup which was parked on the street next to my portable classroom. The wall of windows enabled me to keep an eye on it all the school day.
    I started doing that after a teacher was shot to death by a student in another middle school just a few miles away (my nephew was in the next classroom to that one).
    At home, my truck was always parked in the garage overnight, so the chances of it being stolen were minuscule.
    I’d still do the same today.

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  8. Airborne Falcon

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    I have a hidden compartment in the console of my truck where I keep a Shield I used-to carry. We live on our farm in a very low crime area so I don't worry about breakins in the middle of the night with all the dogs and lights and cameras and motion sensors and alarms and fences .... but it is hidden, out of sight, and it's locked every night.

    I quit leaving my rifle in the back window rack years ago. Took the rack down, don't have any pro-gun or pro-2A stickers on my truck, etc. When I cruise the property now I'll have my carbine (1894P in 44 Mag) muzzle-down on the passenger side ... but the pistol is always hidden in the console wherever I go. And that's in addition to the P365 I EDC.
     
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  9. dogtown tom

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    What do you prefer as a non-carried vehicle weapon?
    For a vehicle weapon I want a large 4x4 pickup with a giant brush guard like this:
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    Pretty much an effective weapon when deployed at high speeds. I definitely do not want a car as a vehicle weapon. Ive seen zombie movies, the guy in the Prius never makes it out alive.:rofl:

    Now, if you meant what weapon I would store in my vehicle, that's different than what you asked.;)
    If I could be satisfied that I could absolutely, positively, securely store that firearm, an AR15. And by secure storage I mean a lock box or locking rack out of plain view.
     
  10. Appalachiannative

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    I remember my uncle who was a teenager when I was little taking me to school in the 90's with one of those truck cab gun racks. Had is sporter 7mm Mauser in it. The school resource officer politely told him one day not to bring the rifle anymore. I personally worry too much about the idea of getting smacked in the back of the head by my own gun in a crash to use one of those even if folks where still decent enough that we could still do stuff like that anymore
     
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  11. Old Dog

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    So we've done backpack carry for our trips to the gym, non-carry vehicle, urban/suburban backpack carry...

    I like boats and being on the water. I'm thinking that next, what gun for fishing? And boating. Shoulder holster for snow skiing (my ski pants don't have a belt)?

    Non-carry boat gun favorite, the M134.
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    My second favorite:

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    Lotta choices out there for "non-carried" weapons in motor vehicles... and boats.
     
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  12. Southerner up North

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    The great days in this country. I grew up in the deep south in a rural setting so long guns were the norm. We had a solid agreement with the principal for having them in the rack and that agreement was unloaded, bolt open and truck locked.
    Granted this was back when it was accepted and expected that guys always had a knife in their jeans pocket.

    To respond to the original question, guns are not allowed on company property. I had a walking stick and Estwing hatchet in the truck.
     
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  13. GEM

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    Have we had a clear statement of the purpose of said gun from the OP. I might have missed. Otherwise this is just a list of guns we like and the down sides. We have:

    1. Without a purpose and emphasis of semiautos, not really useful for rural usage - Rambo- itis?
    2. The danger of the gun being stolen. That's real. Targeted break-ins are not uncommon. In TX, cowboy action folks were followed to restaurants after a match, so the gear could be stolen. NRA stickers led to a series of break-ins in Austin. When the state had its first classes for CHL instructors, they could not carry a gun into the classroom (not unreasonable for various ND fun) - however, they left their guns in the parking lots and there was a mass theft. It was like an apple orchard of pistols!
    3. How do you deploy it and for what? The risks of such?

    So we have had now three threads on: I want to tote around probably an AR-ish gun. For what reason? Sorry to ask. Just the RKBA and don't dwell on reasons, just talk guns is not cutting it either.
     
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  14. cc-hangfire

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    Just answering the OP’s question (not discussing gun storage safety - in my situations I have that covered); so in my vehicle on my loooong daily commute through both rural areas and multiple small & large towns, I prefer:
    - one handgun at hand (console holster or cross draw belt holster; can be either revolver or small semiauto) and
    - another full-duty-sized semiautomatic handgun with belt holster.
    The first is for if something happens in an urban environment and the second is if I break down in a rural environment and am stuck for awhile.
     
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  15. ClicheBro

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  16. SterlingBullet

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    Some people have mentioned that they have brought their firearm with them when visiting a Post Office, leaving it locked in their vehicle in the Post Office parking lot.
    Please note that it is against US Code and a felony to bring a firearm onto Postal property which includes a Postal parking lot owned, leased or under control by the Postal Service.
    In 2015, in Bonidy vs. The United States Postal Service, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that it was not against the Second Amendment, for the Postal Service to prohibit firearms in their parking lots.
    No other court case has, so far, impacted this decision.
    The rule does not apply to a Post Office located in a strip shopping center where all of the tenants share the parking lot; the USPS is not able to implement its code of conduct in a shared parking lot.
     
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  17. GEM

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    Wonder why the pro gun legislators on the Federal level never took it upon themselves to change the Post Office rule? But this is a diversion.
     
  18. .308 Norma

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    No, I did not "mention" that. I only said my wife and I leave our firearms locked in our vehicles when we have to visit a Post Office. I didn't mention where the vehicles are parked when we do that - which is out beside the street and nowhere near the Post Office parking lot.
    It's good how that worked out. Now that both my wife and I are fully retired, we seldom have to go to a Post Office. And that's good because we're getting too danged old and crippled up to walk very far. ;)
     
  19. CapnMac

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    We are of a like mind.
    But, I've also operated a PBR Mk II, too . . .
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    Did not leave those unattended, really. So, not much help to OP.
     
  20. Robert

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    This appears to have run what little course it had.
     
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