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what's your favortie or best "trunk gun" ?

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  1. tercel89

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    What is your best or favorite "trunk gun" and why ? I am relating this towards the handgun platform. I used to keep a Glock 21 for mine but I am changing it out. I am on the edge of picking a S.A. XD9 fullsize , Ruger P-Series 9mm , or a S&W Airweght 38 revolver . I cant decide which , but what is your favorite gun to use as a last resort in your trunk or even as a "goto gun" ? Something that you would not put a lot of value on BUT that is reliable . RELIABLE is the key word.
     
  2. guyfromohio

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    I'd say that if you needed to get the trunk gun, you might want capacity. Mine is a Glock 17 that I picked up very inexpensively. In the past, I've used SW9VE and Ruger P95. Cheap....used...reliable with capacity.
     
  3. Plan2Live

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    I drive a truck. No trunk.

    What do you do with your trunk gun when you take your car in for service, run it through the car wash, let your kid take your car out on a date, etc?
     
  4. BigBore44

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    Reliability would sure increase its value to me...
     
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    A CZ P07. Reliable, accurate and replacing it if necessary won't break the bank.
     
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    I have a pickup and a Jeep SUV, so no trunks. But, if I did make a habit of keeping a handgun stowed in one of them (something I'm actually considering), it would probably just be my Hi-Point C9. Reliable, but expendable.
     
  7. tercel89

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    I wash mine , I do my own service , and my son has his own car.
     
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    I have a G27 that I carry in my SUV. The pistol sits in a holster beside my driver seat. It is easy to get to but still out of the way.
     
  9. MistWolf

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    I simply deal with it.

    My favorite trunk pistol is an AR with a 10.5" barrel and an arm brace
     
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  10. BearBrimstone

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    I do not keep a gun in my trunk, but the gun that I have that would fill a similar capacity to your trunk gun is my M&P 40c.
     
  11. berettaprofessor

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    Does it have to be a pistol? Cause if it doesn't, a Mini14 comes to mind.
     
  12. Panzerschwein

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    Not sure. I'd like a carbine for that roll but haven't gotten around to it yet, most likely an S&W M&P-15 Sport model with RDO.
     
  13. guyfromohio

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    A P-07 has seRved that role for me as well.
     
  14. herrwalther

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    Any firearm I would keep in a car would have to be a true jack of all trades. Good for impromptu hunting trips, pest control, riots etc. And also be inexpensive that can take a beating. My trunk gun has either been a 12ga pump shotgun or a Mosin Nagant. Both filled the role nicely.
     
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    brit 303 mark 4 can’t have a loaded long gun in the truck hand gun yes shotgun or rifle no my lever actions take to long to load and unload 303 shove a 10 round mag in work the bolt ready for anything.
     
  16. gspn

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    I work in Memphis. I keep nothing in the car that I don't want to see stolen. They'll break the window and take the stuff, or just take the whole car. Everyone I work with has had their car stolen or broken into. (8 people in the office).
     
  17. Arizona_Mike

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    Mine is the same but an SBR with a left folder.

    Mike
     
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    Mine used to be a sks carbine, but we just got a new to us suburban, so I need to rethink this. Probably gonna be an ar15 pistol for the center console though... Or a cheap bolt gun.
     
  19. silicosys4

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    Its illegal in my state to keep a loaded gun anywhere in the car, unless I'm wearing it.
    Although I don't agree the law, I can't imagine a scenario in which a loaded gun on my person wouldn't save me, but an unloaded gun in my trunk would.
    I drive a convertible so I can't have a trunk gun...best I can do is have a gun in my trunk as i'm driving somewhere to shoot.
     
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  20. guyfromohio

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    Mine is unloaded in a mini-vault with loaded mags separate. No, it isn't a quick reaction tool. I call it my Reginald Denny gun. I live in the city and if I was in a situation without my CCW and unrest was brewing, I could move it to my person. It's just for emergencies.
     
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    Have had several over the years, including a Charter Arms AR7 and a S&W Model 10. I currently don't have one as I worry about vehicle break-ins and theft in my area. Other than that I CCW when I'm out and about with a Kahr CM9 or a Ruger SR9c.
     
  22. MistWolf

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    In my state, having a loaded handgun in the car is legal with a CCW. A loaded rifle or shotgun is a very grey area. A firearm is not loaded if it takes two actions to fire it. A trigger press counts as one action. Working the action to load the chamber counts as one action. Releasing the safety does not.

    If a firearm has rounds in the magazine, the magazine in the weapon and an empty chamber, it is unloaded
     
  23. Acera

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    I replaced a 1911 in the drivers area with a CZ-82, the 1911 moved into my briefcase that I carry frequently in addition to my normal carry gun. Got a FAL with 3 magazines (1 in rifle, 2 spares) well hidden in the back of the SUV. No legal issues as we have not let the liberals infringe on us that bad here in Texas. This 4 gun approach became my norm after the riots of a couple years ago along with a 'get-me-home' bag in the car.

    Car wash, oil change, valet and other minor things I don't worry about it. Check the handgun(s) when I get back in, neither one is real easy to see for the casual observer, plus I trust my mechanic. I do remove them when I travel and leave the car at the airport for more than a day or so.

    I know that will horrify some folks on here and I really don't care. It's my property to do as I wish with within the law, and if stolen I have pictures and serial numbers I will report to the police and insurance company.


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    Same here.
     
  25. owlhoot

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    If any good citizen feels better for having a gun in the trunk of his vehicle, then I'm all for him. But I can't see the logic. If the individual believes in keeping a "get home" bag in his vehicle and wants to include a handgun as a bag item, then I can see some logic, but otherwise why would anyone want a gun that couldn't be accessed without stopping the vehicle, exiting, and unlocking the trunk?
     
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