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securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby mont974x4 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 2:04 am

As we all know even with a permit there are some places we cannot carry. This requires us to leave the firearm in our vehicle. How do you secure it? Do you secure it beyond the usual locking of your vehicle?
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby getvicious » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:32 am

I have a small locking safe that will fit under a seat or in the trunk.
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby mikeMAGNUM » Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:50 am

My primary vehicle has a hidden lockable compartment under dash.
For secondary vehicles I too have a small lockable safe w/cable attached for trunk or under seats.
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby Mrbone » Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:48 am

I toss it in the glove box and turn on the alarm.
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby Pony Soldier » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:37 am

Don't just look at you weapon as one component. Maybe take the slide or frame with you whereve you're going. Put the magazine in the trunk, then the frame or slide wherever you may select as another safe place. Why allow the possible theft of an entire piece.
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby Mrbone » Mon Mar 09, 2015 1:11 pm

Dang pony that's a good idea! The piece with the serial number is considered the gun so you could take the slide anywhere!
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby mont974x4 » Mon Mar 09, 2015 3:26 pm

Thanks for the input folks. I have been looking at the small gun vaults on Amazon. They seem to be cheap insurance, now to find where to put it in my truck.
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby Pony Soldier » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:52 am

This would be difficult to leave in your car or truck, but the Ferguson PD might want to order a few.
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby gvkohl » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:10 pm

Pony Soldier wrote:Don't just look at you weapon as one component. Maybe take the slide or frame with you whereve you're going. Put the magazine in the trunk, then the frame or slide wherever you may select as another safe place. Why allow the possible theft of an entire piece.


Interesting idea.
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby Mrbone » Thu Mar 12, 2015 12:15 pm

No you would have a gun in your truck still. The receiver is considered the gun, slide or no slide.
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby tom47 » Mon Mar 23, 2015 3:38 pm

In GA my wife and I can carry most places. However, if we need to leave our weapons in the vehicle, I use a long shank padlock to lock the trigger guard under the seat to the heavy seat springs. You would need a bolt cutter to get it out and most thieves don't carry those in their pockets.

This may not be a perfect solution but it works for me. I carry the key in a way that would enable me to unlock it quickly if needed.

The padlocks that Ruger sends with their pistols has a padded shank and this works perfectly!
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby jimbojr85 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 6:39 am

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00384 ... V34309GWTZ

This works for me, fits perfectly under my back seat and locks in place with a cable.
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby mont974x4 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:21 pm

I was looking at those vaults. I don't have room for it under my drivers seat. I would need to get a bit creative with its location. There's a lot of mechanical and electrical stuff under the seats in my pickup.
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby getvicious » Tue Mar 24, 2015 10:18 pm

Do what you can with what you have. If you can't use one of the locking containers - lock your handgun in your glove box - lock it in the center console - lock it in a lock box and place it behind the seat (PU truck) - hide it somewhere not visible and lock the vehicle - etc.....
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Re: securing a firearm in your vehicle

Postby Dan13 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 11:22 pm

I use the nano vault locked to the drivers seat and it slides under the center of the seat with no problem.
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