Even better, tell them you need something from the glove box and ask them to pull it down off the lift. No need to tip - it was a mistake but it's your car and you're paying them to work on it.
I usually just leave it in the console or between the seat and console. I am choosy where I have work done.
Wear your gun, keep it on you where you have control over it. If I have to leave it in the car, it's locked in a COM safe and cabled to the seat braces.
Get it back. Period.
+1 don't put it in the glove box....I have a safe in my truck for the occasions when I can't carry, Church, college.. and it's also alarmed
No one should leave a gun in a glove compartment for any reason..period. Remember you're responsible for that weapon. If I can't enter with my gun then I don't go there. Plan ahead people.
Completely agree that it was negligence on my part! I am a newbie who has just made his first big mistake.
I was out with my small son and started having car troubles and had just left a gun free zone (school) so it was in my glove box. I should have put it back on my person but didn't. Went directly to the shop where I was picked up by my wife. After getting home I realized the gun was still in the glove box and immediately had my wife take me back. I did not want to make a big fuss about it so I sat there and literally watched them work on my car from start to finish. They probably thought I was an A-hole but I did not want to tell them at the time the reason. In hindsight I should have just told them the situation and gotten the gun. But WI is still very new to CC and I didn't want to cause a fuss.
Just think ahead and remove your weapon and any other valuables before leaving your car with someone.
If you carry seriously, you carry for a reason. You should always be aware of exactly where that weapon is.
Won't happen in WA state because we can not carry in glove boxes. If you have a CCW, it MUST be on your person, not the seat, the center console or the glove box. So, if you are responsible and follow the laws, it should never happen.
A few years ago I was shopping for a new car. I settled on a Monte Carlo and the dealer wanted to drive my trade-in. I gave him the keys and then said, "just a minute, I forgot something". He said to me, "Oh, you left your gun in the car?". I said "Excuse Me???". He said, "If a woman asks for the keys back it's because she left her handbag in the car, if a man asks for the keys back it's because he left his gun." Of course the funny part was that he was correct! :smile:
I hear ya Cook74 but in WI I can leave a loaded gun on the seat, trunk or glove box and still be within the confines of the law. Heck sometimes when driving I stick it in the cup holder because it is the easiest place to draw from.
Worked on a pickup today and had to remove the center console for access to hvac actuators...
Opened lid and hello Glock 23 gen 3.
Sitting in what appeared to be a Galco SOB holster.
Like I said, this is a bigger issue in other parts of the country I guess.
Last week it was a Judge under the drivers seat.