How do you carry in the car
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July 18th, 2006 10:12 PM
How do you carry in the car
I live in NC and just got my CCW today. I have had my guns for about 6 months now, i had a purchase permit and was able to carry in my car as long as it was out in the open. Now that i have my CCW i am wondering if i should carry now in my lap in the car or in the holster. I was wondering how people carry when they are in there car.
July 18th, 2006 10:14 PM
Carrying in your lap is a BAD idea. Any minor impact, or even a sharp turn, can cause your gun to go a'flyin' and land who knows where. One of the FBI Special Agents who was killed in the infamous "Miami Shootout" had to engage in the firefight with his back-up weapon (j-frame) because he moved his primary weapon to his lap while driving. His car collided with the bad guy's car just prior to engagement and he lost his duty weapon on the floorboard. Your lap simply is not a secure location for a firearm.
Originally Posted by cnova
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July 18th, 2006 10:19 PM
thank you for the information and you are right about the lap thing. I guess i am thinking about if someone tried to car jack me and being abloe to get to my gun in time to pervent it from happing
Originally Posted by TheGreatGonzo
July 18th, 2006 10:21 PM
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Try and find a holster that will provide adequate access.
Some folks manage to carry cross draw which is great in-car but not so good for outside IMO. I stick to 3.00 OWB and if placing seatbelt across with care can draw OK, even if slower than standing.
Sho rig is also good in this situation and also ankle can come into its own - problem is trying to settle on one mode of carry such that in-vehicle draw is manageable.
I do think in my case being truck it is easier than in some low type car seats. Of course too some rigs are around which in essence place a kydex or similar in a location under the dash - this could work well IMO.
I do know too - just remembered - some vehicles are amenable to placing the gun between seat and center console area - secure but accessible.
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July 18th, 2006 10:27 PM
agree with above posts, gun should definately be secured so it won't go "flying", I use an IWB that is comfortable and easy to draw from, even when sitting.
July 18th, 2006 10:34 PM
All agree. Holster carry. Practice access w/ seat belt fastened & also getting out of the seat belt. Most do not think of the need to sit in the vehicle & practice a draw there. Lot of carjackings. Practice everything you can think of.
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July 18th, 2006 11:12 PM
I carry in the map compartment on the door underneath the arm rest. Much more accessible than I first thought.
But I'm thinking about a DeSantis Kingston Car Seat Holster.....
July 18th, 2006 11:14 PM
I keep mine beside me under the arm rest glove box.
July 18th, 2006 11:40 PM
July 19th, 2006 12:07 AM
I would rather wear my gun. what if you have to exit the vehicle in a hurry?
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July 19th, 2006 12:20 AM
Although I don't have mine in yet, I decided to use Mark Garrity's C & D Crossdraw holster. You can see it on the page that the link below brings up at the bottom. It is designed as a non fulltime wear holster that is used in the vehicle. Get into the vehicle and put your carry weapon in it. Before you get out pull off the holster and transfer the weapon back where it belongs. Like I said I don't have mine yet (you listening, Mark? ) I fully expect to make a habit of using it when I am in the vehicle.
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July 19th, 2006 01:06 AM
if just around town, etc just use my iwb or owb regular carry rigs with my glock 30
if longer trip (and in Texas most of them are lol) then my glock 30 goes in my Fobus Roto holster, placed at 10:00 crossdraw style 2 spare mags on my belt, 2 more in a paddle holster clipped onto the storage area in the door
my HK is in the console or under the seat at my feet
in floorboard behind me: vest with spare HK mags and AK mags
almost everytime we visit family we go shooting
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July 19th, 2006 03:38 AM
strongside OWB, just like when im out of my car.
July 19th, 2006 03:39 AM
You know all those extra holsters, we all have in that drawer? In my case I attached velcro to one and when put inbetween the seats it holds it secure. I can use it in my Car or Truck with cloth seats. As I get in or out of vehicle, I just transfer holsters. As I drive it's like having my hand on a gearshift knob, since I have automatics.
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July 19th, 2006 04:23 AM
When riding I carry IBW 4:00(my normal carry).
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