I was working a 2 places under direct aerospace and DoD contracts. Florida has a law which provides for a gun in your car, only if its "locked up" The car must be locked.
However, its too easy to smash and grab, so I bought a Harbor frieght safe with didgital and Key entry systems. its thru bolted in my center console (SUV) with the end inside the safe using a lock nut. Its not a heavy duty bank type safe, however, it would make a thief find an easier car to burgel.
For the trips there and home, I take it out of the safe and have it where I can reach it in a hurry (I have a permit)
The safe is relatively small and fits a 4" barrel gun OK. It was $23 on sale.
For those who simply want to disguise the weapon, I think the best idea is to take a diaper, superglue some fake doggy poo to it, rub in some mustard and ketchup and allow to dry completely, etc, then hide the gun inside it. How many thieves are going to open what appears to be a crap filled leaking diaper.
I swore I would never post this, but here's something I made a few years ago and I've used it since. I had been keeping my gun between the driver's seat and the center console in a former vehicle, but then I bought my new truck and it didn't really accomodate this. Like the OP, I wanted:
1. Quick access
2. Total concealment
3. No worries where the gun is concerned in an accident.
I went to either Lowe's or Home Depot and bought an aluminum strip. This is usually found in the section where the bar stock and angle iron is kept.
I had bought a Comp-Tac Infidel holster for my XD 45 Compact 45 a couple of years earlier and didn't much care for it (not knocking Comp-Tac at all; the Minotaur is the only IWB holster I normally use. But the Infidel is all kydex, so....).
Anyway, I cut and bent the aluminum strip to bridge between two surfaces; the front one is basically a part of the frame and the rear one is the metal underside of the dash.
I then mounted the Infidel holster onto the aluminum bar with screws, nuts, and locking washers. I cut off the nylon thumb break strips from a junky nylon holster I had bought at a gun show and attached them in the appropriate locations. The bottom one is held on (strongly) by Velcro. I put the XD in the holster, snap on the bottom nylon strap, then attach it via velcro along the underside of the holster. Please note that the nylon strips are NOT for retention of the gun, but only for a little reassurance against it ever going backward out of the holster. The holster itself holds it very well and this rig has been as solid as a rock!
As an added touch, I cut up an old satchel of some sort and attached a piece that just lays across the holster and pistol.
Bottom Line: The gun cannot be seen from anywhere inside the truck, and that includes by me when sitting in the driver's seat. But I know exactly where it is and I can have it in my hand in about a second. I grab the pistol's grip, snap the nylon strap upward, and it's gun in hand.
Not the greatest photo, but you get the idea.
I can tilt forward slightly like I'm adjusting the seat or tilting the steering wheel, and it's in my hand.
If it's not on me, it's in a holster between the driver's seat and the console.
I like GunVault's NV300. It's got a 3-digit combo lock and a security cable for securing it under the driver's seat. The gun is readily accessible and as safe as it's going to be in a car, short of locking it in the trunk, when I've parked it. No major mods needed on the car.
NV 300 | GunVault
I concur.....I have a nice little gun safe that is slim and came with a cable to attach it to a fixed item in the car such as the seat frame. It fits in the center console and when I leave my weapon in my car it is behind 2 locks which complies with the laws of my state. If you are in the car with your weapon have it on you and it should be readlily accessible. Other than that, your car has no way of defending itself with a gun, so the 2nd lock box is my safe bet that way if someone smashes the window to steal something, the gun would be much more difficult to procure.
SpringerXD - nice job and you met all of our similar criteria. We all have to remember that when taking our vehicle in for service to remove the handgun. With my set up it will be really important to remember when going to DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality - state smog check outfit). My holster is mounted right next to the ODB port that they use to determine if my car passes the smog check. Yikes, can you imagine the state tester guy leaning into your car to plug in his device only to be staring at a loaded pistol?
You guys missed the obvious solution. Hide it in plain sight! Its just an obsolete camera sitting on the console. Or is it? Seriously, the Center of Mass box cabled to the seat rails fits under or between the seats on my Benz,, Wifes BMW, or any other vehicle we have and can be pulled out by the cable for easy access.
how would you go about attaching a holster here?
Now, with the "I can't let a thier find my gun" requirement out of the way (screw hiding it. When you leave the car, SECURE it in a safe bolted or welded to the car itself in the trunk. Period. Never leave an unsecured gun in your car unattended.)
check this video out:
MRCOLIONNOIR's Car Concealed Carry Method (Revised) - YouTube
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I attach my carry holster (Kydex Tactical) to the seat pocket behind the passenger side seat. Easy to get to, fast to retrieve, secure in the event of a collision or violent vehicular manuevers, basically concealed from prying eyes outside the car because rear windows are tinted, the seats are black leather and the holster and weapon are both black.
When I leave the car and for some reason do not carry the weapon with me I conceal it in a hidey hole in the rear compartment. It's a SUV.
If someone steals the car and I have chosen not to carry the weapon with me then I am out of luck.
When I get back in I retrieve it and it goes back to its' place behind the passenger seat.
When grandkids are in the car I remove it from the holster and put it in glove compartment.