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Best Handgun Safe for a Vehicle?

This is a discussion on Best Handgun Safe for a Vehicle? within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; If I have to keep my firearm in the car, I use the Center of Mass Safe...mentioned above. The safe is small enough to hide ...

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    If I have to keep my firearm in the car, I use the Center of Mass Safe...mentioned above.

    The safe is small enough to hide in a vehicle...it's hard to steal what you can't easily find.OMO
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    If I have to leave my gun in the vehicle - it goes in the glove box. It's like a pre-installed safe. Doesn't look worth stealing when/if you look in the windows, and the little latch will break off if someone tries to pull real hard when it's locked. Maybe I'm crazy though....

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    Best Handgun Safe for a Vehicle?

    What kind of car do you have?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vandyatc View Post
    What kind of car do you have?
    A Ford Focus.

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    Best Handgun Safe for a Vehicle?

    Ok. I only ask because Tuffy has some really nice stuff for various makes and models. Mostly jeeps and police type vehicles.

    You might check it out. I can vouch for them as I had a thug with a crow bar and a lot of time that couldn't get in my glove box. Thankfully my gun was in there, and stayed there (I was on a bike ride).

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    Re: Best Handgun Safe for a Vehicle?

    Quote Originally Posted by aus71383 View Post
    If I have to leave my gun in the vehicle - it goes in the glove box. It's like a pre-installed safe. Doesn't look worth stealing when/if you look in the windows, and the little latch will break off if someone tries to pull real hard when it's locked. Maybe I'm crazy though....

    Austin
    Careful with that. Most glove boxes are super simple to break into, especially if you can reach up behind it under the dash.

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    Thanks Vandyatc.
    I hope they caught the idiot with the crow bar...
    I actually looked at the website yesterday, just before I ordered a Carryvault.
    There wasn't anything listed for my car, but they did look well built.

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    Ok, so my safe should be here tomorrow. I'm trying to figure out where I'm going to put the mounting plate in my car.
    I was going to try and fit it under my driver seat but if my measuring is correct it, it will cause the safe to stick out about 3 inches.
    I could just screw it down inside the trunk, but I don't want anyone in the parking lot at work to see me unholstering my gun and putting it in the trunk.

    What do you guys think about screwing it to one of the back seats like in this video?

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    And I think I would just use some self-tapping screws or rivets instead of spending all day with a hot glue gun and a hacksaw...

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    I use a Python style lock that slips through the Mag well and locks around the seat frame (hidden out of sight of course). Usually when I have to go in somewhere that does not allow carry I just place it in the glove box but for long periods of time (like at work) I lock it up. I have often thought about making a lock box that is recessed into the side of the center console.

    I have read about some people that remove the slide and mag. leave them in the glove box and take the frame assembly in with them (registered "Gun"). Not sure about the legality of that for federal buildings and such but just thought I would through that out there.

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    You might want to make sure that the backrest does not come off of the seat easily.
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    I just installed the Console Vault in my truck. 10 minutes and easy.
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    I use a GV 200 for my car sits under the passenger side seat bolted to the frame.
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    OK, so I finally received my Carryvault and got it mounted it in my trunk.
    IMG_3967.jpg
    I'm really impressed with the quality, and it's a really awesome design.
    The best part is that it snaps right out of my trunk and can be carried around just like a briefcase.
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    Having my own Mig welder, lots of scrap metal from race cars, the time and skills, I made a "box Liner" and steel lid that fits inside my armrest. Had a lock shop install a key lock.
    You open the center armrest of my Mazda and you see a key hole. Nothing to pry on even and it's welded to the car. I like the fact that I can stow or take out my pistol without anyone noticing anything more than me "fastening my seatbelt" or getting out my cell phone (which ever your imagination puts into play here.
    Though it does lack the fancy foam inside (just a few old rags) but I can add the foam if I want to

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