Best Handgun Safe for a Vehicle?

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    Best Handgun Safe for a Vehicle?

    I've had my carry permit for quite a while now, and I just bought my first handgun: a Kahr CM9.
    I'm not allowed to carry a gun into work, so I'm looking for small safe that I can mount in my car.
    I was looking at the GunVault safes, but after reading the reviews I think I want something that doesn't take batteries.
    What do you guys use, and will it fit a Kahr CM9?
    Thanks!

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    The Gun Vault Nano is offered in keyed and combination lock versions. It is what I use (the combination version).
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    I also use a GV 200 (key version)...I don't really consider it a "SAFE". It is a secure storage locker for a car...It basically just stops smash and grab entries to your vehicle. There are real safe's that you bolt to the framework of a vehicle but that's a lot more than I need.
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    I have a Center of Mass "safe". In reality it's just a rugged lock box for your pistol that is tied with a steel cable to something. In my case I have it strapped to the drivers seat bracket, and it sits in the little indent under my seat. I did make sure the cable wasn't long enough to wedge under my brake pedal if it did get thrown forward for some reason.

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    I went through two of those cheap battery operated safes before finally buying my CarryVault, and I love it.
    It's the only vehicle safe I could find that actually replaces your gun if it gets stolen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79z28 View Post
    I went through two of those cheap battery operated safes before finally buying my CarryVault, and I love it.
    It's the only vehicle safe I could find that actually replaces your gun if it gets stolen.
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    What do you mean by it replaces your gun if it gets stolen? and how does it mount in your vehicle?

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    79z28,
    What do you mean by it replaces your gun if it gets stolen? and how does it mount in your vehicle?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainAmerica View Post
    79z28,
    What do you mean by it replaces your gun if it gets stolen? and how does it mount in your vehicle?
    Sorry, I guess it's not the safe that replaces your gun... It's the manufacturer.
    Here's the website: CarryVault

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    This is what I use. inexpensive, cable locks around the seat frame and slides under the seat so it is out of sight.

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    Mine is even lower tech than that. Remove the mag, run the cable thru the mag well and ejection port then slap the lock on it. Put the gun in a Walmart bag and slide under the seat. Put the mag in cross bed toolbox. I carry a mag on my belt too so the primary mag becomes the secondary mag. No laws I know if about carrying a loaded mag,except maybe in a courtroom.
    I have had to lock up my gun 3 times in 6 months for less than an hour each time. Although I don't carry at work my gun stays in my desk drawer. Always within a few steps of it.
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    I also use the Gun Vault 200 (approx $30). I find it easier to use the key in low light situations rather than try to use the dome light or a flashlight to enter a combination. I have the same work rules as you so my everyday carry goes in the GV 200 while working. The CM9 should fit in the GV 200 or 300, no problem.
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    Thanks for all the help!
    I really want a safe that can't be pried open easily and doesn't use any kind of cable.
    Around here, crow bars and bolt cutters are standard tools of the trade for crooks.
    I think I'm leaning towards the carry-vault. It must be a pretty solid safe to come with that $1,000 guarantee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainAmerica View Post
    Thanks for all the help!
    I really want a safe that can't be pried open easily and doesn't use any kind of cable.
    Around here, crow bars and bolt cutters are standard tools of the trade for crooks.
    I think I'm leaning towards the carry-vault. It must be a pretty solid safe to come with that $1,000 guarantee.
    No problem. I hope you like yours as much as I do.
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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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