Car safe ?s with a twist
This is a discussion on Car safe ?s with a twist within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have a toyota tacoma and the seats give me the same issue. No clearance. Not sure of the size of your center console, but ...
January 9th, 2013 12:59 PM
I have a toyota tacoma and the seats give me the same issue. No clearance. Not sure of the size of your center console, but I use a gunvault, minivault i think. It has a teather cable that I wrapped around shotgun seats frame and it is long enough to then keep the gunvault in the center console. I like the set up better than under the seat as it does not come sliding out when I drive.
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January 9th, 2013 11:13 PM
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January 9th, 2013 11:27 PM
NV 300 | GunVault
I can fit a gov. size 1911 and spare mag. It goes with me on all trips. You can cable lock it to your seat frame, and a solid foundation at your destination. It isn't totally burglar proof, but it is solid and more portable than a Liberty safe.
January 9th, 2013 11:32 PM
Keep the car safe in your car. Put you gun in it while you are in your car and can't be seen, then put the safe in the trunk. lock it to something with a cable inside the trunk.
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January 11th, 2013 11:40 AM
This guy wanted something stronger than the typical 21ga box cabled to his seat frame since his gun is left in his car all day while at work. He didn't have a good location in the cabin either so he decided this was his best option. This is in a 2007 Mustang GT.
Hardware used for the installation from McMaster-Carr
1 96242A735 12 Point Flange Head Cap Screw, Type 304 Stainless Steel,
3/8"-16 Thread, 3/4" L
2 90078A130 Spanner Tamper-Resistant Nut, Zinc-Alloy, 3/8"-16 Thread Size
3 90313A329 18-8 Stainless Steel Large-Diameter Flat Washer, 3/8"
Screw Size, 1" OD, .05"-.08" Thick
Last edited by FAS1; January 11th, 2013 at 01:11 PM.
January 11th, 2013 09:05 PM
Thanks to everyone for the suggestions. Unfortunately, this isn't just for the LCR otherwise I would just run a cable or padlock through the cylinder and lock it down.
I have a MicroVault (I think that's it. The top opening one) and I will see if that fits inside the center console. I have no idea why I haven't checked that yet. I have looked at some companies that make vehicle safes and all they make them for is large trucks and SUVs, which leaves out a great portion of the population.
I do like the idea of fastening a safe to the folding rear seat backs, I will have to check that out as well.
FAS1, thank you for the pics, but I am just not comfortable handling my gun in plain view like that. Not to mention at least one co-worker is nosy enough that he would see me in my trunk and come over to see what I'm doing.
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