In your car: Holstered or Unholstered?

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    In your car: Holstered or Unholstered?

    This is vaguely along the lines of the thread asking if you carry with one in the chamber (I always do). Do you have your gun holstered in your car if it's not on your body? I keep it inside a folded towel between the bucket seats, holstered. It occurs to me, however, that holstered might not be the greatest idea since I would have to pull it from the holser for use. Thus, I'm back to needing both hands just like I would if I didn't keep a round chambered.

    I guess I just answered my own question. I was keeping it holstered to "protect" it, but the towel does that just fine. So, I'll pull it but have the holster handy.

    What about you?

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    I'm with ya there. It's the same as keeping it at the bedside in a holster. Ya have to use 2 hands to pull it out first.
    I never have my gun "loose" in the car. I believe in having it on my person at all times. If you are in an accident, not even a bad one, the gun is going to go flying.
    Say you run into the back of someone, the gun goes flying "somewhere". The guy you ran into had a REAL BAD DAY and you just made it worst. He comes after you and you're looking for your gun. Maybe he jerks you out of the car before you can retrieve it. Road rage is always on my mind. I prefer to keep it on me at all times. I don't ever want to have to wonder where it is.....
    I do have a drivers holster that I use occasionally on long trips, but usually just keep it in whatever holster I have on at the time.

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    I'd suggest a cheapo nylon holster, possibly strapped to one an easily accessible seat post or laid anywhere you want to keep it.

    I keep my Ruger in one of these on the nightstand.
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    My weapon stays on me. No need to disarm.
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    My weapon stays on me, but if I desire to have a BUG with me, it too, is in a holster.

    Even around the house, on the nightstand it's in a holster...keeps everything safe!

    Stay armed...stay safe!
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    Always on me.

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    Always on me, I use a Wild Bill's Covert Carry at the 3 o'clock position, easily accessible seated even with seat belt on.

    http://www.wildbillsconcealment.com/waist.html

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    Separate car gun, a .357 revolver, in a holster secured where I can get to it while seated.
    "I am a Soldier. I fight where I am told, and I win where I fight." GEN George S. Patton, Jr.

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    If you dont want to have your weapon on you, but keep it in a holster.....check this one out. I have one coming to me....

    http://www.desantisholster.com/n92.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thumper View Post
    My weapon stays on me. No need to disarm.
    Same, here. On occasion, I have had my backup in the glove box of the car, for comfort, but that's only when I'm wearing the primary.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
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    Seperate car gun in the center console.

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    For those that IWB (or even OWB) in the car, how do you sit? I carry more at 4:00, not right on the hip and I can't bear sitting in a car seat with it on. That fact alone forces me to pocket carry most of the time.

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    Separate car gun, in a holster stuffed so tightly between the two front seats that I can remove the gun one-handed.

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    How about in the consol between the front seats? Almost as quick to get to as in a holster on your body. Maybe even faster.

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