Dismantling before storing in car

Dismantling before storing in car

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    Dismantling before storing in car

    I was talking to a friend and she had a thought about storing your gun in the car.

    Her suggestion was to use a safe such as a COM but instead of just locking it in the box, dismantle it first and carry the slide with you. That way, if a BG does happen to steal the gun, it is essentially useless...at least immediately. They would have to get a new slide.

    Obviously easier with a Glock, XD and Sig than a 1911.

    Any thoughts on that idea.
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    What happens if you need the gun in a hurry and it's in pieces?

    What happens when a cat jumps on your hood, scares the heck out of you, and you launch your slide across the street and your mag falls down a sewer?

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    Also:

    There is an expression that I am fond of:

    Never say more than you have to.

    In a similar fashion: "Never mess with your gun more than you have to."

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    That idea has absolutley NO merit whatsoever.

    You dont dismantle a gun because it might get stolen. If you are that worried about it, either dont leave it in the vehicle or wear the thing.

    A parted out gun is about as useless as nipples on a boar hog.
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    The ONLY advantage I see to this is if the thief sees the dismantled gun and obviously missing slide, he might give up and leave the rest since it's useless.

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    I agree not a good idea. If you secure the gun properly there should be nothing to worry about. The actual time my gun stays in any of my vehicles alone is way less than 5% of the time. After 11 years of CCing you simply avoid places you can't carry.
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    Just like jd said what if you need the gun in a hurry then you are , thats my thoughts anyway.
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    Well, that's a simple fix. Drive a mini-van. Who breaks into those and for what?! A stash of diapers, maybe a chocolate bar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluedaisy View Post
    Well, that's a simple fix. Drive a mini-van. Who breaks into those and for what?! A stash of diapers, maybe a chocolate bar?
    Also keep Barry Manilo tapes in sight. 8 tracks are even better.
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    I have a CCW and the pistol stays with me in working order. If I have business in a "pistol free zone", it gets locked in the trunk. It only gets disassembled when I clean/maintain it.

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    Oh Mandy

    Quote Originally Posted by SonofASniper View Post
    Also keep Barry Manilo tapes in sight. 8 tracks are even better.
    What's so funny?
    I'll steal your freaking Barry Manilow tapes! You can't even spell his name correctly.

    I can see me breaking down my gun in the parking lot of wherever I'm going that I can't carry. Better yet how about someone else sees me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jframe38 View Post
    What's so funny?
    I'll steal your freaking Barry Manilow tapes! You can't even spell his name correctly.


    Its an old joke with me from years ago. My brother was a big fan of his music. He used to have quite a collection in his truck and he always left his truck unlocked. One time I asked him why, and he explained that would be thieves could never get past the tapes. He honestly had people who had entered his truck to look for something to steal. They would immediately reach for the tapes, see all of my brother's choices, and then put everything back and leave. Some people would even lock his doors for him. I swear I am not making it up.
    I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.

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    Kinda silly--no offense meant

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    Taking the slide and the magazine may not deter a thief. He doesn't need a background check to buy a magazine or a new slide but he would a reciever,
    So he just might steal the reciever then go purchase the other parts. tthen you are left with a slide and magazine that are usless unless you buy a new reciever or use them on another gun. Just take it with you, that is why we CCW.

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    Take the batteries out of your flashlight...
    Take the engine out of your car...
    Remove the spare from the trunk...
    Take off the windshield wipers...they're easy to steal...

    NOT...

    Keep the gun in one piece and loaded...just put it in the COM safe...you'll be fine!

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