How do you disarm before going into a gun free zone?

How do you disarm before going into a gun free zone?

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    How do you disarm before going into a gun free zone?

    Hi,

    My CCP has not arrived yet but I'm thinking through some scenarios in advance.

    What do you all do when you have to go into a business or school where you are not allowed to carry - Do you stash your gun in a lock box in your car/truck? Center console, glove box, hidden holster?

    How do you disarm without the others in the car getting a whiff?

    I often get takeout from restaurants that sell alcohol, seems like this issue will come up frequently for me.

    I'll be carrying a full sized 1911 in a CrossBreed SuperTuck, so removing the holster might be a bit of a job while seated.

    Thanks!
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    I keep mine in one of these: In Car Gun Safe

    I have the cable wrapped around the bottom of my seat and its pushed between the seat and the center console.

    I just take the gun and extra mag out and put it in the box and keep my holster on.

    As far as taking it off without anyone noticing, I just look around and if there isn't someone standing right next to my truck they will not know what I am doing. Most people are too busy with what they are doing and/or oblivious to notice what you are doing inside of your car.

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    If I have to take it out, I do so while in the truck. Like heavymetalman said, most speople are too busy going about their own lives to worry about what anyone else is doing.

    I usually goes into the hidden compartment and the truck is locked. I leave the holster on. I too have a Supertuck for my 1911. I don't believe that I have ever been spotted.
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    Locked in a gun guard in my truck, it is attached to a cable locked to my seat mount.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetalman View Post
    I keep mine in one of these: In Car Gun Safe
    I do the same thing.

    Although I bought the same safe as the COM one here at Midway:

    MidwayUSA - Secure-It Large Pistol Security Box 9-1/2" x 6-1/2" x 1-3/4" Steel Black

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    It depends, if I am alone I lock it in a COM and lock the truck. If my wife is with me I just stick it in the center console. I leave the holster on and reholster when I get back in my truck.

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    +1 "Heavymetalman", I use the same lock box under the seat. A few weeks ago I went to a university for a basketball game so I removed my holster also. To run in and out of a place I leave the holster in place.

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    I place it in a holster that I keep in my truck door pocket. I rarely have to do this but it has always worked well for me and the door offers good visual protection when doing this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavymetalman View Post
    I keep mine in one of these: In Car Gun Safe

    I have the cable wrapped around the bottom of my seat and its pushed between the seat and the center console.

    I just take the gun and extra mag out and put it in the box and keep my holster on.

    As far as taking it off without anyone noticing, I just look around and if there isn't someone standing right next to my truck they will not know what I am doing. Most people are too busy with what they are doing and/or oblivious to notice what you are doing inside of your car.
    +1. We have COM's in both cars. Both safes are keyed alike.

    FWIW, before getting the COM's, I never felt uncomfortable leaving it in the center console for a quick stop. No doubt the COM provides an extra measure of security though.
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    I keep a nice face towel or two in the car at all times. I can easily drape that over a pocket (or waist band if I IWBd) and remove a weapon without anyone seeing what I took from my pocket. I quickly wrap the gun in the towel and no one sees.

    I have had one time when someone walked up to shake my hand while I was doing this, but he quickly got the idea that I didn't want him to come closer---and never asked why; he probably thought I spilled cola on my pants and was cleaning up.

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    I had to enter a gun free zone once while riding my motorcycle,I just field stripped my gun and took everything but the receiver into the facility with me,since the receiver is the "gun"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    I keep a nice face towel or two in the car at all times.
    I do the same thing. I keep a couple of towels from the gym in the car. I can use it to drape my gun or hide my cell phone while I am in the gym or at a rest stop.

    However, I make sure it is one nasty towel. I use it to wipe up spills and even grease that gets on the car. I want a car-surfing thief to see the nasty towel and assume no one would leave anything of value under that old rag.

    Even though we can afford better, the missus and I drive very modest vehicles. There's no sense profiling around town in a righteous whip just to show off to people you don't even know. I drive a beat up old Honda and don't worry about attracting undue attention downtown, nor worry about leaving my ride with a valet.

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    In my service job I'm always in & out of places all day long, from 3-6 every day. I always disarm at hospitals, schools, and educational locations. As far as bars and chain restaurants (Applebees, Chilis, TGIF, etc) I always carry. It's a close call with Michigans 50% sales alchohol rule, but I work late and it's a competing harm thing to me. My life is worth the difficulty of breaking that one, the school and hospital stuff would go badly I think, so I (grudgingly) accept and respect that.

    Oh yeah, my EDC XD9 rides in a Supertuck, when I do disarm I leave the holster attached and just remove the firearm... Too much work otherwise!
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    Living in Florida that almost never happens

    When it does, I just put the pistol in the center console, and leave my OWB holster on. Or if Iím pocket carrying the little 380 Kel-Te I leave it in the nemesis holster, and put them both in the center console.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopyard View Post
    " he probably thought I spilled cola on my pants and was cleaning up."
    Or perhaps he thought you were in the middle of rubbin' one off!

    Sorry man, just couldn't help it!

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