Securing when can't carry.

Securing when can't carry.

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    Securing when can't carry.

    When you go somewhere you can't carry, say a gov building, how do you secure your firearm?

    I bought one of those security safes for use in the car.

    Is that what most people do??


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    I just disassemble my Glocks and scatter the parts.
    A locking glove box is better than nothing as well.
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    I seldom leave a firearm in the vehicle, but if left with no choice I use a Center of Mass safe...well hidden in the vehicle.

    In Car Gun Safe
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    For a cheaper alternative, albeit not as secure, use a gun lock to lock the firearm to a secure place in the vehicle. Worst case, you can usually lock it to the seat somewhere; underneath is best.

    It won't stop a determined and prepared thief, but the "smash and grab" types won't get it.

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    Gun Safe

    I bought a lockable single gun Safe with a locking cable. Keeps the snatch and grab types from getting it. Easy to conceal too. Got mine from Midwayusa.

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    I'd say my initial thought, if you don't have an in-car gun safe, would be to disassemble the weapon and separately store the parts.
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    remove ammo

    I remove the ammo from my J frame and carry the ammo in the otherwise empty pocket holster. I put the J frame in a locked glove compartment and, of course, lock the car. I'm wondering if I'm too casual, given the preceding responses describing separate locks and lock boxes and disassembly of the weapon. I will appreciate hearing your opinions.

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    I use a Secure-It pistol safe with cable.
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    I just lay it in the floor covered by whatever is handy. Never had any problem. There is a limit as to how much trouble I am going to go to. I have never had my car broken into, and don't know anyone who has.

    If my gun gets stolen I'll just report it and buy another one.
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    The large CoM safe will hold 2 XD Subcompacts in 9 or 40. We've got 2, one for each car. Then if we are both in the car together, we can both stash our guns.
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    Yup, car safe!

    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

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    Small locking gun safe mounted to my floorboard behind the driver seat in my truck. It's one of the cheaper models with a key lock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    I seldom leave a firearm in the vehicle, but if left with no choice I use a Center of Mass safe...well hidden in the vehicle.

    In Car Gun Safe
    +1 on the COM safe but beware, if that Fed. Govt. Bldg. has it's own parking lot, you can't even park there; it's Federal Property.
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    2 large center-of-mass car safes. My birthday present this year. Great items.
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