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    Glove Box Gun

    Hey guys, my latest problem that I've come up with is having a glove box gun. I want to be able to just throw it in my glove box and I don't want to have to worry about it getting banged up. This would be for little errands as running into town for a little bit, or going out to grab some fast food if I don't feel like making anything. When I'm only going out for 10-20 mins, it is really a pain to holster up and possibly have to change clothes in the process. So instead of holstering up, I want to be able to grab this gun and throw it in the glove box when I'm leaving the house for a short amount of time. My carry gun is a full-size 1911, I'm looking for something smaller and more rugged. I'm not looking to spend very much, $400-500 MAX.

    So far I'm looking at:

    Ruger SP101 .357 mag

    Glock 23 or something similar


    Suggestions or insights?
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    Kel-tec or Smith Sigma...the two you mention are too nice for glove box.
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    Glock 23 hands down. Great, reliable, gun that can take the punches of everyday abuse and it will still keep on kicking.
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    I don't know what CO says about leaving a loaded/unloaded gun un-attended,but some states might consider it negligence if it's stolen and used in a crime so I got a Secure-It safe that I keep in my glove box. I also have a cable attaching it to a metal rod behind the glove box that makes it a little more difficult to steal.
    Secure-It Handgun Storage Safe, Shooting Supplies at Sportsman's Guide
    With one of those you don't really have to worry so much about the gun you keep in there either since it's protected. You wouldn't need to buy another gun either, unless this is an excuse to get another gun :-) There are two sizes of the box, so make sure you get one that fits a full size 1911.

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    I have one of those glove box guns and it is a Charter Arms Bulldog .44 special. This revolver doesn't cost much (usually under $400.00 street price) and is chambered in a big bore cartridge. You will find that it doesn't have the fit and finish of a Smith and Wesson or a Ruger revolver, but you won't have a cow either if it gets beat up a bit. Nor will you cry crocodile tears if it gets stolen. This dandy and handy little revolver is what I carry on canoe trips.
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    If you like the feel of the Glock that would be my recommendation. I think they're about the most reliable gun out there. But the SP101 in short barrel with factory bobbed hammer would also be perfect. If it gets a little beat up you can have it bead blasted and it's new again.

    I would also consider an older all stainless S&W J frame. It's not as cheap but I have a 640-1 and it's small compact and the weight of the all stainless construction makes even .38+ P's seem mild.

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    I have a .25 Beretta Jetfire that I keep in my glovebox at all times but if I go somewhere I am afraid my car will get broken into I put it in the Nanovault under my seat. This is mainly for driving back and forth to work and I normally carry my MK9 on weekends or when I go somewhere on the weekdays.

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    hi point c9. you can literally bang the hell out of it. it fits in the glove box well. nobody wants to have their gun stolen and out on the streets, but if it did get stolen, you're only out about $150.

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    I second the vote for the S&W Sigma (SW9VE/SW40VE). At $300.00 and 16/14 rounds, it's a deal. I too like the revolver idea, a lot! My primary carry gun is a M60 backed by either my G19 or Sig P232. I did just pick up a 40 Sigma for exactly the same reason...a car/truck gun.
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    A G23 is my glove box gun, along with a Fobus paddle holster and a few spare mags. There's nothing more than a spare flashlight in the box that will beat it up. If, God forbid, it's stolen or lost, it's not like I lost an heirloom.

    Either of your choices is good. You want a totally reliable gun that will go bang when you need it to. The G23 or a Ruger wheelgun will meet that critical requirement.
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    +1 for an SP101. Gun and a couple speedloaders(that stay in the glove box all the time)should do the trick. Good Luck!
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    Speedloaders NOT the gun stay in the glove box...my context even confused me after rereading it!
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    In Washington state, if it's "available" as in not locked up it's considered in possession of anybody you leave in your car when you're not in it. You would be much more advised to get a gun vault for your car.

    As for which gun? Just make sure it's one you would trust your life to, because you might just need to.
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    A vehicle is easily stolen. Thus, your gun (even if it is in a vehicle "safe") is also too easily stolen.

    Rather than a "truck gun" consider a pocket pistol. You can just put it in your pocket without needing to "holster up." It is much more secure than having a weapon in an unattended vehicle.

    I nominate the Ruger LCP. Small enough to always have on you.

    Please, please, please - do not habitually leave a weapon in an unattended vehicle.
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    I'm going to echo some comments here about not leaving a gun in the truck/car. Maybe you'd be better served with a holster built onto the seat that you can slide your gun in when you're in the vehicle and take it with you in your normal holster when you leave the vehicle. If you need to make a stop where carrying your firearm is a no-no then perhaps like was mentioned, a gun vault. You can discreetly un holster and place your firearm in the box and lock it up securely.
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