Car Gun what are your ideas?

Car Gun what are your ideas?

This is a discussion on Car Gun what are your ideas? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I am thinking of a steel safe to go in my car to secure a gun in, so it would not be to easy to ...

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 39

Thread: Car Gun what are your ideas?

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array MichSteve's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    537

    Car Gun what are your ideas?

    I am thinking of a steel safe to go in my car to secure a gun in, so it would not be to easy to steel. I do carry most of the time, however, there are times when I can not due to gun free zones. So I am thinking of a dedicated car gun. I am also a police chaplain and need to go to crime scenes, I am not allowed to carry when I am in that roll. It would be nice though to have a gun with me to and from the scene in the middle of the night.

    Questions for discussion:

    1. Auto or Revolver?
    2. Size? (may have to conceal)
    3. Plastic, Steel or Stainless Steel? (I live in a cold climate RUST)
    4. Caliber 9mm, 45acp or 357?


  2. #2
    Member Array CPO 15's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Near Fincastle, VA
    Posts
    351

  3. #3
    Member Array Joeface's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    North Carolina, Cabarrus Co.
    Posts
    237
    I have put a safe in my truck, When I can't carry it goes in the safe and when I can it stays on my hip. I would not leave a gun in my vehicle all the time, but that is me.
    NRA Endowment Member
    USCCA Member
    Certified Glock Armorer
    Patriot Guard Rider

  4. #4
    VIP Member Array Old School's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Florida Treasure Coast
    Posts
    3,211

    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by Joeface View Post
    I have put a safe in my truck, When I can't carry it goes in the safe and when I can it stays on my hip. I would not leave a gun in my vehicle all the time, but that is me.
    Back in the early 90's I kept a Model 66 .357 in a lockbox in my vehicle. The vehicle was stolen and never recovered. Lesson learned the hard way.
    "Violence is seldom the answer, but when it is the answer it is the only answer".

    "A nation of sheep breeds a government of wolves".

    http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/

  5. #5
    VIP Member Array 10thmtn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,260
    Quote Originally Posted by Joeface View Post
    I have put a safe in my truck, When I can't carry it goes in the safe and when I can it stays on my hip. I would not leave a gun in my vehicle all the time, but that is me.
    This!
    The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
    www.armedcitizensnetwork.org - member
    Glock 30, 19, 26; Ruger SP101, LCR, Mini 14; Marlin 336 .30-30; Mossberg 500
    CT Lasers

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array 10thmtn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,260
    Quote Originally Posted by Old School View Post
    Back in the early 90's I kept a Model 66 .357 in a lockbox in my vehicle. The vehicle was stolen and never recovered. Lesson learned the hard way.
    ...because of this! Only leave a weapon in a vehicle when you have no other legal option.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    The more good folks carry guns, the fewer shots the crazies can get off.
    www.armedcitizensnetwork.org - member
    Glock 30, 19, 26; Ruger SP101, LCR, Mini 14; Marlin 336 .30-30; Mossberg 500
    CT Lasers

  7. #7
    Member Array mattdillon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Arkansas
    Posts
    122
    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    ...because of this! Only leave a weapon in a vehicle when you have no other legal option.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!
    Good advice. I use a combo lock safe from center-of-mass. It is cabled around my seat rest and hides under the front seat. I only use it when I am temporarily out of the vehicle and cannot carry it on my hip. I would never leave it in the vehicle for the reasons stated above.

    Happy Turkey Day!!
    Mitch Rapp is my hero (reference to the Vince Flynn novels)

    RIP Vince! Going to miss your novels! :(

  8. #8
    Distinguished Member Array GunGeezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    1,249
    I'm always intrigued by the old movies where they push a hidden button on the dash and a panel pops up displaying a hidden compartment holding one or more guns.
    There are some cars today, like the Honda Odyssey that have a hidden lockable floor compartment in the 2nd. row that is covered by carpeting and floor mats. A professional car thief would know about that though.

  9. #9
    VIP Member Array pogo2's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    3,150

    38 revolver in stainless

    I think I might pick a .38 caliber stainless steel revolver from S&W or Ruger, preferably one that is showing some use but in good mechanical condition.

    My reasoning is that a car gun must be reliable and able to remain loaded for long periods of time, but able to be used instantly with no slide racking or safety releasing to slow you down. It will probably be used at very close range against carjackers or someone very near the car. It should not be too loud to prevent hearing loss inside the car, hence the .38 caliber. It should not be too valuable in case of theft or loss. It should resist rust or corrosion.

    I think a small .38 revolver fits the bill well.

    Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the Peoples' Liberty's Teeth." - George Washington

  10. #10
    VIP Member Array HKinNY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Nassau, NY(Long Island)
    Posts
    2,855
    If you are intrestd http://consolevault.com/ I signed up as a dealer last year and will pass along the savings. This is a great product.

  11. #11
    VIP Member
    Array OldVet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Hiding inside a bottle of Jim Beam Black.
    Posts
    17,309
    Glock 32 in .357 SIG. Reliable, powerful, capacity, and concealable size. Low maintenance. Unlikely to be affected by cold ior rust. Unless you're firing hundreds of rounds, don't let the minor increase in ammo cost derail you. Your LEO discount is a plus.

    Want a bit more? Glock 20 10mm.
    Retired USAF E-8. Lighten up and enjoy life because:
    Paranoia strikes deep, into your heart it will creep. It starts when you're always afraid... "For What It's Worth" Buffalo Springfield

  12. #12
    Moderator
    Array RETSUPT99's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Central Florida
    Posts
    45,336
    I have, from time to time, left a gun in my vehicle for short periods of time. It will be in a CoM safe and 'hidden' somewhere in the vehicle.
    Other than that, I just won't keep a firearm in my car unattended.
    Even police vehicles have been broken into and have had weapons taken. I'm not financing any dirtbags weapons stash.
    The last Blood Moon Tetrad for this millennium starts in April 2014 and ends in September 2015...according to NASA.

    ***********************************
    Certified Glock Armorer
    NRA Life Member[/B]

  13. #13
    Member Array Lateck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Southwest Arizona
    Posts
    187
    I would recommend a Ruger SR9c.
    1. It is small enough to hide and carry.
    2. it is large enough to shoot comfortably.
    3. 9mm is a large enough caliber to use for almost any occasion.
    4. it is not an overly expensive gun so if for some reason your car is broken into the loss is not that much.
    5. It has a manual safety or can be just like the Glocks for safety.
    But this all just my 2 cents.

    Lateck,

  14. #14
    Senior Member Array kb2wji's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Tennessee
    Posts
    1,093
    I would recommend something that you dont mind getting stolen.

  15. #15
    VIP Member Array CLASS3NH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bob from Southern New Hampshire
    Posts
    4,855
    A 3 or 4 inch heavy BBL Smith 64 or 65 (38 and 357 mag respectivly) would make a great truck/car gun Both are stainless steel. If you wish a blue finish.. the model 10 or 13 might do the trick. Ruger Security Six, Speed Six, or Police Service Six are also a good choice. Plenty of these guns out there, and cheapo bucks too
    Why Waltz when you can Rock-N-Roll

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Ideas for owb for G26 ccw
    By bikerboy in forum Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options
    Replies: 37
    Last Post: June 17th, 2010, 05:49 PM
  2. Any ideas what this is??
    By bigo5552000 in forum Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 15th, 2010, 09:13 AM
  3. out of ideas
    By tattooguru in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 48
    Last Post: May 8th, 2009, 04:05 PM
  4. BBQ Ideas
    By G&G in forum Off Topic & Humor Discussion
    Replies: 15
    Last Post: January 7th, 2008, 10:31 AM
  5. Need help on CCW ideas....
    By mr. orange in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: March 20th, 2006, 05:25 PM

Search tags for this page

car gun carry ideas

,
car gun ideads
,
defensive gun car
,

gun 38 caliber

,
gun car ideas
,
gun in car ideas
,

hi point cheap car gun

,
hi point cheap car gun missouri
,
ideas for pistol carry in car
,
ideas on where to carry gun in car
,
p239 nanovault
,
sp 101 in shtf
Click on a term to search for related topics.