How do you carry in your car?
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Not the best access in a car as I have trouble reaching into ...
June 6th, 2010 12:52 AM
How do you carry in your car?
I am going to be pocket carrying my gun and extra mag.
Not the best access in a car as I have trouble reaching into my pockets sitting like that (my car seats have a lot of side-thigh bolsters).
How do you all carry in your cars? I was thinking of buying a second holster and securing it somewhere to the side of the center console (closer to the floor) OR under driver's seat. I guess I could do glove box too.
The only time I have seen a gun mounted in a car was in a police cruiser I looked inside...but it was pretty obvious and I'd rather not every person that peered into my car know where I keep my gun.
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June 6th, 2010 01:06 AM
I carry in my IWB holster, checkout CrossBreed, you might find something that works better than pocket carry there. They make everything to order, so, it takes a bit and is a little pricey, but well worth it!... when I get out and cannot carry with me, then I lock it up in the glove box.
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June 6th, 2010 01:20 AM
I use either a cross draw holster or I use my safepacker holster when driving in my car, thus leaving an easy access to the gun if needed. even when wearing the seat belt.
June 6th, 2010 01:45 AM
Normal 2:30/3:00 forward cant. Seat belt goes in front of and below rig. Bottom three buttons of overgarment unbuttoned and it goes over seat belt. Clear and draw, almost like standing up.
June 6th, 2010 01:51 AM
I carry IWB and it's not a problem for me when driving. I have practiced drawing that way and I had to learn to get the seat belt off and moved away so I didn't get tangled in it... kinda tricky!
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June 6th, 2010 04:49 PM
I carry mine in the middle console of my small car. In Louisiana, if you carry in your car, it has to be concealed. I never carry in the glove compartment. I made that mistake once on New Year's Eve, 2008 when a young man pulled up along side of me, visibly upset about my driving. It was very late and my 10 year old daughter was in the passenger seat, in front of the glove compartment. The young man pointed his gun at my daughter and she immediately looked at me with fearful eyes and screamed. She quickly grabbed my gun, handed it to me, and picked up her cell to dial 911. In the meantime, the young man took off as I chased him through town. After a 20 minute chase, he drove into a police roadblock in front of the police station. He was charged with two counts of aggravated assault, but plead no contest to simple battery and got six months unsupervised probation.
June 6th, 2010 04:57 PM
Essentially plea bargined away to nothing, that sucks.
June 6th, 2010 04:58 PM
True. However, in this small town of 7000, I still see him every now and then. He stays out of my way.
June 6th, 2010 05:08 PM
However Im carrying is usually where it stays. IWB its around 3-330 I carry OWB more so it sits around 3-4 depending.
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June 6th, 2010 05:23 PM
+1 for Crossbreed!
Originally Posted by CCWFlaRuger
I can draw from my ST while belted in my seat. I also, sometimes carry in my glovebox or a holster in the "door" pocket.
Be sure to check with our states laws concerning "car/vehicle" carry. In my state, it is usually best to keep it on your person if it is legal to do so.
Keeping a gun in the glovebox can make difficult, if not impossible to utilize if it's really needed fast. (Ie; car jacking)
IMO; pocket carry needs to be reserved for a bug. Even if you use the BEST pocket holsters, it is difficult at "best" to draw while moving fast to cover.
In the real world a confrontation is very fluid. So unless you have practiced drawing from your pocket while running and proven to yourself it really can be done, I suggest a good holster.
June 6th, 2010 05:30 PM
If I am wearing my Crossbreed I pull up my shirt and tuck it in-between the holster and my body so I have easy access to my G27 even while wearing my seat belt.
If I'm wearing my Smartcarry it stays where it is at. I know first hand I can draw even while belted with ease. I was surprised how easy it was to do.
I have thought about trying to work out another setup but I'm comfortable with my options at this point in time as they both work well.
June 6th, 2010 05:46 PM
On my person. I have put a gun in my glove box and all that but I always worry about someone getting to it. So I just keep one on my side.
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June 7th, 2010 08:46 AM
If I'm in my truck, I unholster and shove it between my seat and the center seat. It's tight, holds it secure and within reach (right by my leg).
If I'm in my wifes car, I unholster and put it in the door pocket.
I havne't found a "good" way to keep it on me...
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June 7th, 2010 09:29 AM
My take? The law of probability of a lethal force encounter on the street is relatively low. The probability of a lethal force encounter while I’m driving is lower yet. Now, if I lived in east L.A. I suppose I would hire a door gunner.
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June 7th, 2010 10:08 AM
In my bigger Chrysler, I just have my Glock in an OWB holster...I can get at it quickly.
In my smaller Miata, my OWB is a bit of a challange to get to, so I bring along an extra, cheap generic holster that fits between the seat and console. I either put my EDC Glock in that holster for the drive, or I take along an extra snubbie for the drive that allows for the quick access of a firearm.
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