This is a discussion on Mounting a Holster Inside My Car within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by TSiWRX I'd mount using hardware or straps that fully go "around" the support area. Similarly, I'd look for retention as one of ...
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I could be wrong and may have answered this before but in SC, unless the firearm is in a compartment, you cannot just put together a "car holster" of any kind that will have quick and easy accessibilty. A car holster in my car is either my pocket 380 or my Remora holstered 57--both are covered by my CCWP and I can access them from my person in keeping with SC law.
I have made about 5 kydex holders that I have attached in car, under bed, inside safe door, etc I love making things with kydex.
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IMO, the weapon should be on you, not hidden in a holster in the car. I understand It can be hard, but it can be figured out....
^ I think that most of us in communities such as these would definitely agree with that sentiment.
For these "car holsters," I think that the vast majority of people pursuing such a setup either want them for extended driving - to make access to their firearm faster/more consistent - or, alternatively, are looking for a fast yet safe method to disarm/rearm for entrance-to/exit-from a forbidden area.
I haven't tried this, but check out the Crossbreed Ohai.
For me, it stays on-body for a number of reasons (and also for me, one of the specific reasons why I carry what I carry, how I carry - and utilize certain support gear - is specifically because of the consideration that I am always in and out of my vehicle, through the course of an average day), but nevertheless, I think it's important to help those who would choose to have a "car holster" to do things right, in being an automotive hobbyist, myself. I just don't want to see someone VELCRO something under the dash, only to have it fall off while they're driving! There's many things that someone who either doesn't work with cars on a professional level or "plays" with their car may well be completely clueless about, and it's such pitfalls that I'm hoping to help them avoid.
I heartily agree - Firearms Forum Online • View topic - How To Store Handgun In Vehicle Unattended - nevertheless, this is, as that thread very well highlights, a personal discretion issue in many areas.As far as the PFZs are concerned, a lock box would be the best option IMO. Leaving it in a holster in the car, could make it an easy target for someone to steal....
If I were to rig a car-holster setup, I'd want to consider how well the holster itself can be covered/disguised when I'm out of the vehicle (with or without firearm, it doesn't matter, as one of my worries is whether the sight of the empty holster may instigate a break-in: to-wit, how many times have drivers been advised to remove any mounting hardware for their un-docked electronics, leaving a "stripped" car, to dissuade break-ins? ) - and balance that with not only ease-of-access/draw (and the safety of the draw-stroke), but also whether if the draw will be telegraphed to an approaching threat.
I personally think that there is *lots* to consider, when it comes to a car holster: that it's more than just buying an accessory and strapping it/taping it in-place.
But then again, I'm always thinking about the car.
I understand your point TSI, however, with a car holster you run into training issues IMO. Most folks if they train, they train from there carry rig. If they have done this, then there muscle memory is in place. Pros and cons aside, you can see were this could cause issues. Like you said, better on the body, Than off the body.
They've got to make sure that they're proficient with what they've chosen to use, and I think it's all too often that people who choose to carry a firearm see it as a magical amulet that wards off evil with its simple presence, without truly understanding how things are going to play out, when things really go bad.
I agree, the car-holster does add one more level of complications, but I do not see it as any more of a problem than the simple need for every self-defensive shooter to properly familiarize themselves with their equipment. The fault is not on the tools, but will rest with the user, if he/she has not done their due-diligence.