How do you secure your weapon when travelling on Interstates?

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    How do you secure your weapon when travelling on Interstates?

    Earlier this month, my wife and I were driving South on Interstate 81. Because to some very poor driving by a tractor-trailer (moving into the passing lane to allow a merging tractor-trailer to enter the driving lane while 5 or 6 vehicles were in the passing lane), we were in a very bad accident (rear ended by another tractor-trailer going 75 MPH).

    Our vehicle was totalled. Thankfully, we had minor bruising and sprains. I did NOT have my weapon on my body. There was quite an impact and several objects few around inside of the vehicle.

    My wife understands why I carry but this event added a concern -- loaded weapon flying around in the car. My question -- what holster do folks use when travelling on long trips with high speeds or do you secure your weapon in some other fashion?

    Thanks in advance to all who reply.

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    The holster and Glock featured in this video are what I had on when I totaled my tractor-trailer last year. The set-up stayed where it belongs the entire time, even though nothing else in the cab did.
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    On short trips I just keep my weapon in a Wild Bill’s Covert Carry IWB, on longer trips I switch to a shoulder holster. I never carry off body when driving solely to prevent the missile problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    On short trips I just keep my weapon in a Wild Bill’s Covert Carry IWB, on longer trips I switch to a shoulder holster. I never carry off body when driving solely to prevent the missile problem.

    I had mine in a case behind the driver seat wedged between two computer bags.
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    Mine stays on my person or in secure storage when going thu states that trample my rights.

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    If I'm wearing the Kholster (my all day holster), the gun stays in its usual cross-draw 10-11 o'clock position in the holster. When I'm doing on-off carry, I use an Uncle Mike's #8 that fits in the compartment in the rear center fold down cushion. The compartment side-loads, seals with a velcroed leather flap, and the cushion folds back up into the seat back. I don't think it's likely to come out in a survivable accident.
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    On person, in my IWB or OWB holster.

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    I use an MTAC or Crossbreed depending on what I am carrying. I keep a Nano Vault mounted in my truck for just encase situations. I travel with the speed of traffic most of the time.

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    On my person OWB. I don't travel through states that trample my rights.
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    If it's not in my holster, its in a locked box cabled to a seat mount which is only when I am not allowed by law to have it on my person.

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    I have driven for 5 or 6 hours before while wearing my Crossbreed SuperTuck carrying a Ruger SR9c. That was after wearing the holster for a full day at work. Very comfortable holster. I highly recommend.

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    All my holsters are very secure. I have some holsters I may utilize for long distance trips because of comfort and ease of draw from a seated position but even those will hold the gun in a wreck.
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    How do you secure your weapon when travelling on Interstates?
    Lately for driving trips I've been using one of those Remora Holsters to Mexican carry a gun in crossdraw position.

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    I thank all who commented. I'm still new at concealed carry and I have a lot to learn. Being bounced around by the impact added a level of concern. I've replayed the accident over and over in my mind and kept thinking what could have happened had I had my gun in my waist.

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    Glad you're safe. I drive predominantly in states where it is legal to carry in the car, but when I was back east (in all of the typical northeast and mid-Atlantic suspect states) a couple of years ago the guns got locked securely in a Center-of-Mass Safe cable-locked under the rear seat of my Suburban. All in accordance with the laws of the states I was traveling in or through that particular day. PITA.

    Out here, my OWB, maybe covered, maybe not. Gotta love Colorado!

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