XD Gear Holster Console Mount - Loctite

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    XD Gear Holster Console Mount - Loctite

    Just did this little project in about 25 minutes after reading some ideas on several forums. I really didn't want to put bolts through my console, so I did the following:

    Purchase Loctite (About $4 at Wally World)
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...in/Loctite.jpg

    Clean Console (I used Clorox Wipes)
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...in/Console.jpg

    Sit in drivers seat to and mark most comfortable location to draw from. Hold holster with one hand in desired location and mark one side to use as a guide to line up when glueing (I just used a nail and made a scratch):
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...ingConsole.jpg

    Apply liberal amount of glue to the holster, line up with guide mark, press firm and steady and hold for 2 or 3 minutes:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lyPressure.jpg

    Holster is mounted:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...terMounted.jpg

    Apply more loctite after mount:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4.../GlueAgain.jpg

    Gun in holster 1:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lsterfull1.jpg

    Gun in holster 2:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...lsterfull2.jpg

    Since I am in Texas, and it must be 100% concealed, I thought this would be a quick and efficient way to store my firearm while driving and have easy access. I holstered my XD9SC 10-20 times to see if it would come loose, and it REALLY seems stable/permanent to me. I will let you know if it decides to fall off one day...but I doubt it!

    Take care!

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    That is a great idea! Well done.
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    Good Job! Thanks for sharing the pics and instructions!
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    Most welcome! I have learned TONS in this forum and wanted to at least attempt to give back something useful

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    Smart idea, nicely done.

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    Well, seeing as you didn't put a copyright on this I'm going to do it in my truck too... thanks.

    Great pics btw.

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    I am very tempted to give this a try also....Do you think the glue or bond will give 'brittle' after a while...please give us some feedback after a few weeks...There IS a use for the holster!
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    I was going to do this to my prelude tomorrow with this plastic epoxy stuff I got from Home Depot the other day.

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    That is a nice idea!

    Wonder what the Texas heat and sweltering inside of the car will do to the glue after a couple week's? Let us know if there is any change as time goes on.


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    Great job! Another good adhesive solution is the hysol line. A little expensive but VERY strong. I use hysol on composite materials used in large model aircraft; fiberglass and carbon fiber.
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    Important point:

    As with any adhesive job, make sure the glue will not dissolve either the holster or the area you are attaching it to, some reaction is essential to function usually but be sure you don't just melt a hole in the two pieces. test first.

    Also be sure that the place you are attaching to in the car will take the weight of the holstered gun, attaching it to a vinyl cover down by the pedals might result in it tearing free when you unholster in a hurry.

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    very nice job. i'm working on the plans for my own. the under the seat thing when need be is getting old and tiring.

    great pics and instructs too!
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    I will definitely monitor the durability of the holster, and appreciate all the additional information. I was a little curious at first, since the loctite says on the label "Works with most plastics". I did take the gun in/out of the holster several times again on the way home, and a few more in the driveway for good measure. Hopefully it will withstand the Texas climate without having to implement a JB Weld + Honey + liquid cement + mortar mix to hold it on lol.

    Will post here periodically to see if it ultimately passes or fails.

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    I was contemplating doing something like that to my VW Jetta.....that is until a lady totaled it for me by running a stop sign. I started looking for a new commuter car and fell in love with the Nissan Altima. One thing I really liked was the center console that extended down from the bottom of the dashboard. It has a storage compartmant with a spring hinged door. Gently pressing it with a finger causes it to open revealing a space large enough for me to store my Taurus PT-145 Millennium Pro and a spare mag. There is even enough room to store the compact XML flashlight that clips on the accessory rail. I added a piece of 1/2" foam padding to eliminate rattle while driving and to give a padded stop if I have to brake hard. Here are some pics.

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    Very convenient compartment! Unless you know Altimas, it looks like a solid piece rather than a hidden compartment. Pretty cool!

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