How do you carry in a vehicle

How do you carry in a vehicle

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    How do you carry in a vehicle

    Wearing a pistol while seated in my car is downright uncomfortable and in a horrible spot should I need to draw it. Other alternatives:

    Map pocket: prefer not to draw weak hand or cross-draw
    Passenger seat: not secure, not viable if I have a passenger
    Console: not secure (picture a heavy metal projectile flying in cabin)

    How do you carry while in your car/truck?

    Someone showed me this link.
    Kingston Car Seat Holster

    Anyone have this? I think I may get it.


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    normal carry in holster. woud'nt do much go on the floorboard if you hit
    the brakes hard suddenly. ofcourse drawing in emergency is another story.
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    Its in my holster, I carry a SiG P45 a 45CAL. Not a small pistol. I look at it this way, I don't think I will be firing my gun from a car. I do not find it uncomfortable since it kind of hangs off the seat on my right side.
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    I do not change my method of carry when I'm in the car driving - maybe I should but I just don't.
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    I put mine in between my seat and the center console. It fits nicely and quick to draw from if I needed it. It would be almost impossible for me to draw from my IWB holster without unbuckling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glock27mark View Post
    normal carry in holster. woud'nt do much go on the floorboard if you hit
    the brakes hard suddenly. ofcourse drawing in emergency is another story.
    Floorboard is out for the same reasons as the console and passenger seat

    Quote Originally Posted by mi2az View Post
    Its in my holster, I carry a SiG P45 a 45CAL. Not a small pistol. I look at it this way, I don't think I will be firing my gun from a car. I do not find it uncomfortable since it kind of hangs off the seat on my right side.
    I don't 'think' I'll be shooting from the car either. But I didn't think I'd ever feel the need to own a gun either Gotta be prepared for any/all circumstances.
    My car seats have these side bolsters that don't allow anything to hang off the sides. All they do is jab the gun further into my ever expanding love-handles
    Figure this holster gives a secure spot to store while driving. As I exit the car, I could just pull it from the holster and put it into my IWB. Second, it's an easily accessible spot from which to draw should the extremely unlikely possibility arise that you would need to do so while seated.

    Quote Originally Posted by walvord View Post
    I do not change my method of carry when I'm in the car driving - maybe I should but I just don't.
    If you're comfortable with your method, no reason to change it.

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    Too big a PITA to change. I frequently tuck my cover garment(s) behind me so the gun is exposed (right side IWB) and easy to get to.
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    I don't change how I carry for my car
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    My primary CCW is in it's Sparks VM2, and whilst driving, the Taurus UL is always in my Renegade ankle holster.

    Ankle holsters are pretty dang quick while seated in an automobile, IMO!

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    In my holster. Less chance for ND not transferring it in/out. Also if for some reason I was forced to make an emergency exit, no chance to forget it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smotta View Post
    In my holster. Less chance for ND not transferring it in/out. Also if for some reason I was forced to make an emergency exit, no chance to forget it.

    Agreed, less handling, the better. But my carry position is just not comfortable.

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    I am with many in saying that i dont change anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelo25 View Post
    I put mine in between my seat and the center console. It fits nicely and quick to draw from if I needed it. It would be almost impossible for me to draw from my IWB holster without unbuckling.
    Same with a Beretta m96
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    I don't change how I carry for my car
    I must agree! It stays in my IWB holster at 3:00.

    1. I know where it's at.
    2. I can pull my cover garment out of the way after I have entered the car to make it easier to get to.
    3. I can cover the weapon again before leaving the vehicle.
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    bonehead, where do you carry? I have a 5" 1911 at 3:30 OWB with bucket seats in a VERY small car, and it's not too bad. Usually grab the frame and "umph" it ever so slightly forward once I'm seated.

    Just drove 14 hours both ways for Thanksgiving with no problem.
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