Glove box or safe?

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    Glove box or safe?

    Situation : going somewhere where my glock can't come inside with me, so I have to leave behind in the vehicle.

    Question: which method do you feel is safer for keeping glock safe while I'm gone. Keep in briefcase sentry safe (easily can be carried away and sort of stands out that something important is in there) OR in locking glove box (rather weak locking mechanism)

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    For ~$30 you can get a Nanovault (or similar) that secures to your seat and can be slid underneath, out of sight. That's my preference.

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    Safe. Something like this...
    Amazon.com: Stack-On Portable Case with Combination Lock, Black: Home Improvement
    Not really a "safe" but it slows them down a bit. If you want to make it even more difficult for would-be thieves, you can mount it to the floor of your vehicle with bolts/nuts or even self-tapping screws. In my pick up truck, I mount one under the small fold up seat in the extended cab so I can fold up the seat to allow the lid to swing open on the safe.
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    I use a safe under my driver's seat. It has a cable attached to the seat itself.

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    If something were to happen the MSM would not mention your glove box had a lock. I say buy a cheap car safe to avoid becoming a gun grabber's statistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blanco64 View Post
    For ~$30 you can get a Nanovault (or similar) that secures to your seat and can be slid underneath, out of sight. That's my preference.
    ^^^This is very convenient and adaptable to various travel situations.
    I just got one for my dad for Father's Day.
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    I use a Center of Mass safe, as shown here: In Car Gun Lockers
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpencerB View Post
    I use a safe under my driver's seat. It has a cable attached to the seat itself.
    That's what I use as well. A nanovault with cable tied to the driver's seat, combination lock. Much safer, I think, than locking it in the glove box. It does take a moment's care to retrieve and reholster when I get back to the car but I can get in the back seat for privacy, complete the task then get out and move to the dirver's side. When my wife is with me I give it to her to hold while I go inside and take care of business (she has a CWFL).
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    Quote Originally Posted by blanco64 View Post
    For ~$30 you can get a Nanovault (or similar) that secures to your seat and can be slid underneath, out of sight. That's my preference.
    Get what you pay for. Mine broke in a few months of regular use under the car seat.

    Better off hiding it somewhere like in a towel stashed in the back of the car behind some plastic molding or under a spare tire well. It takes a little time but your common smash and grabber probably won't find it compared to a priable (sp?) glovebox or under the seat.

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    In my sentra the trunk opens from inside the trunk. So no latches inside the cabin except for the electric pop button. Inside trunk right under the latch mechanism there's a little lever that when pressed down locks the trunk. Only way to open it is with the main key. Biggest safe possible and it came with the car!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    ^^^This is very convenient and adaptable to various travel situations.
    I just got one for my dad for Father's Day.
    GunVault Nano Vault 300 with Combination Lock - Gander Mountain
    Apparently my dad let them borrow his circa 1999 cell phone to put in the safe for the picture...
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    +1 on a safe. You can bolt or wire them in place to make it more difficult to be carried off in the event of a pesky prowler getting in.
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    Another vote for safe. I used to not carry if I knew I'd be going somewhere that would require me to leave my gun in my car. A simple smash and grab and there goes your gun. I now keep a small GunVault lock box in my car that has a steel cable securing it to the frame of my seat. It wouldn't survive a prolonged beating, but it is more than sufficient in keeping my gun safe. And for $25 it's a great investment.
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    I would never trust it in the glove box or under the seat. I have a small safe hidden fire the rare times I have to leave it behind.

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