Going camping - need car safe recommendation

Going camping - need car safe recommendation

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    Question Going camping - need car safe recommendation

    Hi All,

    I'm going camping next week with my family, and I don't wanna leave my gun at home when I'm not there.

    I was thinking about getting a car safe, and found this one: http://www.gunsafereviewssite.com/ha...n-safe-review/.

    Does anyone have experience with this safe or others like it? How easy would it be for a young lady to install it? Does it make sense to take the gun in the tent with me instead of leaving it in a safe in the car?

    Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!


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    That looks like a good gun safe , If you are legal to carry it would be best in your waistband or in your possesion . As long as no kids will have access to it also you want to make sure any state parks or facilities are ok to carry into .

    If the state you list on your avatar is correct then i would check all laws within your state . IMO
    Handgunlaw.us this is a great resource for information . Have fun
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    I agree with welder, if you can legally carry it I'd keep it on my person.

    That does look like a pretty good safe.
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    Or for 1/10th the price:
    NV 300 | GunVault

    Simple, tamper resistant, and sturdy. I don't get overly Ft.Knox when looking at securing a gun in a car. After all, they can just steal the car. I want to deter the majority of quick grabs an provide myself reasonable liability assurance. Usually it would be on me, but for brief periods, the Gunvault works just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    Or for 1/10th the price:
    NV 300 | GunVault

    Simple, tamper resistant, and sturdy. I don't get overly Ft.Knox when looking at securing a gun in a car. After all, they can just steal the car. I want to deter the majority of quick grabs an provide myself reasonable liability assurance. Usually it would be on me, but for brief periods, the Gunvault works just fine.
    What he said. Cabelas has something similar, Bulldog brand I think, on sale for 30 bucks I think. Just kinda looked at them on the way through because I didn't know you were looking so I'm not ready to give a full report.

    Oh, and keep it on you. Doesn't do you any good in the glovebox if you're in the tent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    Or for 1/10th the price:
    NV 300 | GunVault

    Simple, tamper resistant, and sturdy. I don't get overly Ft.Knox when looking at securing a gun in a car. After all, they can just steal the car. I want to deter the majority of quick grabs an provide myself reasonable liability assurance. Usually it would be on me, but for brief periods, the Gunvault works just fine.
    ^^^This^^^
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    Get a heavy duty cable lock, lock the slide back (unloaded), feed cable through the action and secure it to a hardpoint under the seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nmuskier View Post
    Or for 1/10th the price:
    NV 300 | GunVault

    Simple, tamper resistant, and sturdy. I don't get overly Ft.Knox when looking at securing a gun in a car. After all, they can just steal the car. I want to deter the majority of quick grabs an provide myself reasonable liability assurance. Usually it would be on me, but for brief periods, the Gunvault works just fine.
    That's what I use... BUT ... and a BIG .. "BUT" .... I have guns that won't fit in one, so make sure your gun will actually fit. Mine won't fit due to the "depth " of it.... gun is too wide/high when it sits in it.

    You can take the safe inside the tent with you , in case it's needed.... rather than leaving it in the car. Think that would be a better option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    That's what I use... BUT ... and a BIG .. "BUT" .... I have guns that won't fit in one, so make sure your gun will actually fit. Mine won't fit due to the "depth " of it.... gun is too wide/high when it sits in it.

    You can take the safe inside the tent with you , in case it's needed.... rather than leaving it in the car. Think that would be a better option.
    To get a bigger gun to fit, try taking the foam inserts out and placing the firearm in a holster to protect it instead--

    I just got my wife a Nano compact safe. I took the foam out and my wife's 24/7 Pro C and her BG380 will both fit. I just keep them both in a cheap UM's instead of the foam inserts.


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    Looks like it'll work. And Welcome to DC. Best website going.


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    Here's a simple and elegant solution: In Car Gun Lockers

    These are easy to use, well made lock boxes (not a safe), TSA legal if you every fly, handy in the car, in hotels, where ever, and not too darn expensive.

    Please do not over-think your solution. While nice, the safe you linked too is expensive and if not secured in some manner, is just as vulnerable as any inexpensive solution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyK View Post
    Get a heavy duty cable lock, lock the slide back (unloaded), feed cable through the action and secure it to a hardpoint under the seat.
    ^^^^^^^This^^^^^^

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    The best thing about the COM/Gunvault safes are the portability; you can move them from vehicle to vehicle as needed or into a hotel room etc. I've found ours to be very handy.

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