I have been looking for a secure way to lock a pistol in the car when I can't carry. I've checked out a lot of products online but never found anything that really looked all that great. Yesterday, however, I was at the local truck accessory shop doing some last minute Christmas Shopping and I found what I've been looking for. It is a portable padded lockbox with a frame that can be mounted to the vehicle. The box locks independently and can be locked into the frame that stays with the vehicle. It is also substantial, being made out of 16 gauge steel. Extra frames are available if you want to move one box between vehicles or have one for the house, too. The box can be found at
I never ran across this one in any of my online searches, but it is exactly what I've been looking for. I bought the last 2 that my local shop had.
ETA: I paid about $100 plus tax for the box, and given the quality of the product, I think its a good value for the money.