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    Car Gun Safe

    Hey Everyone, Now a days I carry more and more here in Washington State, my job has a policy against weapons at work. I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas for locking it up my gun in my car. I'd like to have it with me at all times.. But I would like to feel confident that it will be fine in my car when I can't have in on person like during work hours or if I did want to go in to a bar or something.. My car does have an alarm and when I have kept it in there I have done the obvious things like keep it out of sight. Any ideas? Does anyone have a safe or something in their car? I have a little Scion XB..

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    I use one of these in my truck....will hold my snubby or 5" 1911 and a spare clip just fine. has a steel cable that I wrapped around my seat rail, and fits right under the seat.


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    I'd like to have a permanently attached one in the trunk for an AR. Then I'd be cookin' with gas.

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    Just get some good S&W handcuffs and handcuff it to the seat bracket. easy, cost effective and has worked for me for years, although it is seldom left in the truck anymore.

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    I use the same safe AirMech74 has Center Of Mass Central You can even buy a couple and they will key them the same. The "safes" aren't that heavy duty but they will stop most and their cheep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joleary223 View Post
    I use the same safe AirMech74 has Center Of Mass Central You can even buy a couple and they will key them the same. The "safes" aren't that heavy duty but they will stop most and their cheep.
    +1. I like the COM's. We have two, one in each car.....both keyed the same. My wife and I each have a key. Perfect.
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    COM is the way to go.

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    I use a Stack-On Drawer Safe (Model PDS-500) bolted to the floor of the truck.

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    I like this arrangement much better than the COM I used to have!
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    Quote Originally Posted by David in FL View Post
    +1. I like the COM's. We have two, one in each car.....both keyed the same. Perfect.
    Same here
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    Quote Originally Posted by AirMech74 View Post
    I use one of these in my truck....will hold my snubby or 5" 1911 and a spare clip just fine. has a steel cable that I wrapped around my seat rail, and fits right under the seat.


    I use the exact same thing...tucked under the back seat in a SUV...(seat pops up from the rear) hard to find if someone got into the car.
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    I use one of these bolted into the trunk of my bimmer:
    Homak Electronic Access Pistol Box



    Not the easiest of access, but I don't have to worry about curious valets or car wash guys getting their hands on my cuete.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilhelm View Post
    I use one of these bolted into the trunk of my bimmer:
    Homak Electronic Access Pistol Box



    Not the easiest of access, but I don't have to worry about curious valets or car wash guys getting their hands on my cuete.
    Sweet man. Is that a pretty solid unit? I may need to get one of those!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by luvmyglock View Post
    Is that a pretty solid unit?
    It's got some heft, which alone gives the impression that it is much more secure than it may actually be. It is not a safe in the strict meaning of the term, but it will discourage the curious, stop the opportunist and considerably slow down the more determined thief. For $40 or $50 it's good for what it's intended for. Read the amazon reviews for more info. It suits my purposes.

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    I have the same safe as Airmech in my truck under the front seat, and cable locked to the seat frame. It is great because you can easily slip it in and out before getting outa the car, it's $25, and you dont have to fiddle around in your trunk drawing attention to you on why you have to get into your trunk everytime you get in or outa you car at work.

    I would definately suggest one up front and easy to access, just to give you the added security of not having to fuss everytime you go anywhere.
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