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I looked into car safes and didn't like how much plastic was on them. I worried that a screwdriver might be all it took to pop them open.

I made this and thought I'd throw it out there. Good for several handguns and whatever you want to keep in it. My SW 686 6" fits in it holstered, so the size is good. Defends against smash and grab robberies, assuming the bad guys aren't carrying tools for cutting steel cables and such.

I took an old steel ammo can, put as hasp on it for a lock, cut holes through the bottom for a steel cable, and voila. I'm showing it here in the back, but it's small enough to fit behind the front seat, looping the cable around the seat frame.

I was thinking that if I wanted something to hold larger/more stuff, then a steel tool box would work nicely.





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Excellent! I did the same thing with a Fire Safe I bought from Wally World. I anchored it with a industrial grade chain to the actual vehicle frame where the seats attach, then locked the whole thing up with the largest case hardened lock I could locate. This way I can slide it under the seats of the vehicle(s) and it is not visible. You are good to go sir!!!
 

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Very well done sir. :yup:

Regards,

FlaRon :urla9ub:
 

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I like it. Great idea and simplicity itself.
 

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I looked into car safes and didn't like how much plastic was on them. I worried that a screwdriver might be all it took to pop them open.

I made this and thought I'd throw it out there. Good for several handguns and whatever you want to keep in it. My SW 686 6" fits in it holstered, so the size is good. Defends against smash and grab robberies, assuming the bad guys aren't carrying tools for cutting steel cables and such.

I took an old steel ammo can, put as hasp on it for a lock, cut holes through the bottom for a steel cable, and voila. I'm showing it here in the back, but it's small enough to fit behind the front seat, looping the cable around the seat frame.

I was thinking that if I wanted something to hold larger/more stuff, then a steel tool box would work nicely.





Very nice.

You been stealing trays from the TSA? :)
 

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I think this is fantastic. I cant's see where the vehicle tie down is located, is it possible to position the safe over the tie down by cutting a slot on the bottom of the ammo can and using a padlock to secure it? It would be tougher than cable and protect the tie down spot from being cut. Either way most opportunistic thieves are carrying cutters.
 

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Well thought out...
 

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Very nicely done. Innovation at its finest

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Nice job, and much cheaper than buying a new one.
Very neat idea to slow the bad guys down.

Thanks for sharing
This is ingenious. Great job and a great idea. Thanks for sharing.
Good job.

Unless you have the exact tool, steel cable is tough to cut. A common thief will be there a while with wire cutters.


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