Originally Posted by relayman
One night I was sitting at a traffic signal and the passenger side door of my pickup opened . I snatched up my Model 19 that was on the seat next to me and pointed it into the face of a black guy that was standing there . He mumbled something about wanting a ride and I yelled at him to get back . He slammed the door and walked away . It scared the hell out of both of us .
Not to sound like an ass, but you may want to A) Keep the doors to your vehicle locked when driving around and B) find someplace better to keep your weapon.
A pistol sitting on the seat of a car will wind up on the floorboards and possibly out of reach if your vehicle gets hit or you have to slam on the brakes (two common occurences immediately preceding a defensive crisis).
A holster velcroed to the center console of the truck or fixed to the underside of the driver's seat might serve you better.