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Braintrust: Car key keeper?

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by 1041TX, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. 1041TX

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    Been seeing a lot of guys with a belt keeper that has a slot in the front for a single car key. Ive found a few places that sell them, but to be honest, the sites look kinda sketch. Anyone know a reputable place to pick one up online?

    Ideally I'd like to find one in nylon, but I'll take plain leather if need be.
     
  2. x_out86

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    I am a bit foggy by your description, but is this what you are talking about?

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    If so, I have one and like it alot. If not, I think I need a little more info to understand what your looking for.
     

    Last edited: Dec 18, 2011

  3. msu_grad_121

    msu_grad_121 BOOSH

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    I think it's more like this:

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    If so, I found one at Stallion Leather, but this is the first I've even heard of this sorta thing. Interesting, though.
     
  4. CarloTwoGuns

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    Put the key in your magazine pouch. Works alot better
     
  5. x_out86

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    I have never heard of or seen anything like that before...kinda interesting, but I would have to pass.
     
  6. rookie1

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    I just use a normal belt keeper and just unsnap 1 of the two buttons and slide the single key ring in there. I cant think of any reason why I would need to walk around with a ring of keys on my belt or anything more than the car key. I have suspenders that have the the same thing as x_out86 has and find it a little awkward to push the little tab down and pull the key out. I also don't have any fingernails.
     
  7. Dragoon44

    Dragoon44 Unfair Facist Lifetime Member

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    I would want one with a velcro cover or snap.

    I used to keep my keys on a aluminum kubotan ( thin) and just thrust them behind my belt when I got out of the car. it was very secure and never had them fall out even in a fight.

    I also had one of those keepers that had a hidden cuff key.
     
  8. Hack

    Hack Crazy CO Gold Member

    I carry a set up for a big ring of keys at my facility, so this would not be anything that I need. I just use real carabiners for my key keeper, and a steel link dog leash for my chain.
     
  9. socalchuckster

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    This works for me too. Key is very secure there and the only time I ever "lost" a key was durring a mag change at an OIS.

     
  10. x_out86

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    I had the same problem when I first got it. The exact angle and pressure needed to get the keys out was a mystery to me. After about a week, I got used to it. Now I can get my keys off the clip without any issue at all, just took a few days for the learning curve.
     
  11. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    The car key, being just a single key with a number tab for tracking, goes in the magazine pouch between the mag base and the top cover. Other times, it goes in the slot created by the garrison belt when it loops back to retain the buckle. Never had an issue.
     
  12. 1041TX

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    Hmmm. Methinks I went a little GQ for a moment. Mag pouch it is!


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  13. razdog76

    razdog76 Heavy Mettle

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    When my primary set isn't in the car, it is on my right front belt keeper.

    My spare set includes several of the different "fleet" keys my agency has used. I cut the plastic end off and drilled a hole in the current key, so it is easy to tell which one it is in the dark. All four of them were then put on a 1" key ring.

    I then use a Zak Tool key ring holder. It is made out of steel, and with the snap, I have never lost any keys, and it is very handy when a coworker calls after locking themselves out of their car (or yourself, but that would never, ahem, happen). It is attached to my belt at about the 5 o'clock position, so it does not jingle when I walk.

    That belt keeper single key holder does not look very secure at all.

    http://www.zaktool.com/productimage/zt55.htm
     
  14. Hollywood D

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    I put my keys in my pocket. Maybe I'm old school.
     
  15. ray9898

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    I have used the Zak tool holder posted above for many years. I love it.
     
  16. ray9898

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    I wish I could get to my pockets. One is covered by the duty holster and one by the Taser holster.
     
  17. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    That's my problem as well, can't get to my pockets with the low ride holster on one side and the backup weapon in the other pocket.
     
  18. 1041TX

    I have a couple of key keepers still in the package that were given to me by a friend of mine. I use one for an oversized handcuff key on my raid gear. It is nylon, and folds around the key from both sides and is secured by velcro. I think it is made by Galls (looks identical to the one in the link). If you want one, PM me your address and I'll send it to you.

    http://www.galls.com/msn/style-NP48...approved-galls-molded-nylon-silent-key-holder
     
  19. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

    Mb, if you are amenable to this, we have a thread on CT for cops to give gear to each other and this key keeper would be greatly appreciated by some, I am sure. I have one just like it but made by Uncle Mike's, and the nylon doesn't look as padded or thick. Yours almost looks as robust as a Bianchi Accumold type of reinforced nylon.
     
  20. SCSU74

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    i love mine, ill see if i can find a picture for ya... i do also keep a key in my mag pouch as a back-up, but the key keeper is a lot more convenient for unlocking the car door. i have a big key ring that i attach a squad key and handcuff key to, makes double locking very easy no fumbling for key!

    Heres the thread with picture:
    http://glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=565935&page=45
    its about 4 posts down..

    you can buy them from gt distributors which if you are in Austin (ATX?) is local or got ya covered has them in fort worth and can mail them.
     
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2011