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In car carry pics

Discussion in 'Carry Issues' started by Triple7, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. Triple7

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    How do you carry in your car? I know a lot just use their CC but others have In car systems. For me, I cannot carry at work (I work in a sporting arena) so I carry in my car all the time and CC while not at work.

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    A cheap paddle holster does the trick.
     
  2. dkf

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    Thats a good idea I'll have to try that on extended trips. I usually wear IWB on my right side but the seatbelt is a PITA thus I tend to not wear it unless going on the highway. I stick the gun between the front seat sometimes also.
     


  3. Triple7

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    yeah my set up isn't great, since I'm not left handed....but it works.
     
  4. How secure would your holster and weapon be in an accident with this set-up?

    -J-
     

  5. This is what your going to be worried about during an accident?


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  6. Triple7

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    That's a decent question. The holster isn't really moving unless it's a side impact. The weapon is in there tight but might become dislodged on a really really hard hit....but I don't think that's gonna matter much if I get hit that hard.
     
  7. FAS1

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    Your interior looks familiar. Here's what I do in my Explorer. I am right handed and can access it easily from the drivers seat. It is pretty secure being bolted to the floor and no problems displaying especially if I open the door.

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  8. Triple7

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    Mine is an explorer too. Yeah mine does show if I open the door all the way. But the only time it's in there is during work (to and from) really.
     
  9. furioso2112

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    I like the 'pocket' made out of cotton or whatever, that hold the gun pointing down, between my legs. easily accessible, completely concealed, safe in an accident. Issue is getting gun back into concealed carry from there after parking. No worse than keeping it anywhere else, though.

    I most prefer the seat-belt holster that keeps the gun pointed to my left on my chest. Very accessible, though concealment is rather moderate. Also, gun is pointed at LEO if I get stopped, or my arm, depending on driving position.

    Most often, my gun is in a Maxpedition bag in a holster with more mags, on the seat next to me, or the gun is just sitting on the seat next to me. Black gun, black seat, conceals well, but safety in an accident is nil. That sucker would be out the window.
     
  10. FAS1

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    That's good. I guess you could drape something over it if you needed to. Looks like a LH paddle would work well for a right handed cross draw. I think you could probably reach it there. There's many reasons for me not to have a gun out in the open even in my vehicle but a lot of people use various holsters mounted in their cars. Space for something else and accessibility while driving are usually concerns, especially in passenger cars.

    Does it stay there while you are at work?
     
  11. Bilbo Bagins

    Bilbo Bagins Slacked jawed

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    So you just leave the gun like that, unlocked and out in the open for some dirtbag to steal it? Especially working in a sport arena, car break in are HIGH. Also if you get car jacked, that door is going to come flying open when the SOB has a gun pointed at your head. Say bye, bye to your gun, and any element of suprise.

    I have a simple car safe for those times I need to leave the gun in the car. I usually CC either pocket carry or with a cheap IWB uncle mikes holster. This way the holster and gun can both go in the safe.

    http://www.center-of-mass.com/Store_InCarGunSafe.htm



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  12. Triple7

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    Actually with the door closed it can't be seen, since it's in between the door and the seat.
    I'm not really following you on the car jacking part. The person would have to break my window, reach in and open my door from the inside to have my door come flying open.
    I'm not really sure how a car safe helps you when you are traveling, what's the time from threat to ready to fire?
    But yeah while I'm at work I have a micro safe in the car. (It's locked under the front seat) While I drive though It is 3 inches from my leg.
     
  13. Triple7

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    No micro vault under the front seat. Though I'm sitting at my desk and can see my car out of my office window (it's about 15 feet away) the off chance of someone breaking into my car isn't something I'm willing to take.
     
  14. billbrasky

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    Nice setups. Where did you all purchase the mini safes?
     
  15. Triple7

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    cabela's is were I got my in car. Bedside from cheaper than dirt, (store is a block away from the house.) Academy has some too.
     
  16. FireForged

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    I just have mine under a folded t-shirt and have a fake lock box (full of 1.5 lb of junk) attached to my seat rail with a cable lock.
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2011
  17. Mudshark100

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    I carry mine in a Black Hawk holster mounted in my center console. Works great
     
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  18. Keeping secure at all times is something that every gun-owner would naturally want to...I would think?

    If the paddle holster in the OP is just on the map pocket by means of the paddle attachment, it's going to move in an impact. It COULD become a "missile" inside the cabin and cause injury.

    It could also come off during a low-speed collision; perhaps the type of collision where some drunken idiot would like to cause you bodily harm during the aftermath.

    Most folks who carry a handgun know the importance of a good quality holster and belt. Why? Because keeping the weapon secure until you need it is important.

    Weapon security is indeed important; even when in a "car holster".

    -J-