I'm fortunate to have a vehicle that has some "hidden" compartments. While I keep a get-home bag at all times, I sometimes don't carry a weapon. To fix that problem while I'm away from home, I dedicated a pistol to be in my vehicle at all times. To get it, someone would have to break in to the vehicle, take it away, and strip the vehicle for parts. A common joy-rider or smash-n-grab would never find the pistol. As you can see in the pictures below, I pack everything in a tupperware type container that is sealed from moisture. In the container, is the pistol, a loaded magazine, 2 spare magazines, a double mag pouch, and a spare recoil spring. An Uncle Mike's style is kept in the same location. I also carry 50 rounds of NATO hard ball. Why not "defensive" HPs? I am a firm believer in penetration and I like the idea of through and through holes, 100% reliability. (I'm not here to debate that opinion.) So, if I find myself in a situation where protection is necessary (broken down, unable to continue driving), I can obtain my weapon, and bag, and hit the road. I know that it's worthless if I am confronted while I'm actually driving, but I do generally carry a 642, but even with that, I would prefer the G34 in a hike-it-out scenario. With my pack, I'm good for at least 3 days. This dedicated pistol does NOT replace a CCW. Does anyone else have a similar plan?