Securing a Pistol in a Jeep Wrangler

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    Anyone have any experience or ideas of how to safely secure/store a pistol in a Jeep Wrangler (with a soft top). Mine has been broke into through someone cutting the top. My only real idea at the moment is to drill a pistol safe into the back but this could just become a big old invitation to someone.

    Any ideas/thoughts? Any links to in your car safes or similar that work for you would be gratefully received. Thanks.
     
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    mount a pistol safe, which is what I did, in the back seat. Option number two is some kind of upgraded lockable console $$$$$$
     
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    Tuffy in my Wrangler.
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    With the top down, go to the rear of the Jeep, lift up some of the folds of the top, and hide it there. I've done it many times.
     
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    Contact the folks at console vault and see if they will make one for a Jeep.

    Another option is a pistol case with cable under the seat.

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    Thanks folks, some good food for thought. I'm kinda leaning towards the pistol "box" so far as it seems good value but I think it needs to be bolted down.
     
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    I have that and use it, but honestly I think it's only good for 2 things.

    1) Limiting liability if your gun is stolen
    2) slowing down a thief that doesn't have a lot of time so he gives up
     
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    I got one of those for my small nuclear payload. I use the provided cable rather than bolt it down. I find that this allows me to move the box into view to retrieve/insert my pistol and then simply slide it under the seat out of view.
     
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    Agreed.

    Truth be told, 9x% of the car burgs I take are unlocked cars on the street or unlocked cars in open garages. Smash and grabs make up the rest. Less than one half of one percent take the time to defeat a lock on a car, let alone on a lock box under a seat or bolted to the sheet metal.

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    This is what it is intended to do.

    Coincidentally, I just created two in service training classes for my department. One dealt with off duty carry and the other, off duty storage of firearms at home and in the car. I covered most of the available popular options in depth. I ordered, purchased and demo'd almost everything out there. Ordered two of the COM cable lock combo units. They are perfect for inexpensive, secure, short term storage of firearms in a vehicle.

    Anything long term, I would recommend a console vault.
     
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    Simple. Find an area in your Jeep where you can access the underside of some sheetmetal to determine there are no wires or other important items running underneath. Drill four holes under the padding in the case and attach it with four shallow bolts with self locking nuts inside the case. A little Loctite to finish it off. Good to go.

    Better still if your vehicle has a little hiding place from the factory, like my truck. :supergrin:

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    :wavey:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kqmCIrq9Jw

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    Galls used to market a safe specifically made for Jeep products. I don't know if they still do.

    It fit under the driver's seat and was a spring loaded drawer. You wired a button to some secret location and when you pressed it, the drawer would spring open behind your feet.

    I ordered one for a friend of mine who had a Jeep and saw it after he installed it. It worked great and if I didn't have a bunch of airbag crap under my seat, I would have gotten one for myself.

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    Ok, so answer this for me if you covered it. The cable, how likely is it that someone could snap it or rip the door off by yanking on it? I've got mine under my passenger seat secured to where the seat bolts in.

    I can pull it out and put it in the seat so I access it while seated. I wonder if a decently muscular guy could pull it out, put it to the carpet and yank up very hard and just snap the cable.

    Didya do any tug tests? lol
     
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    I didn't do any tug tests, but you'd have to be on PCP to bruteforce rip it out.

    Blt cutters would do the trick, but 99.9% of the pieces of AIDS that break into cars don't carry them. :cool: