vrwmiller wrote:I suspect most all of us on this site carry a gun in the car by virtue of the fact that we are either of a mind to OC or CC when reaching our destinations (shopping, etc). But I would also imagine most here keep their guns in their holsters the entire time. Now I have heard most of the arguments about keeping your hands off of your weapon, handling it the least amount of time, and so on. However, this is what I do when driving with one of my sidearms in one of my vehicles.Manassas man charged with assault, robbery
Alan David Bailey, 18, of 8818 Middleburg Court in Manassas, was charged with assaulting one man and robbing another while they were traveling on Bannerwood Drive near Woodbury Drive near Manassas around 4:50 p.m. Monday, said Officer Erika Hernandez, Prince William police spokeswoman.
Police said a 30-year-old Springfield man was driving with a 33-year-old Manassas man when a group of males blocked the path of the vehicle, Hernandez said.
Bailey is accused of punching the driver in the face and robbing the passenger of his wallet, Hernandez said. The driver sustained minor injuries.
Bailey, who was charged with strong-arm robbery and assault and battery, was held without bond. A court date was not available.
The investigation continues, Hernandez said.
I most always carry my piece in a zippered belly bag that threads onto a belt (has no belt of its own). This is simply to house my weapon and nothing more. Once in my car, this bag goes in my map pocket and my gun goes into my forward cup holder which is nicely designed to hold several of my carry pieces. This makes the gun much more available to my right hand should the need arise (as in your post). When I get to where I'm going, the gun goes into my holster and I'm off to do my business.
The reason I do not leave my gun in my holster the entire time is one of safety.. my safety. What I mean here is when my gun is in my holster while driving my car, it is not as readily accessable as if it were in my cup holder. I want it where I can get to it quickly if needed. I know some here will say that each time it is handled, I increase the risk of an accidental discharge and that is true. But for me, I have a system down which works and which I have used for many years, so I suspect I will continue to do as I have been doing.