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    I am starting to notice a bit of wear on the leather seat where the butt of the firearm digs into the seat and i'd prefer to 1) stop that and 2) have a better place to secure the firearm while driving for better access (lets be honest, the hip under a seat belt isn't quite easy to get to).

    Would around the right knee on the drivers side be an optimal choice? i would think it would minimize "painting" myself or a passenger because it would be forward motion to secure the firearm.

    Has anyone had success with this or should I try a different path?

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    I have a plastic console down the middle of car. I took industrial-grade velcro(r) and affixed a plastic holster (actually it was the Glock belt-slide holster) to the transmission tunnel. If/when the car is traded I can peel off the velcro and leave no evidence.

    Purchased a new auto last year and haven't done the same...yet. I've heard on a forum devoted to that auto that the center console is easy to access. I'm wondering about doing a semi-permanent mount on the same side and putting something like a Serpa CQC in the same area. Three discreetely placed screwholes that could be filled later on shouldn't be much of a problem.





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    I considered the same thing but discarded it for fear of fogetting it was there and leaving the vehicle with an unattended firearm in plain site.... particularly with the convertible top down.

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    Suction cup mounted holster to the drivers side window.

    It really depends on what type of vehicle you have.

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    DrewGunner wrote:
    Suction cup mounted holster to the drivers side window.

    It really depends on what type of vehicle you have.
    What if you get pulled over or use a drive through? Seems like you'd still need another place for those situations in order to keep your gun where you can get it if you need it. I have an explorer and sometimes tuck my gun in the door grip thing on there (not the handle). That holds it well, gives me access, and keeps it out of view from the driver's side window, but still open. Does seem like the right leg would be smart, if not a bit of a hassle unless you always carry like that.

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    Manka Cat wrote:
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    Suction cup mounted holster to the drivers side window.

    It really depends on what type of vehicle you have.
    What if you get pulled over or use a drive through? Seems like you'd still need another place for those situations in order to keep your gun where you can get it if you need it. I have an explorer and sometimes tuck my gun in the door grip thing on there (not the handle). That holds it well, gives me access, and keeps it out of view from the driver's side window, but still open. Does seem like the right leg would be smart, if not a bit of a hassle unless you always carry like that.
    "I'm sorry officer, I can't roll this window down. Could you please come around to the passenger side."hahaha.

    I usually put mine in the center console in my pick-up. No real good place to put in my Z car. I've thought aboutattaching a cheap universal holster to the tranny tunnel, just haven't got around to it yet. Only problem with that is ifyou get pulled over, your guns is in plain view and would be easy to draw. 2 things that will almost definitelyget you drawn down on.

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    Fallschirmjäger wrote:
    If/when the car is traded I can peel off the velcro and leave no evidence.
    What!?!?!?!

    That's a great selling point! Raise the price of the car $50 and don't take it off until you know the buyer is anti-gun. And even then, tell him you'll only give him $10 off because it was an inexpensive holster.
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    DrewGunner wrote:
    Only problem with that is ifyou get pulled over, your guns is in plain view and would be easy to draw. 2 things that will almost definitelyget you drawn down on.
    Train for being pulled over. This next part assumes you have a CC permit.

    1) Gun and holster get tossedin the glove box fast. (I don't keep license and registration there.)

    2) Voice-recorder goes on.


    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    I normally carry in a Blackhawk CQC SERPA Level II set to the FBI cant. With that cant, when sitting the pistol is almost vertical to my torso. I can usually adjust the seatbelt buckle such that I have a clear draw to my holster. There is no place in my primary vehicle, including the center console, where I can place the pistol or mount a holster where I can get to it more easily than from those holsters, although I do sometimes carry it in the center console on longer trips for comfort.
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    Citizen wrote:
    Fallschirmjäger wrote:
    If/when the car is traded I can peel off the velcro and leave no evidence.
    What!?!?!?!

    That's a great selling point! Raise the price of the car $50 and don't take it off until you know the buyer is anti-gun. And even then, tell him you'll only give him $10 off because it was an inexpensive holster.
    4x4, power windows, power locks, Cd player, large frame gun holster... lol.

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    Citizen wrote:
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    Only problem with that is ifyou get pulled over, your guns is in plain view and would be easy to draw. 2 things that will almost definitelyget you drawn down on.
    Train for being pulled over. This next part assumes you have a CC permit.

    1) Gun and holster get tossedin the glove box fast. (I don't keep license and registration there.)

    2) Voice-recorder goes on.
    Yea, I keep my reg, insurance, and tape recorder on my sun visor. I've had cops bitch at me for getting into the glove box before they get to thewindow and for not having my seatbeat on becauseI unhooked to reach the glove box.

    Maybe a holster under the dash (out of sight), that was easily reachable.



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    I'm not worried about leaving my firearm in the car when I leave; I home my situational awareness is better than that. The holster is for holding while driving, not to have as a 'truck gun'.


    Just had another thought, brought on by something sold at a Very inflated price.....
    Depending on the size of ya gat....

    A) Obtain an appropriately sized cup from the local stop'n'rob.
    B) Find some Acraglass or perhaps quick-set latex(?) from the crafts store
    * thinking on it, I'd recommend something with a bit of 'give' in case you miscalculate how much is required, latex is sounding better and better.
    C) Wrap one or two layers of stretchwrap over the front if the firearm and spray it with a release agent.
    D) Fill bottom of cup with your concoction to provide a base and stick the wrapped muzzle into the cup.
    E) Allow to dry and you have a custom shaped, low profile holder for your choice of carry.
    Your avarage quick-sip cup might be a bit flimsy, no one says you can't use something more substantial. Heck, if you had the confidence you could mould the carrier directly into the cup holder, so long as you lined it and used quick-release agent everywhere.

    (I knew a custom knife maker back in the 70's who used to have a gunrack in the back window of his Cadillac. I'm drawing up plans for a horizontal carry rack for the back of my wagon)


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    Have you though about seat covers, Ihave some lamb's wool n it is nice n comfy, I have problems with making holes in my vehicle to mount stuff, so I just wear mine in the open when driving.

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    I believe fobus has a car rig for there roto holster. Mine a blackhawk works on the seat adj between my legs on a jeep . Be safe Mtn Jack

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    I do a lot of driving in my work and I know what you mean.

    I have found the most comfortable way to carry is with a shoulder holster.

    Second place goes to a cross-draw holster on my left side.

    In both instances, I am not fighting the seat belt, nor is my gun digging into me or my seat.

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    If you have a Cherokee, an excellent spot to mount a holster (or a holster.... clip/clip/loop of some kind) would be right under the transfer case lever.

    This might also be true of other Jeeps (TJ, YJ, CJ), but I'd have to look at it.

    I have a picture of that up somewhere, but the forum is having.... problems.
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    hhrrmmm ...I've not had issues with my pistol, and I've rigged up something for my rifle in my Silverado ...



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    A few months ago I saw a website that sold magnets made specifically for guns. You'd screw it under your desk or other places and the magnet would hold up to 15 pounds of weight, if I recall correctly. I would love to find that website ago and buy one. If anyone knows of what I am talking about, please let me know! This would be perfect for some people's cars.

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    G27 wrote:
    A few months ago I saw a website that sold magnets made specifically for guns. You'd screw it under your desk or other places and the magnet would hold up to 15 pounds of weight, if I recall correctly. I would love to find that website ago and buy one. If anyone knows of what I am talking about, please let me know! This would be perfect for some people's cars.
    http://quickdrawgunmagnets.com/

    is this it?

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    Fallschirmjäger wrote:
    I'm not worried about leaving my firearm in the car when I leave; I home my situational awareness is better than that. The holster is for holding while driving, not to have as a 'truck gun'.


    Just had another thought, brought on by something sold at a Very inflated price.....
    Depending on the size of ya gat....

    A) Obtain an appropriately sized cup from the local stop'n'rob.
    B) Find some Acraglass or perhaps quick-set latex(?) from the crafts store
    * thinking on it, I'd recommend something with a bit of 'give' in case you miscalculate how much is required, latex is sounding better and better.
    C) Wrap one or two layers of stretchwrap over the front if the firearm and spray it with a release agent.
    D) Fill bottom of cup with your concoction to provide a base and stick the wrapped muzzle into the cup.
    E) Allow to dry and you have a custom shaped, low profile holder for your choice of carry.
    Your avarage quick-sip cup might be a bit flimsy, no one says you can't use something more substantial. Heck, if you had the confidence you could mould the carrier directly into the cup holder, so long as you lined it and used quick-release agent everywhere.

    (I knew a custom knife maker back in the 70's who used to have a gunrack in the back window of his Cadillac. I'm drawing up plans for a horizontal carry rack for the back of my wagon)
    That's a very clever idea, FS. A variation would be to just take an el cheapo holster and stick it right into the concoction and let it dry permanently. And use a nicer-looking cup that has more class than "7-11".

    I wouldn't trust the magnets. They may be fine for just driving around, but in a collision your pistol becomes a projectile. Also, I think the way metal objects tend to jump to the magnet and have to be peeled off may be harmful to the finish on your pistol.

    I have a cheapo Bianci holster with a retention strap that I don't use for carry anymore, so I got a cheap nylon belt with a quick-release buckle from Wally World or K-Mar or somewhere, and I use it to attach the holster to the rear bench seat in my pickup. I just fed one end of the belt through the gap in the back of the bench and around the bottom. This way, the muzzle points toward the rear passenger side.

    If I had access to a shop, I could make a metal bracket that attaches to the front of the cupholders over the transmission hump to which I could attach a holster, which would hold the pistol in plain view with the muzzle pointed straight down. That would be best.

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    G27 wrote:
    A few months ago I saw a website that sold magnets made specifically for guns. You'd screw it under your desk or other places and the magnet would hold up to 15 pounds of weight, if I recall correctly. I would love to find that website ago and buy one. If anyone knows of what I am talking about, please let me know! This would be perfect for some people's cars.
    You mean Fast Holster?

    http://right2defend.com/hd.htm


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    Maybe you could use/modify one of these mounts for 'laser scanners.'


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    ChinChin wrote:
    G27 wrote:
    A few months ago I saw a website that sold magnets made specifically for guns. You'd screw it under your desk or other places and the magnet would hold up to 15 pounds of weight, if I recall correctly. I would love to find that website ago and buy one. If anyone knows of what I am talking about, please let me know! This would be perfect for some people's cars.
    You mean Fast Holster?

    http://right2defend.com/hd.htm

    That's kinda cool. I can imagine a few uses for that although not as suggested on the web page to hide guns all over my house. Would probably work pretty well on the tranmission tunnel in certain vehicles as a "driving holster" too. If it was mounted carefully, good chance it could be removed before resale and that the nap of the carpet would cover the two screw holes.
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    I was thinking about this thread today while driving, so when I got home I moved the nylon belt w/holster and found out I could wrap it around the cupholder so the holster points at the floor. Pretty cool.

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    Man lots of options

    I have something thought up in my head, I'll get around to rigging something up and post my results in the near future.

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