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    How do your store your OC piece in the car?

    I started carrying with one in the chamber and when I get to work I have to leave the gun in the car. When I remove my gun from the holster I remove the chambered round to store it but wonder if that’s a good idea or not. How do other people handle storing a gun in the car for long periods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bennie1986 View Post
    I started carrying with one in the chamber and when I get to work I have to leave the gun in the car. When I remove my gun from the holster I remove the chambered round to store it but wonder if that’s a good idea or not. How do other people handle storing a gun in the car for long periods?
    Mine is locked in the car as well as being locked in the console. Don't bother unloading chambered round.

    I try not to stay away from my Sig too long as I don't want it to suffer from "separation anxiety".

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    Not sure what a "long period" means, but...I'm pretty lucky in that my truck is line of sight to my office, so it's less of an issue as if it were out of sight in a Pkg lot or Pkg gargage or on the street.

    I leave my Kimber in the consol, vehicle locked, unloaded, out of site....when I am in the vehicle, I comfortably carry it on my belt, loaded or may have it in one of the cubby's....if I have to be somewhere that I don't think leaving it in the vehicle is a good idea and I can't OC then, under the shirt it goes! I don't get to far from it, having had vehicles broken into in the past.

    ...mostly, when I'm in the vehicle, I just wear it....

    Quote Originally Posted by bennie1986 View Post
    I started carrying with one in the chamber and when I get to work I have to leave the gun in the car. When I remove my gun from the holster I remove the chambered round to store it but wonder if that’s a good idea or not. How do other people handle storing a gun in the car for long periods?
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat....Teddy Roosevelt

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    I do what you do...

    Unholster pistol, eject magazine, eject chambered round, insert ejected round into ejected magazine, store both in locked console in locked car/truck

    When I get back: Slam, rack and stash

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    I have one of those safes you can lock to the vehicle with a cable.
    No, I don't take the round from the chamber.

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    Minutia......I actually, take the clip with me.....I don't want to confront some fool that's broken into my vehicle at the mall and have the gun AND clip in the cab....


    Quote Originally Posted by daddy4count View Post
    I do what you do...

    Unholster pistol, eject magazine, eject chambered round, insert ejected round into ejected magazine, store both in locked console in locked car/truck

    When I get back: Slam, rack and stash
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat....Teddy Roosevelt

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    On my right hip. I do not leave it in the vehicle.

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    I would expect personal choice and comfort level.

    Quote Originally Posted by mik253 View Post
    I like how Jt5 does it, I put it in the glove and leave it cocked n locked, when I'm driving its always in reach, usually not in the holster? Whats the advantage to taking the round out of the chamber?
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    Cool,

    Where can I get a job application for your employer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger Dr View Post
    On my right hip. I do not leave it in the vehicle.
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat....Teddy Roosevelt

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt59 View Post
    Cool,

    Where can I get a job application for your employer?
    I am retired, but have a part time job. No carry on the job, but I do have a secure storage.

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    Yes, Yes,....I can see it (retirement), just over the horizon...but, not yet, not yet,

    I'm going to try and turn my current job into part time over the next several years....

    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger Dr View Post
    I am retired, but have a part time job. No carry on the job, but I do have a secure storage.
    Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat....Teddy Roosevelt

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    Be careful with chambering old rounds.

    Just remember, it's not a good idea to chamber the same round many times. You may notice the bullet pushed into the case after just one or two racks of the slide. If you have a CPL, it's a good idea to keep it chambered and locked up. Before I had my CPL, I even kept the slide back when I was out around town. I chambered slowly and shot a round of defensive ammo after a few millimeters of travel. Now my CC piece stays on my door, but won't fire without the mag in my pocket and my OC piece stays in the locked case attached to my seat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aryk45XD View Post
    Just remember, it's not a good idea to chamber the same round many times. You may notice the bullet pushed into the case after just one or two racks of the slide. If you have a CPL, it's a good idea to keep it chambered and locked up. Before I had my CPL, I even kept the slide back when I was out around town. I chambered slowly and shot a round of defensive ammo after a few millimeters of travel. Now my CC piece stays on my door, but won't fire without the mag in my pocket and my OC piece stays in the locked case attached to my seat.
    +1. This is why I shoot up and replace my defensive rounds every couple of months.

    If I have to leave my piece in the truck, it's locked in the console. I don't bother clearing it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amlevin View Post
    Mine is locked in the car as well as being locked in the console. Don't bother unloading chambered round.

    I try not to stay away from my Sig too long as I don't want it to suffer from "separation anxiety".
    Also carry a Sig or two or 3...

    It stays cocked, locked and ready to fire! It stays locked in the car.
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    If I have to leave it in the car, then I lock it up in a Nano Vault 200. http://www.gunvault.com/handgun-safes/nano-vault.html I do not take the round out of the chamber. I also leave my spare mag in the safe as well.

    It gets secured via cable around something stable in the car like the seat rails or frame.

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    That's nice!...and very affordable!

    Quote Originally Posted by krazichinaman View Post
    If I have to leave it in the car, then I lock it up in a Nano Vault 200. http://www.gunvault.com/handgun-safes/nano-vault.html I do not take the round out of the chamber. I also leave my spare mag in the safe as well.

    It gets secured via cable around something stable in the car like the seat rails or frame.
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    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by krazichinaman View Post
    If I have to leave it in the car, then I lock it up in a Nano Vault 200. http://www.gunvault.com/handgun-safes/nano-vault.html I do not take the round out of the chamber. I also leave my spare mag in the safe as well.

    It gets secured via cable around something stable in the car like the seat rails or frame.
    Looks like a common "wafer" lock - easily picked w/paperclip and a leatherman or small screwdriver. :yikes! have you ever tried to open it w/o the key?

    Recently had to secure mine while going on-post... put it in the toolbox in my trunk and slapped a master lock on it. Also easily defeated w/a pair of good pliers or clippers. Like Daddy always used to say - locks are to keep honest people honest.

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    I like the idea of taking the magazine with me when leaving a gun in the vehicle. That is something that I'll start doing from now on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jt59 View Post
    Minutia......I actually, take the clip with me.....I don't want to confront some fool that's broken into my vehicle at the mall and have the gun AND clip in the cab....
    From now on... +1

    I almost feel stupid for not thinking of this LONG ago

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    I cant take bullets to work either otherwise that is a good idea!

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    The Costco in Lacey has gunvaults right now and they're much cheaper than anywhere I've ever seen them. Like $25 less. They've also got some of the nice big gun safes there right now if anyone is looking.
    Guns don't kill people, bullets do!

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    of course

    Costco doesn't like your guns.

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    Storage in car: Concealed small (combination) locking gun case, attached to car. Rarely used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tony d tiger View Post
    Looks like a common "wafer" lock - easily picked w/paperclip and a leatherman or small screwdriver. :yikes! have you ever tried to open it w/o the key?

    Recently had to secure mine while going on-post... put it in the toolbox in my trunk and slapped a master lock on it. Also easily defeated w/a pair of good pliers or clippers. Like Daddy always used to say - locks are to keep honest people honest.
    I'm not worried about someone picking the lock. The safe is more for the lines of if someone smashes into the car, the first place they are going to go for is the glove box. The locks on glove boxes are a joke. If they happen to find the safe, it is attached to the seat rail which won't come off. They will have to cut the cable. I highly doubt they will try to pick the lock while my car alarm is going off.

    The whole point is to make it more difficult for the person to take whatever they are trying to get. If they REALLY want it, they will get it 1 way or another.

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