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This is a discussion on Securing Your Vehicle Carry within the Traveling With Handguns forums, part of the Handguns category; For those who keep a piece in a vehicle, what do you do to insure the security of that firearm ...

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    For those who keep a piece in a vehicle, what do you do to insure the security of that firearm when you are not present - and what are some suggestions out there? I'm considering keeping a piece in my vehicle, but don't want to be negligent in the way that it's stored. I would like it to be accessible, but only by me or at my discretion.

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    there is a cool console safe pictured in the 'giveaway package' that might interest you i took a look at it and it seems a perfect thing for a vehicle
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    I've got a GunVault NV200 that I keep under my seat. Anytime I need to stow my pistol I can put it there and feel comfortable about it. Keeps small hands away, it's hidden from sight and it's anchored to the seat rails so it would take more than a "Smash-n-grab" effort to take it. Sure beats leaving it in the glove box or console unlocked.

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    Simplest way for me is to lock it in the glovebox and then lock the vehicle with the key fob. As someone who volunteers at schools (no handguns allowed), this is what I do & don't feel like I'm being negligent at all. It's double locked from anyone else.
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    I don't store a handgun in a vehicle because I have had one broken into before and know that they will get everything they can real quick. They will pry your glovebox open with a simple screwdriver (that's also how they entered my Surburban). More than likely your glovebox or console is just made of plastic and is not very secure. Along with carrying a gun is the responsibility to reasonably secure it. The small 21ga (very thin steel) boxes with a cable are better than nothing, but the cable can be cut with a regular pair of dikes.

    What do you drive and how much space is there to mount something stronger? Is there a trunk you can mount a small safe in?

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    I have a gun vault, instead of using the cable I mounted/bolted mine down. I have a few friends who have ammo cans bolted down and use padlocks. I prefer not to leave my gun in my vehicle, but what I have done to better secure it at least adds a bit more security when I have to use the vault. In addition to the factory aarm system, I also have a RAVELCO anti-theft ignition system. It is much better than most all of the alarm type security systems, so auto theft is curbed better as well. Steal your vehicle and they get your gun as a bonus and they have more time to get into your gun vault. I have yet to decide how I would secure long guns/shotguns, but that is my next project, time to search out all thats available for them. I have a Jeep Wrangler and a Dodge truck, so two vehicles that don't have trunks and are more difficult to secure stuff in.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Connolly View Post
    Simplest way for me is to lock it in the glovebox and then lock the vehicle with the key fob. As someone who volunteers at schools (no handguns allowed), this is what I do & don't feel like I'm being negligent at all. It's double locked from anyone else.
    I can get a gun out of a locked glove box in less than 1 minute
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    I don't usually leave my gun in my SUV when I leave the car. It is usually with me. But I have a spare and extra magazines underneath my seat (driver's side) in a lockable box out of public view.
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    I am interested to see what suggestions are given. I am going on vacation and will be carrying everywhere I legally can, but I know of one place I will have to leave the gun in the car. We have a middle console that has a lock and of course the car will be locked. No trunk, but I think I will use the cable lock on the gun and take the bullets with me? I also thought about getting a very heavy duty cable to lock it under the seat? Any other suggestions?

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    What is the point of having a gun and leaving it in your car? Just keep it out of sight if you have to leave it only for a short time. We travel around the country by car and/or fly. Even with our "vicious rottweiler" in the car, we keep our guns out of sight if it is ever left there. Out of sight, out of mind so to speak. If you are in a bad area, be afraid, but in a better area, I do not think you have any reason to be scared.
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