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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale64 View Post
    Sounds reasonable enough...

    Just wanted to throw the thought out there for discussion.
    Discussing scenarios such as this is how myself and other newbies learn.
    It just suddenly occurred to me today that anytime we are transporting a firearm in the car we could get into a serious accident and its just one more thing to deal with. One of my greatest concerns would be to make sure it does not get into the wrong hands.
    Locking the gun up in a safe sounds great in theory, but seriously, how many of you lock up your handgun in a safe when you are returning home from the range?
    My other concern would be if I was carrying concealed and the accident rendered me unconcious (or worse). There is certainly a potential for someone, whether it be an EMT or LEO, to have to remove the weapon and possibly injuring themselves or you in the process.
    Again when you first posted this thread you left out the whole gun range thing. You asked about driving with a firearm in the car as such we suggested the gun safe for the car. If it's just a short drive to the range and back my firearm would be on me. For longer drives I remove it and stick it in the door pocket(soon to be car safe) then reapply it when I get out of the car. If they did find a firearm on you while you could not respond more then likely they (the police) would check your wallet for a permit. If they did end up removing your HOLSTED firearm and eneded up discharging it. It would be all on them and I'm sure whoever they shot would sue the **** out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dale64 View Post
    Sounds reasonable enough...

    Just wanted to throw the thought out there for discussion.
    Discussing scenarios such as this is how myself and other newbies learn.
    It just suddenly occurred to me today that anytime we are transporting a firearm in the car we could get into a serious accident and its just one more thing to deal with. One of my greatest concerns would be to make sure it does not get into the wrong hands.
    Locking the gun up in a safe sounds great in theory, but seriously, how many of you lock up your handgun in a safe when you are returning home from the range?
    My other concern would be if I was carrying concealed and the accident rendered me unconcious (or worse). There is certainly a potential for someone, whether it be an EMT or LEO, to have to remove the weapon and possibly injuring themselves or you in the process.
    No worries really there either.

    EMTs & Leos are trained in knowing how to secure your firearm. In the case of your incapacitation, an EMT or LEO will secure your weapon. Then once you arrive at the hospital they will turn it over to hospital security. There it will be checked and placed in a safe where you are a family member can claim your personal belongings.

    Honestly, you really do not need to concern yourself with such things. Though CC may be new to you, incidents like you've described have been happening for years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcox4freedom View Post
    No worries really there either.

    EMTs & Leos are trained in knowing how to secure your firearm. In the case of your incapacitation, an EMT or LEO will secure your weapon. Then once you arrive at the hospital they will turn it over to hospital security. There it will be checked and placed in a safe where you are a family member can claim your personal belongings.

    Honestly, you really do not need to concern yourself with such things. Though CC may be new to you, incidents like you've described have been happening for years!
    That is not always the case! In some cases they keep the firearm at the station and it takes months and years to get it back. It depends on the state/city. Is it legal to do that Hell no but do they still do it YES.

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    Quote Originally Posted by S&WM&P40 View Post
    That is not always the case! In some cases they keep the firearm at the station and it takes months and years to get it back. It depends on the state/city. Is it legal to do that Hell no but do they still do it YES.
    Well that would suck.

    I'm glad I live in SC.

    Checking with the local PD is definitely good advice though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tcox4freedom View Post
    Well that would suck.

    I'm glad I live in SC.

    Checking with the local PD is definitely good advice though.
    I know the Manchester PD here in NH was pulling crap like that. They would make you fill out paper work and go through a back ground check just to get your firearm back. They tried to claim they could not turn over a firearm to someone who may not be able to own it. The courts said enough of that dog and pony show and ordered to them stop and return all firearms.

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    I haven't heard anything like that happening here. Every LEO I know is ProCC; and see us as GGs.

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    Good Auto Safe I recommend

    I don't live in your state nor do I know what is a legal storage device. Here is the Auto safe I use for two reasons.
    1) When I travel there are states I must lock up my weapon in order to travel thru.
    2) Auto insurance only covers theft from a vehicle up to $500. My 1911, laser grip, Ammo & holster cost well over that.

    http://www.sentrysafe.com/Products/2...AS-1_autosafe_

    Cheapest I found was on Amazon $29.97
    Amazon.com: SentrySafe AS-1 Autosafe with Security Cable: Home Improvement

    I like this safe since I can remove from vehicle and hook to bed in hotel room when I'm in town for business and can't carry my weapon or have in vehicle either.

    It's small but hold my 3 inch 1911 and two spare magazines.

    Hope this helps,

    Chap

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chap View Post
    It's small but hold my 3 inch 1911 and two clips.
    The 1911 pistol does not use "clips" to feed ammo. It uses a detachable magazine. AFAIK, the only pistol that used a stripper clip to feed ammo into its fixed magazine was the Mauser "Broomhandle" pistol. Clips are not the same as magazines.

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    I knew that 29 yrs in Military

    Just a mistake on my part when typing. Gets old when people correct the clip/mag issue. Bullet/ammo ect................ oh well anything to boost their post count I guess.

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    Was a Paramedic for 25 years as a younger man had this happen before Texas had CC, younger friend of mine that is still a paramedic said the only time he had it happen they turned the weapon over to LEO.

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