Car / truck holster

am considering mounting a holster in both my crv and my jeep… was curious if anyone was using a particular set up that they liked or disliked…

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I’m currently waiting on my safariland QLS system. you mount a locking attachment to the holster then you can attach a mount anywhere and just slide the holster in and out. You never have to take the gun out of the holster.

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I use a magnet mount. It’d be better with a trigger cover of coarse, but that’s what my finger is for.

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My only concern with magnets is being involved in an accident and not having anything over the trigger and having a discharge. A missile hazard would also be concerning however I have no experience with them and don’t know how strong they are.

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Mine is 45 lbs rated. It feels pretty good, but I agree with you. No idea where things will end up if I wreck it good. I’m putting ease of use (every gun I carry works fine with the magnet) over potential safety. I’ll let you know if it goes badly…

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That’s the lovely and aggravating thing about guns and self defense. What works for one may not work for the other. I would say it’s a very small chance of anything going wrong.

And I’ve only ordered my safariland gear. It hasn’t arrived and I haven’t trained with it. I know it’s an upgrade from what I’m using now so we’ll see how it works.

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Check your laws on vehicle carry. In TX we can carry as part of the castle doctrine, but it must be in a holster or case out of sight of a person outside of the vehicle.

So the under dash, and visible holster carrier would be problematic here.

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acceleration during an accident will easily exceed that in even lower speed accidents, causing your firearm to get loose and go wherever momentum takes it.
here’s a link to a force calculator:
https://www.omnicalculator.com/physics/car-crash-force

while not all the exact conditions are there to match what we’re talking about, it looks to me like this:
car speed: 30mph
weight of firearm: 2.5 lbs
kinetic energy of the firearm in motion at 30mph: 75 ft-lbs
force of the impact on your firearm: 573 lbf (pounds of force)
I’m not a physicist, but I’m thinking a 45 lb magnetic hold of the holster on the gun is not keeping your firearm where you put it in a 30mph crash… its going to be on a solo flight inside your car cabin.

feel free to correct my physics calculations if I’m off here.

@Lew I’m using the Jotto locking hoster - here’s a report on how it’s working for me and I’m really happy with it:

Even if the math is off, the principle is sound. I’m banking on glocks 3 safeties and the thing not hitting me in the head if I roll.

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We had a pretty long thread on this same subject shortly after I arrived. I’ll @Dawn can do some digging and find it for you.

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My truck gun is the Glock G21 .45ACP … if that thing flies free and hits me in the head… definitely not good :face_with_head_bandage: :dizzy_face:

This is what I got. Plus I also got a thumb release addon so the gun will not come out unless you use the release.

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