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…
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.
I use a magnet mount. It’d be better with a trigger cover of coarse, but that’s what my finger is for.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
My truck gun is the Glock G21 .45ACP … if that thing flies free and hits me in the head… definitely not good