Don’t leave your guns in your car, it’s common sense.
I agree with this. I had coworker at a job in 1999-2000. The guy would tell everyone he had 2 Desert Eagles in his trunk. He took me out to his vehicle one day and showed them to me. They were pretty nice. One day he came in to work all bummed out. I asked what was up, and he said someone broke into his car (parked in an apartment complex garage) and stole his Desert Eagles. Nothing else was missing. I told him he probably has about 300 suspects to consider, as he told so many people. If mine’s in the car, it’s on my person or in the safe. Even then, I don’t keep it in the safe for more than the trip I am taking.
The whole idea of being “permitted to be armed” is contrary to the right to bear arms. Sadly, it is an accepted idea. If one wants to be able to use a firearm for self-defense, it is a protected right. However, when being required to enter a building that does not permit one to be armed, the only choices we have are to either leave home without the firearm or to leave it in the vehicle. I will not let anyone know which choice I made. It is my business only.
Jesse45, If a person Brags about anything I feel that person has a personal self-esteem problem. Firearms are not something to boost your feelings of being liked.
It’s sad how the world has moved on from the days of my youth. I can remember a time of gun racks in the back windows of our pickups with our shotguns/ rifles there while went into a store for our supplies. Our homes were left unlocked in those days. There was a honor code we lived by. Today I leave nothing of real value in vehicles, house and vehicle doors are locked, security systems on, safe’s contain most easy to steal valuables. Yes, the world has moved on and not always in a good direction.
What type of safes or lock boxes are you using for your cars? I am thinking about getting something for the trunk on the rare occasion I have to leave a gun in the car for a few mins and don’t want to leave it at home.
I never leave my guns anywhere where I cant see it. When I go to a friends house I ask them to keep it in their safe. If they say no the gun stays home or I dont go.
Hey @Fred_G , I use the Liberty HD-50 key lock with inclued cable.
Harbor Freight has one something like the Liberty HD-50 for around $20.
I built a baby cabinet magnet release hidden compartment in my truck and stick the magnet under the dash, you can’t steal what you can’t find. It’s also not illegal since I don’t use it when driving only when I have to leave my gun behind.
I have four truck lock boxes from these guys. They make all different types for different vehicles. https://tuffyproducts.com
Nice looking products. They don’t make one for my hooptie.
There is absolutely no good reason to have a weapon that ‘lives’ in a vehicle. I have a small gun safe for CCW when I have to leave it behind but this is rare. In Louisiana, state statute says the grocery can post a sign saying no guns but they don’t have the authority to override state law. Only places forbidden by state law are truly forbidden, ie schools, bars ECT. Besides I’m just naked without it and nobody wants to see that!!
I use one like the Bass Pro link in this feed. I took out two large bolts from the bottom of the console and drilled the bottom of the safe to allow the bolts to be reused to secure the safe under two locks. I don’t have to advertise when I use it and the key is round so you cannot use a screwdriver to force it. Less than 1 inch clearance all around so a prybar would be difficult as well.
Over the past two years, it seems like every other day in Ring Neighbors, or Nextdoor, or some any other local social media site someone posts “someone broke into my unlocked car and stole stuff”. Ring and the like will often even have video footage of the robbers (as noted in the video) not caring about the house lights.
I am utterly astounded how anyone leaves their car unlocked. I am extra astounded how anyone leaves a firearm, which on top of its use for criminals is also several hundred dollars in value. You wouldn’t leave your $500 watch in your car, so why leave a firearm in there?
Like a few others, I have a lockbox in the car for those times when i have to disarm before going someplace, but those times are exceedingly rare, brief, and definitely never overnight in an unlocked car.
Agree with you on all points. And you may be extra, extra, extra astounded how many people leave their cars in the driveway with their remote garage door opener on the visor and the door between their home and garage unlocked.
Stay safe out there.
They have one for $14.99 on sale now. Brand is Union, but I am sure they are about the same. Not a bad deal at all for some extra security for the rare times I can’t keep my gun on me.
A lot better than the glove box.
You will be surprised at what you would find at Harbor Freight if they have them in your state. Some decent gun safes for you vehicle.
How many times have we read stories where people were assaulted at the time they unlocked their car doors? Personally, I remember several. Imagine now that you locked your gun in a safe inside the vehicle rather than a quick-access hiding hole where it was readily available. My POV has some very convenient hiding places that access is instantaneous. Choose wisely.