If you use a cable to secure your car gun safe, which one is best? Does it matter?

cool i like that !

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I use the cables that come with the boxes, because they have the heads sized for the hole that closes when the lid is shut. I have two in my main sedan, one under the driver seat and one in the trunk, each secured with a cable. Which one I use depends on where I am, time of day, how long I will be away from the car.
I bought one box at LGS. the other at Harbor Freight.,

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The cables that come with most of those portable safes are pretty thin, but fortunately most casual thieves don’t tote around cable cutters. Maybe a screwdriver to pry open a locked glove compartment. If someone knows you store a gun in your car, they might plan ahead, of course, so no “You can have my gun when you pry it from my cold dead fingers” bumper stickers, please.

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Agreed - PD in my town recently posted some stats about reported stolen guns so far this year - about 60% were thefts from unlocked cars. A little bit of deterrence is often all that is required.

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Personally I don’t understand people keeping doors unlocked.

My house is always locked whether we are in it or not.
Same with our cars.
Even the car parked in the garage is locked…

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He is talking about putting a cable to the lock box to secure it to the vehicle…not a cable alone.

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And the portable cutting tool I’m talking about will quickly cut cables and other materials.

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A “V” cut from the seam to the lock will quickly open one of these, after cutting the cable and taking it somewhere else to open it.

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There is no such thing as an impenetrable safe or lock. Look at Mar-a-Largo.

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The cable that came with my portable safe was pretty thin, so I measured the hole and bought a fatter cable for it. I cut off one loop end just past the crimp splice with a Dremel cut-off wheel to take up less room inside the safe. Works fine. My backup EDC is only in the car when I am out of the house and in the safe when I am going to be away from my always locked car for more than just a pop-in at a convenience store. Otherwise it is in a holster fixed under my seat between my legs and covered by a towel I sit on.

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