So 6 days a week I’m a Sous Chef working in a restaurant I do that I have a small compact Toyota Corolla so I need to leave my firearm in my car! what the best safe to use and how do I secure it in a small space! I would love some advice for my EDU please and thank you
@Everette1 I prefer the single-gun lockbox with integrated steel cable for securing it in the car. Your choice of key or number lock; I have both kinds, keeping the key on the ring with my car key. For in the car, due to temperature changes, I recommend avoiding electronic locks.
If you place it inside the car, cable it to the support post for the driver’s sat and slide it under that seat. If you keep it in the trunk, find a sturdy hard point for the cable.
You can find this style lockbox at any decent gun store, plus I have found a decent one at Harbor Freight. If you can find one deep enough to hold your gun in its holster, and can conveniently remove and replace the holtered gun, go with that setup. That will make the handling during disarming and re-arming MUCH safer.
Also, try to perform your disarm and re-arm actions when absolutely no one can see you.
This is kind of a pricy option but has kind of a “cool” factor about it, using the “hidden in plane sight” idea. https://www.theheadrestsafe.com/
It offers convenient access from the driver’s seat but might be kind of hard to hide your actions while storing and retrieving. I do not own this product. I saw it at the USCCA annual event in Milwaukee, and I’m still considering it.
Welcome to the community @Lshiny
That is very pricey but kinda cool.
The main issue I would have with it is that it forces you to access the safe and firearm in full view of anyone around instead of discreetly keeping the action below window level.
Yeah I would think that would be a bad option I’m thinking under my seat
Appendix carry as well is my choice
I have the Harbor Freight cheapo lockbox with cable.
Sounds good yeah, 90% of the time appendix carry and then when I go to Chicago sometimes you have to take it off because you can’t go into certain places or on public transport which is stupid.
Yes. That’s what I see as the biggest negative. Maybe upgrade the window tint, but that increases the cost even more.
Ok I agree
Carry it on you on the way. Where you store it while you are working is the important part. Remember that most stolen guns were stolen from people who just put it in the glove box. If you can put a lock box under your seat and secure it there you should be able to store it unseen and you will have it well secured.
I understand thank you condition 1 cases. Or pelican ? Good enough
I’ll just check in with my local gun shop Monday or Tuesday this week
I am a chef and I work at a Dive bar, yeah, I carry to and from work too. I am wishing I could have it on me, but state regulations say otherwise.
O yeah I understand that well I’m always careful safety first. Always
Look gentlemen, maybe I am missing something here…please forgive my ignorance.
The world is stoopid now and sometimes down right sucks…Correct?
Screw the JOB! My secondary job doesn’t ‘ALLOW’ me to carry either but i still do.
Being DEAD AS PHUCK will NOT bring in a paycheck for my household.
I carry in the car with a center console mounted gun magnet, when I get out of
the ride she goes in my belly band holster w/ my work shirt tucked in (mandatory) that’s not
a good quick draw option and I substitute the Belly for a 1791 shoulder holster.
I bought my work shirts (1) size larger and it doesn’t print, the V neck is my draw position.
I Practice, Practice, Practice and will get to Carnegie hall real soon. I am happy now w/ my speed
because it is what it is and it’s way friggin’ better than having it in my car (might as well not be
there at all . I’d worry about it getting stolen as I drive 2-300 miles a day away from it anyway.
This is NOT my career guy’s so my attitude may be a little…Cavalier even, but I am past the point of being Fired if I have to defend myself. I just would hate to reach for it and it not be there. I have a recurring nightmare every few months or so where I pat the poyches of my chest rig and all the pouches are empty! That is why I am Mag-addicted. Almost every round has a home in a mag. I buy 3-500rounds @ a time it’s 10-20 mags, I look for bundles that get me P-mags for like $7 each. 300 rounds for under $100. I can do that and never worry about blowing threw 'Training rounds. My pistols get the same treatment (10) mags each (@ least). But as for the carry, you gotta do what you gotta do. If you feel safe @ work disarmed more power to you. I just can’t.
Good luck on your Quest Gunners, there are sooooooooooooo many options for every situation you just put your mind to what you need and these Gunner’s here can narrow it down for you.
Welcome Lshiny and good Topic Everette! Good job!
We also service alcohol at the bar not just food at my restaurant as well I took that into consideration especially in Illinois
Good morning everyone, I’m thinking about what to add to my EDC medical supplies, tools and equipment I already have a chest seal, tourniquet, What other medicine is used in warfare? Like for stopping injuries and blood God forbid
My only medic training was the Combat Lifesaver course in the Army. It is fairly limited, so I am absolutely not that well trained. I only have a few basic insights. We have some no-kidding medics and Corpsman here that I hope will educate us.
Have lots of very basic stuff like bandaids and gauze, etc. Tylenol and Advil (but remember the Nasids thin the blood). Simple over the counter cold pills. You will find people come to you a lot for simple things like that a lot. EDIT: This was from my time as a Combat Lifesaver, carrying my aid bag most of the time. Not applicable to this discussion. Sorry guys. Virgil
Good pressure bandages are a must. The Israeli Bandage is a nice piece of kit. I have also obtained hemostatic gauze and the blood stop powders that are easily obtained.
I purchased one of the field surgical kits with basic tools to do sutures, etc. It has the hemostats, picks, tweezers and such. It is not expensive.
If you are trained on it, a chest needle is good to have. The lung collapse injuries are common when people are in or near explosions and/or serious blunt force impacts to the chest, even with body armor being worn.
C splints and something to sling a broken arm, etc.
A really good field medicine guide is something I am in the market for. Do any of our members have a guide or handbook they would recommend?