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That works until you have a collision then who knows where it will end up.
Perhaps something attached to the front of the seat cushion behind your legs? With a retention strap.
Im sorry to be a smart a$$. If you're gonna carry, you need to be in control at all times.
 

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As a Canadian I find this topic quite funny. Almost nobody in Canada is allowed to conceal carry except the police. Yes there are shootings once in a blue moon but compared to other things it’s almost unheard of for people to get shot or feel the need to carry guns on them or their cars. I’d be worried about road rage. I guess it’s just different in America. I’m not trying to say it’s wrong it just seems a bit crazy to me. Wild Wild West I guess! BTW I’m not an anti gun person or anything and I do shoot for sport. Also we have much tougher laws. For example magazine size is much more limited as are fully automatic weapons.
Do you have car insurance?
The odds of any of us ever needing to use a gun is pretty slim, but for the person that does need it, it's literally a life saver. And with the current shenanigans of riots and blocking cars, it's better to have it.
I have a cheap magnet mount next to the center console that i just plunk the gun down on when I'm driving and reholster when i get out.
I think it's better to keep it off of you when driving because trying to draw while under stress and having a seat belt in the way is really hard.
If you need storage, use the center console lock box option.
 

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I have a console vault lock box for quick access or convenience for safe keeping and I also have a vaultek safe for longterm items like vehicle paperwork and keys and stuff like that.
 

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Fewer places for us lefties. Anything around center console I'd have to grab it with my right hand and then put it in my left hand to feel I had control of the gun. I can't do s**t right handed.
 

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get a gas station or fast food cup that is large enough to fit your pistol in, put the lid on and set in you cup holder, out of sight and in easy and fast reach, if rush, can put your hand thru the lid, grab and pull.

Had a retired trooper tell me about that, after one day he watched several officers search a car for hours looking for drugs, with no luck, dog came in and found in a cup in cup holder in console, with a piece of brown plastic sack on top, looked like it had loquid coke in it, well it did have coke in it just not liquid.
The trooper said, that funny thing was the officers even picked up and moves the cuo several times.

Who thinks to look in a disposable cup.

Tip, use a cup that is not from a normal place you would go, so cleaning out truck it is easily distinguishable and will not accidently get thrown away.
 

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So without going too far OT, thought I would share a story. Buddy got pulled over for speeding, (in Texas good to show your LTC as then they know they are dealing with a background checked person, and not a felon, so they can relax a bit). Procedure is to keep both hands on the wheel, wait for LEO to ask if you are carrying, then comply with request to safely transfer firearm (usually to roof of vehicle) or just leave it as is. LEO asked why he was not carrying and he said "well we are headed for a party and thought I might have a few drinks" LOL. (If you are carrying there is zero alcohol allowed (yes, zero BAC)). At any rate the plan was to have his wife drive home after the party since she does not drink, but it sure was funny at the time, to explain he was not planning on drunk driving. On a more serious note, I do know more friends that carry these days, and an interesting side effect is they do not drink even a beer or a glass of wine when doing so. So does carrying a firearm in our trucks make for better highway safety?? Perhaps!
 

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Secrets don't make friends...!

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Its a public forum! what I have to say is to him is private, but his profile isn't allowing PMs.
 

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I am also Canadian, and am incredibly envious of the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms.

The Canadian government, without any democratic process just banned a raft of guns which included three that I owned, all "military style assault weapons". I'm out something in the neighbourhood of $15,000, if you add up all the accessories, ammunition, optics etc that are now useless to me. As of right now, there is no plan to do anything except prohibit me from doing anything with them except keep them locked up for public safety for the rest of my life. They're just "too dangerous".

I'm LE, and carry the same gun that I'm apparently incapable of owning privately without being a crazed mass murderer, every day. Except now, I can't practice with it except one, four hour annual re-qual per year.

Cherish your rights, my American brothers. Socialism is a slippery slope, and Canada is tumbling down that path much too quickly for my taste. Hopefully there will be an election soon and Turdo and his lovable band of Communists can be ousted. Because all I want from the Government of Canada is for me, and my paycheque, to be left the f*** alone.
I am disgusted by the gradual erosion of rights and freedoms in Canada. I love my country but I hate the fact that our country, with a stroke of the pen, can make me a criminal for having a gun my father gave me in 1977 to shoot gophers. Yes, that's what happens when the left takes over. This is not an exaggeration. Now because I am a law abiding sheep, the police can now enter my home with no warrant. If I had the freedoms of the U.S, I would definitely have a weapon at every opportunity. (I think the tranny hump with a molle panel would be a really cool location.)
 

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So without going too far OT, thought I would share a story. Buddy got pulled over for speeding, (in Texas good to show your LTC as then they know they are dealing with a background checked person, and not a felon, so they can relax a bit). Procedure is to keep both hands on the wheel, wait for LEO to ask if you are carrying, then comply with request to safely transfer firearm (usually to roof of vehicle) or just leave it as is. LEO asked why he was not carrying and he said "well we are headed for a party and thought I might have a few drinks" LOL. (If you are carrying there is zero alcohol allowed (yes, zero BAC)). At any rate the plan was to have his wife drive home after the party since she does not drink, but it sure was funny at the time, to explain he was not planning on drunk driving. On a more serious note, I do know more friends that carry these days, and an interesting side effect is they do not drink even a beer or a glass of wine when doing so. So does carrying a firearm in our trucks make for better highway safety?? Perhaps!
OK, C2, I tied to critique this privately but you didn't want to, so here it is.
Some of the things said about police contact with concealed weapons is, not only false, but can get someone in real trouble. Therefore, I can't let it go un challenged. But its not all bad.
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"in Texas good to show your LTC as then they know they are dealing with a background checked person"
It is required by law to provide the contacting officer your LTC identification
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"and not a felon, so they can relax a bit"
Even a person in possession of a LTC document could be a dangerous person or an imposter. Police are aware of the dangers and should maintain a heightened awareness of the threats with every contact. They will not "relax a bit" just because you think you're a good enough guy to have a LTC. You are still a potential threat until the contact is over.
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"Procedure is to keep both hands on the wheel"
This is good practice. Even better to have your ID and insurance in hand since you know its going to be asked for. If practical, roll down all windows to help give officers a complete view of the interior.
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"wait for LEO to ask if you are carrying"
It is better to inform the contacting officer you are armed for officer safety purposes. Providing them the LTC or informing them verbally accomplish the same result, situation awareness. I say, "I'm carrying a weapon today" at the first opportunity even before I give then my ID. There's two types of people cops meet in an encounter, those with guns that disclose, and those with guns who don't. Cops prefer those who disclose. Then shut up, don't be an idiot and let the cop take control. They know what they want to do and taking you to jail isn't one of them. They just want to go home.
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"If you are carrying there is zero alcohol allowed"
Enough said.
 

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You are much too decent people to do what needs to be done. I predict that after China takes Hong Kong, then Taiwan, Russia will take Canada and Alaska.
Much was learned recently on how to take land when the Russians took the Crimean peninsula, and how to destabilize a country with a virus pandemic experiment.
Today in the USA, half of the population doesn't have enough sense to know what it takes to remain free. They think freedom will always be there. Freedom will always be challenged by someone. Very short sighted selfish people focused on their own failure and who's going to pay for it. At the very least, every American should be willing to have arms and be willing to defend the country from attack. But these days, I believe when the attack comes, there wont be any will to resist; no ability to work together and no stomach for sacrifice, casualty or blood.
Remember the Alamo, but LEARN from Goliad and Auschwitz. Don't believe promises, don't surrender, don't be rounded up and don't get on the train.
I agree mostly, except Russia didn't take Crimea. The media would love for you to believe that. What really happened was Ukrainian separatists voluntarily handed over control, which is why no shots were ever fired by the "occupying forces". And I really don't blame them for wanting to get away from the corrupted Ukraine government, George Soros, and a familiar list of left leaning US politicians.
 

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OK, C2, I tied to critique this privately but you didn't want to, so here it is.
Some of the things said about police contact with concealed weapons is, not only false, but can get someone in real trouble. Therefore, I can't let it go un challenged. But its not all bad.
TRUE:
"in Texas good to show your LTC as then they know they are dealing with a background checked person"
It is required by law to provide the contacting officer your LTC identification

TRUE:
"Procedure is to keep both hands on the wheel"
This is good practice. Even better to have your ID and insurance in hand since you know its going to be asked for. If practical, roll down all windows to help give officers a complete view of the interior.
FALSE:
"wait for LEO to ask if you are carrying"
It is better to inform the contacting officer you are armed for officer safety purposes. Providing them the LTC or informing them verbally accomplish the same result, situation awareness. I say, "I'm carrying a weapon today" at the first opportunity even before I give then my ID. There's two types of people cops meet in an encounter, those with guns that disclose, and those with guns who don't. Cops prefer those who disclose. Then shut up, don't be an idiot and let the cop take control. They know what they want to do and taking you to jail isn't one of them. They just want to go home.
TRUE:
"If you are carrying there is zero alcohol allowed"
Enough said.
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Hey iam - No problem if you are concerned about offending me seriously no worries, I actually prefer any difference in opinion or correction of facts would be public as after all that is the point of forums to share knowledge. You responded with many points and honestly I don't have any real disagreement, but did want to clarify a couple of points:

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"wait for LEO to ask if you are carrying"
It is better to inform the contacting officer you are armed for officer safety purposes. Providing them the LTC or informing them verbally accomplish the same result, situation awareness. I say, "I'm carrying a weapon today" at the first opportunity even before I give then my ID. There's two types of people cops meet in an encounter, those with guns that disclose, and those with guns who don't. Cops prefer those who disclose. Then shut up, don't be an idiot and let the cop take control. They know what they want to do and taking you to jail isn't one of them. They just want to go home


You are certainly correct, my bad and thanks for sharing an important point !

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"and not a felon, so they can relax a bit"
Even a person in possession of a LTC document could be a dangerous person or an imposter. Police are aware of the dangers and should maintain a heightened awareness of the threats with every contact. They will not "relax a bit" just because you think you're a good enough guy to have a LTC. You are still a potential threat until the contact is over.


So I will not disagree exactly but explain where my comment came from. When I went through training for LTC the classroom included a presentation and a Q&A with a LEO. He stated that when you show your LTC he always feels he can "relax a bit" to paraphrase since he knows you are background checked, so that was one opinion from one LEO but maybe he did no t speak for others, I kind of got the impression that was a general feeling in his work environment. Maybe not in today's environment with the "defund the police bullsh*t".
 

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C2,
You are very kind. Every situation can be different. But for sure, don't put off a cavalier "I'm a good guy" attitude to a street cop. Your night may not go as planed.
I took a LTC class, although I didn't need it to to carry. I almost walked out on that instructor because he taught "hero" mentality, like, you, the LTC guy was going to save the day and shoot the bad guy. Enough SD cases show that isn't always how it goes. Keep it humble with the men in blue, they're dying out there, being shot on routine stops and getting ambushed at calls or filling gas, etc.
Peas.
 
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So I will not disagree exactly but explain where my comment came from. When I went through training for LTC the classroom included a presentation and a Q&A with a LEO. He stated that when you show your LTC he always feels he can "relax a bit" to paraphrase since he knows you are background checked, so that was one opinion from one LEO but maybe he did no t speak for others, I kind of got the impression that was a general feeling in his work environment. Maybe not in today's environment with the "defund the police bullsh*t".
Federal L/E here... at a land border port of entry.

Only people I’ll drop my guard on that I’m dealing with are coworkers or family. I don’t care what occupation or permit someone wants to pull out... if I don’t know the person, I’ll treat them with complete respect, but I absolutely don’t trust them. Short version, people do lie... more so if they have malicious intent. If my inspection doesn’t show any red flags... I have no problem taking them at their word, but I still don’t let my guard down. Very easy way to get shot/killed acting in that manner.

Our state is Constitutional carry. Had a truck with three people from an adjacent state make a U-turn prior to Canadian customs... passenger had a firearm on him. He listened to us... placed his hands on the headliner, I opened the door, removed the pistol, and cleared it. He wasn’t restrained or cuffed. Other officers were dealing with another passenger who had questions with his documents... so I confirmed the gun wasn’t stolen, and waited until they were finished. Gave him his magazine, placed the pistol in the back... and instructed them to drive down the road to the next exit (one they had to take) before he loaded up his firearm.

Owner was understanding, and I explained to him that in this day/age... we don’t hand even unloaded guns back to someone. Legally, loaded firearms are prohibited at our location. He declared it, no criminal issues (not a felon and gun wasn’t stolen), and he complied with our instructions... it’s his property, and nobody present was going to jam him up over it. But just because he was carrying a gun legally, doesn’t mean he is my new friend. When it comes down to it... he is a person with a gun. It’s nice to know about it, but still a potential threat.

But specifically in regards to passing background checks... do you know how many mass murderers have passed background checks? Hell, that guy in Las Vegas who shot up that concert passed multiple background checks. Terrible way to screen for threats...
 

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Noticed a couple of examples might not be in compliance with "in plain view" restrictions. Check your local laws, and those of any state you are driving through. Might seem obvious, but the laws governing legal carry in a vehicle can be a bit complicated.
 

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, and those of any state you are driving through. Might seem obvious, but the laws governing legal carry in a vehicle can be a bit complicated.
Many different, and just because you have 1 carry license, doesn't always mean that the state beside you recognizes your states permit.


A good topic to add to the title would be, what is your carry and what you think of it.
 

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Many different, and just because you have 1 carry license, doesn't always mean that the state beside you recognizes your states permit.


A good topic to add to the title would be, what is your carry and what you think of it.
I will play along...Sig P365...love it! Stays on my hip at 3 O'Clock in a Vedder Light Tuck holster at all times. I know it's harder to get to but I never walk out of the truck and forget it.
 
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