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storing Gun in truck during work.

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Post by BKV6812 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:45 pm

My employer does not allow us to conceal carry while at work...as do most employers. So, I would like to hear suggestions as to the best way to conceal my gun while in the building. I have thought about holsters, but then I'm worried about it being seen and the vehicle being broken into as I work in a bad area. The center console has come into mind, but I'm not so sure how accessible this would be. Help Please! Thanks.

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Post by Twist » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:09 pm

You might also want to check out some of the offerings from Tuffy: http://www.tuffyproducts.com/p-509-ram- ... y-lid.aspx

Not sure what kind of truck you have but they do offer a few different products that take advantage of the current Ram lineup.

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Post by AJSully421 » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:15 pm

For a cheap option, Academy sells a locking case with a cable that can wrap around the seat frame or something else sturdy. Won't stop a guy with tools, but a kid with a slim jim wouldn't be able to get in to it.

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Post by C-dub » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:28 pm

BKV6812 wrote:The center console has come into mind, but I'm not so sure how accessible this would be. Help Please! Thanks.
How accessible you need it to be? Whenever I'm somewhere and have to remove mine my center console works nicely. Holster and all and spare mags in their holster/carrier. Will your handgun fit in your center console? Without or without the holster?

What type of holster do you use? This is one of the reasons I like and use paddle holsters. The entire rig can be removed and stored if necessary.

Other vaults and things are also options if you have the space for them and can reach them without drawing undue attention when putting it in or getting it out.
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Post by Pawpaw » Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:38 pm

thestudiokid wrote:http://www.consolevault.com/
+1 on the Console Vault. It installs easily, but they aren't getting in it without a substantial pry bar.

I've had one in my truck for several years now.
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Post by loktite » Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:23 pm

http://www.lockerdown.com is a Texas company. Quite similar to the console vault, but a little better quality. Can be found on Amazon as well as their own portal. If spending the money on it, I'd recommend the electronic cam lock. Gives you the ability to punch in your code without having to look at the keypad.
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Post by BKV6812 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:25 pm

Thanks for all the links everyone. I will check them all out. I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 4x4. I have a Ruger SR9c with an Alien Gear cloak tuck 3.0 holster. It will not fit completely in my console...even after cleaning it out. I have some door cubby holes that I'm thinking I could secure some kind of holster inside them and then I could place my gun in it as I get out of the truck and pull it out to re-holster when I get back into the truck. It would be well hidden from all sides of the truck as well. Now I just need to find the right size and type of holster. Thanks again and keep offering suggestions.

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Post by Pawpaw » Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:30 pm

BKV6812 wrote:Thanks for all the links everyone. I will check them all out. I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 4x4. I have a Ruger SR9c with an Alien Gear cloak tuck 3.0 holster. It will not fit completely in my console...even after cleaning it out. I have some door cubby holes that I'm thinking I could secure some kind of holster inside them and then I could place my gun in it as I get out of the truck and pull it out to re-holster when I get back into the truck. It would be well hidden from all sides of the truck as well. Now I just need to find the right size and type of holster. Thanks again and keep offering suggestions.
You must mean the holster won't fit, because I feel sure the pistol will fit.

I have a 2004 Dodge 2500 4x2 diesel with the console vault installed. I can easily fit a government size 1911 in there along with 2 or 3 smaller pistols.
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Post by BKV6812 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:01 pm

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BKV6812 wrote:Thanks for all the links everyone. I will check them all out. I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 4x4. I have a Ruger SR9c with an Alien Gear cloak tuck 3.0 holster. It will not fit completely in my console...even after cleaning it out. I have some door cubby holes that I'm thinking I could secure some kind of holster inside them and then I could place my gun in it as I get out of the truck and pull it out to re-holster when I get back into the truck. It would be well hidden from all sides of the truck as well. Now I just need to find the right size and type of holster. Thanks again and keep offering suggestions.
You must mean the holster won't fit, because I feel sure the pistol will fit.

I have a 2004 Dodge 2500 4x2 diesel with the console vault installed. I can easily fit a government size 1911 in there along with 2 or 3 smaller pistols.
That is correct. The gun inside the holster will not fit in the top console. I have a bottom console that it would fit. However, that kinda defeats the purpose of having easy access if I need it if I have to flip up the console lid to get to my firearm. I think I'm leaning towards some kind of concealed holster option. Thanks.

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Pawpaw wrote:
BKV6812 wrote:Thanks for all the links everyone. I will check them all out. I have a 2004 Dodge Ram 4x4. I have a Ruger SR9c with an Alien Gear cloak tuck 3.0 holster. It will not fit completely in my console...even after cleaning it out. I have some door cubby holes that I'm thinking I could secure some kind of holster inside them and then I could place my gun in it as I get out of the truck and pull it out to re-holster when I get back into the truck. It would be well hidden from all sides of the truck as well. Now I just need to find the right size and type of holster. Thanks again and keep offering suggestions.
You must mean the holster won't fit, because I feel sure the pistol will fit.

I have a 2004 Dodge 2500 4x2 diesel with the console vault installed. I can easily fit a government size 1911 in there along with 2 or 3 smaller pistols.
That is correct. The gun inside the holster will not fit in the top console. I have a bottom console that it would fit. However, that kinda defeats the purpose of having easy access if I need it if I have to flip up the console lid to get to my firearm. I think I'm leaning towards some kind of concealed holster option. Thanks.
Thank you. That explains it perfectly. The console vault installs in the lower compartment, under the seat. The question you posed was about storing your gun while you are at work. The console vault is an excellent solution for that and I dare say a sturdier and stronger option than any other. This is exactly how I use mine.

Now, if I want ready access while driving, I just push my pistol down between the driver's seat and the center seat. With the center seat (armrest) folded down, it is perfectly hidden between that and my leg. :tiphat:
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Post by tx mountaineer » Fri Mar 18, 2016 10:42 am

Lock'er Down works great in my Tahoe. The build quality is excellent and installation was easy.


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Post by mrvmax » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:05 pm

Join the NRA if you are not a member, activate the free firearms insurance and secure your handgun the best you can. If it gets stolen the insurance will replace it.


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Post by winters » Fri Mar 18, 2016 4:28 pm

I keep my gun in the center console of my vehicle all the time. Most people who get their cars broken into leave things in sight that someone might want to steal. Keep things hidden and you will have few problems.


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Post by Deitz83 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:21 am

I have one of these in my truck and cars. It works great when I go the Mavs game or have to go into a place where I can't carry. The cable is bit stronger than others I looked at and the box is a bit better as well. I was concerned about batteries in some storage boxes, so I went with a key. It fits under the seat of my Chevy pickup and dies down well in the trunk of the cars. Several friends have, had their vehicles broken into and their guns were stolen in the past by leaving it in the glove box or placing in the console. So, I figured if I can at least slow them down a bit, they may give up an leave. My next car will have a safe built into the vehicle.

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