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Concealed Vehicle Carry (CVC) Options - For the carrying/transport and ready drawing of a defense sidearm within a vehicle using a device specifically designed for that purpose.

Note to Admin: I had considered putting this post in the Holster or even FNP Accessory forums but thought it would actually be seen, contributed toward and possibly more helpful if it were here. However, I bow to whereever you might think best. :?

Reasons For This Post: While I carry a Glock 23 or S&W 642 (or both) on my person, I also have designated vehicle weapons for both me and my wife. Presently this is the Taurus Judge, which we both enjoy shooting and find extremely effective for it's role (within 15 ft). Much like with the FNP-45 / FNP-45 USG I am only just now beginning to find holsters dedicated to it. Thus, by default, the "car holster" that we presently use is an Uncle Mike's #2 Sidekick jammed between the seat and console. Yes, it has fallen occassionally when I have had to brake hard. What's more (and this part is even more disconcerting), when you pull the grip free the holster is still attached. Thus, two hands are needed to unstrap it and then pull off the holster so you can get to the trigger. This is awkward just to practice. I can't imagine my self, much less my wife, trying to bring the gun to bear under duress. Unless we can see or fully anticipate a violent situation coming, this makes having the Judge (or nay other weapon so holstered/concealed) almost useless! It would be nice if the type of CVC suggested would work for the Judge and DEFINITELY for my new FNP-45 USG. It doesn't physically have to be the same device, per se, but the same model/type that could be quickly changed out as we entered or exited the vehicle.

The Ground Rules: To keep this post on topic and more useful to others down the road (not to mention less chance of it becoming boring through digressions about local laws, safety, etc.) please do not bother with suggestions involving use of the following:
- on person holster (e.g. cross carry holsters like the Galco Phoenix)
- glove box
- console
- under or behind seats
- car safes or lock boxes
- Moosad (loose between the knees or in the crotch)
- Body Guard (under the thigh)
Note: These methods are NOT what is in question. Those suggestions have been discussed ad nauseum elsewhere and, I've found, often end up in sniping at other peoples opinions. The last two methods could/would result with some of us leaking body fluids on the upholstery. The others could, most likely, have an end result of one being minus a car, hurt and/or dead before they could implement those methods quickly enough to stop a car-jacker or other sudden violent assault.


THE BIG QUESTION: If you have and carry a sidearm as a Concealed Vehicle Weapon (CVW) how DO or WOULD you "holster" it in your vehicle? Actual use or opinions on what is being offered out there are welcome.


Here are some Contenders that have been found thus far:

1 - The Safe Packer - Shown is the "Government" model being used as a Vehicle Holster - product offered by Wilderness Tactical
See more details and retail info at: http://store.thewilderness.com/index.php?cPath=51



2 - The Kingston™ Car Seat Holster - product sold by DeSantis Leather
See more details and retail info at: http://www.desantisholster.com/n92.html



3 - The "Seat Buddy"™ Vehicle Holster - product offered by Security Pro
See more details and retail info at: http://www.securityprousa.com/vesehocarseh.html


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I smell another sticky Art...

Nice job :shock:

I appreciate this, as I'm a newb to handguns and concealed carry and such. I should ask my uncle where he hid his guns in his issued vehicle (he's retired FBI). My cousin once said she found 3 hiding places. Not sure if he used all of them :twisted:
 

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Uncle Mike's Inside the Waistband holster in the center console. Gun comes right out.

I have never seen some of the holsters you showed pics of - they are pretty kewl. But the issue of possibly having the gun seen when you get in and out of the car would preclude having it attached to the seat like that - or in the door storage.

The next car I get will not have a center console like I am used to. I'm not sure what I will do - I may revert to what I did in the 1990s in Louisiana. Gun tucked in between the two seats, with just a towel thrown over it to cover it.
 

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I'm not sure what I will do - I may revert to what I did in the 1990s in Louisiana. Gun tucked in between the two seats, with just a towel thrown over it to cover it.
The towel (only I use a shop rag) is what I presently do with the Judge in my Uncle Mikes holster.

The "visability" issue is a good point and, of course, in some states the pistol might not qualify as legally concealed (e.g. during a traffic stop). But that's not the question, the device availability and viability is what I and others want to know more about.
 

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Here's a question: Is there any way to attach a holster under/on the side of the steering column or possibly under the dash depeding on the vehicle? I'm pretty sure my uncle had something like that, but it was probably custom done. My friend just has his pistol in the center console, but that is a bit difficult to grab fast, so it's not practical.

I think if you have enough space next to the steering column under the dash, it would be a good place to set something up.
 

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When I get my new car next year - I think I'm gonna take another look at option #1 in the original post. I think the best of the 3 to keep it concealed.
 

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yeah I was gonna say the crossbreed surface mount you can put it anywhere. I have a 2008 honds ridgeline and I am gonna order one to mount on the side of my center console. :shock:
 

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Just for clarification the surface mount holster from crossbreed is called the Ohai Modular Holster. You can get it with extra velcro for alternative mounting sites. Pretty cool.
 

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If someone can get a picture of the Ohai Modular Holster in use within a vehicle I'll add it to the selections in the main post.
 

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I wonder if you could get one of these to work:

http://www.hoffners.com/spec.htm

Probably depends on the vehicle. I think one picture is behind the seat on a pickup. Looks like it has potential.
 

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I wonder if there is a way you could make a blade-tech holster surface mountable? Probably just a matter of taking the belt loop attachments off and using some industrial strength velcro.

I've been pondering things I could do with my blade-tech from the FNP shooters pack, since it's not my primary concealed carry holster.
 

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I forget the site - but I saw some drop in gun safes that fit in the center console of vehicles - but, almost every one of them were made for pickup trucks.
 

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Art SC said:
If someone can get a picture of the Ohai Modular Holster in use within a vehicle I'll add it to the selections in the main post.
Sorry I am a little late to this. I have the Crossbreed Ohai (Left hand, XD model) in my vehicle. It's a 93 Honda Accord. Where I have it mounted, the pistol is right at the end of my hand when I straighten my arm.

The first 2 pictures are of my xdsc.





Now the FNP. (I just took these tonite) The FNP works just fine in it even tho the holster is for an XD.





From the drivers side the pistol is 100% concealed. Coming from the passenger's side, the said coffee cup as seen, lives in that spot, and blocks the majority of the pistol. It doesn't grab your eye.

By the looks in the FNP picture it appears the adhesive on the velcro is peeling a little. I pulled it off and redid it when I first mounted it. Looks like that wont fly. I may have to look into the 3m double sided body tape on the adhesive.

I use the holster all the time. Lean to the side, pull it out of the IWB and put it in. Reverse for when you arrive. Very easy and very subtle.

I have an 01 Dodge 2500 I will be mounting it in this spring as the truck is already tucked away for the winter.

Hope this helps. I really like the holster alot.
 

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I thought one of those would work. Looks good :shock:
 

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CHARGE TO 200! CLEAR!!!! THUMP! THREAD RESURRECTION!!!!

Why not just take a Serpa holster, remove the paddle, and attach it securely to a inside body panel. All done. Locks in place when in use. Easy to access.
 
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