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If this violates any rules I apologize. I was wondering if anyone has found some good solutions for their firearms in their new trucks? I'm in the market for a mountable holster to mount at the driver side of the center console, (next to the drivers right knee) so also seeking some recommendations or pictures of what you use. I always carry in the "4o'clock" position making it nearly impossible to get to with a seatbelt on. Thanks for any input.

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Different states have different laws on the way you can store/carry a weapon in your vehicle. Check yours! Be VERY careful about storing your weapon in the way that you indicate above as it can be considered concealed. That's a felony in most states if you do not have a carry permit. Some states can consider it reckless display, or open carry, if it's not fully concealed, another felony.
I usually carry mine in the console, or covered on the seat depending on the location I'm in, but I have a carry permit.
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If this violates any rules I apologize. I was wondering if anyone has found some good solutions for their firearms in their new trucks? I'm in the market for a mountable holster to mount at the driver side of the center console, (next to the drivers right knee) so also seeking some recommendations or pictures of what you use. I always carry in the "4o'clock" position making it nearly impossible to get to with a seatbelt on. Thanks for any input.

And I am not posting this for a political debate so hopefully we don't turn it into that.
I've always preferred this area for a holster (not my pic/ not my truck) I currently have my pistol concealed in the center console, but I'm working on "re-working" the console under the wheel to accept a mold for my sig 226 .40 ...it will be completely hidden, I'll post pics once the patent is granted
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I mounted mine in the center console. Used the Blackhawk Serpa with a quick disconnect system.
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Personal choice, but I'm not a fan of off body carry. Hip holster works for me, but I'm left handed, so the seatbelt isn't as much of an impediment as it is for a right hander. You might consider an appendix carry.

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Personal choice, but I'm not a fan of off body carry. Hip holster works for me, but I'm left handed, so the seatbelt isn't as much of an impediment as it is for a right hander. You might consider an appendix carry.
I go by the "never point a gun at anything you don't want to shoot" credo, so that's out for me. You know what I'm talking about not wanting to shoot, it's still an important part of my life.

Most of the time I have an xds .45 in a pocket holster and just lay it in the console and put it back in my pocket when I stop.

If I'm holstered it's a glock 19 or a glock 26 and I stay holstered at 3:30.

I have considered cross draw holsters many times because at my age reaching behind me hurts my shoulder. I also have been considering vertical shoulder holsters.
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i live in NJ, ill never have a legal gun in my vehicle...

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I was hoping to find some tactical seat covers, with either a carry pouch in the front or velcro to mount a holster to.
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I mounted mine in the center console. Used the Blackhawk Serpa with a quick disconnect system.
That right there is about four different kinds of awesome!!!
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i live in NJ, ill never have a legal gun in my vehicle...

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I had that problem too, until the Army showed me what joyous liberties could be had south and west of the Delaware river 20 years ago.
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I live in Florida. I have a permit to carry and law states it must be concealed from plain view and accidental "flashing" in public is legal. Such as you shirt lifting up when you bend over exposing a firearm at Wal-Mart. Etc... So having the holster at my right knee will be legal as long as i don't leave it there when I get out, which I would never go anywhere without it unless it's a no gun zone, In which case I will conceal it in the truck.
Personally I think concealing it in the center console is pointless because when the time comes that you need it that will take 3 seconds you may not have...

I think I'm gonna go with texascustomeholsters.com setup because I like the angle spacer they use to give space for your draw hand. Just wanted to get some input before I shell out $80. All good info above. Thanks!
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Goggle Texascustomholsters I have one in my other truck mounted on side of console great for speed and concealment. They have youtube video for them gives you an idea of use.
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I just picked up a gun magnet and am going to use a 3-M adhesive to glue it just under and to the right of steering wheel on the plastic panel. I've used gun magnets in the past and they do a great job.
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Sounds like an excuse for a new firearm. I have my xds at 4 o'clock and my bond arms in a BAD Driving Holster on my left hip. The firearm stays horizontal in a cross draw as to not point at my umm member. The two shots of 410 should give me enough time for my main if needed. Fun little firearms with interchangeable barrels.

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I just picked up a gun magnet and am going to use a 3-M adhesive to glue it just under and to the right of steering wheel on the plastic panel. I've used gun magnets in the past and they do a great job.
I have a gun magnet on my bed and love it. Holds my full size pistol with ease. And I was considering it for the truck, but was worried if my knee accidentally hit it or in case of a collision I don't want a firearm flying through the cab... I am dead set on mounting at the drivers knee on the center console so I'm going with the texas custom. I'll post pics and review when it's installed.
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God Bless this Country where every person has a right to grow up and prey on the others, and the others have the constitutional right to protect themselves from such attacks. Carry in a vehicle is very difficult, throwing your "truck gun" in the console is convenient and always available----if you have the time. Carry on the person while in the vehicle is also time consuming to draw with a seat belt on and perhaps several layers of clothing. There does not seem to be a best answer and each of us will work vehicle concealment out to one's own desires, remember the "truck gun" when servicing the vehicle or otherwise allowing another to drive as you may place that person in a difficult situation.

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I was hoping to find some tactical seat covers, with either a carry pouch in the front or velcro to mount a holster to.

Here ya go...I was hoping to pick up a set of these for my first gen, but then ended up getting the new truck a month later.

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I carry a G33 most of the time, if I'm out at night with my wife I'll switch over to my XDM mounted with a TLR-1, both carried at the 330 position, with a spare mag in the weak side pocket, base side up for quick access if needed. If I don't want it on me, I'll put it in the slot of the cupholder against my phone cradle. It holds up upright and at the ready for me. If I get somewhere that doesn't "allow" firearms, I have a lockable gun box in the back of the cab that fits the pistol and spare mag. But, most of the time if my wife is out with me, chances are she's carrying too.
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Installed today! Very secure and a great quality holster. I ended up using the included screws because I couldn't find any anchors that would work with the thin plastic of the console. Just predrilled using a very small diameter bit and insterted it slowly without the drill spinning to investigate if anything was behind the plastic. I can see how drilling the screws in quickly will strip them out so go slow. I'm extremely pleased with the results.
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Sounds like an excuse for a new firearm. I have my xds at 4 o'clock and my bond arms in a BAD Driving Holster on my left hip. The firearm stays horizontal in a cross draw as to not point at my umm member. The two shots of 410 should give me enough time for my main if needed. Fun little firearms with interchangeable barrels.

BAD Driving Holster - Bond Arms

I had one of those little Bond Arms derringers. After I got it I took it right out and shot a 3" 410. Hurt my hand so bad I decided I wasn't man enough to handle it so I gave it to my son. Should have started out with a 2 3/4" first. LOL
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Let me give you a sort story on why you do not want the gun holstered on your belt while driving. I went to a a big box store that I do not normally visit and picked up a very small refrigerator that was on close out. As I was leaving and driving across a vacant area of the parking lot, a well dressed guy flagged me down. I stopped and rolled the window down. He started begging me for $5.00 with a bunch of excuses. Dummy me to get rid of him got out my billfold and started to hand him $5.00. He pointed a small gun in the window at me and said "How about I just take the whole billfold." There was no way I could get to my pistol at that point if I wanted to. It was really inaccessible on my belt while I was seated in the Colorado.

The gear shift of my Colorado was still in drive with my foot on the brake, so I nailed the accelerator and got the **** out of there leaving him standing alone in the parking lot.

I blame myself for not being more alert at the time but I was in what I considered was a safe neighborhood and did not pay much attention at the time.

The point of this whole story is: a handgun on your belt is not easily accessible while seated and some other holster mounting ought to be considered inside of a vehicle.

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