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For those of you that carry, does anybody have a holster mounted in their truck? I was looking at this for my G29:

Fobus Holster: UNIVERSAL HOME & VEHICLE MOUNT

The picture I've attached has a crappy rendition of where I want to mount the thing and approximate gun orientation.
My two concerns are these: 1) In order for it to work the way I want it mounted, I'd have to order a left handed holster, and I'm not sure how well it would work drawing right handed (Ive never seen one of these holsters in person...yet). 2) Mounting the roto holster assembly to the truck. I remember reading the center console comes off pretty easily, but I dont know how thick the plastic is and how well it would take a few screws. I'm sure a healthy dose of JB Weld would help things.

I looked for a place to use a right handed holster and cross draw, but I cant find anywhere in the truck thats comfortable and easily accessible.

Anybody have any thoughts/other ideas? Thanks.
 

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Are you just using the holster just to hold the gun? I mean its not to keep the gun in the truck when your not in there? The other thing is I thought in most states the gun has to be locked in the glove box unloaded with the ammo in another location?
 

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most of the country isn't as oppressive as New York. In florida it only has to be "securely encased", which can be a snapped holster, glove box, center console, or if you carry concealed you can have it concealed on your person.

can be loaded and ready to rock and roll in Florida and that's the way it should be if you're going to carry one. No sense in carrying an unloaded gun.
 

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I have been wondering about the same thing. I always carry a 9mm with me or in my truck. I have been keeping it in the center console for the time being
but it would be nice to have readily available, just in case :)!!
 

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I was thinking the the little spot between the seat and center console for my G19. Dont know what holster to rock yet but its concealed and easily accesible. And its not pointing towards my feet.
 

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How about just getting a right hand roto holster (without the roto mount) and attach it to the vertical inside wall of the center console compartment closest to the driver. Just raise the armrest and reach inside to grab it. That way it is also not out in plain view when you are driving around with it holstered and attached to the outside of the console. Even in the states that have reasonable carry laws (thank God I live in Florida) there are still very strict laws about 'public display' of a firearm. I think your holster (and thus gun) mounted to the outside of your center console might be considered 'public display' since you can just look through the window and see it, kinda like just leaving it out on the seat in plain view. Just food for thought.

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For those of you that carry, does anybody have a holster mounted in their truck?

I looked for a place to use a right handed holster and cross draw, but I cant find anywhere in the truck thats comfortable and easily accessible.

Anybody have any thoughts/other ideas? Thanks.
I have been pondering the idea. I was thinking that it might be possible to fit something under the steering wheel between one's legs. As I feel around, the plastic there seems to have a nice metal support beam behind it. Pretty much the area just left of the ODBII port.

My thought was to use a CQC holster with the serpa lock and bolt it down.
 

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I haven't read the PA laws in a few years, but I'm pretty sure it not breaking any laws. The only time the gun will be in the holster is when I'm driving the truck. When the gun isnt there I'll just pull the holster off the mount and swing it out of the way.

I considered putting it inside the center console, but if God forbid I do actually need it, I might have a hard time getting to it as fast as I'd like to.

Thought about under the steering wheel also, just wasn't sure about it. Looked at the CQC's and Serpa as well. Have you seen one in person yet? Based on the pictures it looked like the roto holster might work better (no specific reason, just my initial impression).

The space between the seat and center console is a little tight in my truck, not sure I could do that.
 

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....Looked at the CQC's and Serpa as well. Have you seen one in person yet?....
I own two of them, one for a sig p229 and one for a beretta 96f.

It seems people either really like or really dislike the serpa. When I use it, it places my finger on the side of the gun slightly above the trigger. I think most fear that the finger will be right on the trigger. To me it actually places the finger where one would when not firing.

They can be belt or paddle. As a truck mount, I would probably just attempt to use a longer bolt and then not use the belt or paddle part.

They can be adjusted to hold the gun more firmly. For example, when purchased, they are loose. Pushing the serpa would allow the gun to fall out if upside down. Twist a screw a few turns, and now you can be upside down and push the serpa and not lose the gun.

I wouldn't use it for concealed (not quite tight enough to the body), they seem to be great range or hunting holsters. I believe they can be adapted to fit as a leg holster as well.

Anything else you would like to know?
 

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I haven't read the PA laws in a few years, but I'm pretty sure it not breaking any laws.
As long as you have a pistol permit in PA you're fine. I usually keep my 9mm in my center console.
 

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here in new mexico.. i think you only have to be 21 and it can be loaded, since your truck is an extension of your home. If you get pulled over you must tell the cop, i think. not a problem since i cant really conceal my AR. good rule with all the coward "gangsters"
 

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Are you just using the holster just to hold the gun? I mean its not to keep the gun in the truck when your not in there? The other thing is I thought in most states the gun has to be locked in the glove box unloaded with the ammo in another location?
Not in Texas! We can have it in the door with one in the chamber but you can't flash it around without a good reason.:nana:
 

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ffips.. I think you answered about everything I wanted to know about it. I saw a segment on one of those shooting shows on the outdoor channel about Serpas, they said that they designed so that your index finger is along the holster. I think I just might order both and see which one is gonna work better and return the other one.
 

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Gotta keep in mind that mounting it in view like that will draw attention..
Esp. @ public venues/parking for "he mighta hidden it in the truck" ideas.. .02
 

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I put mine in the little pocket on the passenger seat that is about shoulder high. With it being winter, i just throw my coat up on the back of the seat and let it drape over and hide it from people if I need to. I'll take a pic when I get back in the truck later.
 

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I tried diy holster mounts to the center console in the past, but it does seem to startle law enforcement and others (gas station attendants etc) in my experience, regardless of legality. I also forgot the gun in that holster one time upon exit, enough to make me uncomfortable with this setup.

I reverted back to carrying (in car only) in a fanny pack (Uncle Mikes) with Velcro closure for the gun compartment, making sure to carry the pack over the seatbelt at the waist.

The other in-car option that I like is a pocket holster in the cargo (thigh) pocket on 5.11 pants or similar.

The latter works great for g26/27/29(jussst) sized compacts.

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I usually just leave my pistol in my carry holster. I wear my holster on my right rear hip, high enough and back to be out of the way of a seatbelt. In 11 years of carrying, I figure it would be easier if the gun was always in the same place if I needed to get at it quickly. Since all my shooting drills from the holster start from that exact spot, I figured it would make sense to have it there in the vehicle as well. I probably looked pretty stupid at the range doing drills from a chair, and shooting through a cardboard "window" but it's good practice for shooting from a vehicle.

For the very few times I go somewhere that I have to leave it in the vehicle, I have a cheap Sentry pistol safe mounted somewhere in the back out of sight that I lock the pistol in. In my Frontier it was behind the passenger seat, under a jacket.
 

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As promised. Perfect for a Kahr NK9.

 

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I tried diy holster mounts to the center console in the past, but it does seem to startle law enforcement and others (gas station attendants etc) in my experience, regardless of legality. I also forgot the gun in that holster one time upon exit, enough to make me uncomfortable with this setup.

I reverted back to carrying (in car only) in a fanny pack (Uncle Mikes) with Velcro closure for the gun compartment, making sure to carry the pack over the seatbelt at the waist.

The other in-car option that I like is a pocket holster in the cargo (thigh) pocket on 5.11 pants or similar.

The latter works great for g26/27/29(jussst) sized compacts.

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When I carry LCR the pocket holster works fine and I could get to it even while seated. But with the XD (subcompact) its too big. I've used the passanger seat pocket too, but need to figure a way to mount a holster in pocket otherwise step 1 is pull out of pocket step 2 is remove from holster and that's no good. So the pocket is more of a storage location then a ready location.

And yea, concealed carry implies concealment so I'm not a fan of the mounting position the OP suggested.
 
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