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I installed a Sentry Safe AS-1 compact car safe in the under seat storage bin of my 2010 LE crew cab. It fit perfectly in the location seen in the attached photos. I velcro'ed the bottom of the safe to the bin to keep it from sliding around. A 3/4" hole was drilled in the side of the bin for the security cable to pass through and wrap around the seat leg. When the safe is not in use, the key is kept on a quick release ring on the cable. I can quickly open and lock the safe and take the key with me when I must store my model 23 or other valuables securely and out of sight. The safe was a Costco on-line special for $30. Not too shabby!
 

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Very Neat!:goodjob:
 

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^pretty sure it's a Glock 23; I guess it's o.k when you really have to leave it in the truck.
Yeah, ditto on that. I try really really really hard not to go anywhere that I can't carry into. I will usually not go at all, send the wife instead.

But I do like it. I was thinking about getting one of the smaller ones that fits under the drivers seat for leaving the cell phone/ipod in the truck, but that one is pretty sweat, and a great price to boot.
 

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Nice find. AutoVault also made one for around $50 which fits under the driver's seat and can handle three full sized rigs w/extra clips. If I may suggest it, change out your 6-point bolts for something less common if you or anyone else feels the need. Good place to keep the lug lock and spare tire key too.
 

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Nice find. AutoVault also made one for around $50 which fits under the driver's seat and can handle three full sized rigs w/extra clips. If I may suggest it, change out your 6-point bolts for something less common if you or anyone else feels the need. Good place to keep the lug lock and spare tire key too.
Good suggestion on changing out the seat leg bolt. I'll see what is available. OTOH, the safe will only marginally slow down a determined thief who could break a window, pop the hood to break the battery connection and silence the alarm and then bolt cutter the cable. So in actuality, the box is only really good protection against the smash, grab and dash type of theft typical in the city or at heavily used trailheads. Nevertheless, it still is cheap insurance and peace of mind.
 

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Good suggestion on changing out the seat leg bolt. I'll see what is available. OTOH, the safe will only marginally slow down a determined thief who could break a window, pop the hood to break the battery connection and silence the alarm and then bolt cutter the cable. So in actuality, the box is only really good protection against the smash, grab and dash type of theft typical in the city or at heavily used trailheads. Nevertheless, it still is cheap insurance and peace of mind.
Great find! A thief doesn't have the time to do all those things. Most likely they don't even know the seats fold up. Smash and grab is mostly likely the worst they will do. The only one to find that and remove it is someone you know, who knows it's there.

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Yeah, ditto on that. I try really really really hard not to go anywhere that I can't carry into. I will usually not go at all, send the wife instead.

But I do like it. I was thinking about getting one of the smaller ones that fits under the drivers seat for leaving the cell phone/ipod in the truck, but that one is pretty sweat, and a great price to boot.
so you won't go into places unarmed but it's fine for your wife to go in? seems kind of messed up to me. i carry an m4 every day, so i'm no stranger to carrying, carry a walther p99c when i'm stateside, but i'd never send my wife to do something i wasn't comfortable doing without being armed. just my 2 cents there.
 

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maybe he just doesn't want to leave his gun in the truck with his wife ??

great idea to bad my truck is full of random crap
 

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I've been thinking about doing something similar, or an under the seat job. What I'd really like is to find though is locking center console. Then I could go store things, without having to get out of the car and have folks observe what I am doing.
 

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so you won't go into places unarmed but it's fine for your wife to go in? seems kind of messed up to me. i carry an m4 every day, so i'm no stranger to carrying, carry a walther p99c when i'm stateside, but i'd never send my wife to do something i wasn't comfortable doing without being armed. just my 2 cents there.
No, i won't send her into a dangerous situation. I mean like making a trip to the mall. All our local malls are no CW's, so I won't go. If she wants me to go pick up a gift card for a birthday present to some clothing store or similar, I won't do it (my habit of not supporting with my business places that won't allow me to carry, I can't make her follow suit, but I can suggest it and make it hard for her).
 

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All our local malls are no CW's, so I won't go. If she wants me to go pick up a gift card for a birthday to some clothing store or similar, I won't do it (my habit of not supporting with my business places that won't allow me to carry, I can't make her follow suit, but I can suggest it and make it hard for her).
Did you ever think that there might be reasons for the signs? In NC for example if there is a school, bank, place that sells tickets or alcohol, etc then ccw is not allowed. So if your mall has a bank in it, a movie theater, or a bar - then they are just following the law.
 

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I hear you and I understand the laws. It is actually not selling tickets, but rather it is if the venue charges an admission for entry (clubs, etc, but sporting venues and such count as would a movie theater, so I got it). But I think specifically of two malls that have neither bank nor movie theater, but dining establishemnts that serve beer, which are attached to the exterior of the building but attached none the less. I can understand no carrying in there, but in my humble opinion, restricting ccw to those specific business should be the point, not the entire shopping area. There in lies the amusing part anyways, the law abiding citizen isn't going to carry their weapon there anyways, but for some reason we really think someone intent on using their gun in such location is actually going to see the no firearms sign on the door and turn back around and leave the premise because they give a crap...

I'll get off the soapbox now.
 

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A cool idea would be bolting down a drawer safe in place of a storage bin..
_PDS-500 for $39.85
 

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No, i won't send her into a dangerous situation. I mean like making a trip to the mall. All our local malls are no CW's, so I won't go. If she wants me to go pick up a gift card for a birthday present to some clothing store or similar, I won't do it (my habit of not supporting with my business places that won't allow me to carry, I can't make her follow suit, but I can suggest it and make it hard for her).
ok, that makes a little more sense to me. i guess i'm lucky being stationed in georgia. according to georgia law an active duty military member can conceal anywhere a law enforcement officer can. about the only place i won't carry a weapon is into my kid's schools, but other than that, i take it wherever i go.
 

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But I think specifically of two malls that have neither bank nor movie theater, but dining establishemnts that serve beer, which are attached to the exterior of the building but attached none the less. I can understand no carrying in there, but in my humble opinion, restricting ccw to those specific business should be the point, not the entire shopping area.
Yea, it's interesting down here at Concord Mills mall some entrances have the sign on the door and others do not. So I guess if you go through the right door you are okay ;)

But here is the thing about the way the law is written, its open to interpration. Check this out
a) any education property, public or private - so if there for example the craft shop has crafting classes and Lowe's had do it yourself classes. Does that make them education properties?
g) any law enforcement ... or company police. So the mall has an office for the sherrif and one for mall cops. Does that make the whole mall restricted, or just their offices?
i) banks - again the whole mall or just the branch? What about the ATM machines are they bank property?
k) any assembly where admision is charged. You really can't gain access to the movie theatre without paying "admission" Which begs the question is a ticket admision or does this only apply to cover charges, most of those serve alcohol so they are already eliminated.
 
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