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Best solution for mounting a gun in a truck

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by George P, Aug 12, 2019.

  1. George P

    George P Member

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    Have a new F150 and while I love the truck, the driver's door (where I am used to keeping a gun in my car being LH) is not conducive to that. However, the center console is cavernous and can accommodate anything from a Kahr cm9 to a G-19. The question thus becomes the best manner to secure it inside so it doesn't move around while driving.

    Let's NOT get into the "don't leave a gun in your vehicle" bit, that is not what this is about. It IS about a means of securing a handgun in a holster or similar retention device inside a truck console

    TIA for your suggestions
     
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    Attach a MOLLE panel with Velcro inside the console, and use a MOLLE-compatible holster.
     
  3. George P

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    How does a molle panel attach - adhesive, fasteners, or something else?
     
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    I couldn’t use an adhesive where I live. It would melt in no time.

    My personal favorite method when I can accommodate it is to screw a Serpa holster to something. I have a Beretta 92 under my desk this way. It is not visible unless under the desk which would be odd......and is readily available.

    Inside a console would be a little more difficult for this method.
     
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    LOL, I loved the Rat Patrol TV show
     
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    I would use Velcro strips. Then the holster clips into the MOLLE lattice.
     
  8. stonebuster

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    If your console flips up like the armrest/console on my Chevy pick up, you could do what I did. I raised the armrest and put a heavy belt(tool belt) around the bottom above the hinge and put a holster on the belt. It's completely hidden on the back side of armrest between the seats. The belt doesn't show, very secure and easy access while driving. Crude but works. I only use it when the truck is attended.
     

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    I can’t comment on its function, but a couple of my buds use large magnets. I think mounted low on right side of steering wheel.
     
  10. Armored farmer

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    If your gun is light, I might consider above the visor. We keep a large lockblade knife on the visor of all our vehicles.
    A block of foam trimmed to fit the console with slots cut to accommodate the gun barrel and maybe a spare mag.?
     
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    I purchased some cheap nylon holsters on Amazon and installed them with zip-ties to install them to bedside table, dresser, computer desk, end table, china cabinet and entertainment center. If I remember correctly they were about 2 or 3$ on sale, you could also us screws or pop rivets to install them.
     
  12. FAS1

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    This is in a Raptor. This model works well with a left hand draw.

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  13. George P

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    All great ideas, thanks!
     
  14. Kevin Rohrer

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    How about a nice turret ring that comes w/ a gun?

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    i use a safariland 6378 left hand model under the steering wheel. Locks in for added safety from a accident or roll over. I will take a pic and show you on my lunch break
     
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    B828067E-B728-4391-974B-10A82BCB1738.jpeg Dont mind the dirty mess. Its my hunting truck.
     
  18. Kevin Rohrer

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    Robbins: Who makes that holster?
     
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    Safariland. Model 6378 left hand. Used 2 bolts with fender washers. Drilled two holes in the plastic and mounted it.
     
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    I stick it between the seat and console, muzzle down.
     
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    I used to so that. What i was in a accident and the pistol flew thru the windshield and landed in the road. Not a good thing
     
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    Wow, firefighters actually use special tools for extrication through laminated safety glass. What pistol had enough energy to pass through it?
     
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    The windshield was already compromised.
     
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