Car vault for pistol

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Rich Jordan
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Car vault for pistol

Postby Rich Jordan » Sun Oct 16, 2016 4:28 am

I'm thinking about installing a lockbox in the car for when I have to leave the CC pistol. Lots of places around here like that... I'm not set on a key lock vs combination or biometric (though the latter in a car is concerning). Either inside the console or under the driver's seat, and bolted in in some fashion. I can't use one that requires getting out of the vehicle to access.

Any recommendations would be appreciated. Current car is a 2002 Jeep Liberty.

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Re: Car vault for pistol

Postby Netpackrat » Sun Oct 16, 2016 5:48 am

Tuffy doesn't appear to make anything specific to your vehicle, but it may be possible to mount one of their generic lock boxes.

https://www.tuffyproducts.com/default.aspx

If you buy one of their boxes, I recommend swapping out the key lock for the combination unit, on the theory that it should be less vulnerable to a roadside fishing expedition by law enforcement. The 4th amendment being more effective when it is backed up by the 5th, etc.
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Re: Car vault for pistol

Postby Rich Jordan » Sun Oct 16, 2016 8:05 pm

Kind of pricey compared to the various vaults/lockers at Cabelas, but I presume they are better built

Good thought on the combination lock. I'm also definitely going to have something bolted down rather than just cabled in.

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Re: Car vault for pistol

Postby Windy Wilson » Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:25 pm

My brother was looking into something similar for his car, a first Generation VW Scirocco, and had settled on one of the taller .50 cal ammo boxes, but then he couldn't figure out where to put it in such a small car.
A small enough Combo lock could work on those two piece L-shaped ammo box locks so long as it wasn't TSA compliant.
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