Rob Pincus

Carrying Firearms in a Vehicle

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Carrying a firearm in your vehicle can be difficult and uncomfortable, but there are plenty of options available for your preferences or unique circumstances. The way you carry your gun in public while you walk around may not be the way you would carry while in your vehicle, so Rob Pincus discusses several carry methods you can choose, from hip holsters and fanny packs to shoulder straps and compatible under-dash clips.

Whether you prefer easy access into the glove compartment or you like to keep the gun strapped to your hip when you’re strapped in behind the wheel, the choice is yours.

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21 Responses to “Carrying Firearms in a Vehicle”

  1. Miguel

    Is there any issues leaving bullets in a hot car?

  2. Ken

    Rob, I agree with the holster options for carrying your firearm while in a vehicle, the only thing I don't agree with is the holster that's mounted under the dash, and the reason being is because what if you are carjacked, and the assailant comes up to the drivers side quickly, and your window is down (as I often drive while in the city) and presents a gun and forces you to get out. If you try to go to reach for your firearm, (BAM) he see's it, and shoots you. At least if the firearm is on you, you will be able to get out of the vehicle, and as he's entering your vehicle, you'll then be able to quickly pull your firearm. Not to mention, if you're going out on a date with your wife, and you go someplace that has valet service, and you forget your firearm.........(you get the picture I'm sure) For me, in my personal choice, would not ever want my firearm off of me for that exact reason if there's a carjacking.

  3. OneArmyVet

    I use IWB at 12:30-1 o'clock.  Seated, the muzzle slides into the hip crease so I don't really have a problem.  As far as access, In Missouri, in a vehicle, I can move my shirt between the grip and myself to aid expediency (and comfort/sweat) and not worry about brandishing - you see it looking down into MY vehicle, that's not brandishing in Missouri; the catch is assuring to move the shirt back out when existing a vehicle or you may well brandish - but this becomes habit just like moving vehicle keys to the pocket. In terms of muzzle sweep... if you don't have target acquisition the finger isn't on trigger anyway, right?  Trigger Discipline is as important a practice as any other movement in one's full motion from draw to target acquisition.

  4. Judy

    Would securing a firearm under the dash, as he does using that tan colored disc, be considered as concealment?  I have a permit to carry concealed, but we cannot carry openly.

  5. Ron

    Great video

  6. 50 CAL

    Most of the state of California is a non-CC state especially the most dangerous parts of the state.  The California law does not allow carrying a weapon in the car unless the weapon is in a locked case with the clip (ammo) in a different location ( weapon in the trunk and ammo in the glove compartment).  If a person is pulled over by the law and a weapon is anywhere in the car you, my friend, are going to jail, if you are not shot first.  No one is safe in California except the criminals that carry regardless of the law.  Even going to the range for practice is taking your freedom into jeopardy.  God help anyone that lives in California because we are doomed!!!!!

  7. Padimast

    give us more i like it & will repeat it   paul

  8. Garreth

    For those of you, like me, who do not want a permanent installation of a holster in your vehicle, there are holsters that clamp onto the panels on the bottom half of the dash that work very well.  Do a Google search and you'll find them!

  9. Tom

    As a big guy, my preferred carry is a belly band worn chest high.  My gun sits in a position similar to a shoulder rig for easy access and is comfortable enough to wear all day.  Easily concealed under a loose shirt, I carry a small semi-auto and spare mag.  Works equally well in or out of the car. 

  10. Jpbolya

    excellent, informative video Rob. Thank you. Keep them coming.

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