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Gene LGene L Senior MemberPosts: 12,750 Senior Member
Many people have them, generally to be carried not on the person, but in the car....somewhere.  Not a pristine Model 66, or any other bbq gun.   Mine is a Star BM 9mm....cheap, effective, finish worn, and heavy.  Probably as heavy as a 1911.  Could carry it, but I don't.

Do you have one, and if so, what is it.
Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.

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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    I have a few. But, they are rifles or long guns of some sort. 

    A pistol would be kept on me. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • JayhawkerJayhawker Moderator Manistee Natl ForestPosts: 18,280 Senior Member
    When we are on the road I generally have my AR pistol in the truck...
    Sharps Model 1874 - "The rifle that made the west safe for Winchester"
  • LinefinderLinefinder Moderator Colorado SpringsPosts: 7,821 Senior Member
    edited October 2019 #4
    I don't own a gus, but if I did, it'd be locked up in a safe that's bolted down right there on the  basement floor behind the chest-freezer.  With a finger/freezer lock thing. The children can't get to them there. You never know when you're gonna have an idiot child in the house....them things often happen by surprise, you know.

    In a car.....I'd never have a sus in a car, I know what the PRNDL lever is for. I can spray red-meat all over Wal-Marks parking lot with a decent set of snow tires before Snoop DogVIII has even decided for sure hes gonna shoot me.

    Gunsin a car? Did they quit teaching Defensive Driving when you was a kid?

    Mike

    edited to add.....all misspellings and grammatical transgressions were intentional...for the most part.


    "Walking away seems to be a lost art form."
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    Jayhawker said:
    When we are on the road I generally have my AR pistol in the truck...
    That’s one of mine as well. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    When I go to the ranch, it’s usually a .223 or .308 of some sort. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Central MNPosts: 14,659 Senior Member
    AR pistol usually gets put in the vehicle if I am traveling, besides what is on my person
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Colorado!Posts: 7,699 Senior Member
    edited October 2019 #8
    Ive had this conversation with somebody lately. If I’m actively driving and a threat appears and I can drive away, through or around it, I will. I have no need to shed my “cover” to confront said threat when the means of escape is under my right foot. If that fails, whats on my side will have to do. 
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,750 Senior Member
    Don't have any kids, and don't see reason to carry a long gun in my situation.  Do see a role for a handgun in my truck.  So for me, it's a pistol, which I think applies to a lot of people.  I'm not preparing for the Zombie apocalypse, I'm worried about a hijacking situation, which is unlikely, but more likely than the need for an AR pistol, for Chrissake.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Central MNPosts: 14,659 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    Don't have any kids, and don't see reason to carry a long gun in my situation.  Do see a role for a handgun in my truck.  So for me, it's a pistol, which I think applies to a lot of people.  I'm not preparing for the Zombie apocalypse, I'm worried about a hijacking situation, which is unlikely, but more likely than the need for an AR pistol, for Chrissake.
    The AR pistol is there if I am on the road and away from home and I feel the situation requires it, otherwise if I am just driving around minding my own business it is my J-frame or pop any of my rigs in 4 low and floor it 
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,750 Senior Member
    Yeah, I did.  My opinion of a car gun is something for close up and personal, car-jacking, not difficult to access for a gang-bang emergency with multiple targets.  Relatively small and something you could put in a console or a glove compartment, not a thing that has to be hidden behind the back seat.  I see those as Mall-Commando guns, if malls still exist, which I think are declining

    Is a rifle cartridge a better caliber for a self defense gun. Oh,yeah. Is it practical and deployable in an emergency?  I think not. 
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    Eh, Gene is being himself. Unable to see beyond the end of his nose. 

    Anything outside his parameters is unfathomable. 

    I’m Zee, Mall Commando Extraordinaire. I carry a .223 bolt gun in my car  to the ranch. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • North ForestNorth Forest Member Maple Falls, WA.Posts: 358 Member
    In my truck its the XDM .45, in the car I'm usually carrying the XDs .45, and the wife always has her Charter .38 snubby.
  • VarmintmistVarmintmist Senior Member Western PAPosts: 8,233 Senior Member
    My carry is in there when it isnt with me. So I guess it is the truck gun. I figure that a F250 will trump about every situation that I might encounter.

    Seen those shirts on riders asking is you have ever seen a gun fired from a MC? I havent, but I have seen MC's under pickup trucks.
    It's boring, and your lack of creativity knows no bounds.
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Texas as soon as I can get there.Posts: 1,628 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    Don't have any kids, and don't see reason to carry a long gun in my situation.  Do see a role for a handgun in my truck.  So for me, it's a pistol, which I think applies to a lot of people.  I'm not preparing for the Zombie apocalypse, I'm worried about a hijacking situation, which is unlikely, but more likely than the need for an AR pistol, for Chrissake.

    For EDC - I keep my Ruger LCP locked in the glove box of my truck (kids).  My theory - I can always take it out and conceal it if I need to.  (I cannot carry to/from work because it is illegal to possess a firearm inside our building.)

    On weekends, I keep my G43 on my person.





  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,556 Senior Member
    Unfortunately I am unable to carry to and from work as personally owned firearms are forbidden on the property.  They do perform random searches and sometimes have K9 units sniffing cars, thank you Maj. Hasan.   When traveling on our own I have a G43 and the wife her SW431PD.
    On longer trips and AR pistol is in a backpack.  Doubt it will be needed, but in todays world, who knows
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Living in a van, down by the river.Posts: 14,034 Senior Member
    My car gun is whatever I'm carrying.  Not that I'm averse to a rifle or AR pistol, just haven't really seen a need for one.  
    I'm just here for snark.
  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    It's situational. Here in the city, it's a pistol. Down in Waycross Georgia, it was something longer as there are far more nuisance critters. 
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • breamfisherbreamfisher Senior Member Living in a van, down by the river.Posts: 14,034 Senior Member
    I don't own a gus, but if I did, it'd be locked up in a safe that's bolted down right there on the  basement floor behind the chest-freezer.  With a finger/freezer lock thing. The children can't get to them there. You never know when you're gonna have an idiot child in the house....them things often happen by surprise, you know.

    In a car.....I'd never have a sus in a car, I know what the PRNDL lever is for. I can spray red-meat all over Wal-Marks parking lot with a decent set of snow tires before Snoop DogVIII has even decided for sure hes gonna shoot me.

    Gunsin a car? Did they quit teaching Defensive Driving when you was a kid?

    Mike

    edited to add.....all misspellings and grammatical transgressions were intentional...for the most part.


    Can we all take a minute and appreciate this post for the genius it is?
    I'm just here for snark.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Central MNPosts: 14,659 Senior Member
    I don't own a gus, but if I did, it'd be locked up in a safe that's bolted down right there on the  basement floor behind the chest-freezer.  With a finger/freezer lock thing. The children can't get to them there. You never know when you're gonna have an idiot child in the house....them things often happen by surprise, you know.

    In a car.....I'd never have a sus in a car, I know what the PRNDL lever is for. I can spray red-meat all over Wal-Marks parking lot with a decent set of snow tires before Snoop DogVIII has even decided for sure hes gonna shoot me.

    Gunsin a car? Did they quit teaching Defensive Driving when you was a kid?

    Mike

    edited to add.....all misspellings and grammatical transgressions were intentional...for the most part.


    Can we all take a minute and appreciate this post for the genius it is?
    He does have his moments of clarity:)
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Global NomadPosts: 6,071 Senior Member
    I can't carry at work, even in the vehicle, but beyond that my "car gun" is my EDC Glock 19. It usually stays on my belt at the 1 o'clock position, but for longer drives I place it elsewhere for comfort and easy access.
    - I am a rifleman with a poorly chosen screen name. -
    "Slow is smooth, smooth is fast, and speed is the economy of motion" - Scott Jedlinski
  • BAMAAKBAMAAK Senior Member Posts: 4,484 Senior Member
    I read somewhere that the majority of stolen guns come from cars.  We all have to leave them in there sometimes, if I'm going to be long or in an insecure place, I often put it in the trunk and disable the electronic trunk unlock button.  But I leave the holster on my belt.
    "He only earns his freedom and his life Who takes them every day by storm."

    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and politician
  • GilaGila Posts: 1,908 Senior Member
    Where is James Bond when you need him?  :D
    No good deed goes unpunished...
  • rbsivleyrbsivley Senior Member The Heart of DixiePosts: 1,259 Senior Member
    My car gun is whatever I'm carrying.  Not that I'm averse to a rifle or AR pistol, just haven't really seen a need for one.  
    Me too. 
    Randy

    Rank does not concur privileges. It imposes responsibility. Author unknow
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,750 Senior Member
    I'm not adverse to anyone packing what they want to.  MY car gun (living in town and strictly as a self defense weapon) is a 9mm.  I'm not varmint hunting with my car gun, and certainly don't want to judge others in what they view as a car gun.  Just my opinions on a handgun...not an AR.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    All these replies and no one has them mounted behind the grill for pursuit fire???

    I think the ultimate car gun is a Bearcat. But alas, I'm without one.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Merrritt Island, FLPosts: 25,219 Senior Member
    Punt Gun - go big or go home.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • 104RFAST104RFAST Senior Member Tarpon Springs FLPosts: 1,281 Senior Member
    I used to have a P85 that I kept as a cheep "Car Gun". Over the years I began to
    see the P85 as a reliable accurate pistol, then several months ago I gave it to my Son
    leaving me without a beater gun for car duty. I recently saw an add for a P95 for a good price but only after driving for a hour did I discover upon initial examination it has a 
    plastic frame without any steel slide tracks, oh well,for $200 OTD I reluctantly purchased
    the thing, 200 rounds later I'm now the happy owner of a cheep "Car Gun". BTW I make every attempt to not leave it in the car over night but occasionally I'll forget, my cheep
    disposable car gun is now one of my best shooters. All is good for $200 
      
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Between Ft Lauderdale and MiamiPosts: 12,556 Senior Member
    For when I have to leave a handgun in the car, I have a lock box that has a cable that runs through the seat belt attachment or any other difficult part to move in the car. If someone steels the car or has the time needed, they will get the gun but first they need to know its there and then get it out.  Its only a few bucks and safer than in a shoe box or something
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 28,060 Senior Member
    Diver43 said:
    For when I have to leave a handgun in the car, I have a lock box that has a cable that runs through the seat belt attachment or any other difficult part to move in the car. If someone steels the car or has the time needed, they will get the gun but first they need to know its there and then get it out.  Its only a few bucks and safer than in a shoe box or something
    I have a cable lock in every vehicle of mine. If I have to leave a gun in the vehicle, I cable lock it to a frame/support/D-Ring of some kind. 
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
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