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Old March 19, 2020, 01:13 PM   #26
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Look at the Kahr CW series. I have a CW40 and a CW45 that I traded a .357Mag carbine for. Not huge, not tiny, decent calibers with poly frames and stainless slides. $350ish. I have seen them at gun shows in the $250 range. 9mm, .40SW and .45ACP.
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Old March 19, 2020, 08:38 PM   #27
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You could wrap whatever gun you decide on in an oiled rag then seal it in a zip lock bad with the air squeezed out. That should keep it from rusting...

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Old March 19, 2020, 09:13 PM   #28
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I truly do not understand why people are over complicating this.
Zip it in a 50 cent VCI bag, or throw a 10 cent sheet of VCI paper in your lockbox.

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Old March 21, 2020, 12:11 AM   #29
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"any input"

OP states "any input" so here goes.

I would not advise leaving a firearm in a vehicle, certainly not in a center console, and not for an extended period of time. Guns are stolen from vehicles all the time, razor wire or not......stuff happens. If your gun is stolen, there is a good chance it will end up used in a crime. I'd respectfully suggest that your concern for "anything happens" extends to the possible victims of such crimes and not just the financial loss to yourself. You need a better plan.

The advice on a proper vehicle gun vault or locker is sound.

Another might be to get dropped off by another party, who will meet you upon your return with your firearm, and secure your gun properly in the meantime.

Another, less desirable, would be to disable your firearm before leaving . By that I mean, field stripping and taking the barrel, slide, cylinder and yoke, or other critical components with you (if possible). If a theft occurs, the remnants cannot be readily used in a crime. I have no idea what the policy would be of your employer regards component pieces onboard.
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Old March 21, 2020, 11:42 AM   #30
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1. Used/LEO trade-in gun of quality manufacture and service caliber. Semi, revolver, doesn't really matter. Just a quality used gun that is not expensive.

2. Clean it and oil up the internals with a heavier oil, say Mobil-1 motor oil, and used compressed air to blow most of that out of the internals.

3. Wipe down the external bits with light solvent and then use Renaissance Wax on the external bits that might rust.

4. Load it and seal it up with VCI bag or paper.

5. Secure it in your vehicle.


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