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Old November 30, 2005, 02:26 PM   #1
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Driving while CCW – Easy To Draw Holster?


carry a Springfield Armory XD Subcompact a lot and spend more time driving while CCW than any other mode... several occasions have prompted me to bring the handgun from Condition Yellow to Orange while seated and needless to say, it wasn't graceful with a IWB holster in the small of the back...

IWB in the front?

other than removing the weapon after entering the mv and re-holstering same upon exit...

you should have seen the valet's face

has anyone adopted a high quality automotive friendly hoslter, besides a shoulder unit which i don't care for...

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Old November 30, 2005, 04:52 PM   #2
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Wilderness has put out the Safepacker for a number of years. If the pic comes through you see that the pack attaches to the seatbelt of your car and, of course, you can remove it when you have to leave the car. While I have never personally owned one I have several friends who spend a lot time in a car and they swear by it.

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Old December 3, 2005, 12:27 AM   #3
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my new honda accord has a cubby which fits my compact gun perfectly in front the shifter... and the cubby cover even closes down to cover the handgun. honda thinks of everything!
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Old December 3, 2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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i sit up high in my truck so i have it out.

i have a small hole in front of my console that i place it in. i always keep something small covering it up so it cant be seen.

if you've been in a Nissan Titan you know what i mean. its very easy to get if bad goes to worse.
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Old December 4, 2005, 06:25 AM   #5
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Try a decent crossdraw.
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Old December 4, 2005, 01:14 PM   #6
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Im part of what i would wager is the majority in that i use my standard strong-side holster. FBI cant, so it is slightly easier than some to draw from seated.
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Old December 4, 2005, 01:42 PM   #7
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Washington State concealed carry law requires that a loaded weapon must be on your person even when in your car. I've heard various interpretations of this but have at least one LEO tell me they do write citations for having loaded weapon in car off person. I carry kel tec 32 in my pocket. Anything much bigger I place on the seat against right leg. I have a mid seat console so it's still concealed and considered on my person. I see other states don't seem to require on person carry in your car.
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Old December 4, 2005, 04:32 PM   #8
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WESHOOT2 and Avizapls have it right . A crossdraw for autos or a strongside for longer barreled revolvers is the best for CCW while driveing .They are very easy to draw while seated and wont let the weapon bounce around to get lost in the event BG runs you off the road like leaveing your CCW on the seat or in the console will . Another plus for the right handed shooter is when drawn the weapon is already pointed toward the drivers door where the most threat usually comes from .Although due to their elbows striking the door and the location of the seatbelt leftys are at a disadvantage with this setup .
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Old December 7, 2005, 03:36 PM   #9
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There are only 2 holsters that work well while seated. If you live in a state that requires a seatbelt to be worn, that cuts your options down, since a shoulder rig is negated by the seatbelt. Galco makes a holster for Police on a Stake Out, called The Driving Force. It works well while belted in. I carry a full size Sig in mine without a problem. The only problem is it only works while seated, it has NO strap to keep the pistol in the holster! It is even marked " TO BE WORN WHILE SEATED ONLY". So you still need a " insert your holster of choice here" to carry your gun out of the vehicle, and you must do the swap and unsnap the driving holster before you get out. I hope this helps you out.
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Old December 7, 2005, 04:55 PM   #10
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Glock 23 .40 , carried in Fobus Paddle Holster,

Even with the seat belt on, it can be drawn as long as my concealment is swept away. I usually wear a button down shirt open with an under shirt, so no problem brushing the open shirt aside for instant access.
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Old December 8, 2005, 01:21 PM   #11
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You make it very difficult by ruling out the unholster/reholster maneuver. Since I carry mine in my purse about 1/2 the time, I lay the purse on its side , lay the Keltec P11 down in grip orientation and then make sure top of purse is covering. I keep the spare magazine in the open zipper compartment inside purse as well.

My preferred mode of carry in the car, if I'm gonna be in it a while and not just running errands and hopping in and out every 15 minutes, is to slip it under my right thigh, again in a grip orientation. That way I'm ready should it be necessary to quickly access my weapon.

After writing this I realize it is geared more to problems women face while carrying. But then since I'm a woman, what do you expect? LOL
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Old December 9, 2005, 03:59 PM   #12
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thanks all

i appreciate the feedback... i'm looking at a couple of cross-draw holsters at the moment including the SkyCop... i like the idea of having it mounted on my person instead of somewhere in the vehicle...
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