A Nurse with a Gun

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Car Holster

I have been looking for a solution to car carry.
I have been looking for a solution to car carry that would keep my pistol at the ready, but also keep it secure in the event of an accident. Thanks to Tim at The High Road, I think I've found my solution.....

22 Comments:

Blogger Flying Buttress said...

What sort of force is required to remove it from the holster? I assume it's designed to stay put if you slam on the brakes. What kind of accident would be needed to break the gun loose from the holster or the holster itself from the car? I'm curious what kind of risks it adds to having the gun stored outside your person in case of an accident.

8:42 PM  
Blogger Keith Walker said...

What about concealability? Even though we have the castle doctrine here in Texas, the gun still needs to be concealed.

10:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Xav, I thought you might like this link. It'll suck some time but its well worth it.

http://www.strobist.blogspot.com/

J.

11:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A cop could decide its not concealed well enough and really ruin your day.

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks. I think I can use a version of this in my Honda CRV. Got just the place in mind. Out of sight, but right at hand.

Gale_H

11:14 PM  
Anonymous Martini said...

FB,
Tension is adjustable on all the Fobus holsters I have seen and the one I have via tension screw.

X,
you can do this cheaper and cleaner if you are willing to spend some time. Buy some sheet kydex, mold it to your gun w/ a heat gun and press setup (couple of boards, clamps and some foam for countour) and you can mold in the attachment points.

Either way it is a nice solution.

11:16 PM  
Blogger Chaz said...

Have you considered using a holster with a thumb break or something of that sort to retain the gun more completely? I would be concerned about momentum flinging out a 1911 if you had an accident or had to stop abruptly.

1:12 AM  
Blogger Xavier said...

It does not have to be concealed in your vehicle in Louisiana.

1:26 AM  
Blogger Joker23 said...

Fobus also makes a car mount specifically for their roto holsters.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Rorschach said...

Xav, it might not legally have to be concealed in LA, but I'm pretty sure the NOLA cops would confiscate it and ruin your whole day in the process. They don't give a good God d@mn about legalities there as you well know.
And in Texas (and probably many other jurisdictions) it DOES have to be concealed, so it might be best to conceal it even if the law does not require it. You never know when you might have to take a road trip and forget.

11:33 AM  
Blogger Arthur said...

From the looks of the mount a hard stop would only force the gun deeper into the holster.

I would be more worried about the gun getting implanted in my knee in a frontal collision.

12:08 PM  
Anonymous perpster said...

Lefties always get screwed!

12:23 PM  
Blogger kbarrett said...

Actually ... strong side ankle or calf is the fastest position on the driver himself.

12:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In case of a serious accident, you could probably hurt yor right knee severely, if you hit the gun.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

DeSantis makes the Kingston car seat holster: http://www.desantisholster.com/storefrontB2CWEB/itemdetail.do?action=prepare_detail&itm_id=2704&itm_index=0

3:46 PM  
Anonymous TJP said...

Was expecting the Phi Mu Glock in car holster.

Very disappointed.

5:25 PM  
Blogger Ed Rasimus said...

I don't need a "car holster" -- I've got a two car garage.

Oh, you mean a holster for your gun in the car...never mind...

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those with a console might consider something like this for added concealment:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/kayakerspix/

Works well for me but as perpster mentioned, not much help for lefties.

8:18 PM  
Anonymous Steve said...

And in Texas (and probably many other jurisdictions) it DOES have to be concealed, so it might be best to conceal it even if the law does not require it

Ah, the good old "If it's the law in Texas, it must be law everywhere"... aka Kirk's First Law of the Internet ;-)

8:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like it. It looks solid and low-buck. If one wanted more positioning flexibility, this is the Fobus car mount that Joker mentioned. To be honest, the first thing I thought of when I saw that Fobus mount was that it would be good for under-desk use.

A 10 O'clock cross-draw holster makes for a pretty quick driver draw (vs carjack, etc), and I'm not too worried that a internal-hammer J-frame is going to discharge when an airbag deploys. Even if it did, the muzzle doesn't cover my body when it's in the holster. It also gets the gun as far away from the passenger as possible

4:22 AM  
Blogger Av8eire said...

Xavier,

Here's the one that I found works the best. This one will mount in your car, or on the side of your bed frame. Very versatile...

http://www.sshmi.com/

2:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best Concealed solution I've seen. Got one and it's easy to install. Need to get a belt loop holster for this mount. Very solid and always hidden where I know it is. Don't even have to open anything to grab it. www.accufireproducts.com/gunsling-r.html

1:59 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home

Links to this post:

Create a Link