I keep my gun in my car trunk

I keep my gun in my car trunk

Created by Dooooce on Apr 18, 2010

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Dooooce

Chesapeake, VA

#1 Apr 18, 2010
I have had the right to carry a concealed weapon since 1978. At first I used to carry it pretty often, but I was born and raised in a rough area, so i have a bit of a "sixth" sense when I am in a bad area, and when I need to take the gun out of the trunk and out it in my pocket.

I have a big gut and a flat butt, so carry a gun tends to make my pants fall down unless I keep my belt really tight. Most of the time I wear sweat pants. During the times when I do carry a gun (usually an H&K .40 cal)in my pocket I have to tie the drawstring of my sweats so tight, it makes me look like a bag tied in the middle. It is also very uncomfortable
I_Pistemoff

San Antonio, TX

#2 Apr 18, 2010
BAD idea.

What good does your SELF-DEFENCE do locked away, and the BAD GUY is standing right in front of you ...?
I_Pistemoff

San Antonio, TX

#3 Apr 18, 2010
WHEN the bad guy ...

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#4 Apr 18, 2010
Dooooce wrote:
I have had the right to carry a concealed weapon since 1978. At first I used to carry it pretty often, but I was born and raised in a rough area, so i have a bit of a "sixth" sense when I am in a bad area, and when I need to take the gun out of the trunk and out it in my pocket.
I have a big gut and a flat butt, so carry a gun tends to make my pants fall down unless I keep my belt really tight. Most of the time I wear sweat pants. During the times when I do carry a gun (usually an H&K .40 cal)in my pocket I have to tie the drawstring of my sweats so tight, it makes me look like a bag tied in the middle. It is also very uncomfortable
So carry a smaller gun and put it in a pouch (or a fanny pack).

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#5 Apr 18, 2010
Keeping a gun in the trunk is definitely not a bad idea. You can take it almost anywhere if it is in a locked container and unloaded.

Because handguns are regulated more so than long guns, it is better to carry a shotgun in the trunk.

For example, you can't stay overnight in Chicago if you have a handgun. D.C. also has very rigid regulations for handguns.

I would not advise keeping an expensive shotgun in the trunk ($1500+).

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#6 Apr 18, 2010
They are now making suitable lockable containers for keeping longguns in p/u trucks.
Jay

United States

#7 Apr 18, 2010
An asinine idea. You would be cut to pieces before you even get to unlock your trunk. And the world can do w/o you.
Jay

United States

#8 Apr 18, 2010
The only guns I would carry in my trunk are the ones I am not carrying on my own person or if I have to temporarily store it when I go to a gun forbidden place (I store it in a locked plannerbook holster also to not make it obvious as I place in in the car trunk).
Dooooce

Chesapeake, VA

#9 Apr 18, 2010
I_Pistemoff wrote:
BAD idea.
What good does your SELF-DEFENCE do locked away, and the BAD GUY is standing right in front of you ...?
It's kind of hard to explain, but I have a sixth sense when it comes to knowing when there might be trouble. When I get that feeling, I put the gun in my pocket. I have never been wrong so far
Dooooce

Chesapeake, VA

#10 Apr 18, 2010
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>So carry a smaller gun and put it in a pouch (or a fanny pack).
The fanny pack is a bad idea. I am not Napoleon Dynamite.

Anybody who caries a fanny pack in my neighborhood would get into about three fights a week.
Dooooce

Chesapeake, VA

#11 Apr 18, 2010
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>So carry a smaller gun and put it in a pouch (or a fanny pack).
The smaller gun is not a bad idea. I have a snub nose S&W .38. The only problem is that I have had one of those trigger locks on it from when my kids were little and I lost the key.

Can you buy keys for those things.Would a gun shop have a master key? I am afraid I will damage the gun if I try to punch the lock out of there
Dooooce

Chesapeake, VA

#12 Apr 18, 2010
Tory II wrote:
Keeping a gun in the trunk is definitely not a bad idea. You can take it almost anywhere if it is in a locked container and unloaded.
Because handguns are regulated more so than long guns, it is better to carry a shotgun in the trunk.
For example, you can't stay overnight in Chicago if you have a handgun. D.C. also has very rigid regulations for handguns.
I would not advise keeping an expensive shotgun in the trunk ($1500+).
I can legally carry a concealed handun in all 50 states and DC, so I would not have to worry about that
Dooooce

Chesapeake, VA

#13 Apr 18, 2010
Tory II wrote:
They are now making suitable lockable containers for keeping longguns in p/u trucks.
I don't own any long guns
Dooooce

Chesapeake, VA

#14 Apr 18, 2010
Jay wrote:
The only guns I would carry in my trunk are the ones I am not carrying on my own person or if I have to temporarily store it when I go to a gun forbidden place (I store it in a locked plannerbook holster also to not make it obvious as I place in in the car trunk).
Well, I am not as paranoid as you are, Jay

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

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#15 Apr 19, 2010
Jay wrote:
An asinine idea. You would be cut to pieces before you even get to unlock your trunk. And the world can do w/o you.
Pigs are not safety experts. Most of them are safety hazards.

At the Appalachian law school, students went to their vehicles grabbed their guns and then stopped a school shooter.

While the Texas Tower shooter was picking off students, bystanders got their longguns from their vehicles and kept him pinned down while cops moved in to his position.

A school principal also ran to his car, parked several blocks away from school, got his gun and stopped a high school shooter.

Of course, nothing is as good as carrying a gun in the pocket.

I admire any American who carry's his M16, AR15, or AK in his trunk or pu truck (it can deter a rogue govt).
Patriots_Day_Apr il_19

San Antonio, TX

#16 Apr 19, 2010
Dooooce wrote:
<quoted text>
I can legally carry a concealed handun in all 50 states and DC, so I would not have to worry about that
I don't understand your question then.

If as you say such, then why the concern about placing it in the trunk?

Just carry the thing.

One question: How is it that you're able to carry in all 50?

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#17 Apr 19, 2010
Tory II wrote:
<quoted text>So carry a smaller gun and put it in a pouch (or a fanny pack).
Please tell me you wear a fanny pack. Better yet, say you carry a man purse.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#18 Apr 19, 2010
Tory II wrote:
Keeping a gun in the trunk is definitely not a bad idea. You can take it almost anywhere if it is in a locked container and unloaded.
Because handguns are regulated more so than long guns, it is better to carry a shotgun in the trunk.
For example, you can't stay overnight in Chicago if you have a handgun. D.C. also has very rigid regulations for handguns.
I would not advise keeping an expensive shotgun in the trunk ($1500+).
Keeping your defensive weapon in a truck is a bad idea. Where is it when you need it most? Locked up and virtually useless.

Storing a gun in a trunk is a worse idea, in a word condensation. The same would be true of leaving your gun in your vehicle overnight. Once the bore rusts itís nearly useless.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#19 Apr 19, 2010
Dooooce wrote:
<quoted text>
The fanny pack is a bad idea. I am not Napoleon Dynamite.
Anybody who caries a fanny pack in my neighborhood would get into about three fights a week.
That was my first thought. Anytime I see someone wearing one I think they're a poofter.

“Why call 911? 1911 is faster”

Since: Feb 08

Wesley Chapel, FL

#20 Apr 19, 2010
Dooooce wrote:
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The smaller gun is not a bad idea. I have a snub nose S&W .38. The only problem is that I have had one of those trigger locks on it from when my kids were little and I lost the key.
Can you buy keys for those things.Would a gun shop have a master key? I am afraid I will damage the gun if I try to punch the lock out of there
Go back to the manufacture of the gun, obtain a replacement key. Shouldnít cost much.

Consider a little .380, I carry a Walther PPK/S in my pocket nearly every day. The only time I donít carry it is when Iím carrying open. If you want something a bit more powerful consider the Rohrbaugh 9mm.

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