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For those of you who have one, where do you keep your CCW? I usually just throw it on the passenger seat, but that's not always an option if I have a passenger so I put it in the glove compartment, which is a bit annoying to get to. Does anyone have any methods or locations that work well for them? With the side bolstering these seats have, leaving it clipped on me isn't really an option, especially if I'm open carrying the 1911.
 

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hmmm,
I spent a few minutes trying to figure out what you were asking.:confused:
Being from Canada, CCW means counter clockwise - so you can understand my confusion?????
:)
 

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I'm confused too...urban dictionary wasn't helpful unless it "Carrying a Concealed Weapon" and there was a few other NSFW definitions!
 

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The CCW is at the gas pedal, and is controlled by me with my foot.>:)
 

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i got the small catch all tray that someone suggested that i slipped between the center console and the passenger seat and i keep my phone, wallet and keys in it while driving but haven't felt the need for a CCW since i don't usually travel around inner city chicago where i feel my life is in danger all day, but this country is getting crazier so maybe in a few years i might have to.
 
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hmmm,
I spent a few minutes trying to figure out what you were asking.:confused:
Being from Canada, CCW means counter clockwise - so you can understand my confusion?????
:)
I'm confused too...urban dictionary wasn't helpful unless it "Carrying a Concealed Weapon" and there was a few other NSFW definitions!
Yep, Concealed Carry Weapon. I live in Indiana, which has the highest per-capita rate of conceal carry permit holders in the nation (excluding states that can carry without a permit).

i got the small catch all tray that someone suggested that i slipped between the center console and the passenger seat and i keep my phone, wallet and keys in it while driving but haven't felt the need for a CCW since i don't usually travel around inner city chicago where i feel my life is in danger all day, but this country is getting crazier so maybe in a few years i might have to.
I actually just bought that tray yesterday for that purpose after thinking it over.

I stopped making it a habit to carry everywhere when I got the 124 and need to start again.
 

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I always carry mine on my hip. I live in Virginia so ours is called a CHP. I also have the option of open carry but either way I keep it holstered on my hip. I slide it into a position that doesn't interfere with the seat.
 

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Being of British background, I don't really have any great exposure to firearms. I did get to spend some time in the Kansas City Police Department firing range at their training academy and realized if I did ever need to use a gun, just about the only safe person would be the person I was trying to aim at.

I am not a natural.
 

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Down here in Texas...we

For those of you who have one, where do you keep your CCW? I usually just throw it on the passenger seat, but that's not always an option if I have a passenger so I put it in the glove compartment, which is a bit annoying to get to. Does anyone have any methods or locations that work well for them? With the side bolstering these seats have, leaving it clipped on me isn't really an option, especially if I'm open carrying the 1911.
all keep them on our back windshields...and since my back windshield folds down into the boot bottom, I had to use Velcro to stick it on my back windscreen. LOL

Talk about a conversation starter!! LOL:D:D;);)
 

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I always carry mine on my hip. I live in Virginia so ours is called a CHP. I also have the option of open carry but either way I keep it holstered on my hip. I slide it into a position that doesn't interfere with the seat.
Hahaha! Being from California, I HAD to look that one up. CHP here usually refers to California Highway Patrol, so I was confused. :D

All good now!.

@XtremeRevolution, I dare you to rock one of these with some shorts in the Spider, and post the pic! >:)

 

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Being of British background, I don't really have any great exposure to firearms. I did get to spend some time in the Kansas City Police Department firing range at their training academy and realized if I did ever need to use a gun, just about the only safe person would be the person I was trying to aim at.

I am not a natural.
Ehhh maybe we can exchange notes on Scotch which you almost certainly know more about and I can help you with that, I'm an LEO and a firearms instructor, I'll get ya squared away. (obviously guns first, scotch later :D)
 

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A 1911 is so big it takes up the whole passenger seat, doesn't it? ;)
There is a weight limit in the car, you know :eek:

Just kidding; trying to conceal-carry a 1911 feels like carrying a bag of rocks around with you, and sitting in a car with supportive seats is tricky to get comfortable!

If it's open carry, maybe attach a holster to a plate (wood, or heavy plastic) which slides between the seat and the center tunnel.
 

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With things the way they are it's time for me to carry a weapon especially when in the Spider. There's one problem with driving a car that looks like it cost 100 grand. You are a target for a robbery. With the 6sp manual I don't worry about a car jacking but it could be attempted. My current weapon is a Tanfoglio witness 9mm holding 17 rounds of nasty hollow points in the mag and one in the chamber. Italian car, Italian weapon, right?

Lots of discussion on where to keep it while driving but little good ideas. A few ideas of mine are to velcro a holster to the left side of the hump right by my right knee and possibly attach a holster under the steering column. One problem with the latter is what that piece of steel could do to by legs if in a collision. Another concern is being able to discretely remove the firearm from the car and hide it on my body. That will take some thought. Further down the road I'll most likely buy another smaller single stack 380 that will fit between the seat and console but the Witness will still by the primary protection.

Any ideas or updates?
 

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Ah....
Got my permit years ago, and learned pretty early that carrying is a real pain in the patootie...

I keep mine in the safe...At home.
 

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Not an issue for me. If someone wants it that bad they can have it, with my blessing........ funny thing is, no one has yet asked me for my car in over 40 years of ownership. They would be very pleasantly surprised with my response. I have zero tolerance to pain. I also have insurance. And an old smartphone wired discreetly in the car (12v charge always on, location enabled). I just have to ask the police to dial the number.
 

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Agree. The point you are pulling a gun to defend you car...cant see any winners in that situation!!!
 
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I use this magnetic gun mount to tuck it up under the dash. Its strong enough to hold everything from a S&W .380 Bodyguard pocket pistol to a full sized 19 round Glock
When I drive with the top down its completely invisible to drivers in larger vehicles such as SUV's , pickup and semi trucks
As for the effort of carrying - better the gun you have and don't need than the gun you need and don't have.
 
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