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Old 11-21-2010, 12:32 PM   #1
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Fixed Pistol holsters

I have a Tuffy under the seat vault in case I cannot carry my weapon. (Schools, hospitals, etc..) I carry concealed in a IWB holster, however driving the Jeep it becomes a bit uncomfortable and it is almost impossible to draw in the unfortunate event you have to.. I am looking for a fixed holster solution where I can holster my G26 whilst I am driving and should be easy accessible...Cannot be the door as I take the doors off during the summer and drive with tube doors..

A solution (if all else fails) is the DeSantis Kingston car seat holsters which has a belt over the seat cushion...but I was looking for possible other solutions i.e the left side center console.. Anyone out here with ideas ??.....Thanks

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I would be very interested in this as well. I've been trying to think of different options. From mounting the holster under my seat to finding something to sit between the seat and console

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I have a Tuffy under the seat vault in case I cannot carry my weapon. (Schools, hospitals, etc..) I carry concealed in a IWB holster, however driving the Jeep it becomes a bit uncomfortable and it is almost impossible to draw in the unfortunate event you have to.. I am looking for a fixed holster solution where I can holster my G26 whilst I am driving and should be easy accessible...Cannot be the door as I take the doors off during the summer and drive with tube doors..

A solution (if all else fails) is the DeSantis Kingston car seat holsters which has a belt over the seat cushion...but I was looking for possible other solutions i.e the left side center console.. Anyone out here with ideas ??.....Thanks
I haven't seen a solution yet, but it seems like you'd be able to easily drill a couple holes in the left side of the center console and run a couple small nuts/bolts through a rigid holster. If you placed it just ahead of the seat, it wouldn't interfere with your right leg (and would allow your legs to conceal it when driving with the doors off).
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I had seen a set-up made by a guy in Arizona that was really neat. He made a welded box that slid into a single din radio slot that had enough room for a full size 1911. The front was the faceplate to a normal stereo that lit up like normal (but didn't play, obviously). You just push a special sequence of buttons and a selenoid would slide the unit out for access to the firearm. He did have to relocate his working deck to the glovebox though. I should mention that this was entirely his own custom creation in a mustang, but I don't see why it wouldn't work in a Jeep.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:26 PM   #5
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I have thought of this as well. I have decided on the passenger side of the console. I am tall and need the leg room on my side. I also think my fingers will be able to get into position faster which will help. The reach is longer but I have long arms.

I plan on using the holster that came with my carry weapon. I am just going to secure it to the console and call it done.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:48 PM   #6
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A permanently mounted holster invites intruders, especially with doors/top off. My G23 fits in the glovebox and my G35 fits in the pocket behind the passenger seat.
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Old 11-21-2010, 01:56 PM   #7
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To visualize some suggestions:

The DeSantis solution is with the belt over the seat and the other solutions is the one on the LH side of the center console.. The latter can also be mounted on the RH (passenger side) of the console.. However in both cases LH or RH the seat in question can not slide all the way forwards...

May be this is the solution with that "handicap"....
In the meantime I found a website who makes these kind of holsters Texas Custom Holsters
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A permanently mounted holster invites intruders, especially with doors/top off. My G23 fits in the glovebox and my G35 fits in the pocket behind the passenger seat.
I understand that..But let me tell you, once you carry concealed, you do that for a reason..In the event you need to draw quickly, these solutions are "too late"..
I will NEVER separate from my gun unless it is secured in the vault..
On the other hand, everyone needs to feel "comfortable" with how they carry...
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or just not carry a gun! what are jeepers? a bunch of rednecks? lol jk
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A permanently mounted holster invites intruders, especially with doors/top off. My G23 fits in the glovebox and my G35 fits in the pocket behind the passenger seat.
I agree but I would not leave a weapon holstered with the top or doors off. If I were to leave it in the vehicle it would be in a lockable compartment.
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I carry mine on the drivers sunvisor (top side)-

Using an ankle holster, it fits perfect !!

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I carry mine on the drivers sunvisor (top side)-

Using an ankle holster, it fits perfect !!

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NO problem in the winter ...But lit looks a bit "open" when in shorts..
I have a cross bar holding my 2 meter and CB radio, but the spot in front of the visors is taken by a Maglite LED flash light and the visors have already some map and stuff holders around it.. You know in a Jeep all available spots are taken very fast for one or another reason.. Thanks for the suggestions though..
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NO problem in the winter ...But lit looks a bit "open" when in shorts..
I have a cross bar holding my 2 meter and CB radio, but the spot in front of the visors is taken by a Maglite LED flash light and the visors have already some map and stuff holders around it.. You know in a Jeep all available spots are taken very fast for one or another reason.. Thanks for the suggestions though..
I don't wear the ankle holster in the jeep, I use an ankle holster (with straps) to secureit on the sunvisor --

jUST WENT OUT AND TOOK PIC !



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can't you just wear a shoulder holster?
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Old 11-21-2010, 02:41 PM   #15
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I secure my G20 with hose clamps and use it as a gear-shift.

uhhh....just kidding.

I stopped carrying when I turned in my star.

I steer clear of trouble and dont care enough about strangers to go to their rescue and spend time in court justifying my cactions.

Not that Im cynical or anti-social.... I just think there are too many people.
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OK, here's a couple better pics-





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JIMBOX you indeed cleared it up...At my age, in shorts and with an ankle holster... not what my wife wants to see I guess..
Thanks for the pics, you are indeed giving me some options here.. good job.
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can't you just wear a shoulder holster?
There are pro and cons with this...Seat belts, etc.. I have a IWB holster which I like very much and don't want to add other holsters to carry.. Thanks for the suggestion
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or just not carry a gun! what are jeepers? a bunch of rednecks? lol jk
Ummm. Maybe...
I see some good ideas here, but I'm not fond of the thought of reaching clear across when I need a gun. If I need it, I need it now. Not"hold on while I draw my weapon" now. Closer is better, IMO.
And this:

Yes, it's close, but I like having my doors off. I don't want everyone I pass by to see a pistol. Concealed carry.
Since I don't have a full center console, I'm going to fab up a bracket that I can clip my holster onto, that bolts down between the seat & the e-brake.
But I'm lazy. For now, it's folded in a towel when I carry.

And of course, this is the SMARTEST option:
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I steer clear of trouble and dont care enough about strangers to go to their rescue and spend time in court justifying my cactions.

Not that Im cynical or anti-social.... I just think there are too many people.
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In my old XJ, I ended up riveting a Kydex holster to the console. I liked it because the weapon was always pointed in a safe direction and the location was such that I could easily move the weapon from IWB to the console holster and back again without "lasering" anything I would mind putting a hole in. Plus, I carry 1911's of various sizes almost exclusively. I used a full-size holster so all my carry guns fit perfectly even though I rarely carried a mil-spec 1911.

Since the holster only used the molded plastic for tension around the trigger guard as retention, I did kind of worry about where the gun might end up in a crash, but thankfully, never found out. Plus I cranked way down on the retention screws to make it a very snug fit.
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In my old XJ, I ended up riveting a Kydex holster to the console. I liked it because the weapon was always pointed in a safe direction and the location was such that I could easily move the weapon from IWB to the console holster and back again without "lasering" anything I would mind putting a hole in. Plus, I carry 1911's of various sizes almost exclusively. I used a full-size holster so all my carry guns fit perfectly even though I rarely carried a mil-spec 1911.

Since the holster only used the molded plastic for tension around the trigger guard as retention, I did kind of worry about where the gun might end up in a crash, but thankfully, never found out. Plus I cranked way down on the retention screws to make it a very snug fit.
Els Lohn (EELCO founder) manufactured several different fixtures that held a pistol at the ready under the seat on a rod that may have been magnetized. His son was selling them at gun shows several years ago.
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Wow..how strange..carry a concealed firearm in a Jeep that is mounted to the vehicle's interior. Obviously no one has ever been on a covert operation or dealt with potential hijackers. Try an ankle holster if you must play with your firearm. I have never had a problem with a shoulder holster but there again I never had the need to advertise my job. I can just image some law enforcement officer on a pull-over/stop and seeing a holstered revolver attached to the console. This is really dangerous driving!!!!
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I know that this is a little off topic but Instead of mounting your firearm inside your jeep, why not just carry it on your body? That way you will never accidentally leave your firearm unattended when you get out of your jeep in a hurry and "forget" it. Plus if you do any concealed carry training such as drawing your firearm under adreanal stress your body will reach for where it has been trained to. Also I prefer the element of surprise. I'd rather not have a holster stuck to the interior of my jeep indicating that I may have a firearm.
finally if you are stopped and you live in a state where you are still allowed to legally carry and you meet all of the federal laws to possess a firearm or you possess a permit to carry you should be fine. Tell the officer you have the paperwork. Just don't make any fast suspicious movements and don't reach towards the firearm.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:52 PM   #24
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Lol move to Canada where you don't need guns how manny times have you ever had to get a gun out of your jeep fast? Why not just leave the gun at home in a safe so some dumb kid don't steal it?

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