Lately I have found myself driving late at night in lonesome places or locations that do not feel warm/fuzzy. I said to myself “this trip calls for a long gun just in case” but I am only travelling with a pistol. And I got to think that a car gun safe but in take down rifle version would not be such a bad idea.

I don’t want the ones that we have already in the market that need to be bolted to the trunk or anywhere in the vehicle, but just two strong cables we could attach to hard points of our choosing and availability. That gives us the extra advantage to move the rifle between vehicles or having to make it public when you want to transport the rifle anywhere other than places nobody would bat an eye at the sight of a gun owner putting together an AR 15.    Add a carry handle and I would be a happy camper.

 

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By Miguel.GFZ

Semi-retired like Vito Corleone before the heart attack. Consiglieri to J.Kb and AWA. I lived in a Gun Control Paradise: It sucked and got people killed. I do believe that Freedom scares the political elites.

7 thoughts on “Do you know what we need?”
  1. I think you may be in Pelican case territory, or one of their equivalents. Or maybe an old-style Haliburton case.

    Yes, plastic shell on a Pelican, but they usually support multiple locks and will not likely to be cut through in a typical car smash’n’grab time frame; the weak spot is still going to be the cable.

  2. J.Kb has written about good enough gun cabinets. Things like job boxes.

    You already have a pc9 and Glock. You have the case that holds them both.

    Why not consider a cable to lock it to the car frame plus a lock to keep it closed.

    It will be as secure as that little lockbox for the duration of a snatch and grab. We have pretty much established that the bad guy isn’t carrying a cable cutter. What tools are they going to have with them that would get them ingress that wouldn’t also get them ingress or the complete box if you had a lockbox instead?

    And that bag looks like an oversized brief case.

  3. Snapsafe has an underbed model with a cable that looks like it would fit perfectly in a trunk:

    https://www.snapsafe.com/specialty-safes/under-bed-safe

    KCL makes a variety of hard aluminum gun cases made from the same stuff as pickup truck tool boxes:

    https://kalispelcaseline.net/shotgunCase?productid=157

    You could add a hasp and cable yourself with a drill and pop rivets and turn it into a portable lock box.

    A Pelican case and a length of cable through the handle and a padlock would work as long as the thief doesn’t have a hand saw (glass filled nylon is tough to get through).

    Going away from gun boxes you could buy a metal tool box like one of these:

    https://www.grainger.com/product/4R158?ef_id=Cj0KCQiA95aRBhCsARIsAC2xvfxG_T43Ie7tvYigSN-bKUmqeXWtP77Asf-JXu49NWUxLf_6MBLpt3QaAq0vEALw_wcB:G:s&s_kwcid=AL!2966!3!264955915865!!!g!439063557338!&gucid=N:N:PS:Paid:GGL:CSM-2295:4P7A1P:20501231&gclid=Cj0KCQiA95aRBhCsARIsAC2xvfxG_T43Ie7tvYigSN-bKUmqeXWtP77Asf-JXu49NWUxLf_6MBLpt3QaAq0vEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Or

    https://m.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200621234_200621234?cm_mmc=Google-LIA&utm_source=Google_LIA&utm_medium=Automotive%20%3E%20Truck%20Tool%20Boxes%20%3E%20Tote%20Truck%20Tool%20Boxes&utm_campaign=Northern%20Tool&utm_content=41906&gclid=Cj0KCQiA95aRBhCsARIsAC2xvfw2KkF9IL8pZA-mUTI7EiHdz2ULfJnhSAnrE4EkgVVdIcbpB1tkoUIaAtSwEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

    And add your own cable.

    There are lots of options for steel and aluminum boxes that a little surgery and a cable and padlocks from a hardware store will work.

  4. I been toyin with starting to carry my AR in my work van. Its a 10.5 inch upper(form2s are great) and a collapsible stock. My previous van had a nice locking tool box up back that i could put a Barret in, heh. I started to build a big briefcase style box but it is plastic and kinda gormy. And being a company van not mine, it might get questions from the boss… these look interesting. Id rather not have to put an AR together under duress..

  5. I’ve seen bad guys do this with stuff like stadium chair bags or carriers, diaper boxes, and laundry piles. I see no reason why we couldn’t make something similar and better.

    Would you want it accessible from inside the vehicle or more a ram your way to safety then arm up after? As an aside would that lovely 10mm vector be a good ticket for it?

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