I am in Oregon with a shitload of shooting gear and some dead time between checking out of our hotel and checking into another.
I’d like to get out of the car and not worry, so I put mu plans into action.
I rented a small SUV and this is how my guns are secured.
I have the Pelican case locked with two padlocks. A steel cable through those padlocks and locked to the tie-down points in the trunk.
Is it perfect?
Did it travel on an airplane under 50 lbs and will it be resistant to someone who pops a window with a punch and tries to pull it out of the trunk?
Additional security measures involve not stopping in bad areas and only in nice looking suburban areas.
This is where local crime maps are helpful.
I’m currently posing from a Starbucks in a suburban shopping mall in a nice community in Southern Oregon. There is a Trader Joe’s and an REI in the same mall, if you want to judge the neighborhood.
I can see my rental car from my seat.
Security is a matter of layers, and this is enough of a layer to resist a smash and grab in a parking lot.