Truck Guns, or not

BABBALOU1956

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A few years ago I thought of getting a truck gun. Got a small safe to bolt onto the floor under the seat. Hadn't installed it yet when someone broke into my truck. If the alarm went off I wasn't home. Console & glove box were open. Door was ajar. Papers on the floor but there was nothing to steal. Then someone at work broke out my window but nothing in it to steal. Then some broke into my car at work & just stole my garage door opener. At this point I'm rethinking keeping a gun in my truck. Then on my neighborhood watch (next-door.com) people started reporting their cars getting broken into & one had a new pistol stolen. Ok, no truck gun. I won't even leave my gun in the truck 20 minutes to stop in a place I can't carry. I'll take it home. Maybe newer vehicles are harder to break into, I've got a 2000 Ford Ranger XLT. I don't like the idea of arming criminals with my guns. Just my personal preference.
 

vmax

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I think before you leave a weapon in your vehicle overnight, you should consider all of the things you mentioned. However... if you have your weapon in the vehicle and it is out of site and some POS breaks in and steals it.. you didn't arm them. They committed a crime
my "truck" gun is in side my Go Bag which comes inside the garage at night.
 

pronstar

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I’ve got a steel console safe in our trucks...but I don’t leave guns or anything valuable in them overnight.




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EZ-E

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I dont carry a truck gun, but always carry my EDC. I've considered a truck gun when we lived closer to the city. Now that we're way out in the stix, i dont worry about the inner city BS like i used to. I figure the extra mag i carry gives me 31 rnds. to get me out of trouble if needed.

Im wondering what makes the OP's truck a target .... 3 different times. What is it about a Ford Ranger that screams...please break in?
 

MTA89

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I dont carry a truck gun, but always carry my EDC. I've considered a truck gun when we lived closer to the city. Now that we're way out in the stix, i dont worry about the inner city BS like i used to. I figure the extra mag i carry gives me 31 rnds. to get me out of trouble if needed.

Im wondering what makes the OP's truck a target .... 3 different times. What is it about a Ford Ranger that screams...please break in?
Probably hoods looking for work tools to pawn
 

Dawico

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I always keep a long gun of some sort in my trucks. Something cheap that works.

It's never in an easy place to find but also not real hard to get to.

I worry more about being in a situation where I need more firepower than my CC than I do about losing a $300 rifle or shotgun.

I also think the police are going to take a stolen firearm complaint more seriously than if they just got your change and radio. Keep the serial number and some pictures handy in case it does get taken.

But to each their own. Being prepared is a high priority to me.
 

Dawico

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The only truck gun I have is the one I carry whenever I leave the house. I can think of no reason to store a gun in a vehicle over night.
Those are two completely different statements.

Assuming the gun you carry is your CC that is probably the worst possible firearm to use in a firefight. In the right hands using good tactics it's an amazing tool for sure. But you're probably going to be outgunned in any serious situation.

My vehicle in my driveway is probably the safest place I will be parked. I don't feel the need to load and unload a long gun every time I get home or leave.

But the long gun will be in my vehicle if I need it.

Yes, if there's trouble and I get to my vehicle I could probably just drive away. I like to have other options though.

I like to plan for the worst possible scenario.

Not arguing by any means either. Just offering a different viewpoint.
 

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