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Old 02-24-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
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Hey,
I wanted to know if any of you guys have put a safe in your impreza's. I was thinking about trying to do something like this and wanted to know if anyone has done this before and has some tips.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:51 AM   #2
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I was looking around at Pep Girls(Boys), and they had exactly what u mention. Check the ones around your neighborhood.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:18 AM   #3
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I suppose I should check the dimensions of the area under the seat. That seems like the most likely place to put one.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:54 PM   #4
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have a nanovault 200 in mine right now
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:33 PM   #5
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^^^That...they fit under the seat and you can secure with several methods including cable lock.

Though not the best if you need to grab it in an emergency. "Oh hai dude trying to rob me...just hold on while I go under my seat for my gun!"

I like the middle glove box aka the one behind the e-brake. It fits my Kahr CW9 perfectly and is super-easy to reach down to grab. Just have to figure out a way to put a lock on that thing.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:40 PM   #6
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^^^That...they fit under the seat and you can secure with several methods including cable lock.

Though not the best if you need to grab it in an emergency. "Oh hai dude trying to rob me...just hold on while I go under my seat for my gun!"

I like the middle glove box aka the one behind the e-brake. It fits my Kahr CW9 perfectly and is super-easy to reach down to grab. Just have to figure out a way to put a lock on that thing.
Unfortunately ease of access and compliance with the law don't always go hand in hand.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:46 PM   #7
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Unfortunately ease of access and compliance with the law don't always go hand in hand.
QFT. Piggies aren't gonna be happy if they pull you over and find a gun in the center console especially if it's loaded haha
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:47 PM   #8
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Had one under my seat but now it's in the glove box. Conceal carry license changes everything. Atleast around here. But honestly the only time it's in the car is around major holidays or trips where I don't know the area.

Guy tried to rob me one year at Christmas when I got to my car. Knife < pistol everytime.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:48 PM   #9
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Maybe he has a concealed pistol permit?
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:39 PM   #10
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have a nanovault 200 in mine right now
Thank you, I will check that one out. I assume cable lock is the way it is secured?

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^^^That...they fit under the seat and you can secure with several methods including cable lock.

Though not the best if you need to grab it in an emergency. "Oh hai dude trying to rob me...just hold on while I go under my seat for my gun!"

I like the middle glove box aka the one behind the e-brake. It fits my Kahr CW9 perfectly and is super-easy to reach down to grab. Just have to figure out a way to put a lock on that thing.
I'm planning on keeping the gun on me most of the time, I just want this so that if I run into a situation where I want to leave it in the car (Blazer game, airport) I can still have it with me on the journey to and from.

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Maybe he has a concealed pistol permit?
If you were referring to me, I will be getting it pretty soon.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:17 PM   #11
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I keep mine in the door, or in the center console. Living in AZ has some perks I guess.
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Old 02-24-2012, 09:32 PM   #12
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gun safe in the car is so you can secure the weapon if you have to leave it in the car (going to a place where you can't carry it). Otherwise if you have a carry permit, it should be on your person.

And do NOT leave a gun in the car if you're parking your car at the airport, even in a safe.
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:23 PM   #13
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gun safe in the car is so you can secure the weapon if you have to leave it in the car (going to a place where you can't carry it). Otherwise if you have a carry permit, it should be on your person.

And do NOT leave a gun in the car if you're parking your car at the airport, even in a safe.
Exactly. This is my plan.
And maybe a stupid question, but why do you emphasize the airport parking lot as apposed to any parking lot?
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:22 PM   #14
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Every place is different. For example, in Washington you can concealed carry and open carry anywhere in an airport outside the security checkpoints. That includes leaving it in your vehicle, but without a concealed carry permit it must be unloaded.

"What places are off-limits when carrying a concealed weapon in Washington?

The restricted access areas of a commercial service airport designated in the airport security plan approved by the federal transportation security administration, including passenger screening checkpoints at or beyond the point at which a passenger initiates the screening process. These areas do not include airport drives, general parking areas and walkways, and shops and areas of the terminal that are outside the screening checkpoints and that are normally open to unscreened passengers or visitors to the airport."
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:29 PM   #15
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:47 PM   #16
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Every place is different. For example, in Washington you can concealed carry and open carry anywhere in an airport outside the security checkpoints. That includes leaving it in your vehicle, but without a concealed carry permit it must be unloaded.

"What places are off-limits when carrying a concealed weapon in Washington?

The restricted access areas of a commercial service airport designated in the airport security plan approved by the federal transportation security administration, including passenger screening checkpoints at or beyond the point at which a passenger initiates the screening process. These areas do not include airport drives, general parking areas and walkways, and shops and areas of the terminal that are outside the screening checkpoints and that are normally open to unscreened passengers or visitors to the airport."
Thanks for that. That's good info to know. I'm going to take the Utah concealed class next month, and I'm interested in knowing all the rules for where you can and can't carry.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:00 AM   #17
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Thanks for that. That's good info to know. I'm going to take the Utah concealed class next month, and I'm interested in knowing all the rules for where you can and can't carry.
No problem. Remember every place is different so be sure and research what the law is in Oregon and your specific area. I have no idea. There are many useful resources online that will help you.
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Old 02-25-2012, 12:26 AM   #18
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Exactly. This is my plan.
And maybe a stupid question, but why do you emphasize the airport parking lot as apposed to any parking lot?
outside a bar for a few hours is not the same as an airport parking lot (where cars tend to be parked for days at a time) If you're just going to pick someone up, different story (but you won't get past security without a ticket so you could probably just carry. Having said that I have NO idea what the exact laws are regarding carry in the "non secure" area of an airport.
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Yes the safe is secured by a cable lock but most of the time my weapon stays on my person. I have the safe for Air travel and storing it while i go into places I can not have it on me.
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Gun safe for....? When your in the car put it in the glove box...when your not keep it on you.

Done
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:04 AM   #21
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what he said ^
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Yes the safe is secured by a cable lock but most of the time my weapon stays on my person. I have the safe for Air travel and storing it while i go into places I can not have it on me.
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Gun safe for....? When your in the car put it in the glove box...when your not keep it on you.

Done
Can't bother to read the post above your own?
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Old 02-25-2012, 02:55 AM   #23
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No problem. Remember every place is different so be sure and research what the law is in Oregon and your specific area. I have no idea. There are many useful resources online that will help you.
Will do. I just thought of a great resource that I can use for airport laws; my dad is a Lieutenant for the Port of Portland (airport police).

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outside a bar for a few hours is not the same as an airport parking lot (where cars tend to be parked for days at a time) If you're just going to pick someone up, different story (but you won't get past security without a ticket so you could probably just carry. Having said that I have NO idea what the exact laws are regarding carry in the "non secure" area of an airport.
I'm going to look into it.

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Yes the safe is secured by a cable lock but most of the time my weapon stays on my person. I have the safe for Air travel and storing it while i go into places I can not have it on me.
got it. I'm looking at the nanovault 300. I like the idea of having a code instead of a key. was there any reason you got the 200 besides the 300?
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Old 02-25-2012, 07:42 AM   #24
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Gander Mountain has some thy fit under the seat. Works great, although I don't use it or a gun, it could easily fit one and would work well.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:05 AM   #25
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Gun safe in a car is a BAD idea if you think you are going to grab it in an "emergency". I carry a G16 in an appendix IWB holdster from wake to sleep and NOTHING is faster than that setup when it comes to getting the gun into the fight. And it really shines in vehicle gun fighting. I would advise the OP to check out www.paladinpress.com or www.Onesourcetactical.com lots of info on correct setups for vehicle gun fighting. The gun should ALWAYS be on you. Not in some silly fingerprint access safe or any other container for that matter. Not if you are serious about defending yourself with it.
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