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Title: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: SturmRugerSR9 on March 02, 2012, 10:43:03 AM
I just decided to buy a lockable portable gun safe for my vehicle. I shopped around and decide on one made bu a company called Gun Vault. I originall saw it on a Walmart web site. You can order it on-line only. Not carried in stores. I ended up buying on Amazon, at a cost of under $30.00 including shipping. It is made of 20ga. steel with foam lining inside. I decide on the key lock version as it takes longer to open with the combination version. It also comes with a 1500 lb. test steel cable that can be used to secure it in your vehicle. It is fairly light and can be used to ship pistol on airline, as it meets FAA specs. I suggest making sure you get the V200 mosel that fits everything up to a 1911 automatic. It can also be used to lock up cell phones, money, jewelry, gps, etc.
in you vehicle, RV, or boat.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: Bmel17 on March 02, 2012, 12:53:42 PM
I have a similar vault myself.  It comes in quite handy! I have the combo version so I don't ever lose the key.  I also have 2 steel security locks in my Jeep too.  It's nice having three choices to lock up my firearm though. 


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: Lumspond on March 02, 2012, 03:10:31 PM
I also have the Gun Vault brand Nano vault, keyed. I find it to be cheaply built with loose tolerances, but adequate. The first one I bought had a busted weld on the inner lip. They did replace it. I used it to lock my gun in my luggage when traveling on Southwest to FL. Worked fine.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: Rabbit on March 02, 2012, 06:32:14 PM
i have this bolted under my driver seat

(http://www.quadratec.com/Assets/Images/131248/131248-lg.jpg)
http://www.quadratec.com/products/14114_0001_07.htm (http://www.quadratec.com/products/14114_0001_07.htm)

it fits my Glocks perfectly, but i guess it only works if your a jeep owner   


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: Bmel17 on March 06, 2012, 06:19:10 PM
Rabbit, I have the glove box and center cosole in steel too.  Gotta love the all the stuff they put out for Jeeps don't you?!


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: Sigarms12 on March 10, 2012, 05:41:07 AM
Rabbit, what size glock


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: Rabbit on March 11, 2012, 09:31:37 PM
It's a Glock 23 gen 4


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: firedawg11 on March 12, 2012, 06:15:37 AM
I really wish they would make one for my F-150 with console gear shift.  I don't understand why they couldn't if they make one just a little smaller.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: SturmRugerSR9 on March 12, 2012, 08:25:42 AM
Firedawg11
I have a F-150 also but column shift. I think it is odd that Ford doesen't have locks on the console or glove box. I have the larger Nono Vault, big enough for a 1911. I keep it in the pocket on the back of the seat and strap the cable to the seat mounts. You may want to check an see if the measurements on their vaults will allow you to put it inside your console. 

http://www.gunvault.com/handgun-safes/nano-vault.html


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: firedawg11 on March 13, 2012, 07:49:45 AM
Should've said column shift


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: firedawg11 on March 13, 2012, 12:06:12 PM
Good news for us F-150 guys with column shifters. I contacted them and got the following reply:

Subject: F-150 console vault

We have the design for that vault in production now it will take approx. 2-4 weeks before it is ready to sell.

Sincerely,
Console Vault


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: CMF on December 09, 2012, 11:09:19 PM
How do you handle the firearm removal from concealment and stowing away in the vault? Do you ask passengers to exit first? Do you unload the firearm before lock up? Do you aim the firearm at the floor whilst unloading? Do you park away from other vehicles during the process? The safest location is in the @@@@ holster where it belongs but the wisdom of the legal system knows best  ::) Rob Pincus in an advertisement shows him standing outside the vehicle, unloading in the open and locking up. What a great advertisement to others that is. I am extremely careful to withdraw from CC holster and place the loaded firearm (one in the pipe) into glove box but it's getting so very old.
CMF


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: JOET on December 10, 2012, 06:57:00 AM
http://www.mobileofficedesk.com/console-vault-1020-truck-safes

Check this out...think I got one of these for Christmas. Dont know for sure.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: SturmRugerSR9 on December 10, 2012, 08:36:48 AM
I perfer to keep my gun vault in the big pocket on the back of the drivers seat in my truck. When I put my pistol in the vault, I always check to see if there are other people around. After that I just open the rear door place the vault on the floor and put my gun in it and lock it. Then put it in a concealed area in the back seat area. Usually it's just my wife and I. I always carry with a full mag and one in the chamber here in Delaware. If I go into MD. I put the pistol in the vault in back and the ammo in the console.  Some times if I'm out on a Sunday ride, we may end up in MD., and have no carry permit there, so the gun and ammo have to be in 2 different areas of the vehicle.
As a matter of safety. I always have gun pointed at sky or ground, always.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: CMF on December 10, 2012, 10:10:22 AM
I perfer to keep my gun vault in the big pocket on the back of the drivers seat in my truck.

Perfect! I drive a crew cab so I can lockup in the drivers seat by reaching around for the box then slide it into the passenger seat pouch. Great price also.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: Willie848 on December 10, 2012, 04:29:37 PM
Good move I bought three from offline Walmart same model for under $30.00 free shipping picked it up at the store, sorry to bust your bubble I put one in each of my vehicles and one on my work table in the garage. Can't beat it so compact and easy to use I highly recommend them.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: ampb5rider on January 14, 2015, 01:15:31 PM
Perfect for my 150 SCREW


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: jack44 on January 22, 2015, 09:03:35 AM
Sturmruger,

I may well be missing something, but transporting in MD in the manner you describe looks illegal to me.

MD criminal law section 4-203 (http://law.justia.com/codes/maryland/2005/gcr/4-203.html) lists specific destinations within MD
that you must meet to be legal.

Since you are not traveling interstate through MD, the federal FOPA would not apply.

I hope I am wrong about this, because I go to MD occasionally. If I am miss-reading the statutes, please enlighen me.



Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: kent on February 23, 2015, 10:12:04 AM
I had the Barska AX11970 Biometric compact portable lock box for less than 2 weeks. Uses your fingerprints to open. Works fine in a warm environment but left it outside in the vehicle overnight and during the cold days and it would not open.  If I bring it inside for about an hour the safe will open. After the first week it got to the point that the key could not be removed after locking or unlocking. I sent the defective product back after Barska blamed the batteries and/or my COLD fingerprints.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: SturmRugerSR9 on March 24, 2015, 06:28:14 AM
Jack44,
I'm riding in a pickup truck with no trunk to lock the gun in. The gun is not loaded.  If stopped in MD., no one knows whether I'm going thru MD on my way home or to another state, but me.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: Cbmarine on March 24, 2015, 03:08:09 PM
Jack44,
I'm riding in a pickup truck with no trunk to lock the gun in. The gun is not loaded.  If stopped in MD., no one knows whether I'm going thru MD on my way home or to another state, but me.
Your rationale presumes a rational LEO.  IIRC, the guy from Florida who was stopped by the MTA just north of Baltimore was presumed guilty from the get-go.  On any trip that I take that is not a direct trans-MD route with proveable origination and destination points, I'm leaving my equipment at home.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: oldgraygeek on March 24, 2015, 04:26:34 PM
Under Federal law, there is a "right" to transport unloaded, cased firearms through every state.
In MD and NJ, we cannot count on the local or state police respecting that "right..." especially if we are not on a major highway driving non-stop from outside the state to somewhere else outside the state.
If we are caught with a firearm in our vehicle while we are on a secondary road, stopped at a restaurant, visiting with friends, or shopping at a store, we can expect to be arrested, charged with crimes, and to have our firearm(s) confiscated.
In NJ, hollow-point ammunition is a separate crime (even for off-duty traveling LEO's)... in both NJ and MD, there are magazine size restrictions...

I know people who say having self-defense capability is worth such a risk.
To each their own... but I know people who have been in the NJ State Penitentiary, and I'd rather be dead than locked up in there (and I wouldn't last a week in there anyway). Even when I was an Atlantic City cabdriver on the night shift, I didn't carry a gun.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: Clarence on March 24, 2015, 06:46:32 PM
In Maryland the only in state carry that you would be legal would be on way to range. Unloaded and cased or in a holster.    Out for a Sunday drive does not cut it.

Lots of folks in northern Delaware do go to North East state Forrest to shoot and I have never heard of anyone having a problem. 

The Magazine law in Maryland does not apply to posession. 

New Jersey is another story



Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: Adrenolin on March 27, 2015, 03:33:40 PM
I'll be traveling to VA every other month with my son to see his grandparents and MD scares me to be honest. I do secure unloaded in the rear with firearms in one safe and ammo in a separate lockbox. I imagine I'll get more comfortable after a few trips but still dislike traveling through the state.

Unfortunately they also live north in New Jersey as well! I'll even remove the spare mag from the glove box due to the HPs and they're BS laws and behaviors up there.


Title: Re: Portable Gun Safe
Post by: topper on March 10, 2017, 06:09:30 PM

To each their own... but I know people who have been in the NJ State Penitentiary, and I'd rather be dead than locked up in there (and I wouldn't last a week in there anyway).
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I agree. I'm to good looking!