Carrying a firearm on your body while driving isn’t always practical or comfortable, so you may decide you want to conceal your gun somewhere in your vehicle. If you decide to carry this way, it’s important to think about a few things and have the right accessories to make sure you’re carrying safely and legally.
The first thing you need to do is check your area's local and state laws. They can vary wildly from one state to another, so make sure it’s legal to carry your firearm in your car with you and make note of any small details or restrictions.
You may be tempted to toss your gun and holster in the console or glove box, but that may not be the safest option. If you are in an accident, there is a serious risk of the gun becoming dislodged and actually harming you. It’s there to help you, so you’ll need to make your car holster is secured correctly.
There are several options that can help you store your firearm safely while driving, here are a few of our favorites:
Steering Wheel Column Holster Mount – There are several mounts on the market, and some require drilling into your column. The mount we offer requires no drilling, no installation, and no modification of vehicle - it simply clips into place. Our version also comes with a covered version of the holster, for users in states that require guns in cars to be concealed.
Sticky holster Travel Mount paired with a Sticky Holster – This is a good option if you are carrying with a Sticky Holster – you can take the holster out of your waistband and insert it right into the travel mount. When exiting your vehicle, just reinsert your Sticky Holster into your waistband.
Flat Back Holster - this is another option that comes with hook Velcro attached to the back. Simply affix the loop Velcro sheets to plastic in your vehicle (like inside your center console) and attach the holster. When exiting your vehicle, you can quickly attach the holster to a backpack or purse gun compartment.
Carrying a concealed firearm in your car is similar to keeping one in your home – it needs to be accessible, but stowed in a safe location. Remember that different vehicles will have different places for storage so be sure to use an accessory that fits correctly in your vehicle. The best solutions minimize administrative gun handling, which is the amount of time you have your firearm off your body and out of the holster.
If you have any questions about accessories for carrying in your car, feel free to contact us!