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I would NOT keep a long gun chambered in a car. TMK, they do not have the same drop safeties as a handgun, and might be more likely to fire in a wreck - and, if you're in a situation to get one out of a trunk, I suspect clambering wouldn't be an issue.
 
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Given that just about 100% of the guns used in crimes were stolen from somebody else, I'd be concerned about being a doner. IMNSHO I'd be stashing a pump shotgun in some kind of locking collar for my get home gun.


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Given that just about 100% of the guns used in crimes were stolen from somebody else, I'd be concerned about being a doner. IMNSHO I'd be stashing a pump shotgun in some kind of locking collar for my get home gun.


I'm looking at some type of locking device for it. I would definitely feel better.
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On the few times I've kept an AR in my car, I used a long, thick steel cable lock. I locked the bolt back, threaded the cable through the ejection port and out the magazine well. I then locked it to the car seat anchor points in the car. I figure the BCG is locked back, preventing disassembly, and the cable goes through the upper and lower. It's fairly strong, would definitely prevent a smash and grab theft. I even took a cheap case and cut out space for the cable, so it's covered as well.
 
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There is a school of thought that says if you can get to your car, leave.

It would take a very special circumstance to get me back into a firefight after I was able to leave it safely.

Sound advice.
 
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I see nothing wrong with it...




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Generally I try not to overthink or needlessly worry about the legal consequences of a self defense shooting, but justifying using a rifle and several magazines worth of ammo in self defense, does sound like an uphill legal battle.

I also tend to think that 2 magazines worth of pistol rounds are enough to fight your way out of any conceivable self defense situation.
 
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I've spent the previous few years going back and forth on the subject of the trunk gun. I like the idea and can see quite a bit of benefit in the idea, especially if we were expecting the apacolypse to happen tomorrow. My primary concern is making sure it isn't stolen before it is needed and reducing the financial risks while maintaining its serviceability.

If it were me I'd want an AR pistol with a 12" barrel and a brace to allow me to keep it loaded while conforming to local laws regarding loaded long guns. Failing that I can see keeping a 16" carbine broken down in one of those Larue or Hazard 4 cases.

But for this to work it would probably need to either be a trunk or some kind of discreet storage compartment in an SUV.
 
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As astutely stated, leave. There aren't many firefights I can envision that I'd care to remain in if given the choice to egress. However, one must consider being blocked in or having your vehicle disabled. In a hostile crowd situation, unless you are running a 4 minute mile, accessing a long arm may be your only option for survival.

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I prefer the belt and suspenders approach: a long gun secured in the trunk in what's distaste of readiness allowed by your state, with a handgun accessible from the drivers seat. Keep a load out carrier of som sort with hi cap pistol and rifle mags, so no matter what weapon you need to use, you've got plenty of ammo. Can't get away by car? Have enough ammo for your handgun to get you to your long gun if possible. If that's a o go, at least you have enough to keep the handgun running.


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I prefer the belt and suspenders approach: a long gun secured in the trunk in what's state of readiness allowed by your state, with a handgun accessible from the drivers seat. Keep a load out carrier of some sort with hi cap pistol and rifle mags, so no matter what weapon you need to use, you've got plenty of ammo. Can't get away by car? Have enough ammo for your handgun to get you to your long gun if possible. If that's a no go, at least you have enough to keep the handgun running.


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I was able to handle one of the new Rattler pistols at a gunshop the other day. 5" 300AAC. with a collapsing brace. Seemed just about perfect except for the $2300 price tag.

Not a cop, but I would imagine anybody with an AK/AR at a riot would earn a frown or two.
 
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