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Leatherneck
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I am considering driving for Uber and would like any recommendations for a good carry option that will make a gun accessible while driving.

I will be carrying my G19 in my hip holster like always, but that’s not very accessible while sitting, and it’s on my right side which would be exposed to a passenger in the backseat. I’m thinking I’d also like to carry my Kimber K6s in a method that’s concealed, but easily accessible to me while I’m driving. Some sort of holster mounted to the left side of my drivers seat seems ideal, but I will have to get in and out of the car regularly to help with bags and such so any holster mounted to that side would have to be able to be concealed when the door is open.

I don’t know much about car carry options so any recommendations would be much appreciated.




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Dedicated crossdraw holster or perhaps shoulder holster?
 
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I'd second the crossdraw or shoulder rigs (keeping it on your person when you're out of the car is good), although either would require always wearing a shirt or jacket to cover them. Unless you're ambidextrous enough to be able to draw and fire with your left hand, you might find that drawing and bringing the gun to bear on your passenger with your right hand to be problematic.

Also, does Uber have a prohibition against drivers carrying firearms, like pizza delivery drivers and the like are usually subject to? Violating that wouldn't carry legal penalties I don't think (IANAL) beyond getting you fired, but I wouldn't be surprised if some local jurisdictions do have laws prohibiting it, and violating that might get you in trouble.
 
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The large, velcro-closed "document pocket" behind the regular shirt pockets of 511 button up shirts is big enough to hold medium-sized pistols in a pocket holster.

I often carry a second pistol that way just for seated access when driving.

I put an iron-on patch inside the pocket to cut down on muzzle wear after wearing a hole in a few shirts.
 
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Shoulder holster or a dedicated crossdraw that are not hindered by the vehicle seat belt....Possibly a vest with a inside ccw pocket..... Keep the firearm on your body at all times ensures no one can access weapon with out your knowledge........ Check Uber"s policy on their firearm policy ... Do not want to be on the wrong side legally if something was to happen even if weapon is not fired................. drill sgt.
 
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Might be something workable Here
 
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I'd get me an Andrews Leather Carjacker Crossdraw holster.




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I’d much rather it be on my person, you mention getting out to work the trunk, whatever. Then you have FL temps.

A discreet shoulder, ‘kangaroo’ or similar setup with a smaller gun would be my choice. You would want to remain ‘the gray man’, unnoticed by riders.
 
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Thanks for the recommendations. I think I’ll look into a shoulder holster setup. I always wear a button up work shirt over a T-shirt anyway.

I’m not sure if Uber has any restrictions against carrying while driving as I haven’t started the process of signing up so I haven’t seen any of their official documentation, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they do. I think I’ll ignore them though if they have any. Big Grin




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I did a google image search for car holsters. You have some decent options. Do a search and see what you think works best for you. Although half of the option would require some permeant modifications.


 
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What type vehicle? Is center console an option?



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Many years ago, I had a flashy car, (‘01 M3 convertible)which was a popular target of criminals, and lived in Houston.

I ended up carrying in a wilderness safe packer strapped around the seat belt.

Kept the gun in the ideal draw position, and ensured the gun didn’t get between me and the seatbelt, if I had a wreck, but wasn’t too sure about if it was going to end up between me and an airbag.
 
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Ankle holster?
 
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I ankle carried for a few years on duty and realized quickly it would be far easier to access my ankle than my hip due to the seatbelt. Both are doable but for cars ankle works well. Just index, there's a ton of crap to bonk that thing on as you bring it up.
 
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I would go, and did go, with a cross draw drivers holster very similar to the Andrews mentioned.
The only down side I have found is that the cant is so horizontal that I always fear the gun falling out, It never has.I usually carry a CZ SP01 Shadow, a much bigger and heavier gun than your Glock19.
A shoulder holster would be good but look for a holster that holds the gun vertical not horizontal. I bought a FIST shoulder holster that is absolute junk.
Horizontal will require that you sweep everyone in the back seat when you draw the gun.In a panic situation a negligent discharge could wound a person or persons seated in the back seat.

I bought a leather Azula drivers cross draw off Amazon for about $45 to experiment with, it works.Its made in South Africa.

Another option that I have found works is a Belly Band with holster. I bought a Alien gear band and use there IWB holster, no complaints.
Its easy to take on/off, I can quickly rotate or move up or down or loosen or tighten for a better position.
If you go with a belt holster make sure you buy a stiff belt or any holster will be useless.
 
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I'd go with a Safariland "Species" IWB, worn crossdraw. Cant is adjustable and its soft lining silences the draw stroke. The polymer belt clip is hooked to secure it to your belt. The holster will not ride out of your waistband yet can be easily removed when desired. The IWB crossdraw is ultimately comfortable when driving and the pistol butt will not print to the rear when worn under a light shirt in hot weather. The kydex exterior repels perspiration. Excellent. The rig retails for about 50 bucks.
 
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Just as an FYI:

Uber’s Firearm Policy

https://help.uber.com/driving-...bb-8efc-f42853dde857



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wilderness safe packer strapped around the seat belt.

Kept the gun in the ideal draw position.
Another vote for the SafePacker. Take a look at The Wilderness website; they are on sale this week.

I have one in an innocuous gray color, sized perfectly for P228 / P229 / P245. I generally carry it with a P245, loaded with P220 magazines using X-Grips to fill the gap, so 17 rounds of good old All-American .45 ACP in a nice tidy package that can be strapped to the shoulder belt in the vehicle, and taken along with the shoulder strap when leaving the vehicle.

Wife uses one for her Ruger revolver.



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Just as an FYI:

Uber’s Firearm Policy

https://help.uber.com/driving-...bb-8efc-f42853dde857

"Uber prohibits riders and their guests, as well as driver and delivery people, from carrying firearms of any kind while using the app..." Roll Eyes


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