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Hello everyone, since I bought my First RAV4 I always thought about where would be a good location to keep/attach my carry pistol when I'm in the RAV4, a place where it would be secure and easily accessible in case I run into a robber while at the ATM or carjacker at a red light. Some might say keep it holstered but for me it's just uncomfortable and would be more difficult to quick draw when I have my seat belt on. So I finally found a good location and mounting method, I used one of these Amazon.com: Gun Magnet By Fast Draw Gun Magnet: Sports & Outdoors , I also used some thin double sided 3M tape to attach the magnet (no way I'm drilling holes!) I still need to take it for a spin to make sure the one magnet is enough, otherwise i'll have to attach the second one if my Glock comes loose. Take a look (please don't mind the fur in the photos):



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I don't know what Florida cops are like (at all), but if I were a cop that pulled you over for speeding and I walked up to your door and saw that gun within such ridiculously easy reach, well, I'm not sure what I'd do.

Maybe they see that often enough to be cool about that kind of thing?

Or if you got pulled over would you duck it out of sight first?

(Just concerned for your safety in that kind of situation)

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Well you can't see it from the outside because my leg is in the way. Also if I get pulled over I always notify the officer that I'm carrying even though I am not required by law. If I were pulled over by an unmarked car I would ask for an ID before I say anything.

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lucky you. I live in CA, we don't get to protect ourselves here.
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lucky you. I live in CA, we don't get to protect ourselves here.
You mean you can't carry in CA? I thought you can but with reduced magazine capacity? You could always carry a baton or some mace

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You mean you can't carry in CA? I thought you can but with reduced magazine capacity? You could always carry a baton or some mace

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let me rephrase, I live in the Bluest part of CA (San Francisco), so no; unless you are a politician or well connected. It's much easier to get a CCW if you live outside of major/dense population areas.

And don't quote me on this but I do believe batons are illegal to carry in CA without a license. Mace? I might as well carry a whistle.
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What if you hit a bad pot hole or some other vehicle hits you and the magnet does not hold. Your piece could end up under the brake pedal from there.

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Whistle......LoL! Then I'm sorry for you guys in CA. I wouldn't want to live in a place I can't carry to protect my family and myself.

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Some might say keep it holstered but for me it's just uncomfortable and would be more difficult to quick draw when I have my seat belt on. So I finally found a good location and mounting method, I used one of these Amazon.com: Gun Magnet By Fast Draw Gun Magnet: Sports & Outdoors , I also used some thin double sided 3M tape to attach the magnet (no way I'm drilling holes!) I still need to take it for a spin to make sure the one magnet is enough, otherwise i'll have to attach the second one if my Glock comes loose.
Illegal, as I understand Florida law.

Handguns - must be either "securely encased" or not immediately available for use."Securely encased" means in a glove compartment, whether or not locked; snapped in a holster; in a gun case, whether or not locked; in a zippered gun case; or in a closed box or container which requires a lid or cover to be opened for access.

Regardless of the law, isn't it just common sense not to drive around with a loaded handgun hanging from a magnet with a capacity of just 10 pounds next to your leg? Even if it stays attached over a good bump (which it won't), did you not consider what could happen if/when you have to slam on the brakes, make an emergency manoeuvre or even get into a collision, all of which involve high G-forces that far exceed 10 pounds?

Since you carry, you should know better than anyone that your right comes with responsibilities. Violating the law and excercising poor judgment not only puts yourself and the people around you in jeopardy, but it does a great disservice to all who argue that licensed gun owners can be trusted to do the right thing.
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Like I said, I still need to take it for a test drive. I will test it by doing hard breaking, going over speed bumps, and taking sharp turns. If one magnet is not enough I will add the second one, that's 20lbs, in a normal car you won't get more than 1.5g, no real Space Mountain g forces here. My pistol is a Glock, it doesn't matter if its loaded it will never ever go off without someone pulling the trigger, even if you drop it from a 5 story building, that's why it's called a "Safe action pistol"! My neighbor is a Florida state trooper, I have consulted with him and he said its not a problem to keep it the way it is as long as I'm a permit holder, not the case for non permit holders, but Just to be safe I might add a holster with a strap (maybe epoxy it to the magnet). Anyways thank you for your concern.

I found this for you, if you read the last part you'll understand:

790.25 (5)(5) Lawful Ownership, Possession, and Use of Firearms and Other Weapons

It is not necessary to have a license or permit to carry a loaded firearm in a private vehicle, so long as the gun is "securely encased". Florida law defines a weapon as being securely encased if the firearm is in a glove compartment, whether or not locked, in a snapped holster (not worn on your body!), in a zippered gun case or in a box or other container that requires a lid or cover to be lifted or opened in order to gain access to the firearm. These restrictions do not apply to any person who holds a valid Florida Concealed Weapon License or a reciprocal state license/permit.

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