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This was way, way harder than it looks! Mounting a holster inside this console so it is secure, yet at a good angle to provide a comfortable grip, plenty of space on both sides of the grip for my hand, high enough so the barrel doesn't touch the bottom and low enough so the lock doesn't hit the gun when it's closed.

But I have it right where I want it now! Very comfortable, I can lock it (this is my SR9) when I'm away from the car and can't have it with me, but the rest of the console space is usable too!


 

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excellent!!!!!

funny how sometimes the simplest desire can cause so much work!

but in the end--its always worth it ;)

by the way, the sr9, still standard or have ya done sent in and got back from ruger on the recall???
 

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I was originally supposed to get the shipping box mid-May, but I called and they now say late May/early June. They don't want you to send in your gun until they are ready for it. They're sending prepaid shipping containers and you also get a free magazine for doing it.

Regarding the work that went into this, let's just say it involved a trip to two different gun shops, a gas station/garage and Home Depot, and involved such a wide array of tools and different materials that when I was done and looked back at the workbench, you would have thought I was making the suit from Ironman down in the basement!
 

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Neat setup---will it hold different guns????
Oh brother, don't throw that wrench in there! :D

I have an angled block of wood mounted to the inside of the console box. Let me back up, this car (FJ Cruiser) didn't have a locking console, but Tuffy makes one that installs into the squarish open storage area in the console.

So I took the Tuffy box and after many, many attempts came up with a convoluted shape of a block of wood that I mounted inside the console on the drivers side of the box.

Then the holster I used for the SR9 is a Safariland belt holster. I put a wide strip of aluminum through the belt holes like a belt would go, and screwed that piece of aluminum into the block.

So, while it wouldn't be easy, and I couldn't guarantee the angles would be right, if I got rid of the SR9 I could attach any belt holster to that block of wood using the same method and it should work pretty well.

Also, it's a pretty generic holster design, it would probably hold any number of different semi-autos. But if I wanted my security six or GP100 in there, I'd have to put a different holster in there.
 

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What Security Six??? Didja get rid of your Speed-Six????
My bad, I meant to say Speed Six. :oops:

Besides, you know the next person to own my Speed Six is going to be you! ;)
 

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That’s a nice job you did, I like that. :)
 

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I forgot to ask, do you plan on keeping the gun in the truck all the time or in and out with you?

I've thought about putting my Taurus snubby in the truck full time but it's blued. I'm afraid it will rust. That'll give me an easily reached 5 shot 357 magnum to show the BG. Hmmm....
 

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I forgot to ask, do you plan on keeping the gun in the truck all the time or in and out with you?

I've thought about putting my Taurus snubby in the truck full time but it's blued. I'm afraid it will rust. That'll give me an easily reached 5 shot 357 magnum to show the BG. Hmmm....
In theory, yes that's kind of the plan. Because the SR9 is relatively inexpensive (and offers the BG 17 rounds ;) ), but the reality is, we live about a mile from the Maryland line and we do a lot of shopping/dining in nearby Frederick, MD. That is just a huge risk, Maryland is extremely unfriendly. So I take it out of the car when I cross the river. Which is pretty often.
 

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I can't carry into maine when I visit family either. Drives me nuts. Good thing I don't visit my family much. :?
 

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Contact the State Police for a non-resident permit...they are available and allow you to carry loaded HANDGUNS concealed ...no loaded long guns in vehicle...some of your revolvers might be suspect............
 

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I'd have to go take an 8 hour class and pay a bunch of money. We don't need any classes here to get a permit, so Maine won't honor them. It's not worth the time or money for as much as I get out there. :|
 
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