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Last spring I was driving home from work, it was around midnight and I was headed down 4700 south to pick up I-215 NB. I was doing about 5 over the speed limit and just so happen to pass a black Jeep Grand Cherokee it had dark tinted windows and a loud sound system. About 2 blocks infront of the Jeep I moved over into the same lane to pull into the upcoming gas station. When I pulled next to the pump and shutoff my engine I looked over to see the Jeep pull up to the pumps to my right, put his right arm on the steering wheel lean over and glare aggressively at me, I preceeded to look back at him and he was a rough looking character after 3-5 seconds he sped away. First thing if he had a gun and decided to use it my engine was shut off and in park and I also had my seat belt on so it would have been hard to bail from the vehical and find cover or drive away. Second I don't know if it was a case of mistaken identity, or if he decided that action was not a good idea and to high tail it when he saw me in my ACU's (Army Combat Uniform). I was just glad I had my concealed carry I just don't know if I could have deployed it fast enough if he had hands on a weapon and holding it just below the window line, what do you think.
 

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You probably couldn't have gotten to your gun quick enough in that instance. Just hope he shoots like most criminals and he won't hit you. Get your gun ASAP and hope for the best.
 

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Last spring I was driving home from work, it was around midnight and I was headed down 4700 south to pick up I-215 NB. I was doing about 5 over the speed limit and just so happen to pass a black Jeep Grand Cherokee it had dark tinted windows and a loud sound system. About 2 blocks infront of the Jeep I moved over into the same lane to pull into the upcoming gas station. When I pulled next to the pump and shutoff my engine I looked over to see the Jeep pull up to the pumps to my right, put his right arm on the steering wheel lean over and glare aggressively at me, I preceeded to look back at him and he was a rough looking character after 3-5 seconds he sped away. First thing if he had a gun and decided to use it my engine was shut off and in park and I also had my seat belt on so it would have been hard to bail from the vehical and find cover or drive away. Second I don't know if it was a case of mistaken identity, or if he decided that action was not a good idea and to high tail it when he saw me in my ACU's (Army Combat Uniform). I was just glad I had my concealed carry I just don't know if I could have deployed it fast enough if he had hands on a weapon and holding it just below the window line, what do you think.
Friend of mine has one of those tactical bags with a built in holster, he transfers his weapon to it when he drives with the zipper open of course pistol is in easy reach. Though I would suggest if you do that and get pulled over you zip the compartment up. The last thing a LEO wants to see when he walks up to your window is the butt of your pistol.

Course you could even just keep it holstered on the front seat with a jacket or what not over it.
 

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Cheap holsters mount well under the dash :crown:
 

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I've actually gone to a system of switching holsters if I am going to be in the car. I can do it fast and discrete so it works in my case. I've got a holster between the seat, but I have also gotten accustom to wearing an ankle holster on my right leg. I just pull up the pants and fold them down around the holster and then slip the gun into the ankle holster. Works well for drives yet, is quick for bails. Its quick quick access with a right knee up. The best thing though is just to stay alert like you did. Whenever I'm in the car I try to think tactically. Give myself space from the vehicle in front case I need to dodge, ect. Look for possible choke points and vehicle pins. Or pop the shirt to reveal the holster and unsnap the thumb break if I think I'm heading into a situation which would cause issues. It sounds a bit paranoid, but its almost natural by now. Heck even the paranoid can run into problems!!! :)
 
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