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Old 02-06-2014, 08:46 PM   #1
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Default If you conceal a weapon, where do you put it?

So I keep a gun in my car at all times. It's a compact 9mm, and stays in an inner waste band holster. In previous vehicles, I would put it in the center console and it holds pretty good. In the 2014 q5, the center console is a bit up from closing, and you can make it out. More importantly, I can't make it not move around when driving.

The glove box is what I use now, but I rather the passenger not be able to get to it as easy, but I do want to access it easy.

So, now I'm looking at other places, maybe in small cases in the drivers door...some kind of pocket I can do in the front drivers seat...I'm not sure yet. Anyone else carry a weapon and if so, where do you store it?
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I carry small and superlight. Typically a P32 KelTek (lightest auto made) at 6.6 oz. or a S&W AirLite 342 Ti 38+P at 12 oz., in an Uncle Mike's Pocket Holster. I just drop it in the door compartment. Nice and handy.

The RS4 has a document slot under the steering wheel. In that car I have a dedicated car gun, a Walther PPK-S in a thumb-break holster.

Do I need them? Probably not. What am I afraid of? Absolutely nothing! Sorry if this post pisses off any gun grabbers.
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I would think you could Velcro a holster to the underside of the seat.
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Maybe something like this

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Maybe something like this

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No good - I'm a lefty
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I EDC as a professional, and have been looking into a good solution; haven't found one yet. While driving, it's holstered on my belt. But I haven't found a great solution to 'vault' it in the Q5 when I need to (court house, Post Office, etc) or have a backup. Currently I'm using a cabled NanoVault in the trunk area, with a folded beach towel on top of it.

I haven't come across a more discreet gun safe that can be bolted down into a Q5 without over taking the trunk area. Anyone with leads is greatly appreciated.
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Call me a "gun grabber" if you like, but that picture scares the *fornication* out of me.
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Call me a "gun grabber" if you like, but that picture scares the *fornication* out of me.
Me too, that's why I live in Mass.
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I carry small and superlight. Typically a P32 KelTek (lightest auto made) at 6.6 oz. or a S&W AirLite 342 Ti 38+P at 12 oz., in an Uncle Mike's Pocket Holster. I just drop it in the door compartment. Nice and handy.

The RS4 has a document slot under the steering wheel. In that car I have a dedicated car gun, a Walther PPK-S in a thumb-break holster.

Do I need them? Probably not. What am I afraid of? Absolutely nothing! Sorry if this post pisses off any gun grabbers.
I just love your post so much I wanted to repost it! I definitely will not debate the gun issues here on the forum but your post just made me smile. The RS4 is my favorite Audi and the fact that yours has it's own PPK-S is just plain awesome!
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Call me a "gun grabber" if you like, but that picture scares the *fornication* out of me.
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Me too, that's why I live in Mass.
This was just a little joke on my part.

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Maybe something like this

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Obviously not an Audi but still, a very nicely done install. Looks to be a professional set-up for a professional use, law enforcement, personal protection services, stuff like that.

To someone who knows little about guns I can see how this could look scary, personally, in the hands of a well trained, law abiding, gun owning American, I would feel quite comfortable riding in this "armed" vehicle.
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Maybe something like this

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What was the option code for that? My new one will be missing that. HAHA.

Good question though on where to conceal and make it safe. I don't have my Q5 yet, but this is a question I might explore down the road. My Nissan Pathfinder has these cool compartments under the back seat. However it more of conceal with limited access. For me in my A6 DD, I would put it in the door when in motion.
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The picture is awesome. A q5 has a funny console cover than other cars I have had in the past. I can easily hide / conceal it in the trunk area, but I do want to be able to grab it if needed fairly quick. The glove box is super far away. Previous cars I've put in the drivers side door, but will need something to cover it with (so it doesn't slide around).

I'm glad other folks are looking for something gun related as well...I felt kind of weird posting my question.
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Seems like a car conversation to me. If someone wants to talk about how to carry baseball bats, will you have the same opinion?

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Seems like a car conversation to me. If someone wants to talk about how to carry baseball bats, will you have the same opinion? LMS
Yah, my intent isn't actually a gun talk, and I don't think we're having that. I'm just trying to see I where everyone else carries theirs.

I have even put a cd case in the console to divide it and then set the gun in that sectioned off area. The fun just moves around too much for my taste even with that case there. I guess it's possible to cut a piece of wood to divide it that's less flimsy.
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Blown away by people's infatuation with guns. I don't get it. Never will. To each his own, I guess.
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Blown away by people's infatuation with guns. I don't get it. Never will. To each his own, I guess.
Freudian slip? lol
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To help get back on track to the original topic, I am sincerely interested in knowing what resources are available that can be turn-key or easily modified for a Q5.

I've come across an 'under the bed' type vault that's like a drawer, but it takes up way too much trunk. My colleague has one for his gear (protective services professional), but I'm looking for something smaller.

MonsterVault: http://www.monstervault.org/

A Titan Gun Vault comes close, but I can't see where it can discreetly be installed in a Q5.
http://www.titangunvault.com/gun-safe/titan-gun-vault

Any ideas towards a discreet solution are greatly appreciated.

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