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Hi. New member. Very stoked to find this group . Have FL ccw , small lcp, need to leave in car when at work. Have been chaining to seat in small combination lock box. Well concealed under seat, but would be easy snip and steal if ever car got broken into. So…. Was thinking of using magnet 🧲 behind dash. Very hard to find, but not tied down. Good or bad idea? Would love to hear other sneaky ideas too. Thanks 🙏
 

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Hi. New member. Very stoked to find this group . Have FL ccw , small lcp, need to leave in car when at work. Have been chaining to seat in small combination lock box. Well concealed under seat, but would be easy snip and steal if ever car got broken into. So…. Was thinking of using magnet 🧲 behind dash. Very hard to find, but not tied down. Good or bad idea? Would love to hear other sneaky ideas too. Thanks 🙏
Welcome to FCC from Palm Beach County, Dt45! 🍻

There are better options than magnets and you need to consider what happens to the gun in an accident. I'll edit this post with links to a few relevant threads here on FCC. See:

Since you've now made your first post to FCC, and without first making the customary introduction, please now take the time to educate yourself on how FCC works (see last paragraph below) and then post you're own proper Introduction Thread to FCC letting forum members get to know you a little, of course without getting too personal. You can do that by going to the Introduce Yourself section of The Front Office and start your very own introduction thread. Then you'll find that lots of other FCC members will know to chime in to properly welcome you to the forum, and will be more responsive in answering your questions!

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In case you weren't aware, you can stay current on pertinent Florida Statutes regarding use of force and firearms law by going right to the source using these links for Chapter 776 - Justifiable Use of Force and Chapter 790 - Weapons and Firearms. I'd also like to suggest you obtain your own copy of FLORIDA FIREARMS Law, Use & Ownership by Jon Gutmacher!

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Welcome to FCC from Palm Beach County, Dt45! 🍻

There are better options than magnets and you need to consider what happens to the gun in an accident. I'll edit this post with links to a few relevant threads here on FCC. See:

Since you've now made your first post to FCC, and without first making the customary introduction, please now take the time to educate yourself on how FCC works (see last paragraph below) and then post you're own proper Introduction Thread to FCC letting forum members get to know you a little, of course without getting too personal. You can do that by going to the Introduce Yourself section of The Front Office and start your very own introduction thread. Then you'll find that lots of other FCC members will know to chime in to properly welcome you to the forum, and will be more responsive in answering your questions!

If you're a veteran, take a look at our Military Service Thread where you'll find many of us there, too!

In case you weren't aware, you can stay current on pertinent Florida Statutes regarding use of force and firearms law by going right to the source using these links for Chapter 776 - Justifiable Use of Force and Chapter 790 - Weapons and Firearms. I'd also like to suggest you obtain your own copy of FLORIDA FIREARMS Law, Use & Ownership by Jon Gutmacher!

Also, I highly recommend you read this thread to understand how to navigate FCC to get the most out of your experience. One particular item that's caught many veteran FCC members off guard is the "Recommended Reading" at the bottom of each page, which MAY contain quite old threads of inactive conversations lacking up-to-date information or context. So beware of the date of the last post (just to the right of the post number) in any thread you come across so you don't mistakenly think every post is recent and start responding to very old posts/threads that been dormant for quite some time, sometimes for many years.

Again, welcome to FCC and good luck! :cool:
Thanks. Just to clarify. The question is regarding magnet BEHIND the dash, not underneath near legs or steering wheel.Specifically, lateral to fuse panel behind the dash. Also, the car is parked and not moving. Would be concealed in other location when in motion. I guess what I’m asking: Is it better deeply hidden or poorly hidden but chained ? Thanks
 

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from an automotive technician's perspective, magnets powerful enough to hold a handgun in place placed anywhere near where sensitive electronics are in a vehicle are a very poor idea and may cause more damage or even possible safety concerns...some vehicles have well over 30 active modules that all communicate with one another for various functions...anything that can interfere with or change a signal can cause bad juju...the instrument cluster also uses electromagnetic gages that could be effected permanently if exposed to strong magnetic fields...
 

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For an unoccupied, un-monitored vehicle, I think I would opt for the cable-safe.
It also avoids the potential outcome of someone else driving the vehicle not realizing there is a loaded gun under the dash -- which (presumably) could become dislodged during an accident and discharge. Unlikely possibility perhaps, but not zero.

But to your point, the odds are also not zero against someone breaking-in and cutting the cable-safe cable.

I use a cable-safe as well, but at some point, I may install something more permanent.
Luckily, I can carry at the office. Glock 26, 9mm lately. :)
 

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Just get a good pager ALARM installed. If some thug breaks into the car the alarm will sound at the car and your pager will also alert you.
I think now a days the alarm can be used to signal your cell phone.
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if you could identify the make, model, color and where you work, we might be able to help you out...
 
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For an unoccupied, un-monitored vehicle, I think I would opt for the cable-safe.
It also avoids the potential outcome of someone else driving the vehicle not realizing there is a loaded gun under the dash -- which (presumably) could become dislodged during an accident and discharge. Unlikely possibility perhaps, but not zero.

But to your point, the odds are also not zero against someone breaking-in and cutting the cable-safe cable.

I use a cable-safe as well, but at some point, I may install something more permanent.
Luckily, I can carry at the office. Glock 26, 9mm lately. :)
For an unoccupied, un-monitored vehicle, I think I would opt for the cable-safe.
It also avoids the potential outcome of someone else driving the vehicle not realizing there is a loaded gun under the dash -- which (presumably) could become dislodged during an accident and discharge. Unlikely possibility perhaps, but not zero.

But to your point, the odds are also not zero against someone breaking-in and cutting the cable-safe cable.

I use a cable-safe as well, but at some point, I may install something more permanent.
Luckily, I can carry at the office. Glock 26, 9mm lately. :)
Some very good points . Thanks. Been scratching my head trying to find the perfect
if you could identify the make, model, color and where you work, we might be able to help you out...
if you could identify the make, model, color and where you work, we might be able to help you out...
r u from the government ? Why r u following me ? My papers are in order !
 

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I've had the "Tuffy Security Drawer" for several years and like it a lot. Made for my specific vehicle, bolts in under the driver seat using factory seat mount hardware, and is not obvious unless you know it's there. Not made for every vehicle but they have other console lock boxes, etc. I use it almost every day when I have to disarm to enter my federal workplace. 🤠
 
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I've had the "Tuffy Security Drawer" for several years and like it a lot. Made for my specific vehicle, bolts in under the driver seat using factory seat mount hardware, and is not obvious unless you know it's there. Not made for every vehicle but they have other console lock boxes, etc. I use it almost every day when I have to disarm to enter my federal workplace. 🤠
Thanks dude. Going to Google it now. Have a great weekend !
 
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