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What is a good lock box at a fair price to have inside the vehicle? Are they hard to mount? Where is the best place to mount them in a Sonata? TIA!
 

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I don't use one myself , but if you introduce yourself on that forum you will have better luck with your questions . Welcome from lakeland
 

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Here is the Introduce Yourself subforum Earl007 suggests. Welcome to FCC in the interim. :wave

As far as relatively inexpensive lock boxes for temporary storage of your hangun(s) in your Sonata, I'm not 100% sure but I think your choices are probably limited to the clamshell with steel cable around the seat mount type. Make sure to get one with a harder to pick "barrel lock" and at least a 1/8 inch coated steel cable. Some of the cheaper boxes are almost effortlessly defeated by burglars or toddlers.
 

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Yes, thanks.. Just did the intro.. Thank you for the recommendation on the lock box. I have been reading lots of reviews and some of them are able to have the locks punched out. Some gentlemen reviewed the Gun Vault showing pics of the lock punched out and in pieces. I guess crooks are going to get whatever they want especially if they have the time available to do so. Just trying to make an educated decision. I don't leave it in the car much at all but would like the added security along with a locked car and alarm system.
 

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I'm on the lookout for one too. I just haven't done the research yet. Unfortunately, I have to leave my EDC in the car every day in our parking garage at work. I'd feel more comfortable if it were in a locked safe.
 

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I have one that uses a cable to loop around the seat rail/support and uses a key for locking. It certainly won't keep the safe and weapon from being stolen, but it certainly will slow down anyone trying to make off with it. I believe it costs around $25 and was made by StackOn or NannoVault.
 

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Check out this article: https://www.wired.com/2012/07/gun-safes/

And this article: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/06/robert-farago/defeat-stack-gun-safes/

Here's the video: https://youtu.be/D2Wzt0vJvOI (note the first model tested starting at ~8:30).

If you can get past the occasional foul language, here's another good video from an expert discussing how many portable gun "safes" are easily defeated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yr6ATdaDQ8
 

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Check out this article: https://www.wired.com/2012/07/gun-safes/

And this article: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com/2014/06/robert-farago/defeat-stack-gun-safes/

Here's the video: https://youtu.be/D2Wzt0vJvOI (note the first model tested starting at ~8:30).

If you can get past the occasional foul language, here's another good video from an expert discussing how many portable gun "safes" are easily defeated: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Yr6ATdaDQ8
Understood. I'm aware of those videos. I don't believe a determined thief will be stopped by any safe. I'm only trying to keep out the "rif raf." Those of my inventory that are encased in those Portable safes are also behind a securely locked closet as well, when they are not being transported in my car. And I would not leave them unattended in my car. They would come with me wherever I'm driving (mostly to the range).
 

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Understood. I'm aware of those videos. I don't believe a determined thief will be stopped by any safe. I'm only trying to keep out the "rif raf." Those of my inventory that are encased in those Portable safes are also behind a securely locked closet as well, when they are not being transported in my car. And I would not leave them unattended in my car. They would come with me wherever I'm driving (mostly to the range).
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Gander Mountain, Academy, etc have the Nano Vaults... $20something & up......
 

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Well, I couldn't check out the Wired article, because they insist that you disable ad-blockers and I just won't. The truthaboutguns article said exactly what I expected. I note, in particular, this line: "Anyone who thinks a sub-$100 gun safe offers impregnability needs a wake-up call."

Well, I don't need a wake-up call. I know that the little lock-box in my car is not impregnable. Not even close. I don't expect it to be. Mostly I expect it to make it impossible for a thief to just grab the gun and go. Yeah, it's not going to slow him down very much, but it is going to slow him down some. Enough, I am hoping, to make him decide to move on to an easier target.

Now my gun safe at home? That ain't a sub-$100 job!
 

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I'm on the lookout for one too. I just haven't done the research yet. Unfortunately, I have to leave my EDC in the car every day in our parking garage at work. I'd feel more comfortable if it were in a locked safe.

That's the exact same reason I have. I work for a place that is not gun friendly.. We aren't even banned from having them on the premises.
 

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It looks to be very well built! 19lbs! Don't think the price is probably right for the build but a little more than I wanted to spend.
 

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A well built safe is a deterrent to a burglar, but once found screams "Eureka!". Consider getting creative, and making a good hiding spot for it where a thief will probably not look. Most car burglars are in a hurry. They will search the obvious places, and overlook something less desirable.

You may be able to create a hiding place behind the passenger's seat, under the dash, or make something less desirable, like a book, the hiding spot. It may take a bit of doing, and some refinement, but people have been hiding guns in cars for decades.
 

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A well built safe is a deterrent to a burglar, but once found screams "Eureka!". Consider getting creative, and making a good hiding spot for it where a thief will probably not look. Most car burglars are in a hurry. They will search the obvious places, and overlook something less desirable.

You may be able to create a hiding place behind the passenger's seat, under the dash, or make something less desirable, like a book, the hiding spot. It may take a bit of doing, and some refinement, but people have been hiding guns in cars for decades.
Yup, and I'm formulating a combination of a hidden location not obvious to thieves that's also lockable to comply with the law when locked storage is needed in my eventual CJ-7 rebuild. Not sure yet how successful I will be. The commercial "solutions" for that vehicle I've seen so far leave a bit to be desired. :dunno
 
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