I'm trying to find the best way to house a 1911 and magazine, which is both accessible and secure. I was considering an under-seat locker for the drivers seat... but didn't know if some of you had discovered a really good solution or alternative?
I'd like it accessible more while boondocking than while driving... so under-the-seat is not required... and something that utilizes otherwise "unused" space is nice (I'm considering maybe mounting a handgun safe to the underside of the couch that can easily flip up?)
What have you guys done?
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I had a couple thoughts. I don't know exactly how large your safe needs to be, but: Under the couch is always an option. Under the fridge (there's a compartment in mine there with the water lines). In the closet in the bathroom; throw some clothes on top of it and it'll be hard to spot.
I also would like to point out that Ford vans aren't that hard to steal, especially the earlier models like mine. You could have an insanely secure safe, but it's installed in a van that could be stolen wholesale easily. So, I would also recommend considering an alarm system and/or immobilizer for the B190 itself. Perhaps avoid the shock sensor (or turn the sensitivity way down, so it doesn't go off from just being inside it).
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I keep a gun-box in a lower (B190) kitchen cabinet, with the keys in a drawer above. If feeling cautious I would have the weapon near to hand.
Let me point out that I am a veteran, trained in firearms proficiency and safety, but do not expect to ever need those skills. I have rarely encountered even rudeness or unpleasantness on the road. This precaution pertains more to wild animals than wild humans!