1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Gun Safe for Taco

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by SaltySteve, May 29, 2009.

  1. May 29, 2009 at 6:42 PM
    #1
    SaltySteve

    SaltySteve [OP] SMO

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Member:
    #16293
    Messages:
    903
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    2011 Quicksand FJC
    How and where do you secure your side arm in your Tacoma? There's some online but I think I have more of a mod in mind.

    IMO the ideal safe would be welded or bolted to the frame. It would have biometric and keypad locking/unlocking capabilities. And of course it would be within arms reach of sitting in the drivers seat.
     
  2. May 29, 2009 at 6:43 PM
    #2
    Jester243

    Jester243 mod status????

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2008
    Member:
    #7552
    Messages:
    10,004
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Dan
    Spokane, WA
    Vehicle:
    2016 Trail Premium 4Runner w/ KDSS
    I have seen some that go in the center console. I just carry it with me.
     
  3. May 29, 2009 at 6:47 PM
    #3
    fletch aka

    fletch aka www.BeLikeBrit.org

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Member:
    #12223
    Messages:
    7,103
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Gary
    Left Coast
    Vehicle:
    09 Magnetic Gray TRD OffRoad
    TRD cat back exhaust, TRD Cold Air Intake, differential breather mod' Hellwig rear sway bar, 16x8 TRD Ivan Stewart's, Michelin LTX A/T2, DTRL Stealth Mode Mod, custom "Texas Edition" shift knob, Sock's "Classic" bedside decals, MetalMiller custom grill emblem, 20% front tinted windows, tinted taillights, Viper alarm, ScanGauge II, Flyzeye Designs V2W Tacoma Interior LED lighting, de-mud flapped, de-badged, extra D-rings under bed bolts, WeatherTech ED floor mats, G4 Elite Fold a Cover ,Toyota bed mat, tailgate theft deterrent device and absolutely no plasti-dip!
    I live in California, can't help you. :mad::(:help::goingcrazy::bananadead: :lalala: :der: :frusty: :annoyed::argue::evil: :notsure:
     
  4. May 29, 2009 at 7:04 PM
    #4
    SaltySteve

    SaltySteve [OP] SMO

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Member:
    #16293
    Messages:
    903
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    2011 Quicksand FJC
    :rofl::sorry::rofl:

    I've seen those center console safes and they're probably the closest to what I'm picturing in me head. It may be the easiest option.
     
  5. May 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM
    #5
    El Duderino 480

    El Duderino 480 "The Dude"

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2008
    Member:
    #10219
    Messages:
    682
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jeremy
    Oceanside, Ca
    Vehicle:
    Silver 08 PreRunner Sr5
    K&N 77 Series,Flowmaster Exhaust, OME N140's, OME 885's, Billy 5100's, Toytec AAL's
    move to arizona and you can hang it in the back if your window
     
  6. May 30, 2009 at 7:05 PM
    #6
    jrobson

    jrobson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Member:
    #12211
    Messages:
    1,094
    Gender:
    Male
    Mobile, Alabama
    Vehicle:
    09 DC 4x4
    Ultimate lift kit, LR UCA's, Bi-xenon 8000K headlights, Xenon 8000K foglites, (4) KC slimlites on N-Fab light bar, Extang trifecta toneau cover
    Somebody on this site has theirs mounted to the back of the center console. Looks cool.
     
  7. May 30, 2009 at 7:13 PM
    #7
    SaltySteve

    SaltySteve [OP] SMO

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Member:
    #16293
    Messages:
    903
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    2011 Quicksand FJC
    The question is . . . . who? Sounds cool.
     
  8. May 30, 2009 at 7:18 PM
    #8
    JeffRock

    JeffRock Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2009
    Member:
    #14910
    Messages:
    1,198
    Gender:
    Male
    Capital region, NY
    Vehicle:
    09 Tacoma accesscab 4x4 SR5 2.7L
    Toyota all weather floor mats. Mag light that clunks around in the jack compartment. Dog hair. Dog drool on the windows.
    i usually just carry..
     
  9. May 30, 2009 at 7:21 PM
    #9
    Rangerpeterson

    Rangerpeterson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Member:
    #4353
    Messages:
    513
    Gender:
    Male
    Jacksonville, FL
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma
  10. May 30, 2009 at 7:22 PM
    #10
    SaltySteve

    SaltySteve [OP] SMO

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Member:
    #16293
    Messages:
    903
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    2011 Quicksand FJC
    Cool. So if you have to run into a Federal building or a school or airport you just carry it in?
     
  11. May 30, 2009 at 7:27 PM
    #11
    SaltySteve

    SaltySteve [OP] SMO

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Member:
    #16293
    Messages:
    903
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    2011 Quicksand FJC
  12. May 30, 2009 at 7:31 PM
    #12
    Rangerpeterson

    Rangerpeterson Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2008
    Member:
    #4353
    Messages:
    513
    Gender:
    Male
    Jacksonville, FL
    Vehicle:
    06 Tacoma
    Sure... its very rare that I actually answer a question around here... lol :yay:
     
  13. Jun 3, 2009 at 6:47 AM
    #13
    argm31i

    argm31i Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Member:
    #3061
    Messages:
    342
    Gender:
    Male
  14. Jun 3, 2009 at 7:05 AM
    #14
    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Member:
    #6624
    Messages:
    7,081
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Birmingham
    Vehicle:
    Sold my truck Jan '13... Still hang around.
    There are some ideas in this thread I started when looking for something similar.

    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/22608-glovebox-lock-vehicle-vault.html

    This is EXACTLY the safe I purchased and use. I got it from Costco.com. It bolts into the truck (you can't remove w/o being able to open the safe). It's pretty solid and you need a combination to get into it. You give up a little room in the center console, but it's worth it to me.

    You can't fit a large gun in this safe. I've been looking at a Glock G30 (subcompact) b/c it's about the right size. My .357 Mag 6-shooter w/ a short barrel barely fits.
     
  15. Jun 3, 2009 at 7:51 AM
    #15
    argm31i

    argm31i Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Member:
    #3061
    Messages:
    342
    Gender:
    Male
    Was wondering about what would fit. Have a Ruger SP-101 .357 with a 2" barrel...think it will still fit.

    I ordered the one with the barrel key lock instead.
     
  16. Jun 3, 2009 at 7:59 AM
    #16
    mws4ua

    mws4ua I'll try being nicer if you try being smarter.

    Joined:
    May 14, 2008
    Member:
    #6624
    Messages:
    7,081
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    Birmingham
    Vehicle:
    Sold my truck Jan '13... Still hang around.
    I wish I could tell you, but I have no idea. I measured the safe then went looking for guns w/ the right specs. I don't have the measurements anymore b/c I settled on the G30.
     
  17. Jun 3, 2009 at 8:04 AM
    #17
    argm31i

    argm31i Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Member:
    #3061
    Messages:
    342
    Gender:
    Male
    Gotcha. I'm pretty confident it will fit...fits in there now with plenty of room to spare even with the holster on it. If not...great excuse to buy another gun...;):yay::quickdraw:
     
  18. Jun 3, 2009 at 3:39 PM
    #18
    SaltySteve

    SaltySteve [OP] SMO

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Member:
    #16293
    Messages:
    903
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    2011 Quicksand FJC
    Thanks guys. How do you like that combo lock? It looks weak to me but it'd be really nice not to have to keep track of another key. This is probably what I'll end up doing. I'm thinking some velcro on the inside to keep things organized. And it looks like you'd be able to do that mini mag light mod still.

    So mws4ua what's the verdict? You like this thing and are totally satisfied or you wish . . . . ?

    And argm31i I'd really like to hear your feedback on it when you get it installed.

    One of you dudes should do a product review on this bad boy with it's own thread. Ahhhhh yeah. Let me know. Thanks gents!
     
  19. Jun 5, 2009 at 7:21 PM
    #19
    argm31i

    argm31i Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2007
    Member:
    #3061
    Messages:
    342
    Gender:
    Male
    Got it today. Installed it in about 20 minutes. Works extremely well. I got the barrel key lock. I did not realize that you cannot unlock it and leave it that way (like every time you're actually in the truck), and if I had, I'd have probably gone for the combo lock. One other thing is that it really reduces the amount of space in your console (far more than I'd anticipated) as I think was already said. That said, other than that (and for me, those are really minor details), I love it. It does exactly what it says it will, installs just as easily (or easier) than they say, and for me, is worth every penny.
     
  20. Jun 6, 2009 at 11:27 AM
    #20
    SaltySteve

    SaltySteve [OP] SMO

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2009
    Member:
    #16293
    Messages:
    903
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Steve
    Denver
    Vehicle:
    2011 Quicksand FJC
    Nice. How much room, approximate % wise, do you think you're losing? I don't think I would mind losing a bit since I usually put too much junk in the center console anyways. Is there enough room between the top of the vault lid and the console lid to do that mini maglite mount mod?
     
To Top