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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by alphapygmy, Jan 27, 2015.
Truck guns? Pros (duh), cons, experiences, what you got and how do you store it it safely?
The only gun I ever keep in the truck is a rifle when I'm traveling, often a Mini-14. Occasionally a Winchester .25-35 and more rarely an old Remington M 750 .30/06. These rifles have little value if stolen, etc. I stow them in the folded rear seat with a canvas covered Kryptonite chain bike lock run through the action, or in the case of the Winchester the lever itself. A matching Kryptonite padlock secures the gun through the seat frame. I could scarcely describe how heavy this chain and lock are! Could use them in logging. Seat frame is rugged too. So the weapon is not visable and tightly chained, also the main reason the seats are up is that's where my avatar rides.
PS: I keep the lock and chain in place most times in case I have to secure my carry gun. It's also a real PITA to thread the chain through the seat frame.
My truck gun is on my hip; for easy access and whatnot.
On a more serious note, if I am going up to the mountains I have an ar in the back of the cab, but when I get out of the truck I generally carry it with me as well depending on where the we are.
The truck guns that I've seen are usually single shot Joe Byden specials that have been shortened as much as legally possible
Totally depends on what you need a "truck gun" for...
I also only take a rifle when I travel out of town but always have a CC on me.
Depends on the truck, does it break down a lot, get something that is cheap like the truck.
I like the takedown rifles so I can put them in a bag should I have to walk. I wouldn't pick up a person carrying a rifle so if I had one I would want to hide it.
I guess I would use my Barrett 50 BMG for a ''truck gun''.
One question? Just when exactly dose truck season open?
It's open year round but you have to go to a country that participates.
That's a shame. I see so many trucks out there that really should be put out of there misery.
Mine is limping along. But it is getting long in the tooth. And it's days are numbered.
It get's a little nervous every time we load up the Barrett and take that long drive out to the woods.
Many jihadist agree, never leave home without one.
problem with a truck gun is trying to buy one that is not to nice. Everything I currently has it to nice to go bouncing around in a truck cab for months on end. I need to find a Universal Carbine or a beater post 64 model 94 or maybe a beater 20ga. pump
I was thinking about it as a "get home gun." I carry a get home bag so why not a rifle? My CC is better than nothing but if things go really south a rifle would be much better. I live in a small town and rural area so I wouldn't be tromping around town with it if I had to walk. I've got a 308 bolt gun I was going to use. Either build a locking case or bolt down a pelican case under the back seats. When it comes down to it I think we're in for a slow decent into poverty rather than a overnight SHTF thing but you never know. Better to have it and not need it, and I'm up in the woods a fair amount anyway....
An sks paratrooper with a folding stock would make a pretty nice truck gun. Folds up nice and small but you have way more firepower than a bolt gun. (Firepower measured not in ballistic means)
Then on that note, just get an AK with a side-folding stock, and 6-7 mags. for some reason AK's look "neat" when they're a little beat up.
I wanted to use what I already have. I'm slowly building an AR for this but at the moment the 308 is needing something to useful to do to earn it's keep.
I use an SKS with a folding stock with the 20 tapco duckbill mags. I keep in in a crappy looking gym bag that I could carry if I needed to. I don't use it unless I'm going to be out of town. I always have my CC 9mm with me, so I feel pretty firepowered up. I should add a bolt .22 for small game.
A hipoint and Pardner pump by far the cheapest.. I lean more towards just a Pardner Pump with a pistol grip behind the seat.
Can you transport loaded rifle or shotgun as long as not chambered? In Oregon that is.
Good question. I had only planned on having loaded mags close by but nothing anywhere in the gun. Don't give them any excuses.
There are a lot of weird rules about having a gun in your car; most of which are negated if you have your CHL. Just get your CHL and forget about it. I know in Multnomah Co you can;t even have a loaded mag in the car if you don't have a CHL, gun or no gun.