So, do you need a car gun holster? You know our philosophy here at JM4 Tactical, we want to make a great holster to carry with you everywhere so your weapon is secured, and you are able to defend yourself.
By everywhere we mean everywhere – a holster for car use, work, hiking, camping – everywhere.
If you are like most people you have to commute to work, and for the majority of us that means that we need to get there in our own vehicles, which can create some problems. The first one is how you carry in your vehicle and keep your firearm close at hand, ensuring it’s secured but also making sure that you can access it in a hurry.
It is no secret that carjackings, robberies at gas stations or even folks blocking highway onramps and doing armed robberies are on the rise. On February 15th a would-be carjacker was shot dead by the car owner as he attempted to steal his car while at a gas station. (Armed robber tried to steal a man’s car at a gas station, but the driver pulled out his own gun and killed the assailant, St. Louis police say – TheBlaze).
So, it is up to you, on your way to work, soccer practice, the gym, or on a road trip to remain vigilant and carry.
Car carry options:
There are a few options to carry your gun while seated in your car. First, the best, most accessible one is to leave your gun on your hip. This ensures that you’re always in control of your weapon, should you need it or if you get into a car wreck.
And, our holsters are great for this option.
However, if you carry it at 3-4 O’clock or Appendix, it can be a bit awkward to draw as it does tend to cross the seat belt (you are wearing one, right?) and prevents a cleaner draw. This is where the magnetic retention holsters that we patented really shine.
I have used my magnetic belt clip to strap below the steering column as seen in our below video. I have also used it on the bar for moving the seat length under my seat.
The only thing that even comes close to the versatility of our holster is buying additional hardware to permanently screw into your car to retain your pistol. The downside is that a majority of them still require you to attach that directly to your firearm, not the holster.
That means your holster is free to move about the cabin and can be a pain if you have sudden movements shifting contents in your vehicle.
That may mean you stop for gas and can’t find your holster easily, so you say bugger it and go inside to hit the bathroom. You come out and like the guy in Saint Louis, who came out to the car seeing it getting broken into … and now you are unarmed, and the criminal now has access to the pistol.
We spend an average of an hour in the car DAILY in the US which means over a day per month in a vehicle, so we absolutely need to ensure that we are appropriately armed in the event we need to defend ourselves.
JM4s holster options ensure that you will have that capability and with the magnetic retention, if you do stage the firearm on the vehicle, the ability to rapidly re-attach to your beltline quickly is something that none of our competitors offer and should be a key factor for you when determining the right holster for you in the future.
Author: Ian Bolser