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4 years 12 weeks ago, 2:57 PM

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Truck rifle

anyone keep a rifle in their car or truck? I always have a handgun on my person, or in the console while i'm in my truck. I think I'm going to start keeping a rifle underneath the back seat. Anyone else do this? If so, what kind of rifle and why did you choose it? I'm a little worried about it getting stolen (even though I've never had my truck broken into, knock on wood) so I'm debating on whether to keep it locked or not...

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 3:00 PM

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where you planning on parking said truck?

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4 years 8 weeks ago, 5:40 PM

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rifle under the seat

I carry a Springfield Armory M6 Scout. It is a 22 hornet-410 shotgun with a red dot scope.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 3:05 PM

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my house, my office, the bar... those are the main three places. I go to other places a couple times a year also

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 3:09 PM

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why do

i get a felling that all three places have the same address

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 3:11 PM

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called a "Du-Ha" (Don't ask me!) It fits beneath the seat of my Silverado - extended cab and is set up to carry several rifles. They have lockable models. The site is here: http://www.du-ha.com/ They make the system for nearly every make of pickup.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 3:15 PM

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when you leave the " bar".....do you ever forget to take the leather chaps off?

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 3:26 PM

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chaps are SO LAST YEAR.... get up with the times! Shows how much fashion sense you have

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I've seen the Du Ha. Do you keep a rifle in your truck? If so, what kind? I just want to get opinions from other people about what they keep in their vehicles, and why. I'm probably going to go with an AR, but haven't made my mind up yet

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 3:31 PM

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differant dress code

same result............HOMO

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 4:10 PM

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find out the laws and what size truck?I got M4 stock on mine works great :>)

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 5:58 PM

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I live in AZ. I have a CCW (I'm not even sure you need these anymore). I can pretty much carry whatever I want. I have a F150 supercrew (4 door). I'm thinking about building a cheaper AR strickly for the truck. I think an M1A socom is the perfect truck rifle, just not sure I want to leave a $2K rifle in my truck all the time. Some of the areas around here can get pretty sketchy

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 6:45 PM

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Reaper

Considering your original question and susequent comments, I offer my opinion.
Haul an SKS. You already likely have the ammo and a truck gun needs to be, well, tough!
I know you don't go where I go, but, my truck guns are the ones that have proven themselves to me. Clean, dirty, wet, dry, hot, cold, etc.... and SKS's are inexpensive. If you need it in 10 seconds, furniture don't mean squat. Stock with 2 strippers ready should end it or give you the breathing room you need.
Also, I'm anxious to see the DU HA for SUVs due Spring 2011!
I drive an Avalanche.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 6:49 PM

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I count on packing it around everywhere. It'll only end up being about 23" or so overall, so it should cram down nicely between the console and the drivers seat. Once I get the appropriate paperwork and the rest of the parts together It'll be a custom10.5" Bbl'd 5.56. Haven't decided on the optic but have plenty of time to think about it.

4 years 12 weeks ago, 6:49 PM

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I carry my M4 in a soft case(A rectangle ACU,blends in well in my Silverado ex-cab.....looks like I live out of it,so it's hidden pretty well)Take it in and out at......like you would like something to leave but vehicles are broken into pretty.......Alarm does help though.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 6:56 PM

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my truck/car gun

is either my son's AK or my SKS.both will function regardless of condition.

4 years 12 weeks ago, 6:58 PM

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Both good choices GP.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 7:00 PM

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OK, see ya all, back to bed, gotta kick whatever this is. Take care & be safe

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 7:03 PM

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Sorry you're feeling bad!! Hope you get better soon!!! :-)

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 7:09 PM

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Good evening.......do any 4-wheelin' today?We are suppose to get some rain tomorrow......will be tomorrow evening around the bonfire and midnight runs on the 4 wheeler watching and trying to pop a coyote........

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 7:14 PM

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I didnt make it to bed like a "normal" person, so I didnt get up in time. Just left'em loaded on the trailer, and we're gonna try for tomorrow!! And bring on the rain!!! The muddier the better!!!! I wish more counties would have mud bog's like they used to!!! Im always the only girl competing. And they are a blast!!!

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 7:19 PM

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yeah bring on the rain.......it bad dry here......my little creek is just small puddles now...gonna have to watch bonfires,we usually keep two going

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 7:24 PM

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that U cant even get a burn permit!! We have a humongo burn pile that needs to go! But between the dryness, and the neighbors jungle growing next door, We're screwed either way.. And I dont want the rain for the grass! Heaven forbid it gets to growing again!!! mowing 6 acres @ times of twice a wk sometimes sucks!!! I just want M-U-D TO PLAY IN!!!!!!!!

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 7:27 PM

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Burn permit? We are either under a burn ban, or we aint.
They just enacted one Tuesday, so, It's 'bout normal here.
Kinda cool for this time of year though.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 7:38 PM

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Burn permit!!

We have to call the forrestry division here and get a permit # if we want to burn something large. If we're under a burn ban, then no burning @ all, (duh). And this is probobly the coolest Summer I remember in my adult years. Dont get me wrong, I absolutely love it, but it makes me seriously wonder what Winter is gonna be like this yr.??????

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 7:44 PM

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We aren't under a ban yet but it's been record hot here for about 6 to 8 weeks.We also keep trailers with water barrels close to fires......although cool front moving through tomorrow......be nice working a hula-popper on top-water Saturday morning at a local farm pond.

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4 years 12 weeks ago, 12:32 AM

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back on topic

here you have to have the rifle/shotgun unloaded and cased,does that DU HA meet the requirement for cased there? Does it lock? Guess i'm thinking out loud here,i'll check the website.

yep GTG, looks like a good setup.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 8:56 AM

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I always have my..

AK with a side folder in whatever rig I drive. I bought the cheap WASR so it didn't matter if it bounced around in the truck or in the car. Keep a couple of 30 round mags handy and your ready for about anything. Heck between my AK and my pistol I carry every where it leaves me with 117 rounds in mags for if a bad situation arises.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 2:13 PM

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how about an

AR pistol? I believe you could carry it legally with a magazine in it,in your truck,being that it's a pistol.I can do the same here since i have a CCP,hmmm,something to think about.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:16 AM

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Probably no pistol. I want something for longer range engagements. I also have the Draco pistol if I wanted to throw it in there. I was thinking about a SBR, but decided against it because of the registration. Hell, I could have turned the Draco into a AOW by throwing the AFG on it and only had to pay a $5 stamp, but the whole NFA registration thing turns me off. I don't want anyone knocking on my door. I'll probably just end up going with a 14.5 mid length with permanently attached A2 or something along those lines, maybe a 16. It may be a couple months... but I'm leaning towards a LMT lower with single stage trigger and BCM upper and BCM BCG. Maybe a cheap rail like YHM or MI, but nothing too expensive. I'd like to keep this one under $800. My only issue is that, there goes another $800 that could have gone towards my dream LWRC M6A2 and REPR combo (someday). Oh well.

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:27 AM

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AR pistols will get you 150 to 200 yards. How far are you wanting to fire on a target at?

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 9:39 AM

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Who knows? I don’t have a specific number in mind but I want to be prepared for anything and everything... from a terrorist wearing body armor opening fire at a public event to the Red Dawn "wolverines" scenario. If I'm out across town, and don’t have time to return back to my house, I want to be prepared. I wouldn't feel confident enough that I wouldn’t put anyone else in danger by firing an AR pistol in a public setting, because I don't have any experience with them. I know I can put the rounds on target with a carbine quickly and efficiently. Also, It will be in my truck, so the pistol serves no advantages that I can think of (I'll always have my regular carry sidearm anyways). Also, I can build a rifle for the same price or cheaper than a pistol. So, why a pistol?
BTW: loaded/chambered rifle is OK in my state

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4 years 11 weeks ago, 3:54 PM

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see that

makes sense now,a loaded rifle wins IMO,here it's got to be unloaded and cased,and cased means,enclosed and zipped,snapped,or buckled shut.Thats why i was wondering if the du ha met the requirements,all that to prevent road hunting up here for pheasant or deer.
I do think the Draco/AR pistol would be excellent in the confined space of a vehicle,you could pass it or your pistol off to whoever is riding along if needed,but if you are going to be responding to a shooting at a mall,a rifle would be much better.
Having said that,an AK could be interpreted as a bad guy weapon by the general public,so lets say shots are fired,your close to it,grab your AK,quickly move to the sound of the gunfire,and some other honest citizens opens up on you just because he sees a guy coming toward him with an AK,good guy shoots good guy.bad guy tells story later in jail,everyone laughs.

yep i'd go with the AR rifle,might even think about a plate carrier with couple mag pouchs too for just that scenario,with a CCW badge on it.

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4 years 10 weeks ago, 10:51 PM

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yeah, that’s what Im gonna do. I'll have a bug out bag ready. Atleast one mag of green tips and a couple mags of JHP's. As of this month, you don't need a CCW to carry concealed anymore. I'll still probably renew mine when it expires because it makes buying easier (no phone call) and other states recognize it.

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4 years 10 weeks ago, 5:26 PM

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4 years 6 weeks ago, 11:12 PM

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I carry my M4

Stock collapsed, under the back seat. My truck is a supercab, with the suicide doors, so it's easily accessible from inside. I have a three-mag bandoleer for spares that has a shoulder strap, so I have a few reloads

My next gun is going to be a DPMS LR-308AP4, basically a .308 M4. My plan is to buy that rifle, then also buy a 24" fluted heavy barrel upper receiver so I have a carbine or a long range gun by popping out two pins. I only bring this up because the .308 gun in its carbine format will be my travel gun while my .223 M4 will stay at home. If you have to use a rifle while out and about, having a caliber that can easily punch through cars, walls, and other barrier material is going to be a good idea.

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