Anyone have experience with Dara truck mounted holsters?

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So true. I do wonder if the holster is usable when removed from the ram mount.
Holster is removable and I have a weapons safe in the vehicle. It ain't that hard to get into it, but a 4 year old won't. I only store a weapon in there when running into a store that bans concealed carry.

Also, it's easier to steal the truck than get into the safe....just sayin'
 

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Short version: Off body carry sucks.

Without going in to a lot of detail, I've spent a lot of years in a very busy Homicide office and would not recommend off body carry. It is a very good way to get shot, disarmed, or disarmed and shot. The trouble is you are generally in a reactive state as a concealed carrier and must access your weapon while under some level of direct observation by a person or persons with ill intent. People reaching for things get shot. On the nonb-bad guy side, it's also likely to cause you to be removed from your vehicle and separated if you get pulled over by police. Depending on time and context, you may find yourself at gunpoint. I never do anything wrong, you say, which is fine until your vehicle matches the description of a robbery suspect's vehicle a few blocks over...Think both odds and stakes.

On body carry allows you to feign compliance and draw in a more disguised manner. It allows you to step out from the vehicle and still be armed. It is not visible from outside of the vehicle. Imagine this: Stopped at a red light, panhandler turns carjacker and has a firearm pointed at you through the passenger side window. People say they'd drive off, but then you're at his decision to fire or not since you can't get away faster than he can shoot. Can you access that doo-dad before eating rounds? Or is it better to feign compliance, exit the vehicle so you have cover, and then deal with the problem? I know which has resulted in corpses in the seat more often.

Find a holster you can draw from while seat belted in and carry on body. If you aren't familiar with Ernest Langdon, look into his concealed carry program and 4 step draw, which once ingrained allows you to easily draw and clear the steering wheel while not flagging yourself. This is important, as I've seen many folks get excited and put a round through their leg or foot getting on the trigger early during their event. It's a real lousy day when you shoot yourself then get shot by the bad guy as well.
yeah... I can only like your post once but if there was an option for more, I’d be there.

Vehicle carry is very personal and we’re preaching to gun people who are renowned for their... hard headedness, shall we say? Me included.
Pay the money, go to a class and participate with an open mind. Be willing to accept that others may know more than you. validate or invalidate your tactics, equipment and beliefs honestly.
Repeat and keep learning.

You make some decent points, but at the end of the day, body carry serves a purpose and vehicle mounted serves another. The vehicle mounted is for long road trips where concealed carry becomes uncomfortable and intolerable. Drawing from a seated position can be inconsistent at best, especially with a seatbelt on. Especially when your 6'6" 275.......

As a former LEO, I'm comfortable around the Po Po and have never had any issues dealing with them during a traffic stop. Usually if you pull over quickly, turn on your dome light, roll down your windows and keep your hands on the wheel, it does a lot to give them a sense of security and they usually ask "Are you Law Enforcement?." I always announce I'm carrying. If they want to pull me out of the vehicle for their safety, so be it. Been there, done that. If they're pointing guns, I'll just move a 'lil slower.....

I would not feign compliance, I would comply

I'm familiar with Langdon and have taught his techniques to many a student. The main issue with his technique in a vehicle is your elbow. If you're a wide individual, you chicken wing usually gets knocked into something and prevents an easily repeatable draw. I've actually had to draw a weapon on a carjacker.....granted he was unarmed =D, but he was still attempting to pull me out of the vehicle. (gotta love Washington D.C.). Luckily I was able to draw from my strong side and he was looking at a 9mm when his head entered the cockpit.

But yeah, all good points to consider....

Yeah, agree here too. I’m not a fan of that mount point or the draw stroke it entails -for an average shooter who may not be regularly practicing THAT draw stroke- but we’re all adults and can make adult choices.

At least the Rap has room, it’s not some shoebox compact, talk about a PITA to deploy a weapon from.
 

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Vehicle carry is very personal and we’re preaching to gun people who are renowned for their... hard headedness, shall we say? Me included.

I'm aware. Men all think they are the best lovers, fighters, and drivers in the world. It's why women are easier to teach to shoot then men. They don't think they know it yet. That's the only reason I provided as brief a bio as I did, to give some idea of my level of exposure and expertise in this arena. I'll not argue with anyone, I just provide the information based on literally thousands of Murders, Attempt Murders, and Robberies with Injury I've been exposed to as lead detective, assisting detective, or Homicide supervisor. I've also been on the other side of the investigation twice. Based on my personal experience and what I've witnessed over the years I carry on body exclusively, and am lucky to have access to training where I can draw and shoot while seated in a vehicle and seat belted in. There are tips and techniques that make clearing the steering wheel and not flagging yourself much easier, but I think that's likely beyond the scope of the thread. Odds are strong everybody reading this will die at home in their bed instead of by violence, given the likely demographics and lifestyles of those here, but if you're today's lucky winner any edge can be an important one.
 

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I’ll go a step further and put on my ‘Range Puritan’ hat.
That positioning is conducive to holing your leg or foot, though with practice you could work out the draw stroke to make it more safe.

That said, I’d be really hesitant to leave any accessory visible in the Raptor, or any F series truck because they’re so easy to break into that a 4 year old can do it. Even if you take the gun with you, thieves will see the holster and think gun, and whatever else you have in the truck could easily end up in someone else’s hands.
I was thinking the same thing as far as advertising that if you break into this truck, you may find a free weapon.
 

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I'm aware. Men all think they are the best lovers, fighters, and drivers in the world. It's why women are easier to teach to shoot then men. They don't think they know it yet. That's the only reason I provided as brief a bio as I did, to give some idea of my level of exposure and expertise in this arena. I'll not argue with anyone, I just provide the information based on literally thousands of Murders, Attempt Murders, and Robberies with Injury I've been exposed to as lead detective, assisting detective, or Homicide supervisor. I've also been on the other side of the investigation twice. Based on my personal experience and what I've witnessed over the years I carry on body exclusively, and am lucky to have access to training where I can draw and shoot while seated in a vehicle and seat belted in. There are tips and techniques that make clearing the steering wheel and not flagging yourself much easier, but I think that's likely beyond the scope of the thread. Odds are strong everybody reading this will die at home in their bed instead of by violence, given the likely demographics and lifestyles of those here, but if you're today's lucky winner any edge can be an important one.
Guys, you're forgetting a key solution. You truck can carry and so can you! Then you can buy two guns if you somehow don't already have two. It's the best of both worlds. :gr_grin:
 
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