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A fellow officer told me about a great holster system for use in your personal vehicle or patrol vehicle. This vehicle mount and holster is made by Gum Creek Customs.
In fact this combination is in use by the US Marshal Service as well as the U.S. Border Patrol. These agencies aren’t the only users. A fairly good number of local agencies have them in use as well. I have one mounted in my SUV with a Springfield XD while my wife has one in her KIA with a Lady Smith “J” frame.
These days with car jacking fairly common a product like this is a good place to carry a backup gun when driving or traveling. Drawing from this rig is faster than trying to get a gun from a belt holster, which may be under a jacket and or seatbelt. Another thought is using it when you take long trips. It’s more comfortable than carrying your gun in a waist holster.
In a patrol car for instance you always have people walking up to you to ask questions or whatever. With this holster an officer or civilian for that matter can have a hand on the mounted gun without the person outside the car ever knowing it.
The mount is made with a strip of heavy nylon with a steel hook on both ends. Depending on the vehicle these hooks secure the mount to the bottom of the steering column or the panel just below the column. The mount comes with two lengths of nylon with Velcro to secure the chosen holster to the vertical strap. Gum Creek also sells various holster sizes or the user can provide a holster of their choosing. A clip holster or any made for use with a belt will work fine. One thing to keep in mind is for a right hand draw a left-handed holster must be used and vice versa for a left hand draw. Installation takes just a few minutes. When you have everything setup the holster and mount is very secure and will not come loose even with a vigorous draw.
The mount and holsters may also be purchased at Brownells, Brownells Police Store as well as the NRA store. Retail with a nylon holster is $49.95. Check the Gum Creek website for local dealers in your area.
If you are traveling and your state doesn’t have CCW reciprocity with the states you travel through you could have problems. It’s always a good idea to check ahead of time to avoid a pretty serious problem.
- Beretta PX4 Storm Sub-Compact
- Kahr CW, CM, PM
- Para PDA, Carry
- Ruger LC9
- S&W 642, 442, 438, 340, 638, 637 Airweight J-frames
- Springfield EMP
- Walther PPS
- Bersa Thunder, Thunder CC, Thunder Plus, Firestorm
- Kel-Tec PF9, P-11
- Sig Sauer P232
- Walther PK380, PPK
- Colt Mustang
- Kahr P380
- Kel-Tec P-3AT
- Kimber Solo
- Ruger LCP
- S&W Bodyguard (auto)
- Sig Sauer P238, P290
- Taurus TCP
- Beretta PX4 full-size
- FNH-USA FNP full-size
- HK 45 and USP full-size
- Fits full size automatics with rail mounted lasers or flashlights
- Beretta PX4 Storm Compact
- CZ 75 Compact
- FNH-USA FNX
- HK 45 Compact, USP Compact, P30, P2000
- S&W Sigma, SD
- Sig Sauer P220, P226, P229, P239, P250
- Taurus 24/7 Compact
- Walther PPQ
Size 28 – (Best Seller. This holster has replaced the old Size 14)
- Beretta 92fs
- Bersa Thunder Pro
- Glock – all models
- HK P2000
- Para PDA, Warthog, Hawg, Carry, Companion, LTC Tactical
- Ruger SR9/SR40, SR9c models, P345, P94 & P95
- S&W Bodyguard (revolver), M&P, Sigma, SD
- Springfield XD / XDM
- Taurus 111, 132, 138, 140, 145, 709, Slim
- 1911′s 5″ and under
* This holster universally fits most full-size and compact 9mm to .45 auto’s, similar to the models above.
- For revolvers up to 3″ barrel