Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • Giolli Joker

    Uhm… I doubt this is crash tested.
    That is an area where you usually have the passenger airbag, surely they kept it, but it wouldn’t be nice if the pistol or the rails of the drawer were slammed in your face by the airbag… and, statistically, you’re generally more likely to be in a situation that needs airbag rather than a pistol, while sitting in your car.

    • JumpIf NotZero

      … No.

      You see line in the above compartment? That’s the SRS break away line. It’s an entirely self-contained system ABOVE this drawer.

      This drawer could not possibly effect the airbag in the way you are (very much) speculating.

      That you somehow got 9 other people who also have no idea how airbags work to agree with you… Very representative of this site lately.

      • Giolli Joker

        It’s amazing, and surely representative of the type of person that you are, that you don’t miss any single chance to imply offensive definitions of other readers, from the height of your superior knowledge.
        However that’s entirely your problem… back in topic, I described a purely hypothetical worst case scenario, we BOTH do not know what that system would do in a crash as it’s not crash tested.

        • JumpIf NotZero

          No. I’m an automotive EE. I have worked on the SRS/airbag systems. You have no idea what you are talking about. Yes. Superior knowledge should be presented when dumb nonsense is encountered.

          Rampant speculation presented as “fact” like yours are bad for everyone.

          That anyone clicked UP on your post ALSO without understanding is a problem and its proof IMO of the quality of readership here. Pure ignorance of a subject, coupled with a stubbornness to agree to something “just because. People who don’t know anything feel inclined to comment on something, other people who also don’t know feel inclined to agree with something only because they see it written…

          Willfully unaware of the things they don’t know – sorry but that’s a terrifying notion for the gun community’s long life if that’s how a typical gun owner thinks. I can only hope this site isn’t populated with typical gun owners. I think we both know the answer to that tho :/

    • The Brigadier

      Pistol whipped by your own car. “i told you to slow down and you didn’t pay attention Mr. Owner. Keep it up and I’ll give you another one!

  • This doesnt look particularly inexpensive.

    • Bill

      You just have to know the right, or wrong, people in Mexico if you want a better deal with a proven track record, though they don’t put a whole lot of concern into safety.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    Id rather have my airbag.
    My gun is fine under the seat.

    • Marty Ewer

      I believe the airbag is above this comparment in the dash.

  • Marty Ewer

    Actually looks kinda cool to me. Unfortunately, it’s a felony in Utah to have a “concealed compartment” in your car. 🙁

  • Swarf

    Hold on a sec while my gun artfully presents itself, Mr. Carjacker.

    Almost there.

    • Kjk

      Yea seriously. I was thinking he same exact thing. By the time it opens the Carjacker will have a nice surprise a block away.

      • Matthew

        ditto ditto
        I’d like to see something spring-loaded that pops out fast with a touch/push, possibly keep the gun on magnets for it not to move…

  • Bill

    What’s up with the picture on the main page? This is for killing cops during traffic stops, and smuggling drugs?

  • Brian

    The airbag is located in the upper dash and deploys above the location of the drawer. I don’t see it having an effect on the airbag deployment. I would guess that a significant impact would damage it and unless you took out an additional writer on your insurance policy most would not cover it under the subsequent repair

  • USMC03Vet

    You gotta turn AM radio on and press preset station 5 three times for it to open.

    #StraightOuttaMexico

    • The Brigadier

      That should help thieves everywhere Vet. Thanks a lot.

  • Ben

    Someone has been watching Casino Royale too much.

  • Will

    Ummm, put it in the glove box for the front passenger?
    Door pocket on either door?
    Center console arm rest?
    Wear a good holster?
    Spend the money on ammo and practice.
    Just my humble opinion.

  • Ripley

    How does this beat a 12-Glock center console?

  • Bill

    That’s what I thought – hilarious

  • adverse

    Out of sight does not take a lot of creativity. I throw a rag over the pistol between the console. And, yes you have to be smart enough to prevent it from running under the gas pedal.

    • adverse

      That did not sound right, I was thinking one thing and typing another. Dodge mini van, no restraint, and pistol will slide allllllllllllllllll over. Used an all purpose cheap box, (one of those elec cig boxes?) took lid off, screwed bottom to floorboard, .380 fits just right, throw rag over, poof it’s gone.

      • Giolli Joker

        I’d be more worried if it runs under the brake pedal.:-)

  • James Brown

    in ohio its a felony to even have one of these compartments, regardless if anything illegal was in it.

    • Charlie Vestey

      Why? And how do you know that?

  • FcuT9C7Sfl

    Does it work with the battery dead or disconnected. Too slow. Too visible. Too much space wasted. Too complex.

  • A name Dis Qus doesn’t delete

    Frikkin upper-middle class white guys … when oh when will they ever stop shooting all the cops??

    That fella is more likely to fix the cop’s computer..

  • Open Carry

    Over the years I have seized a few vehicles just for hidden compartments.

  • Conceal Pro

    Hey guys! Thanks Nick for sharing. Our compartments are for storage, not quick access. Quick access is on your side or in the seat. The airbag is not compromised. The compartment is only illegal if used for illegal purposes. Half our business is government agencies, so we definitely keep up with the legality. Thanks for all comments

  • The Brigadier

    It might be better if you have a concealed weapon permit before installing one. That way you can argue you were safeguarding the pistol before you before you went in to the liquor store where its illegal even if you have CCP.