• Sign Up! To view all forums and unlock additional cool features

    Welcome to the #1 Explorer ST Forum and Explorer ST community dedicated to Explorer ST owners and enthusiasts. Register for an account, it's free and it's easy, so don't hesitate to join the Explorer ST Forum today!


Firearm placement for driver

ATL_ST

New Member
Messages
17
Reactions
3
Points
2
Location
Atlanta, GA, USA
Vehicle
2022 Ford Explorer ST
#1
I was curious if anyone could recommend an easily obtainable location for a pistol. Unfortunately I need to use the console for the radar detector, napkins, etc.

Thanks!
2022 ST Atlas Blue
 

UNBROKEN

4000 Post Club
Messages
4,194
Reactions
4,879
Points
352
Location
Houston, TX, USA
#2
A holster on your belt where it belongs.
 

Messages
38
Reactions
6
Points
2
Location
Gurnee, IL
Vehicle
2020 Explorer ST
#3
A holster on your belt where it belongs.
Not sure that will work if you are right-handed. Even being a left-hander, having a holster on your hip with a seatbelt on seems counter-productive to draw time.

OP - I would look into a magnet (there are companies that make them and they usually require drilling into the vehicle panels).

For storage, you can buy a Vaultek safe and stow it under your seat or in the glove box.
 

UNBROKEN

4000 Post Club
Messages
4,194
Reactions
4,879
Points
352
Location
Houston, TX, USA
#4
Not sure that will work if you are right-handed. Even being a left-hander, having a holster on your hip with a seatbelt on seems counter-productive to draw time.

OP - I would look into a magnet (there are companies that make them and they usually require drilling into the vehicle panels).

For storage, you can buy a Vaultek safe and stow it under your seat or in the glove box.
I’m right handed and carry in a TT Gunleather OWB at 3:30…and have for 25+ years. I have no issues drawing from a seated position even with a seatbelt on….you practice at things that you may need to do some day. Training is vital.
Those magnets are ridiculously stupid and a recipe for a hole in your foot…and there’s countless instances of negligent discharges using those pieces of trash.
 

Messages
38
Reactions
6
Points
2
Location
Gurnee, IL
Vehicle
2020 Explorer ST
#5
I’m right handed and carry in a TT Gunleather OWB at 3:30…and have for 25+ years. I have no issues drawing from a seated position even with a seatbelt on….you practice at things that you may need to do some day. Training is vital.
Those magnets are ridiculously stupid and a recipe for a hole in your foot…and there’s countless instances of negligent discharges using those pieces of trash.
Fair points.

But damn, you're old bro! j/k

Not everyone has the same mindset as you, and the training part is left out. Some people want extremely fast access with little-to-no training, which is not a good option.
 

UNBROKEN

4000 Post Club
Messages
4,194
Reactions
4,879
Points
352
Location
Houston, TX, USA
#6
Fair points.

But damn, you're old bro! j/k

Not everyone has the same mindset as you, and the training part is left out. Some people want extremely fast access with little-to-no training, which is not a good option.
And that’s the issue right there…everyone wants instant results with no training. Those are the people that carry that I’d rather not have around me if things ever go south.
I’d bet money a well trained person could draw and be on target from a holster in a seated position before a beginner could swipe a handgun off a knee level magnet and get on target. Hell…there was a guy bragging about using one of those in a FB group this week that said he wasn’t worried about a negligent discharge because he doesn’t keep a round chambered. At some point just leave it at home…because you’re not ready. lol
 

Blue Beast

1000 Post Club
U.S. Army Veteran
Law Enforcement
Messages
1,358
Reactions
538
Points
262
Location
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Vehicle
2020 ST
#7
I’m right handed and carry in a TT Gunleather OWB at 3:30…and have for 25+ years. I have no issues drawing from a seated position even with a seatbelt on….you practice at things that you may need to do some day. Training is vital.
Those magnets are ridiculously stupid and a recipe for a hole in your foot…and there’s countless instances of negligent discharges using those pieces of trash.
I agree. I have carried mine on the right since I started in law enforcement in 1970. Never had a problem drawing while seated in a vehicle with a seat belt.
 

Cruising68

1000 Post Club
Messages
1,362
Reactions
1,012
Points
262
Location
Chicago, IL, USA
#8
I agree. I have carried mine on the right since I started in law enforcement in 1970. Never had a problem drawing while seated in a vehicle with a seat belt.
And thanks again for your service!

My youngest daughter going into the acadamy next month.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Messages
85
Reactions
34
Points
17
Location
Sumner County TN
Vehicle
2023 Ford Explorer ST 401A Pkg White Met Tri-Coat
#9
I agree. I have carried mine on the right since I started in law enforcement in 1970. Never had a problem drawing while seated in a vehicle with a seat belt.
Ahhhh, come on! In 1970 you had a Barney Fife dangler with a revolver and probably a bench front seat with plenty of room in a Ford. Lmao!
My orig from circa 1981:




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
 

Messages
38
Reactions
6
Points
2
Location
Gurnee, IL
Vehicle
2020 Explorer ST
#10
Thank you for your service guys.
 

Messages
67
Reactions
19
Points
7
Location
Chicago IL
Vehicle
2022 Explorer ST
#11
You can always try Vaultek's Slider and mount it to the passenger seat. I usually just leave it on though.

Last year going to the NRA show in Indy, we stopped at a populated Cracker Barrel and 5 minutes before we left, some car pulled up and broke the window of my buddy's truck and stole all our stuff. They probably thought they hit gold when they saw my small gun travel safe, only for it to be empty because it was on me lol... Sucked losing some stuff that was priceless to me.
 

OP
ATL_ST

ATL_ST

New Member
Messages
17
Reactions
3
Points
2
Location
Atlanta, GA, USA
Vehicle
2022 Ford Explorer ST
Thread Starter #12
You can always try Vaultek's Slider and mount it to the passenger seat. I usually just leave it on though.

Last year going to the NRA show in Indy, we stopped at a populated Cracker Barrel and 5 minutes before we left, some car pulled up and broke the window of my buddy's truck and stole all our stuff. They probably thought they hit gold when they saw my small gun travel safe, only for it to be empty because it was on me lol... Sucked losing some stuff that was priceless to me.
Sorry to hear.
 



Top