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With all the crazy stuff going on I was thinking off adding a "truck gun" to my truck, of course. I live in Texas, so we are loose on carry laws.

I saw a post about "gun socks" and was wondering if it would be a good idea to use one in a soft case?
This would be a full time carry and would have it's home there. Truck is in my shop when it is not on the road. I have to travel to Houston and Austin , to see a few doctors several times a year. One I doctor I may see once a month.

My brother who now lives with me is in about the same situation. A couple of old guys have to get out of the man-cave every now and then.

Call me paranoid, but both of us will feel better.

Currently a Glock. 40 call with 85 rounds, and now a Marlin 336 with 150 rounds will live there too.
All these are legal to carry like this in Texas. I think my main question was about the sock and the environment it will live in, not whether it is legal to carry. Our gun lawyer says it is OK too. They will defend us too as part of our plan.
 

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With all the crazy stuff going on I was thinking off adding a "truck gun" to my truck, of course. I live in Texas, so we are loose on carry laws.

I saw a post about "gun socks" and was wondering if it would be a good idea to use one in a soft case?
This would be a full time carry and would have it's home there. Truck is in my shop when it is not on the road. I have to travel to Houston and Austin , to see a few doctors several times a year. One I doctor I may see once a month.

My brother who now lives with me is in about the same situation. A couple of old guys have to get out of the man-cave every now and then. We both go together every time.

Call me paranoid, but both of us will feel better.

Currently a Glock. 40 call with 85 rounds, and now a Marlin 336 with 150 rounds will live there too.
All these are legal to carry like this, in Texas. I think my main question was about the sock and the environment it will live in, not whether it is legal to carry. Our gun lawyer says it is OK too. They will defend us too as part of our plan.

Thoughts please.
 

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God bless Texas

The sock will offer some basic moisture protection, but it is another cover to remove in the case of an emergency. I don't think there are many options out there that allow the firearms to be readily accessible.

A glock and lever action should be pretty good and reliable anyway. I would just clean and coat with good oil on a regular basis n
 

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The sock will offer some basic moisture protection, but it is another cover to remove in the case of an emergency. I don't think there are many options out there that allow the firearms to be readily accessible.

A glock and lever action should be pretty good and reliable anyway. I would just clean and coat with good oil on a regular basis n
That's the plan. I could put some of those things that absorb wetness from the air.... I can't remember what they are right now, most likely check them every month. Cleaned up, oiled, and loaded the Marlin up.

Off we go into the eye of the storm this morning.
 
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The lever action rifle is very common in rural areas in the U.S.A., If you have a sidearm, I would keep the rifle secured in a hard case. It will protect the rifle from getting unwanted scratches and having a possibility of dirt and other debris finding its way in the barrel and action.
On the east end of L.I. and Upstate you will see the long guns sitting on a rack inside a pick up truck.
 

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A good padded soft case will protect the gun as well as a hard case, unless you're keeping it where it could get battered by other equipment like tools and such. A soft case is easier and quicker to open too. Just unzip the butt end and slide the rifle out.

A gun sock inside a rifle case is sort of redundant. I don't see the need. A gun sock is really just a dust cover.

If the rifle will be "living" in the truck, I would still take it out, and give it a light cleaning and oiling a couple times a year, just to make sure there's no moisture buildup from temperature and humidity changes.
 

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Many have used a lever action rifle as a truck gun & for hunting.

Beside having a pistol, I think a shotgun would be a nice choice for a truck gun/personal protection. If you really want to go compact- add a pistol grip to the shotgun. A used short bbl shotgun can be had fairly cheap (vs. rifle). A 20ga is going to have a little less recoil than a 12ga.

I would go w/ a soft gun case or a rifle scabbard for the truck, unless you think you'll be dropping tools/ supplies on it. Then use a hard case.
A gun sock is not neccesary if you're using a gun case.
 

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Well Texas is hot and dry from what I remember as a child. So it shouldn't really be a issue. Are you talking a behind/under the seat or hanging in the window. If you needed to get to the gun it would take awhile to remove it from the gun sock then load and be ready. Unless you had a Velcro zipper installed just rip it and go.
 

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You will take it out and shoot it periodically right? Clean it after shooting and put it back in it's case. Should be enough maintenance to keep it functioning. If you carry and never shoot why bother carrying?
 

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Last I heard, it is illegal anywhere in the country to have a loaded long gun (or rifle magazine) in a vehicle.
Check the law before offering erroneous information that could get someone in trouble!
 

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235 rounds total??? Not exactly ready for a zombie holocost. ;-) whenever my ammo drops to ascertain level I start shaking in and have withdrawals symptoms
 

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Last I heard, it is illegal anywhere in the country to have a loaded long gun (or rifle magazine) in a vehicle.
Check the law before offering erroneous information that could get someone in trouble!
Actually, this is not true. I don't know all the states, I never looked, but at least in Texas and Alaska you can carry a loaded long gun in a vehicle.
 

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That's the plan. I could put some of those things that absorb wetness from the air...
A desiccant? Be sure it's one that isn't corrosive.
But a better choice if you're worried about corrosion is to use a VCI chip. They last about 6 months or more, and can be found in fishing stores to keep tackle box contents rust free.
 

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Nothing wrong with a revolver and leveraction in the same caliber. In the wilderness a powerful caliber in .44 or 45LC make a good choice in personal protection against two and four legged threats.
 

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Actually, this is not true. I don't know all the states, I never looked, but at least in Texas and Alaska you can carry a loaded long gun in a vehicle.
It may be illegal in NY but I can see a day when I might start carrying out of class, so to speak. No sense in being armed if you can't be dangerous.
 

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Stainless Steel Ruger Mini 14 / Mini 30 and or Stainless Steel Remington 870 12ga, problem solved.
If your anywhere near the gulf coast in Texas it's hot and far from dry
 
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Central Texas. It is in a soft case under the back seat. Glock, is in your hand in a New York minute. Damn fast.
The long gun takes about 10 seconds. Everything is loaded. 30-30 or .44 mag. long guns were our choices. The .44 mag will go in the Jeep Cherokee. We have shot guns and that may be the ultimate thing.
 
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