Free XD Holster for your car, truck, vehicle, ATV ... whatever.

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  1. Mudinyeri

    Mudinyeri XDTalk 2K Member

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    It seems as if there have been quite a number of "how do I mount my gun in my vehicle" threads lately. Whether or not this has anything to do with a new member (who is not a vendor) that happens to sell holsters that mount in vehicles ... I'll leave that up to the individual reader.

    Anyway ... I've commented in several of those threads that most of us already have the equipment necessary to mount an XD in our vehicle. It came with the gun (if you got the XD Gear).

    Exhibit 1: The XD Gear Magazine Speed Loader

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    The XD Gear speed loader is most likely sitting in the case that your XD came in. At least, I know mine was. I only use speed loaders on magazines with a capacity of 20 or greater.

    Exhibit 2: The XD Gear Holster (with the Speed Loader mounted to its rail)

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    Yes, the much-maligned XD Gear holster does have a use ... so does that rail on the holster. Until I undertook this project, I couldn't, for the life of me, figure out why Springfield chose to put rails on their holsters. Now, I understand. By the way, the magazine pouches also have rails on them. Give you any other ideas?

    Exhibit 3: The Holster Mount

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    The mount is made from the speed loader. Simply take a Dremel tool or a hack saw and cut off the part of the speed loader that surrounds the magazine (roughly where you see the red, dotted line in the picture above).

    Exhibit 4: Another Look at the Cut Location

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    Make the cut to remove the excess from your speed loader. Then, locate a flat mounting surface in your vehicle. Most of us have seen the picture from the Springfield Armory Facebook page. What you see in this photo, that many don't realize, is the cut-down speed loader attached to the knee panel of the XD owner's vehicle and the XD Gear holster attached to the speed loader by use of the rail on the holster.

    Exhibit 5: XD Gear Speed Loader & Holster Attached to Knee Panel

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    Hopefully, that clarifies the "free" XD vehicle holster question and ... hopefully, those who come along in the future will search for this thread before posting the same question over and over again. :lol:

     
  2. Electrikkoolaid

    Electrikkoolaid XDTalk 500 Member

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    Good write up.

    I have to ask though, why white carpet in a vehicle?
     
  3. Milhouse86

    Milhouse86 XDTalk 1K Member

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    Haha your funny.
     
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    nlghthawk XDTalk 100 Member

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    excellent....now anyone wanna sell their speed loader?
     
  5. Mudinyeri

    Mudinyeri XDTalk 2K Member

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    I have a couple I'll sell for $100 each. :lol:

    Thanks.

    Not my vehicle. It's a photo from the SA Facebook page.
     
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    blizzzarddemon XDTalk 100 Member

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    How would you mount the speed loader to panel.screws.or epoxy?
     
  7. FJ40Jay

    FJ40Jay XDTalk 100 Member

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    screws..if you dont mind a few small holes..
    I saw that post with picture a few days ago and wandered, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. now I know, the way it sits is great.
     
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    jhefner82 XDTalk 500 Member

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    thanks for the idea
     
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    iCreek XDTalk 4K Member

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    Great idea..... Thanks for the post
     
  10. Mudinyeri

    Mudinyeri XDTalk 2K Member

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    A couple self-tapping screws meant for plastic.
     
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    DMORRIS XDTalk Member

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    Thats a pretty good idea. I think I'll give it a try.
     
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    Vir XDTalk 100 Member

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    Nifty idea but wouldn't a seatbelt holster be easier?
     
  13. Mudinyeri

    Mudinyeri XDTalk 2K Member

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    Maybe. Perhaps you can do a write-up on one and we can compare.
     
  14. OneInThePipe

    OneInThePipe XDTalk 100 Member

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    I'm not trying to cause trouble but - why mount a holster in your vehicle?

    I have a CCW (as most of us do) so I always have the weapon on my side. I just don't see what the need is. Mounting a shotgun or an AR I could understand.

    Someone please enlighten me.
     
  15. Mudinyeri

    Mudinyeri XDTalk 2K Member

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    Have you tried to draw your weapon while driving with your seatbelt fastened?I have some friends who run a weapon-focused defensive training business. They recently produced some videos that demonstrated how difficult it is to defend yourself in a vehicle. The easier it is to get to your weapon, the better.

     

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