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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





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)



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



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



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



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:
 

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hopefully, those who come along in the future will search for this thread before posting the same question over and over again. :lol:
Haha your funny.
 

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

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How would you mount the speed loader to panel.screws.or epoxy?
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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thanks for the idea
 

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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.
 

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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.
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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Unfortunately, this will not work with an XDm holster. The speedloader will clip onto the mag-holder just fine but not on onto the holster. The rail on the holster is much too narrow.
 

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Great idea!! Americans are so very resourceful.

I can understand the need for such application, but here in Texas, your weapon is mandated to be "concealed" in your vehical. Does throwing a hand towel over it qualify??
 

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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.
Yes I can draw it but I'll admit the vehicle holster would be easier.

But it would require carrying 2 guns or moving my EDC to and from the vehicle holster each time I got in or out of the SUV and that is too much handling of a loaded weapon. Also I don't believe that would be legal in Florida.
 

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Great idea!! Americans are so very resourceful.

I can understand the need for such application, but here in Texas, your weapon is mandated to be "concealed" in your vehical. Does throwing a hand towel over it qualify??
Yes sir, throwing a towel over it does qualify (according to three different CHL instructors) Any LEO wanna answer this as well? As long as it is concealed.
 
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