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Greetings everyone. I recently purchased the PT111 and will be using it for CC. Unfortunately, due to work restrictions it is not possible to carry on site. Being a hospital they are pretty strict with the rules. What do others do in this situation? Id like to leave it in the car trigger locked and slide locked along with the safety on. Do others feel comfortable doing this? I live in a rural area so the car being broken into is pretty much non existent. If not, what does everyone else do? I cant imagine others leave theirs at home through the week.
 

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When I go into work, I leave mine holstered in the storage area between the two front seats. You will want to read your work handbook as well as your state law to see if you can do this, both from a work perspective and from a legal one as well. Your profile doesn't say where you're at, but in Texas you can leave your gun in your car when you park it, as long as it's not in plain view. The only thing you would have to worry about is theft but I park onsite so no worries there.

You may get people who say to just carry anyway. I'm not going to tell you that because if they have a policy of no guns, then if they happen to see yours on you, you will very likely be fired. I know that beats the other possibility that you might need your gun at work, but looking for a new job sucks. So, its a decision you have to make on your own.
 

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Texas - Yeah def not going to do that. I live in Missouri which has some of the most lax carry laws in the country but working at a hospital we have some pretty strict rules as far as carrying inside goes. Would never risk losing my job just to have it on my hip. Luckily state law indicates you are allowed to keep it in your vehicle so long as your not brandishing it. Unfortunately I dont have a glove box or center storage unit that locks. I really like the idea of a lock box to place under the seat. It might not be super convenient but would work well for me. I also park on site. The area I park has security cams and security guards making rounds throughout the day so I feel pretty comfortable that my car will not be broken into.

Would love to hear any other solutions anyone else has come up with. What about a bicycle lock around the seat frame and through the backside of the trigger? Might be easier then dealing with a lock box twice a day.
 

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Greetings everyone. I recently purchased the PT111 and will be using it for CC. Unfortunately, due to work restrictions it is not possible to carry on site. Being a hospital they are pretty strict with the rules. What do others do in this situation? Id like to leave it in the car trigger locked and slide locked along with the safety on. Do others feel comfortable doing this? I live in a rural area so the car being broken into is pretty much non existent. If not, what does everyone else do? I cant imagine others leave theirs at home through the week.
Why?

If the firearm is concealed within the vehicle and the vehicle is locked, it's as safe as you can make it and won't go doing anything all by itself while you're away. If you are worried about someone stealing it, then the various safety engagements aren't going to deter them.

My employer has the "no guns on campus" entry in the standard employee handbook on something like page 378 paragraph 14. I could decide to find a more 2A friendly place to work, or I can abide by their rules. I like the job and the money, so I abide. I leave my firearm in my locked vehicle, out of sight.
 

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It's rare that I have a need to leave a firearm in my vehicle, but I keep a pair of old handcuffs under the seat, to secure it when I do.
 

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Texas - Yeah def not going to do that. I live in Missouri which has some of the most lax carry laws in the country but working at a hospital we have some pretty strict rules as far as carrying inside goes. Would never risk losing my job just to have it on my hip. Luckily state law indicates you are allowed to keep it in your vehicle so long as your not brandishing it. Unfortunately I dont have a glove box or center storage unit that locks. I really like the idea of a lock box to place under the seat. It might not be super convenient but would work well for me. I also park on site. The area I park has security cams and security guards making rounds throughout the day so I feel pretty comfortable that my car will not be broken into.

Would love to hear any other solutions anyone else has come up with. What about a bicycle lock around the seat frame and through the backside of the trigger? Might be easier then dealing with a lock box twice a day.
Another point to make. Regardless of using the cabled lock box or bike lock just remember to make sure that under braking the locking device can not slide forward far enough to interfere with pedal operation! And, fortunately, no I didn't learn that the hard way!
 

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Something to consider is stowage and retrieval. You want to make sure no one sees you doing either. Then word gets around that would make your vehicle a target for thieves.
 
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Why?

If the firearm is concealed within the vehicle and the vehicle is locked, it's as safe as you can make it and won't go doing anything all by itself while you're away. If you are worried about someone stealing it, then the various safety engagements aren't going to deter them.

My employer has the "no guns on campus" entry in the standard employee handbook on something like page 378 paragraph 14. I could decide to find a more 2A friendly place to work, or I can abide by their rules. I like the job and the money, so I abide. I leave my firearm in my locked vehicle, out of sight.

The main reason for doing so is to give myself less problems if for some reason security ever did check. They are pretty nice guys and I feel like with me locking it up like that there is a very good chance they would overlook it or at the very least give me a warning. Its not a huge concern but better safe than sorry.
 

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Whenever I decide to leave my firearm in the truck I just lock it in the console in the locked truck. My truck is near impossible to steal and if they do get it they deserve the gun.

BUT . . . . . I rarely, if ever, leave my firearm in the truck. Concealed is Concealed, as they say.

Disclaimer: I am retired and don’t visit gun unfriendly establishments. I am also self employable if I ever feel a burning need to pursue anything.

Disclaimer # 2: I keep a “truck gun” locked in my truck at all times. I learned the hard way that while my truck is darned near impossible to steal if I leave it unlocked people can get into it. A few years ago vandals hit our neighborhood and “tossed” residents’ cars. They opened the unlocked console and tossed all the junk I keep in there all over the interior. They left alone the 4-5 loaded mags and my loaded pistol I keep in there. Yep, I reported it and the cops said that all things of real value were left alone with other residents.
 

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I worked in hospitals for probably around 8 billion years, or so it felt.
When I arrived at the hospital I went straight to security and signed in the weapon and they put it in their safe.
Upon leaving I went back to security, signed it out, they returned it to me and off I went.
I worked in several hospitals in my area and this was a common practice.
 

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I bought a couple of 20 dollar key safes at bass pro to put em in under a seat in each vehicle. Has cable to anchor to seat frame. Locks are for honest people only anyways.


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Yup but found mine on amazon. Tip, make a point to not wait to you get parked to reach to where the box is to get it. This send a message to whoever is watching you that you got something (sort of like getting to the mall or gym then opening the trunk putting your valuables in it).
 

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When I go into work, I leave mine holstered in the storage area between the two front seats. You will want to read your work handbook as well as your state law to see if you can do this, both from a work perspective and from a legal one as well. Your profile doesn't say where you're at, but in Texas you can leave your gun in your car when you park it, as long as it's not in plain view. The only thing you would have to worry about is theft but I park onsite so no worries there.

You may get people who say to just carry anyway. I'm not going to tell you that because if they have a policy of no guns, then if they happen to see yours on you, you will very likely be fired. I know that beats the other possibility that you might need your gun at work, but looking for a new job sucks. So, its a decision you have to make on your own.
I'm with TTG, I wear one holster, but have a bigger simple nylon one I keep in the pickup. If i go somewhere that I need to take it off I just put it in the holster and leave it in the vehicle. Now where in the vehicle depends on where I am, in certain areas I have small hidden areas I use, in others the center console is fine. The only lock I use are the door locks on the vehicle.
 

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It's rare that I have a need to leave a firearm in my vehicle, but I keep a pair of old handcuffs under the seat, to secure it when I do.
I really like that idea Smoke!
 
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A cable lock is good provided you can find a place in your car to lock it, hide it, and unlock it easily.
You might also consider breaking it down and taking the barrel or slide with you into work. I'd still lock the gun though.
 

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ack in the day when I worked they made it real easy. A fire arm in the parking lot was grounds for termination.
 
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