SHOP Talk: Vehicle Carry

In this week's episode of SHOP Talk, our guys aren't actually in the shop. Instead, they're in Jacob's pickup truck, showing you some “how to” strategies.

How to do what, exactly? Well, defend your life with your gun in your vehicle.

The number of truth bombs being dropped in this video is ridiculous. In fact, something I wish more people would talk about, is off body carry in the vehicle.

Off body vehicle carry is something that they address in this episode of SHOP Talk.

I, personally, come from the frame of mind that your gun should only leave your body as a last resort. Never would I ever want to drive around with my gun off my body for a number of reasons.

One example, is what if you get into an accident while driving? What happens to your gun? Does it go flying in the chaos? Do you reach for it under stress? Does your finger accidentally hit the trigger?

Hey, it could happen.

Or, Jacob brings up a great point in the video when he talks about someone off body carrying, having to stop for a drink at the gas station, forgetting (or leaving on purpose because it'll be quick) the gun in the car.

What happens if someone sees your gun while walking by and takes it? What happens if someone tries to rob the gas station and your gun is in your car?

Off body carry, for these and other reasons addressed in the video is a bad idea and I don't, personally, recommend it.

Also addressed in the video are many more aspects about carrying concealed in your car, how to draw, etc. You can watch the video, here:

Mentioned in the video is this week's special offer. Over a year ago, as referenced in the video, we put together a training course called Vehicle Firearms Tactics, what we like to call VFT.

In it we, and when I say we please understand that I had nothing to do with it, teach you how to fight in and around your vehicle. These guys utterly destroyed a car by shooting at it to show the viewers what happens when a car is shot from different angles.

It's a great course, and highly recommended. For the time being, when you use the code roadtrip2019 you can get the course for only $20. It usually costs $37.62, so it is ALMOST half off. It's well worth the price.

As a bonus, you also get the Legal Boundaries by State eBook for free, which is something we usually charge $10 for.

You really can't go wrong.

You can find the VFT course, here. If you want to learn more about the eBook we're including with the course, you can do so here.

We usually only run these sales for about one week, so you've got until the 28th of April to take advantage before it goes away. Don't delay.

About Joshua Gillem

Josh is a lifelong practitioner and student of the gun. He grew up shooting/hunting with his dad, and was given his first gun, a 12 gauge shotgun, when just a small boy. After high school, he joined the Marines where his love for firearms blossomed as he qualified with an M16A2, an M9, and a 240G. Josh has been writing about firearms and tactics for several years, owns the blog Gunners Den, is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment, and believes that each individual person has the right to self-defense by any means necessary. Currently residing in gun-friendly NC, he carries a concealed gun on a daily basis, even in his own house.


  1. Steve Dunn on June 20, 2019 at 8:44 am

    Is there something wrong with the big three automobiles they do make American you know

  2. jennflip on June 20, 2019 at 10:09 am

    carry cross draw all the time ==much easier draw in all circumstances and less likely for some dumbass to come from behind and draw your weapon from the rear if worn strong side–IMO…

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