The Car Gun.
Many people spend a great deal of their lives behind the wheel. - They might well be even more at risk when they are. - Carjackings, or perhaps even their job ( police officer/security etc.)
Operators in Northern Ireland carried 'Car Guns' aswell as a pistol on their person. ( Sometimes they had a little Walther PPK 7.65/.32 ACP as a BUG too.)
The normal carry - a BHP, would be kept as such, in the normal place ( probably strong side, behind the hip.)
The Car Gun was a BHP, with 20 round magazine, - giving 21 rounds, in a condition 1.
Under the thigh perhaps ? In the door 'pocket' perhaps. In a special holster, attached under the dash ? - Everybody has his/her favorite option.
We can jump out the car, with or without the Car Gun, but are still armed with our normal carry.
In a collision, if we lose the Car Gun, we still have our normal carry piece, in the place we will always find it.
But fighting from a car, I think, has certain advantages if we use a Car Gun.
Let us look at a typical civilian situation for you gents:
You carry a Glock 26, concealed. - Wouldn't it be better to have a Glock 17 close at hand in your car ?
The spare mags ( Glock 17 of course,) fit both weapons. The 17 whilst perhaps alittle difficult to conceal well on your person, will be easily concealed in your car. - When parking your car, it can be dropped into a bag, if you don't wish to leave it in your car. - When out of the vehicle, your primary weapon will of course revert to your concealed weapon.
Perhaps you like a compact 1911 ?
So why not a full size in the car, with those excellent Wilson 10 rd mags ?
If you have to leave your car, in the middle of a situation, and have your Car Gun in hand, even better. - Your concealed carry gun becomes a 'back-up' to it, and hopefully will accept the same mags.
Most people would generally prefer a full size service pistol if possible for fighting, but we make concessions due to concealment 'problems', and often end up with a compact on our person.
Just a thought, for those who live in a dangerous place, and can legally consider this option.
If you have to fight, do not fear death.
We will all die one day, so fight skillfully and bravely!
And if it is to be that you die, then at least go to God proudly.
Meet him as the proud warrior that you once were, and not as a sniveling coward.
Nobody lives forever.