Back when I was a kid, it was a common sight to see a pickup truck driving down the road with a gun rack in the rear window with either a rifle, or a shotgun in it. It was a common sight even in the parking lot of the high school I attended. When you saw that, it was a clear warning that THAT guy wasn’t someone you wanted to get into a road rage incident with. I don’t know if we were smarter back then, or if we just had better manners.
But I digress.
It’s something you don’t see too often anymore, because most states have enacted very restrictive gun laws that prohibit that sort of thing. You still can have a gun in your vehicle, but it has to be unloaded and not easily accessible, that is unless of course, you have a Concealed Carry Permit.
The whole point of having a gun in your truck, or car, is so that it is accessible in case there is a dire situation and you need a firearm to protect yourself.
Alright, let me shine the light on something that so many people get wrong. When it comes to self-defense, you are carrying the wrong gun. “But I carry a pistol that has been combat tested,” you say. Sorry, it’s still not the right choice. Bear with me and I’ll explain.
In a bad situation…your pistol is suboptimal at best. Think about how many truly knowledgeable people condone keeping only a handgun as your home defense weapon. The answer is likely zero because they advise a shotgun.
Sure, your pistol can do in a pinch, but if things get serious you are going to need more firepower. Traditionally a “truck gun” is a shotgun, or a handgun. In any case, a truck gun should be small enough to easily store under or behind a truck seat or stash inconspicuously somewhere else inside a vehicle, and it should be powerful enough to get whatever job you require of it done.
Every police force I know keeps a shotgun, or rifle in their cruiser, because when the s**t hits the fan, you want to be properly prepared. So here are the top choices narrowed down for your truck, or trunk.
Here are some of the best new firearms for concealed carry we found so far:
✅1. Mossberg 590a1 Tactical
✅2. Mossberg Shockwave
✅3. Nighthawk Custom Agent 2
✅4. IWI Tavor TS12
✅5. ZEV OZ9C
✅6. Mossberg Maverick 88
You may, or may not agree with the list above, but remember, you should always feel comfortable and be familiar with whatever firearm you do choose.