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post #1 of 19 Old 06-06-2016, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
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JK Driver Seat Holster!!!

I wanted to have access to my handgun in my JK utilizing my Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP). Because I life in a somewhat free state (PA) my CWP allows me to travel with a handgun in my Jeep.

I began my quest by scouring the internet to simply find something I could just purchase and plug-n- play. Unfortunately, I was left wanting. The few holster set ups I did find either placed the handgun in ergonomically idiotic locations (like under the steering wheel, good luck drawing) in my opinion or were entirely way to salty and blew my budget. Frustrated, I decided to do what I normally do with my Jeep and just do it myself.

My goals were to keep in cheap, easy, and not modify any stock features if at all possible. I wanted the holster to be on my strong side (right handed thus right side). I wanted the holster to be easy to access and move with the seat. It also needed to avoid obstructing the E-brake. Overall, I feel like I was successful. The project cost me $6.00 and about 1hr of my time. I hope this helps, or at least inspires, anyone wanting to do something similar.

I first chose a vehicle gun, the winner... my XDM 5.25 Springfield 9mm. Why you may ask, 2 fold, firstly it is an extremely accurate high capacity instrument of death ! Secondly, it came with a polymer holster, money saved!

Materials used:
- 2"x2' sheet metal strip from Home Depot $6.00
- XDM holster "free"
- Old rattle can of matte black "free" (had sitting around)
- x1 nut, x1 bolt "free" (had sitting around)

Tools used:
- Hammer
- Vice
- Angle grinder/Dremel
- Drill + Bit
- Wrench

To kick things I cut the sheet metal strip to a length 9 1/2" with my angle grinder. I then place the sheet in my vice. I clamed the vice at 3 1/2" and hammer the sheet into an "L" shape aka 90 degrees

I took excess metal of the 3 1/2" side of the "L" cutting off the corners giving it a pointed appearance.

I drilled a hole at 1" on the pointed end that would later allow me to anchor the bracket to a factory bolt under the driver seat. BTW please keep in mind that many of these measurements were simply trial and error until I was able to make this holster bracket shaped and fit The second hole was a trial and error mistake
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An addition hole was then drilled on the longer portion to attach the holster the bracket. This distance from the top will vary based on your holster but for me it was a exactly 1". A corresponding hole was then drilled into the paddle of the holster.

I then hit this baby with some paint and then attached the holster to the bracket via nut-n-bolt.
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Finally the install. I utilized this specific anchor point. This allows the holster to slid forward and backward with the seat to keep your gun at a constant familiar position. It prevent interface with the E-brake. It limits the visibility to others outside the Jeep (no drive-thru freak outs yet! lol)
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All said it was fun, cheap, and functional. Gun stays safely secure and in my humble opinion looks disgustingly sexy!!!
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Enjoy gents,
Matt

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Very smart setup! I like how you made it move with the seat. Where did you get those grenade shifters?
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Thank you. Yeah, the grenade shifters I made those as well. I couldn't believe people sold these on Ebay for $40+ dollars a piece! Way too salty! I had the nades already so I went out and bought x2 "Set-screw Shaft Collars", married them to the base of the nades with some JB weld, and BOOM! Grenade shifters!
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Awesome!



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Good idea and moving with the seat. I used one of those paddle type holsters in the center console area. They are cheap enough to experiment with

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That's why I used mine. Did you have any luck with your holster Treader?
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Awesome idea! I too have some old grenade blanks I could do this with.
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Very nice DIY mod. Both gun and grenades.
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Did just about the same set up .. mine is at and under the 4 wheel drive shifter ..

interesting look on the nade knobs .. rotflmao

it look like something Jeepmomma would do .. TRASHY !!!

Like most of the mods on her jeep only an idiot would do !!

White Trash Rednecks . . WTF !!
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WE HAVE A WHINER!

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Did just about the same set up .. mine is at and under the 4 wheel drive shifter ..

interesting look on the nade knobs .. rotflmao

it look like something Jeepmomma would do .. TRASHY !!!

Like most of the mods on her jeep only an idiot would do !!

White Trash Rednecks . . WTF !!
CONGRADULATIONS Dr!
You're the first butt puppet to respond negatively to my thread!!!

Now to claim your prize just simply post your moms address so I can send it to her basement where I'm sure you'll get it right?

And please don't get too excited, its just lube, but it should help prevent you from getting so butt sore over everything!
And make sure your mom doesn't get ahold of it she'll wonder what your doing down there on the computer all day

As far as idiot mods go, Id love to see your beauty of a holster! I didn't have time to show everyone what could go wrong if they try to deviate from the tutorial. Maybe post your pic so we can see what retarded looks like.

Thanks for your contribution in advance
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All said it was fun, cheap, and functional. Gun stays safely secure and in my humble opinion looks disgustingly sexy!!!
It appears pretty well thought out and efficient, I can admire it even if my laws prevent me from having any hope of public carry.

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It appears pretty well thought out and efficient, I can admire it even if my laws prevent me from having any hope of public carry.
Thank you much. Sorry to hear, what fascist state do you live in?
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People's Democratic Republic of Canada.

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Oh yeah youre right, it'll never happen, sorry lol

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Did just about the same set up .. mine is at and under the 4 wheel drive shifter ..

interesting look on the nade knobs .. rotflmao

it look like something Jeepmomma would do .. TRASHY !!!

Like most of the mods on her jeep only an idiot would do !!

White Trash Rednecks . . WTF !!


Of course you are aware that the best way to separate yourself from the 'white trash redneck' riff-raff is to holster yours with a round chambered,safety-off and pointed upwards while traversing the bumpiest road your mom will let you take her jeep down,right Doc?


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Of course you are aware that the best way to separate yourself from the 'white trash redneck' riff-raff is to holster yours with a round chambered,safety-off and pointed upwards while traversing the bumpiest road your mom will let you take her jeep down,right Doc?
One can hope.

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Awesome idea! I too have some old grenade blanks I could do this with.
Blanks? A real man would use live grenades.

Nice work on the holster setup. Ignore the grimey Dr. He's a troll if there ever was one.
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I like the Condition Zero line of mounts - one installs to the driver seat mounts, the other type is a clamp-on which can just about go anywhere.

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