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X1 E84 (2011 - current)
The new to the US BMW X1 will arrive at BMW dealers in the fall of 2012 as a 2013 model year. Get your X1 28i with either sDrive (RWD) or xDrive (AWD) or get the US exclusive I6 N55 powered X1 35i dDrive.

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Old 10-27-2013, 04:41 AM
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Has anyone figured out where it would be advantageous to store your CCW weapon in the X1? Not many locations are handy and the door pocket is not practical.

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Old 10-27-2013, 05:20 AM
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Was wondering this too. Retro-ed nice underseat drawers in my Golf R; but nothing like this was ever available in any of my BMWs...the First Aid kid box is usually much too shallow.
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Old 10-27-2013, 08:43 AM
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Skipping the iDrive gives you an awesome spot for stuff. But that horse has probably already bolted.

Hmm, if you have the flexibility for it you could put it in the mesh pocket behind the driver seat? I keep a utility knife back there.
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Old 10-27-2013, 09:23 AM
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Skipping the iDrive gives you an awesome spot for stuff. But that horse has probably already bolted.

Hmm, if you have the flexibility for it you could put it in the mesh pocket behind the driver seat? I keep a utility knife back there.
We don't have the iDrive, so we do have the box in the dash you are talking about. It's plenty large enough for most CCW sized weapons, including holster.
However, it's in a very conspicuous place. Also, I don't know what your experience is, but the door on our dash compartment is difficult to open. When you push the button up, it often sticks for a moment before it opens.
So grabbing it when you need it might be difficult from that location.

I've just been keeping mine on my belt, on the floor in front of me, or wedged between the seat and the console.


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Old 10-27-2013, 09:34 AM
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I use my iDrive console (for a lack of a better word) every day, and although it was initially a little stiff it now opens smoothly every time.
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Old 10-27-2013, 01:05 PM
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Better idea would be to not carry at all... I for one can't figure out why this country is totally obsessed with carrying guns.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:01 PM
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Better idea would be to not carry at all... I for one can't figure out why this country is totally obsessed with carrying guns.
You must not be from around here . I'd recommend reading the U.S. Constitution

It's a personal choice, plain and simple.
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Old 10-27-2013, 02:16 PM
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When people ask for advice, say... how do I throw a curve ball. Or, what is the best way to hit a curve ball, they are not looking for "Maybe you should stop playing baseball" as an answer.

Please respect that the question is legal, permissible, and until determined otherwise not something that is polite to squabble about.

If you want the laws changed please write your representatives.
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Old 10-28-2013, 04:17 AM
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Six posts in 11 years, and that's one of them?

OK, back to the question at hand.
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Old 10-29-2013, 06:54 PM
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if I would not live in NJ ... yes.. that state.. this would be very actual question for me as well.

I would keep in in the Door storage space so it's accessible quick and spend little more time at the range working on left hand draw and presentation.
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Old 10-29-2013, 07:28 PM
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For those of you living in victim enforcement zones, whether by local or state mandate - I'm sorry. But like many others have pointed out as long as a question is legal, then disparaging remarks are better addressed else where like the political threads.

That being said, I've yet to find a decent car holster that really does the job. Especially one that is non-permanent for those of us who lease or trade often.

Being a natural lefty myself, as a driver there is a forgone conclusion regarding automotive transportation of any type - THERE IS NO WAY TO DRAW AND PRESENT LEFT AND SURVIVE! If your not already ambidextrous (most of us lefties are) then get out there and practice with the weak hand.

The best to have come to my attention so far and not optimal by any imagining is the so-called seat belt holster that has a spring-metal clip that snaps over the seat belt. This is placed so the the holster rides on the lap portion of the belt and best position is to have the low end of the holster between your thighs. I-know, I-know, but you arm chair people have to get out and practice, when done as practiced your finger is nowhere near the trigger until the weapon is clear of your prouder parts. The problem I find is that the clip has no ribbing or dense foam or..., to keep the thing from sliding on the belt. But, until something better comes along...
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Old 10-30-2013, 07:12 AM
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So grabbing it when you need it might be difficult from that location.
God man, where do you live where you might need to kill somebody at a moment's notice? Iraq? Maybe the problem isn't where to hide your pistol, but where you live...
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I was not looking for any political comments nor trying to make a political statement, just asking for comments from others...

As a temp solution, here is what i can up with... My M&P Shield fits nicely right under the steering wheel column, as i have it move up. So far it is convenient to get to and is secure when I drive. It is easy to slip it out of my holster when i get into the car and secure it and then put it back into my holster when i get out of the car. Never leave it there unless I am getting fuel at the pump.

Let me know it you guys have any other solutions
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God man, where do you live where you might need to kill somebody at a moment's notice? Iraq? Maybe the problem isn't where to hide your pistol, but where you live...
LOL...like upstate NY never has violent crime. What a joke
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LOL...like upstate NY never has violent crime. What a joke
Let's put it this way - If I can afford a BMW, I can afford to live somewhere where I'm not fearing for my life every day so much that I have to carry a loaded pistol on my person.

If this guy chooses to live in that kind of town, his choice, but it sure as hell is not mine.
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I was not looking for any political comments nor trying to make a political statement, just asking for comments from others...

As a temp solution, here is what i can up with... My M&P Shield fits nicely right under the steering wheel column, as i have it move up. So far it is convenient to get to and is secure when I drive. It is easy to slip it out of my holster when i get into the car and secure it and then put it back into my holster when i get out of the car. Never leave it there unless I am getting fuel at the pump.

Let me know it you guys have any other solutions
The foam is strong enough to hold it? Obviously the pic shows that, but while moving, etc.?
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@bptsull -- dude, what's your issue? You're just here making comments to stir the pot. If you want to have a gun policy discussion, head over to the off-topic forum and let it rip. This thread is discussing ways to carry/holster the weapon while in the car. If you're going to comment, try to keep it on point.


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The foam is strong enough to hold it? Obviously the pic shows that, but while moving, etc.?

So far so good... It is not Ideal at this time but it is secure. My gun is not real heavy and it is a subcompact so it is about 6" long and less than an inch wide.

I am going to look into some other materials that will protect the underside of the steering column and my gun from getting scratched...

And to think, I only had to draw it three times today in the hood...!
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And to think, I only had to draw it three times today in the hood...!
It can get a little hairy in east orlando ;-)
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Let's put it this way - If I can afford a BMW, I can afford to live somewhere where I'm not fearing for my life every day so much that I have to carry a loaded pistol on my person.

If this guy chooses to live in that kind of town, his choice, but it sure as hell is not mine.
HA HA HA

You've committed the cardinal sin...

Boasting about what you can afford...

Really feel sorry for you...

Class acts on this forum do not really care. We all are enthusiasts for BMW, not boasting or trying to one up others...

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God man, where do you live where you might need to kill somebody at a moment's notice? Iraq? Maybe the problem isn't where to hide your pistol, but where you live...
I live in Orange County, CA.
But the government decided that I should commute daily to a building 8 blocks away from where Snoop Dog grew up.

Clearly you don't understand the OPs question.
You focused on my statement, when several others after me have commented on "drawing and presenting."
Obviously, this discussion is beyond your comprehension. You don't even seem to grasp the basic concerns of the OP.

I am particularly amused by the following:
"where you might need to kill somebody at a moment's notice".
It implies that most deadly force situations arise in a slow, deliberate fashion, in which both parties are keenly aware of each other's intentions.
Or are you suggesting that premeditated murder is somehow less objectionable than self defense?





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Or are you suggesting that premeditated murder is somehow less objectionable than self defense?

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HA HA HA

You've committed the cardinal sin...

Boasting about what you can afford...

Really feel sorry for you...

Class acts on this forum do not really care. We all are enthusiasts for BMW, not boasting or trying to one up others...

Maybe one day you will understand
I'm not trying to one-up anybody, not sure what you're talking about...
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This isn't about turning something counter clockwise?
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OK, back to the OP's original question. So far we've got sticking some foam between the steering column and the bottom dash plate, a clip on seat belt holster and mention of under seat first aid drawer that doesn't fit. Surely there's something out there?
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