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    What safe do you recommend to use for locking your firearm in your vehicle. As an example: travelling to a place where you will stop and are not allowed to carry your handgun on your person and gun need to be left in vehicle.
    1.) I presume this can be done legally provided the gun is locked in a prescribed safe,
    2.) What brand of safe cater for all brands of vehicles?

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    1. Yes, there is a spec for safes in cars and caravans. It specifies amongst other things how it needs to be secured to the frame or body.

    2. Pangolin make spendy safes that are generic. Theres a guy I found on Vleisboek marketplace who makes custom safes that fit in the console boxes of various models of bakkie. His are quite a bit cheaper than the Pangolin ones but are vehicle specific.

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    Look at SABS 953, which is the specification for safes. You'll find it on the NHSA/Natshoot website. It tells you what the requirements are.

    As oafpatrol says, Pangolin make a very nice (and expensive!) product. It mounts onto a backing plate so once it is unlocked you can detach it by hand and move it elsewhere. Potentially you could have backing plates mounted in several cars and in the house and be able to move the safe around as required.

    If you Google something "Car safe for Firearms" you will find other more realistically priced options. Just check them against the SABS spec.

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    I found the Vleisboek ad. Manufacturer is Kallie van Reede and his business is called K&M Centre console safes. Phone number 084 014 7746. They're in vuilbijl and when I spoke to him he said he'd be prepared to make a unit base on an accurate drawing at my risk.

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    Thank you guys, I will check these companies out and give feedback on compliance with SABS spec

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    Potentially you could have backing plates mounted in several cars and in the house and be able to move the safe around as required.



    This sounds like a good option

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    Make sure you don't drive a car that is on the preferred alternative shopping list before considering leaving your firearm in the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinJ View Post
    As an example: travelling to a place where you will stop and are not allowed to carry your handgun on your person and gun need to be left in vehicle.
    Just to note there's very few firearm free zones (FFZ) that's legislated in the Act.
    SARS, SAN Parks, NKP (National Key Point) areas, Government buildings, etc the rest are "Right of admission" . Like malls, stores, banks, restaurants etc.
    so if you can conceal your firearm successfully there wouldn't be a problem at the "Right of admission" places and areas, they cannot charge you with anything, they can simply just ask you to leave the place / area if indeed they do discover you have a firearm on you, there's some places that do have a "Gun Drop" facility for customers, like Casino's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Branden88 View Post
    Just to note there's very few firearm free zones (FFZ) that's legislated in the Act.
    SARS, SAN Parks, NKP (National Key Point) areas, Government buildings, etc the rest are "Right of admission" . Like malls, stores, banks, restaurants etc.
    so if you can conceal your firearm successfully there wouldn't be a problem at the "Right of admission" places and areas, they cannot charge you with anything, they can simply just ask you to leave the place / area if indeed they do discover you have a firearm on you, there's some places that do have a "Gun Drop" facility for customers, like Casino's.
    If you are unlucky enough to contract to or be employed by muppets who object to guns on their premises getting made while on one may result in the loss of your livelihood.

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