I have three “trunk guns.” An actual trunk gun (a B&T .45 pistol with an SB-Tactical Brace and two happy sticks), a Kahr PM-9 within arm’s reach of the driver’s seat and my everyday carry Commander-sized Wilson Combat X-TAC. My go-to self-defense technique against car jackers, rioters or some other low-probability automotive attack? Drive away.
Despite my automotive “armory” — which pales in comparison to certain a TTAG writer — I don’t “plan” on being assaulted in my vehicle. But, as John Lennon opined (before he was shot to death), life is what happens when you’re making other plans.
Here in Texas, there are vast areas where there’s a whole lot of nothing. If you break down in the middle of nowhere, you’re on your own. At that point, you go from being just another driver on the road to somewhere to a sitting duck. That prospect has no appeal for me, so I’m prepared.
How about you? Got trunk gun(s)?