Just hide it under the seat if your only going in for "short periods". Unload and take the magazine with you....when I can’t legally carry into an establishment for short periods
In a two week period recently, I read about a woman on Nextdoor that had two handguns stolen from her vehicle, which was broken into overnight, and a co-worker had a Kimber stolen from his vehicle, also broken into overnight. That's why I purchased a console vault in case I have to run into a public place that doesn't allow concealed carry and I have to leave the gun in the car.Is there some technical requirement for a in-vehicle "safe"? And is there a definition of "safe" you are going by?
The vehicle itself is a safe.
Unless there are some very strict requirements, a steel cable loop is ez and cheap. Just screw down a small loop, then use the cable to loop the firearm making it very difficult to take if the vehicle is broken into. 1/16" to 3/32" vinyl steel cable and a small lock, etc.