The universal vehicle holster is made by Wholesale Holsters and is not just an under the steering wheel holster. It comes with a strap that is long enough for you to also use the holster around most car and truck seats or positioned by your legs.
The nylon holster is ambidextrous and has a magazine pouch for auto-pistols, although the holster is designed to fit most small to medium-sized revolvers as well. The standard 70-inch strap that the holster ships with should also allow for the holster to be positioned under the steering wheel or around the seat of just about any truck or car.
Because the side straps are adjustable and the holster is fairly broad, it will fit many small to medium-sized guns with under slide lasers or Tac lights. If you have a bigger gun with optics, it would be best to check with the manufacturer first before buying.
The Ragnar Industries gun magnet is actually two neodymium magnets side by side to increase the surface area coverage with your gun. A magnet option is not really a holster in the truest sense but it’s ideal for people that want really fast access.
The 35 pound carrying weight is more than enough to support almost any gun and the magnet has been tested to ensure that country roads and little bumps will not dislodge your gun.
The nice thing about using a magnet is that it can also be used anywhere, from under a table to under your steering wheel. The magnet is also strong enough for you to keep your gun in place at the top of the slide or in a sideways position.
One minor issue with the magnet is that it can potentially scratch your gun but this is easily remedied by using duct tape or any thin piece of padding, the magnet strength will not be affected.
The Grand Gun Works holster is made of genuine leather and is ambidextrous. It’s designed to fit most revolvers and auto-pistols.
The holster ships with a nylon strap for fitting the holster to the underneath of your steering column, but it is important to note that the strap will not fit correctly with cars that have under steering wheel airbags.
The holster is available in both black and brown and is easy to install in your car. It may not be an issue for all users but the holster does lack a retention strap and this may be an issue with a universal holster designed to fit all guns.
As is often the case, universal holsters are great fits for some guns and a bit loose with others.
The COJO is a plastic holster with magnets on the inside to hold your gun securely. The holster is designed to fit almost all auto-pistols and some revolvers. If you have a revolver it would be best to check with the manufacturer before buying.
The COJO also has an extra magnetic strip on the outside for a spare magazine. The design of the holster and its securing screws enable you to use it in your home and in the car. The holster is easy to install in your car but one issue may be of concern.
Because the holster secures to the underneath of the steering wheel with screws it will obviously leave holes when removed. Another concern is that with heavier guns, two screws may not be a secure enough fit when attached to the plastic under your steering wheel.
In our opinion, the COJO is probably best for medium to small-sized guns. Another feature with the COJO is that it has a clip that can also secure to a belt for OWB carry, although it’s probably not ideal for that style of carrying.
Considering the price, the COJO is a versatile holster option for your car or home.
The Gum Creek vehicle mount is not a holster but we included it in our top picks because it enables you to use your own favorite holster which will probably be a better fit for a gun compared to a universal style holster.
Any holster with a clip or a belt loop can be fitted to the vehicle mount. The mount itself attaches underneath your steering wheel with metal hooks and nylon strap. The mount will fit almost any car but Gum Creek also sells adaption kits for the few cars that the standard mount does not fit. The adaption kits are sold separately.
The mount will work best with ambidextrous holsters because a right-handed holster will attach with the grip facing the wrong direction and vice versa for left-handed holsters.
Trying to drive with a gun wedge around your crotch area is hardly comfortable. Often your seatbelt will get in the way of an IWB or OWB holster. Under steering wheel holsters is one of the solutions to this problem.
If you have chosen to carry a gun then it must become a habit. Leaving your gun at home when you have a lot of driving to do will invariably make it harder for you to sustain the everyday routine of having a pistol on you. Murphy’s Law dictates that this will be the occasion when you actually need your gun.
We have selected five choices that cover a range of fitting and position options and also cater to all pistol and revolver types. As always, we try to ensure that we provide leather, nylon, and other options for all preferences. Car holsters of any kind are probably not going to be your main go-to holster for carrying. As such, there is no need to break the bank.
All of our holsters are priced affordably and selected with quality in mind.
When your holster is not attached to your body it still needs to be secure. When driving you may need to stop suddenly or you may be driving on rough country roads. In any instance, a steering wheel holster must be able to hold up to the practical rigors of driving while still holding your gun safely and securely.
All of our top picks have been selected by trying to strike a balance between good access and safety. Depending on your preference, we have holsters that effectively use passive retention to secure your gun and others that have an additional thumb strap style retention feature.
All of the holster options will fit very securely to the underneath of your steering wheel but it’s still important to think about the actual gun in the holster. For ethical reasons, we do not promote the practice of leaving a gun in your car for long periods of time. Any car thief would score an extra bonus for themselves.
A steering wheel holster should be a short-term convenience solution just to make driving more comfortable and accessing your weapon when seated faster.
Carrying a weapon under your steering wheel or by your car seat is considered “carrying concealed” in most states. To be on the safe side, click on this link to go directly to our page that breaks down open and concealed carry law for every state.
You may already be very familiar with your state's laws but if you are driving out of state it would be best to double-check, particularly if you do a lot of out-of-state driving.
Any environment where you carry a gun requires a certain level of responsibility and preparedness. The inside of your car is no different. We mentioned Murphy’s Law earlier, and for those that don’t know- the law states that if something can go wrong, it will. If something can’t go wrong, it just might.
Even if you are only interested in a steering wheel holster purely for driving and carrying another holster for when leaving your car, awareness, and preparedness is important. If you need to draw your gun inside your car it is obviously a confined space. In addition, you may have your car window or windshield blocking your line of fire.
It’s always advisable to practice drawing your gun from your seated position and perhaps consult with some qualified instructors at your local gun range for advice on the best defense methods for situations inside your car.
That ends our round-up of the best under steering wheel holsters choices.
All of the products reviewed have a warranty of some kind. We are certain that you will find a holster that suits your personal requirements.
Be safe and drive safe.