Product Review: Tuffy Security Products FJ Cruiser Console
We have had the Tuffy Security Products Console insert in the Main Line Overland FJ Cruiser for a little over a week now and we are loving it. I have to say that if our FJ Cruiser had come with the optional passenger armrest, (yes I said optional!) we may have held off a bit longer on purchasing one. The arm rest portion of the console is covered in marine grade vinyl very comfortable and still allows for use of the factory divers side arm rest. The console insert is finished in a black textured vinyl, which blends right in with the factory console and interior.The console boasts a 16 gauge steel construction and security is provided by Tuffy’s patented Pry-Guard II Locking system which features a 10 tumbler double bitted lock and heavy-duty latch. As important as the locking system the attaching hardware also plays a vital role. Tuffy advertises this as a no drill console, which it is, utilizing two factory console mounting points to bolt right in with the supplied grade 8 hardware. For an extra security feature they provide a larger third mounting bolt which does require drilling, however this may not be a must for all prospective buyers depending on what is being stored. We chose to drill and install the third bolt to give us peace of mind when storing valuables or weapons.
We feel comfortable utilizing the console insert for temporary firearm storage due to its heavy construction, superior attachment points and serious locking mechanism. There is a lot of available storage in the insert due the depth of the console as well as its integrated interior and exterior storage trays. We have had a 6.5” S&W 29-2 .44 Magnum and Ruger Vaquero .45 Long Colt safely holstered & stowed in the console. On other occasions we have had the 29-2 and a Sig P220 stowed with a good bit of room to spare.
We are not just pushing Tuffy Products because we sell them, rather because they are the only way we have felt confident leaving a firearm locked in an unattended vehicle short of removing a cylinder or slide. As of this writing we could not be happier with the fit, finish and quality of the Tuffy product. If you’re a hunter or carry a firearm Tuffy Security Products are the way to go!
**Obviously you must be conscious of all local state and federal laws when having a firearm in a vehicle loaded or unloaded!**