Yeah, the fact that it's really out in the open is one of the negatives that came to mind. I suppose you can put it in a more surreptitious location than poking up next to your shifter, but it'll still be uncoveredMy problem is that it isn't truly concealed, and I have a feeling the police in my state wouldn't like it too much.
I had a client who had one of those.i have an undermount in my acura (mounts under the steering column). pretty nice and out of sight. the gun doenst stay there when im not driving though.