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Old 04-29-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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How do you carry while riding?

I have yet to find a good way to carry while riding, . I everyday carry a J-frame but OWB (comfy) gets exposed when my shirt rides up, pocket carry is not an option when wearing jeans, so basically I am looking at comfortable motorcycle friendly IWB holsters.

I couldn't think of a better place to put this thread since my CCW is generally required equipment especially when DS'ing and doing off road exploration.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:33 AM   #2
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shoulder rig?

IWB?

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I figure it like this...

If they see the last 2-3" of my M&P...they are less likely to go full retard road rage
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:37 AM   #3
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I've got a Ruger SP101 (2 1/2" barrell) that I carry IWB with a Don Hume model M715. I love it. Super comfy and pretty darn good at concealing basically a full size revolver. Conceals well with a longer tshirt - I sometimes tuck a bit of the cloth back under the snap to keep it from riding up. I wear mine with pants and shorts and it is very secure. It rides at about the 3:30 to 4:00 position.

http://www.donhume.com/index.php?mai...products_id=35

I've not tried them, but the Crossbreed "Supertuck" looks real nice for actually wearing shirts "tucked in".

http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/

I'm still up in the air about where to carry on my person while riding as it makes me nervous considering the effects of landing on the piece if I crash
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:44 AM   #4
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I've got a Ruger SP101 (2 1/2" barrell) that I carry IWB with a Don Hume model M715. I love it. Super comfy and pretty darn good at concealing basically a full size revolver. Conceals well with a longer tshirt - I sometimes tuck a bit of the cloth back under the snap to keep it from riding up. I wear mine with pants and shorts and it is very secure. It rides at about the 3:30 to 4:00 position.

http://www.donhume.com/index.php?mai...products_id=35

I've not tried them, but the Crossbreed "Supertuck" looks real nice for actually wearing shirts "tucked in".

http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/

I'm still up in the air about where to carry on my person while riding as it makes me nervous considering the effects of landing on the piece if I crash
I had that Don Hume and I sold it, I couldn't get over the single clip that let the holster "walk."
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:36 AM   #5
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Old 04-29-2010, 09:40 AM   #6
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Sorry, but nothing says "I have a gun" more than a fag bag....



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Old 04-29-2010, 10:08 AM   #7
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I always wear riding pants. they have large front pockets. I carry a Kahr PM9 in a pocket holster in the front pocket.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:23 PM   #8
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"fag bag"?

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Sorry, but nothing says "I have a gun" more than a fag bag....
This is exactly how I carry...have for years. Lets do the math here; Only LEOs and crooks (well, some other armed citizens too) will know you are packing. If you are carrying legal you have nothing to fear from the LEO. The crook knowing I am prepared is most likely to leave me alone. I just don't see a problem with that.

Most folks are as clueless about firearms as they are about driving their cages and will not notice. IMHO a fanny pack is the safest least obvious way to carry concealed on a bike. And yes I have crashed (trip to the ER) while wearing my rig (Glock 21).
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Old 01-01-2013, 04:37 PM   #9
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Sorry, but nothing says "I have a gun" more than a fag bag....
If it were the 80's/90's,you'd get away with it(alot of people used "fanny packs" back then....but today,NO).
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:12 PM   #10
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I'm still up in the air about where to carry on my person while riding as it makes me nervous considering the effects of landing on the piece if I crash
This is my concern as well. I'm all for the 2nd amendment and CCW but I also believe that you stand a much greater chance of injury by falling on your gun in a crash that you could ever hope to prevent by having a weapon easily at hand while riding a motorcycle. For me the only solution would be some kind of motorcycle mounted location, such as in an easily accessible tank bag pocket, etc.

To those who carry while riding, have you practiced shooting and jam clearing with your riding gloves on? Something to think about.
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:34 PM   #11
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To those who carry while riding, have you practiced shooting and jam clearing with your riding gloves on? Something to think about.
I don't carry a firearm while riding to shoot something while riding. I carry it to protect myself when I get where I'm going.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:29 PM   #12
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I don't carry a firearm while riding to shoot something while riding. I carry it to protect myself when I get where I'm going.
Then there is no reason to carry on your person while riding and put yourself at added risk of injury during a fall.
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Old 04-29-2010, 05:44 PM   #13
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Then there is no reason to carry on your person while riding and put yourself at added risk of injury during a fall.
Transitioning from luggage to person can be awkward, tactically revealing, possibly alarming to someone who sees you (say going into a bank, etc.) and increases the handling of a gun that might otherwise just stay put under your garments.

There's arguments for having it on you, and off, and no right answer.

I choose to carry a small gun while on the bike, and keep it at my 12 oclock position over my belly...figuring that I'm not likely to land on my stomach, and there are no bones or hard tissue there to injure. I've fallen off the bike hundreds of times on trails and it's never hurt or caused an issue.

Just gotta make your compromise, and live with it. The one I'm not willing to make is being defenseless in my travels. YMMV.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:31 PM   #14
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I don't carry a firearm while riding to shoot something while riding. I carry it to protect myself when I get where I'm going.


.....or when you break down in the middle of nowhere and some locals or the pit bull at the house that you are walking by, decide they want to have a little fun at your expense.
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:45 PM   #15
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CCW and bikes

I have a CCW and multiple firearms but rarely carry when traveling because of concerns when crossing state lines where CCW may not be valid (ie felony in NY state). Also, like most people I shoot right handed which wouldn't work while on the bike. Off the bike there have been a few times I wished I had a weapon for security, but in actuality nothing happened anyway. Now I carry a can of pepper spray which is legal in most localities (except traveling to Canada). That and a knife would cover all eventualities except for full on craziness which I hope I am smart enough to recognize and avoid.

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