Motorcycle Carry

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Old June 6th, 2013, 04:57 PM   #1
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Motorcycle Carry

Let's beat a dead horse. I need some opinions on carry options while on a motorcycle. Cold weather poses little, or no, problem for the average rider. Most jackets and vests are easily equipped with and accessable holster or pouch. However, when it is warm or HOT. It is hot down here in Georgia. Now, I understand that Rooster Cogburn is, quite possibly, the only person that can shoot while straddling a horse, or maybe even a bike. Hands full of reigns and 2 guns. Remember Ned Pepper? What do you think? IWB, SOB, crossdraw, shoulder rig, open carry (that could be interesting, depending on where you are), retention or no retention?

I would appreciate your thoughts on this subject.

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Old June 6th, 2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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what works for me is a bladetech OWB paddle for my FS M&P9. if i feel like getting a lot of attention i run a drop rig but most of the time i rather have the advantage of people not knowing what i have.

i commute on a supermoto, cold days its a shoulder holster, hot days with a 3/4 jacket and the paddle its perfect.
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Old June 8th, 2013, 09:35 AM   #3
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I have been carrying a PPK during the summer. Easier to hide. A 3" 1911 in the cooler weather, shoulder rig. I want to carry the 1911 or a Shield in the summer and was thinking crossdraw. Just wasnt sure whether IWB would work on a bike. I thought about BOB but those things are built upside down for me. It doesnt feel natural to reach behind you back with palm facing in. I know, I know. some people have a problem with crossdraw and BOB. But when you are riding a bike, its not like you can sit the gun beside you or in the floorboard.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 03:29 AM   #4
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Shoulder holster or a waist band holster which you can tuck in front of you under your shirt.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #5
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I live in Florida and I prefer to carry iwb in the front. I use a raven concealment vanguard holster and i can conceal my full size m&p with T-shirt and shorts.
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Old June 9th, 2013, 04:01 PM   #6
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Add to that, I'm a skinny guy. As long as wind doesn't blow my shirt up, nobody can tell.
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 04:43 PM   #7
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I wear the same safariland iwb I always do.
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 05:38 PM   #8
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Might help to know what you ride, too. Carry in an aggressive sport bike style and associated equipment is far different to a cruiser or toured. Different riding styles, jackets, etc, pose different challenges and opportunities. I would never sacrifice a good jacket for ease of comfortable carry, though. You're far more likely to need a good jacket than your gun.
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 06:00 PM   #9
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Whatever you do, don't do what I did. I had a boot holster that hooked over the top of my boot, with a Colt Officer's model in it. Long story short, pistol came out and was still doing cartwheels when I glanced in my mirror.

By the time I got stopped, turned around and got back, the only thing left that wasn't totally wasted was some of the internals. I had just got a trigger job done also. Made a grown man really want to cry...

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Old June 22nd, 2013, 06:48 PM   #10
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How's this? LOL

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Old June 22nd, 2013, 07:31 PM   #11
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I ride fairly often, ~3 times a week, if it's not to work and back I carry like normal.

Kel tec PF9 at about 4-5 o clock on the waist IWB. Even with a riding jacket on sometimes while leaned over it can expose my whole gun. It's happened a few times but never had any trouble.
Now I just make sure my shirt is tucked in tight in the back around the gun, so the wind doesn't blow my shirt around and that's about it, takes care of it.
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If it were me I'd wear a drop leg thigh holster for comfort or put the firearm in a bag.

Other options.

Nash Saneho Motorcycle Leather Bag - BikerPlaza.com
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 07:44 AM   #13
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First Classic makes a vest with deep inside pockets that have a make shift holster in them. If u plan on carrying just a sugestion carry on your throtel side. In the event of a gun fight on ur bike u wanna be able to engage with ur weak hand and GTFO of the situation or be able to use a weapon off hand till u can stop and engage with a primary weapon. But like everything else practice practice practice
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Hey ElGuapok20 Not meaning to be a smart ass or anything like that but if your tucking in your shirt and you're not used to it, please practice drawing and accessing your weapon a lot. You may just be needing it someday and you'll want to become accustomed to it. Good luck and safe riding. I've been a biker for almost 40yrs. There's NOTHING like a little Wind Therapy! Later

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Hey ElGuapok20 Not meaning to be a smart ass or anything like that but if your tucking in your shirt and you're not used to it, please practice drawing and accessing your weapon a lot. You may just be needing it someday and you'll want to become accustomed to it. Good luck and safe riding. I've been a biker for almost 40yrs. There's NOTHING like a little Wind Therapy! Later

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Oh I've thought about that a lot really, and practiced. Compared to the other options some are suggesting mine is an option I find easier for access. With a shoulder rig, you have to open (unzip) your jacket and then get your gun out, putting the gun in a bag, you have to unzip or unbutton to access your weapon. There's better options than mine but it's what I'm comfortable with.
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