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Question about 'carrying'

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  1. DaweGCF
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    I'm sure some of the people on here have Concealed Carry Permits. To those that do, what is your preferred method of carrying while riding? I know some manufacturers make jackets with inside gun pockets, etc. While riding I will most likely carry my KelTec mini 380, which will actually fit right in my back pocket with a pocket holster. Just looking for options and opinions.

  2. formerfuss
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    Hey Dave, I carry a Kel-Tec P3AT .380 also. I wear a light jacket or shirt over my nylon belt holster, or carry it in the jacket pocket. I also considered a Mustang Tank Bib with a pouch. Iv'e seen them on ebay.

  3. Pekklez
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    We carry ours in a tank bag

  4. flakkerbhil
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    I just have this...

    Nobody messes with me.

    I actually do have one of these, though...

  5. tyzcarap
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    I've only carried mine a few times. Inside belt clip holster. Wanna make sure it is secure.

  6. retzdarraiter
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    i cant for the life of me figure out why it is soooo important to you guys how to carry your gun while riding. if you need to carry a gun while riding, you have problems. dumb post
    JMHO!!!!!

  7. VTvinChic
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    What Red said.... just play up the role of crude biker and look threatening enough so you don't have to actually carry.
    Joking!

    I'm a hot head - Italian/Irish - and a good shot. That's a bad combo, and the precise reason I don't carry.

  8. DaweGCF
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    i cant for the life of me figure out why it is soooo important to you guys how to carry your gun while riding. if you need to carry a gun while riding, you have problems. dumb postJMHO!!!!!
    The truth of the matter is that I would love to live somewhere where I don't feel like I need to carry a gun, but I don't. I carry when I drive my car, in my shop, when I walk to the store, etc, so why would I not carry when I ride my bike?

  9. VTvinChic
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    All kidding aside, I hear ya, especially as a former business owner with cash in hand ready for deposit. If you ever heard of Youngstown Ohio crime (or "Murder City" as it was widely known in the 60's), you know what neck of the woods I'm in. (PS, Urban dictionary claims Y-town as the following:

    youngstown.urbanup.com/1063374 youngstown

    (n) Where Satan threatens to send residents of hell who are deemed unworthy.

    In other words, Dave, you do what you need to do. Capice?

  10. DaweGCF
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    I live on the outer edge of the metro Atlanta area. Over the last few years, many of the rougher neighborhoods downtown have become gentrified, pushing the people (and the crime) from those neighborhoods out to where I live.

    'Statistics for the g.ajc.com/r/Cm/ Police Department show violent crimes such as rape, murder and aggravated assault increased 2.9 percent between 2006 and 2007, from 1,890 to 1,945. The county population grew by an estimated 3.5 percent that year, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. There was a slight uptick in homicides, from 35 in 2006 to 36 in 2007. The number of robberies also increased, from 1,050 to 1,111. On a positive note, rapes fell from 97 to 73 and the number of arsons dropped from 152 to 123.
    Violent crimes overall have increased 12 percent since 2004. g.ajc.com/r/Cm/’s population also swelled by an estimated 11.7 percent during that time, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.'

  11. micg10
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    reading these posts about where to put your gun seems strange, what are the gun laws in US? in Aus you have to be a member of a pistle club to own a hand gun, or be a cop, if your a member of a club you only shoot at clubs and if your not using the gun at a club it must be locked away in a gunsafe, there is no way we are aloud to carry a gun for pretection.

  12. HRNemeziz
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    i cant for the life of me figure out why it is soooo important to you guys how to carry your gun while riding. if you need to carry a gun while riding, you have problems. dumb postJMHO!!!!!
    It's the price of FREEDOM.

    Subject: gun control

    In 1929, the Soviet Union established gun control. From 1929 to 1953,about 20 million dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were roundedup and exterminated.

    In 1911, Turkey established gun control. From 1915 to 1917, 1.5 million

    Armenians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Germany established gun control in 1938 and from 1939 to 1945, a total of 13 million Jews and others who were unable to defend themselves were rounded up and exterminated

    China established gun control in 1935. From 1948 to 1952, 20 million political dissidents, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Guatemala established gun control in 1964. From 1964 to 1981, 100,000 Mayan Indians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated.

    Uganda established gun control in 1970. From 1971 to 1979, 300,000 Christians, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated. That means shot dead for the hearing impaired!!

    Cambodia established gun control in 1956. From 1975 to 1977, one million 'educated' people, unable to defend themselves, were rounded up and exterminated..

    Defenseless people rounded up and exterminated in the 20th Century because of gun control: 56 million.

    It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced bynew law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by their own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars. The first year results are now in:

    Australia-wide, homicides are up 3.2 percent

    Australia-wide, assaults are up 8.6 percent

    Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent (yes, 44 percent)!

    In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent. Note: that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not, and criminals still possess their guns!

    It will never happen here? I bet the Aussies said that too!

    While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

    There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the ELDERLY. Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in successfully ridding Australian society of guns. The Australian experience and the other historical facts above prove it.

    You won't see this data on the US evening news, or hear politicians disseminating this information.

    Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws adversely affect only the law-abiding citizens.

    Take note my fellow Americans, before it's too late!

    The next time someone talks in favor of gun control, please remind him of this history lesson.

    With Guns...We Are 'Citizens'.

    Without Them..We Are 'Subjects'.

    During W.W.II the Japanese decided not to invade America because they knew most Americans were ARMED!

    Note: Admiral Yamamoto who crafted the attack on Pearl Harbor had attended Harvard U 1919-1921 & was Naval Attache to the U. S. 1925-28.

    Most of our Navy was destroyed at Pearl Harbor & our Army had been deprived of funding & was ill prepared to defend the country.

    It was reported that when asked why Japan did not follow up the Pearl Harbor attack with an invasion of the U. S. Mainland, his reply was that he had lived in the U. S. & knew that almost all households had guns.

    If you value your freedom, Please spread this anti-gun control message to all your friends!

    A strong military has always served us well. The present administration plans to cut military spending. In fact, no one is really sure what all this administration will do. There has been some indication this administration would like to see a World Government and plans to scale down and back capitalism so the rest of the world can catch up, who knows?

    Today it was learned that China now has a killer missile that can destroy a Aircraft carrier with one missile strike a thousand miles away.

    It's understood, weapons today at much advanced to our weapons at home but given the choice of no weapon at home, I'll take what I can get. It has always been a mystery why our government can't figure out how to identify, register and get guns to law abiding citizens who are of sound mind and
    honor their country first but they're able to manage General Motors, go to the moon and walk on water but they can't figure out how to get guns to great Americans!! All they're able to do is search for loop-holes to find a way to take them away. Amazing!!!

    We believe our constitution is our permit to own and carry a gun, to protect us not only from foreign governments but if need be, from our own government if the need arises. And God help us, there's a number of legislators who are completely crackers when it comes to common sense. Just ask those other countries who sold the farm.

  13. zamvoot
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    So HR,

    Tell us how you really feel.

  14. DaweGCF
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    reading these posts about where to put your gun seems strange, what are the gun laws in US? in Aus you have to be a member of a pistle club to own a hand gun, or be a cop, if your a member of a club you only shoot at clubs and if your not using the gun at a club it must be locked away in a gunsafe, there is no way we are aloud to carry a gun for pretection.
    In the US, gun laws vary by state. Here in Georgia, you can carry a gun without a permit as long as it's visible. So, if you wanted to walk down the street with a gun in a holster on your side, you could- you would probably scare the crap out of people, but you could do it. You need a concealed weapons carry permit if you want to carry a concealed weapon. By law, I am allowed to carry a concealed weapon in my place of business without a permit because my shop is considered an extension of my home. Personally I think that Georgia makes it a little too easy to get a CWP- all you have to do is pay $40 and get fingerprinted. They check the prints with the FBI and GBI to make sure that you are not a criminal and are not wanted for any crimes, and about 4-6 weeks later you get your permit in the mail. You can not get a CWP if you have been convicted of a felony. Many states require you to take a gun safety course before getting a permit. There are some places in the US- New York, for example, where it is very very difficult to get a carry permit.
    I tattoo a lot of Cops at work, and every one of them tells me that I should carry all the time. Tattoo studios get robbed- criminals know that a lot of people pay cash for tattoos, and that we're open late, making us a prime target for robberies. I belong to a few different Tattoo Forums, and the number of posts about tattoo studios being robbed in the last year is really scary.
    Again, I don't like the fact that I feel the need to carry a gun (and my wife likes it even less), but I won't stop carrying a gun until they stop making criminals. It's better to have a gun and not need it, than to need a gun and not have it. I am very happy about the fact that I have never had to pull my gun out other than to fire it at the shooting range.

  15. cowenandranch
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    micg10,
    It's called the Second Amendment. There are over 30 states (out of 50) that allow concealed carry. The ones that don't, you will recognize as very liberal, left leaning states that include California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, among others.
    I recently made a trip to California from Oklahoma. I was able to carry my sidearm legally through Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona without any problem. I had to lock it up before I crossed the Arizona/Calif. state line. Now that's just plain stupid. The current resident of the White House (whose name I refuse to say if at all possible) made a remark during his campaign, "they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them". Of course we "cling". Those that "are not like us" want to take those freedoms away from us. I stand on record, if laws are passed in this country like those in Australia, England, and others, they will get my guns one bullet at a time, and I will surely be ushered into the presence of GOD.

  16. retzdaret
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    micg10,It's called the Second Amendment. There are over 30 states (out of 50) that allow concealed carry. The ones that don't, you will recognize as very liberal, left leaning states that include California, Hawaii, Massachusetts, among others.I recently made a trip to California from Oklahoma. I was able to carry my sidearm legally through Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona without any problem. I had to lock it up before I crossed the Arizona/Calif. state line. Now that's just plain stupid. The current resident of the White House (whose name I refuse to say if at all possible) made a remark during his campaign, "they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them". Of course we "cling". Those that "are not like us" want to take those freedoms away from us. I stand on record, if laws are passed in this country like those in Australia, England, and others, they will get my guns one bullet at a time, and I will surely be ushered into the presence of GOD.
    "If they outlaw guns, then only outlaws will have guns."

    Simple statement that many have prob heard before, but I think it's very true.

  17. cowenandranch
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    Sometimes the simplest statements are the most effective. Thank you

  18. puppaco
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    I say carry it in the same position and firing condition as you normally carry if you were off the bike and that you practice with. Likely that would be a strapped side holster or SOB. If things go south, you won't remember where you put it last, whether the safety is on or off, if you need to chamber a round, etc.-- it needs to be in the same place and firing condition as when you practice.

    I know that isn't always practical depending on local laws, weather and clothing options for concealment. But if you have to look for it or retrieve it from luggage, or think about if it will fire right now, you are at a serious disadvantage.

    Be safe.

  19. cowenandranch
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    puppaco,
    you sound like my nephew, he lives in the Springs too.

  20. ozun55
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    Dave - Here in the hot south a jacket is just not feasible as concealed carry cover . Most people I know wear an inside or outside belt holster with a loose shirt over their waist . Of corse riding presents a problem with wind lifting your shirt so I use a fanny pack sometimes.
    Terry

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