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Question about 'carrying'

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  1. Blue191
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    At a gun show last weekend I found a fanny pack w/a separate holster compartment...I have carried with a holster fanny pack but if you want to get your wallet or something out...it's hard to not show the gun. With this you don't have to worry, everything's in a separate compartment. My husband found a leather vest with a place in each pocket to carry a pistol, you can't even tell. I love gun shows! I don't carry because I'm afraid, I carry so I don't have to worry about becoming a victim.

  2. esiriter
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    if you carry it on a motorcycle hey I say its a legit question, and being and retired Federal Officer I think everyone should

  3. vakonman
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    I can't stand how you can't leave a thread alone. Leave it to the topic and either A. start your own thread or B. send a private message.
    I can't stand how some newby spouts his unwarranted opinion with his first post. You are pretty opinionated for someone who hasn't even bothered to introduce yourself to the forum members. You should A) introduce yourself properly and B) go with the flow of how this forum works. We all get along here. If you can't stand it - move on.

  4. esiriter
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    They Think they know how every should think and they are always telling everyone just how they should do things, Gotta love em thats all you can do!

    I can't stand how some newby spouts his unwarranted opinion with his first post. You are pretty opinionated for someone who hasn't even bothered to introduce yourself to the forum members. You should A) introduce yourself properly and B) go with the flow of how this forum works. We all get along here. If you can't stand it - move on.

  5. tunc
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    Just like every forum, and every legitimate question, this went WAY off topic because everyone loves to put in their 2 cents. I love you all, you have a lot of great motorcycle knowledge here, but I can't stand how you can't leave a thread alone. Leave it to the topic and either A. start your own thread or B. send a private message. I am done ranting. As far as your question goes, I agree with puppaco? I think his name was, carry however you usually carry. The benefit of carrying is to be able to use it if need be so you need a routine. A shift a couple inches one way or another can drastically effect your draw and then essentially, your ability to connect with whatever you are MEANING to connect with. I always carry in a over shoulder under arm holster. If it is too hot to have my jacket or vest on, I can always throw a lightweight button up shirt over. My buddy on the other hand, carries a smaller pistol and uses an ankle holster. So, that is thought too. Happy upcoming Thanksgiving everyone! PS - I will be tearing my bike apart in a couple weeks so if anyone wants to call dibs on any parts, let me know what you want and we can work out a price. I ride a 2003 650 custom.
    yeh well the thread is 4 months old since anyone has posted in it and it had died
    oh and welcome
    how about puttin a bit about yourself in the new rider section as your first post so we might get to know you a bit
    just like every forum

  6. BigeLowinkVed
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    Just exercising my right to the 1st amendment I bust my a** to defend. That's all. Just because I haven't "introduced myself" I can't speak? Makes a lot of sense.

    Is there a time limit on the number of days old a thread can be to reply? If that is the case why not disable the reply function on all threads older than ... X amount of days?

  7. MigejCojode
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    As I said in the private message you've received. Starting your first post with a reply to a rant is like overhearing a conversation in a strangers house; then walking in that house and giving your opinion. Doesn't matter what forum you go on, it's just protocol to introduce yourself first.

    I'm sure if you equate that to military discipline, you can understand the protocol.

  8. Shebhertezz
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    Dave, before getting one of the purses that hook on my belt loops I carried my LCP in the inside vest pocket. Most leather vest have them and they are usually pretty deep so that is a thought. I don't go hardly anywhere except work without a piece and I would there but I work in a daycare type setting and can't/won't do that. I am a woman and I ride alone quite a bit and I will keep myself safe as best I can because unforunately there are idiots out there. People can question why people carry all they want but it is nobodies freakin business! We have a 2nd amendment right and I like my rights. Oh yeah, edited to add: At times when I wear my lower cut riding boots I wear my LCP on an ankle holster which is very comfortable. Don't think I would like it for a bigger heavier gun but the Kel-tec or LCP is fine there.
    Hey Zoom181, You know, you can always hide your gun in Who-Who. Who'd (no pun intended) ever suspect?! You'll like this:

    (OK so this thread's old. We like to resurrect them when we need more action...and I just learned about this thread....so there....)

  9. crabola
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    I ride to leave all the worldly problems behind. I love guns, but please you can't ride with out one. Sell the bike and buy a tank.

  10. tvillart67649
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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.
    I currently own a High Point .45 cal, a Tarus .38 cal, and a AK-47. I will never give up any of my guns. When ever I am going out of town on my bike I carry my .45, and my .38 in my saddle bags under lock and key. Next year I am going to get my Concealed Carry license and when I get that I will either carry my .38 or .45 when ever I am out of the house.

  11. Zoom181
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    Hey Zoom181, You know, you can always hide your gun in Who-Who. Who'd (no pun intended) ever suspect?!
    Hehehe, yep, Who Who might like being a pistol packin pink mama monkey!

    Joking aside, I do carry and just as those who think it is silly I feel it is silly not to. I wonder how many victims of rape and murder would still be unharmed or alive today if they had something to protect themselves with ....

    crabola, I ride to leave problems behind also and because I care about myself, I carry so I don't have to worry about someone hurting me if I get caught on the side of the road with a flat tire or the bike is broke down. You are very welcome to get yourself a tank if you want, I don't need one because I have a right to carry my gun ON my bike!

  12. 4mrAkankmpr
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    Being right-handed (like the majority of people), I just don't see how you could properly handle a gun while riding a bike-(right hand on the throttle.) Its only when you become a pedestrian, that you can correctly use that tool (and that is what a gun is-despite the media distortion, they can't operate themselves!) The best situation is to leave the threat in your exhaust! If that option isn't available, you're on your own (and these days,female riders aren't the only ones who need to consider this). The problem of concealability and accessability is something to write the gun magazine people about. Hopalaphobes (a term coined by the late Jeff Cooper -meaning a fear of guns) get uneasy when hearing talk about guns, and I suspect that there are several on this forum (including moderators) who fit into that category.

  13. retzdarraiter
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    im a lefty. i dont need a gun though.

  14. BRASMAN182
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    Interesting thread. This is a subject that I have contemplated multiple times since I did "need" a firearm multiple times to thwart 1. Home invasion (twice), thugs (twice while traveling) and I avoid trouble and live in a decent area although the apt was probably not that great of an area.

    Anyway the two options that stand out the best to me are a cross draw shoulder holster and a cross draw waistband holster. The reason these two stand out the most to me is because although I agree you are not going to have a "road warrior" battle going on while driving down the road you still may have to draw while mounted on your steal horse. You may have someone riding on the back which for me would hinder my right arm draw and reaching down to an ankle holster could present many problems and in my "opinion" would take longer while mounted. You may have one leg on the ground and you may have two when the time may come and obviously you would want to plant the second foot if you had to actualy draw from a bike but the whole process would just be harder if I had to reach down to my anke to each his own though.

    If I remeber this spring when I do more riding I will carry in various positions and post what I think and how comfortable and usable the carry position is. A good quality holster can make all the difference in the word though and a cheap holster can make even a good carry position seem difficult.

    To all you Hopalaphobes (a term coined by the late Jeff Cooper -meaning a fear of guns) out there. Do not worry you will never know I have one.

  15. 4mrAkankmpr
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    im a lefty. i dont need a gun though.
    Like a comfortable retirement plan, better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it!

  16. DJinNH594
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    Being right-handed (like the majority of people), I just don't see how you could properly handle a gun while riding a bike-(right hand on the throttle.) Its only when you become a pedestrian, that you can correctly use that tool (and that is what a gun is-despite the media distortion, they can't operate themselves!) The best situation is to leave the threat in your exhaust! If that option isn't available, you're on your own (and these days,female riders aren't the only ones who need to consider this). The problem of concealability and accessability is something to write the gun magazine people about. Hopalaphobes (a term coined by the late Jeff Cooper -meaning a fear of guns) get uneasy when hearing talk about guns, and I suspect that there are several on this forum (including moderators) who fit into that category.
    Good post.

    I carry using the shoulder holster but in the summer heat, when I can't conceal it to my satisfaction, I just won't carry it.

    Yes, I do have a State Permit.

    Former LEO (23 yrs)

  17. VTvinChic
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    I am definitely not a Hopalaphob, but I do worry about my own temper coupled with my lack of tolerance for idiots on the roadway. I'm half Italian, half Irish, and full of piss and vinegar. I saw an a$$hole run a red light yesterday - and of course I stopped mid-conversation and had a conniption. I've never expressed road rage outwardly to another driver but I don't want to give myself the opportunity.
    I do strongly believe in protecting thyself and I really enjoy trap and rifle shooting. But I think my obnoxious mouth and non-firearm self-defense training could get me out of a situation.

  18. DaweGCF
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    When I started this thread, I never expected it to go on this long, nor did I expect people to start talking about actually having to draw a weapon while riding down the road. I'm more concerned with protection in places that I may be off my bike. I wear gloves all year long while riding, and wouldn't even be able to handle the P3AT I carry while riding with gloves on. It's been quite interesting to see people's reactions to this topic

  19. Rop123
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    As a firearm owner and one who is living in a part of the country where any possession of a firearm on one's person is a felony I choose to not risk either prison or legal bills. Call me "foolish" or a "potential victim" but the thought of being the "girlfriend" of some prisoner named "Bubba" just isn't my thing.

    So far, I've traveled all over the country and never had a problem......common sense gos a long way to avoid many situations.....or maybe I'm just lucky.

    Just my 2 cents.

  20. Shebhertezz
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    I live in Canada and don't need a gun (plus it's highly illegal). People here are too nice to shoot each other. Well..OK...there's the odd maniac or two...but most of them head south...

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