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Roller Coaster Carry

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    Roller Coaster Carry

    I will be going to theme park that is not illegal for me to carry into. I have already checked multiple online forums and confirmed this, there are no searches of persons upon entering.

    My question for you is what option would you prefer for carrying for 10 plus hours per day for a week, I will be going on many roller coasters as well. Obviously the safety of the firearm staying holstered is most important, and comfort is second. I have already ruled out any waist carry.

    My two options:

    -Ruger LCP in a pocket holster in reasonably deep pockets, spare mag in weak hand pocket.

    or

    - Glock 26 with G19 spare mag in a smart carry holster.

    Im leaning towards the LCP as I will be at this park for a week and it will be hot, and this is a more comfortable option for me, but I would like to hear your opinions.

    Thanks in advance for your replies


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    I've never pocket carried or used the Smart Carry. Of your 2 options I would say pocket carry the LC9, although personally I'd prefer to have the GLOCK.

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    I wouldn't carry. I would go and have fun with family/friends and try to carry another means of self defense. I would be personally nervous about any ride that went upside down. I could just imagine that loud "clanking" noise as my gun comes out of my pants :what:

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    I'll side with Mattmann on this.

    I don't begrudge anyone who chooses to stay armed at all times, but there are certain activities where I view a firearm as more of a liability than an asset. I have plenty of other self-defense tools.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WHEC724 View Post
    I'll side with Mattmann on this.

    I don't begrudge anyone who chooses to stay armed at all times, but there are certain activities where I view a firearm as more of a liability than an asset. I have plenty of other self-defense tools.
    An honor to be sided with whec! :D

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    I wouldn't carry. I would go and have fun with family/friends and try to carry another means of self defense. I would be personally nervous about any ride that went upside down. I could just imagine that loud "clanking" noise as my gun comes out of my pants :what:

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    I third this IMO just too much could go wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    An honor to be sided with whec! :D

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    LOL. I sense sarcasm.
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    I've done both pocket carry and Smartcarry on roller coasters. No issues. BUT - I do NOT do the upside-down ones. No thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    I wouldn't carry. I would go and have fun with family/friends and try to carry another means of self defense. I would be personally nervous about any ride that went upside down. I could just imagine that loud "clanking" noise as my gun comes out of my pants :what:
    This.
    This might be one of those moments where, even though you can, it's probably not a good idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 10thmtn View Post
    I've done both pocket carry and Smartcarry on roller coasters. No issues. BUT - I do NOT do the upside-down ones. No thanks!
    no upside down ones for me either, no way, no how!

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    I have ridden many roller coasters & I can say no matter how well you think you have everything secured after you go upside down at those speeds etc there is a chance of things falling out you didn't intend to. I would hate to lose my weapon but even worse would hate my weapon to accidentally hurt someone.

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    Are there security lockers at the theme park? Carry before and after the ride and stow the gun when riding. But I would think that a good inside the pants holster would keep your handgun secure. When you're locked into the ride, couldn't you keep your hand on the outside of your pants on the top of the gun?
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    I ain't goin on no ride what can rip an LCP out of my jeans pocket!!!!!
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    what do you think of a fanny pack? keep it in my pocket when I enter, so it won't be noticed when security looks in the fanny pack, then put it in there at the restroom in the park?

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    I think this issue is over-thought. First, have you ridden these rides? The seats are barely wide enough for a 12 year old's hips and have big padded bolsters on the side to prevent you from moving side to side, and a big padded bar that locks down around your pelvic crease (lap) to keep your butt in the seat. If anything, you're only going to come away with bruised kidneys from having your piece slammed into your side a few times. With pocket carry, I doubt if you could even get that thing out of your pocket from a seated position in a roller coaster even if you wanted too. Also, I question the effectiveness of a holster that will release a gun that easily. If there was a vital issue with guns flying out at parks that allow them, do you think they continue to allow you to carry? How about you just cinch your belt down a little and enjoy the ride.
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