Motorcycles and CCW

Motorcycles and CCW

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    Motorcycles and CCW

    How many of you carry while riding and what is your preferred carry method?

    I recently started riding but rarely carry while on my bike. The main reason is my normal OWB holster at 3:30 doesn't conceal too well with my Tourmaster riding jacket.

    Is anyone else concerned that if you end up taking a spill and lose consciousness that the first person who comes to you has access to your CCW with one in the pipe?

    Just want to know your thoughts and opinions on this.
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    Since I am still awaiting my permit, I take it out and put it into the Rear Rack bag I have that has as lock. A Boss Trunk bag to be specific. I don't anticipate any problem with it under my Jacket later on. If I do then I will be pocketing the Seecamp and keeping the G27 in the side bag while in motion.

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    Orbit greetings. I dont know what type of bike you ride, but I put more miles on my Hog that I do my truck. I always carry, and the following are the best ways I have found. Getting to my gun while on my bike became very important one day when a dog decided to attack my daughter and I while stuck in traffic at a stop sign. I couldnt reach my ITP holster under my leather jacket and thus was left to burying a knife in it. So its not always a two leg threat while riding.

    During the months I wear my leather coat, I typically carry my primary weapon in an ITP holster, AND a 38 snubby in a left hand ITP holster which I clip into the left inside pocket of my jacket. This allows me to easily reach in with my right hand and pull it out and use it without much effort or any unzipping.

    In warmer months I carry ITP under a t-shirt and my vest and remember to tuck my t-shirt under my azz when I sit down to keep it from flapping up at speeds.

    Another option on long trips is using a magnetic tank back to hold the weapon, but I am not a fan of off body carry.

    I also use a weapon in a horizontal shoulder rig under a sleveless shirt worn over a t-shirt (the rig needs to match the color of the shirt) and leave a few buttons undone.

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    I always have mine when riding. I have two weapons, the first is a Glock 30, I carry IWB about 4:30. I usually tuck my outer shirt under my belt near the pistol. This keeps my shirt from blowing up. I also carry a S&W 638 in my pocket when the G30 does not work with my dress. It is rarely a problem and disappears completely....

    As to someone finding my weapon after a spill, to me that is no different than any other situation. If you wrecked a car, the same thing could happen, maybe not as easily, but it could.

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    Mine is as normal - OWB when on my VTX. Even if I have the leather jacket on I will have my vest on under that - which keeps cover good. I also have a small backrest and this keep clothes from flapping or blowing up much at all.

    I am like most, concerned of problems if I come off but like Fed - I do not favor off body - other than maybe for a BUG. I'll take my chances and stick with my normal mode - it has worked well for a good many years.

    Access is not as good as normal but the good situational aweness needed to survive on 2 wheels should hopefully allow alarm bells to ring in time to act should it be needed - albeit when stationary!!!
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    I ride a 2007 Suzuki Boulevard S50 - a lightweight (454lbs) 805cc cruiser, so I sit upright and easily flatfoot at stops (99% of stops only my left foot goes down).
    One thing with being a novice rider is that I'm still getting used to not being able to see my pockets, jacket zipper etc as I wear a full face helmet. Everything has to be by feel and so having to fumble for a zipper - especially with winter gloves on - is something I need to practice to overcome.
    I guess I don't anticipate needing my CCW while actually on the bike although your dog experience worries me a little!
    I may find a good ITP holster or maybe a shoulder rig - my Glock 19 may be too big to fir in the pockets of my riding jacket.

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    In my tank bag....

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    This very topic came up on a motorcycle forum I subscribe to. Funny, it's a mixed crowd of Conservatives and Liberals there but that thread has endured; 23 pages, 330 responses and viewed 6200 times. 99% of the comments are in favor of carry.
    If it ever thaws out around here and I can get back in the saddle I figure I'll pocket carry in my jacket or vest.

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    Orbit, check the inside pockets of your jacket/vest (if you wear one) I have stuffed my Glock 19/Sig 229 and 38 J Frame into them in an ITP holster from Uncle Mikes (the only time I use their ITP holsters) made for use of my weak hand. I'm right handed and a r/h ITP dosent work in the left coat pocket.
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    I carry strong side, OWB. Using either a leather vest or leather coat.
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    Always Armed...

    When on my Harley Electra Glide...my Kimber Ultra CDP II is either in my IWB strong side for warm weather...or when it gets really cold down here (45-55' ) I use my Fist shoulder holster under a leather jacket.

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    I just strap my 500 to the bike. Actually I carry a Para Slim Hawg 1911 in a UBG striker IWB

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    I carry my para 7.45 IWB on my strong side (my right side) because I figure if I really need to use it I will most likely not be in motion. However, I will be going OWB this season for comfort reasons.

    Interesting story about the dog 'fed wif a sig', I too have had problems with dogs while riding. Once stuck in traffic and once at a gravel covered dead end road (couldn't turn around cause of the mutt). I do believe your pair is larger than mine though, killing it with your knife and all.
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    I carry my full-size 1911 in my tank bag or OWB in a Galco SOB. I ride a Buell XB12X.



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    before I sold my bike, I carried the same way while riding as while walking. The gun was a bit less accessible under the jacket, but I could still get to it. I considered investing in a leather holster that I could sew inside my jacket for a high cross-draw, but never followed through on that. When I buy another bike, I'll probably look into it again.

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