This is a discussion on Packing on the Beach within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Seems to me that a fanny pack is the only real option here. Or one of those pack safes from Center of Mass. Anyone have ...
Seems to me that a fanny pack is the only real option here. Or one of those pack safes from Center of Mass.
Anyone have some creative ways to ccw on the beach?
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Easy for me. The Pacific NW coast is usually cold.
I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.
Get a smartcarry or thunderware. Fanny packs are good, but unless your wearing black socks with sandals to blend in with the tourists, they just scream "gun".
I leave the Kimber in the car (parked in view on the beach), and use the P-3AT in a Fist kydex pocket holster for the swimsuit on the beach chairs.
Swimming is not a problem as I'm dead set against feeding the sharks.
Stay armed...use sunscreen...stay safe!
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Why not use a thigh rig and carry openly, I bet you get the best spot on the beach.
My question to add to this is, if you conceal at the beach, what do you do if you want to go in? I suppose you could transfer it to your spouse and take a dip.
"Don't hit a man if you can possibly avoid it; but if you do hit him, put him to sleep." - Theodore Roosevelt
Just tuck it into the front of your suit. Preferably not a speedo.
Speak softly, and carry a big stick.
I use a fanny pack or a belly band and I dont go into the water above my knee's. I dont like to feed the sharks either......
I think that the fanny pack only screams, "Gun" to those of us who know about such things. The average person gives it no thought. A lot of people carry fanny packs that do not have guns in them.
A small gun like the KTs fits in a very small fanny pack, and most of us would not recognize it or at least not be very sure it held a gun.
I think we are are overly concerned about such things. But some don't care if they print.
The fanny pack and small gun seem to be the best choice if one is determined to be armed on the beach.
A very valid question to which I have no answer, never even thought of it. I know in Hawaii you can legally have a dive knife strapped to your leg, which is a decent defense.
I'd skip the speedo, and make sure whatever firearm you are carrying has a very good finish, because being by the ocean will rust the metal pretty quick.
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I have a pair of swim shorts with a zippered pocket. I think I got them at Walmart of all places.
Perfect for Ruger LCP in a nemesis pocket holster then placed in zip-lock baggies if you really plan on swimming. Also perfect for canoe and float trips.
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On Spring Break in PCB, I carried my 1911 5", a Glock 17, and an NAA 22LR on the beach... at the same time, IWB. I fail to see the problem.
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