How do you carry while riding an ATV?

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    I wear the same if I'm horseback or 'working' in the woods, etc, etc. OWB holster w/thumb break, about 4o'clock.

    Any extra retention is needed while 'bouncing' around on the 4-wheelers.

    BearCats sholder holster is a good choice too.
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    I usually carry the same as any other day, SuperTuck at 4:30. Sometimes in my shoulder holster (under my shirt) to help with keeping the dust out.
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    Carrying while riding an ATV is the only time I use a holster with a retention thumb break. I dont want to find out that I've lost my weapon 20 miles down the trail. My gun gets dusty while riding and I wipe it clean after the ride. Once home, I give it a thorough cleaning before carrying again.
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    i would carry OWB in a serpa just like when i ride a bike
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    Me and my buddy keep our guns in our ATV's 'trunks' on the front, fairly easy and quick to get into. Our ATV rides are a bit more... reckless than most. We have found that when one falls off of the ATV, the gun helps cause further injury, not to mention the off chance we smash it against a rock. So for the simple reason of not wanting to damage our guns or get a nice gun-shaped bruise on our hips, the trunk works just fine.
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    i wear mine IWB, so the shirt covers the dust, and check to make sure its still riding good every once and a while. never have had a problem with it..

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    Blackhawk serpa works great for my .40.

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    I sold my 4-wheeler a few years ago, but when I did ride, I used an western style cross draw holster with a Ruger 44 mag... We leased 5,000 acres, so I did not have to worry about open carry.

    Today I do more backcountry bicycling, in state wildlife management property. For it I purchased a Bianchi military style holster and belt for my Glock 17.





    Donít know if it qualifies as concealed, so I leave my t-shirt un tucked

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    Usually when I carry while riding a 4wheeler it is out at our deer lease, which is mostly rock and therefore extremely bouncy. For a handgun I use either my Makarov in the original military full-flap holster, or a snub .357 in an uncle mike's with a retention strap. However, I usually just take my Marlin rifle and put it into a set of alligator-clip style holders on the front rack (5 rds of 444 Marlin > any handgun )

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    I carry ... and own two ATVs. Buy a good quality leather holster from a reputable craftsman, and wear it on a belt specifically made for carry - wildnerness instructor belt (nylon) or one made by a holster craftsman.

    I have no problems with retention while driving, tipping over, whatever. Just make sure that you never carry in anything that has the words "uncle" or "mike" on it.

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    Handgun in chest holster & Winchester 94 in scabbard on the ATV.
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    There is one other chest that Clint Smith Thunder Ranch OR formerly TX, had made. I will post later if I remember the name.

    In WY (COLO) if ATV / Horse ride in winter time have snow, cold (sub zero), etc to deal with - protect the gun and gun access two important topics to deal twith - clothing is an obstacle - so prefer chest over belt for handgun - wear under outer clothing to protect - choose clothing (prefer outer being heavy weight insulated waterproof coveralls with big quality zippered front access) based on access to chest therefore handgun ( real wet weather top layer being Goretex Pants and Coat)

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    ATV carry

    For agressive riding that produces a lot of bouncing I have found that IWB holds a heavy gun the best. I use a Crossbreed SuperTuck for my XD45. An untucked shirt helps with the dust issue. So does riding far enough back.

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