Another motorcycle carry question

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    Another motorcycle carry question

    I am in the process of looking for a used motorcycle. Now I got to thinking while watching some bikers going down the freeway tonight on my way home from work. Do those of you that carry while riding prefer holsters that have some sort of retention device or not? When I say retention I am thinking like thumb breaks and that sort of thing.
    Mike
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    Mine rides in and inside pocket with a snap strap on it. Good for retention. In winter when I wear my other jacket I'll use my regular carry rig. OWB no strap. I ride a cruiser, so I'm not all crouched over though.

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    I don't ride but this looks like it might fit the bill...

    http://www.survivalsheath.com/holsters/odraider.htm

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    I stick to normal EDC - OWB. I have usually got my vest on and sometimes over that, the leather jacket. I know a fall on the gun would not be pleasant but - it's what I stick with.

    I have no retention strap.
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    I ride and carry daily. I use a Milt Sparks Versa Max II under either a vest or jacket depending on the temperature.
    Never had a problem with it, but I ride an Electraglide. I would expect that it would not work on a sportbike without printing.
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    Depending on attire

    I tend to use a fanny pack for the PCW and zippered pocket for the BUG with knife in the boot.

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    Another rider here. IWB w/a Kahr P9 or pocket carry a J frame .38. The way I figure it, if I dump it's going to hurt no matter what!

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    PS forgot to mention, I ride a cruiser also with Mustang Seat w/Backrest so I have to wear my IWB about 3:15. Much further back and it's pressed against the backrest. My First Gear jacket has perfect pockets w/zippers that I use for the .38 so retention is perfect there....

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    So I am gathering that all of you feel that retention of the holsters is sufficient. I am using K&D holsters so the pistols are very secure. I was just curious how everyone felt on the issue.
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    Mike 1:
    I also have a K&D IWB for my HK USP. I use this with a vest when I ride. Never had any trouble. When I'm going to work, I use a fanny pack because I have to remove the gun before entering the premises. I can do this with a fanny pack without exposing the weapon. Never had a problem with this rig either. Both work fine for me.

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    Food for thought:

    I saw a guy on the highway a while back who was carrying in the SOB position with a IWB-like holster...

    His shirt had some un-tucked, so bewteen his jacket and his shirt flapping in the wind, he was advertising to everyone that he had a Hi-Power Compact...

    I tried to catch up to him and planned on a subtle "your gun is showing" gesture, but it wasn't safe int he traffic.

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    I keep a taurus 85 ultralite in a De Santis nemesis pocket holster in my pocket while riding. Riding in the winter will be a different story.
    " Refuse to be a victim, make sure there is a round chambered ! "

    Just call me a pessimistic optimist !

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    I ride an H-D Ultra, so not too much bending forward. I ride with the same carry rig I normally use, not much different from sitting in a chair. LOL, guess that's an advantage to riding a 'Geezer-Glide' !!!

    All my OWB pancake style holsters have the thumbreak, that's just personal preference. I just happen to prefer the thumbreak strap between the cocked hammer and the pistol as another safety option with my 1911.

    Depending on your riding style (leathers or not) here is an option that a few of my riding buddies use:

    http://coronadoleather.com/

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    I carry normally, IWB. Doesn't matter what I ride or drive: motorcycle, trail bike, bicycle, Blazer, car, whatever. IWB all the time. If my jacket comes up and exposes my gun whooptie freaking doo. Open carry is legal in MI and if someone has a problem with me carrying firearm that is their deal. I am doing nothing illegal and they need to get over it. Especially the yuppie liberal IL tourists that come up here.
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    front right pocket of my jacket.

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    I donít need a retention strap, but my scooter only goes 45mph

    What I really want is a left-handed throtel

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