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Holsters for Horseback Riding

This is a discussion on Holsters for Horseback Riding within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I know nobody ever plans on taking a spill, but if you land on your back with that chunk of metal there you're pretty much ...

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    I know nobody ever plans on taking a spill, but if you land on your back with that chunk of metal there you're pretty much screwed.
    I'd consider some type of crossdraw rig.


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    Riding is one of the few times I carry at 4 o'clock. I usually carry my snubbie revolver outside the waistband at 3-4 o'clock depending on what saddle/cantle-bag, etc. I have also carried my kahr at 2:30-3:00 IWB, but it would be nearly impossible to draw properly on horseback. I would NOT carry in the small of the back when on a horse. Have known many who trail ride to carry in shoulder holsters, have not tried it myself to attest to comfort.

    have always thought a thigh holster would be a good option on horseback, never tried carrying a gun there, but have carried other things there before I got my cantle bag.

    what not to do:
    1) carry in saddle pad pockets/saddle bags, etc
    2) carry near your spine while mounted
    3) carry on your body any gun that is at higher risk of discharging when "dropped" with force (in this case, better to carry in saddle pad or bags)- this is why I usually choose my snubbie over my other options
    4) carry in a position that will give you blisters when combined with sweat and motion
    5) carry in a position that prevents you folding down on your horse, i.e. galloping in 2-point, ducking low limbs, jumping, tightening your girth from the saddle

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    Thumbs up An excuse for a new gun!

    That looks like an Arabian in your Avatar? Yours?

    Please DO NOT do SOB over your spine in case you get bucked off unless you don't like walking.
    I know nobody ever plans on taking a spill, but if you land on your back with that chunk of metal there you're pretty much screwed.
    carry near your spine while mounted
    Yep yep and yep! Protect that spine!

    Have a good ride!

    Of course the revolver feels just right when riding a horse
    Yes, a Revolver for horseback riding is the ticket!
    Woo Hoo! Maybe my dear wife will consider that a valid reason for me to get that 44 Mag Ruger Super Redhawk. He he he.........


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    Yes, I agree no SOB, but I will try 4:00. Thanks for the great advice everyone!

    Yes, the Atavar is my Arabian/Appaloosa. He's a good boy. It's great knowing so many other people ride and carry. Seems like a natural thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gypsytt View Post
    Yes, I agree no SOB, but I will try 4:00. Thanks for the great advice everyone!

    Yes, the Atavar is my Arabian/Appaloosa. He's a good boy. It's great knowing so many other people ride and carry. Seems like a natural thing.
    Does he have Arabian brain? Or is he more Appaloosa mellow?

    I like the Arabian/Appaloosa cross personally.


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    I have a cheap Uncle Mikes to use while horseback riding. The fact that it has a thumb break was a comfort to me because it always felt like the gun was going to fall out of the MTAC while running hard...

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    I like the Bianchi Cyclone for carrying aboard a horse. It can be used either crossdraw or strong side. Concealment requires an ample cover garment.
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