This is a discussion on Carrying and riding my motorcycle within the Open Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Have carried my 1911 in a Serpa on ocassion when riding. As of late I usually have my Ruger New Vaquero Stainless in a fast ...
Have carried my 1911 in a Serpa on ocassion when riding. As of late I usually have my Ruger New Vaquero Stainless in a fast draw rig with the hammer leather tightened up. I would also be wearing my Cowboy Fast Draw outfit. Sometimes with my "Duster" tail trailing in the wind. Still, as Aborigine mentioned "...invisible..." even at traffic stop lights.
I wear a protective mesh armor jacket, and my IWB conceals just fine under that. So I never give it another thought. But AZ is fine for OC, so if it prints or flashes then no big deal.
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I wear Rocket's "Alter ego" gear. For hot weather the jacket strips down to mesh below the shoulders. In 100+ weather I find it controls dehydration far better than riding in a t shirt, for long hot trips it is the way to go. I have ridden multiple days at 118 in the South West, and lived. Those arab nomads were onto something. I also wear the matching pants, they won't support IWB carry. Next jacket will have a mesh holster sewn inside, but no matter how you do it the idea of "concealed" means not flashing your weapon when pulling off gear at stops for food, gas, etc. I can do a shoulder rig, but it doesn't do you much good if it has to be under a shirt inside a jacket.
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I just finished a week in Utah where I opened carried alot because of the heat. I also do it here as long as I am not in Denver. Last year I went to Va. I opened carried in a lot of states crossing the country. Only one MWG call in Kanasas.
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If you all don't mind, I'd like to take this thread in a slightly different tangent?
Whether you OC or CC, can you riders tell me how you plan to use your sidearm WHILE riding, in the unfortunate event that it is necessary?
If you don't plan or need to use it while riding, then what is your alternate plan?
What I'm getting at is for those of us who ride, our hands are tied up operating the bike, therefore, it is highly unlikely that you will have the opportunity to clear leather/aim/shoot/reholster even if it was necessary AND still maintain operational control of your scooter.
Are there any experienced cycle-LEO who ride/rode as part of your job? If so, how were you trained in such matters?
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I carry concealed IWB ... no problem with any gun I might carry. I also carry in a vest with an inside pocket area specifically made for a gun (j-frame or Kahr CW9 in that case). If this open carry in Wichita becomes legal, I may also open carry at times.
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Right off hand I can not think of any occasion where I would use my firearm while riding. I would probably use my riding ability as a way to hopefully escape instead. Would there be a case where a firearm would be a first choice over escape while riding?
While I have friends that are Motor Officers I never wanted to ride a bike on the job.
My plan is around my gear. I wear riding jeans (draggin Jeans) that are Kevlar lined. My boots are tall, near cowboy boot height. A dog should not bite through that. My fear is the dog trying to pull you from the bike or get under a wheel and cause a crash. I have OC clipped to the outside of the tank bag so off with a glove and OC spray away.
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I carry IWB as I usually do everywhere else when I'm out on my bike. I did notice that a crotch rocket requires my shirt to be tucked in or else it becomes open carry, although I don't ride one of those regularly. I do have one in the garage that I've been meaning to sell.
IF someone were trying to take out your "cage" while carrying would it not be simpler just to disengage and flee. I think the same would apply to riding, even more so. Only if backed into a corner would defense by firearm become necessary. Of course, in a cage you have some concealement and cover available if you can position yourself. You would need to find that in the local environment if you dismount your ride.
I think shootouts while riding or driving only apply to movies and the occassional gang activity.