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Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by WestKentucky, Feb 17, 2014.

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  1. WestKentucky

    WestKentucky Member

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    Anybody make one? Maybe for a jframe sized gun or similarly sized auto? I know from experience a homemade one was comfy on dirt and street bikes, and anything around the waist that's concealed...is dangerous as it tends to work its way loose. I prefer not to open carry, but I may have to, or carry in a tank bag.
     
  2. rcmodel

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    You mean like a harness system that holds a gun up high behind your shoulders where you can reach it over your shoulder?

    If so?
    That is a VERY bad idea!!!!
    Especially for motorcycle riding.

    If you fall and land on it hard, it is almost a guaranteed broken neck or paralyzing spine injury.

    Please rethink this idea.

    rc
     
  3. JTQ

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    "I'm a doctor, I can fix that hump on your back."

    "What hump?"
     
  4. judgedelta

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    perhaps a chest rig? simply rugged and lots of others make them. put a vest over it...
     
  5. 32_d3gr33s

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    Wow. Don't carry around your spine when on a bike. That's just asking to be paralized. Get a shoulder rig for under your jacket. Or get a new iwb holster. If your guns are working themselves loose, I think you should try a different holster.
     
  6. The Lone Haranguer

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    Personally, for motorcycle riding, this is what I would do. You don't want hard objects on your body in case of a crash. When you get off the bike you will need to transfer the gun to your person, of course. With a little ingenuity you can find a way to do this discreetly.
     
  7. TRX

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    I'd go for conventional IWB/OWB waistband carry, or maybe a "tanker" rig that holds it across your stomach. I'd try to keep the gun within the "soft tissue" areas away from bones.

    A tailbag or tank bag have the usual "off the body" issues; leaving the gun unattended unless you bring the bag with you when you eat, hit the rest room, or refuel.

    I guess you could put the gun in a Crown Royal bag and move it from the tank bag to your pocket and back, but it'd be more hassle than just OWB.
     
  8. Mr.510

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    I carry my XD45C in a Comp-Tac MTAC IWB on my street bike and it never moves or tries to work it's way out of the holster. If I still had my dual sport I'd probably seek an IWB holster with a retention strap or release as I could see the gun working it's way out of the holster on gravel road washboards and the like. When I was a snowmobiler I carried in a shoulder rig as that's the only place with any real access when wearing bib pants and a jacket. I tried that on a dirt bike for a while and bruised my ribs in a fall. My current opinion is that the safest place to carry concealed on a bike is IWB around 4 O'clock. Your hip and butt are pretty tough as far as landing on the gun, and a quality hybrid holster is pretty flat and smooth on the inside, even when you land on it. I think a full sweat shield is an absolute necessity to keep the rear sight, hammer, or back corner of the slide from ripping you open in a tumbling fall. I personally won't carry 'off-body' so a tank bag is out of the question.
     
  9. hartcreek

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    First off the original poster does not state what kind of riding he is doing. I ride off road and on and how I carry is quite different when I am on the street on my 67 Triumph verses the dirt on my 66 Bultaco.

    If the OP is using off road body armor when he rides then he really has a problem packing. So OP what is your riding style?
     
  10. Strahley

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    I used to just carry a TCP in a pocket holster but I'd like to go bigger this year. Been thinking about going with a messenger bag of sorts, maybe you could look into something like that? I too am worried about what would happen if I went down and landed on a chunky metal slide
     
  11. Water-Man

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    I rode for over forty years and a shoulder holster worked best for me.

    I might add that I wore a leather vest or jacket to cover it.
     
  12. hartcreek

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    West Kentucky how are you riding? I can take a photo of the inside pocket of the vest that I made for street riding.
     
  13. USAF_Vet

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    Duct tape. Hey, it worked in Die Hard.
     
  14. DT Guy

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    Having tumbled both street and dirt bikes many times, I would not attach something hard to my person while riding, period. It's just one more thing to hurt you if you hit the ground, IMHO. Having said that, a shoulder rig probably offers the least opportunity for serious injury of all the on-body carry methods.

    Tank bag is my preference. When I start rolling on pavement, I'm counting on gear to save my life that is made of leather and carbon fiber, not steel.


    Larry
     
  15. Double Naught Spy

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    No. An IWB thumb break won't allow the gun to work loose.
     
  16. kd7nqb

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    When I ride I use a dragon leatherowrks talon OWB holster for street riding its perfect.

    I would call or email Dennis at dragon leatherowrks. Not only is he a great holster maker but is also a avid motorcycle rider including the fact that he does the 1000mile in 24hr iron butt rides.

    He might be just the guy to talk to about options.
     
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