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Old 07-27-2011, 08:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Pistol packing and riding

I ride my bike to work, about 6 miles and ride home at midnight. I have to ride through some very sketchy areas in Dallas and was wondering how y'all carry a gun while riding. I was thinking of a triangular shaped pouch on the front "y" section near the headpost. Any other suggestions?
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Old 07-27-2011, 11:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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How about on your hip.
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Old 07-28-2011, 08:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I carry in my camelback. It's not the most accesable, but its better than nothing.
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Old 07-28-2011, 09:28 AM   #4 (permalink)
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When I worked at the shipyards in San Diego Bay I rode my bike to and from work through an area with lots of drug/gang activity. Because this was a secure facility due to the fact we built naval ships firearms were a big no-no. I never had an issue except for police stoping me to check out what I was doing there in the middle of the night, which is alright with me considering the area.
When I go mountain biking, rock climbing,jeeping along the mexico border i sometime bring my little Sig Sauer 9mm with me in my camel back. It isn't that accessible but I really don't want to stand and fight. I'd rather run for hard cover and pop off a few rounds to detour them . That might sound pussy but I"d rather lose my jeep, bike, gear, wallet than risk a gunshot wound trying to defend them. If you get surounded by a bunch of hoodrats with bats and knives give up your wallet and your bike and run , it's not worth getting beat to death over.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:30 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How about on your hip.
I'm usually wearing basketball shorts, or athletic shorts while riding so no holster will support the weight of a pistol while constantly bouncing around. However it is only a small 380, but I have a fear that it will fall out of my pocket. I found a small pouch that fits right where I want it just below the main bar behind the head tube, and for only $20. And don't give me crap about a 380 being to small, most thugs are killed with 380's and 22's then any other pistol caliber.
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Old 07-28-2011, 12:46 PM   #6 (permalink)
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keep on your person as there's too much chance of being seperated from the bike

there's a few decent sport concealment holster makers out there designed to be worn under the shirt, quick access holsters with some sweat/moisture protection in the designs. They're made for runners so biking shouldn't be that big of a stretch.

I haven't purchased one yet and still pack in the camel-back when I carry.
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Old 07-30-2011, 12:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Look at a company called concealment t. http://www.concealmentt.com/technology.html
I wear a shoulder holster, vertical carry under my shirt.
Ankle holster, carries alot of risk on a bike, but still a form of concealment
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Old 08-06-2011, 01:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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http://www.smartcarry.com/

I don't use these, but seems like it would be perfect for basketball shorts since you can just reach in and grab it without having to undo a button or anything. Keep the gun on you, not on the bike or when you need it it won't be accessible.
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I've frequently carried a little Beretta .25 auto in the pockets on the back of a cycling jersey. It'd be a lot easier to access than a camelbak, etc....
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I carried a little 9mm for a while using a neopream "sport" holster when mountain bike commuting in New Mexico. Kept it in a similar position to that concealment shirt but over my jersey. It worked great, only ended up using the firearm on some wild dogs outside of Aztec NM.
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Old 08-09-2011, 08:13 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I had the same issue. Check out the carry underwear. Its easy to get to when wearing basketball shorts.

http://www.ccwsupply.biz/CarryVestsAndClothingPAGE.htm
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I prefer to carry on my person as well. If it's on my direct person, the chance of separation is slim to none and the time it takes me to protect my self is virtually nothing. If you don't wear pants or shorts that will support a hip carry, I would just recommend a shoulder holster of any sort you find most comfortable.

This isn't my style, but I know a few people who claim this to be a great way to carry if you're not interested in the shoulder/ side holsters.

http://www.cabelas.com/holsters-belt...:referralID=NA


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I've frequently carried a little Beretta .25 auto in the pockets on the back of a cycling jersey. It'd be a lot easier to access than a camelbak, etc....
I've got the Kel-tec and Ruger versions of the .380 auto... rediculous how small and light weight these things are getting... they fit in a dress shirt pocket. I wear a sling pack with a pocket on the front of the sling that would easily hold them (usually it's my mobile phone though I should carry more than I do probably)
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Center jersey pocket. Easy to draw with either hand.
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there's a few decent sport concealment holster makers out there designed to be worn under the shirt, quick access holsters with some sweat/moisture protection in the designs. They're made for runners so biking shouldn't be that big of a stretch.
Finally remembered the one I want to try. $35

www.pistolwear.com
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Old 09-28-2011, 09:06 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i had a small triangle bag that i stitched to the bottom of my backpack and had a heavy duty velcro close on it. it was a desert camo bag and so was the triangle pouch. i used a lanyard from the pistol to the inside of the pouch incase something were to happend and it came open. or i could ditch the bike, run, hide, whatever, and not worry about losing it.
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I work second shift as well and have thought about carrying while riding. I need to get my concealed license first though. Do you have one?
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Get some bear spray - But seriously Texas I think You can carry open in the streets right ?
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Old 12-11-2011, 07:52 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Ask this guy.. he seems to have it figured out:


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I need to figure out a solution for this while mtn biking. It seems my usual riding area is a hot spot for mtn lions.
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I need to figure out a solution for this while mtn biking. It seems my usual riding area is a hot spot for mtn lions.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:58 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Belly band of some sort would work. Stash your gun on one side, spare mag/wallet/cellphone on the other. A few different manf. have them. Galco's is the belly band.

Another option is the 5.11 holster shirt under whatever shirt you are wearing. Recent review by DRM in OSR. Chister did a video review of his a while back.

Maxpedition and a few other manf. produce single strap backpacks designed to easily spin around your body to access a holster compartment.

Might ask this question in OSR as well.
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I know Camelback makes packs for the military; do any of them offer a padded waist strap that could provide a (semi) concealed carry location closer to the hip?
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Old 04-29-2012, 05:58 PM   #25 (permalink)
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i use a inside the pants holster with my .38special snub nose, works great from my mtbs to riding down in the drops on road bikes.
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