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View Poll Results: How are YOU carrying while riding?

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  • Off body-Tank Bag/Backpack

    2 3.57%
  • Shoulder Holster

    3 5.36%
  • Drop Leg Holster

    1 1.79%
  • Outside the Waistband > 3 o'clock

    25 44.64%
  • Bike Mounted Holster

    1 1.79%
  • Other

    28 50.00%
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  1. #11
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    Default Re: Motorcycle Riders Only - Really, Don't Click if you Don't Ride

    I ride a HD and the seating position is very upright. When going on long rides the pistol phone and mag all go in a tank bag. Normal everyday and the pistol will be in a Serpa at the 3 o clock position. This has worked for many years without any problems. Taking off the holster is more for comfort and not for crashing. If I crash my concern would be for a passenger (if any) and then myself.


    Even if your gun can be seen while on your bike it is still by law considered concealed. A motorcycle is a vehicle and all LTCF rules apply.
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    Default Re: Motorcycle Riders Only - Really, Don't Click if you Don't Ride

    I carry owb in a leather holster, now with thumb break retention. I crashed last year and didn't have a retention holster but never lost the gun, I did remove it before going into the hospital though.

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    Default Re: Motorcycle Riders Only - Really, Don't Click if you Don't Ride

    My current street bikes are a Moto Guzzi Griso and a Honda NT700.
    I wear an Aerostich one-piece Roadcrafter suit when I ride.
    With that; carrying on my waist is not really practical.
    Not only does the Aerostich not have belt loops to hold my carry rig securely.
    But the Aerostich is so binding that I could not actually draw my weapon in any sort of efficient manor from my hip.

    So now my carry rig is a drop leg holster.
    Specifically a Blackhawk Serpa Level 3 Tactical holster,
    with Blackhawk double mag case and Weapon is M&P 9mm.

    While this drop leg holster does have two cons.
    • I can not draw when my foot is on the motorcycle's footpeg. My leg has to be straight.
    • While I do not buy into the thought process that the Blackhawk Serpa holster's design will cause you to shoot yourself in the thigh when drawing.
      I do believe that IF I were to ever crash and slide down the road on the holster. It is very possible that could cause the holster's release mechanism to become inoperable.


    I believe it pros out weight it's cons. The two biggest are:
    • It's more secure than wearing the equivalent holster on my hip.
    • It's less likely to cause major injury to me if I crash.



    I've tried drawing from this holster a few times while wearing my street gloves.
    I was satisfied enough that I could do it. So i have not developed a routine regularly practicing.
    I should note that my street gloves are not very bulky.
    Last edited by ett; July 9th, 2018 at 09:51 PM. Reason: typo
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    Default Re: Motorcycle Riders Only - Really, Don't Click if you Don't Ride

    Chest carry. try it, do it, live it, you won't go back.

    Seriously.

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    Default Re: Motorcycle Riders Only - Really, Don't Click if you Don't Ride

    Right now, I have an old Police Kiwi.
    Over the years I had on old HD serivcar trike, Triumph thunderbird, pre K Honda 750 (with and without a sidecar), Honda CX500 (with and without a sidecar).
    Rode HD's with the city of 15 years, stating with OLD tank shifts.
    Carried inside the waistband, 3 oclock.
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    Default Re: Motorcycle Riders Only - Really, Don't Click if you Don't Ride

    Could never figure out if I wanted to be unable to use the throttle and front brake with gun in right hand, or unable to use the clutch with gun in left hand. Figured neither would work to my advantage. Also can't think of a scenario where I would be reaching for a gun over out-maneuvering the threat.

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    Default Re: Motorcycle Riders Only - Really, Don't Click if you Don't Ride

    Harley ex-Police Roadking. Most of the time , I carry a Kel-Tec .380 in my back pocket under a folded bandanna. If it's cool enough for a jacket , I'll have a .380 , .38 snub or small 9mm (Firestar) in my side jacket pocket.
    Last edited by abner13; July 11th, 2018 at 05:52 AM.
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    Default Re: Motorcycle Riders Only - Really, Don't Click if you Don't Ride

    Riding a Harley Sportster here. I'll ride OWB at 3 o'clock or sometimes I slip my LCP in the inner pocket of my leather vest. The vest pockets are designed for concealed carry and have closures for retention. During warm weather I wear fingerless gloves.
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    Default Re: Motorcycle Riders Only - Really, Don't Click if you Don't Ride

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    Could never figure out if I wanted to be unable to use the throttle and front brake with gun in right hand, or unable to use the clutch with gun in left hand. Figured neither would work to my advantage. Also can't think of a scenario where I would be reaching for a gun over out-maneuvering the threat.

    2005 Yamaha V-Star 1100 Classic.
    You need to get a pre'53 Indian with the left hand throttle, rumor on the street says Indian did this to attract LEO and Military sales , although it probably has more to do with their clutch,brake and ignition timing set ups

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    Default Re: Motorcycle Riders Only - Really, Don't Click if you Don't Ride

    I carry at the 3 O'clock as usual.
    I firmly believe that if I carry OWB I have a secondary retention like a thumb break. For my 45 I have a high riding OWB Safari Land
    I also prefer the secondary retention while riding.. I always have nightmares about arriving somewhere and finding my holster either missing or empty from squirming around on the bike
    (yes I use quality holsters.. no one has never worked loose.. just the thought freaks me out because 1. Positions changes so frequently 2. no safety net, Not in a cage so if it comes out it is gone

    I'm interested in:
    1.What are you riding/carrying? Harley Road Glide Ultra / Taurus 24/7 9mm or Sig TACOPS 45 with Safari Land OWB
    2.Why did you end up with that method of carry? Because I always carry at the 3 position
    3.What compromises did you end up making to carry? None
    Last edited by Parrisk; July 10th, 2018 at 10:20 AM.
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