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Backpacking Holster?

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by xVern, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. xVern

    xVern Silverdale, wa Member

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    So i just bought a Ruger Security Six as my backpacking gun. It just hit me that im not sure how i should holster it. I was thinking drop leg/thigh? I couldn't really find one for a short revolver like that.

    Anyone else use a short revolver for backpacking? where do you carry?
     
  2. John Gault

    John Gault clackamas county Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I use a small fanny pack that I securely strap between and around the straps and it sits right on my chest center. It's very easy to access and it looks very harmless. I can also store a couple other light items there. If I see someone or something coming my direction and it doesn't look right I just innocently start reaching in my fanny pack. Maybe I'll see you out on the trail.
    Open carry maybe in the way, way out back when I'm looking for cougar who are looking for me.
    Best luck.
     
  3. jbuck

    jbuck PNW Member

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    I like either a bandoleer or low riding 3 0'clock. Depending on how I am dressed and if I care if others know I can carrying

    I never liked the drop leg style, gets to sweaty and I need the fellas to be able to breath.
     
  4. mjn

    mjn Tri-Cities, Wa Active Member

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    Just put it in a place that is easily accessable. Nothing else matters.
     
  5. Sun195

    Sun195 Pugetropolis, WA Well-Known Member

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  6. xVern

    xVern Silverdale, wa Member

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    I hate any extra weight on my chest, since a lot of my backpack's weight gets dispersed through that strap.

    I was thinking the same thing, but i feel like loose on the thigh and on the belt would be alright. 3 0'clock in a belt holster or just in your belt?

    Chest holster would be nice, but i dont know if i could hike 13+ hours with those straps around me plus the chest/waist/shoulder straps of my 40+lbs pack.
     
  7. RBar

    RBar Northwest Oregon Member

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    I have used the Wilderness Safepacker for the last 3 years while backpacking and been very happy with it. Gun goes in the Safepacker, Safepacker goes on my pack waistbelt, pack goes on me. It carries well, works in many different configurations, and just looks like another piece of the pack. Highly recommended.